jose aldoWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 142. “Aldo vs. Mendes” will air via Facebook + FX (prelims) and pay-per-view this Saturday night. The evening’s action will by champ Jose Aldo defending his belt against undefeated Chad Mendes. 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 509-328 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Rio, Brazil.

*(winners are in bold)

Results: 5-5

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes: Aldo by TKO
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson: Belfort by TKO
Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares: Massenzio via decision
Carlo Prater vs. Erick Silva: Prater by submission
Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim: Etim by submission

Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares: Stout via decision
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ednaldo Oliveira: Gonzaga by submission
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa: Alcantara via decision
Ricardo Funch vs. Mike Pyle: Pyle via decision

Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio “Pato” Carvalho: Carvalho via decision