Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 81. “Dillashaw vs. Cruz” will air Sunday evening (U.S.) via UFC Fight Pass (6 p.m. ET), Fox Sports 1 (prelims 8 p.m.), and Pay-Per-View (10 p.m.). The card’s action will be headlined by two bitter rivals vying for the bantamweight 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 776-461 (63% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Boston.
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz: Dillashaw by decision
Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis: Pettis by decision
Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione: Browne by TKO
Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo: Pearson by TKO
Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders: Saunders by submission
Mehdi Baghdad vs. Chris Wade: Wade by decision
Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman: Boetsch by TKO
Maximo Blanco vs. Luke Sanders: Sanders by TKO
Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder: Felder by decision
Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell: Latifi by TKO
Kyle Bochniak vs. Charles Rosa: Rosa by TKO
Rob Font vs. Joey Gomez: Font by decision
Francimar Barroso vs. Elvis Mutapcic: Barroso by decision