Welcome 6th Rounders, to my picks and predictions for UFC on FOX 5. “Diaz vs. Henderson” will air via FX (prelims) and FOX (main card) Saturday night. The evening’s action will be headlined by a lightweight title fight on network TV. 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 567-352 record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Seattle.
*(winners are in bold)
Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz: Diaz by submission
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua: Gustafsson by submission
Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn: Penn via decision
Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick: Swick via decision
Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens: Stephens by TKO
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton: Easton via decision
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor: Nijem via decision
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez: Cruickshank by TKO
Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Trujillo: Trujillo via decision
Nam Phan vs. Dennis Siver: Siver via decision
John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen: Jorgensen via decision