On the SFLC Podcast, 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 210 main card, as well as the Sean Strickland vs. Kamaru Usman prelimary bout. 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, April 8 at 5 p.m. EST.
The panel this week includes myself, co-host Ryan Sprague & Eric Kowal from My MMA News and UFC women’s bantamweight, Lauren Murphy.
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 welterweight division: Sean Strickland (18-1) vs. Kamaru Usman (9-1)
Lauren Murphy: Sean Strickland via UD
Eric Kowal: Kamaru Usman via UD
Ryan Sprague: Kamaru Usman via 2nd round TKO
Mike Heck: Kamaru Usman via UD
UFC Lightweight Division: Will Brooks (18-2) vs. Charles Oliveira (21-7)
Lauren Murphy: Will Brooks via UD
Eric Kowal: Will Brooks via 2nd round TKO
Ryan Sprague: Will Brooks via UD
Mike Heck: Will Brooks via UD
UFC Welterweight Division: Patrick Cote (23-10) vs. Thiago Alves (21-11)
Lauren Murphy: Patrick Cote via 3rd round TKO
Eric Kowal: Patrick Cote via UD
Ryan Sprague: Patrick Cote via 2nd round submission
Mike Heck: Patrick Cote via 2nd round TKO
UFC Women’s Strawweight Division: Cynthia Calvillo (4-0) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (6-1)
Lauren Murphy: Cynthia Calvillo via 2nd round submission
Eric Kowal: Pearl Gonzalez via UD
Ryan Sprague: Pearl Gonzalez via 3rd round submission
Mike Heck: Cynthia Calvillo via 2nd round submission
UFC Middleweight Division: Chris Weidman (13-2) vs. Gegard Mousasi (41-6-2)
Lauren Murphy: Gegard Mousasi via 3rd round TKO
Eric Kowal: Gegard Mousasi via 3rd round TKO
Ryan Sprague: Chris Weidman via 2nd round KO
Mike Heck: Chris Weidman via UD
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: (C)Daniel Cormier (18-1) vs. Anthony Johnson (22-5)
Lauren Murphy: Anthony Johnson via 1st round KO
Eric Kowal: Daniel Cormier via UD
Ryan Sprague: Daniel Cormier via UD
Mike Heck: Anthony Johnson via 1st round KO