RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 264

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 264

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Conor McGregor looks to bounce back from defeat to take the trilogy against Dustin Poirier and likely a title shot along with it. See how the RotoWire MMA team believes the main card will shake out.

As a reminder, the following selections are purely picks. If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights, check out the MMA Mashup from Chris Olson (coming soon!) or a DraftKings preview courtesy of Jon Litterine.

Also, don't forget to tune into Fight IQ live Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST on the RotoWire Youtube Channel, where Chris, Joe and Shaun will break down the card from top to bottom, featuring a more in-depth look at the selections below.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
Conor McGregor (-130) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+110)

Lightweight

McGregorPoirier Poirier
Gilbert Burns (+135) vs.
Stephen Thompson (-155)

Welterweight

BurnsBurns Thompson
Greg Hardy (+110) vs.
Tai Tuivasa (-130)

Heavyweight

TuivasaTuivasaTuivasa
Irene Aldana (-115) vs.
Yana Kunitskaya (-105)

Women's
Bantamweight

Kunitskaya KunitskayaKunitskaya
Sean O'Malley (-850) vs.
Kris Moutinho (+575)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'MalleyO'Malley
     
UFC 264 RECORD 3-24-13-2
2021 RECORD 20-1726-1119-18
2021 PERCENTAGE .541.703.514
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  190-116193-113 155-118
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .621.631.568

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

Conor McGregor (-130) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+110)

Lightweight

 McGregor Poirier
Gilbert Burns (+135) vs.
Stephen Thompson (-155)

Welterweight

Burns Thompson
Greg Hardy (+110) vs.
Tai Tuivasa (-130)

Heavyweight

HardyTuivasa
Irene Aldana (-115) vs.
Yana Kunitskaya (-105)

Women's
Bantamweight

AldanaAldana
Sean O'Malley (-850) vs.
Kris Moutinho (+575)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'Malley
    
UFC 264 RECORD 3-24-1
2021 RECORD 20-1721-16
2021 PERCENTAGE .541.568
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 117-78123-72
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .600.631

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

COLE     

DRAKE

Conor McGregor (-130) vs.
Dustin Poirier (+110)

Lightweight

 McGregor McGregor
Gilbert Burns (+135) vs.
Stephen Thompson (-155)

Welterweight

 ThompsonThompson
Greg Hardy (+110) vs.
Tai Tuivasa (-130)

Heavyweight

TuivasaHardy
Irene Aldana (-115) vs.
Yana Kunitskaya (-105)

Women's
Bantamweight

AldanaAldana
Sean O'Malley (-850) vs.
Kris Moutinho (+575)

Bantamweight

O'MalleyO'Malley
    
UFC 264 RECORD 3-22-3
2021 RECORD 19-142-3
2021 PERCENTAGE .576.400
2020 RECORD N/AN/A
2020 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
2019 RECORD N/AN/A
2019 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
ALL-TIME 19-142-3
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .576.400

THE PICKERS

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 on the RotoWire MMA Podcast and guest on the RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @RotoJake.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire to "Fight IQ, presented by RotoWire," as well as The MMA Mashup, DFS Baseball, a MMA gambling columnist and 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. 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.

Cole Shelton: Cole Shelton is a full-time sports writer focusing on MMA. His work has appeared on BJPenn.com, CBC Sports, Sports Betting Dime and Blue Jays Nation. He currently pens the MMA Best Bets column on RotoWire. Follow him on Twitter at @ColeShelton91.

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