gray d fight picksWelcome folks, to my picks and predictions for Affliction: “Day of Reckoning”. The event will air Saturday evening via pay-per-view (main card) and HDnet (under card). “Reckoning” includes one of the biggest heavyweight match-ups in MMA history, as Andrei Arlovski meets Fedor Emelianenko. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.

As a lead writer here, there’s a certain “responsibility” for making quality peeks into the future. That being said, anything can (and does) happen in mixed martial arts. With an overall 23-17 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the ring going down on January 24.

Update: PICK OUTCOMES: 5-6

Main card:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski
Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert Yvel
Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Paul Buentello vs. Kiril Sidelnikov
Bobby Green vs. Dan Lauzon

Under card:

Vladamir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Jay Hieron vs. Jason High
L.C. Davis vs. Bao Quach
Antonio Duarte vs. Albert Rios
Patrick Speight vs. Brett Cooper


Gray D. is 122-78 in his overall picks here at and pens this column before every major MMA event. Outside of writing, he is a fitness/nutrition enthusiast and runs the site’s Twitter account @6thRound.