gray d wec 44 fight picks and predictionsWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for WEC 44. “Brown vs. Aldo” will air Wednesday night via Versus (in the US) beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. This card features an explosive main event between powerful champ Mike Brown and devastating Brazilian Jose Aldo. 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 160-99 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down from Las Vegas.

*(winners are in bold)


Mike Brown vs. Jose Aldo: Brown by submission in Round 4
Manny Gamburyan vs. Leonard Garcia: Garcia by KO in Round 1
Rob McCullough vs. Karen Darabedyan: McCullough by split decision
Danny Castillo vs. Shane Roller: Castillo by TKO in Round 2

Will Kerr vs. Kamal Shalorus: Shalorus by TKO in Round 3
L.C. Davis vs. Diego Nunes: Davis by submission in Round 2
John Franchi vs. Cub Swanson: Swanson by TKO in Round 2
Antonio Banuelos vs. Kenji Osawa: Banuelos via unanimous decision
James Krause vs. Ricardo Lamas: Lamas via unanimous decision
Seth Dikun vs. Frank Gomez: Gomez by submission in Round 2


Gray D. is 166-103 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.