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UFC Fight Night 153 DFS: Best DraftKings daily fantasy MMA picks for Gustafsson vs. Smith

UFC Fight Night 153, a 12-match event from Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday gets underway with the prelims beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The main card follows at around 1 p.m. ET. The main event features Anthony Smith (31-14) against local favorite Alexander Gustafsson (18-5), two of the world’s top-five top light heavyweights. As you fill out your MMA DFS lineups for Saturday, you’ll need to find value up and down the UFC Fight Night 153 card for bouts that will end in huge point-scoring stoppages. Striking the perfect balance is key to cashing in UFC DFS tournaments and cash games on DraftKings. That’s why you’ll want to see the optimal UFC Fight Night 153 lineups, picks and advice from DFS millionaire Mike McClure.

McClure is a predictive data engineer and a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings. He’s crushed his DFS selections in multiple sports recently, including producing multiple tournament rosters that have cashed huge in multiple sports.

At UFC Fight Night 152, McClure was all over Rafael dos Anjos. The result: He recorded a main event win via submission in the fourth round against Kevin Lee, and anybody who had him on their roster was well on their way to a huge day. Now McClure has set his lineups for UFC Fight Night 153. You can only see them at SportsLine

For UFC Fight Night 153 in Sweden on Saturday, we can tell you McClure is high on Gustafsson, who is going off as the most expensive fighter on DraftKings at $9,300 as he takes on Smith in the main event. Gustafsson is just 3-4 in his last seven fights, but considering two of those came against champion Jon Jones, and the others came to Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, McClure is confident in his ability to pick up the win in this bout, providing big points for MMA DFS players. 

McClure’s optimal MMA DFS optimal strategy also involves rostering Danilo Belluardo ($7,700 on DraftKings), who is a strong wrestler with a great chance to pull off the slight upset Joel Alvarez in a lightweight bout. Belluardo comes at a very reasonable price, so this top UFC DFS pick can help you build a balanced roster that can score big in tournaments on Saturday. 

McClure is also targeting a value fighter who is a must-play because his fight is a huge mismatch. This pick could be the difference between cashing huge in DFS or going home with nothing.

So what is the optimal DraftKings lineup for UFC Sweden? And which value fighter needs to be on your roster? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineup for UFC Fight Night 153, and cash in big on MMA DFS.

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