nostradamusWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 20. “Maynard vs. Diaz” will air Monday night via Spike (U.S.) beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST (under card at 7:00). This card features a main event between lightweight contenders Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz. 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 200-126 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down from Fairfax, Virginia.

*(winners are in bold)


Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard: Maynard via unanimous decision

Evan Dunham vs. Efrain Escudero: Dunham by submission, Round 2

Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson: Lawlor via unanimous decision

Brad Blackburn vs. Amir Sadollah: Sadollah by TKO, Round 2

Chris Leben vs. Jay Silva: Leben by KO, Round 1

Jesse Lennox vs. Rick Story: Story via unanimous decision

Nik Lentz vs. Thiago Tavares: Lentz by submission, Round 3

Mike Guymon vs. Rory MacDonald: Guymon by TKO, Round 2

Kyle Bradley vs. Rafael dos Anjos: dos Anjos via unanimous decision

Gerald Harris vs. John Salter: Harris by TKO, Round 2

Nick Catone vs. Jesse Forbes: Forbes by submission, Round 3


Gray D. is 200-126 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.