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.