Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 49. “Henderson vs. dos Anjos” will air on UFC Fight Pass (prelims), FOX Sports 2 (prelims), and FOX Sports 1 (main card) Saturday evening (U.S.). The card’s action will be headlined by two lightweights looking to break into title contention. 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 690–411 (63% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Tulsa.
*(winners are in bold)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson: dos Anjos by decision
Jordan Mein vs. Mike Pyle: Pyle by TKO
Francis Carmont vs. Thales Leites: Carmont by decision
Clay Collard vs. Max Holloway: Holloway by TKO
Valmir Lazaro vs. James Vick: Vick by decision
Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly: Niinimaki by submission