RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 268

RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 268

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

Two title fights headline one of the most stacked cards of the year, with UFC 268 set to go down at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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 or our 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 MMA Youtube Channel, where Chris and Joe will be joined by a special guest to break down the card from top to bottom, featuring a more in-depth look at the selections below.
 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 

CLASS

JONJAKECHRIS
(C) Kamaru Usman (-300) vs.
Colby Covington (+250)

Welterweight
Championship

UsmanUsman Usman
(C) Rose Namajunas (-110) vs.
Zhang Weili (-110)

Women's
Strawweight
Championship

NamajunasZhangZhang
Justin Gaethje (-210) vs.
Michael Chandler (+175)

Lightweight

ChandlerGaethje Gaethje
Billy Quarantillo (+165) vs.
Shane Burgos (-195)

Featherweight

BurgosQuarantillo Quarantillo
Frankie Edgar (+145) vs.
Marlon Vera (-165)

Bantamweight

EdgarVeraEdgar
     
UFC 268 RECORD 3-23-22-3
2021 RECORD 34-2440-1834-24
2021 PERCENTAGE .586.690.586
2020 RECORD 36-1834-2028-26
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.630.519
2019 RECORD 39-1935-2332-26
2019 PERCENTAGE .672.603.552
ALL-TIME  204-123207-120 165-123
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .630.633.573

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

JOE

"SUNTZU"

SHAUN 
"TheDFSniper"

(C) Kamaru Usman (-300) vs.
Colby Covington (+250)

Welterweight
Championship

 Usman Usman
(C) Rose Namajunas (-110) vs.
Zhang Weili (-110)

Women's
Strawweight
Championship

NamajunasNamajunas
Justin Gaethje (-210) vs.
Michael Chandler (+175)

Lightweight

GaethjeGaethje
Billy Quarantillo (+165) vs.
Shane Burgos (-195)

Featherweight

BurgosBurgos
Frankie Edgar (+145) vs.
Marlon Vera (-165)

Bantamweight

VeraEdgar
    
UFC 268 RECORD 5-04-1
2021 RECORD 37-2134-24
2021 PERCENTAGE .638.586
2020 RECORD 36-1838-16
2020 PERCENTAGE .667.704
2019 RECORD 34-2434-24
2019 PERCENTAGE .586.586
ALL-TIME 134-82136-80
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .620.630

 

MATCHUP

WEIGHT 
CLASS

COLE     

DRAKE

(C) Kamaru Usman (-300) vs.
Colby Covington (+250)

Welterweight
Championship

 Usman Covington
(C) Rose Namajunas (-110) vs.
Zhang Weili (-110)

Women's
Strawweight
Championship

NamajunasZhang
Justin Gaethje (-210) vs.
Michael Chandler (+175)

Lightweight

GaethjeGaethje
Billy Quarantillo (+165) vs.
Shane Burgos (-195)

Featherweight

BurgosQuarantillo
Frankie Edgar (+145) vs.
Marlon Vera (-165)

Bantamweight

EdgarVera
    
UFC 268 RECORD 4-12-3
2021 RECORD 37-1715-11
2021 PERCENTAGE .685.577
2020 RECORD N/AN/A
2020 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
2019 RECORD N/AN/A
2019 PERCENTAGE N/AN/A
ALL-TIME 37-1715-11
ALL-TIME PERCENTAGE .685.577

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.

Drake Burden: Drake is a proven DFS winner with multiple four-figure paydays under his belt. He took an interest to writing MMA during the pandemic and is active in various Discords and other social media communities. Follow him on Twitter at @DBurdz.

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