Quick Picks: UFC on FOX – Gaethje vs. Poirier

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The UFC returns to FOX television in the United States this weekend with a rather exciting line-up of fights. The master of absolute wars, Justin Gaethje gets the headlining spot here as he takes on Dustin Poirier who seems to be reaching the optimum output of his talents over the last year or so. Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit acts as chief support against Alex Oliveira while uber prospect Israel Adesanya leads a very impressive undercard.

These are my picks for the event.

Main Card

Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier: Going with Gaethje in a war.

Carlos Condit vs. Alex Oliveira: Condit at his best wins this, but I’m not sure he is anymore. Oliveira.

Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori: Adesanya

Cortney Casey vs. Michelle Waterson: Waterson

Preliminary Card

Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior: Carlos Junior

Muslim Salikhov vs. Ricky Rainey: Salikhov

John Moraga vs. Wilson Reis: Reis

Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Tavares: Jotko

Early Preliminary Card

Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez: Lopez

Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Moret: Burns

Luke Sanders vs. Patrick Williams: Sanders

Arjan Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek: Bhullar

Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami: Lima

Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller: Dobson

Bet Of The Week

I’m going all out with a 10/1 accumulator this week of Gaethje, Oliveira, Reis and Lima.

Start Times

Early Prelims – 8.30pm IST on Fight Pass

Prelims – 11pm IST on Fight Pass and BT Sport 2

Main Card – 1am IST on BT Sport 2

(IST = Irish and UK time)

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