UFC on ESPN 35: Font vs. Vera main card staff predictions

Can Rob Font rebound from his loss to Jose Aldo? Can Andre Arlovski keep his winning streak alive? 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 welterweight prospect Chris Chapman (4-3). After a very busy 2021 in which he fought three times, Chapman will look to add another win to his record when he takes on Dylan Schellenberg at Unified MMA 44 next weekend.

2022 standings thru UFC Fight Night 205

T1. Cooper Riehl (47-22) 136-85-3 in 2021

T1. Dylan Bowker (47-22) 113-108-3 in 2021

T1. Cody Rempel (47-22) 134-87-3 in 2021

T4. Jason Hagholm (46-23) N/A in 2021

T4. Cole Shelton (46-23) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T4. Joe McDonagh (46-23) 122-99-3 in 2021

7. Kylan Knowler (45-24) 128-93-3 in 2021

8. Joel Griffith (41-28) 135-86-3 in 2021

9. Guest picker (37-32) 115-106-3 in 2021

Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera

Cooper Riehl: Rob Font via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Rob Font via decision.

Cody Rempel: Rob Font via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Marlon Vera via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Rob Font via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Marlon Vera via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Rob Font via decision.

Joel Griffith: Rob Font via decision.

Chris Chapman: Rob Font via decision.

Picks – Rob Font: 7, Marlon Vera: 2

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake Collier

Cooper Riehl: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Cody Rempel: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Andrei Arlovski via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Andrei Arlovski via knockout.

Kylan Knowler: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Joel Griffith: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Chris Chapman: Andrei Arlovski via decision.

Picks – Andrei Arlovski: 9, Jake Collier: 0

Andre Fili vs. Joanderson Brito

Cooper Riehl: Andre Fili via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Andre Fili via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Andre Fili via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Joanderson Brito via submission.

Cole Shelton: Andre Fili via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Andre Fili via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Andre Fili via decision.

Joel Griffith: Andre Fili via TKO.

Chris Chapman: Andre Fili via decision.

Picks – Andre Fili: 8, Joanderson Brito: 1

Jared Gordon vs. Grant Dawson

Cooper Riehl: Grant Dawson via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Jared Gordon via decision.

Cody Rempel: Grant Dawson via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Grant Dawson via decision.

Cole Shelton: Grant Dawson via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Grant Dawson via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Grant Dawson via submission.

Joel Griffith: Jared Gordon via decision.

Chris Chapman: Grant Dawson via TKO.

Picks – Jared Gordon: 2, Grant Dawson: 7

Darren Elkins vs. Tristan Connelly

Cooper Riehl: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Cody Rempel: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Jason Hagholm: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Cole Shelton: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Darren Elkins via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Joel Griffith: Tristan Connelly via decision.

Chris Chapman: Darren Elkins via decision.

Picks – Darren Elkins: 2, Tristan Connelly: 7

Krzysztof Jotko vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Cooper Riehl: Gerald Meerschaert via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Krzysztof Jotko via decision.

Cody Rempel: Gerald Meerschaert via submission.

Jason Hagholm: Krzysztof Jotko via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Krzysztof Jotko via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Gerald Meerschaert via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Gerald Meerschaert via submission.

Joel Griffith: Krzysztof Jotko via decision.

Chris Chapman: Krzysztof Jotko via TKO.

Picks – Krzysztof Jotko: 5, Gerald Meerschaert: 4