Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for Strikeforce. “Barnett vs. Kharitonov” will air Saturday via Showtime. Headlining this fight card will be two heavyweights looking to make it into the finals of the heavyweight Grand Prix. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.

As lead writer here, I do my best to make quality peeks into the future. That being said, anything can (and does) happen in mixed martial arts. With an overall 468-298 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Ohio.

*(winners are in bold)

Results: OUCH 0-5

Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov: Kharitonov via decision
Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva: Silva by TKO
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Luke Rockhold: Souza by submission
Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed Lawal: Gracie by submission
Maximo Blanco vs. Pat Healy: Blanco via decision