gray d tuf 9 finale picksWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for the TUF 9 Finale. The wrap-up of “US vs. UK” will air Saturday night via Spike (in the US) beginning at 9 p.m. EST. Tonight’s UFC show includes a main event featuring lightweight contenders Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez going up against cardio beast Clay “The Carpenter” Guida for a potential shot at the title. 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 100-67 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on June 20 from Las Vegas.

Update: picks outcome of 5-5


Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia: Blackburn by TKO in Round 1

Jason Dent vs. Cameron Dollar: Dent by TKO in Round 2

Frank Lester vs. Nick Osipczak: Lester via unanimous decision

Melvin Guillard vs. Gleison Tibau: Tibau by submission in Round 2

Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Tomasz Drwal: Ciesnolevicz by submission in Round 1

Damarques Johnson (US) vs. James Wilks: Damarques Johnson by submission in Round 1

Ross Pearson (UK) vs. Andre Winner: Pearson via unanimous decision

Kevin Burns vs. Chris Lytle: Lytle by submission in Round 2

Nate Diaz vs. Joe Stevenson: Stevenson via unanimous decision

Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida: Guida by TKO in Round 3


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.