Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 98. “Evans vs. Machida” will air Saturday evening via PPV beginning at 10 p.m. EST. UFC 98 includes a main event of “Suga” Rashad Evans taking on undefeated Brazilian Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. 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 71-47 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on May 23 from Las Vegas.
Pick results update: 6-5
Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida: Machida by 3rd round KO (head kick)
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra: Hughes via split decision
Sean Sherk vs. Frank Edgar: Sherk via unanimous decision
Chael Sonnen vs. Dan Miller: Miller via unanimous decision
Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Drew McFedries: Foupa-Pokam by 1st round KO
Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley: Nover by 1st round submission (guillotine)
Brock Larson vs. Chris Wilson: Larson by 3rd round TKO
Tim Hague vs. Patrick Barry: Barry by 2nd round KO
Andre Gusmao vs. Krzysztof Soszynski: Soszynski by 1st round submission (kimura)
Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Brandon Wolff: Yoshida via unanimous decision
Dave Kaplan vs. George Roop: Roop by 1st round submission (armbar)
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.