MMASucka’s PFL 6 2021 Staff Picks

PFL 6 2021
Lance Palmer (left) in April at PFL 1 2021 weigh-ins alongside his opponent, Bubba Jenkins. Palmer will fight Saturday, June 24th at PFL 6 2021 taking place from the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey (photo credits to PFL MMA).

MMASucka staff picks continue this busy month with another event-filled fight week. The first of three cards over the next few days sees PFL 6 2021 take place June 24 from the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tomorrow’s preliminary card will kick off live at 6:00pm ET (3:00pm PT) on ESPN+ with the main card beginning at 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT) on ESPN.

Stay tuned to MMASucka throughout the course of the week, as our triple-header will continue with Bellator 261 on Friday as well and UFC Vegas 30 on Saturday.

The Fights

PFL’s final Regular Season event will see fighters competing in the lightweight (155 lbs.) and heavyweight (265 lbs.) divisions. In the main event, lightweights take the stage as Kayla Harrison and Cindy Dandois meet for a possible 15 minutes. Skillful judoka Harrison will look to remain undefeated in her tenth professional fight. A lightening-fast technical knockout of Mariana Morais put her tied with Larissa Pacheco at the top of her divisional rankings with six points. Harrison’s opponent, Dandois, looks to utilize her experience having competing in various organizations throughout her twelve-year MMA career. A decision loss to Kaitlin Young left Dandois at zero points thus far, hoping to earn a spot in the playoffs with a win.

The featured main card heavyweight pairing comes between Denis Goltsov and Brandon Sayles. Former ACB champion Goltsov looks for an eighth win through his last nine while Sayles aims to extend his four-fight finishing streak.

Last-minute shuffling from prior cards have resulted in two fights being added to the event. Lightweights Anthony Pettis and Raush Manfio will square off in the co-main event, while featherweights Lance Palmer and Movlid Khaybulaev meet on the main card.

See our remaining fights counted for staff picks at PFL 6 2021 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 staff picks below for PFL 6 2021: Harrison vs. Dandois.


Staff Records after UFC Vegas 29

1T. Wesley Riddle: 90-61
1T. Nate Freeman: 90-61
3. Michael DeSantis: 89-62
4. Frazer Krohn: 86-65
5T. Jeremy Brand: 81-71
5T. Ash Camyab: 81-61
7. Mike Lynch: 78-68
8. Joshua Yule: 77-55
9. Mitchell Banuelos: 73-74
10. Tim Wheaton: 67-50
11. Andrew Benjamin: 66-71
12. Kenny Lee: 65-57
13. Matt Bricker: 49-55
14. Brandon Joint: 18-10

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Larissa Pacheco (14-4) vs. Helena Kolesnyk (5-3, 1 NC)

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

Staff picking Pacheco: 11
Staff picking Kolesnyk: 0


Bruno Henrique Cappelozza (11-5) vs. Muhammed DeReese (8-3)

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

Staff picking Henrique Cappelozza: 9
Staff picking DeReese: 2


Denis Goltsov (26-6) vs. Brandon Sayles (6-1)

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

Staff picking Goltsov: 8
Staff picking Sayles: 3


Lance Palmer (22-4) vs. Movlid Khaybulaev (16-0-1, 1 NC)

Jeremy Brand: Palmer via UD
Wesley Riddle: Khaybulaev via SD
Michael DeSantis: Palmer via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Palmer via UD
Ash Camyab: Palmer via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Khaybulaev via UD
Frazer Krohn: Khaybulaev via UD
Mike Lynch: Khaybulaev via UD
Nate Freeman: Palmer via SD
Tim Wheaton: Khaybulaev via UD
Brandon Joint: Palmer via SD

Staff picking Palmer: 6
Staff picking Khaybulaev: 5


Anthony Pettis (24-11) vs. Raush Manfio (12-3)

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

Staff picking Pettis: 11
Staff picking Manfio: 0


Kayla Harrison (9-0) vs. Cindy Dandois (16-6)

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

Staff picking Harrison: 10
Staff picking Dandois: 1

PFL 6 2021 FEATURED IMAGE:

PFL 6 2021
Lance Palmer (left) in April at PFL 1 2021 weigh-ins alongside his opponent, Bubba Jenkins. Palmer will fight Saturday, June 24th at PFL 6 2021 taking place from the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey (photo credits to PFL MMA).

 

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