MMASucka’s UFC 250 Staff Picks

The UFC’s fifth pay-per-view event of 2020 is hours away for our MMASucka staff picks. Later tonight, June 6 will see UFC 250 take place from the newly configured UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The PPV will begin at 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT).

The Fights

The women’s featherweight championship is on the line between current title holder Amanda Nunes and challenger Felicia Spencer. The dominant reign of Nunes has continued on since March of 2015 having totalled ten victories with six in the first round. After five defenses of the 125-pound strap, she will look to be the first-ever UFC fighter to defend her second belt; this, at 135 pounds. With wins over the likes of Valentina Shevchenko, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, and Ronda Rousey, Nunes hopes to continue her legacy as the arguable greatest female mixed martial artist of all-time. Her opponent, Spencer, began her career with seven straight victories and winning of Invicta’s featherweight championship. Her stretch would come to a stop last July, suffering a lone professional defeat to the aforementioned Cyborg. After rebounding with a knockout in February, Spencer now aims to capture the biggest title and win of her life.

Two important bantamweight fights also make up part of the main card. The first comes in the co-main event as veteran Raphael Assuncao looks to snap a two-fight skid against the three-fight skid of former divisional champion Cody Garbrandt. The other fight comes between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen; Sterling looking to add to his impressive four fight-winning stretch and Sandhagen hoping for a sixth-straight in the UFC.

Check out our staff picks for the remaining UFC 250 fights further below.

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Staff Picks

Throughout the year, staff picks will be composed of five different MMA promotions. UFCBellatorONE, and RIZIN all appeared for the 2019 season and will make returns. The newest addition for the 2020 year will see the PFL including their regular season, playoffs, and championship card. A special staff picks bonus will be introduced and discussed regarding PFL’s playoff format as time gets closer.

Main cards will makeup both UFC and Bellator picks, while the biggest fights to make up ONE, RIZIN, and PFL 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 2019 winner was awarded to Michael DeSantis, compiling a record of 321-178. Second-place Connor Deitrich collected a close score of 319-180 with third-place Ed Gallo not far behind totaling at 312-183.

Check out our staff picks for UFC 250 below.

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Staff Records after UFC on ESPN 9:

1. Connor Deitrich: 74-29
2. Michael DeSantis: 72-31
3. Wesley Riddle: 70-33
4. Jeremy Brand: 65-38
5T. Mike Skytte: 63-40
5T. Dan Rose: 63-40
7T. Matt Bricker: 62-41
7T. Frazer Krohn: 62-41
9. Nate Freeman: 61-38
10. McKenzie Guardiero: 60-43
11. Ashwin Viswanathan: 57-36
12T. Ash Camyab: 56-47
12T. Ryan Hobbs: 56-47
12T. Andrew Benjamin: 56-47
15T. Ed Gallo: 54-27
15T. Jack Buchanan: 54-26
17. Mike Lynch: 53-35
18. Mitchell Banuelos: 45-29
19. Jeremy Cook: 14-6
20. Joshua Yule: 13-9

*Note: not all staff has picked for every event*


Eddie Wineland (24-13-1) vs. Sean O’Malley (11-0)

Jeremy Brand: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Wineland via Round 2 KTO
Michael DeSantis: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Wineland via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: O’Malley via UD
Ryan Hobbs: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Dan Rose: O’Malley via Round 3 TKO
Mike Lynch: O’Malley via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Jack Buchanan: O’Malley via Round 3 TKO
Joshua Yule: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Wineland: 2
Staff picking O’Malley: 15


Neil Magny (22-8) vs. Anthony Rocco Martin (17-5)

Jeremy Brand: Magny via UD
Wesley Riddle: Rocco Martin via Round 2 SUB
Mike Skytte: Magny via UD
Michael DeSantis: Magny via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Magny via UD
Matt Bricker: Rocco Martin via SD
Connor Deitrich: Rocco Martin via UD
Ash Camyab: Magny via Round 3 SUB
Ryan Hobbs: Magny via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Magny via UD
Frazer Krohn: Magny via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Magny via UD
Dan Rose: Magny via UD
Mike Lynch: Magny via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Magny via UD
Jack Buchanan: Magny via UD
Joshua Yule: Magny via UD

Staff picking Magny: 14
Staff picking Rocco Martin: 3


Aljamain Sterling (17-3) vs. Cory Sandhagen (12-1)

Jeremy Brand: Sterling via UD
Wesley Riddle: Sterling via SD
Mike Skytte: Sterling via UD
Michael DeSantis: Sterling via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Sterling via UD
Matt Bricker: Sterling via UD
Connor Deitrich: Sandhagen via UD
Ash Camyab: Sterling via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Sandhagen via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Sandhagen via UD
Frazer Krohn: Sterling via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Sandhagen via Round 1 TKO
Dan Rose: Sandhagen via UD
Mike Lynch: Sterling via UD
Nate Freeman: Sandhagen via SD
Jack Buchanan: Sterling via SD
Joshua Yule: Sterling via SD

Staff picking Sterling: 11
Staff picking Sandhagen: 6


Raphael Assuncao (27-7) vs. Cody Garbrandt (11-3)

Jeremy Brand: Garbrandt via UD
Wesley Riddle: Garbrandt via Round 1 TKO
Mike Skytte: Assuncao via Round 3 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Garbrandt via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Garbrandt via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: Garbrandt via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Garbrandt via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Garbrandt via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: Assuncao via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Assuncao via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Garbrandt via SD
McKenzie Guardiero: Garbrandt via Round 1 TKO
Dan Rose: Garbrandt via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Garbrandt via UD
Nate Freeman: Assuncao via Round 2 TKO
Jack Buchanan: Assuncao via Round 2 TKO
Joshua Yule: Assuncao via UD

Staff picking Assuncao: 6
Staff picking Garbrandt: 11


Amanda Nunes (19-4) vs. Felicia Spencer (8-1)

Jeremy Brand: Nunes via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Nunes via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Nunes via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Nunes via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Spencer via Round 2 SUB
Matt Bricker: Nunes via Round 3 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Nunes via Round 2 SUB
Ash Camyab: Nunes via Round 2 TKO
Ryan Hobbs: Nunes via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Spencer via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Nunes via Round 4 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Spencer via UD
Dan Rose: Nunes via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Nunes via Round 5 TKO
Nate Freeman: Nunes via Round 4 TKO
Jack Buchanan: Nunes via Round 3 TKO
Joshua Yule: Nunes via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Nunes: 14
Staff picking Spencer: 3

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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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