UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 main card staff predictions

While it’s unfortunate we lost the co-main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, UFC 260 is still loaded with fantastic matchups, especially the main card. The predictions from the MMA Empire team, along with our guest picker, can be found below for the five-fight main card.

Our guest picker for this event is one of Canada’s top bantamweights, Jesse Arnett (18-6). After dropping two fights in a row following his 12-fight winning streak from 2014-2018, Arnett has rebounded nicely with three straight wins, most recently a split decision victory over Elias Boudegzdame at UAE Warriors 15. Expect to see Arnett in the cage once again in the near future.

2021 standings thru UFC on ESPN 21

1. Cooper Riehl (30-20-1) 13-7-1 in 2020

T2. Cody Davis (28-22-1) 11-9-1 in 2020

T2. Cody Rempel (28-22-1) 11-9-1 in 2020

T4. Cole Shelton (27-23-1) N/A in 2020

T4. Joel Griffith (27-23-1) 12-8-1 in 2020

6. Guest picker (25-25-1) 10-10-1 in 2020

7. Dylan Bowker (24-26-1) N/A in 2020

8. Kylan Knowler (23-27-1) N/A in 2020

9. Joe McDonagh (18-32-1) N/A in 2020

Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou

Cooper Riehl: Stipe Miocic via TKO.

Cody Davis: Francis Ngannou via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Francis Ngannou via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Francis Ngannou via knockout.

Joel Griffith: Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision.

Jesse Arnett: Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Francis Ngannou via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Francis Ngannou via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Francis Ngannou via knockout.

Picks – Stipe Miocic: 3, Francis Ngannou: 6

Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque

Cooper Riehl: Vicente Luque via unanimous decision.

Cody Davis: Vicente Luque via unanimous decision.

Cody Rempel: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Vicente Luque via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision.

Jesse Arnett: Vicente Luque via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision.

Picks – Tyron Woodley: 3, Vicente Luque: 6

Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida

Cooper Riehl: Sean O’Malley via TKO.

Cody Davis: Thomas Almeida via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Sean O’Malley via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Joel Griffith: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Jesse Arnett: Sean O’Malley via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Sean O’Malley via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Joe McDonagh: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Picks – Sean O’Malley: 8, Thomas Almeida: 1

Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick

Cooper Riehl: Gillian Robertson via submission.

Cody Davis: Gillian Robertson via submission.

Cody Rempel: Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Miranda Maverick via submission.

Jesse Arnett: Miranda Maverick via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Miranda Maverick via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Gillian Robertson via unanimous decision.

Joe McDonagh: Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision.

Picks – Gillian Robertson: 3, Miranda Maverick: 6

Khama Worthy vs. Jamie Mullarkey

Cooper Riehl: Khama Worthy via unanimous decision.

Cody Davis: Khama Worthy via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Khama Worthy via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Khama Worthy via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Khama Worthy via TKO.

Jesse Arnett: Khama Worthy via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Khama Worthy via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Khama Worthy via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Khama Worthy via knockout.

Picks – Khama Worthy: 9, Jamie Mullarkey: 0