UFC 203 Pay-Per-View Main Card Staff Predictions

UFC 203 will attempt to follow up the record-setting pay-per-view UFC 202 with a fun card headlined by heavyweight action. Here are our picks!

UFC 203 is a big card for the promotion literally and figuratively. The heavyweight belt is on the line with Stipe Miocic defending his belt against Alistair Overeem, and the long-awaited debut of CM Punk has finally arrived.

UFC Hamburg was a great card for Cage Pages, with a handful of writers picking perfectly, and only two writers without a winning record. Additionally, Jason Payne will be making his first picks as a member of Cage Pages.

Going a perfect 4-0 for the card were contributors Ryan Wagner, Al Stover, Dalton Granstrom, and Gabriel Gonzalez. At 3-0 was a litany of contributors: Jake Krier, Anthony Mazziotti, Mitch Williams, Ryan D’Souza, Justin Huffman, and site expert Danny Doherty. Rounding out the picks at 2-2 were contributors Sean Bio and Jack Kopanski.

There are quite a few ranked participants in this event, and the main card is as follows:

  • (C) Stipe Miocic vs. #2 Alistair Overeem
  • #1 Fabricio Werdum vs. #10 Travis Browne
  • CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
  • #6 Urijah Faber vs. #12 Jimmie Rivera
  • #6 Joanne Calderwood vs. #7 Jessica Andrade

Check out the staff’s predictions in the chart below. Writers are ranked by winning percentage.

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Cage Pages UFC 203 Predictions
Staff Writers Jessica vs. Joanne Faber vs. Rivera Punk vs. Gall Browne vs. Fabricio Stipe vs. Alistair
G. Gonzalez
(4-0)
Calderwood Faber Gall Werdum Overeem
Jack Kopanski
(62-35)
Andrade Faber Gall Werdum Miocic
Jake Krier
(80-46)
Andrade Rivera Gall Werdum Miocic
A. Mazziotti
(76-44)
Calderwood Rivera Punk Werdum Miocic
M. Williams
(60-37)
Andrade Rivera Gall Werdum Overeem
Sean Bio
(78-53)
Andrade Faber Punk Werdum Miocic
Al Stover
(35-24)
Calderwood Faber Punk Werdum Miocic
Dan Doherty
(75-56) 
Andrade Rivera Gall Werdum Miocic
Dalton G.
(16-12) 
Calderwood Faber Gall Werdum Overeem
Ryan D’Souza
(45-36)
Andrade Faber Gall Werdum Overeem
Jason Payne
(0-0)
Andrade Rivera Gall Werdum Miocic

Some relatively close results on this card compared to previous weeks. Urijah Faber earned six of the 11 picks, while Jessica Andrade and Stipe Miocic earned seven picks. Mickey Gall surprisingly was not unanimous, with three detractors, and Fabricio Werdum was a unanimous sweep in his rematch with Travis Browne.

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