MMASucka’s Bellator 260 Staff Picks

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Part two of our MMASucka staff picks triple-header weekend is set. Bellator 260 will take place later today, June 11 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main card will begin at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT) live on Showtime.

Recap our staff picks from Thursday night’s PFL 4 2021 event in Atlantic City. Also, stay tuned to MMASucka tomorrow afternoon for our stacked UFC 263 main card picks.

The Fights

Gold is on the line in tonight’s main event between current Bellator welterweight king Douglas Lima and challenger Yaroslav Amosov. Three-time divisional champion Lima returns to 170 pounds after attempting to become a title holder in two separate weight classes, falling short to middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi by decision last October. The Brazilian looks for his first win since defeating Rory MacDonald in the 2018-2019 Grand Prix finals while targeting only his second-ever defense. Lima’s opponent, Amosov, will look for a 26th straight win tonight having been undefeated since June of 2012. Impressive performances in Bellator over fighters like Ed Ruth and Logan Storley have propelled the 27-year-old Ukrainian to his first chance at a promotional championship.

Two usual suspects at welterweight of Paul Daley and Jason Jackson will faceoff in the co-main event at a contract weight of 175 pounds. 62-fight veteran and former title challenger Daley looks for a fourth straight, lastly finishing off Sabah Homasi by technical knockout in April. Former Titan FC welterweight champion Jackson looks to one up Daley with a potential fifth win in-a-row, most recently handing Neiman Gracie his second professional defeat.

See all of our Bellator 260 staff picks further below.


Staff Picks

Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from UFC and Bellator events and a variety of fights from PFL MMA. Dana White’s Contender Series will make its debut in the summer months.

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 our MMASucka staff picks for Bellator 260: Lima vs. Amosov below.

Staff Records after UFC Vegas 28:

1T. Wesley Riddle: 76-52
1T. Nate Freeman: 76-52
3T. Michael DeSantis: 74-54
3T. Frazer Krohn: 73-55
5T. Ash Camyab: 70-53
5T. Joshua Yule: 70-53
7. Jeremy Brand: 69-60
8. Mike Lynch: 65-58
9. Mitchell Banuelos: 63-61
10. Kenny Lee: 58-51
11. Andrew Benjamin: 53-61
12. Tim Wheaton: 51-43
13. Matt Bricker: 49-55
14. Brandon Joint: 2-3

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*
*Note – PFL 4 2021 picks will be added to the above records NEXT weekend*

Demarques Jackson (9-3) vs. Mark Lemminger (11-3)

Jeremy Brand: Jackson via UD
Wesley Riddle: Lemminger via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Lemminger via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Jackson via UD
Ash Camyab: Lemminger via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Lemminger via UD
Frazer Krohn: Jackson via UD
Mike Lynch: Jackson via UD
Nate Freeman: Lemminger via UD
Kenny Lee: Lemminger via Round 1 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Lemminger via UD
Brandon Joint: Lemminger via UD

Staff picking Jackson: 4
Staff picking Lemminger: 8

Aaron Pico (7-3) vs. Aiden Lee (9-4)

Jeremy Brand: Pico via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Pico via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Pico via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Pico via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Pico via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Pico via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Pico via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Pico via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Pico via Round 1 TKO
Kenny Lee: Pico via Round 3 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Pico via Round 1 TKO
Brandon Joint: Pico via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Pico: 12
Staff picking Lee: 0

Paul Daley (43-17-2) vs. Jason Jackson (14-4)

Jeremy Brand: Daley via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Jackson via UD
Michael DeSantis: Jackson via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Daley via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Daley via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Jackson via UD
Frazer Krohn: Daley via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Jackson via UD
Nate Freeman: Jackson via UD
Kenny Lee: Daley via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Jackson via UD
Brandon Joint: Jackson via UD

Staff picking Daley: 5
Staff picking Jackson: 7

Douglas Lima (32-8) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)

Jeremy Brand: Lima via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Lima via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Lima via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Lima via UD
Ash Camyab: Lima via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Lima via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Lima via UD
Mike Lynch: Lima via Round 4 TKO
Nate Freeman: Lima via SD
Kenny Lee: Lima via UD
Tim Wheaton: Amosov via UD
Brandon Joint: Amosov via UD

Staff picking Lima: 10
Staff picking Amosov: 2


Bellator 260

Paul Daley (left) and Jason Jackson at ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of their Bellator 260 fight taking place Friday, June 11th from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut (photo credits to Bellator MMA).

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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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