Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks for tomorrow night’s UFC 97 event. “Redemption” will air Saturday evening via pay-per-view, beginning at 10 p.m. EST.
The night includes a main event with UFC title defense and consecutive win records on the line as middleweight champ Anderson Silva takes on ground specialist Thales Leites. 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 64-42 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down on April 18 from the Centre Bell in Montreal.
UPDATE: picks outcome of 7-5
Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites: Silva by 2nd round TKO
Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio Rua: Liddell by 2nd round KO
Brian Stann vs. Krzysztof Soszynski: Soszynski by 2nd round armbar
Cheick Kongo vs. Antoni Hardonk: Kongo by unanimous decision
Luis Cane vs. Steve Cantwell: Cantwell by 2nd round TKO
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Eliot Marshall: Marshall by unanimous decision
Denis Kang vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokum: Kang by 1st round TKO
Jason MacDonald vs. Nate Quarry: Quarry by 3rd round KO
David Loiseau vs. Ed Herman: Loiseau by 1st round TKO
Mark Bocek vs. David Bielkheden: Bielkheden by split decision
Ryo Chonan vs. TJ Grant: Chonan by unanimous decision
Matt Wiman vs. Sam Stout: Stout by unanimous decision
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.