UFC Fight Night 215: Lewis vs. Spivak main card staff predictions

Will Sergey Spivak continue his rise up the heavyweight ladder? Can Kennedy Nzechukwu come away with the biggest win of his career? 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 Mitch Strazzella (2-0). After an up and down amateur career, Strazzella has looked very much the part to kick off his professional career undefeated. He will look to keep that undefeated record intact when he takes on Ali Wasuk at BFL 75 in a couple weeks time.

2022 standings thru UFC 281

1. Kylan Knowler (126-73) 128-93-3 in 2021

T2. Cole Shelton (124-75) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T2. Joel Griffith (124-75) 135-86-3 in 2021

T2. Jason Hagholm (124-75) N/A in 2021

5. Joe McDonagh (122-77) 122-99-3 in 2021

T6. Cody Rempel (120-79) 134-87-3 in 2021

T6. Cooper Riehl (120-79) 136-85-3 in 2021

8. Dylan Bowker (114-85) 113-108-3 in 2021

9. Guest picker (107-92) 115-106-3 in 2021

Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak

Kylan Knowler: Derrick Lewis via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Derrick Lewis via knockout.

Joel Griffith: Sergey Spivak via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Derrick Lewis via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Derrick Lewis via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Derrick Lewis via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Derrick Lewis via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Derrick Lewis via knockout.

Mitch Strazzella: Derrick Lewis via knockout.

Picks – Derrick Lewis: 8, Sergey Spivak: 1

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Ion Cutelaba

Kylan Knowler: Kennedy Nzechukwu via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Kennedy Nzechukwu via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Kennedy Nzechukwu via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Ion Cutelaba via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Kennedy Nzechukwu via decision.

Cody Rempel: Kennedy Nzechukwu via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Ion Cutelaba via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Kennedy Nzechukwu via TKO.

Mitch Strazzella: Ion Cutelaba via TKO.

Picks – Kennedy Nzechukwu: 6, Ion Cutelaba: 3

Chase Sherman vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta

Kylan Knowler: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via knockout.

Dylan Bowker: Waldo Cortes-Acosta via TKO.

Mitch Strazzella: Chase Sherman via decision.

Picks – Chase Sherman: 1, Waldo Cortes-Acosta: 8

Andre Fialho vs. Muslim Salikhov

Kylan Knowler: Andre Fialho via decision.

Cole Shelton: Andre Fialho via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Muslim Salikhov via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Andre Fialho via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Andre Fialho via decision.

Cody Rempel: Andre Fialho via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Andre Fialho via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Muslim Salikhov via decision.

Mitch Strazzella: Andre Fialho via TKO.

Picks – Andre Fialho: 7, Muslim Salikhov: 2

Jack Della Maddalena vs. Danny Roberts

Kylan Knowler: Jack Della Maddalena via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Jack Della Maddalena via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Jack Della Maddalena via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Jack Della Maddalena via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Jack Della Maddalena via knockout.

Cody Rempel: Jack Della Maddalena via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Jack Della Maddalena via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Jack Della Maddalena via decision.

Mitch Strazzella: Danny Roberts via TKO.

Picks – Jack Della Maddalena: 8, Danny Roberts: 1