UFC on ESPN 34: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 main card staff predictions

Can Vicente Luque make it 2-0 over Belal Muhammad? Can Miguel Baeza get back on the winning track? 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 featherweight prospect Craig Shintani (9-4). Coming off his last outing, now over one year ago, which was a loss at BFL 66 to Dario Sinagoga, Shintani will look to get back in the win column at Samourai MMA 2 when he takes on Maxime Poulin. Tune in for that bout on May 6.

2022 standings thru UFC 273

T1. Cody Rempel (42-17) 134-87-3 in 2021

T1. Dylan Bowker (42-17) 113-108-3 in 2021

T3. Kylan Knowler (41-18) 128-93-3 in 2021

T3. Joe McDonagh (41-18) 122-99-3 in 2021

5. Cooper Riehl (40-19) 136-85-3 in 2021

T6. Jason Hagholm (39-20) N/A in 2021

T6. Cole Shelton (39-20) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

8. Joel Griffith (38-21) 135-86-3 in 2021

9. Guest picker (33-26) 115-106-3 in 2021

Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad

Cody Rempel: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Belal Muhammad via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Vicente Luque via submission.

Cole Shelton: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Craig Shintani: Vicente Luque via TKO.

Picks – Vicente Luque: 8, Belal Muhammad: 1

Caio Borralho vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

Cody Rempel: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Caio Borralho via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Caio Borralho via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Caio Borralho via decision.

Joel Griffith: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev via decision.

Craig Shintani: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev via submission.

Picks – Caio Borralho: 3, Gadzhi Omargadzhiev: 6

Miguel Baeza vs. Andre Fialho

Cody Rempel: Miguel Baeza via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Miguel Baeza via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Miguel Baeza via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Andre Fialho via knockout.

Cooper Riehl: Miguel Baeza via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Andre Fialho via knockout.

Cole Shelton: Miguel Baeza via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Andre Fialho via knockout.

Craig Shintani: Miguel Baeza via TKO.

Picks – Miguel Baeza: 6, Andre Fialho: 3

Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Yanan Wu

Cody Rempel: Mayra Bueno Silva via submission.

Dylan Bowker: Yanan Wu via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Yanan Wu via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Yanan Wu via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Mayra Bueno Silva via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Mayra Bueno Silva via decision.

Cole Shelton: Mayra Bueno Silva via submission.

Joel Griffith: Yanan Wu via decision.

Craig Shintani: Mayra Bueno Silva via decision.

Picks – Mayra Bueno Silva: 5, Yanan Wu: 4

Pat Sabatini vs. T.J. Laramie

Cody Rempel: Pat Sabatini via decision.

Dylan Bowker: T.J. Laramie via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Pat Sabatini via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Pat Sabatini via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Pat Sabatini via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Pat Sabatini via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Pat Sabatini via decision.

Joel Griffith: Pat Sabatini via submission.

Craig Shintani: T.J. Laramie via decision.

Picks – Pat Sabatini: 7, T.J. Laramie: 2

Mounir Lazzez vs. Ange Loosa

Cody Rempel: Mounir Lazzez via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Mounir Lazzez via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Mounir Lazzez via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Mounir Lazzez via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Mounir Lazzez via TKO.

Jason Hagholm: Mounir Lazzez via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Mounir Lazzez via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Mounir Lazzez via TKO.

Craig Shintani: Ange Loosa via decision.

Picks – Mounir Lazzez: 8, Ange Loosa: 1