Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 99. “The Comeback” will air Saturday afternoon (and evening) via PPV beginning at 3 p.m. EST. UFC 99 includes a main event featuring former champs as Rich “Ace” Franklin takes on MMA legend Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. 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 85-59 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on June 13 from Germany.
Update: picks outcome of 7-5
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva: Silva via TKO in 2nd round
Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders: Saunders via unanimous decision
Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy: Davis by first round KO
Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno: Fished by submission in 3rd round
Cheick Kongo vs. Cain Velasquez: Kongo by TKO in 2nd round
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Mustapha Al-Turk: Filipovic by TKO in 1st round
Dennis Siver vs. Dale Hartt: Hartt by submission in 2nd round
Stefan Struve vs. Denis Stojnic: Struve by submission in 1st round
Terry Etim vs. Justin Buchholz: Terry Etim by unanimous decision
Paul Kelly vs. Roli Delgago: Paul Kelly by KO in 1st round
Paul Taylor vs. Peter Sobotta: Paul Taylor by split decision
John Hathaway vs. Rick Story: Hathaway by TKO in 1st round
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.
Update: picks outcomes of 1-5
Additionally, here are Tommy H.’s quick picks…
Cro-Cop wins by KO in the first round.
Uno wins by UD.
Davis wins by TKO in the second round.
Saunders wins by TKO in the second round.
Kongo wins by TKO in the first round.
Silva wins by submission (armbar) in the second round.