Beat The Fight Guys: Panel picks for UFC 209 – Enter for the chance to win prizes
On the SFLC Podcast, the week before 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 main card, as well as a couple of the prelim fights. 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, March 4th at 5PM EST.
The panel this week includes myself, co-hosts of the show Ryan Sprague & Mike McCalister, Eric Kowal from My MMA News and Blake Stephenson from The Loaded Joes MMA Podcast. Listen here.
Here are our 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 Bantamweight Division: Luke Sanders (11-0) vs. Iuri Alcântara (34-7-1)
Blake Stephenson: Iuri Alcântara via Dec
Eric Kowal: Iuri Alcântara via 2nd round sub
Mike McCalister: Iuri Alcântara via Dec
Ryan Sprague: Luke Sanders via 2nd round TKO
Mike Heck: Luke Sanders via Dec
UFC Featherweight Division: Mirsad Bektić (11-0) vs. Darren Elkins (21-5)
Blake Stephenson: Mirsad Bektić via 2nd round sub
Eric Kowal: Mirsad Bektić via Dec
Mike McCalister: Mirsad Bektić via 2nd round TKO
Ryan Sprague: Mirsad Bektić via 3rd round sub
Mike Heck: Mirsad Bektić via Dec
UFC Heavyweight Division: Mark Hunt (12-10-1(1)) vs. Alistair Overeem (41-15-1)
Blake Stpehenson: Alistair Overeem via Dec
Eric Kowal: Alistair Overeem via Dec
Mike McCalister: Mark Hunt via 1st round KO
Ryan Sprague: Alistair Overeem via 2nd round KO
Mike Heck: Mark Hunt via 1st round KO
UFC Lightweight Division: Lando Vannata (9-1) vs. David Teymur (5-1)
Blake Stephenson: Lando Vanatta via 2nd round TKO
Eric Kowal: Lando Vanatta via 2nd round TKO
Mike McCalister: Lando Vanatta via 3rd round TKO
Ryan Sprague: Lando Vanatta via 1st round TKO
Mike Heck: Lando Vanatta via 2nd round TKO
UFC Middleweight Division: Rashad Evans (19-5-1) vs. Dan Kelly (12-1)
Blake Stephenson: Rashad Evans via 1st round TKO
Eric Kowal: Rashad Evans via Dec
Mike McCalister: Rashad Evans via Dec
Ryan Sprague: Dan Kelly via 2nd round TKO
Mike Heck: Rashad Evans via Dec
UFC Interim Lightweight Championship: Tony Ferguson (22-3) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0)
Blake Stephenson: Tony Ferguson via Dec
Eric Kowal: Khabib Nurmagomedov via 4th round TKO
Mike McCalister: Khabib Nurmagomedov via Dec
Ryan Sprague: Khabib Nurmagomedov via 4th round TKO
Mike Heck: Tony Ferguson via 5th round Sub
UFC Welterweight Championship: (C)Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1-1)
Blake Stephenson: Stephen Thompson via Dec
Eric Kowal: Stephen Thompson via 3rd round TKO
Mike McCalister: Stephen Thompson via 3rd round TKO
Ryan Sprague: Stephen Thompson via 2nd round TKO
Mike Heck: Stephen Thompson via 4th round KO
There you have it! Enjoy what should be an incredible UFC 209 event on Saturday night!