UFC Fight Night 64 Draft Kings advice and recommended lineup

UFC Fight Night 64 will take place today from the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland and the fight card will begin at 11:45 a.m. ET/8:45 a.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass.UFC Fight Night 64 Poster

The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Gabriel Gonzaga meets Mirko Cro Cop in a rematch of their 2007 bout which Gonzaga won by head kick knockout.

Take a look at my Draft Kings preview and recommended lineup for today’s event.

(For those that are unfamiliar with the Draft Kings format of daily MMA betting: with a cap of $50,000, the objective is to select 5 fighters – who have been allotted prices – to produce as many points as possible. The rules on how points are scored by a particular fighter can be found on the bottom of this article.)

Gabriel Gonzaga, $10,500 vs Mirko Cro Cop
In 2015, Gabe Gonzaga and Mirko Cro Cop don’t inspire a lot of confidence as main-event level talent. With that being said, this fight should be over quickly given that both fighters are past their prime heavyweights, and there’s value here in either fighter given that a finish is likely. Despite Cro Cop’s latest resurgence, the level of competition he’s faced and the way he’s looked leads me to believe that he’ll drop the fight to Gonzaga.

Jimi Manuwa, $10,000 vs Jan Blachowicz
Speaking of finishes, Manuwa provides value here given his propensity for finishes and the possibility of a bounce-back performance after the loss to Gustafsson. The talent level of Manuwa is yet to be determined given the level of competition he’s had success against in the UFC, but he should be able to put Blachowicz away.

Alexandra Albu, $9,800 vs Izabela Badurek
Badurek’s a tough opponent for Albu, whose been on a long layoff, but the Russian comes in with a lot of hype and upside. As long as she evades Badurek’s submissions, expect her look to impressive in her octagon debut.

Anthony Hamilton, $9,300 and Seth Baczysnki, $9,500
I have the rest of my salary going to Hamilton and Baczysnki. With Hamilton, I’m banking on the upside he’s presented in his inconsistent UFC career, and with Baczysnki, I’m banking on the baseline talent level that he’s showcased is more than enough to overtake Leon Edwards.

Draft King’s MMA Scoring System
1st Round Win: 100 points
2nd Round Win: 70 points
3rd Round Win: 50 points
4th Round Win: 40 points
5th Round Win: 40 points
Decision Win: 25 points

Significant Strikes: 0.5 points
Advances: 1 point
Takedowns: 2 points
Reversal/Sweeps: 2 points
Knockdowns: 3 points