The UFC stays in its Las Vegas home base this week for a card featuring a former champ at the top of the lineup.
UFC Fight Night 205 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
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In the main event, former women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (22-9 MMA, 13-7 UFC) takes on Amanda Lemos (11-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC). Andrade is a -220 favorite at Tipico Sportsbook. The comeback on Lemos is +170. All 11 of our editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers have Andrade as one of two unanimous picks on the main card.
In the co-feature, Clay Guida (37-21-1 MMA, 17-15 UFC) meets Claudio Puelles (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at lightweight. Guida is a slight favorite at -120, but our staff members have Puelles with a sizable lead at 8-3 in the picks.
Also on the main card, Maycee Barber (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) fights Montana De La Rosa (12-6-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) in a women’s flyweight bout. Barber is a 2-1 favorite, and she has a 7-4 lead in the picks.
Our other unanimous pick is Alexandr Romanov (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who is a massive 16-1 favorite at heavyweight against Chase Sherman (15-9 MMA, 3-8 UFC), who took the fight on short notice earlier this week.
And to open the main card, Charles Jourdain (12-4-1 MMA, 3-3-1 UFC) takes on Lando Vannata (12-5-2 MMA, 4-5-2 UFC) in a featherweight bout. The fight nearly is a pick’em with Jourdain at -115 to -110 for Vannata. Our pickers have it reasonably close, too, with Vannata at a 7-4 lead.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Andrade (64 percent), Puelles (53 percent), Barber (62 percent), Romanov (86 percent) and Jourdain (60 percent) are the choices.
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