UFC Fight Night 206: Holm vs. Vieira main card staff predictions

Will Holly Holm be victorious in her first bout since 2020? Will Chidi Njokuani score another violent knockout? 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 amateur lightweight fighter Jarred Dumond (3-3). Although holding a .500 record, it’s deceiving as Dumond has taken on the best the amateur circuit has to offer. He shifts his focus to the next level now as he’s set to make his professional debut June 4 at BTC 15.

2022 standings thru UFC on ESPN 36

1. Jason Hagholm (57-28) N/A in 2021

2. Joe McDonagh (56-29) 122-99-3 in 2021

T3. Dylan Bowker (55-30) 113-108-3 in 2021

T3. Cooper Riehl (55-30) 136-85-3 in 2021

T5. Cody Rempel (54-31) 134-87-3 in 2021

T5. Cole Shelton (54-31) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

7. Kylan Knowler (53-32) 128-93-3 in 2021

8. Joel Griffith (49-36) 135-86-3 in 2021

9. Guest picker (47-38) 115-106-3 in 2021

Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira

Jason Hagholm: Ketlen Vieira via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Holly Holm via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Holly Holm via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Holly Holm via decision.

Cody Rempel: Holly Holm via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Holly Holm via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Holly Holm via decision.

Joel Griffith: Ketlen Vieira via decision.

Jarred Dumond: Holly Holm via decision.

Picks – Holly Holm: 7, Ketlen Vieira: 2

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira

Jason Hagholm: Michel Pereira via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Santiago Ponzinibbio via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Santiago Ponzinibbio via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Santiago Ponzinibbio via decision.

Cody Rempel: Michel Pereira via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Michel Pereira via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Michel Pereira via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Santiago Ponzinibbio via decision.

Jarred Dumond: Santiago Ponzinibbio via TKO.

Picks – Santiago Ponzinibbio: 5, Michel Pereira: 4

Chidi Njokuani vs. Dusko Todorovic

Jason Hagholm: Chidi Njokuani via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Dusko Todorovic via knockout.

Dylan Bowker: Dusko Todorovic via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Chidi Njokuani via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Chidi Njokuani via decision.

Cole Shelton: Chidi Njokuani via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Chidi Njokuani via decision.

Joel Griffith: Chidi Njokuani via TKO.

Jarred Dumond: Dusko Todorovic via decision.

Picks – Chidi Njokuani: 6, Dusko Todorovic: 3

Polyana Viana vs. Tabatha Ricci

Jason Hagholm: Polyana Viana via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Polyana Viana via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Polyana Viana via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Polyana Viana via decision.

Cody Rempel: Tabatha Ricci via decision.

Cole Shelton: Polyana Viana via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Tabatha Ricci via decision.

Joel Griffith: Tabatha Ricci via decision.

Jarred Dumond: Tabatha Ricci via submission.

Picks – Polyana Viana: 5, Tabatha Ricci: 4

Eryk Anders vs. Jun Yong Park

Jason Hagholm: Eryk Anders via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Eryk Anders via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Eryk Anders via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Eryk Anders via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Jun Yong Park via decision.

Cole Shelton: Jun Yong Park via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Eryk Anders via decision.

Joel Griffith: Jun Yong Park via decision.

Jarred Dumond: Eryk Anders via knockout.

Picks – Eryk Anders: 6, Jun Yong Park: 3