Quick Picks – UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Pettis

The UFC heads to Norfolk, Virginia this Saturday after a rush of MMA over the last week.

With UFC 217 still fresh in people’s minds, the MMA leader puts on another really good card with name fighters throughout. Former champion Anthony Pettis headlines against Dustin Poirier in a card littered with fun match-ups.

Here are my picks for the event.

Main Card

Lightweight – Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis – I think Anthony Pettis clips him and gets the TKO.

Welterweight – Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez – Matt Brown is bigger and less shopworn so he should win.

Heavyweight – Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini – Junior Albini to win

Middleweight – Nate Marquardt vs. Cezar Ferreira – Cezar Ferraira to win

Bantamweight – Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez – Raphael Assuncao to win

Lightweight – Joe Lauzon vs. Clay Guida – Joe Lauzon to win

Preliminary Card 

Bantamweight – John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes: John Dodson to win

Women’s Strawweight – Tatiana Suarez vs. Viviane Pereira – Viviane Pereira to win

Lightweight – Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quiñones – Sage Northcutt to win

Women’s Strawweight – Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff – Nina Ansaroff to win

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Welterweight – Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland – Court McGee to win

Light Heavyweight – Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna – Marcel Fortuna to win

Middleweight – Darren Stewart vs. Karl Roberson – Karl Roberson to win

 

BET OF THE WEEK

Anthony Pettis by KO/TKO at 3/1

 

START TIMES

Early Prelims – 11:30pm GMT on Fight Pass

Prelims – 1am GMT on Fight Pass and BT Sport 2

Main Card – 3am GMT on BT Sport 2

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