In the main event, Curtis Blaydes (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) takes on former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC). The winner is expected to stay in the hunt for a title shot. Blaydes is the biggest favorite on the entire card at -450 at BetMGM, but he’s only got a narrow 7-6 picks lead from our 13 editors, writers, videographers and radio hosts.
In the co-feature, Yana Kunitskaya (13-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) takes on Ketlen Vieira (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in a key women’s bantamweight fight. Vieira is a -275 favorite at the betting window, and she’s one of two unanimous picks on our main card at 13-0.
The other unanimous pick is Charles Rosa (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in his featherweight bout against Darrick Minner (25-11 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Rosa only is a mild favorite at -190, but he’s got unanimous love from our staff members.
Chris Daukaus (10-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is a 2-1 favorite in his heavyweight bout against Aleksei Oleinik (59-14-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC), and he’s got a decent lead in the picks at 9-4.
The closest fight on the main card from an odds perspective is between Phil Hawes (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Nassourdine Imavov (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at middleweight. Hawes is just a slight favorite at -125, but he’s got a sizable picks lead at 9-4.
And to open the main card, former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (30-19 MMA, 19-13 UFC) meets Tom Aspinall (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Aspinall is a -250 favorite and has a 9-4 lead in the picks.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Blaydes (58 percent), Vieira (66 percent), Rosa (78 percent), Oleinik (66 percent), Hawes (76 percent) and Aspinall (56 percent) are the choices.
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