Choi
vs.
Stephens
Belfort
vs.
Hall
Clark
vs.
VanZant
Meek
vs.
Usman
MMAjunkie readers’
consensus picks2017: 124-92 (2017)
choi2018
Choi
(59%)
uhall2018
Hall
(79%)
vanzant2018
VanZant
(68%)
usman2018
Usman
(72%)
Brian Garcia
@thegoze2017:135-81
trophy copy 2017 Champion
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Ben Fowlkes
@BenFowlkesMMA2017: 131-85
trophy copy 2016 Champion
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Dann Stupp
@DannStupp2017:129-82
trophy copy 2015 Champion
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Simon Samano
@SJSamano2017: 131-85
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
jrclark2018
Clark
usman2018
Usman
Steven Marrocco
@MMAjunkieSteven2017: 129-87
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn2017:128-88
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
jrclark2018
Clark
usman2018
Usman
Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA2017:127-89
trophy copy 2014 Champion
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Fernanda Prates
@nandaprates_2017:123-93
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt2017: 122-94
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge2017: 121-95
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
meek2018
Meek
Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway2017: 0-0
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Trent Reinsmith
@TrentReinsmith2017: 0-0
choi2018
Choi
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
usman2018
Usman
Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze2017: 0-0
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
vanzant2018
VanZant
meek2018
Meek
Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA2017: 0-0
stephens2018
Stephens
uhall2018
Hall
jrclark2018
Clark
usman2018
Usman

The UFC is back for its first event of the new calendar year, and it has touched down in St. Louis for the first time in its history.
UFC Fight Night 124 takes place Sunday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)In the main event, Jeremy Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 UFC) takes on Dooho Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout. Choi is a slight favorite in the fight, but our 14 MMAjunkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers (we’ve expanded the field for 2018) are split right down the middle at 7-7.In the co-feature, former champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) meets Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) in a middleweight bout and in what could be Belfort’s final fight. Hall is a -250 favorite, and he is the only unanimous pick on the card with 14 of 14 taking him to win.Also on the main card, Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) looks to build on her successful promotional debut when she takes on Paige VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who is moving up from strawweight to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division. Clark actually is a slight favorite over VanZant, but it’s VanZant with a big 11-3 edge.And to open the main card, Emil Meek (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on Kamaru Usman (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at welterweight. Usman is the biggest favorite on the card, and he’s got a 12-2 edge with just a pair of pickers going with Meek, the heavy underdog.Inthe MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Choi, Hall, VanZant and Usman are the choices.
Check out all the picks above.For more on UFC Fight Night 124, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.