Lewis
vs.
Spivac
Cutelaba
vs.
Nzechukwu
Cortes-Acosta
vs.
Sherman
Fialho
vs.
Salikhov
Maddalena
vs.
Roberts
MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
180-106
lewis2022
Lewis
(54%)
nzechukwu2022
Nzechukwu
(59%)
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
(78%)
salikhov2022
Salikhov
(55%)
maddalena2022
Maddalena
(87%)
Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
190-101
trophy copy 2018 Champion
lewis2022
Lewis
nzechukwu2022
Nzechukwu
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
182-109
spivac2022
Spivac
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
182-109
spivac2022
Spivac
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
179-112
lewis2022
Lewis
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
178-113
trophy copy 2014 Champion
spivac2022
Spivac
nzechukwu2022
Nzechukwu
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
fialho2022
Filaho
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
176-115
lewis2022
Lewis
nzechukwu2022
Nzechukwu
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Simon Samano
@SJSamano
175-116
lewis2022
Lewis
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
fialho2022
Filaho
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Nolan King
@mma_kings
170-121
lewis2022
Lewis
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
fialho2022
Filaho
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Brian Garcia
@thegoze
169-122
trophy copy 2017 Champion
lewis2022
Lewis
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
157-134
lewis2022
Lewis
nzechukwu2022
Nzechukwu
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
salikhov2022
Salikhov
maddalena2022
Maddalena
Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
142-149
lewis2022
Lewis
cutelaba2022
Cutelaba
cortes-acosta2022
Cortes-Acosta
fialho2022
Filaho
maddalena2022
Maddalena

The UFC is back home in Las Vegas this week, and three sets of heavy hitters are atop the card.

UFC Fight Night 215 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, former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis (26-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) takes on Serghei Spivac (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC). Spivac is a 2-1 favorite at Tipico Sportsbook; the comeback on Lewis is +165. But our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are bucking the betting odds and have Lewis with a big 8-3 lead.

In the co-feature, Ion Cutelaba (16-8-1 MMA, 5-7-1 UFC) meets Kennedy Nzechukwu (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at light heavyweight. Nzechukwu is the favorite at the betting window at -170, but like in the main event, our pickers have underdog Cutelaba with the lead at 7-4.

Also on the main card, Waldo Cortes-Acosta (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is back for a quick turnaround at heavyweight against Chase Sherman (16-10 MMA, 4-9 UFC). Cortes-Acosta is more than a 2-1 favorite and is one of two unanimous picks on the main card at 11-0.

Andre Fialho (16-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) takes on Muslim Salikhov (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a welterweight fight that nearly is a pick’em at the sportsbook. Salikhov is just a -115 favorite, but he’s up 7-4 in the picks.

And to open the main card, Jack Della Maddalena (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is our second unanimous pick at 11-0 in his welterweight fight against Danny Roberts (18-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC). Maddalena is by far the biggest favorite on the card at -600.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Lewis (54 percent), Nzechukwu (59 percent), Cortes-Acosta (78 percent), Salikhov (55 percent) and Maddalena (87 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 215.