The UFC heavyweight title is finally set to be defended in a few short hours when long-injured champion Cain Velasquez returns to face interim champion Fabricio Werdum in the feature bout of this evening’s (Sat., June 13, 2015) UFC 188 from Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

Most fans are picking Velasquez to return with a vengeance and pound Werdum into the canvas with his relentless brand of pressure striking and grinding wrestling, yet Werdum has often flourished in the underdog role with his upsets of Fedor Emelianenko and Travis Browne. Speaking up to recently, a group of prominent professional fighters weighed in with their picks for the long-awaited fight.

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Find out whom Junior dos Santos, Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez, Joseph Benavidez, and many others picked and why above.