MMA Fantasy Picks May 30

Well now that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has officially given the green light, the UFC will return to Las Vegas on Saturday night, but unfortunately without fans. Hell, we won’t complain though as we now have another sport to watch and bet on this weekend!!

UFC Fight Night will take place at the brand new UFC Apex facility inside a 25-foot Octagon that’s five feet smaller than the standard 30-foot cage and hopefully this means more hitting and less dancing.

The 11-bout UFC Fight Night card is scheduled to begin with prelims at 6 p.m. ET and the main card beginning at 9 p.m. and this is shaping up to be some good fights, so let’s get into the Odds for the slate and our CORE picks!

UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns odds - BestFightOdds

Now I know you may think this is the area where we breakdown every fighter and tell you their life story and all about their last 5 fights and all that other info, Buuuuuutttttt NO!! Sorry, we don’t need to fluff it up and leave you with 10 minutes worth of garbage to read to fill our page, instead we are going to give you our #1 lock of the night and then you are free to grab our Core Picks below!

We also wanted to show you all that our data and research does pay off!! This is from the May 13th fights…

Ok, so our #1 lock for this slate as far as DFS is concerned is going to be Spike Carlyle. Fans can expect an exciting scrap on Saturday night between Carlyle and Billy Quarantillo as both fighters are fast in their hand movements as well as on the ground. Carlyle beat Aalon Cruz with a first-round TKO back in his February debut and being a slight underdog on this card according to Vegas for whatever reason, we think he is the perfect GPP play as ownership should be lower and we think Carlyle can rack up a ton of points with significant strikes, advances and hopefully a few takedowns!

Annnnddddd NOW! The moment you have been waiting for….

Alright Everyone…..We are going to keep this short and to the point so you spend less time reading and more time building your lineups. Hopefully we see you at the top of the Green after all is said and done!!

Take the pick we listed in our article above as your #1 lock and then pick at LEAST 3 of the fighters below or take all of them. These guys, based on our research, should all end up in the Optimal Lineup.


  • Jamahal Hill
  • Roosevelt Roberts
  • Augusto Sakai
  • Louis Smolka

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What's Good Everyone! I am Jason, the Owner of Fantasy Target and I have been playing DFS for the past 7+ years. Luckily I have been profitable since my time playing and I don't need to use a gambling addict center yet! I am a Professional Firefighter and also spent 12 years in the U.S Army Infantry with a few deployments overseas. My goal here is to dig deep into data and give you all the best information I can for DFS and to provide a sports community for all of us to enjoy!
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