MMASucka’s UFC Vegas 30 Staff Picks

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Our third and final event of the weekend is set with heavyweight implications on the line. UFC Vegas 30, also titled as UFC Fight Night 190, will take place this evening, June 26 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The preliminary card will begin at 1:00pm ET (10:00am ET) with the main card at 4:00pm PT (1:00pm PT) on ESPN+.

Take a look at our staff picks from last night’s PFL 6 2021 and Bellator 261 events. Results from today’s UFC Vegas 30 can be found here at MMASucka.

The Fights

Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov will take center stage in today’s featured main event. The two top-ranked heavyweights look for an impressive performance to climb a step closer towards a title shot against current divisional champion Francis Ngannou. France’s Gane has remained undefeated in his professional run, sitting at eight victories with a five-round decision over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his latest outing. Former Bellator heavyweight champion Volkov has put two straight knockouts together since October, finishing that of both Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem in the second round.

Heavy-hitting action does not stop as the co-main event sees additional heavyweights Tanner Boser and Ovince Saint Preux set to square off. Alberta’s Boser sits hungry for a win after back-to-back losses in his last two UFC fights. Former light heavyweight title challenger Saint Preux returns to heavyweight for the second time in his 40-fight career.

A few late shuffles have led to a preliminary fight and four of the five total main card bouts being counted for our staff picks. Find those UFC Vegas 30 fights for tonight 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 UFC Vegas 30: Gane vs. Volkov.

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*
*Note – PFL 6 2021 & Bellator 261 picks will be added to the above records NEXT weekend*

Kennedy Nzechukwu (8-1) vs. Danilo Marques (11-2)

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

Staff picking Nzechukwu: 8
Staff picking Marques: 3

Renato Moicano (14-4-1) vs. Jai Herbert (10-2)

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

Staff picking Moicano: 8
Staff picking Herbert: 3

Andre Fili (21-8) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-14, 2 NC)

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

Staff picking Fili: 10
Staff picking Pineda: 1

Tanner Boser (19-8-1) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (25-15)

Jeremy Brand: Boser via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Boser via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Boser via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Boser via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Saint Preux via Round 1 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Saint Preux via Round 3 TKO
Mike Lynch: Saint Preux via Round 2 SUB
Nate Freeman: Boser via UD
Kenny Lee: Boser via Round 1 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Saint Preux via Round 2 SUB
Brandon Joint: Saint Preux via Round 2 SUB

Staff picking Boser: 6
Staff picking Saint Preux: 5

Ciryl Gane (8-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (33-8)

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

Staff picking Gane: 7
Staff picking Volkov: 4

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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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