MMASucka’s staff picks: UFC Fight Night 122

SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Michael Bisping of England and Kelvin Gastelum face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in on November 24, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC Fight Night 122 heads over to Shanghai, China this Saturday morning, seeing an event start time of 3:45am ET (12:45am PT) with the main card beginning at 7:00am ET (4:00am PT).

The names on the main card, however, may give you a reason to wake up – or stay up – and watch. In the featured headliner, Michael Bisping returns just after losing the middleweight belt three weekends ago as a short notice replacement to face Kelvin Gastelum. Gastelum’s initial opponent, former long-time champion Anderson Silva, was forced out of the bout due to failing an out-of-competition drug test.

Li Jingliang will be taking on American Zak Ottow in the co-main event. Two other bouts making up the main card include entertaining strikers Wang Guan and Alex Caceres in the featherweight division, and first-round finishing artists Muslim Salikhov against Alex Garcia.

Check out MMASucka’s UFC Fight Night 122 staff picks below.

2017 Staff Records following UFC Fight Night 121:

1. Wesley Riddle: 104-62
2. Jeremy Brand: 96-65
3. Nick Godin: 95-66
4. Jason Burgos: 92-70
5. Mike Skytte: 91-75
6 . Michael DeSantis: 90-52
7. Dan Cohen: 80-42
8. Justin Pierrot: 79-70
9. Davey Caplice: 71-55
10. Suraj Sukumar: 49-33
11. Ryan Wagner: 18-12
12. Jacob Debets: 17-9
13. Chadwick Church: 6-5


Michael Bisping (31-8) vs Kelvin Gastelum (14-3, 1 NC)

Jeremy Brand: Bisping via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Gastelum via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Bisping via Round 4 TKO
Nick Godin: Bisping via Round 2 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Gastelum via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Gastelum via Round 3 TKO
Dan Cohen: Gastelum via Round 1 TKO
Jacob Debets: Gastelum via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Gastelum via Round 2 TKO
Melanie Gale: Bisping via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Bisping: 4
Staff picking Gastelum: 6


Li Jingliang (13-4) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4)

Jeremy Brand: Jingliang via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Jingliang via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Jingliang via UD
Nick Godin: Jingliang via UD
Justin Pierrot: Jingliang via UD
Michael DeSantis: Jingliang via UD
Dan Cohen: Jingliang via Round 2 TKO
Jacob Debets: Jingliang via UD
Ryan Wagner: Jingliang via UD
Melanie Gale: Jingliang via UD

Staff picking Jingliang: 10
Staff picking Ottow: 0


Wang Guan (16-1-1) vs. Alex Caceres (13-10, 1 NC)

Jeremy Brand: Caceres via UD
Wesley Riddle: Caceres via UD
Mike Skytte: Guan via Round 2 TKO
Nick Godin: Caceres via UD
Justin Pierrot: Caceres via UD
Michael DeSantis: Caceres via UD
Dan Cohen: Guan via Round 2 TKO
Jacob Debets: Caceres via UD
Ryan Wagner: Caceres via UD
Melanie Gale: Caceres via UD

Staff picking Guan: 2
Staff picking Caceres: 8


Muslim Salikhov (12-1) vs. Alex Garcia (14-4)

Jeremy Brand: Garcia via UD
Wesley Riddle: Salikhov via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Salikhov via Round 3 TKO
Nick Godin: Garcia via Round 2 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Garcia via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Salikhov via Round 2 TKO
Dan Cohen: Salikhov via Round 1 TKO
Jacob Debets: Garcia via Round 2 SUB
Ryan Wagner: Salikhov via UD
Melanie Gale: Salikhov via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Salikhov: 6
Staff picking Garcia: 4

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Wesley Riddle is a 25-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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