Max Holloway returns to the cage to face Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Vegas 42 and Cageside Press has its picks set.

Staff Writers
Yadong vs. Arce
Baeza vs. Williams
Spencer vs. Letson
Rothwell vs. De Lima
Halloway vs. Rodriguez
Dan Doherty (124-71)
Alex Behunin (115-70)
Eddie Law (65-40)
Justin Gibbons (126-78)
Gabriel Gonzalez (117-87)
Mike McClory (63-50)
Jay Anderson (110-90)
Dylan Bowker (100-91)
Chris Prawdzik (30-31)

Yair Rodriguez gets the biggest fight of his career in the main event of UFC Vegas 42 when he faces former champion Max Holloway. It’s been 10 months since Holloway last fought, but he had a brilliant performance against Calvin Kattar in that contest. Rodriguez has not fought in over two years and comes in on a two-fight win streak. Holloway was unanimously picked.

Heavyweights brawl in the co-main event as veteran Ben Rothwell takes on Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Rothwell continues to win, earning victories in three of his last four including a submission against fan-favorite Chris Barnett. De Lima has won two of his last three. Rothwell was picked by six of nine writers.

Featherweights meet on the main card as former title challenger Felicia Spencer battles up-and-comer Leah Letson. Spencer needs a win, dropping two straight after winning two of her first three. Letson hasn’t fought since her UFC debut victory in 2018 after The Ultimate Fighter. All but one writer picked Spencer.

A welterweight banger takes place on the main card as Miguel Baeza faces Khaos Williams. Baeza is looking to bounce back from his first career loss following a 3-0 start to his UFC career. Williams is 3-1 in his Octagon career with a pair of lightning quick knockouts. Baeza was picked by six of nine writers.

Opening up the UFC Vegas 42 main card will be Song Yadong and Julio Arce. Yadong has slowed down to a great start to his Octagon career, taking a close split decision against Casey Kenney that followed his first loss in the Octagon. Arce has won two of his last three with knockouts in each of those victories. Yadong was picked by five of nine writers.