Ahead of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event, MMAjunkie staffers give their main-card predictions. In the lightweight headliner, one fighter was a big favorite.
Henderson
vs. Thomson
Miocic
vs. Gonzaga
Cerrone
vs. Martins
Elkins
vs. Stephens
Dann Stupp
@MMAjunkieDann All-time picks: 16-3
Henderson
Henderson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Elkins
Elkins
Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA All-time picks: 15-4
Henderson
Henderson
Gonzaga
Gonzaga
Cerrone
Cerrone
Stephens
Stephens
John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn All-time picks: 14-5
Henderson
Henderson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Stephens
Stephens
Steven Marrocco
@MMAjunkieSteven All-time picks: 13-6
Henderson
Henderson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Stephens
Stephens
Ben Fowlkes
@benfowlkesMMA All-time picks: 13-6
Thomson
Thomson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Elkins
Elkins
Brian Garcia
@thegoze All-time picks: 13-6
Henderson
Henderson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Stephens
Stephens
George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge All-time picks: 10-9
Henderson
Henderson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Stephens
Stephens
Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt All-time picks: 10-9
Henderson
Henderson
Miocic
Miocic
Cerrone
Cerrone
Elkins
Elkins
Seven of our eight full-time writers and MMAjunkie Radio hosts picked former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (19-3 MMA, 6-0 UFC) to beat ex-Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the five-round main event. Henderson is looking to rebound from his title fight loss to Anthony Pettis this past August. Thomson, meanwhile, had a title shot taken away when Pettis went down with a knee injury, and now he’ll need a win over Henderson to get back to top-contender status. Seven of our eight pickers also like Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to beat former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga (16-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) in their heavyweight co-main event. And all eight of our staffers agree that Donald Cerrone (21-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will beat fellow lightweight Adriano Martins(25-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The fight with the biggest split features featherweights Darren Elkins (17-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Jeremy Stephens (22-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC), who open the main card on FOX. Five of our pickers like Stephens in the fight while three are picking Elkins to take a mild upset.
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UFC on FOX 10 takes place Saturday at United Center in Chicago. The main card airs on FOX (8 p.m. ET) following prelims on FOX Sports 1 (5 p.m. ET) and UFC Fight Pass (4:30 p.m. ET). For the latest on UFC on FOX 10, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.