gray d wec 48 fight picks predictionsWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for WEC 48. “Aldo vs. Faber” will air Saturday night via pay-per-view (main card) and Spike (prelims) beginning at 9 and 10 p.m. EDT (under card at 7:00). This card features a main event between current featherweight champ Aldo and former long-time title holder Faber. 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 232-145 thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I, Gray D., see the action inside the cage going down from Sacramento, CA.

*(winners are in bold)

Picks outcome: 6-5

Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber: Faber by submission, Round 2
Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone: Cerrone by submission, Round 4
Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan: Brown via decision
Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller: Njokuani by KO, Round 2
Antonio Banuelos vs. Scott Jorgensen: Jorgensen via decision

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung: Garcia by TKO, Round 1
Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis: Pettis by KO, Round 1

Demetrious Johnson vs. Brad Pickett: Johnson via decision
Chad Mendes vs. Anthony Morrison: Chad Mendes via decision
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Rani Yahya: Mizugaki via decision
Tyler Toner vs. Brandon Visher: Toner by submission, Round 2


Gray D. is 238-150 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.