MMASucka’s UFC on FOX 23 Staff Picks

DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan and Julianna Pena face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Pepsi Center on January 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC on FOX 23 will take place Saturday night from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The MMASucka.com staff members gathered their picks for the four fights taking place on the main card.

MMASucka’s UFC on FOX 23 Staff Picks

In the featured bout, top-ranked women’s bantamweight fighters Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena will square off to decide the next possible opponent to face the current champion of the division, Amanda Nunes. The co-main event will see welterweight strikers Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal in a fight that carries the possibility of a sure “Fight of the Night” bonus. Also making up the main card includes Andrei Arlovski and Francis Ngannou in a heavyweight showdown, with featherweights Alex Caceres and Jason Knight set to kick off the Fox show.

Check out the MMASucka staff picks below.

2017 Records following UFC Fight Night 103:

1) Wesley Riddle: 4-0
1) Suraj Sukumar: 4-0
3) Jeremy Brand: 3-1
3) Nick Godin: 3-1
3) Jason Burgos: 3-1
6) Mike Skytte: 2-2


Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena

Jeremy Brand – Pena via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle – Shevchenko via Unanimous Decision
Mike Skytte – Shevchenko via Round 5 TKO
Nick Godin – Shevchenko via Round 3 TKO
Jason Burgos – Pena via Unanimous Decision
Suraj Sukumar – Pena via Unanimous Decision
Justin Pierrot – Shevchenko via Round 4 TKO
Davey Rudolph – Shevchenko via Unanimous Decision
Davey Caplice – Pena via Unanimous Decision

Shevchenko = 5
Pena = 4


Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal

Jeremy Brand – Cerrone via Round 2 Submission
Wesley Riddle – Cerrone via Unanimous Decision
Mike Skytte – Masvidal via Round 2 TKO
Nick Godin – Cerrone via Unanimous Decision
Jason Burgos – Cerrone via Split Decision
Suraj Sukumar – Cerrone via Unanimous Decision
Justin Pierrot – Masvidal via Unanimous Decision
Davey Rudolph – Cerrone via Round 2 TKO
Davey Caplice – Cerrone via Unanimous Decision

Cerrone = 7
Masvidal = 2


Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou

Jeremy Brand – Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle – Ngannou via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte – Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Nick Godin – Ngannou via Round 2 TKO
Jason Burgos – Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Suraj Sukumar – Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot – Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Davey Rudolph – Ngannou via Round 1 Submission
Davey Caplice – Ngannou via Round 1 TKO

Arlovski = 0
Ngannou = 9


Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight

Jeremy Brand – Caceres via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle – Knight via Unanimous Decision
Mike Skytte – Caceres via Unanimous Decision
Nick Godin – Caceres via Unanimous Decision
Jason Burgos – Knight via Round 2 TKO
Suraj Sukumar – Caceres via Unanimous Decision
Justin Pierrot – Caceres via Unanimous Decision
Davey Rudolph – Caceres via Unanimous Decision
Davey Caplice – Knight via Split Decision

Caceres = 6
Knight = 3

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Wesley Riddle is a 24-year old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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