The Octagon is back in the Apex for UFC Vegas 6 headlined by heavyweight fan favorites in Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik and Cageside Press has its picks set.

Staff Writers
Dariush vs. Holtzman
Kunitskaya vs. Stoliarenko
Pitolo vs. Stewart
Weidman vs. Akhmedov
Lewis vs. Oleinik
Ryan Fortune (77-38)
Jay Anderson (72-47)
Joe McDonagh (69-50)
Josh Evanoff (65-54)
Dan Doherty (61-53)
Dylan Bowker (56-49)
Justin Gibbons (44-39)
Gabriel Gonzalez (63-56)
Eddie Law (46-41)

The main event of UFC Vegas 6 is a five-round heavyweight showdown between submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik and knockout artist Derrick Lewis. Oleinik is on a two-fight win streak, defeating former champion Fabricio Werdum in his last bout. Lewis is also on a two-fight win streak, welcoming Ilir Latifi to the heavyweight division last time out. All but one writer picked Black Beast.

In the co-main event, Chris Weidman heads back to middleweight to take on tough Russian Omari Akhmedov. Akhmedov is unbeaten in his last six fights with one draw in that span. Weidman, on the other hand, has struggled recently, losing five of his last six fights following his run as middleweight champion. All but two writers picked Akhmedov.

Maki Pitolo squares off with Darren Stewart in a middleweight scrap. Pitolo is 13-5 in his career with 10 stoppages and a 1-1 UFC record. Stewarts been up and down in the Octagon with a 4-5 record and is looking to bounce back from a loss to Bartosz Fabinski. Stewart was picked by six of nine writers.

Yana Kunitskaya welcomes Invicta FC champion Julija Stoliarenko to the UFC fresh off the latter’s title victory. Stoliarenko has won five straight fights while Kunitskaya is looking to bounce back from a knockout loss to Aspen Ladd. Kunitskaya was picked by six of nine writers.

Opening up the UFC Vegas 6 main card are a pair of veterans in Beneil Dariush and Scott Holtzman. Dariush has won four straight fights with stoppages in his last three bouts. Holtzman has won five of his last six with a win over the legendary Jim Miller last time out. All but two writers picked Dariush.


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