UFC 210 Main Card Picks
UFC 210 is set to go on Saturday, April 8 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY, and we have a fantastic main card to look forward to. The final piece of that card was put in place recently with the addition of the Cynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez fight, which means we now have a total of 5 great bouts on the main card. We will have an in-depth look at the Cormier/Johnson headliner in another piece, but for now, let’s quickly break down all 5 main car battles, making a few predictions as we go. Find the latest UFC betting odds here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The UFC 210 Main Card Picks
Will Brooks Vs Charles Oliveira
Oliveira is coming into this one in need of a win having lost 3 of his last 4 fights, including a November tilt versus Ricardo Lamas. To get the win, Oliveira is going to need to get Brooks to the mat, as over 60% of Oliveira’s 21 career wins have come via submission. Brooks is 18-2 in his career, but lost his last bout in November. This is a guy who makes a habit of fights that go the distance, and I like him to get the decision here.
Thiago Alves Vs Patrick Cote
This is a match-up that is sure to look more like a boxing match than a UFC fight, as both of these guys are better on their feet than they are on the mat. Both men possess knockout power, which makes this one unlikely to go the distance. Alves has been a little inconsistent in his recent matches, while Cote has the edge in striking accuracy. I like Cote to come up with the killer punch later on in the fight.
Cynthia Calvillo Vs Pearl Gonzalez
This one was added late to the main card, but it looks like a match-up worthy for such high billing. Calvillo is 4-0 in here UFC career, and has already shown that she has some real power. Gonzalez comes into this fight with a 6-1 record, and while more comfortable on the mat, she has the skills to win in several different ways. Calvillo is the hot fighter right now, and I like her to get the win in this one.
Gegard Mousasi Vs Chris Weidman
These are a pair of fighters heading in very different directions right now. Weidman (13-2) has lost back to back bouts, with the latest defeat coming at the hands of Yoel Romero in November. Mousasi (41-6-2) is a man in form, winning 4 in a row and 6 of his last 7, with each of his last 3 wins coming via KO. If Weidman can get Mousasi on the canvas, he could steal this one in front of his home New York crowd.
Daniel Cormier Vs Anthony Johnson
It’s the rematch that we have all been waiting for, with Cormier looking to get revenge on Johnson after falling by submission in their last fight. It’s easy to forget that Cormier put Johnson down with a powerful strike in that one, but failed to finish the job. This is a great match-up that could go either way, and we will have a full preview up for this one in the next day or two.