UFC on ESPN 25: Jung vs. Ige main card staff predictions

It may not be loaded with big names, but this UFC on ESPN 25 card has plenty of exciting matchups on paper. 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 heavyweight prospect Caio Machado (5-1-1). He is fresh off defending his BFL heavyweight title at BFL 67 over Unified MMA heavyweight champion Christian Larsen. Earlier this week, Machado signed on with MTK Global for representation, so even bigger things could be on the way.

2021 standings thru UFC 263

1. Cody Rempel (59-40-2) 11-9-1 in 2020

T2. Joel Griffith (56-43-2) 12-8-1 in 2020

T2. Cooper Riehl (56-43-2) 13-7-1 in 2020

4. Cole Shelton (54-45-2) N/A in 2020

5. Kylan Knowler (53-46-2) N/A in 2020

T6. Joe McDonagh (47-52-2) N/A in 2020

T6. Dylan Bowker (47-52-2) N/A in 2020

T6. Guest picker (47-52-2) 10-10-1 in 2020

Chan Sung Jung vs. Dan Ige

Cody Rempel: Chan Sung Jung via unanimous decision.

Joel Griffith: Dan Ige via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Chan Sung Jung via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Dan Ige via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Chan Sung Jung via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Dan Ige via knockout.

Dylan Bowker: Chan Sung Jung via TKO.

Caio Machado: Dan Ige via TKO.

Picks – Chan Sung Jung: 4, Dan Ige: 4

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Sergey Spivak

Cody Rempel: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Sergey Spivak via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Sergey Spivak via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Aleksei Oleinik via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Aleksei Oleinik via submission.

Caio Machado: Sergey Spivak via unanimous decision.

Picks – Aleksei Oleinik: 2, Sergey Spivak: 6

Marlon Vera vs. Davey Grant

Cody Rempel: Marlon Vera via submission.

Joel Griffith: Marlon Vera via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Davey Grant via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Marlon Vera via unanimous decision.

Kylan Knowler: Marlon Vera via split decision.

Joe McDonagh: Marlon Vera via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Marlon Vera via unanimous decision.

Caio Machado: Marlon Vera via knockout.

Picks – Marlon Vera: 7, Davey Grant: 1

Julian Erosa vs. Seungwoo Choi

Cody Rempel: Julian Erosa via submission.

Joel Griffith: Seungwoo Choi via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Julian Erosa via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Seungwoo Choi via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Seungwoo Choi via unanimous decision.

Joe McDonagh: Julian Erosa via knockout.

Dylan Bowker: Julian Erosa via unanimous decision.

Caio Machado: Julian Erosa via submission.

Picks – Julian Erosa: 5, Seungwoo Choi: 3

Wellington Turman vs. Bruno Silva

Cody Rempel: Bruno Silva via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Bruno Silva via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Bruno Silva via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Bruno Silva via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Wellington Turman via split decision.

Joe McDonagh: Wellington Turman via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Wellington Turman via unanimous decision.

Caio Machado: Wellington Turman via submission.

Picks – Wellington Turman: 4, Bruno Silva: 4

Matt Brown vs. Dhiego Lima

Cody Rempel: Dhiego Lima via submission.

Joel Griffith: Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision.

Cooper Riehl: Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision.

Cole Shelton: Matt Brown via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Matt Brown via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision.

Dylan Bowker: Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision.

Caio Machado: Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision.

Picks – Matt Brown: 2, Dhiego Lima: 6