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On to the second UFC event of 2018.

Tomorrow night, January 20th, UFC 220 goes down from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. In the main event, current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic looks to defend his belt for the third time against first-time challenger Francis Ngannou in what looks to be one of the most anticipated heavyweight title fights in MMA history. A second title fight is slated for the night’s co-main event, seeing title holder Daniel Cormier battle another first-time challenger Volkan Oezdemir for the UFC Light Heavyweight championship.

The WINNER of staff picks will have a chance to receive a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts following completion of the 2018 calendar year! The 2017 winner was awarded to Wesley Riddle, compiling a record of 118-74 for main card fights. A visual of the potential-earned belt will be shown in a future staff picks article.

This year, the addition of Bellator staff picks will come into play in part with UFC picks.

Check out our MMASucka main card staff picks for UFC 220 below, as well as current records in 2018.

Staff records following UFC Fight Night 124 (Stephens vs. Choi)

1. Mike Skytte: 3-1
1. Jason Burgos: 3-1
1. Justin Pierrot: 3-1
1. Davey Caplice: 3-1
1. Ryan Wagner: 3-1
1. Melanie Gale: 3-1
1. Omar Villagrana: 3-1
8. Suraj Sukumar: 2-2
8. Michael DeSantis: 2-2
8. Jacob Debets: 2-2
8. Kyle Dimond: 2-2
8. Mitchell Banuelos: 2-2
13. Jeremy Brand: 1-3
13. Wesley Riddle: 1-3
13. Nick Godin: 1-3
13. Ed Gallo: 1-3


Thomas Almeida (22-2) vs. Rob Font (14-3)

Jeremy Brand: Almeida via UD
Wesley Riddle: Font via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Almeida via UD
Nick Godin: Almeida via Round 2 TKO
Jason Burgos: Almeida via UD
Suraj Sukumar: Almeida via UD
Justin Pierrot: Almeida via Round 1 Submission
Davey Caplice: Almeida via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Almeida via Round 2 TKo
Jacob Debets: Almeida via UD
Ryan Wagner: Almeida via UD
Melanie Gale: Almeida via UD
Kyle Dimond: Almeida via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Almeida via UD
Ed Gallo: Font via Round 1 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Almeida via UD

Staff picking Almeida: 14
Staff picking Font: 2


Gian Villante (15-8) vs. Francimar Barroso (19-5, 1 NC)

Jeremy Brand: Villante via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Barroso via UD
Mike Skytte: Barroso via UD
Nick Godin: Villante via UD
Jason Burgos: Barroso via Round 3 TKO
Suraj Sukumar: Barroso via UD
Justin Pierrot: Villante via UD
Davey Caplice: Villante via SD
Michael DeSantis: Villante via Round 1 TKO
Jacob Debets: Barroso via UD
Ryan Wagner: Villante via Round 2 TKO
Melanie Gale: Villante via UD
Kyle Dimond: Villante via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Villante via UD
Ed Gallo: Barroso via UD
Omar Villagrana: Villante via UD

Staff picking Villante: 10
Staff picking Barroso: 6


Calvin Kattar (17-2) vs. Shane Burgos (10-0)

Jeremy Brand: Burgos via UD
Wesley Riddle: Burgos via UD
Mike Skytte: Burgos via Round 2 TKO
Nick Godin: Burgos via UD
Jason Burgos: Kattar via UD
Suraj Sukumar: Burgos via UD
Justin Pierrot: Burgos via UD
Davey Caplice: Burgos via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Burgos via UD
Jacob Debets: Burgos via UD
Ryan Wagner: Burgos via UD
Melanie Gale: Burgos via UD
Kyle Dimond: Burgos via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Burgos via UD
Ed Gallo: Burgos via UD
Omar Villagrana: Burgos via UD

Staff picking Kattar: 1
Staff picking Burgos: 14


Daniel Cormier (19-1, 1 NC) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (15-1)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

Jeremy Brand: Cormier via Round 3 Submission
Wesley Riddle: Cormier via Round 3 Submission
Mike Skytte: Cormier via Round 3 Submission
Nick Godin: Cormier via Round 1 Submission
Jason Burgos: Cormier via Round 3 TKO
Suraj Sukumar: Cormier via Round 4 Submission
Justin Pierrot: Cormier via Round 3 Submission
Davey Caplice: Cormier via UD
Michael DeSantis: Cormier via Round 2 Submission
Jacob Debets: Cormier via Round 2 Submission
Ryan Wagner: Cormier via Round 2 Submission
Melanie Gale: Cormier via Round 2 Submission
Kyle Dimond: Oezdemir via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Cormier via Round 2 Submission
Ed Gallo: Cormier via UD
Omar Villagrana: Cormier via Round 2 Submission

Staff picking Cormier: 15
Staff picking Oezdemir: 1


Stipe Miocic (17-2) vs. Francis Ngannou (11-1)
UFC Heavyweight Championship

Jeremy Brand: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Miocic via Round 3 TKO
Nick Godin: Miocic via UD
Jason Burgos: Ngannou via Round 2 TKO
Suraj Sukumar: Miocic via UD
Justin Pierrot: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Davey Caplice: Miocic via Round 4 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Jacob Debets: Miocic via Round 3 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Miocic via Round 2 TKO
Melanie Gale: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Kyle Dimond: Miocic via Round 3 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Ed Gallo: Miocic via Round 3 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Miocic via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Miocic: 9
Staff picking Ngannou: 7

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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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