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Beat The Fight Guys: Panel picks for UFC 211 – Enter for your chance to win prizes

On the SFLC Podcast, during the week of a UFC Pay-Per-View, we assemble a panel to make our picks against the listeners of the show, and the readers of My MMA News. The dais will include members of the MMA Media, UFC fighters, broadcasters and others. While we make our picks, we challenge you to do the same.

If you can defeat the panel and finish in the TOP 2 overall, we will reward you with prizes from the sponsor of Beat The Fight Guys, Menacing Valor. The T-Shirt of your choice from this great company could be yours if you are successful. The contest is free to enter.

We make our picks for the entire UFC 211 main card, as well as the FS1 preliminary card. The winner is chosen, with also the finish. It can be anything from a unanimous decision, to a 1st round knockout. These will be used as tie breakers in case they are needed. Two ways you can submit your picks, email them to SFLCPodcast@gmail.com or you can do it through this link sflcpodcast.com/contact-us.html
The deadline to submit your picks will be Saturday, May 13 at 5PM EST.

The panel this week includes myself, co-hosts of the show Ryan Sprague, Steve Dunn, UFC bantamweight Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) and New York Ric (@NewYorkRic) from The MMA Hour on MMA Fighting.

Here are our UFC 211 picks. Good Luck!

Note: While we embrace conversation and debate, these our are opinions for the sake of the contest. If you are a fan of a fighter we didn’t choose, or are a fighter featured on the card, please don’t take it personally.

UFC lightweight division: James Vick (10-1) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (7-3)

New York Ric: James Vick via 2nd round Sub

Lauren Murphy: James Vick via 3rd round TKO

Ryan Sprague: Marco Polo Reyes via Dec

Steve Dunn: James Vick via 2nd round TKO

Mike Heck: James Vick via 3rd round Sub

UFC middleweight division: David Branch (20-3) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-1)

New York Ric: David Branch via Dec

Lauren Murphy: Krzysztof Jotko via Dec

Ryan Sprague: Krzysztof Jotko via Dec

Steve Dunn: David Branch via Dec

Mike Heck: Krzysztof Jotko via Dec

UFC featherweight division: Chas Skelly(17-2) vs. Jason Knight (17-2)

New York Ric: Chas Skelly via Dec

Lauren Murphy: Chas Skelly via Dec

Ryan Sprague: Chas Skelly via Dec

Steve Dunn: Jason Knight  via Dec

Mike Heck: Jason Knight via Dec

UFC lightweight division: Eddie Alvarez (28-5) vs. Dustin Poirier (21-5)

New York Ric: Dustin Poirier via 1st round KO

Lauren Murphy: Dustin Poirier via 2nd round KO

Ryan Sprague: Dustin Poirier via 3rd round KO

Steve Dunn: Eddie Alvarez 3rd round TKO

Mike Heck: Eddie Alvarez via Dec

UFC featherweight division: Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) vs. Yair Rodriguez (10-1)

New York Ric: Frankie Edgar via Dec

Lauren Murphy: Frankie Edgar via 2nd round TKO

Ryan Sprague: Yair Rodriguez 2nd round KO

Steve Dunn: Frankie Edgar via Dec

Mike Heck: Frankie Edgar via Dec

UFC welterweight division: Demian Maia (24-6) vs. Jorge Masvidal (32-11)

New York Ric: Jorge Masvidal via Dec

Lauren Murphy: Demian Maia via 1st round Sub

Ryan Sprague: Demian Maia via 3rd round Sub

Steve Dunn: Demian Maia via 3rd round Sub

Mike Heck: Demian Maia via Dec

UFC women’s strawweight title: (C) Joanna Jędrzejczyk (13-0) vs. Jéssica Andrade (16-5)

New York Ric: Joanna Jędrzejczyk via Dec

Lauren Murphy: Jéssica Andrade via Dec

Ryan Sprague: Joanna Jędrzejczyk via 4th round TKO

Steve Dunn: Joanna Jędrzejczyk via Dec

Mike Heck: Jéssica Andrade via 4th round TKO

UFC heavyweight title: (C) Stipe Miocic (16-2) vs. Junior dos Santos (18-4)

New York Ric: Stipe Miocic via 3rd round TKO

Lauren Murphy: Junior dos Santos via 3rd round KO

Ryan Sprague: Stipe Miocic via 4th round TKO

Steve Dunn:  Stipe Miocic via 2nd round KO

Mike Heck:  Stipe Miocic via 3rd round KO

There you have it! Enjoy what should be the best fight card of 2017 so far!