UFC Fight Night 220 predictions: Nikita Krylov or Ryan Spann in Las Vegas showdown?
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The UFC is back in its home base in Las Vegas this week with a pair of light heavyweights at the top of the card.
UFC Fight Night 220 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
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In the main event, Nikita Krylov (29-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC) takes on Ryan Spann (21-7 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at 205 pounds. Krylov is slight favorite at -170 at Tipico Sportsbook; the comeback on Spann is +145. But our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers have flipped the script and are are siding with underdog Spann at a hefty 9-2 clip.
In the co-feature, Brendan Allen (20-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) meets Andre Muniz (23-4 MMA, 5-0 UFC) at middleweight. Muniz is a -240 favorite, and he’s got a near-unanimous picks lead at 10-1.
Also on the main card, Don'Tale Mayes (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fights Augusto Sakai (15-5-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a heavyweight bout that is the most contentious among our staff members, and it’s still a relative blowout. Sakai is just a slight favorite at -130, but he has a big 8-3 lead from our pickers.
Our lone unanimous pick on the main card is Tatiana Suarez (8-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who is a massive 8-1 favorite over Montana De La Rosa (12-7-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) in their women’s flyweight fight.
And to open the main card, Yohan Lainesse (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) takes on Mike Malott (8-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a welterweight fight between a pair of Canadians. Malott is more than a 2-1 favorite, and he has a big 9-2 edge in the picks.
In the MMA Junkie consensus picks, Spann (57 percent), Muniz (68 percent), Sakai (56 percent), Suarez (88 percent) and Malott (78 percent) are the choices.
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