Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for Strikeforce Challengers. “Santos vs. Villasenor” will air Friday night via Showtime beginning at 11 p.m. EST. Tonight’s Strikeforce Challengers show includes a main event featuring Chute Boxe fighter Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos taking on hard-hitting Greg Jackson product “Smokin” Joe Villasenor. 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 92-64 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down on June 19 from Kent, Washington.
Update: picks outcome of 8-3
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. “Smokin” Joe Villasenor: Villasenor by TKO in Round 2
Tim Kennedy vs. Nick Thompson: Thompson by submission in Round 1
Jorge Gurgel vs. Conor Heun: Gurgel by submission in Round 2
Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah Kaufman: Kaufman by TKO in Round 2
Cory Devela vs. Luke Rockhold: Rockhold by unanimous decision
Dennis “Superman” Hallman vs. Justin Davis: Hallman by submission in Round 3
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig: Ludwig by KO in Round 1
Brian Caraway vs. Alex Zuniga: Caraway by submission in Round 2
Travis Doerge vs. Landon Showalter: Doerge by submission in Round 1
Len Bentley vs. Marques Daniels: Bentley by unanimous decision
Steve Hadsel vs. Taylor Roberts: Hadsel by unanimous decision
Gray D. is 122-78 in his overall picks here at 6th-Round.com 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.