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UFC 272 Staff Picks

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UFC 272 is almost here which means it’s time for our Staff Picks! Our writers and editors have all picked their winners for the main card, and it’s round two of a yearlong competition to see who comes out on top!

Main Event

Former friends turned enemies with a score to settle face off in the main event. First ranked welterweight-Colby Covington squares off against sixth-ranked welterweight-Jorge Masvidal. This fight has a lot of bad blood with a ton of history between the two fighters. Both Covington and Masvidal are coming off of losses to current welterweight champ and number one pound for pound fighter in the world, Kamaru Usman.

Covington lost a unanimous decision to Usman in November of 2021 while Masvidal last fought in April of 2021, losing to Usman by way of KO in the 2nd round. Both fighters are looking to rebound from losing to the champ in this matchup between top 10 welterweights. This is a fight full of drama and questions to be answered that you do not want to miss.

Main Card

The main card is kicked off at heavyweight between Greg Hardy vs. Sergey Spivak, followed by Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira at welterweight. Next up is a pivotal matchup at featherweight, Bryce Mitchell vs. Edson Barboza. The co-main event will take place at catchweight, former lightweight champ-Rafael Dos Anjos faces off against Renato Moicano who answered the call to replace Rafael Fiziev after news of Fiziev battling Covid-19.

Let’s get into our UFC 272 Staff Picks!

Covington vs. MasvidalDos Anjos vs. Moicano Mitchell vs. BarbozaHolland vs. Oliveira Spivak vs. Hardy
Austin Marr
CovingtonDos AnjosMitchellHollandSpivak
Cole Matthew-Brian
CovingtonDos AnjosMitchellHollandHardy
Cooper Burke
CovingtonDos AnjosBarbozaHollandSpivak
Craig Pekios
CovingtonDos AnjosBarbozaHollandSpivak
Jamie Harkin
CovingtonDos AnjosMitchellHollandHardy
Leo JohnsonCovingtonDos AnjosMitchellHolland Spivak
Shelby EllisMasvidalDos AnjosMitchellHollandSpivak
Solarin DarlingtonCovingtonDos AnjosBarbozaOliveira Spivak
Brent DolanCovingtonDos AnjosBarbozaHollandSpivak

How do you think our staff picks are going to play out? Let us know who you’d roll with in the comments below!

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Austin Marr was first introduced to MMA by his father when his father enrolled Austin into Catch Wrestling and MMA classes at the age of eleven in 2007, since then Austin’s passion for the sport grows daily. Austin first started covering the sport in 2018-writing articles and creating video content.