UFC Fantasy Draft News 10-12-2015
UFC Fight Night Poirier versus Duffy One Day Fantasy League Picks Saturday October 24th 2015
UFC Fight Night returns on October 24th as there are four fights scheduled on the main card over national television. The action gets underway from Dublin Ireland at 4PM Eastern Time and UFC fantasy draft managers can follow their one day league picks on FOX Sports 1 TV. Check out the eight prelims beginning at 12:45PM Eastern Time on UFC Fight Pass. There are 12 fights and 24 fighters available to select a fantasy roster from.
The main event from the four fight main card on FOX Sports 1 TV will feature action in the 155lb category as Dustin Poirier will face Joe Duffy. Poirier an American is 18-4 on the year with 9 of his wins coming by knockout. Joe Duffy is from Ireland and he has 57% of his wins coming by submission. Dustin Poirier has won two straight and last fought at UFC Fight Night on June 6th where he defeated Yancy Medeiros by TKO. Duffy has a four fight win streak. In July at UFC Fight Night Dufay defeated Ivan Jorge by submission.
A battle in the heavyweight division between two Americans as the number three contender Stipe Miocic will battle Ben Rothwell. Miocic is 12-2 with 69% of his victories coming by knockout. Rothwell the number seven contender in the heavyweight division is 35-9 with 77% of his wins coming by knockout. Miocic bounced back from a loss to Junior dos Santos by defeating Mark Hunt by TKO at UFC Fight Night in May. Big Ben Rothwell a seasoned veteran has a three fight win streak. At UFC Fight Night in June Rothwell defeated Matt Mitrione by submission
Two Europeans in the 170lb weight class go head to head as Nicolas Dalby will face Darren Till. Dalby from Denmark is 14-0 with a high 50% of his victories by decision. Till an Englishman, is 13-0 with 69% of his victories by knockout. Dalby is making his second ever appearance with the UFC. In his debut at UFC Fight Night in May he earned a split decision victory against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. It was his first fight away from Europe as the victory came in Brazil against a Brazilian fighter.
In the 125lb weight class the local Paddy Holohan from Ireland will face American Louis Smolka. Holohan is 12-1-1 with 67% of his victories by submission. Smolka is 9-1 with 44% of his wins coming by submission. Paddy is the local favorite as the 27 year old is from Dublin. This will be Holohan’s fifth fight in the UFC promotion. He is 3-1 fighting in the UFC with the loss coming to Chris Kelades by decision in his second fight with the promotion at UFC Fight Night in October of 2014. He last fought in July at UFC Fight night and scored a decision victory against Vaughan Lee. His past three victories have all come via decision. Louis Smolka is 24 year old Hawaiian making his fifth fight with the UFC promotion. He is 3-1 in the UFC losing to Chris Cariaso by split decision at UFC Fight Night in May 2014. At UFC 189 in Las Vegas Nevada on July 2015 he faced Neil Seery and earned a unanimous decision victory in the three round fight. Three of his past four fights have has gone to the judge’s scorecards.
UFC Fight Night Fantasy League Picks
1. Stipe Miocic
2. Dustin Poirier
3. Darren Till
4. Louis Smolka
5. Jon Delos Reyes