The UFC is back in the land “Down Under” this week. Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? You better run. You better take cover.
UFC 293 takes place Saturday at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.
Get pick results from our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers, as well as additional analysis, below.
Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj
Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa
Felipe dos Santos vs. Manel Kape
Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov
Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland
Preliminary card picks
Although fights on the prelims don’t count toward the standings in the MMA Junkie staff picks, we still pick each fight. Here are some key results:
The prelims have a pair of unanimous picks from our staff members. Carlos Ulberg (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is an 11-0 pick over Da Woon Jung (15-4-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) in their light heavyweight bout to close the preliminary card. Ulberg is around a 3-1 favorite.
And Nasrat Haqparast (14-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is an 11-0 pick over promotional newcomer Landon Quinones (7-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Haqparast is as much as a 5-1 favorite.
Check out all the picks below.
UFC 293 main card picks
MMA Junkie readers’
2018, 2022 Champion
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