MMASucka’s UFC Fight Night 184 Staff Picks

UFC Fight Night 184
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 05: In this handout image provided by the UFC, (L-R) Opponents Michael Johnson and Clay Guida face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MMASucka staff picks are already a month in as we continue forward this new year. UFC Fight Night 184, also titled as UFC Vegas 18, will take place this evening, February 6 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card is set to begin at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) live on ESPN+ for subscribers.

Check out the results from tonight’s event here.

The Fights

Heavyweight veterans Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov are set to meet for a potential 25 minutes in the main event. Overeem will make his 67th walk to the cage this evening at 40 years old. The former K-1, DREAM, and Strikeforce champion still performs as one of the best in the division sitting at 4-1 through his last five appearances. His opponent, former M-1 and Bellator champion Volkov, aims to climb his way towards his first promotional title shot. An October stoppage over Walt Harris came as his most recent victory, now in search of his 33rd professional career win.

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In the co-main event, Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar will meet at 135 pounds in what could be a title eliminator match. Colorado’s Sandhagen comes in fresh off a spinning wheel kick knockout of Marlon Moraes¬†while former lightweight king Edgar looks to back up his thrilling split decision win over Pedro Munhoz.

A fight between Cody Stamann and Askar Askar was cancelled from the event after Askar’s removal from the card. Also, due to a late change, the main card pairing between Michael Johnson and Clay Guida will not be part of this week’s staff picks.

See those remaining UFC Fight Night 184 fights further below.

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Staff Picks

Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from UFC and Bellator MMA events. PFL will make its debut beginning in April, along with an additional promotion to-be-determined this weekend.

The WINNER of staff picks in 2021 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or chain from Championship Chains. For the third straight year, Michael DeSantis captured the 2020 victory compiling a record of 201-88.

See who the staff is picking to win at UFC Fight Night 184: Overeem vs. Volkov below.

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Staff Records after UFC 257:

1T. Mitchell Banuelos: 9-6
1T. Dan Rose: 9-6
3. Wesley Riddle: 8-7
4T. Jeremy Brand: 7-8
4T. Michael DeSantis: 7-8
4T. Matt Bricker: 7-8
4T. Nate Freeman: 7-8
8T. Kenny Lee: 6-9
10T. Ash Camyab: 5-10
10T. Andrew Benjamin: 5-10
10T. Frazer Krohn: 5-10
10T. Joshua Yule: 5-10
14. Mike Lynch: 4-6


Diego Ferreira (17-2) vs. Beneil Dariush (19-4-1)

Jeremy Brand: Dariush via UD
Wesley Riddle: Dariush via UD
Michael DeSantis: Dariush via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Dariush via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: Ferreira via SD
Ash Camyab: Dariush via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Dariush via Round 3 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Dariush via UD
Dan Rose: Dariush via UD
Mike Lynch: Dariush via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Dariush via UD
Joshua Yule: Dariush via UD
Kenny Lee: Ferreira via UD
Michael McKenzie: N/A

Staff picking Ferreira: 2
Staff picking Dariush: 11


Alexandre Pantoja (22-5) vs. Manel Kape (15-4)

Jeremy Brand: Kape via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Pantoja SD
Michael DeSantis: Kape via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Kape via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: Kape via UD
Ash Camyab: Kape via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Kape via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Kape via UD
Dan Rose: Kape via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Pantoja via UD
Nate Freeman: Kape via UD
Joshua Yule: Pantoja via UD
Kenny Lee: Kape via UD
Michael McKenzie: N/A

Staff picking Pantoja: 3
Staff picking Kape: 10


Cory Sandhagen (13-2) vs. Frankie Edgar (23-8-1)

Jeremy Brand: Sandhagen via UD
Wesley Riddle: Sandhagen via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Sandhagen via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Sandhagen via UD
Matt Bricker: Sandhagen via Round 3 TKO
Ash Camyab: Sandhagen via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Edgar via UD
Frazer Krohn: Sandhagen via UD
Dan Rose: Edgar via Round 3 TKO
Mike Lynch: Edgar via UD
Nate Freeman: Sandhagen via UD
Joshua Yule: Sandhagen via UD
Kenny Lee: Sandhagen via UD
Michael McKenzie: N/A

Staff picking Sandhagen: 10
Staff picking Edgar: 3


Alistair Overeem (47-18, 1 NC) vs. Alexander Volkov (32-8)

Jeremy Brand: Volkov via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Overeem via Round 4 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Overeem via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Overeem via Round 3 TKO
Matt Bricker: Overeem via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Overeem via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Overeem via Round 3 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Overeem via Round 3 SUB
Dan Rose: Overeem via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Overeem via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Volkov via Round 2 TKO
Joshua Yule: Overeem via Round 5 TKO
Kenny Lee: Volkov via Round 4 TKO
Michael McKenzie: N/A

Staff picking Overeem: 10
Staff picking Volkov: 3

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