UFC Fight Night 200: Hermansson vs. Strickland main card staff predictions

Can Sean Strickland continue his impressive run? Can Punahele Soriano halt the hype of Nick Maximov? 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 middleweight prospect Aaron Jeffery (11-3). Fresh off defending his CFFC middleweight title for the first time with a decision win over Rex Harris, Jeffery remains one of Canada’s top fighters not currently signed to a major promotion. Look for Jeffery to be back in the cage soon to continue his push to the big stage.

2022 standings thru UFC 270

1. Dylan Bowker (9-2) 113-108-3 in 2021

2. Cooper Riehl (8-3) 136-85-3 in 2021

T3. Joel Griffith (7-4) 135-86-3 in 2021

T3. Joe McDonagh (7-4) 122-99-3 in 2021

T5. Cole Shelton (6-5) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T5. Kylan Knowler (6-5) 128-93-3 in 2021

7. Cody Rempel (5-6) 134-87-3 in 2021

T8. Jason Hagholm (4-7) N/A in 2021

T8. Guest picker (4-7) 115-106-3 in 2021

Jack Hermansson vs. Sean Strickland

Dylan Bowker: Sean Strickland via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Sean Strickland via decision.

Joel Griffith: Sean Strickland via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Jack Hermansson via decision.

Cole Shelton: Sean Strickland via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Sean Strickland via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Sean Strickland via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Jack Hermansson via submission.

Aaron Jeffery: Sean Strickland via TKO.

Picks – Jack Hermansson: 2, Sean Strickland: 7

Punahele Soriano vs. Nick Maximov

Dylan Bowker: Nick Maximov via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Nick Maximov via decision.

Joel Griffith: Punahele Soriano via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Punahele Soriano via knockout.

Cole Shelton: Punahele Soriano via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Punahele Soriano via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Punahele Soriano via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Nick Maximov via submission.

Aaron Jeffery: Punahele Soriano via decision.

Picks – Punahele Soriano: 6, Nick Maximov: 3

Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Carlston Harris

Dylan Bowker: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Shavkat Rakhmonov via decision.

Cole Shelton: Shavkat Rakhmonov via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Shavkat Rakhmonov via decision.

Cody Rempel: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Shavkat Rakhmonov via decision.

Aaron Jeffery: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Picks – Shavkat Rakhmonov: 9, Carlston Harris: 0

Sam Alvey vs. Brendan Allen

Dylan Bowker: Brendan Allen via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Brendan Allen via submission.

Joel Griffith: Brendan Allen via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Brendan Allen via decision.

Cole Shelton: Brendan Allen via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Sam Alvey via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Brendan Allen via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Brendan Allen via TKO.

Aaron Jeffery: Brendan Allen via decision.

Picks – Sam Alvey: 1, Brendan Allen: 8

Tresean Gore vs. Bryan Battle

Dylan Bowker: Bryan Battle via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Bryan Battle via decision.

Joel Griffith: Tresean Gore via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Bryan Battle via knockout.

Cole Shelton: Tresean Gore via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Bryan Battle via decision.

Cody Rempel: Tresean Gore via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Tresean Gore via TKO.

Aaron Jeffery: Bryan Battle via decision.

Picks – Tresean Gore: 4, Bryan Battle: 5

Julian Erosa vs. Steven Peterson

Dylan Bowker: Julian Erosa via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Julian Erosa via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Julian Erosa via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Julian Erosa via knockout.

Cole Shelton: Steven Peterson via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Steven Peterson via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Julian Erosa via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Julian Erosa via TKO.

Aaron Jeffery: Julian Erosa via submission.

Picks – Julian Erosa: 7, Steven Peterson: 2