Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 102, from miles away. “Couture vs. Nogueira” will air Saturday night via pay-per-view (in the US) beginning at 10 p.m. EST. This weekend’s UFC event features a heavyweight clash between former champions as”The Natural” battles “Minotauro” with title implications. 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 122-78 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on August 29 from Portland.
UPDATED PICKS OUTCOME: 7-4
Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: Nogueira via unanimous decision
Main card (televised):
Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva: Jardine viaunanimous decision
Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt: Leben by KO, Round 2
Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt: Marquardt by TKO, Round 2
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brandon Vera: Soszynski by submission, Round 1
Under card (may not be broadcast):
Ed Herman vs. Aaron Simpson: Simpson via unanimous decision
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer: Tuchscherer by TKO, Round 3
Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow: Russow by KO, Round 2
Todd Duffee vs. Tim Hague: Duffee by TKO, Round 2
Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz: Munoz via split decision
Marcus Aurelio vs. Evan Dunham: Dunham by TKO, Round 1
Gray D. is 129-82 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.