UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal main card staff predictions

Will Jorge Masvidal pull off another long shot knockout? Can Renato Moicano pull off the short notice upset? 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 bantamweight prospect Mateo Vogel (5-2). Still young in his professional career, Vogel’s only two defeats have come to the toughest of competition in Xavier Alaoui and Da’Mon Blackshear. He also boasts wins over tough opponents in Serhiy Sidey and Garrett Armfield. After having his BFL 71 bout with Radley Da Silva cancelled, look for Vogel to be back in action in the first half of 2022.

2022 standings thru UFC Fight Night 202

1. Dylan Bowker (23-9) 113-108-3 in 2021

2. Cooper Riehl (22-10) 136-85-3 in 2021

3. Joel Griffith (20-12) 135-86-3 in 2021

T4. Kylan Knowler (19-13) 128-93-3 in 2021

T4. Guest picker (19-13) 115-106-3 in 2021

T4. Cody Rempel (19-13) 134-87-3 in 2021

T4. Cole Shelton (19-13) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T4. Joe McDonagh (19-13) 122-99-3 in 2021

9. Jason Hagholm (17-15) N/A in 2021

Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal

Dylan Bowker: Jorge Masvidal via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Colby Covington via decision.

Joel Griffith: Colby Covington via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Jorge Masvidal via knockout.

Mateo Vogel: Jorge Masvidal via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Colby Covington via decision.

Cole Shelton: Colby Covington via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Colby Covington via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Colby Covington via decision.

Picks – Colby Covington: 6, Jorge Masvidal: 3

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano

Dylan Bowker: Rafael dos Anjos via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Rafael dos Anjos via decision.

Joel Griffith: Renato Moicano via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Rafael dos Anjos via TKO.

Mateo Vogel: Rafael dos Anjos via decision.

Cody Rempel: Rafael dos Anjos via submission.

Cole Shelton: Renato Moicano via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Rafael dos Anjos via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Rafael dos Anjos via submission.

Picks – Rafael dos Anjos: 7, Renato Moicano: 2

Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell

Dylan Bowker: Bryce Mitchell via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Bryce Mitchell via decision.

Joel Griffith: Edson Barboza via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Edson Barboza via TKO.

Mateo Vogel: Bryce Mitchell via submission.

Cody Rempel: Bryce Mitchell via decision.

Cole Shelton: Edson Barboza via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Bryce Mitchell via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Bryce Mitchell via decision.

Picks – Edson Barboza: 3, Bryce Mitchell: 6

Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira

Dylan Bowker: Kevin Holland via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Kevin Holland via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Kevin Holland via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Kevin Holland via submission.

Mateo Vogel: Kevin Holland via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Kevin Holland via decision.

Cole Shelton: Kevin Holland via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Kevin Holland via knockout.

Jason Hagholm: Kevin Holland via TKO.

Picks – Kevin Holland: 9, Alex Oliveira: 0

Sergey Spivak vs. Greg Hardy

Dylan Bowker: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Greg Hardy via knockout.

Joel Griffith: Greg Hardy via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Mateo Vogel: Sergey Spivak via submission.

Cody Rempel: Sergey Spivak via submission.

Cole Shelton: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Sergey Spivak via knockout.

Jason Hagholm: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Picks – Sergey Spivak: 7, Greg Hardy: 2