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Mike and Joe pick apart and make some official predictions for UFC 263 this Saturday night. Both title fights are sequels, meaning the two fighters have met previously. Israel Adesanya defends his middleweight title against Marvin Vettori, while Deiveson Figueiredo puts his Flyweight strap on the line (again) against Brandon Moreno. As well, Nate Diaz makes his return to the octagon against the very impressive Leon Edwards. It’s a solid main card with some really nice prelim action.

We threw in a little one-on-one, bragging rights challenge as well, based on a very complex point system (that was sarcasm):

  • 1 point for the correct winner
  • 1 point for the correct outcome
  • 1 point for the correct round

With 8 fights on the card, there’s a total of 24 points up for grabs.

Here are the official picks for UFC 263:

Joe’s Picks
Hooper over Peterson (Submission, 2nd round)
Murphy over Calderwood (KO, 3rd round)
Dober over Riddell (KO, 2nd round)
Hill over Craig (KO, 2nd round)
Maia over Muhammad (Submission, 1st round)
Edwards over Diaz (Decision)
Figueiredo over Moreno (Decision)
Adesanya over Vettori (KO, 2nd round)

Mike’s Picks
Hooper over Peterson (Decision)
Murphy over Calderwood (Decision)
Riddell over Dober (KO, 2nd round)
Hill over Craig (KO, 2nd round)
Muhammad over Maia (KO, 3rd round)
Edwards over Diaz (KO, 4th round)
Figueiredo over Moreno (KO, 4th round)
Adesanya over Vettori (KO, 3rd round)

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