UFC Boston marks the light heavyweight debut of former middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Cageside Press has its picks set.
|Jason Payne (157-81)|
|Joe McDonagh (150-80)|
|Keith Shillan (115-64)|
|Ryan Fortune (113-66)|
|Heath Harshman (148-90)|
|Jay Anderson (146-92)|
|Josh Evanoff (139-94)|
|Gabriel Gonzalez (140-98)|
|Dan Doherty (139-99)|
|Mike McClory (96-69)|
|Eddie Law (90-83)|
UFC Boston is headlined by Dominick Reyes welcoming Chris Weidman to the light heavyweight division. After losing the title, Weidman went 1-4, prompting a move to 205. Reyes is 11-0 in his career and 5-0 in the Octagon but struggled in his last fight against Volkan Oezdemir. Seven of 11 writers picked Reyes.
The co-main event is a much-needed rematch of the UFC Mexico City main event between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. Their first fight notoriously ended within 15 seconds after an eye-poke and their rivalry has only grown since then. Only three of 11 writers picked Rodriguez.
Disgraced former NFL All-Pro Greg Hardy continues his MMA run against the debuting Ben Sosoli. Sosoli is 7-2 in his MMA career and is coming off a no-contest on the Contender Series. Hardy is 5-1 with five knockouts. All but one writer picked Hardy.
Joe Lauzon will fight in his home state of Massachusetts against Jonathan Pearce. Lauzon has the second most bonuses in UFC history but is winless in his last three and has yet to fight in 2019. Pearce is 9-3 in his career and is coming off a third-round KO on the Contender Series. Seven of 11 writers picked the veteran Lauzon.
Maycee Barber and Gillian Robertson square off in a battle of rising flyweight contenders. Barber is 7-0 and has finished both of her opponents in the Octagon. Robertson is 4-1 in the UFC with four stoppages. All but one writer picked Barber.
Opening up the UFC Boston main card is Deron Winn vs. Darren Stewart. Winn is a wrestling protege of Daniel Cormier and defeated Eric Spicely in a very fun UFC debut. Stewart has turned his career around winning three of his last four after going winless in his first four appearances in the Octagon. Winn was picked unanimously.