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Two months remain in the calendar year as MMASucka staff picks nears its season’s end.

UFC Vegas 64, also titled as UFC Fight Night 214, will take place tonight, November 5th from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five fights compose the main card beginning at 7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT) live on ESPN+ for subscribers.

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Live results from UFC Vegas 64: Rodriguez vs. Lemos will be available here at MMASucka.

The Fights

Top ten ranked strawweights Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos will fight in the night’s featured five-round main event. The two 35-year-old Brazilians look for more momentum as a title shot could be near for the challenger whose hand is raised.

Rodriguez will be making her tenth octagon appearance in what will be her third headlining slot after securing a promotional contract through Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil in August of 2018. Four straight victories including a March split decision over Yan Xiaonan have gone in her favor since her lone professional defeat to Carla Esparza in mid-2020. Rodriguez’s opponent, Lemos, looks to back up her most recent second-round submission over former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. Since dropping to the weight class for her second tenured bout, Lemos has gone an impressive 6-1 having only one defeat to Jessica Andrade in April.

In the co-main event, Neil Magny will face Daniel Rodriguez in the welterweight division. Veteran talent Magny looks to rebound after his June defeat to undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov as a possible win would move him to first all-time in UFC welterweight history with most wins in the division over Georges St-Pierre (19). Syndicate MMA’s Rodriguez gets his first fight as a ranked in the division after his back-and-forth September victory over Li Jingliang adding a fourth win to his current streak since April of 2021.

Grant Dawson missed the lightweight limit by one and-a-half pounds for his bout with Mark Madsen. The fight will continue at a catchweight of 157.5 pounds with a portion of Dawson’s purse going to Madsen as the two are set to open the main card.

Find our MMASucka staff picks for UFC Vegas 64 further below.

Staff Picks

Staff picks in 2022 will follow the same set of rules from the 2021 season. Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from both UFC and Bellator events. Main card fights and selected preliminary fights will be included for PFL MMA. Dana White’s Contender Series are composed of the entire fight card.

The WINNER of staff picks in 2022 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. A winner is determined simply by the individual correctly picking the most victorious fighters at the year’s end. Nate Freeman secured his first victory with MMASucka in 2021 with a compiled record 243-136.

Who are the MMASucka staff picking to win at UFC Vegas 64: Rodriguez vs. Lemos?


Staff Records after UFC Vegas 63:

1. Wesley Riddle: 230-119
2T. Michael DeSantis: 226-123
2T. Frazer Krohn: 226-123
4. Nate Freeman: 220-214
5. Jeremy Brand: 212-131
6. Andrew Benjamin: 192-140
7. William Dong: 173-106
8. Tim Wheaton: 172-102
9T. Chris Presnell: 170-120
9T. Julio Monteros Jr.: 170-100
11. Brian Knight: 142-99
12. Jack Goodwillie: 127-67
13. Mike Lynch: 123-74
14. Brandon Joint: 115-74
15. Ash Camyab: 105-77
16. Coby Weinsier: 87-47
17. Chinyere Okafor: 72-38
18. Jacek Okninski: 70-58
19. Roemello Reyes: 69-42
20. Ben Jamieson: 44-25
21. Matt Bricker: 24-22
22. Joe Porter: 11-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Grant Dawson (18-1-1), -210
vs.
Mark Madsen (12-0), +180

Catchweight Fight
– 157.5 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Dawson via Round 2 Submission
Wesley Riddle: Dawson via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Dawson via Split Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Madsen via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Madsen via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Dawson via Split Decision
Tim Wheaton: Madsen via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Madsen via Unanimous Decision
Roemello Reyes: Dawson via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Dawson: 5
Staff picking Madsen: 4


Tagir Ulanbekov (14-2), -225
vs.
Nate Maness (14-2), +190

Flyweight Division
– 125 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Ulanbekov via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Ulanbekov via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Ulanbekov via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Ulanbekov via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Ulanbekov via Round 2 SUB
Nate Freeman: Ulanbekov via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Ulanbekov via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Maness via Split Decision
Roemello Reyes: Maness via Split Decision

Staff picking Ulanbekov: 7
Staff picking Maness: 2


Chase Sherman (16-10), -145
vs.
Josh Parisian (15-5), +125

Heavyweight Division
– 265 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Sherman via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Sherman via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Sherman via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Sherman via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Sherman via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Sherman via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Parisian via Round 1 TKO
Brian Knight: Sherman via Round 3 TKO
Roemello Reyes: Parisian via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Sherman: 7
Staff picking Parisian: 2


Neil Magny (26-10), -120
vs.
Daniel Rodriguez (17-2), +100

Welterweight Division
Co-Main Event

– 125 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Magny via Split Decision
Frazer Krohn: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Rodriguez via Round 2 TKO
Roemello Reyes: Magny via Split Decision

Staff picking Magny: 2
Staff picking Rodriguez: 7


Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2), -225
vs.
Amanda Lemos (12-2-1), +190

Women’s Strawweight Division
Main Event

– 115 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Rodriguez via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Roemello Reyes: Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Rodriguez: 9
Staff picking Lemos: 0

*Fight odds from DraftKings*

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Wesley Riddle is a 25-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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