Quick Picks: UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Anders

The Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belém, Brazil hosts the UFC this weekend. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida takes on flying prospect Eryk Anders in the main event while a pretty top-heavy card is filled out Valentina Shevchenko and John Dodson in support.

Here are my picks for the card.

Main Card

Middleweight – Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders: I’m taking Machida here to be too tricky for his inexperienced opponent.

Bantamweight – John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz: Dodson

Women’s Flyweight – Valentina Shevchenko vs. Priscila Cachoeira: Shevchenko

Lightweight – Michel Prazeres vs. Desmond Green: Prazeres

Heavyweight – Timothy Johnson vs. Marcelo Golm: Golm

Middleweight – Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith: Santos

Preliminary Card

Welterweight – Sérgio Moraes vs. Tim Means: Moraes

Lightweight – Alan Patrick vs. Damir Hadžović: Patrick

Bantamweight – Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Marlon Vera: Vera

Bantamweight – Iuri Alcântara vs. Joe Soto: Alcântara

Early Preliminary Card

Flyweight – Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales: Figueiredo

Women’s Strawweight – Maia Stevenson vs. Polyana Viana: Viana

Bet Of The Week

Machida to win at 2/1

Start Times

Early Prelims – Midnight on UFC Fight Pass

Prelims – 1am on Fight Pass and BT Sport

Main Card – 3am on BT Sport

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