jon fitchWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 117. “Silva vs. Sonnen” will air Saturday night via pay-per-view (10 pm) and Spike TV (9 pm). This card features a main event with trash-talking Sonnen looking to retire the champ Silva. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.

As 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 257-167 thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down from Oakland.

*(winners are in bold)

Results: 7-4

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen: Silva by TKO, Round 3
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch: Fitch via decision
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Clay Guida: Guida by TKO, Round 2
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes: Almeida by submission, Round 3
Junior dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson: dos Santos by KO, Round 2

Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story: Hazelett by submission, Round 3
Phil Davis vs. Rodney Wallace: Davis via submission, Round 2
Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown: Boetsch by TKO, Round 1
Charlie Brenneman vs. Johny Hendricks: Brenneman via decision
Christian Morecraft vs. Stefan Struve: Struve by submission, Round 1
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders: Saunders by TKO, Round 2

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Gray D. is 257-167 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.