UFC Fight Night 196: Make your predictions for Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori (Updated)

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(Updated at noon ET on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to add new fight between Mason Jones and David Onama.)

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 196 event in Las Vegas.

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 Fight Night 196 main card staff predictions we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

Make your picks for the fights below.

Mason Jones vs. David Onama

Records: Mason Jones (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), David Onama (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Past five: Jones 4-1, Onama 5-0
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): N/A

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Randa Markos vs. Livinha Souza

Records: Randa Markos (10-11-1 MMA, 6-10-1 UFC), Livinha Souza (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC)
Past five: Markos 1-4, Souza 3-2
Division: Women’s strawweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Souza -135, Markos +105

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Daniel Lacerda vs. Jeff Molina

Records: Daniel Lacerda (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Jeff Molina (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Past five: Lacerda 4-1, Molina 5-0
Division: Flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Molina -180, Lacerda +140

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Jai Herbert vs. Khama Worthy

Records: Jai Herbert (10-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Khama Worthy (16-8 MMA, 2-2 UFC)
Past five: Herbert 3-2, Worthy 3-2
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Herbert -190, Worthy +145

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Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli

Records: Jamie Pickett (11-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Laureano Staropoli (9-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Past five: Pickett 2-3, Staropoli 2-3
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Staropoli -260, Pickett +195

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Maria Oliveira vs. Tabatha Ricci

Records: Maria Oliveira (12-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Tabatha Ricci (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Past five: Oliveira 3-2, Ricci 4-1
Division: Women’s strawweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Ricci -240, Oliveira +180

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Jun Yong Park vs. Gregory Rodrigues

Records: Jun Yong Park (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Gregory Rodrigues (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Past five: Park 4-1, Rodrigues 4-1
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Park -115, Rodrigues -110

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Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ike Villanueva

Records: Nicolae Negumereanu (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Ike Villanueva (18-12 MMA, 1-3 UFC)
Past five: Negumereanu 4-1, Villanueva 2-3
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Negumereanu -220, Villanueva +170

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Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Records: Dwight Grant (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Francisco Trinaldo (26-8 MMA, 16-7 UFC)
Past five: Grant 3-2, Trinaldo 3-2
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Trinaldo -130, Grant +105

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Alex Caceres vs. Seungwoo Choi

Records: Alex Caceres (18-12 MMA, 13-10 UFC), Seungwoo Choi (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC)
Past five: Caceres 4-1, Choi 3-2
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Choi -300, Caceres +225

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Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards

Records: Jessica-Rose Clark (10-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Joselyne Edwards (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Past five: Clark 3-2, Edwards 3-2
Division: Women’s bantawmeight
Rankings: Clark honorable mention
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Clark -135, Edwards +105

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Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn

Records: Grant Dawson (17-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), Ricky Glenn (22-6-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Past five: Dawson 5-0, Glenn 3-2
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: Dawson No. 14
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Dawson -360, Glenn +260

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Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori

Records: Paulo Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), Marvin Vettori (17-4-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC)
Past five: Costa 4-1, Vettori 4-1
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: Costa No. 5, Vettori No. 7
Odds (as of 10.18.21): Vettori -150, Costa +120

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UFC Fight Night 196 fight card (as of Oct. 18, noon ET)

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori

  • Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn

  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards

  • Alex Caceres vs. Seungwoo Choi

  • Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo

  • Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ike Villanueva

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET)

  • Jun Yong Park vs. Gregory Rodrigues

  • Maria Oliveira vs. Tabatha Ricci

  • Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli

  • Jai Herbert vs. Khama Worthy

  • Daniel Lacerda vs. Jeff Molina

  • Randa Markos vs. Livinha Souza

  • Mason Jones vs. David Onama

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