Santos
vs.
Ankalaev
Moraes
vs.
Yadong
Caceres
vs.
Yusuff
Roberson
vs.
Rountree
Dober
vs.
McKinney
Pereira
vs.
Silva

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
33-17

Ankalaev
(80%)

Yadong
(70%)

Yusuff
(64%)

Rountree
(71%)

McKinney
(64%)

Pereira
(75%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
34-16
2018 Champion

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Rountree

McKinney

Pereira

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
33-17

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Roberson

McKinney

Silva

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
32-18

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Roberson

McKinney

Pereira

Nolan King
@mma_kings
31-19

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Roberson

McKinney

Silva

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
31-19

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Roberson

McKinney

Pereira

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
30-20
2014 Champion

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Rountree

McKinney

Pereira

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
30-20

Ankalaev

Moraes

Yusuff

Rountree

McKinney

Silva

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
29-21

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Roberson

McKinney

Pereira

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
28-22

Ankalaev

Moraes

Yusuff

Roberson

McKinney

Pereira

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
28-22
2017 Champion

Ankalaev

Yadong

Yusuff

Roberson

Dober

Pereira

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
24-26

Ankalaev

Moraes

Caceres

Roberson

McKinney

Pereira

The UFC is back at its “Fight Night” home this week with a pair of 205-pound bangers atop the bill.

UFC Fight Night 203 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

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

In the main event, Thiago Santos (22-9 MMA, 14-8 UFC) takes on Magomed Ankalaev (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at light heavyweight. Ankalaev is a prohibitive 6-1 favorite at Tipico; the comeback on Santos is +400. Not surprisingly, our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers have Ankalaev as our only unanimous pick on the main card.

In the co-feature, Marlon Moraes (23-9-1 MMA, 5-5 UFC) meets Song Yadong (18-5-1 MMA, 7-1-1 UFC) at bantamweight. Yadong is a -260 favorite at the betting window and has a big 8-3 edge in the picks from our staff members.

Also on the main card, the streaking Alex Caceres (19-12 MMA, 14-10 UFC) takes on Sodiq Yusuff (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a featherweight fight. Yusuff is a -260 favorite and is a near-unanimous pick at 10-1.

Karl Roberson (9-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) fights Khalil Rountree (9-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout that is the main card’s closest from an odds standpoint. Roberson is a slight favorite at -135, but he’s got an outsized 8-3 lead in the picks.

Terrance McKinney (12-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) makes a quick turnaround in a lightweight fight against Drew Dober (23-11 MMA, 9-7 UFC). Dober is a -190 favorite, but it’s McKinney who has pitched a near shutout in our staff members’ picks at 10-1.

And to open the main card, Alex Pereira (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on Bruno Silva (22-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a middleweight bout. Pereira is a 2-1 favorite and has a big 8-3 lead in the picks.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Ankalaev (80 percent), Yadong (70 percent), Yusuff (64 percent), Rountree (71 percent), McKinney (64 percent) and Pereira (75 percent) are the choices.

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