UFC 222: Cyborg vs Kunitskaya- Bet Pack Review

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Draftkings Line up

Fighter 1: Sean O’Malley $8000 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med
Fighter 2: Andrei Arlovski $7400 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med
Fighter 3: Hector Lombard $8400 
Fighter 4: Zak Ottow $8900 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med
Fighter 5: Mackenzie Dern $9000 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med
Fighter 6: Ketlen Vieira $8300 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med
Salary Remaining:
Fighter 1: Bryan Caraway $7700 
Fighter 2: 
Fighter 3: 
Fighter 4: 

Cris Cyborg -1400 vs Yana Kunitskaya +1100 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

I will keep it simple- No Play here. Your best option is a prop bet and that might not even be worth a look.


Some people might play Cyborg, but they had better have some solid dogs to add to the lineup. I’m staying away.

Brian Ortega +150 vs Frankie Edgar -149 

Ortega falls behind and then catches up all at once. Edgar is known for getting hurt, but surviving. If Ortega can’t get the finish he is going to struggle to match the output of Frankie. The former champ works the outside, out points T-City, and avoids getting caught in that big fight changing moment. Gold Play.


I don’t see Edgar getting the finish here and he will most likely avoid takedowns. He will focus on defense as much as he does offense. That could hurt his point-scoring potential. Pass.

Andre Soukhamthath -105 vs Sean O’Malley +110 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

This line has been crazy; moving all around and finally appearing to stabilize here. Soukamthath has power, but he likes to deploy it as a counter striker. As a result, his record his horrible when he can’t get the finish. O’Malley’s length and volume are going to put Andre behind early and for the duration of the fight. I am a little concerned about O’Malley’s willingness to trade with a big hitter here, but as a dog, he is a must play. Gold Play.


O’Malley gets the call to my fantasy lineup. He offers decent volume, could take the fight to the floor, and has finishing skills. I am counting on his volume here against a hittable foe. Add him.

Andrei Arlovski +170 vs Stefan Struve -169 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Both guys have brutal chins, so this fight could change in an instant. I like AA to be the more active and impactful striker. I was impressed with the tweaks he made last time out and I question whether or not Struve will be able to deal with AA on the inside. I haven’t been that impressed by Struve against lesser competition and while AA has struggled of late, it has been against top guys. Bronze play for Arlovski.


At $7400, AA offers finishing power and the potential for some decent volume if they go the distance. With Struve’s history of getting finished and our need to find cheap scoring potential- AA is a must add.

Cat Zingano +175 vs Ketlen Vieira -120 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Cat has been out a while and she is getting up in age. Conversely, Vieira has been showing noticeable improvements from fight to fight. If Cat follows her trend of getting off to a slow start, Vieira is going to pile up the offense and make it har for Zingano to rally. Vieira needs to stay vertical, but she’s a big strong girl and I think she gives Zingano trouble in close where she gets most of her takedowns. KV is still developing and this is another step up, but I have her as a Silver play.


Vieira fits perfectly into my lineup. I don’t expect her to grab a finish, but she can put up some decent volume. Cat is willing to take a shot and KV does throw with power, so I’m not saying a finish is not going to happen. My play is that she lands between 75-90 sig strikes and maybe grabs some top position at some point for a strong decision win.

Ashley Yoder +375 vs Mackenzie Dern -401 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Hard pass here with a look at the Prop options.


I do have Dern in my Fantasy lineup. She is expensive, but I think she has a legit chance to snatch a submission. This might run contrary to a prop bet I propose, but I think this is a good spot to spend some of your bigger money.

Alexander Hernandez +345 vs Beneil Dariush -373 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Another pass here. Dariush has been finished twice by knockout and Hernandez is coming in with nothing to lose. The odds do nothing for us. Pass.


Same here.

John Dodson -111 vs Pedro Munhoz +260 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Now I picked Munhoz to beat Dodson in Brazil. I expect his performance here will be similar, but won’t be weighed the same. Dodson has power and is hard to get a hold of. He needs to keep active and not let Munhoz outwork him. The difference between Lineker and Munhoz, is that Lineker wanted to strike- that was his goal while Munhoz wants to use striking to set up his grappling. That means he is attempting to track down Dodson with a secondary weapon- far from his best skill. This will also result in Munhoz making some desperation attempts to score the TD. Dodson’s style is a perfect foil for what Pedro wants to, Gold Play for Dodson.


Munhoz is a tough cookie and Dodson isn’t normally a high volume guy. He is too expensive for my taste. Pass.

