UFC Fight Night 215 predictions: Derrick Lewis or Serghei Spivac in heavyweight clash?

Lewis
vs.
Spivac

Cutelaba
vs.
Nzechukwu

Cortes-Acosta
vs.
Sherman

Fialho
vs.
Salikhov

Maddalena
vs.
Roberts

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
180-106

lewis2022


Lewis
(54%)

nzechukwu2022


Nzechukwu
(59%)

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta
(78%)

salikhov2022


Salikhov
(55%)

maddalena2022


Maddalena
(87%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
190-101

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2018 Champion

lewis2022


Lewis

nzechukwu2022


Nzechukwu

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
182-109

spivac2022


Spivac

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
182-109

spivac2022


Spivac

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
179-112

lewis2022


Lewis

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
178-113

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2014 Champion

spivac2022


Spivac

nzechukwu2022


Nzechukwu

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fialho2022


Filaho

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
176-115

lewis2022


Lewis

nzechukwu2022


Nzechukwu

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
175-116

lewis2022


Lewis

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fialho2022


Filaho

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Nolan King
@mma_kings
170-121

lewis2022


Lewis

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fialho2022


Filaho

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
169-122

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2017 Champion

lewis2022


Lewis

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
157-134

lewis2022


Lewis

nzechukwu2022


Nzechukwu

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

salikhov2022


Salikhov

maddalena2022


Maddalena

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
142-149

lewis2022


Lewis

cutelaba2022


Cutelaba

cortes-acosta2022


Cortes-Acosta

fialho2022


Filaho

maddalena2022


Maddalena

The UFC is back home in Las Vegas this week, and three sets of heavy hitters are atop the card.

UFC Fight Night 215 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, former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis (26-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) takes on Serghei Spivac (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC). Spivac is a 2-1 favorite at Tipico Sportsbook; the comeback on Lewis is +165. But our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are bucking the betting odds and have Lewis with a big 8-3 lead.

In the co-feature, Ion Cutelaba (16-8-1 MMA, 5-7-1 UFC) meets Kennedy Nzechukwu (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at light heavyweight. Nzechukwu is the favorite at the betting window at -170, but like in the main event, our pickers have underdog Cutelaba with the lead at 7-4.

Also on the main card, Waldo Cortes-Acosta (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is back for a quick turnaround at heavyweight against Chase Sherman (16-10 MMA, 4-9 UFC). Cortes-Acosta is more than a 2-1 favorite and is one of two unanimous picks on the main card at 11-0.

Andre Fialho (16-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) takes on Muslim Salikhov (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a welterweight fight that nearly is a pick’em at the sportsbook. Salikhov is just a -115 favorite, but he’s up 7-4 in the picks.

And to open the main card, Jack Della Maddalena (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is our second unanimous pick at 11-0 in his welterweight fight against Danny Roberts (18-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC). Maddalena is by far the biggest favorite on the card at -600.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Lewis (54 percent), Nzechukwu (59 percent), Cortes-Acosta (78 percent), Salikhov (55 percent) and Maddalena (87 percent) are the choices.

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