gray d ufc 101 picksWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 101. “Declaration” will air Saturday night via pay-per-view (in the US) beginning at 10 p.m. EST. This weekend’s UFC event features a lightweight title bout as well as middleweight champ Silva moving up to face former light heavy champ Griffin at 205 lbs. 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 107-71 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on August 8 from Philadelphia.

UPDATED PICKS OUTCOME: 7-4

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Main event:

Lightweight champ B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian: Florian by TKO, Round 3

Main card:

Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva: Griffin via unanimous decision
Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks: Sadollah by submission, Round 2
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Josh Neer: Pellegrino by submission, Round 3

Under card:

Tamdan McCrory vs. John Howard: McCrory by TKO, Round 1
Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida: Almeida via unanimous decision
Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara: Sakara by TKO, Round 2
Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer: Riddle by TKO, Round 2
Aaron Riley vs. Shane Nelson: Riley via unanimous decision
George Roop vs. George Sotiropoulos: Sotiropoulos by submission, Round 1
Danillo Villefort vs. Jesse Lennox: Lennox by KO, Round 2

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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.