Mousasi
vs.
Vanderford
Kavanagh
vs.
McCourt
Clarke
vs.
Tounkara
Magomedsharipov
vs.
Sanchez
Lugo
vs.
Moore

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
22-13

Mousasi
(66%)

McCourt
(84%)

Clarke
(67%)

Magomedsharipov
(80%)

Lugo
(78%)

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
24-11
2021 Champion

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
23-12

Vanderford

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
23-12

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
22-13

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
21-14
2014 Champion

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
21-14

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
21-14
2018 Champion

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Nolan King
@mma_kings
20-15

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
19-16

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
19-16
2017 Champion

Vanderford

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
19-16

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
18-17

Mousasi

McCourt

Clarke

Magomedsharipov

Lugo

Bellator is overseas this week with the middleweight title on the line at the top of the bill.

Bellator 275 takes place Friday at 3Arena in Dublin. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) puts his title on the line against unbeaten challenger Austin Vanderford (11-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA). Mousasi is a -250 favorite at Tipico; the comeback on Walker is +190. Our 12 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are backing champ Mousasi at a big 10-2 clip.

In the co-feature, former women’s featherweight title challenger Sinead Kavanagh (7-5 MMA, 4-5 BMMA) takes on Leah McCourt (6-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA). Even though Kavanagh is a -140 favorite, McCourt is a unanimous pick from our staff members – one of four unanimous picks on the main card.

Also on the main card, Ciaran Clarke (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) meets Abou Tounkara (7-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at featherweight. Clarke is a -420 favorite and one of our four unanimous picks.

Khasan Magomedsharipov (6-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) fights Bellator newcomer Jose Sanchez (11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at featherweight. Magomedsharipov is a huge 12-1 favorite and, not surprisingly, a unanimous pick.

And to open the main card, Jornel Lugo (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) is a -475 favorite against Brian Moore (14-8 MMA, 5-4 BMMA) in their bantamweight fight and our fourth unanimous pick.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Mousasi (66 percent), McCourt (84 percent), Clarke (67 percent), Magomedsharipov (80 percent) and Lugo (78 percent) are the choices.

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