gray d wec 47 picksWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for WEC 47. “Bowles vs. Cruz” will air Saturday night via Versus (U.S.) beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST (under card at 7:00). This card features a main event between  the bantamweight champ and the division’s top contender. 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 205-130 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down from Ohio.

*(winners are in bold)

Champ Brian Bowles vs. Dominick Cruz (for bantamweight title): Bowles by TKO, Round 1

Joseph Benavidez vs. Miguel Torres: Torres by submission, Round 2

Jens Pulver vs. Javier Vazquez:  Pulver by TKO, Round 2

L.C. Davis vs. Deividas Taurosevicius: Davis via decision

Karen Darabedyan vs. Bart Palaszewski: Darabedyan via decision

Chad George vs. Scott Jorgensen: Jorgensen by TKO, Round 1

Erik Koch vs. Chad Mendes: Koch by submission, Round 2

Danny Castillo vs. Anthony Pettis: Pettis via decision

Leonard Garcia vs. George Roop: Garcia by KO, Round 3

Bendy Casimir vs. Ricardo Lamas: Casimir by submission, Round 2

Courtney Buck vs. Fredson Paixao: Buck via decision


Gray D. is 213-133 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.