A featherweight title fight and Cris Cyborg’s return headline UFC 240, and Cageside Press has their picks set for the Edmonton Card.
|Jason Payne (118-50)|
|Joe McDonagh (110-50)|
|Heath Harshman (109-59)|
|Jay Anderson (107-61)|
|Keith Shillan (69-40)|
|Gabriel Gonzalez (106-62)|
|Mike McClory (67-40)|
|Ryan Fortune (68-41)|
|Dan Doherty (103-65)|
|Josh Evanoff (103-65)|
|Davidson Baker (33-25)|
|Marcus Rebelo (11-10)|
The main event of UFC 240 is between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title. Holloway is coming off a loss in a lightweight title shot, returning to the featherweight division, where he has not lost since 2013. Edgar has won three of his last four, but has not fought in over a year. All but two writers picked the champion Holloway.
Cris Cyborg takes on Felicia Spencer in the co-main event. Cyborg is looking to rebound from her first loss since 2005. Spencer is undefeated at 7-0 in her career, submitting Megan Anderson in her UFC debut. Cyborg was unanimously picked.
Niko Price and Geoff Neal square off in a Fight of the Night candidate. Of their nine combined Octagon victories, eight are stoppages. All but two writers went with Neal.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier takes on promising Russian Arman Tsarukyan. OAM was on a run of seven wins in eight fights before dropping his last two contests. Tsarukyan is an impressive Russian fighter holding a 13-2 record after dropping a very entertaining UFC debut against Islam Makhachev. All but three writers went with the Canadian.
Opening up the UFC 240 main card is a bout between Canadian prospect Marc-Andre Barriault and Krzysztof Jotko. Barriault was a two-division champion in TKO, a Canadian organization, before joining the UFC and dropping his debut against TUF winner Andrew Sanchez. After winning six of his first seven fights with the promotion, Jotko was seen as a top prospect in the organization. However, three consecutive losses slowed his rise. Jotko bounced back with a win over Alan Amedovski most recently. Just three writers went with the Canadian.