UFC on ESPN 21: Make your predictions for Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland

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We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 21 event in Las Vegas.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC on ESPN 21 main card staff predictions we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC on ESPN 21 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event streams on ESPN+.

Make your picks for the fights below.

J.P. Buys vs. Bruno Silva

Records: J.P. Buys (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bruno Silva (10-5-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) Past five: Buys 5-0, Silva 2-2-1 Division: Flyweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Buys -205, Silva +165 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-jp-buys-vs-bruno-sil-72nZg1" customer="mmajunkie">

Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko

Records: Julia Avila (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Julija Stoliarenko (9-4-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) Past five: Avila 4-1, Stoliarenko 4-1 Division: Women's bantamweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Avila -350, Stoliarenko +265 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-julia-avila-vs-julij-ojZxXK" customer="mmajunkie">

Montel Jackson vs. Jesse Strader

Records: Montel Jackson (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Jesse Strader (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Past five: Jackson 3-2, Strader 4-1 Division: Bantamweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Jackson -550, Strader +375 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-montel-jackson-vs-je-vZkCOk" customer="mmajunkie">

Roman Dolidze vs. Trevin Giles

Records: Roman Dolidze (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Trevin Giles (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) Past five: Dolidze 5-0, Giles 3-2 Division: Middleweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Dolidze -140, Giles +110 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-roman-dolidze-vs-tre-5Qo11c" customer="mmajunkie">

Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos

Records: Grant Dawson (16-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), Leonardo Santos (18-3-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) Past five: Dawson 5-0 Santos 5-0 Division: Lightweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Dawson -210, Santos +170 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-grant-dawson-vs-leon-sMb808" customer="mmajunkie">

Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau

Records: Macy Chiasson (6-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Marion Reneau (9-6-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC) Past five: Chiasson 4-1, Reneau 2-3 Division: Women's bantamweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Chiasson -225, Reneau +175 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-macy-chiasson-vs-mar-bYa0SJ" customer="mmajunkie">

Cheyanne Buys vs. Montserrat Ruiz

Records: Cheyanne Buys (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Montserrat Ruiz (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Past five: Buys 4-1, Ruiz 4-1 Division: Women's strawweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Buys -350, Ruiz +275 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-cheyanne-buys-vs-mon-deJ61w" customer="mmajunkie">

Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan

Records: Max Griffin (16-8 MMA, 4-6 UFC), Song Kenan (16-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) Past five: Griffin 2-3, Kenan 4-1 Division: Welterweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Griffin -170, Kenan +140 [opinary poll="pick-for-max-griffin-vs-song-kenan_mmaju-VXaxSA" customer="mmajunkie">

Gustavo Lopez vs. Adrian Yanez

Records: Gustavo Lopez (12-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Adrian Yanez (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) Past five: Lopez 4-1, Yanez 5-0 Division: Bantamweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Yanez -200, Lopez +160 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-gustavo-lopez-vs-adr-wGqzqZ" customer="mmajunkie">

Don'Tale Mayes vs. Tai Tuivasa

Records: Don'Tale Mayes (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Tai Tuivasa (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) Past five: Mayes 3-2, Tuivasa 2-3 Division: Heavyweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Tuivasa -250, Mayes +195 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-dontale-mayes-vs-tai-hFRqQU" customer="mmajunkie">

Gregor Gillespie vs. Brad Riddell

Records: Gregor Gillespie (13-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), Brad Riddell (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) Past five: Gillespie 4-1, Riddell 5-0 Division: Lightweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Gillespie -200, Riddell +160 [opinary poll="pick-for-gregor-gillespie-vs-brad-riddel-55SufA" customer="mmajunkie">

Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland

Records: Derek Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC), Kevin Holland (21-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) Past five: Brunson 3-2, Holland 5-0 Division: Middleweight Rankings: None Odds (as of 03.15.21): Holland -175 Brunson +145 [opinary poll="whats-your-pick-for-derek-brunson-vs-kev-xt1jtf" customer="mmajunkie">

Full UFC on ESPN 21 fight card

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland

  • Gregor Gillespie vs. Brad Riddell

  • Don'Tale Mayes vs. Tai Tuivasa

  • Gustavo Lopez vs. Adrian Yanez

  • Max Griffin vs. Song Kenan

  • Cheyanne Buys vs. Montserrat Ruiz

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau

  • Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos

  • Roman Dolidze vs. Trevin Giles

  • Montel Jackson vs. Jesse Strader

  • Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko

  • J.P. Buys vs. Bruno Silva

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