MMASucka’s UFC Fight Night 158 Staff Picks

UFC Fight Night 158
VANCOUVER, BC - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Uriah Hall of Jamaica and Antonio Carlos Junior of Brazil face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Rogers Arena on September 13, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MMASucka staff picks are in for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 158 taking place from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The six-fight main card will begin live at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) on ESPN+.

The Fights

A thrilling main event is in store between top-ranked lightweights Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje. Both of these action fighters are guaranteed to deliver violence everytime they step into the cage. This fight has potential title implications for both guys involved. Cerrone is looking to bounce back from a loss to top contender Tony Ferguson. A win over Gaethje, one of the division’s best, will insert Cerrone right back into the top of the rankings. Gaethje, on the other hand, is looking to build on his two fight win streak. In his last two fights, he laid waste to James Vick and Edson Barboza in the first round. Widely considered one of the division’s elite, a win over Cerrone could potentially line him up for a title shot in the near future.

The rest of the main card is full of action, too. In the co main event, light heavyweight veteran Glover Texeira takes on Nikita Krylov, who has never had a fight go to decision in his career. Todd Duffee makes his return to action in a heavyweight matchup with Jeff Hughes. Exciting knockout artist Uriah Hall looks to hand grappling specialist Antonio Carlos Junior his second loss in as many fights. Fan favorite lunatic Michel Periera (who missed weight) takes on British Columbia native Tristan Connelly, who took the fight on short notice. Opening the main card is a very intriguing light heavyweight matchup between Misha Cirkunov and one of the top prospects in the division, the Australian Jimmy Crute.

 

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Staff Picks

Throughout the year, staff picks will be composed of four different MMA promotions: UFCBellatorONE, and RIZIN. Main cards will make up both UFC and Bellator picks, while the biggest fights to make up ONE and RIZIN events will be used. The WINNER of staff picks will have a choice between receiving a championship belt from ProAmBelts or a championship chain from Championship Chains. The 2018 winner was awarded to Michael DeSantis, compiling a record of 202-101.

Check out our MMASucka staff picks for UFC Fight Night 158 below.


Staff Records after Bellator 226:

1. Connor Deitrich: 209-107
2. Michael DeSantis: 207-109
3. Ed Gallo: 200-117
4. Mitchell Banuelos: 193-111
5. Mike Skytte: 192-124
6. Jeremy Brand: 185-131
7. Matt Bricker: 178-128
8. Brian Gerson: 176-99
9. Ryan Wagner: 169-83
10. Ash Camyab: 166-118
11. Patrick Auger: 157-119
12. Frazer Krohn: 94-59
13. Ryan Fortune: 76-36
14. Ryan Hobbs: 75-63
15. Suraj Sukumar: 58-26
16. McKenzie Guardiero: 53-35
17. Andrew Benjamin: 50-40
18. Tanner Russ: 7-7


Misha Cirkunov (14-5) vs. Jimmy Crute (10-0)

Jeremy Brand: Crute via UD
Mike Skytte: Cirkunov via UD
Michael DeSantis: Cirkunov via Round 2 SUB
Mitchell Banuelos: Crute via UD
Ed Gallo: Cirkunov via UD
Matt Bricker: Crute via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Crute via Round 1 KO
Ash Camyab: Crute via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: Cirkunov via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Cirkunov via UD
Frazer Krohn: Crute via Round 1 TKO
Ryan Fortune: Crute via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Crute via Round 2 TKO
Tanner Russ: Cirkunov via Round 1 SUB
Dan Rose: Crute via UD

Staff picking Cirkunov: 6
Staff picking Crute: 9


Uriah Hall (14-9) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (10-3, 1 NC)

Jeremy Brand: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Mike Skytte: Carlos Junior via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Mitchell Banuelos: Hall via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Carlos Junior via UD
Matt Bricker: Hall via Round 2 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Ash Camyab: Hall via Round 3 KO
Ryan Hobbs: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Hall via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Hall via UD
Ryan Fortune: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
McKenzie Guardiero: Hall via Round 3 TKO
Tanner Russ: Hall via Round 1 KO
Dan Rose: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB

Staff picking Hall: 7
Staff picking Carlos Junior: 8


Michel Pereira (22-9, 2 NC) vs. Tristan Connelly (10-6)

Jeremy Brand: Connelly via UD
Mike Skytte: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Michael DeSantis: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Mitchell Banuelos: Pereira via Round 2 TKO
Ed Gallo: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Matt Bricker: Pereira via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Ash Camyab: Pereira via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Andrew Benjamin: Pereira via Round 2 KO
Frazer Krohn: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Ryan Fortune: Pereira via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Connelly via Round 2 TKO
Tanner Russ: Pereira via Round 1 KO
Dan Rose: Pereira via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Pereira: 13
Staff picking Connelly: 2


Todd Duffee (9-3) vs. Jeff Hughes (10-2)

Jeremy Brand: Duffee via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Michael DeSantis: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Mitchell Banuelos: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Ed Gallo: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Matt Bricker: Hughes via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Ash Camyab: Duffee via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: Hughes via Round 2 KO
Andrew Benjamin: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Frazer Krohn: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Ryan Fortune: Hughes via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Duffee via Round 2 KO
Tanner Russ: Duffee via Round 1 KO
Dan Rose: Duffee via Round 1 KO

Staff picking Duffee: 12
Staff picking Hughes: 3


Glover Teixeira (29-7) vs. Nikita Krylov (25-6)

Jeremy Brand: Krylov via Round 2 KO
Mike Skytte: Krylov via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Texeira via Round 1 SUB
Mitchell Banuelos: Krylov via Round 3 TKO
Ed Gallo: Krylov via Round 2 KO
Matt Bricker: Texeira via Round 2 SUB
Connor Deitrich: Krylov via Round 2 KO
Ash Camyab: Texeira via Round 2 SUB
Ryan Hobbs: Krylov via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Texeira via Round 3 KO
Frazer Krohn: Texeira via UD
Ryan Fortune: Texeira via Round 2 SUB
McKenzie Guardiero: Texeira via UD
Tanner Russ: Texeira via Round 1 SUB
Dan Rose: Texeira via UD

Staff picking Teixeira: 9
Staff picking Krylov: 6


Donald Cerrone (26-12, 1 NC) vs. Justin Gaethje (20-2)

Jeremy Brand: Cerrone via UD
Mike Skytte: Gaethje via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Gaethje via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Gaethje via Round 4 TKO
Ed Gallo: Gaethje via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: Gaethje via Round 3 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Gaethje via Round 1 KO
Ash Camyab: Gaethje via Round 3 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: Gaethje via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Gaethje via Round 2 KO
Frazer Krohn: Gaethje via Round 4 TKO
Ryan Fortune: Gaethje via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Cerrone via Round 4 TKO
Tanner Russ: N/A
Dan Rose: Cerrona via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Cerrone: 3
Staff picking Gaethje: 11

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