bj pennWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 137. “Penn vs. Diaz” will air via Facebook+Spike (prelims) and pay-per-view this Saturday night. The evening’s action will be headlined by two MMA stars in BJ Penn and Nick Diaz. 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 496-321 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)

Results: 5-6

Nick Diaz vs. B.J. Penn: Penn via decision
Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione: Mitrione by TKO
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson: Nelson via submission
Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop: Roop by TKO
Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen: Jorgensen via decision

Donald Cerrone vs. Dennis Siver: Cerrone by TKO
Tyson Griffin vs. Bart Palaszewski: Griffin via decision

Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera: Vera by TKO
Danny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem: Downes via decision
Chris Camozzi vs. Francis Carmont: Camozzi via decision
Dustin Jacoby vs. Clifford Starks: Starks via decision