UFC Fight Night 202: Makhachev vs. Green main card staff predictions

Will Bobby Green shock the world? Can Joel Alvarez halt the hype of Arman Tsarukyan? 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 featherweight prospect Lucas Neufeld (6-1). Other than a single blemish to now-UFC fighter Jordan Leavitt, Neufeld has been perfect in his professional career so far, most recently taking a decision over Josh Kwiatkowski at BTC 10. Neufeld will take on another stiff test next weekend at Unified MMA 43 as he takes on Neal Anderson.

2022 standings thru UFC Fight Night 201

1. Dylan Bowker (20-7) 113-108-3 in 2021

2. Cooper Riehl (19-8) 136-85-3 in 2021

3. Joel Griffith (18-9) 135-86-3 in 2021

4. Joe McDonagh (17-10) 122-99-3 in 2021

T5. Cody Rempel (16-11) 134-87-3 in 2021

T5. Cole Shelton (16-11) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T7. Kylan Knowler (15-12) 128-93-3 in 2021

T7. Guest picker (15-12) 115-106-3 in 2021

T7. Jason Hagholm (15-12) N/A in 2021

Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Green

Dylan Bowker: Islam Makhachev via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Islam Makhachev via decision.

Joel Griffith: Islam Makhachev via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Islam Makhachev via decision.

Cody Rempel: Islam Makhachev via submission.

Cole Shelton: Islam Makhachev via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Islam Makhachev via submission.

Lucas Neufeld: Islam Makhachev via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Islam Makhachev via decision.

Picks – Islam Makhachev: 9, Bobby Green: 0

Misha Cirkunov vs. Wellington Turman

Dylan Bowker: Misha Cirkunov via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Misha Cirkunov via submission.

Joel Griffith: Misha Cirkunov via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Misha Cirkunov via decision.

Cody Rempel: Misha Cirkunov via decision.

Cole Shelton: Misha Cirkunov via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Wellington Turman via decision.

Lucas Neufeld: Misha Cirkunov via knockout.

Jason Hagholm: Misha Cirkunov via submission.

Picks – Misha Cirkunov: 8, Wellington Turman: 1

Ji Yeon Kim vs. Priscila Cachoeira

Dylan Bowker: Ji Yeon Kim via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Ji Yeon Kim via decision.

Joel Griffith: Ji Yeon Kim via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Ji Yeon Kim via decision.

Cody Rempel: Ji Yeon Kim via decision.

Cole Shelton: Ji Yeon Kim via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Priscila Cachoeira via decision.

Lucas Neufeld: Priscila Cachoeira via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Ji Yeon Kim via submission.

Picks – Ji Yeon Kim: 7, Priscila Cachoeira: 2

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joel Alvarez

Dylan Bowker: Arman Tsarukyan via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Joel Griffith: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Cody Rempel: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Cole Shelton: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Joel Alvarez via decision.

Lucas Neufeld: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Joel Alvarez via TKO.

Picks – Arman Tsarukyan: 7, Joel Alvarez: 2

Armen Petrosyan vs. Gregory Rodrigues

Dylan Bowker: Armen Petrosyan via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Armen Petrosyan via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Gregory Rodrigues via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Gregory Rodrigues via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Armen Petrosyan via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Armen Petrosyan via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Armen Petrosyan via TKO.

Lucas Neufeld: Armen Petrosyan via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Armen Petrosyan via knockout.

Picks – Armen Petrosyan: 7, Gregory Rodrigues: 2