UFC on ESPN 42: Make your predictions for Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 42 event in Orlando, Fla.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC on ESPN 42 main card staff predictions we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC on ESPN 42 takes place Saturday at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

Make your picks for the fights below.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 42.

Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes

Records: Yazmin Jauregui (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Istela Nunes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Past five: Jauregui 5-0, Nunes 2-3
Division: Women’s strawweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Jauregui -320, Nunes +255

Francis Marshall vs. Marcelo Rojo

Records: Francis Marshall (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Marcelo Rojo (16-9 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Past five: Marshall 5-0, Rojo 2-3
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Marshall -170, Rojo +145

Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez

Records: Natan Levy (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Genaro Valdez (10-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Past five: Levy 4-1, Valdez 4-1
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Levy -190, Valdez +160

Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas

Records: Tracy Cortez (10-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), Amanda Ribas (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC)
Past five: Cortez 5-0, Ribas 3-2
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Cortez +100, Ribas -120

Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce

Records: Darren Elkins (28-10 MMA, 17-9 UFC), Jonathan Pearce (13-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC)
Past five: Elkins 3-2, Pearce 4-1
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Elkins +375, Pearce -500

Marc Diakiese vs. Michael Johnson

Records: Marc Diakiese (16-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), Michael Johnson (21-18 MMA, 12-14 UFC)
Past five: Diakiese 3-2, Johnson 1-4
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Diakiese -280, Johnson +225

Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman

Records: Clay Guida (37-19 MMA, 17-16 UFC), Scott Holtzman (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC)
Past five: Guida 2-3, Holtzman 2-3
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Guida +130, Holtzman -150

Emily Ducote vs. Angela Hill

Records: Emily Ducote (12-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Angela Hill (14-12 MMA, 9-12 UFC)
Past five: Ducote 4-1, Hill 2-3Division: Women’s strawweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Ducote -125, Hill +105

Niko Price vs. Phil Rowe

Records: Niko Price (15-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), Phil Rowe (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Past five: Price 2-3, Rowe 4-1
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Price -140, Rowe +120

Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus

Records: Eryk Anders (14-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC), Kyle Daukaus (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Past five: Anders 2-3, Daukaus 2-3
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Anders +165, Daukaus -200

Roman Dolidze vs. Jack Hermansson

Records: Roman Dolidze (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), Jack Hermansson (23-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC)
Past five: Dolidze 4-1, Hermansson 3-2
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): N/A

Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tai Tuivasa

Records: Sergei Pavlovich (16-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Tai Tuivasa (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC)
Past five: Pavlovich 4-1, Tuivasa 4-1
Division: Heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Pavlovich -190, Tuivasa +160

Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell

Records: Matheus Nicolau (18-3-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), Matt Schnell (16-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC)
Past five: Nicolau 5-0, Schnell 2-3
Division: Flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Nicolau -370, Schnell +290

Bryan Barberena vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Records: Bryan Barberena (18-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC), Rafael dos Anjos (31-14 MMA, 20-12 UFC)
Past five: Barberena 4-1, dos Anjos 2-3
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Barberena +425, dos Anjos -575

Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland

Records: Stephen Thompson (16-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC), Kevin Holland (23-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC)
Past five: Thompson 2-3, Holland 2-3
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 11.28.22): Thompson +120, Holland -140

UFC on ESPN 42 fight card (as of Nov. 28, 2 p.m. ET)

MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Rafael dos Anjos
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • Roman Dolidze vs. Jack Hermansson
  • Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus

MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Niko Price vs. Phil Rowe
  • Emily Ducote vs. Angela Hill
  • Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Michael Johnson
  • Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Francis Marshall vs. Marcelo Rojo
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes
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