MMASucka’s UFC Fight Night 177 Staff Picks

UFC Fight Night 177
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 11: In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Opponents Ottman Azaitar of Germany and Khama Worthy face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The third and final fight card for our MMASucka staff picks for the weekend are in. Shortly today, September 12 will see UFC Fight Night 177 take place from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will begin at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) live on ESPN+.

Make sure to check out our staff picks from Bellator 245 and Bellator 246.

The Fights

A fan-favorite, five-round bout between Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill will be tonight’s featured main event. Former Invicta atomweight champion Waterson gets her third main event slot with the UFC. The 34-year-old will look to snap a two-fight skid, dropping two decision losses to Joanna Jedrzejczyk last year and Carla Esparza in May. Her opponent, former Invicta strawweight queen Hill, is also hoping to rebound following a split decision defeat to Claudia Gadelha. The Alliance MMA fighter in her second UFC tenure will be making her fifth promotional fight within the span of 365 days.

Dangerous lightweights Ottman Azaitar and Khama Worthy will meet in the co-main event. Azaitar aims to stay undefeated with his 92% finishing rate while Worthy looks to to extend upon his impressive seven-fight winning streak.

Also on the main card includes 41-fight veteran Roxanne Modafferi, the quick octagon return of Mike Rodriguez, and Dana White’s Contender Series standout Billy Quarantillo.

Check out our MMASucka staff picks for UFC Fight Night 177 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 UFC Fight Night 177 staff picks below.

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Staff Records after UFC Fight Night 176:

1. Connor Deitrich: 134-54
2. Michael DeSantis: 133-54
3. Wesley Riddle: 123-57
4. Matt Bricker: 119-69
5. Jack Buchanan: 113-52
6. Frazer Krohn: 112-76
7. Jeremy Brand: 111-64
8. Dan Rose: 110-78
9. Nate Freeman: 109-67
10T. Ash Camyab: 107-77
10T. McKenzie Guardiero: 107-81
12. Mike Lynch: 103-62
13. Ryan Hobbs: 99-64
14. Andrew Benjamin: 96-86
15. Ashwin Viswanathan: 83-51
16. Mike Skytte: 67-45
17. Mitchell Banuelos: 64-39
18. Ed Gallo: 54-27
19. Joshua Yule: 52-26
20. Jeremy Cook: 14-6

*Note: not all staff has picked for every event*
**Note: Bellator 245 & Bellator 246 picks will be added to records NEXT week**

Billy Quarantillo (14-2) vs. Kyle Nelson (13-3)

Jeremy Brand: Nelson via UD
Wesley Riddle: Quarantillo via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Quarantillo via Round 2 SUB
Matt Bricker: N/A
Connor Deitrich: Quarantillo via UD
Ash Camyab: Quarantillo via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Nelson via UD
Frazer Krohn: Quarantillo via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Nelson via UD
Dan Rose: Quarantillo via UD
Mike Lynch: Quarantillo via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Quarantillo via UD
Jack Buchanan: Quarantillo via UD

Staff picking Quarantillo: 9
Staff picking Nelson: 3

Bobby Green (26-10-1) vs. Alan Patrick (15-2)

Jeremy Brand: Green via UD
Wesley Riddle: Green via SD
Michael DeSantis: Green via UD
Matt Bricker: N/A
Connor Deitrich: Green via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Green via Round 3 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Green via UD
Frazer Krohn: Green via Round 2 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Green via Round 2 TKO
Dan Rose: Patrick via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Green via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Green via UD
Jack Buchanan: Patrick via UD

Staff picking Green: 10
Staff picking Patrick: 2

Ed Herman (26-14, 1 NC) vs. Mike Rodriguez (11-4, 1 NC)

Jeremy Brand: Herman via UD
Wesley Riddle: Rodriguez via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Rodriguez via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: N/A
Connor Deitrich: Rodriguez via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Rodriguez via Round 3 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Herman via UD
Frazer Krohn: Rodriguez via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Herman via UD
Dan Rose: Herman via Round 2 SUB
Mike Lynch: Rodriguez via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Rodriguez via Round 1 TKO
Jack Buchanan: Rodriguez via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Herman: 4
Staff picking Rodriguez: 8

Roxanne Modafferi (24-18) vs. Andrea Lee (11-4)

Jeremy Brand: Modafferi via UD
Wesley Riddle: Modafferi via SD
Michael DeSantis: Lee via UD
Matt Bricker: N/A
Connor Deitrich: Lee via UD
Ash Camyab: Modafferi via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Modafferi via UD
Frazer Krohn: Modafferi via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Modafferi via UD
Dan Rose: Modafferi via UD
Mike Lynch: Lee via UD
Nate Freeman: Lee via UD
Jack Buchanan: Modafferi via UD

Staff picking Modafferi: 8
Staff picking Lee: 4

Ottman Azaitar (12-0) vs. Khama Worthy (16-6)

Jeremy Brand: Worthy via UD
Wesley Riddle: Worthy via UD
Michael DeSantis: Azaitar via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: N/A
Connor Deitrich: Worthy via Round 2 SUB
Ash Camyab: Azaitar via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Worthy via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Worthy via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Worthy via UD
Dan Rose: Worthy via UD
Mike Lynch: Worthy via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Worthy via Round 2 TKO
Jack Buchanan: Worthy via UD

Staff picking Azaitar: 2
Staff picking Worthy: 10

Michelle Waterson (17-8) vs. Angela Hill (12-8)

Jeremy Brand: Hill via UD
Wesley Riddle: Hill via UD
Michael DeSantis: Hill via UD
Matt Bricker: N/A
Connor Deitrich: Hill via UD
Ash Camyab: Hill via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Hill via SD
Frazer Krohn: Waterson via Round 4 SUB
McKenzie Guardiero: Hill via SD
Dan Rose: Waterson via UD
Mike Lynch: Hill via UD
Nate Freeman: Hill via UD
Jack Buchanan: Hill via SD

Staff picking Waterson: 2
Staff picking Hill: 10

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