RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 248
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 248

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

The UFC is back in Vegas on Saturday with two belts on the line. The electrifying Israel Adesanya will make his first title defense against the most capable wrestler he's faced to date, while former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to reclaim her gold.

As a reminder, these are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's 248 Preview or tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Israel Adesanya (-260) vs.
Yoel Romero (+220)

Middlweight
Championship

AdesanyaRomeroRomero

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (+150) vs.

Weili Zhang (-170)

Women's

Strawweight
Championship

ZhangJedrzejczykJedrzejczyk

Beneil Dariush (-165) vs.

Drakkar Klose (+145)

Lightweight

DariushDariushDariush

Neil Magny (+160) vs.

Li Jingliang (-185)

Welterweight

JingliangMagnyJingliang

Alex Oliveira (-145) vs.

Max Griffin (+125)

Welterweight

OliveiraOliveiraGriffin
UFC 248 RECORD 4-13-21-4
2020 RECORD 11-39-55-9
2020 PERCENTAGE .786.667.357
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  145-84142-87 113-87
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .633.620.565

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Israel Adesanya (-260) vs.
Yoel Romero (+220)

Middlweight
Championship

RomeroAdesanya

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (+150) vs.

Weili Zhang (-170)

Women's

Straweight
Championship

ZhangJedrzejczyk

Beneil Dariush (-165) vs.

Drakkar Klose (+145)

Lightweight

KloseDariush

Neil Magny (+160) vs.

Li Jingliang (-185)

Welterweight

JingliangJingliang

Alex Oliveira (-145) vs.

Max Griffin (+125)

Welterweight

OliveiraOliveira
UFC 248 RECORD 2-33-2
2020 RECORD 10-410-4
2020 PERCENTAGE .714.714
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 71-4774-44
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .602.627

THE TEAM

Jon Litterine: RotoWire lead MMA beat writer and scribe for our weekly DrafKings preview. Lead analyst on the RotoWire MMA Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JonLitterine.

Jake Letarski: RotoWire.com Operations Manager, plus MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @RotoJake.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. For RotoWire, he contributes as a fight recap writer and handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as DFS Baseball, and MMA fight recaps. Follow him on Twitter at @RealChrisOlson.

Joe "SunTszu": Known more commonly by his Twitter handle @SunTszu, Joe is a Hedge Fund Executive by day and high-volume DFS player by night. He is a 2x "Bracket Challenge" & "Gotham qualifier, who is currently ranked 4th in DFS MMA. You can also find him as one of the original contributors of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He is also a co-creator of the "Creating Alpha in DFS" podcast.

@theDFSniper: @theDFSniper is the host and lead instigator of "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," a DFS-centric video breakdown. He also appears on the LoudMouth MMA podcast and contributes soccer content to DFS Army.

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Jake Letarski
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