UFC 212 features the first actual featherweight title bout since 2015, and Cageside Press has their picks ready.
UFC 212 in Brazil is headlined by the delayed matchup between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. Holloway won his interim featherweight belt in December 2016, while Aldo had his interim belt promoted to the legitimate title in the same month.
UFC Stockholm was a solid card for the Cageside Press staff, with four writers sporting a 4-2 record, and two splitting the card at 3-3.
Check out our picks in the table below and make sure you scroll to the right to see every pick. The writers are sorted by winning percentage.
UFC 212 Staff Picks
|Staff Writers||Silva vs. Medeiros||Costa vs. Bamgbose||Belfort vs. Marquardt||Gadelha vs. Kowalkiewicz||Aldo vs. Holloway|
|Jason Payne (4-1)|
|Mike McClory (4-1)|
|Heath Harshman (8-3)|
|Jay Anderson (7-4)||v|
|Harry Davies (7-4)||v|
|Paarth Pande (7-4)||v|
|Dan Doherty (6-5)||v|
|Eddie Law (5-4)|
The final tally includes no unanimous picks. Paulo Costa, Jose Aldo, and Claudia Gadelha all came close with only one writer picking against each of them. Two writers believe Erick Silva will find his old spark and defeat Yancy Medeiros in the main card opener. Lastly, the staff is split down the middle when it comes to the veteran battle between Nate Marquardt and Vitor Belfort.