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 UFC Fight Night 102
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, December 9, 2016 - 17:33

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 UFC Tournament of Champions Finale
Posted by Michael Iurato on Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 14:38

Greetings from Iceland y'all! I’m sitting in Keflavik Airport with my girlfriend waiting to come back to the states and get back to seeing some green on DK. She is shopping in the duty free looking for every excuse to buy something, including Icelandic beer for the dog walkers as I sit here and do what I do for the mafia. So let's get started from Iceland...


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 UFC Fight Night 101
Posted by Michael Iurato on Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 13:30

Well, this card is not a really good one at all. So I'm not going to spend a ton of time over analyzing stuff here. So many fighters are fighting for their future on this card. Will they be cut, kept, or buried in the ranks. Looking at this card, it just seems like a filler event. But hey, at least it’s a chance to win some green, right? All these fights are so up and down and it is really hard to dial in on many of them. But this is a wacky priced card, so all in all, if I am right with this then it can turn out to be a pretty sneaky GPP play card, because I have a lot of chalk with really good chances to lose. Let's get to it...


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 UFC Fight Night 99 / 100
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 18:57

The people's champ is pulling double duty today, bringing you a UFC Fight Night 99 & 100 double shot.


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 UFC 205 FULL CARD
Posted by Michael Iurato on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 17:00

Well, well, well… here we are ya’ll. UFC 205 is one of the most epic cards to date. Buckle up because you are in for a treat and a great night of fights. A few notes before we start.

Side Note 1: Rashad Evans was scratched from the card due to a finding in his MRI screening. Meeting and speaking with Rashad numerous times and knowing what a great individual he is outside of the cage, on behalf of The Fantasy Guru Elite family, we hope he can navigate through this situation and come back soon.

Side Note 2: I will be hi-jacking the Fantasy Guru ELITE Twitter page for the fight with round by round commentary. So for all of y'all that may have to work, have an event, or for any reason can’t watch the fights, spread the word and the People’s Champ has you covered.

Ok now let's start Chopping!


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 UFC Fight Night 98
Posted by Michael Iurato on Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 00:23

Alexa Grasso is making her UFC debut fighting on her home turf. Sporting a 4-0 record under the Invicta Umbrella, Alexa has a very dangerous and underrated striking game. She is very accurate with her strikes and doesn’t waste many throwing them to the wind. However, from the film that I watched, she can be hit. Facing a fellow striker, her chin is there for the taking. Lucky for her, Heather Jo Clark is the complete opposite. The BJJ Purple Belt was kicked right into Hell's Kitchen against a very tough Bec Rawlings and then against Karolina Kowalkiewicz...


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 In the Lab - How Good Do YOU Really Want to Be?
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:31

The beautiful thing about the fight game is that there is no season. It is 12 months a year with short breaks in between. While the marketing, advertising, and matchmakers need some air to catch up, for the most part you are stuck with me 12 months a year. So my question to you is this. How good do YOU really want to be at this new craze, MMA DFS? Well if your answer is that you want to clean house in DraftKings or handicapping in general, then here are some tips on what can give you the edge...


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 In the Lab - Circus, Circus
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, October 14, 2016 - 14:30

The MMA world has grown in both popularity and in talent at epic proportions, but along with that comes money, and money… well, can cause a circus. When I was growing up watching the fight game the contract negotiations were much more simplistic and the fighters were grateful for the opportunity to just showcase and earn. The term “Prize Fighter” meant something else back then...


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 In the Lab - UFC 204
Posted by Michael Iurato on Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 20:07

PRELIMS & MAIN CARD

 

I have gotten requests about GPP and cash games so I would like to answer this real quick before I start. Remember that unlike other sports, there are not many athletes to choose from and the scoring is about finishes. At the end of the day, in cash games you need to think less about the percentage of the field and more about the locks or safer plays. In GPP, it's the lesser owned sleeper ponies that will allow you to leap frog the pond.


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 UFC Fight Night 96
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, September 30, 2016 - 22:08

Both men have 9 finishes in 11 fights. Very rare and impressive in the 125lbs. Division. The difference in these stats is that Moreno fought all cans. His first real test he was stopped, so he still has to prove his worth to me before I become impressed with that stat on his end. Smolka, on the other hand, has looked better and better every fight. He is very rangy and has a very solid ground game. Moreno is also well versed on the ground, but taken on 2 weeks notice and just the overall better resume, will prove too much for Moreno...


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