UFC 198 picks and predictions

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Brazil on Saturday night, with UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic on pay-per-view.

UFC 198 takes place at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The main card, headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic, will air exclusively on pay-per-view, with preliminary card bouts on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.

Along with the heavyweight title fight, UFC 198 features a middleweight contender fight between Vitor Belfort and Jacare Souza and the long-awaited UFC debut of Cris Cyborg.

If that wasn’t enough to get mixed martial arts fans excited, Brazilian legend Shogun Rua is also on the main card, while notables like Matt Brown, Demian Maia, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, John Lineker and Rob Font all participate on the preliminary card.

How could tonight’s action play out? Here is a look at predictions for UFC 198. 

UFC 198 fight card, start time, TV info and more