ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 12: (L-R) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria and Jorge Masvidal talk after the conclusion of their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Hello SuperDraft! My name is Ty Trots and I got some HOT picks for this weekend’s UFC 258 slate that could pay off big for you!

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UFC 258 Slate Picks

Ian “The Hurricane” Heinisch – 1.55x

This is a big fight for Heinisch! He is a bonafide striker landing at a 52% clip with significant strikes, which could help in the points category. He does not go for a lot of takedowns when in the Octagon but he is efficient when he decides to take a shot. Look for him to strike first and not look to counter off of Gastelum’s bombs. For this value, I think this is a no brainer!

Maycee “The Future” Barber – 1.45x

Some people might not be as high on Barber as I am. Coming off her last fight with Modaferri (a seasoned fighter/grappler) she went the distance and lost by decision. She is a young fighter that throws punches in bunches which could pay off with this high of a multiplier. She throws close to 6 significant strikes per minute and lands 60% of the time, which could be trouble for Grasso. Another thing that sticks out for Maycee is that her ground defense is great – 80% against takedowns. I look for her to dominate on the feet and score big points!

Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman – 1.05x

Now, you’re crazy if you think I’m picking against this champ! Usman is one of the most dominant wrestlers in the UFC not named Khabib. Kamaru is not a striking genius but what you look for him here is control time! He will take you down countless times in a 25-minute fight… THAT IS WHERE THE VALUE IS! While he is on the ground he will land heavy strikes and work for a submission. Champ stays the Champ!

Which main card fighters do YOU like on Saturday?? Let us know in the comments!

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