Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 103. “Franklin vs. Belfort” will air Saturday night via Pay-per-view (in the US) beginning at 10 p.m. EST. This card features a main event showdown between light heavyweight/middleweight contender Rich Franklin and former champ Vitor Belfort in a catchweight bout (195). 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 136-84 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the Octagon going down on September 19 from Dallas.

*(winners are in bold)

Update: 7-6 outcome


Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort

Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Martin Kampmann vs. Paul Daley
Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg
Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin

Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller
Tomasz Drwal vs. Drew McFedries

Steve Lopez vs. Jim Miller
Nick Lentz vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Rick Story vs. Brian Foster
Jason Brilz vs. Eliot Marshall
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson


Gray D. is 136-84 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.