UFC 223 staff picks: Is anyone picking Al Iaquinta to upset Khabib Nurmagomedov?

In 18 UFC fights, he has allowed his opponents to land only 30 significant strikes while grounded. The Polish strawweight built a reputation on perfection. Error Please enter an email address. Rose Namajunas ($7,900) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk ($8,300)

Calvin Kattar ($8,700) vs. Renato Moicano ($7,500)

UFC 223: Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway predictions

UFC winner vs. Jessica Andrade, not Joanna Jederzejczyk, should be next for title. What are fight fans hoping for when Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz meet for a third time, and will it be enough to convince scores of viewers to pony up for the pay-per-view? Check out the best social media posts from fighters and their lives outside of the cage in the past week. Mairbek Taisumov continued riding his big wave on Saturday, even if there was a major bump in the road to get there.

Magomed Ankalaev had to have been thinking about redemption when he stepped in the cage Saturday in Moscow. Zabit Magomedsharipov has a perfectly simple reason for wanting to share the octagon with Chad Mendes. Please enter an email address. Fighters predict Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 at UFC Check out the video above to get the predictions from their fellow fighters.

Eryk Anders replaces Jimi Manuwa vs. Matt Erickson April 7, 1: The most last-minute shufflingest card in UFC history is here, and at long last, we still have staff picks for you. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1. The event had 13 fights on Thursday morning, but now will go forward with just nine. Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window. Iaquinta was supposed to open the main card against Paul Felder, but when featherweight champion Max Holloway MMA, UFC was declared unfit to weigh in Friday, Iaquinta ultimately was chosen as the replacement.

The unbeaten Nurmagomedov is a heavy favorite, and only one of our 14 MMAjunkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers is picking against him to win the fight and finally become a UFC champ. Jedrzejczyk is the favorite, despite being the challenger, but confidence in her has waned among our staff members.

New champ Namajunas is a pick in the rematch. Not surprisingly, Magomedsharipov is a unanimous pick at McGregor' press conference set for Sept. UFC main card pre-event facts: Will a title change hands in Dallas? What are fight fans hoping for when Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz meet for a third time, and will it be enough to convince scores of viewers to pony up for the pay-per-view?

Check out the best social media posts from fighters and their lives outside of the cage in the past week. Mairbek Taisumov continued riding his big wave on Saturday, even if there was a major bump in the road to get there. Magomed Ankalaev had to have been thinking about redemption when he stepped in the cage Saturday in Moscow. Zabit Magomedsharipov has a perfectly simple reason for wanting to share the octagon with Chad Mendes.

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