Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 128. “Shogun vs. Jones” will air Saturday night via Spike and pay-per-view. The fight card will be headlined by a LHW title fight between Shogun Rua and young gun Jon Jones. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.

As lead writer here, seems 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 385-246 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from New Jersey.

*(winners are in bold)

Results: 9-3

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jon Jones: Rua by TKO
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland: Faber via decision
Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus: Miller by submission
Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller: Marquardt via decision
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub: Schaub by TKO

Luiz Cane vs. Eliot Marshall: Cane by TKO
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani: Barboza by TKO
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle: Pyle via decision
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau: Pellegrino via decision
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland: Benavidez via decision
Raphael Assuncao vs. Erik Koch: Koch by TKO
Nick Catone vs. Costantinos Philippou: Philippou by submission