(Editor’s note: The new main card opener between Dwight Grant and Daniel Rodriguez was booked too late for our picks.)
The UFC is back with another card in Las Vegas this week, and a former lightweight champion is all the way down to bantamweight atop the card.
UFC on ESPN 15 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.
In the main event, former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC), who has fought for years at featherweight, will try his hands at bantamweight against Pedro Munhoz (18-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC). Munhoz nearly is a 3-1 favorite, but our 14 editors, writers, videographers and radio hosts are split down the middle at 7-7.
In the co-main event, Alonzo Menifield (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is a slight favorite against Ovince Saint Preux (24-14 MMA, 12-9 UFC) in their light heavyweight bout. But our staff members see it the other way and have made Saint Preux the 10-4 picks winner.
And Mariya Agapova (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is a massive favorite of more than 16-1 at some sites against Shana Dobson (3-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at women’s flyweight. But three of our pickers are taking Dobson in what would be a huge upset.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Munhoz (53 percent), Saint Pruex (62 percent), Rodriguez (61 percent) and Agapovz (90 percent) are the choices.
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