Upcoming UFC Predictions

Predictions of ALL of the UFC’s upcoming cards, with my prediction record at the bottom.

Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate MMAintel’s rankings at time of announcement, not UFC.com.

 

UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs. Strickland

Main Card (ESPN)

MW: Uriah Hall (9) over Sean Strickland (15)

HW: Shamil Abdurakhimov (12) over Chris Daukaus (9)

WSW: Gloria de Paula (42) over Cheyanne Buys (40)

BW: Kyung Ho Kang (34) over Rani Yahya (33)

MW: Roman Kopylov (59) over Sam Alvey (43)

WW: Bryan Barberena (51) over Jason Witt (67)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

WW: Mounir Lazzez (44) over Niklas Stolze (71)

WBW: Nicco Montano (23) over Yanan Wu (26)

LW: Rafa Garcia (73) over Chris Gruetzemacher (51)

FW: Danny Chavez (73) over Kai Kamaka III (77)

WSW: Jinh Yu Frey (31) over Ashley Yoder (29)

BW: Ronnie Lawrence (59) over Trevin Jones (46)

FW: Melsik Baghdasaryan (NR) over Collin Anglin (NR)

WW: Orion Cosce (NR) over Phil Rowe (73)

FLY: Ryan Benoit (17) over Zarrukh Adashev (33)

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane

Main Card (PPV)

HW: Derrick Lewis (3) over Cyril Gane (5)

WBW: Amanda Nunes (1) over Julianna Pena (9)

BW: Jose Aldo (7) over Pedro Munhoz (9)

WW: Michael Chiesa (8) over Vicente Luque (13)

LW: Rafael Fizaev (21) over Bobby Green (26)

Preliminary Card (ESPN)

WSW: Tecia Torres (12) over Angela Hill (18)

BW: Casey Kenney (25) over Yadong Song (23)

WSW: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (15) over Jessica Penne (20)

BW: Miles Johns (49) over Anderson dos Santos (59)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

LHW: Alonzo Menifield (28) over Ed Herman (22)

FLY: Manel Kape (24) over Ode Osbourne (21)

WFLY: Victoria Leonardo (38) over Melissa Gatto (NR)

BW: Drako Rodriguez (69) over Vince Morales (55)

BW: Johnny Munoz Jr. (71) over Jamey Simmons (82FW)

UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum

Main Card (ESPN+)

MW: Jared Cannonier (5) over Kelvin Gastelum (9)

FLY: Alexandre Pantoja (6) over Brandon Royval (7)

LW: Mark O Madsen (52) over Clay Guida (34)

BW: Brian Kelleher (28) over Domingo Pilarte (68)

HW: Chase Sherman (30) over Parker Porter (38)

LW: Vinc Pichel (32) over Austin Hubbard (64)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

LHW: William Knight (32) over Fabio Cherant (41)

LW: Roosevelt Roberts (45) over Ignacio Bahamondes (75)

WFLY: Cortney Casey (28) over Liana Jojua (34)

FW: Austin Lingo (74) over Luis Saldana (72)

WW: Sasha Palatnikov (66) over Ramiz Brahimaj (70)

WBW: Bea Malecki (23) over Josiane Nunes (NR)

BW: Mana Martinez (NR) over Jesse Strader (72)

UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Chikadze

Main Card (ESPN+)

FW: Edson Barboza (10) over Giga Chikadze (17)

WW: Sean Brady (31) over Kevin Lee (14LW)

FLY: Alex Perez (4) over Matt Schnell (12)

MW: Makhmud Muradov (23) over Gerald Meerschaert (24)

WFLY: Tracy Cortez (22) over JJ Aldrich (28)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

WBW: Sara McMann (12) over Ketlen Vieira (8)

MW: Aliaskhab Khizriev (NR) over Alessio di Chirico (29)

FW: Pat Sabatini (63) over Jamall Emmers (60)

LHW: Dustin Jacoby (23) over Darren Stewart (46MW)

FW: Kevin Croom (57) over Marcelo Rojo (77)

BW: Mario Bautista (46) over Guido Cannetti (63)

WBW: Joselyne Edwards (24) over Zarah Fairn (32)

UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till

Main Card (ESPN+)

MW: Derek Brunson (10) over Darren Till (6)

LHW: Alexander Gustafsson (12HW) over Paul Craig (11)

FW: Lerone Murphy (30) over Charles Jourdain (64)

LHW: Magomed Ankalaev (15) over Volkan Oezdemir (8)

BW: Nathaniel Wood (27) over Jonathan Martinez (32)

BW: Said Nurmagomedov (20) over Jack Shore (30)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

LHW: Khalil Rountree (38) over Modestas Bukauskas (30) 

LW: Rafael Alves (74) over Marc Diakiese (41)

WFLY: Ji Yeon Kim (19) over Molly McCann (27)

LW: Paddy Pimblett (NR) over Luigi Vendramini (70)

MW: Marc Andre Barriault (45) over Dalcha Lungiambula (48)

WFLY: Taila Santos (15) over Mandy Bohm (NR)

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann

Main Card (ESPN+)

LHW: Anthony Smith (9) over Ryan Spann (16)

LHW: Devin Clark (27) over Ion Cutelaba (24)

LW: Jim Miller (32) over Nikolas Motta (NR)

WBW: Raquel Pennington (4) over Pannie Kianzad (13)

BW: Montel Jackson (27) over Batgerel Danaa (60)

WW: Joaquin Buckley (31) over Antonio Arroyo (67)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

