Here are our win predictions for UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega.  These are just straight win predictions that do not take into account betting odds.  We might think someone has a 60% chance of winning, but they’re -400.  That would be a terrible bet.  That is not factored in here.  Do not use this as a betting guide.  Predicted winners in bold.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 PM EST)

  • Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega – Holloway won by Doctors Stoppage between the 4th and 5th Rounds.
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – Shevchenko won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Gunnar Nelson vs. Alex Oliveira – Nelson won by Submission in the 2nd Round.
  • Kyle Bochniak vs. Hakeem Dawodu – Dawodu won by Split Decision.  Even though it was clearly 30-27 Dawodu.
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos – Santos won by KO in the 2nd Round.


  • Nina Ansaroff vs. Claudia Gadelha – Ansaroff won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns – Burns won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye – Eye won by Split Decision.
  • Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou – Theodorou won by Split Decision.


  • Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez – Katona won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima – Lima won by KO in the 1st Round.
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Kyle Nelson – Ferreira won by TKO in the 2nd Round.
  • Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic – Rakic won by TKO in the 1st Round.

Total – 8/13 = 61.54%

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