The UFC is back in Russia this week with highly touted featherweights at the top of the lineup.
UFC on ESPN+ 21 takes place Saturday at CSKA Arena in Moscow. The card streams on ESPN+.
In the main event, Zabit Magomedsharipov (17-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) takes on Calvin Kattar (20-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a bout rescheduled from earlier this fall at UFC Boston. The oddsmakers have made Magomedsharipov a favorite of nearly 3-1, and he’s the pick for nine of our 13 MMA Junkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers.
In the co-main event, Greg Hardy (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) steps up on short notice to take on former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov (30-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC). Volkov was set to fight Junior Dos Santos in the main event before Dos Santos fell off the card. Volkov is a 3-1 favorite, and he’s got a big 11-2 lead in the picks.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Magomedsharipov (66%), Volkov (82 percent), Imadaev (57 percent), Ibragimov (55 percent), Emeev (52 percent) and Gamzatov (79 percent) are the choices.
Check out all the picks above.