MMASucka’s UFC on FOX 27 staff picks

January has already flown by, and staff picks are almost one month in the books. Also, UFC on FOX 27 picks are in.

Later this evening, UFC action will take place live from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the promotion’s first trip to the city in almost eight years.

The night’s main event will see a five-round rematch between knockout artist Derek Brunson and grappling sensation Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Their first meeting in 2012 saw Souza take the victory by knockout (yes, by knockout) under the now-defunct Strikeforce banner.

The WINNER of staff picks will have a chance to receive a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts (click here to view their website) 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. Staff picks from Friday night’s Bellator 193 can be found here.

Check out our MMASucka main card staff picks for UFC on FOX 27 below, as well as current records in 2018.

Staff records following UFC 220 (Miocic vs. Ngannou)

1. Omar Villagrana: 11-3
2. Ryan Wagner: 10-4
3. Nick Godin: 9-5
3. Michael DeSantis: 9-5
3. Kyle Dimond: 9-5
3. Mitchell Banuelos: 9-5
3. Ed Gallo: 9-5
8. Jason Burgos: 8-6
8. Suraj Sukumar: 8-6
8. Justin Pierrot: 8-6
8. Davey Caplice: 8-6
8. Melanie Gale: 8-6
13. Jeremy Brand: 7-7
13. Jacob Debets: 7-7
15. Wesley Riddle: 6-8
15. Mike Skytte: 6-8

Drew Dober (18-8, 1 NC) vs. Frank Camacho (21-5)

Jeremy Brand: Camacho via UD
Wesley Riddle: Camacho via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Camacho via UD
Nick Godin: Camacho via UD
Jason Burgos: Dober via UD
Justin Pierrot: Camacho via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Dober via UD
Jacob Debets: Camacho via UD
Ryan Wagner: Dober via UD
Melanie Gale: Camacho via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Camacho via UD
Ed Gallo: Dober via UD
Omar Villagrana: Camacho via UD

Staff picking Dober: 4
Staff picking Camacho: 9

Jordan Rinaldi (13-5) vs. Gregor Gillespie (10-0)

Jeremy Brand: Gillespie via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Gillespie via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Gillespie via Round 1 TK
Nick Godin: Gillespie via Round 1 TKO
Jason Burgos: Gillespie via Round 2 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Gillespie via UD
Michael DeSantis: Gillespie via Round 2 TKO
Jacob Debets: Gillespie via UD
Ryan Wagner: Gillespie via UD
Melanie Gale: Gillespie via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Gillespie via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Gillespie via UD
Omar Villagrana: Gillespie via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Rinaldi: 0
Staff picking Gillespie: 13

Dennis Bermudez (17-7) vs. Andre Fili (17-5)

Jeremy Brand: Bermudez via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Fili via UD
Mike Skytte: Bermudez via UD
Nick Godin: Fili via UD
Jason Burgos: Bermudez via UD
Justin Pierrot: Bermudez via UD
Michael DeSantis: Bermudez via UD
Jacob Debets: Bermudez via UD
Ryan Wagner: Bermudez via UD
Melanie Gale: Fili via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Fili via UD
Ed Gallo: Bermudez via UD
Omar Villagrana: Fili via UD

Staff picking Bermudez: 8
Staff picking Fili: 5

Jacare Souza (24-5, 1 NC) vs. Derek Brunson (18-5)

Jeremy Brand: Souza via Round 1 Submission
Wesley Riddle: Brunson via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Brunson via Round 2 TKO
Nick Godin: Souza via Round 2 Submission
Jason Burgos: Souza via Round 3 Submission
Justin Pierrot: Brunson via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Souza via Round 2 Submission
Jacob Debets: Souza via Round 4 Submission
Ryan Wagner: Brunson via Round 2 TKO
Melanie Gale: Brunson via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Souza via Round 2 Submission
Ed Gallo: Souza via Round 3 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Souza via Round 2 Submission

Staff picking Souza: 8
Staff picking Brunson: 5

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