nick diazWelcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC 143. “Diaz vs. Condit” will air via Facebook + FX (prelims) and pay-per-view (main card) this Saturday night. The evening’s action will be headlined by welterweights Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit battling to face champ Georges St-Pierre. 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 514-333 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: 7-4

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz: Diaz by TKO
Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum: Nelson via decision
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce: Koscheck via decision
Renan Barao vs. Scott Jorgensen: Barao by TKO
Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks: Herman by submission

Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier: Poirier by TKO
Jorge Lopez vs. Matt Riddle: Riddle via decision
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa: Figueroa by TKO
Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope: Brown by submission

Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson: Stittgen by submission
Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper: Kuiper via decision