UFC 287 – Severe MMA Staff Predictions

A grudge match is slated for Miami, Florida this Saturday as Alex “Poatan” Pereira and Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya look to settle their score once and for all in the main event of UFC 287. Thrice the victor, two times in kickboxing and most recently in MMA, Pereira has graduated from a looming shadow of Adesanya’s past to middleweight champion of the world. It will either be redemption for Adesanya, or the final chapter of a lopsided story in Pereira’s favour.

The co-main event pits local Miami hero Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal against Boca Raton resident Gilbert “Durinho” Burns. Two tenured UFC veterans and former title contenders, there are potential championship ramifications for the victor. Though Colby Covington has been promised a title shot by Dana White and co, welterweight king Leon “Rocky” Edwards will surely be watching this matchup closely.

For a full breakdown of the card, check out the Severe MMA Preview Show. For now, here are our main card picks:

2023 Leaderboard Standings:

PositionNameOverall RecordPerfect Picks
1Caoilte De Barra12-35
2Jake Smith12-34
3Graeme McDonnell11-43
4Seán Denny10-56
5Ian O’Neill10-55
6Seán Sheehan9-65
6Harry Williams9-65
8Andy Stevenson9-64
8Patrick Sheehan9-64
10Harry Powell8-74
11Theo Lander7-84
12E. Spencer Kyte5-102

Check out the Severe MMA UFC 287 Preview Show:

Also check out E.Spencer Kyte’s “One Question for Every Fight” series:
Andy is a multimedia reporter, interviewer, writer, with a strong focus on Irish MMA. Co-host of The Auld Triangle podcast. Follow Andy on Twitter (@andyste123) and Instagram (@andystevensonMMA).

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