Fightful Staff Predictions For Bellator 189, UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale & UFC 218

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There’s a plethora of MMA action coming our way this weekend in the form of Bellator 189, UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale and UFC 218.

The Bellator 189 card is going to be headlined by Julian Budd defending the women’s featherweight belt against Arlene Blencowe, while the TUF 26 Finale is headlined by Nicco Montano facing Roxanne Modafferi for the vacant UFC Women’s Flyweight Title and Max Holloway defends the UFC Featherweight Title against Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 218.

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Here are the Fightful staff predictions for all three of these big MMA events.

Bellator 189

Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Title Fight: Julian Budd (Champion) vs. Arlene Blencowe

Picking Julia Budd: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Picking Arlene Blencowe:

Final Tally: Budd (7)/Blencowe (0)

Chris Honeycutt vs. Rafael Lovato

Picking Chris Honeycutt: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Picking Rafael Lovato: Kyler James

Final Tally: Honeycutt (6)/Lovato (1)

Hisaki Kato vs. Chidi Njokuani

Picking Hisaki Kato: David Tees, Kyler James & Sean Ross Sapp

Picking Chidi Njokuani: Jeremy Lambert, Ryan Cook, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Final Tally: Kato (3)/Njokuani (4)

Adam Piccolotti vs. David Rickels

Picking Adam Piccolotti: David Tees

Picking David Rickels: Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Final Tally: Piccolotti (1)/Rickels (6)

Find out our picks for the UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on Page Two…

UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale

UFC Women’s Flyweight Title Decision Fight: Nicco Montano vs. Roxanne Modafferi

Picking Nicco Montano: Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp & Pat Fannin

Picking Roxanne Modafferi: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert & Carlos Toro

Final Tally: Montano (4)/Modafferi (3)

Sean O’Malley vs. Terrion Ware

Picking Sean O’Malley: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James & Sean Ross Sapp

Picking Terrion Ware: Ryan Cook, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Final Tally: O’Malley (4)/Ware (3)

Barb Honchak vs. Lauren Murphy

Picking Barb Honchak: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Picking Lauren Murphy: Sean Ross Sapp

(Note: Ryan Cook did not make a pick for this fight.)

Final Tally: Honchak (5)/Murphy (1)

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely

Picking Gerald Meerschaert: Pat Fannin

Picking Eric Spicely: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp & Carlos Toro

Final Tally: Meerschaert (1)/Spicely (6)

DeAnnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian

Picking DeAnna Bennett: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Ryan Cook & Carlos Toro

Picking Melinda Fabian: Kyler James & Pat Fannin

(Note: Sean Ross Sapp didn’t make a pick for this fight.)

Final Tally: Bennett (4)/Fabian (2)

Joe Soto vs. Brett Johns

Picking Joe Soto: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp & Carlos Toro

Picking Brett Johns: Pat Fannin

Final Tally: Soto (6)/Johns (1)

Find out our picks for the UFC 218 on Page Three…

UFC 218

UFC Featherweight Title Fight: Max Holloway (Champion) vs. Jose Aldo

Picking Max Holloway: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Picking Jose Aldo:

Final Tally: Holloway (7)/Aldo (0)

Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

Picking Alistair Overeem:

Picking Francis Ngannou: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Final Tally: Overeem (0)/Ngannou (7)

Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo

Picking Sergio Pettis: Pat Fannin

Picking Henry Cejudo: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Sean Ross Sapp & Carlos Toro

Final Tally: Pettis (1)/Cejudo (6)

Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje

Picking Eddie Alvarez: Sean Ross Sapp

Picking Justin Gaethje: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert, Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Final Tally: Alvarez (1)/Gaethje (6)

Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson

Picking Tecia Torres: David Tees, Jeremy Lambert & Sean Ross Sapp

Picking Michelle Waterson: Kyler James, Ryan Cook, Carlos Toro & Pat Fannin

Final Tally: Torres (3)/Waterson (4)

Do you agree or disagree with what the Fightful staff picks for the events, then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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