Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC on Versus 2. The event will air Sunday night via Versus beginning at 9 p.m. EDT. This card features a main event with rising prospect Jon Jones battling veteran Vladimir Matyushenko. 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 250-164 thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down from Cali.

*(winners are in bold)

Results: 7-3

Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko: Jones via decision
Mark Munoz vs. Yushin Okami: Okami via TKO, Round 2
Jake Ellenberger vs. John Howard: Ellenberger via decision
Takanori Gomi vs. Tyson Griffin: Griffin via decision

Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann: Volkmann by submission, Round 3
DaMarques Johnson vs. Matthew Riddle: Riddle via decision
James Irvin vs. Igor Pokrajac: Irvin by TKO, Round 2
Mike Massenzio vs. Brian Stann: Stann via decision
Darren Elkins vs. Charles Oliveira: Elkins via decision
Rob Kimmons vs. Steve Steinbeiss: Kimmons by submission, Round 1


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.