MMASucka’s UFC Fight Night 141 staff picks

UFC Fight Night 141 staff picks
BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 19: UFC fighters Li Jingliang (R) of China and Curtis Blaydes of the United States pose for photo during UFC Fight Night Beijing Athlete Tour at Temple of Heaven on September 19, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images for UFC)

MMASucka staff picks are in for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 141. All of the action will begin tomorrow morning, November 24th, from the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China. The preliminary card will begin at 3:15am ET (12:15am PT) with the main card beginning at 6:00am ET (3:00am PT). The event will take place live on UFC Fight Pass.

THE FIGHTS

In the main event, a critical heavyweight rematch will take place between #3-ranked Curtis Blaydes and #4-ranked Francis Ngannou. Their first meeting took place back in April of 2016, where Ngannou captured victory by TKO as a result to doctor stoppage at the end of the second round; Blaydes unable to see due to a swollen right eye. Since, Blaydes has won six in-a-row (including the “No Contest” victory where he tested positive for marijuana) including a recent TKO over Alistair Overeem. Ngannou had scored four more victories following his Blaydes win but has dropped two fights by decision here in 2018: a five-rounder against Stipe Miocic for the title, and a three-rounder to Derrick Lewis.

The co-main event will feature another heavyweight battle between long-time veteran Alistair Overeem and highly-touted newcomer Sergey Pavlovich. Overeem is in need of a victory after suffering two straight knockout losses to both main event fighters, Blaydes and Ngannou. Pavlovich has yet to suffer defeat in his professional career with twelve victories, nine coming by TKO in the first round.

Fan-favorite Li Jingliang will face off against Germany’s David Zawada on the main card, as well as a bantamweight clash between Song Yadong and UFC newcomer Vince Morales.

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Check out our MMASucka staff picks for UFC Fight Night 139 including our current records compiled throughout the 2018 year. Clicking the link immediately below will show our picks from the previous Bellator or UFC event.


Staff Records after UFC Fight Night 140

1. Michael DeSantis: 172-82
2. Ryan Wagner: 166-88
3. Wesley Riddle: 164-90
4. Mitchell Banuelos: 160-94
5. Omar Villagrana: 154-100
6. Mike Skytte: 149-105
7. Jeremy Brand: 144-101
8. Ed Gallo: 142-112
9. Justin Pierrot: 123-107
10. Matt Bricker: 92-56
11. Brian Gerson: 87-73
12. Connor Deitrich: 48-24
13. Patrick Auger: 12-16
14. Sasha Moksyakov: 5-12


Li Jingliang (14-5) vs. David Zawada (16-4)

Jeremy Brand: Jingliang via UD
Wesley Riddle: Jingliang via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Jingliang via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Jingliang via Round 3 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Jingliang via UD
Ryan Wagner: Jingliang via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Jingliang via UD
Ed Gallo: Jingliang via UD
Omar Villagrana: Jingliang via Round 3 TKO
Brian Gerson: Jingliang via UD
Matt Bricker: Jingliang via UD
Connor Dietrich: Jingliang via Round 2 SUB
Patrick Auger: Jingliang via Round 3 SUB
Sasha Moksyakov: Zawada via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Jingliang: 13
Staff picking Zawada: 1


Song Yadong (12-3, 2 NC) vs. Vince Morales (13-5)

Jeremy Brand: Yadong via UD
Wesley Riddle: Yadong via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Yadong via Round 2 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Yadong via UD
Michael DeSantis: Yadong via Round 1 TKO
Ryan Wagner: Yadong via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Yadong via Round 1 TKO
Ed Gallo: Morales via UD
Omar Villagrana: Yadong via UD
Brian Gerson: Morales via UD
Matt Bricker: Yadong via Round 1 TKO
Connor Dietrich: Yadong via Round 2 TKO
Patrick Auger: Yadong via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Morales via UD

Staff picking Yadong: 11
Staff picking Morales: 3


Alistair Overeem (43-17, 1 NC) vs. Sergey Pavlovich (12-0)

Jeremy Brand: Overeem via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Pavlovich via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Pavlovich via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Pavlovich via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Overeem via UD
Ryan Wagner: Overeem via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Overeem via Round 1 TKO
Ed Gallo: Overeem via Round 1 TKO
Omar Villagrana: Overeem via Round 2 TKO
Brian Gerson: Overeem via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: Pavlovich via Round 1 TKO
Connor Dietrich: Pavlovich via Round 2 TKO
Patrick Auger: Pavlovich via Round 3 TKO
Sasha Moksyakov: Overeem via UD

Staff picking Overeem: 8
Staff picking Pavlovich: 6


Curtis Blaydes (10-1, 1 NC) vs. Francis Ngannou (11-2)

Jeremy Brand: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Blaydes via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Blaydes via Round 1 TKO
Justin Pierrot: Ngannou via SD
Michael DeSantis: Blaydes via UD
Ryan Wagner: Blaydes via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Blaydes via UD
Ed Gallo: Blaydes via UD
Omar Villagrana: Blaydes via Round 3 TKO
Brian Gerson: Blaydes via Round 3 TKO
Matt Bricker: Blaydes via Round 2 TKO
Connor Dietrich: Blaydes via Round 3 TKO
Patrick Auger: Blaydes via UD
Sasha Moksyakov: Blaydes via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Blaydes: 12
Staff picking Ngannou: 2

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