UFC on ESPN 31: Font vs. Aldo main card staff predictions

Will Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev be as good as we expect? Can Chris Curtis score another big upset? 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 flyweight and UFC fighter Malcolm Gordon (13-5). After falling in his first two UFC appearances, Gordon picked up the biggest win of his career with a unanimous decision over Francisco Figueiredo in July. Gordon will look to pick up his second UFC win when he takes on Denys Bondar on Feb. 5, 2022.

2021 standings thru UFC Fight Night 198

1. Cole Shelton (130-74-3) N/A in 2020

2. Joel Griffith (127-77-3) 12-8-1 in 2020

3. Cody Rempel (126-78-3) 11-9-1 in 2020

4. Cooper Riehl (125-79-3) 13-7-1 in 2020

5. Kylan Knowler (121-83-3) N/A in 2020

6. Joe McDonagh (116-88-3) N/A in 2020

7. Guest picker (110-94-3) 10-10-1 in 2020

8. Dylan Bowker (105-99-3) N/A in 2020

Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo

Cole Shelton: Rob Font via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Jose Aldo via decision.

Cody Rempel: Rob Font via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Jose Aldo via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Rob Font via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Rob Font via TKO.

Malcolm Gordon: Rob Font via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Jose Aldo via decision.

Picks – Rob Font: 5, Jose Aldo: 3

Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev

Cole Shelton: Brad Riddell via decision.

Joel Griffith: Rafael Fiziev via decision.

Cody Rempel: Rafael Fiziev via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Brad Riddell via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Rafael Fiziev via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Rafael Fiziev via decision.

Malcolm Gordon: Brad Riddell via submission.

Dylan Bowker: Rafael Fiziev via decision.

Picks – Brad Riddell: 3, Rafael Fiziev: 5

Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill

Cole Shelton: Jimmy Crute via decision.

Joel Griffith: Jimmy Crute via submission.

Cody Rempel: Jimmy Crute via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Jamahal Hill via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Jimmy Crute via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Jimmy Crute via decision.

Malcolm Gordon: Jamahal Hill via knockout.

Dylan Bowker: Jimmy Crute via TKO.

Picks – Jimmy Crute: 6, Jamahal Hill: 2

Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos

Cole Shelton: Leonardo Santos via decision.

Joel Griffith: Leonardo Santos via submission.

Cody Rempel: Leonardo Santos via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Clay Guida via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Leonardo Santos via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Clay Guida via decision.

Malcolm Gordon: Clay Guida via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Clay Guida via decision.

Picks – Clay Guida: 4, Leonardo Santos: 4

Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis

Cole Shelton: Brendan Allen via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Brendan Allen via decision.

Cody Rempel: Brendan Allen via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Brendan Allen via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Malcolm Gordon: Brendan Allen via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Brendan Allen via decision.

Picks – Brendan Allen: 6, Chris Curtis: 2

Alex Morono vs. Mickey Gall

Cole Shelton: Alex Morono via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Alex Morono via decision.

Cody Rempel: Alex Morono via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Alex Morono via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Alex Morono via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Alex Morono via decision.

Malcolm Gordon: Mickey Gall via submission.

Dylan Bowker: Mickey Gall via submission.

Picks – Alex Morono: 6, Mickey Gall: 2