MMA | Must-Have | 10/7/17

For this fight card, we finally get the fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg that was cancelled last month, and a few fights that will be a proving ground for up-and-coming young fighters that the MMA community is excited about. We feel very strongly about our Must-Have for this event, as well as a few plays that will be a big asset to your lineups and our favorite bets, all of which will be featured in the DFIU article.


Demetrious Johnson (DK: $9,700): This is honestly one of the easiest Must-Haves that we have ever done here at DFI. Mighty Mouse is going for his record-breaking title defense versus a fighter in Ray Borg that is far inferior in every aspect. Johnson lands an average of 3.49 strikes per minute and gets hit with the low rate of 1.71 per minute whereas Borg has the much lower output of 1.51 strikes per minute while only being hit with 1.71 strikes per minute. Both fighters have a high volume of takedowns with Johnson registering 3.49 per fight and Borg getting 3.16 per fight. Johnson stops 64% of takedowns and Borg defends 60%. While the metrics appear to be very similar with the exception of the offensive striking output, the intangibles are vastly different. Johnson is a very hard fighter to submit and has earned his metrics versus the top 125-pound fighters in the world. We look for Johnson to control this fight from the very beginning and eventually earn a stoppage victory in the middle rounds.


We are pleased to announce that the bets for all MMA events will now be posted in the DFIU War Room. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and head over to the DFIU MMA War Room and let the money roll in.


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