The Yo Tipster! team have picked their fair share of correct results for UFC fight outcomes over recent years. Now we are putting our insights to the test by volunteering predictions for all upcoming main events. In this section you can find picks for outright winners and win methods.
Our UFC predictions are calculated on a sequence of factors, those being: past results, current form, current fitness levels, opponent difficulty level and location. We also keep a close eye on betting odds from licensed bookmakers to assess which scenarios are more heavily favoured.
The picks below will predominantly feature top 10 ranked athletes, which falls in line with the grade of fighters we tend to cover in our weekly UFC previews online.
Here you will find a breakdown of the UFC predictions grouped by weight division.
On this page you will find a summary of predictions for upcoming fights within the following divisions:
- Heavyweight – 265 lbs
- Light-heavyweight – 205 lbs
A list of middleweight UFC predictions for scheduled fights within the following divisions:
- Middleweight – 185 lbs
- Welterweight – 170 lbs
Read our lightweight UFC predictions for fights within the following divisions:
- Lightweight – 155 lbs
- Featherweight – 145 lbs
What are UFC weight classifications?
Weight classifications in the UFC were not commonplace until the late 1990’s. Prior to then, any two fighters could meet in the Octagon regardless of difference in size, shape or weight. Fewer rules existed during these early years and most fights were pure beldam.
UFC fight regulations tightened in 1997 when match-ups were divided into two weight classifications: heavyweight and lightweight, but not as we know them today. And a third was added to the roster at UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou.
There are nine weight classifications established in the modern era including eight in the men’s circuit and three for the women. UFC president Dana White has hinted at additional divisions being introduced to cater for the growing number of athletes under contract.