Welcome 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 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.