UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 main card staff predictions

What a card we have here! Two title fights, a five-rounder between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz, plus two Canadians, Hakeem Dawodu and Alexis Davis, in action. 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 Canadian women’s flyweight prospect Jasmine Jasudavicius (5-1). After suffering her first defeat in a controversial split decision loss to Elise Reed at CFFC 83, Jasudavicius bounced back with a unanimous decision win over Ashley Deen at CFFC 93. The victory was enough to earn her a shot on Dana White’s Contender Series where she will take on Julia Polastri on Sept. 14.

2021 standings thru UFC Fight Night 189

1. Cody Rempel (56-38-2) 11-9-1 in 2020

2. Cooper Riehl (53-41-2) 13-7-1 in 2020

3. Joel Griffith (52-42-2) 12-8-1 in 2020

4. Cole Shelton (51-43-2) N/A in 2020

5. Kylan Knowler (50-44-2) N/A in 2020

6. Guest picker (47-47-2) 10-10-1 in 2020

7. Dylan Bowker (45-49-2) N/A in 2020

8. Joe McDonagh (42-51-2) N/A in 2020

Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori

Cody Rempel: Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Israel Adesanya via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision.

Jasmine Jasudavicius: Marvin Vettori via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Israel Adesanya via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Israel Adesanya via knockout.

Picks – Israel Adesanya: 7, Marvin Vettori: 1

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno

Cody Rempel: Deiveson Figueiredo via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Deiveson Figueiredo via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Brandon Moreno via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Deiveson Figueiredo via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Deiveson Figueiredo via submission.

Jasmine Jasudavicius: Deiveson Figueiredo via submission.

Dylan Bowker: Deiveson Figueiredo via knockout.

Joe McDonagh: Brandon Moreno via knockout.

Picks – Deiveson Figueiredo: 6, Brandon Moreno: 2

Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

Cody Rempel: Leon Edwards via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Leon Edwards via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Leon Edwards via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Leon Edwards via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Leon Edwards via TKO.

Jasmine Jasudavicius: Nate Diaz via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Nate Diaz via unanimous decision.

Joe McDonagh: Leon Edwards via unanimous decision.

Picks – Leon Edwards: 6, Nate Diaz: 2

Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad

Cody Rempel: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Jasmine Jasudavicius: Demian Maia via submission.

Dylan Bowker: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Joe McDonagh: Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

Picks – Demian Maia: 1, Belal Muhammad: 7

Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill

Cody Rempel: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Jamahal Hill via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Jasmine Jasudavicius: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Paul Craig via submission

Picks – Paul Craig: 1, Jamahal Hill: 7