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Michael Iurato

MMA Analyst      

Written several columns for Boxing/MMA websites worldwide and has done interviews on the radio and Sirius Radio. He has also hosted his own show in which he conducted interviews with UFC greats such as Ken Shamrock, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Kimo and more. Taking his years of experience, passion for the sport and his ability to break down fights and fighters, along with the network he has gained in the process, Michael has a heavy inside track into the science of analyzing each fight.

 Welcome to the 2018 MMA Lab
Posted by Michael Iurato on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 14:07

How to read Madlab’s Labology

To all of the subscribers that have been with me for the past few years, I want to thank you for allowing me to do what I absolutely love to do. There is nothing better for me then to watch you all elevate your knowledge and DK play like you all have. For all the new people that have joined us in 2018, I would like to welcome you all to the family, and I am hoping to do the same for all of you as well. As you will soon come to find out, Our MMA family is much different than most. It feels like a family and not just a group of people reading articles and setting lineups. I have seen so many subs that have never watched MMA before grow through my education that I offer as well as take the baton and run with it doing their own research.  I really believe that the reason we have the largest MMA community by far is due to the fact that we give you real education that you can’t get from someone that maybe just started breaking MMA down since DraftKings launched it.

 UFC Fight Night: Russia
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 17:30

Come on guys you didn’t think that a boxing purist such as myself wouldn’t throw in boxing as a bonus for you guys would ya? So now you know not only are you getting detailed MMA breakdowns, a pod, betting picks, but I am also throwing in all the big boxing fights as well!

Aight let’s talk shop. 

Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, September 7, 2018 - 19:00


 UFC Fight Night - 8/25
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, August 24, 2018 - 16:32

Justin Gaethje $7600 vs James Vick $8600

This is one of those fights that actually pisses me off from a trainer’s perspective. Why? Because the blueprint is so simple for Justin to win this fight, but he and his camp just refuse to follow suit. It seems that Justin is not too concerned with winning and losing, but more concerned with how many bonuses he can collect. He also mentioned that he would like to be remembered as one of the most exciting fighters to ever do it, but if you’re taking this much punishment and losing, than what good is it? I will not deny that he is must watch TV when he fights, but he is human, and the punishment that he has taken in his short career is borderline scary.

 UFC 227 - Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, August 3, 2018 - 21:00

Guys, this card is really a tough one from all angles. The best way to play this is to try and fly under the radar in GPP. You need to be different here and you need to take chances. I can almost bet that some of these outcomes will be eye-raising and it will be the brave that survive in the end. There are a few high priced people that will be very under-appreciated due to the fact that DJ is on the card. He will absorb A LOT of the field and why not, he is a DK captain. With that said you need to think outside of the box, and although I want you to have your shares of DJ, I also want you to have the balls to fade him in spots and grab some of the under-appreciated guys with very high upside for a finish. That will ultimately separate you from the masses in large field GPP. Read the article and you will have everything you need to come out on top. Last week was a great week. I saw a lot of you guys cashing some good money in DFS and also some amazing parlays and straight bets for we went 11-2. This week as shitty as the card is on the bottom half you have a chance to do it again.