(Editor’s word: Extra fights on the primary card had been finalized too late for our employees picks characteristic.)

The UFC is again with one other occasion on its house turf.

UFC on ESPN 12 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The cardboard airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

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In the primary occasion, former interim light-weight champion Dustin Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) takes on Dan Hooker (20-Eight MMA, 10-Four UFC). Poirier is a 2-1 favourite in his return after dropping a title unification bout to champ Khabib Nurmagomedov this previous September, and he’s bought a giant lead from our 14 editors, writers, videographers and radio hosts. They’re siding with him at a 10-Four clip.

Within the co-main occasion, Mickey Gall (6-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) takes on 3-1 favourite Mike Perry (13-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) at welterweight. Perry’s bought a strong lead within the picks at 9-5.

Additionally on the primary card, Brendan Allen (14-Three MMA, 2-Zero UFC) is a giant favourite towards unbeaten promotional newcomer Kyle Daukaus (9-Zero MMA, 0-Zero UFC), and he’s the heaviest favourite amongst our pickers at 12-2.

And Gian Villante (17-11 MMA, 7-Eight UFC) strikes as much as heavyweight to tackle Maurice Greene (8-Four MMA, 3-2 UFC). Greene is greater than a 2-1 favourite, however he solely has a slight 8-6 lead within the picks with almost half our employees members taking Villante in an upset.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Poirier (75 p.c), Perry (57 p.c), Allen (77 p.c) and Greene (66 p.c) are the alternatives.

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