strikeforce lawler vs. shieldsWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for tonight’s Strikeforce event. “Lawler vs. Shields” will air Sunday night via Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. EST. The card includes a main event of grappling ace Jake Shields meeting striker Robbie Lawler at a catchweight. 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 77-52 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Strikeforce cage going down on June 6 from St. Louis.

Pick outcomes update: 4-1


Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Shields: Shields by submission in round 1

Andrei Arlovski vs. Brett Rogers: Arlovski by KO in round 2

Nick Diaz vs. Scott Smith: Diaz via unanimous decision

Phil Baroni vs. Joe Riggs: Riggs via unanimous decision

Kevin Randleman vs. Mike Whitehead: Whitehead via unanimous decision


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.