Each week, I will look at the overall winning lineup for the main tournament on DraftKings. I will list key takeaways and any notable information that we can use going forward.

This lineup used $49,900 salary and was duplicated 17 times. It also happens to be my good buddy Jonah who chopped first place this week so shout out to him #HowRich. I was not surprised to see this lineup duplicated 10+ times as it a very straight forward type of build.

For starters, the first takeaway is the Jasmine Jasudavicius ceiling performance. Nearly every week, we see a fighter break the slate with an outrageous DraftKings score and that was Jasmine this week. She not only popped off for the high score of the week but actually set the record for the highest DraftKings score in a three-round fight.

Hindsight is always 20/20 but looking back, I should have been more open to her ceiling possibility with how bad we know Priscila Cachoeira is on the mat. Plus we talked about how everyone was going to pay up for Mike Malott in most builds on the Deep Dive show so pivoting to Jasudavicius on more teams should have made sense.

Next, the mid-range was crucial this week as expected. As you can see, Jonah nailed the two underdogs that I was big on throughout the week in Jimmy Flick and Sam Patterson and wrote about them both in GPP Leverage article. Flick was nearly half of the ownership of Malcolm Gordon so that provided some big time leverage against the rest of the field when he pulled off the upset for the #BrickSquad.

Lastly, you needed to get the main event and the co-main event correctly. Obviously, if Pennington won a five-round decision at just $7600, she was going to be optimal nearly every time. This was obvious if you ran different combinations on FightPickSim as she was optimal with nearly any win condition. I think if Mayra Bueno Silva had won it would have made for a much different slate because I think she would have had a hard time reaching the optimal lineup at her price.

This lineup had four underdogs and two favorites which typically would have a better chance of being unique but the two title fight underdogs were very popular. If telling yourself a story, this lineup made a ton of sense:

Pivot off Malott up top – Jasudavicius and Robertson.
Nail the mid-range fights and get leverage off the chalk – Flick and Patterson.
Get the title fights right – Du Plessis and Pennington.

Big congrats to Jonah and everyone else that chopped first this week!

Good luck next week and I’ll see you in the streets.