UFC Fight Night 213 predictions: Who’s picking Calvin Kattar to stop Arnold Allen’s run?

Kattar
vs.
Allen

Griffin
vs.
Means

Cortes-Acosta
vs.
Vanderaa

Fremd
vs.
Gore

Jacoby
vs.
Rountree

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
167-100

allen2022


Allen
(56%)

griffin2022


Griffin
(58%)

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta
(81%)

fremd2022


Fremd
(66%)

jacoby2022


Jacoby
(66%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
179-93

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2018 Champion

allen2022


Allen

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fremd2022


Fremd

rountree2022


Rountree

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
172-100

allen2022


Allen

means2022


Means

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

gore2022


Gore

rountree2022


Rountree

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
170-102

allen2022


Allen

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

gore2022


Gore

rountree2022


Rountree

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
169-103

kattar2022


Kattar

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

gore2022


Gore

jacoby2022


Jacoby

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
169-103

trophy copy

2014 Champion

allen2022


Allen

means2022


Means

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fremd2022


Fremd

jacoby2022


Jacoby

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
166-106

allen2022


Allen

means2022


Means

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fremd2022


Fremd

jacoby2022


Jacoby

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
165-107

allen2022


Allen

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fremd2022


Fremd

jacoby2022


Jacoby

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
159-113

trophy copy

2017 Champion

kattar2022


Kattar

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

gore2022


Gore

jacoby2022


Jacoby

Nolan King
@mma_kings
159-113

kattar2022


Kattar

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fremd2022


Fremd

jacoby2022


Jacoby

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
152-120

kattar2022


Kattar

means2022


Means

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

gore2022


Gore

jacoby2022


Jacoby

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
133-138

kattar2022


Kattar

griffin2022


Griffin

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fremd2022


Fremd

jacoby2022


Jacoby

The UFC is back in its Las Vegas home base this week with an intriguing featherweight matchup at the top of the bill.

UFC Fight Night 213 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, Calvin Kattar (23-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) takes on Arnold Allen (16-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) at 145 pounds. The fight is a virtual pick’em at Tipico Sportsbook. Allen is at -115; Kattar is at -110, and our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are split, too. They have Allen with the narrowest possible 6-5 picks lead.

In the co-feature, Max Griffin (18-9 MMA, 6-7 UFC) meets Tim Means (32-13-1 MMA, 14-10 UFC) at welterweight. Griffin is a 2-1 betting favorite and has a 7-4 picks lead.

Also on the main card, Waldo Cortes-Acosta (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is our only unanimous pick in his official UFC debut against Jared Vanderaa (12-9 MMA, 1-5 UFC), who has dropped four straight. Although Cortes-Acosta only is a 2-1 favorite, he has an 11-0 picks shutout.

Josh Fremd (9-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) meets Tresean Gore (3-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) in a middleweight bout that has Fremd a -170 favorite at the betting window. Our pickers think it’s close, though, and have Fremd with just a slim 6-5 lead.

And to open the main card, Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) is nearly a 2-1 favorite at light heavyweight against Khalil Rountree (10-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC). Three of our pickers are going with Rountree in an upset.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Allen (56 percent), Griffin (58 percent), Cortes-Acosta (81 percent), Fremd (66 percent) and Jacoby (66 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

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