UFC Fight Night 208: Blaydes vs. Aspinall main card staff predictions

Can Tom Aspinall continue his quick rise up the UFC’s heavyweight division ladder? Will Jack Hermansson put a halt to Chris Curtis’ cinderella story? The predictions from the MMA Empire team, along with our guest picker, can be found below for the six-fight main card.

Our guest picker for this event is Canadian amateur featherweight fighter Zachary Gehl (1-0). At just 21 years old, Gehl earned his first amateur win back in April, to go along with a long list of kickboxing wins. Gehl will look to move to 2-0 next weekend when he takes on Justin Breiwick at Warrior Games 13.

2022 standings thru UFC on ABC 3

1. Jason Hagholm (83-44) N/A in 2021

2. Kylan Knowler (82-45) 128-93-3 in 2021

T3. Cole Shelton (80-47) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T3. Joe McDonagh (80-47) 122-99-3 in 2021

5. Cooper Riehl (79-48) 136-85-3 in 2021

T6. Dylan Bowker (78-49) 113-108-3 in 2021

T6. Cody Rempel (78-49) 134-87-3 in 2021

8. Joel Griffith (77-50) 135-86-3 in 2021

9. Guest picker (69-58) 115-106-3 in 2021

Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall

Jason Hagholm: Tom Aspinall via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Tom Aspinall via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Tom Aspinall via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Curtis Blaydes via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Tom Aspinall via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Tom Aspinall via decision.

Cody Rempel: Tom Aspinall via knockout.

Joel Griffith: Tom Aspinall via TKO.

Zachary Gehl: Curtis Blaydes via decision.

Picks – Curtis Blaydes: 2, Tom Aspinall: 7

Jack Hermansson vs. Chris Curtis

Jason Hagholm: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Jack Hermansson via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Chris Curtis via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Jack Hermansson via decision.

Cody Rempel: Chris Curtis via decision.

Joel Griffith: Jack Hermansson via decision.

Zachary Gehl: Chris Curtis via decision.

Picks – Jack Hermansson: 3, Chris Curtis: 6

Paddy Pimblett vs. Jordan Leavitt

Jason Hagholm: Jordan Leavitt via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Paddy Pimblett via submission.

Cole Shelton: Paddy Pimblett via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Paddy Pimblett via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Paddy Pimblett via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Paddy Pimblett via decision.

Cody Rempel: Paddy Pimblett via submission.

Joel Griffith: Paddy Pimblett via decision.

Zachary Gehl: Paddy Pimblett via TKO.

Picks – Paddy Pimblett: 8, Jordan Leavitt: 1

Nikita Krylov vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Jason Hagholm: Alexander Gustafsson via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Nikita Krylov via decision.

Cole Shelton: Alexander Gustafsson via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Alexander Gustafsson via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Alexander Gustafsson via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Alexander Gustafsson via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Nikita Krylov via decision.

Joel Griffith: Alexander Gustafsson via decision.

Zachary Gehl: Nikita Krylov via decision.

Picks – Nikita Krylov: 3, Alexander Gustafsson: 6

Molly McCann vs. Hannah Goldy

Jason Hagholm: Molly McCann via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Molly McCann via decision.

Cole Shelton: Molly McCann via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Molly McCann via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Molly McCann via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Molly McCann via decision.

Cody Rempel: Molly McCann via decision.

Joel Griffith: Molly McCann via TKO.

Zachary Gehl: Molly McCann via decision.

Picks – Molly McCann: 9, Hannah Goldy: 0

Paul Craig vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Jason Hagholm: Paul Craig via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Paul Craig via submission.

Cole Shelton: Volkan Oezdemir via knockout.

Joe McDonagh: Paul Craig via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Volkan Oezdemir via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Paul Craig via submission.

Cody Rempel: Paul Craig via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Volkan Oezdemir via knockout.

Zachary Gehl: Paul Craig via TKO.

Picks – Paul Craig: 6, Volkan Oezdemir: 3