UFC on ESPN+ 33: Make your predictions for Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 33 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 on ESPN+ 33 event staff predictions we release Thursday ahead of the event. UFC on ESPN+ 33 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

Make your picks for all five main card fights below.

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev I

Records: Magomed Ankalaev (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Ion Cutelaba (15-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC)
Past five: Ankalaev 4-1, Cutelaba 3-2
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Ankalaev No. 14
Odds (as of 08.24.20): Ankalaev -370, Cutelaba +285

Bill Algeo vs. Ricardo Lamas

Ricardo Lamas

Records: Bill Algeo (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Ricardo Lamas (19-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC)
Past five: Algeo 4-1, Lamas 2-3
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: Lamas No. 14
Odds (as of 08.24.20): N/A

Alexa Grasso vs. Ji Yeon Kim

Alexa Grasso

Records: Alexa Grasso (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), Ji Yeon Kim (9-2-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC)
Past five: Grasso 2-3, Kim 3-2
Division: Women’s flyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 08.24.20): Grasso -300, Kim +235

Robbie Lawler vs. Neil Magny

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Neil Magny

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Neil Magny

Records: Robbie Lawler (28-14 MMA, 13-8 UFC), Neil Magny (23-7 MMA, 16-6 UFC)
Past five: Lawler 1-4, Magny 4-1
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: Magny honorable mention
Odds (as of 08.24.20): Magny -235, Lawler +190

Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic

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Aleksandar Rakic

Records: Anthony Smith (33-15 MMA, 8-5 UFC), Aleksandar Rakic (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC)
Past five: Smith 3-2, Rakic 4-1
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Smith No. 8, Rakic No. 13
Odds (as of 08.24.20): Rakic -300, Smith +230

Full UFC on ESPN+ 33 fight card

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandar Rakic
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Neil Magny
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Bill Algeo vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Impa Kasanganay vs. Maki Pitolo
  • Hannah Cifers vs. Mallory Martin
  • Zak Cummings vs. Alessio Di Chirico
  • Alex Caceres vs. Giga Chikadze
  • Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire
  • Christian Aguilera vs. Sean Brady

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