Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC on FOX 18. “Johnson vs. Bader” will air Saturday evening (U.S.) via UFC Fight Pass (3:30 p.m. ET), FOX Sports 1 (prelims 5 p.m.), and FOX Pay-Per-View (8 p.m.). The card’s action will be headlined by two powerful light heavyweights looking to earn a shot at the 205 lbs. divisional 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 784-466 (63% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from New Jersey.
Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader: Johnson by TKO
Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell: Rothwell by decision
Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera: Alcantara by decision
Bryan Barberena vs. Sage Northcutt: Northcutt by TKO