Budd
vs.
Nogueira
Dantas
vs.
McDonald
Honeycutt
vs.
Leite
James
vs.
Moldavsky
MMAjunkie readers’
consensus picks2018: 80-47
budd2018
Budd
(70%)
mcdonald2018
McDonald
(60%)
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
(81%)
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
(80%)
Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA2018: 82-45
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Simon Samano
@SJSamano2018: 81-46
budd2018
Budd
dantas2018
Dantas
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
james2018
James
Trent Reinsmith
@TrentReinsmith2018: 80-47
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA2018:79-48
trophy copy 2014 Champion
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway2018: 79-48
budd2018
Budd
dantas2018
Dantas
leite2018
Leite
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Ben Fowlkes
@BenFowlkesMMA2018: 79-48
trophy copy 2016 Champion
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Steven Marrocco
@MMAjunkieSteven2018: 78-49
budd2018
Budd
dantas2018
Dantas
leite2018
Leite
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze2018: 76-51
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Dann Stupp
@DannStupp2018:76-51
trophy copy 2015 Champion
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt2018: 75-52
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
james2018
James
John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn2018:74-53
budd2018
Budd
dantas2018
Dantas
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
Fernanda Prates
@nandaprates_2018:73-54
budd2018
Budd
dantas2018
Dantas
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
james2018
James
Brian Garcia
@thegoze2018:70-57
trophy copy 2017 Champion
budd2018
Budd
mcdonald2018
McDonald
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky
George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge2018: 69-58
budd2018
Budd
dantas2018
Dantas
honeycutt2018
Honeycutt
moldavsky2018
Moldavsky

Bellator is back inOklahoma this week, and a women’s featherweight title fight headlines the card.
Bellator 202 takes place Friday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)In the main event, women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd (11-2 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) puts her belt on the line when she meets challenger Talita Nogueira (7-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA). It wasn’t an easy outing for Budd the last time she defended her belt, but she got by. This time, the champion is the only unanimous pick on the card among our 14 MMAjunkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers.In the co-feature, former bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (20-5 MMA, 10-3 BMMA) meets former UFC interim title challenger Michael McDonald (18-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA). McDonald, fighting for Bellator for just the second time, has just a slight 8-6 edge in the picks.Also on the main card, Chris Honeycutt (10-2 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) takes on Leo Leite (10-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) in a middleweight bout. Only two of our staff pickers are taking Leite to beat Honeycutt for his first Bellator victory.And to open the main card, only three of our pickers are taking Ernest James (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) to top Valentin Moldavsky (7-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in their heavyweight meeting on Paramount.Inthe MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Budd (70 percent), McDonald (60 percent), Honeycutt (81 percent) and Moldavsky (80 percent) are the choices.
Check out all the picks above.For more on Bellator 202, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.