UFC Vancouver brings fans a hell of a main event, with kings of violence Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje set to square off. Cageside Press has their picks set for the card.
|Keith Shillan (97-52)
|Heath Harshman (135-73)
|Ryan Fortune (95-54)
|Jay Anderson (129-79)
|Dan Doherty (128-80)
|Josh Evanoff (124-79)
|Gabriel Gonzalez (125-83)
|Mike McClory (81-54)
|Paarth Pande (101-71)
|Eddie Law (83-71)
Donald Cerrone could be considered one of the most entertaining fighters in MMA history, and he gets to battle the consensus most exciting brawler out there in Justin Gaethje. Cerrone holds the record for most post-fight bonuses with 18. Gaethje has received six bonuses in his first five fights with the UFC. This one is going to be good. Gaethje was unanimously picked.
The co-main event is a great light heavyweight tilt between Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov. Krylov is 7-4 in the Octagon across two stints, and 1-1 since returning to the promotion last year. Teixeira has won three of his last four, with the last two being great come-from-behind efforts. Eight of 10 writers went with the Brazilian Teixeira.
Todd Duffee returns to the cage after four years away to take on Jeff Hughes. Duffee was 3-2 in the UFC across two stints before his shoulder fell apart in 2015. Hughes is 10-2 in his career and fell to Maurice Greene in his promotional debut after appearing on the Contender Series. The staff was split at five picks apiece for this contest.
Michel Pereira brings his entertaining style to the cage against short-notice opponent Tristan Connelly. Pereira bounced around the Octagon and won by flying knee in his promotional against Danny Roberts in May. Connelly is 13-6 and has finished all of his victories. Pereira was unanimously picked.
Uriah Hall looks to continue his upswing against BJJ ace Antonio Carlos Junior. Hall has knocked out two of his last three opponents, falling to Paulo Costa in between. Carlos Junior recently had a five-fight win streak snapped by Ian Heinisch. All but two writers picked Antonio Carlos Junior.
Rounding out the main card is a light heavyweight scrap between Misha Cirkunov and Jimmy Crute. Cirkunov has slowed down after dominating his first four UFC opponents, going 1-3 in his last four. Crute is undefeated at 10-0 and is 2-0 in the Octagon. Seven of 10 writers picked Crute.