Best UFC 273 MMA DFS Picks and Lineup Advice (April 9, 2022)

| April 8, 2022 10:17 am PDT

The big one is here. And if you think I haven’t been itching to build a winning MMA DFS lineup for UFC 273, you’re dead wrong!

Whether you’re looking for top UFC 273 MMA DFS picks, or are a perennial lurker, I’ll be breaking things down for this awesome card. With the likes of Alexander Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie and Sterling vs. Yan 2 to analyze, it should be fun.

While this post is concerned with daily fantasy picks MMA for UFC 273, some of the content will be transferable. If you have found yourself here accidentally while looking for the best sites for betting on UFC fights, I’m not going to show you the door! Hang around and you might even feel compelled to build a free UFC 273 MMA DFS lineup of your own.

Whoever you are, let’s get to it!

Top MMA DFS Picks for UFC 273

This is a card that is stacked with monsters, both big and, well, small.

Adding the following UFC 273 DFS picks to your bag is gonna cost you. But hey, you get what you pay for, right? Yes, in theory. 

There is part of me that is questioning whether to take a gamble with some of these MMA DFS locks for UFC 273. Aljamain Sterling, for example. Can he beat Yan, like, properly this time? Will Gilbert Burns halt the absolute menacing freight train that is Khamzat Chimaev? Could The Korean Zombie pull Alexander Volkanovski’s crown from his head?

I’ve thought about it. At least a few times. But I’ve settled on the following lineup and I’m not budging!

Alexander Volkanovski $9,500

How can you hate this guy?

As I pointed out on multiple occasions, I do, indeed, hate this guy. I can’t stand the way he is so effective inside the cage. I detest his ability to make great fighters look human. His 20-fight streak is just… infuriating. 

But you know what really chaps my nuts about Volkanovski? He’s such a cool guy. But am I adding him to a hopeful MMA DFS winning lineup for UFC 273 because he’s “alright for an Aussie, I guess?” Nah. He gets the nod because he is the top pick for this Saturday’s UFC fights. 

Volkanovski ranks alongside the likes of the great Georges Saint-Pierre in the upper echelons of the DraftKings MMA DFS leaders.

What’s more, he’s about the baddest man the featherweight division has right now.

Petr Yan $9,300

Looking to build a competitive MMA DFS lineup for UFC 273? Torn on whether to pick Sterling or Yan?

Well, why don’t you just go ahead and make a decision! I’ve been faced with the same dilemma that anyone making UFC 273 DFS picks has but have come around to see sense. Yan is an animal, and I’m not sure even the best version of Aljo can overcome him this weekend.

He screwed up royally in the first bout, landing an illegal knee. He deserved to have his title taken from him on account of such reckless stupidity. But he wants it back, and he’s going to get it. Although the “Funk Master” is a phenomenal mixed martial artist, Yan is better.

There. I said it.

Khamzat Chimaev $9,400

Oh. Look at what I’ve done. I’ve added Chimaev to my top daily fantasy MMA picks for UFC 273.

Well, duh. 

No disrespect to Gilbert Burns, who is an absolute legend. But he’s getting smoked this weekend and I’m not even going to pretend that he has a chance against this guy. If I am wrong, I will happy to be wrong. How incredible would it be to see “Durinho” smash Khamzat? Exactly.

The fact remains that Khazmat is just on another level.

He’s got a phenomenal striking game. His wrestling is unreal. And he’s not perturbed by the prospect of facing a bona fide gangster grappler in Burns.

Chimaev has had four fights in the promotion and finished all of them. But the scariest part? He took just two strikes in those matches. Two! 

An absolute savage, Chimaev’s name will be on winning MMA DFS lineups for UFC 273.

Free DFS Lineup for UFC 273

We’ve covered the top three UFC 273 DFS picks for this slate. Now it’s time to get the rest down.

  • Alexander Volkanovski $9,500
  • Petr Yan $9,300
  • Khamzat Chimaev $9,400
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik $8,600
  • Julio Arce $9,000

I hope this will be a top winnable DFS lineup for UFC 273 this weekend. All things considered, I don’t think there is any room to do better. Without spending too much time on the nuts and bolts of these picks, why not focus on the fact that my top DFS picks for UFC 273 speak for themselves. 

So, what about Rozenstruik, who we haven’t mentioned yet?

Well, funny you should ask. Although the one-time title contender is 2-3 from his last five, those three losses have come against 75% of the top four heavyweights on the planet.

  • Curtis Blaydes – Decision – UFC 266
  • Ciryl Gane – Decision – UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
  • Francis Ngannou – KO – UFC 249

Yes. Of course, we can excuse those losses.

Besides getting starched by Ngannou, the incumbent UFC heavyweight champion, Suriname’s “Bigi Boy” has never been stopped. His two victories inside that five-fight window have been knockouts of Junior dos Santos and Augusto Sakai, and I bet he’ll add another stoppage to his record this weekend.

Finally, add Julio Arce to your best free MMA DFS lineup for UFC 273. 

Arce is an expensive addition to my lineup, but certainly fits the mold of fighters who should win at UFC 273.

Top Betting Picks for UFC 273

Feel free to steal my free UFC DFS lineup for UFC 273 this weekend.

Honestly, go ahead! And while you’re at, why not get on my top betting picks for the fights this Saturday, April 9? 

  • Chimaev by KO/TKO -115
  • Volkanovski by Decision -145
  • Rozenstruik to Win -150

As you can see, I’m going for a trusty trio of wins for Chimaev, Volkanovski, and Rozenstruik. The latter is an excellent bet at -150 on the line!

Chimaev is going to stop Burns. I don’t see anyone other than Kamaru Usman putting it up to the Swede right now, and I’m sure this weekend will prove me right. Even with “The Nigerian Nightmare” in his corner, Gilbert is…

Finally, Volkanovski to beat The Zombie by decision makes more sense than any other potential UFC 273 picks carrying his name.

If you’re keen to learn more about betting on UFC 273, get stuck in! Alternatively, hit up our recommended betting apps for MMA for the latest wagers!

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Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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