UFC Fight Night 197: Make your predictions for Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez

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We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 197 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 Fight Night 197 main card staff predictions we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC Fight Night 197 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

Make your picks for the fights below.

Da Un Jung vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

Records: Da Un Jung (14-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Kennedy Nzechukwu (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Past five: Jung 4-1, Nzechukwu 4-1
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Jung -140, Nzechukwu +110

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Rafael Alves vs. Marc Diakiese

Records: Rafael Alves (19-10 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Marc Diakiese (14-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC)
Past five: Alves 4-1, Diakiese 2-3
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Diakiese -170, Alves +135

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Cortney Casey vs. Liana Jojua

Records: Cortney Casey (9-9 MMA, 5-8 UFC), Liana Jojua (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Past five: Casey 2-3, Jojua 3-2
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Casey -220, Jojua +170

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Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson

Records: Collin Anglin (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Sean Woodson (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Past five: Anglin 4-1, Woodson 4-1
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Woodson -290, Anglin +220

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Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams

Records: Miguel Baeza (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Khaos Williams (12-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Past five: Baeza 4-1, Williams 4-1
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Baeza -150, Williams +120

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Cynthia Calvillo vs. Andrea Lee

Records: Cynthia Calvillo (9-3-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC), Andrea Lee (12-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Past five: Calvillo 2-2-1, Lee 2-3
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Calvillo -125, Lee -105

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Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises

Records: Joel Alvarez (18-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Thiago Moises (15-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Past five: Alvarez 4-1, Moises 3-2
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Moises -240 Alvarez +180

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Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong

Records: Julio Arce (17-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Song Yadong (17-5-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC)
Past five: Arce 3-2, Yadong 3-1-1
Division: Bantamweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Yadong -160, Arce +125

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Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze

Records: Kyle Daukaus (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Roman Dolidze (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Past five: Daukaus 3-2, Dolidze 4-1
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Daukaus -220, Dolidze +170

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Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer

Records: Leah Letson (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Felicia Spencer (8-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Past five: Letson 4-1, Spencer 2-3
Division: Women’s featherweight
Rankings: Spencer No. 4
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Spencer -320, Letson +235

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Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell

Records: Marcos Rogerio de Lima (18-7-1 MMA, 7-5 UFC), Ben Rothwell (39-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC)
Past five: de Lima 3-2, Rothwell 3-2
Division: Heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Rothwell -155, de Lima +120

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Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez

Records: Max Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC), Yair Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC)
Past five: Holloway 2-3, Rodriguez 4-1
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: Holloway 3, No. 14 pound-for-pound; Rodriguez 14
Odds (as of 11.08.21): Holloway -650, Rodriguez +420

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UFC Fight Night 197 fight card (as of Nov. 8, noon ET)

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez

  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell

  • Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer

  • Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze

  • Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET)

  • Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises

  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Andrea Lee

  • Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams

  • Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson

  • Cortney Casey vs. Liana Jojua

  • Rafael Alves vs. Marc Diakiese

  • Da Un Jung vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

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