UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor III main card staff predictions

The trilogy has finally arrived! How can you not be excited for this main event to go along with a stacked 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 Canadian heavyweight fighter Grayson Wells (5-3). After falling to Lee Mein at Unified MMA 38, Wells rebounded his last time out with a first round TKO victory in his own trilogy bout with Devon Neis. Expect to see Wells back in the cage on an upcoming Unified MMA card in the near future.

2021 standings thru UFC Fight Night 190

1. Cody Rempel (66-45-2) 11-9-1 in 2020

T2. Cole Shelton (64-47-2) N/A in 2020

T2. Cooper Riehl (64-47-2) 13-7-1 in 2020

4. Joel Griffith (63-48-2) 12-8-1 in 2020

5. Kylan Knowler (60-51-2) N/A in 2020

6. Dylan Bowker (54-57-2) N/A in 2020

7. Joe McDonagh (53-58-2) N/A in 2020

8. Guest picker (52-59-2) 10-10-1 in 2020

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

Cody Rempel: Conor McGregor via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Conor McGregor via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Dustin Poirier via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Conor McGregor via savage knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Conor McGregor via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Conor McGregor via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Dustin Poirier via knockout.

Grayson Wells: Dustin Poirier via unanimous decision.

Picks – Dustin Poirier: 3, Conor McGregor: 5

Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Cody Rempel: Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Stephen Thompson via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision.

Joe McDonagh: Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision.

Grayson Wells: Gilbert Burns via submission.

Picks – Gilbert Burns: 1, Stephen Thompson: 7

Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy

Cody Rempel: Tai Tuivasa via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Tai Tuivasa via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Tai Tuivasa via knockout.

Joel Griffith: Greg Hardy via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Tai Tuivasa via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Greg Hardy via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Tai Tuivasa via knockout.

Grayson Wells: Tai Tuivasa via knockout.

Picks – Tai Tuivasa: 6, Greg Hardy: 2

Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Cody Rempel: Irene Aldana via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Irene Aldana via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Irene Aldana via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Irene Aldana via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Irene Aldana via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Yana Kunitskaya via unanimous decision.

Joe McDonagh: Yana Kunitskaya via unanimous decision.

Grayson Wells: Irene Aldana via unanimous decision.

Picks – Irene Aldana: 6, Yana Kunitskaya: 2

Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

Cody Rempel: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Cole Shelton: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Sean O’Malley via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Dylan Bowker: Sean O’Malley via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Grayson Wells: Sean O’Malley via knockout.

Picks – Sean O’Malley: 8, Kris Moutinho: 0