Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 44. “Swanson vs. Stephens” will air on Fox Sports 1 Saturday evening. The card’s action will be headlined by featherweight contenders vying for a crack at the 145 lbs. division’s title. 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 655–404 (62% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from San Antonio.
*(winners are in bold)
Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens: Swanson by decision
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas Musoke: Gastelum by decision
Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira: Ferreira by decision
Hacran Dias vs. Ricardo Lamas: Lamas by submission
Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto: Hester by TKO
Joe Ellenberger vs. James Moontasri: Ellenberger by decision