The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City for UFC 281 on Saturday. The card is headlined by an intriguing middleweight title bout between champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Alex Pereira. Adesanya has nearly cleaned out the middleweight division, but Pereira presents a difficult stylistic matchup. The two have history, as Pereira beat Adesanya twice in kickboxing matches and has the elite striking base to give Adesanya a big matchup problem.
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UFC 280 Picks: Carlos Lozoya’s Best Bets for UFC 280 on DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Playbook welcomes MMA fighter Carlos Lozoya, an up-and-coming fighter in the flyweight division. Carlos has fought notable names such as UFC star Sean O’Malley and is on a six-fight winning streak.
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UFC 280 Main Card Picks on DraftKings Sportsbook
Saturday’s UFC 280 event takes place from Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and due to the location, the card has an earlier start time than usual. The main card gets underway at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon, eight hours earlier than the usual start time of 10:00 p.m. ET for the main card.