CB Dollaway +122 vs Hector Lombard -120 

If this fight doesn’t find an early end, it could be very ugly. Both guys have bad chins and both have enough finishing power to end this bout. Unfortunately, neither fighter is a high volume guy and their cardio’s both tend to fail as the fight advances. Dollaway got knocked out by Marquart and Lombard has hurt a couple of his opponents during his current losing streak. Lombard gets him out of there, but I don’t want to invest too much- Bronz play.


At $8400, Lombard is affordable and has a legit chance to finish this fight. He is also dangerous because he rarely puts up much volume and if he gets stopped the result will be a massive goose egg. I still like him. Play him.

Mike Pyle +270 vs Zak Ottow -293 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

I’m not a fan here. I like Pyle as a fighter, but at his age, with a big layoff, and terrible chin he doesn’t instill much confidence. Ottow isn’t great either, but he is in a better spot. I will look at the prop bets.


Ottow is expensive, but he is facing an opponent with a chin that rarely holds up with any time of pressure. With Pyle heading into retirement, I doubt that his head is 100% in it. I like Ottow to be overlooked and cash in big for us. Add him.

Bryan Caraway +130 vs Cody Stamann -140 

Caraway has been out for a while and there is certainly some concern about his mental state after his relationship with Tate ended. If the layoff doesn’t impact him too much, he has the counter grappling to put Stamann in some bad spots or at the least defend Cody’s TDAs. On the feet, the reach of Caraway could be an issue and he showed against Wineland that he can win a fight on the feet against a good striker. This bout could be close, but Caraway edges it out.


I’ve got Caraway as my only sub. He can certainly get a submission finish here, but his takedown game could produce so decent points. I’m not a huge fan, but he is an option.

Adam Milstead +235 vs Jordan Johnson -234 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

I have JJ as a Silver play. Part of me wants to see Milstead do well at 205, but JJ presents similar wrestling issues that both of Milstead’s previous opponents have had success with. JJ will score TDs, grind him down and could possibly snatch a sub.


JJ is just a little expensive for a fight that could easily hit the scorecards.


1. Cris Cyborg -1400 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

2. Beneil Dariush -373 

3. John Dodson -111 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

4. Jordan Johnson -234 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

5. Mackenzie Dern -401 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med


6. Sean O’Malley +110 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

7. Frankie Edgar -149 

8. Ketlen Vieira -120 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

9. Bryan Caraway +130 

10. Andrei Arlovski +170 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

11. Hector Lombard -120

12. Zak Ottow -293 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

1. Bryan Caraway +130 

2. Sean O’Malley +110 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

3. Andrei Arlovski +170 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

4. John Dodson -111 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

5. Ketlen Vieira -120 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

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Prop Bets

Cris Cyborg/Yana Kunitskaya Total Rounds Under 1.5 -135 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Cyborg hasn’t finished anyone in the opening round since she took out Leslie Smith back in 2016. We don’t know a lot about Yana and with her moving up in weight, we know even less. I think Cyborg comes out motivated here after a decision win and looks to get YK out of there quickly. This is probably your best betting option for this fight without getting crazy.

Sean O’Malley to Win by Decision +220 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Soukhamthath has never been finished, but he is an abysmal 1-5 in decisions. Had he not finished Sanders, he appeared to be on his way to a 6th loss on the cards. O’Malley is a volume striker and should be able to outwork Soukhamthath, but he has to avoid eating a big shot that puts him down for the count. Loving O’Malley on the cards here.

Ashley Yoder/Mackenzie Dern 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

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John Dodson to Win by Decision +125 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Munhoz is tough and has never been finished. Dodson has gone the distance in 5 of his last 6 fights and uses a style that will keep him out of trouble against the submission hunting focus of Munhoz. He needs to keep it flowing, but Dodson gets it done on the cards.

CB Dollaway/Hector Lombard Total Rounds Under 2.5 -175 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

I am a little shocked that we are seeing this line set at 2.5 rounds. Both guys have brutal chins and both have enough power to put to put the other down. There is the chance that they both gas out and this turns into a snorefest. I don’t think we see the cards. Take the under.

Zak Ottow to Win by TKO/KO/DQ +275 12379140591570510706dholler_ok_svg_med

Ottow has limited power, but he can punch. Pyle’s chin is in pretty rough shape amounting to 7 losses by knockout. That is enough for me take a shot at this line.

Bryan Caraway/Cody Stamann

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Adam Milstead/Jordan Johnson

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