gray d wec 42 picksWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for WEC 42. “Torres vs. Bowles” will air Sunday night via Versus (in the US) beginning at 9 p.m. EST. This weekend’s WEC event features bantamweight champ Miguel Angel Torres defending his belt from undefeated challenger Brian Bowles. 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 114-75 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on August 9 from Vegas.



Main event:

Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles: Torres by submission, Round 3

Fight card (televised):

Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz: Cruz via unanimous decision
Danny Castillo vs. Ricardo Lamas: Castillo via split decision
Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki: Jeff Curran by submission, Round 2

Under card (may not be broadcast):

Leonard Garcia vs. Jameel Massouh: Garcia by KO, Round 1
Fredson Paixao vs. Cole Province: Province via unanimous decision
Marcus Hicks vs. Shane Roller: Roller by TKO, Round 1
Phil Cardella vs. Ed Ratcliff: Ratcliff by TKO, Round 3
John Hosman vs. Rani Yayha: Hosman via unanimous decision
Rafael Dias vs. Diego Nunes: Nunes by submission, Round 1
L.C. Davis vs. Javier Vasquez: Davis by unanimous decision


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.