WW: Impa Kasanganay (52) over Carlston Harris (62)

LHW: Tafon Nchukwi (50MW) over Mike Rodriguez (36)

BW: Gustavo Lopez (58) over Heili Alateng (63)

WBW: Erin Blanchfield (NR) over Sarah Alpar (30)

WW: Dakota Bush (77) over Zhu Rong (80LW)

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega

Main Card (PPV)

FW: Brian Ortega (3) over Alex Volkanovski (1)

WFLY: Valentina Shevchenko (1) over Lauren Murphy (6)

WW: Robbie Lawler (12) over Nick Diaz (NR)

HW: Curtis Blaydes (4) over Jairzinho Rozenstruik (6)

BW: Merab Dvalishvili (13) over Marlon Moraes (6)

Preliminary Card (ESPN)

WFLY: Jessica Andrade (2) over Cynthia Calvillo (4)

WFLY: Tatiana Suarez (5SW) over Roxanne Modafferi (12)

LW: Uros Medic (63) over Jalin Turner (59)

WFLY: Mayra Bueno Silva (23) over Manon Fiorot (25)

UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker

Main Card (ESPN+)

LHW: Thiago Santos (7) over Johnny Walker (13)

LW: Diego Ferreira (14) over Grant Dawson (32FW)

MW: Kevin Holland (11) over Kyle Daukaus (49)

LHW: Jamahal Hill (12) over Jim Crute (19)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

LW: Joe Solecki (29) over Jared Gordon (46FW)

WBW: Karol Rosa (18) over Bethe Correia (16)

LW: Devonte Smith (45) over Jamie Mullarkey (62)

BW: Douglas Silva (49FW) over Gaetano Pirrillo (70)

FW: Fernando Padilla (NR) over Sean Soriano (72LW)

UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez

Main Card (ESPN+)

WSW: Marina Rodriguez (6) over Mackenzie Dern (9)

MW: Phil Hawes (39) over Deron Winn (46)

HW: Alexander Romanov (18) over Jared Vanderaa (36)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

MW: Laureano Staropoli (40) over Jamie Pickett (65)

WFLY: Sabina Mazo (20) over Mariya Agapova (35)

BW: Chris Gutierrez (36) over Felipe Colares (54)

WSW: Lupita Godinez (38) over Sam Hughes (41)

UFC Fight Night

HW: Andrei Arlovski (16) over Carlos Felipe (30)

FW: Ludovit Klein (56) over Nate Landwehr (39)

WFLY: Maryna Moroz (19) over Luana Carolina (30)

WSW: Ariane Carnelossi (33) over Istela Nunes (NR)

UFC Fight Night

WSW: Livia Renata Souza (21) over Randa Markos (25)

UFC 267: Blahowicz vs. Teixeira

Main Card (PPV)

LHW: Jan Blachowicz (2) over Glover Teixeira (3)

BW: Petr Yan (1) over Aljamain Sterling (3)

WW: Khamzat Chimaev (26) over Jianliang Li (9)

Preliminary Card (ESPN)

WSW: Virna Jandiroba (14) over Amanda Ribas (13)

LHW: Shamil Gamzatov (26) over Michal Oleksiejczuk (21)

2021 Record: 195-92 (68%)

UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar: 7-3 (70%)

UFC on ESPN 20: Chiesa vs. Magny: 11-3 (79%)

UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier: 5-6 (45%)

UFC Fight Night 184: Overeem vs. Volkov: 8-4 (75%)

UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns: 7-3 (70%)

UFC Fight Night 185: Blaydes vs. Lewis: 6-6 (50%)

UFC Fight Night 186: Rozenstruik vs. Gane: 7-1 (88%)

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya: 11-4 (73%) 

UFC Fight Night 187: Edwards vs. Muhammad: 9-2 (82%)

UFC on ESPN 21: Brunson vs. Holland: 7-3 (70%)

UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou II: 8-2 (80%)

UFC on ABC 2: Vettori vs. Holland: 9-4 (69%)

UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs. Gastelum: 8-2 (80%)

UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal II: 10-3 (77%)

UFC on ESPN 23: Reyes vs. Prochazka: 8-2 (80%)

UFC on ESPN 24: Waterson vs. Rodriguez: 3-6 (33%)

UFC 262: Chandler vs. Oliveira: 4-8 (33%)

UFC Fight Night 188: Garbrandt vs. Font: 10-2 (83%)

UFC Fight Night 189: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai: 7-5 (58%)

UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori II: 8-6 (57%)

UFC on ESPN 25: Korean Zombie vs. Ige: 8-4 (67%)

UFC Fight Night 190: Gane vs. Volkov: 9-3 (75%)

UFC 264: McGregor vs. Poirier III: 8-4 (67%)

UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs. Moises: 9-1 (90%)

UFC on ESPN 27: Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen: 6-5 (55%)

UFC on ESPN 28: Hall vs. Strickland: 

2020 Record: 315-124 (72%)

Best Events of 2020: UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal (12-1); UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs. Oliynyk: (11-1); Four Events of 10-1 (UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige, UFC on ESPN 16: Holm vs. Aldana, UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje, UFC Fight Night 181: Silva vs. Hall)

Worst Events of 2020: UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs. Volkov (5-7); UFC on ESPN 15: Edgar vs. Munhoz (4-5); UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes (6-6)

2019 Record: 321-187 (63%)

2018 Record: 318-154 (67%)

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