It’s been a minute! Finally, the UFC has graced us with its return. The last time we watched fights, we saw some fireworks. Mike Chandler made his debut in massive fashion, Conor McGregor got dropped in his return and Dustin Poirier catapulted himself to the top of Lightweight Division.

But after a 2-week hiatus, the UFC is back to its usual once a week schedule. The Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to us live with an ESPN+ card one week before their return to PPV at UFC 258. Although, you’d think this was the PPV with how good of a card this one is. The Ageless Wonder, Alistair Overeem takes over the main event against the big Russian Alexander Volkov. While Frankie Edgar makes his return in the co-main against top Bantamweight contender Corey Sandhagen in what could be a Bantamweight title eliminator. Let’s take a look at the rest of the card:


The extended fight odds:


We are running with some quick picks this weekend! Rolling with a lot of favorites, hopefully, we can build off our last card!



Ode Osbourne 8-3, 1 NC (-200) vs. Jerome Rivera 10-4 (+185)

PICK: Ode Osbourne (-200)

Timur Valiev 16-2, 1 NC (-400) vs. Martin Day 8-5 (+355)

PICK: Timur Valiev (-400)

Choi Seung-Woo 8-3 (+205) vs. Youssef Zalal 10-3 (-225)

PICK: Youssef Zalal (-225)

Molly McCann 10-3 (-122) vs. Lara Procopio 6-1 (+112)

PICK: Molly McCann (-122)

Karol Rosa 13-3 (-225) vs. Joselyne Edwards 10-2 (+205)

PICK: Joselyne Edwards (+205)

Devonte Smith 10-2 (-325) vs. Justin Jaynes 16-6 (+295)

PICK: Devonte Smith (-325)

Mike Rodriguez 11-5, 1 NC (-225) vs. Danilo Marques 10-2 (+205)

PICK: Mike Rodriguez (-225)


Carlos Diego Ferreira 17-2 (+107) vs. Beneil Dariush 19-4-1 (-117)

PICK: Beneil Dariush (-117)

Cody Stammen 19-3-1 (-485) vs. Askar Askar 11-1 (+425)

PICK: Cody Stammen (-485)

Alexandre Pantoja 22-5 (+100) vs. Manel Kape 15-4 (-110)

PICK: Manel Kape (-110)

Michael Johnson 20-16 (-200) vs. Clay Guida 35-17 (+185)

PICK: Michael Johnson (-200)

Cory Sandhagen 13-2 (-360) vs. Frankie Edgar 23-8-1(+325)

PICK: Corey Sandhagen (-360)

Alexander Volkov 32-8 (-185) vs. Alistair Overeem 47-18, 1 NC (+170)

PICK: Alistair Overeem (+170)

Should be a great night of fights! Make sure to follow along on Twitter @SONTChicago for all things Combat and Chicago Sports.

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