MMASucka’s UFC 260 Staff Picks

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 26: In this handout photo provided by UFC, (L-R) Opponents Tyron Woodley and Vicente Luque face off during the UFC 260 weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The first quarter of the calendar year comes to a close tonight with an incredible slate of fights. UFC 260 will take place in just a few short hours today, March 27 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will begin at a usual start time of 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT) live on pay-per-view available for purchase through ESPN+.

The Fights

One of the most highly anticipated rematches in recent time comes for the heavyweight championship between current champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Francis Ngannou.

Miocic took the unanimous decision win in their first meeting back in January of 2018. A trilogy with Daniel Cormier would follow for the firefighter, suffering a knockout defeat in their first bout. Despite this, Miocic would reclaim his belt by knockout over Cormier in 2019 and close out the trilogy with a unanimous decision last August. His opponent tonight, Ngannou, has tallied up four-straight knockouts under 75 seconds each. Among those victories included an unfortunate return to the octagon for Cain Velasquez and a lightening-fast stop to the run of then-undefeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Ngannou will look to keep his 100% finishing rate intact.

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Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will faceoff against Vicente Luque in the co-main event. Woodley aims for a needed comeback after dropping three-straight to those at the peak of the division. TUF 21 competitor Luque looks to make it three in-a-row after stoppage wins over Niko Price and Randy Brown.

See who the MMASucka staff are picking to win at UFC 260 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 events. PFL will make its debut beginning in April, along with Dana White’s Contender Series in the summer.

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See our UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou II staff picks below.

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Staff Records after UFC Vegas 22

1. Wesley Riddle: 28-20
2. Nate Freeman: 27-21
3T. Michael DeSantis: 26-22
3T. Mitchell Banuelos: 26-22
5T. Matt Bricker: 25-23
5T. Ash Camyab: 25-23
7T. Frazer Krohn: 24-24
7T. Dan Rose: 24-24
9. Kenny Lee: 23-25
10T. Jeremy Brand: 22-25
10T. Joshua Yule: 22-26
12. Mike Lynch: 21-22
13. Andrew Benjamin: 18-30
14. Tim Wheaton: 11-8
15. Michael McKenzie: 5-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Jamie Mullarkey (12-4) vs. Khama Worthy (16-7)

Jeremy Brand: Worthy via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Worthy via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Worthy via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Worthy via Round 1 TKO
Matt Bricker: Worthy via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Mullarkey via UD
Frazer Krohn: Worthy via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Worthy via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Worthy via UD
Joshua Yule: Worthy via Round 1 TKO
Kenny Lee: Worthy via UD
Tim Wheaton: Worthy via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Mullarkey: 1
Staff picking Worthy: 11


Gillian Robertson (9-5) vs. Miranda Maverick (10-2)

Jeremy Brand: Maverick via UD
Wesley Riddle: Maverick via UD
Michael DeSantis: Maverick via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Robertson via Round 2 SUB
Matt Bricker: Maverick via UD
Ash Camyab: Maverick via UD
Frazer Krohn: Robertson via UD
Mike Lynch: Robertson via Round 3 SUB
Nate Freeman: Maverick via Round 3 TKO
Joshua Yule: Maverick via UD
Kenny Lee: Robertson via UD
Tim Wheaton: Maverick via UD

Staff picking Robertson: 4
Staff picking Maverick: 8


Sean O’Malley (12-1) vs. Thomas Almeida (22-4)

Jeremy Brand: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Matt Bricker: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Almeida via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: O’Malley via UD
Mike Lynch: O’Malley via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: O’Malley via Round 1 TKO
Joshua Yule: O’Malley via Round 2 TKO
Kenny Lee: O’Malley via Round 3 TKO
Tim Wheaton: O’Malley via UD

Staff picking O’Malley: 11
Staff picking Almeida: 1


Tyron Woodley (19-6-1) vs. Vicente Luque (19-7-1)

Jeremy Brand: Woodley via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Luque via SD
Michael DeSantis: Luque via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Luque via UD
Matt Bricker: Woodley via UD
Ash Camyab: Woodley via UD
Frazer Krohn: Woodley via SD
Mike Lynch: Luque via UD
Nate Freeman: Luque via UD
Joshua Yule: Luque via Round 1 TKO
Kenny Lee: Luque via UD
Tim Wheaton: Luque via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Woodley: 4
Staff picking Luque: 8


Stipe Miocic (20-3) vs. Francis Ngannou (15-3)

Jeremy Brand: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Miocic via Round 4 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Ngannou via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Miocic via UD
Matt Bricker: Miocic via Round 4 TKO
Ash Camyab: Miocic via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Miocic via Round 4 TKO
Mike Lynch: Ngannou via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Miocic via UD
Joshua Yule: Miocic via UD
Kenny Lee: Miocic via UD
Tim Wheaton: Ngannou via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Miocic: 8
Staff picking Ngannou: 4

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