Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 126. “Silva vs. Belfort” will air Saturday night via pay-per-view. The fight card will be headlined by long-time middleweight champ Anderson Silva and challenger Vitor Belfort. 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 361-232 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Vegas.
*(winners are in bold)
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort: Silva by TKO
Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin: Griffin via decision
Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: Ellenberger via decision
Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones: Jones via decision
Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres: Torres by submission
Paul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone: Cerrone by TKO
Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa: Omigawa by TKO
Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto: Yamamoto by KO
Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor: Taylor via decision
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero: Romero by TKO
Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson: Pierce via decision