mma predictionsGray D. here with my predictions/picks for Fight Night 16: “UFC Fight for the Troops”. It’ll be a great night of fights for an important cause – the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Please take a minute to visit their site I’ve linked, and familiarize yourself with why your donation to this fund will make such a difference in the lives of those who keep us free.

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When I first learned of the official fight card and posted it here at, my MMA blood began pumping most for the Koscheck vs. Yoshida fight. Kos is arguably the best wrestler in the UFC and “Zenko” (Yoshida) is a solid Judo player.

This makes for an exciting match-up in more ways than just this one, as both can be hard-hitting and Josh is looking to rebound from a loss to Thiago Alves mere weeks ago. Koscheck took that fight on short notice, and will show the same warrior-like, company-man spirit tonight when this event gets kicked off at 9 p.m. ET airing on Spike.

Without further ado, here are my picks. Agree or disagree, please share your thoughts by commenting. will be posting LIVE fight results from UFC Fight for the Troops beginning this evening at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET starting with the under card bouts, and 9 p.m. ET when the main televised card gets underway. Stay tuned!


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.


Fight for the Troops predictions:

Main event:

Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki “Zenko” Yoshida

Main card (televised):

Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet
Steve Cantwell vs. Razak Al-Hussan
Nate Loughran vs. Tim Credeur
Jim Miller vs. Matt Wiman

Under card (may not be televised):

Luigi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber
Steve Bruno vs. Johnny Rees
Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff
Dale Hartt vs. Corey Hill
Eddie Sanchez vs. Justin McCully