In the main event, former welterweight champion Douglas Lima (32-9 MMA, 14-5 BMMA) meets Michael Page (19-1 MMA, 15-1 BMMA) in a rematch. Lima won their first meeting in 2019 in the grand prix semifinals and went on to reclaim the title. The fight nearly is a pick’em at Tipico, where Page has a slight -115 edge to -110 for Lima. And Page has the slightest possible edge in the picks from our 13 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers, as well, at 7-6.
In the co-feature, Leah McCourt (5-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) takes on Jessica Borga (3-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) in a women’s featherweight bout. McCourt is the biggest favorite on the entire card at -650 and is one of three unanimous picks at 13-0 from our staff members.
Also on the main card, Robert Whiteford (16-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) meets Andrew Fisher (18-8-1 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) in a featherweight bout. Whiteford is a -270 favorite and our second unanimous pick.
Our third unanimous pick is at light heavyweight. Luke Trainer (4-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) is the card’s second biggest favorite at -475 and has a 13-0 shutout in the picks against Yannick Bahati (9-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA).
And to open the main card, Yves Landu (16-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) takes on Tim Wilde (13-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) at lightweight. Wilde is at -220 favorite, but our pickers are going with Landu at a 9-4 clip.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Page (52 percent), McCourt (69 percent), Whiteford (84 percent), Trainer (82 percent) and Wilde (56 percent) are the choices.
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