MMASucka staff picks are back to your regularly scheduled programming.
ONE Fight Night 6 will take place in just a few short hours tonight, January 14th, from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The event marks MMASucka’s first staff picks event of 2023 and the ONE Championship’s first event of the year. Tonight’s fight card will begin at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) available to watch live on ONE’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, or main website. Also, subscribers to Amazon Prime Video in the United States and Canada will also be to watch at the same start time.
Live results from ONE Fight Night 6 will be available here at MMASucka.
Stay tuned for our second staff picks card of the weekend tomorrow morning, January 14th, with UFC Vegas 67: Strickland vs. Imavov.
Three MMA fights will take place on the night’s card ahead. Opening the promotional fight card as the very first bout sees featherweights (155 pounds, 70.3 kilograms) Garry Tonon and Johnny Nunez set for battle. World-class grappling talent Tonon suffered his first professional defeat in only his seventh fight for the divisional belt last March to Thanh Le; a knockout just 56 seconds into the first round. His opponent, season 22 and season 25 veteran from The Ultimate Fighter Nunez, makes his return to the ONE cage in over three years where he last faced a decision loss to Kazuki Tokudome.
The night’s featured MMA pairing comes at a catchweight of (97.5 kilograms) between Aung La N Sang and Gilberto Galvao. Former two-divisional champion La N Sang looks to work his way back up the ladder having taken the first step with his Yushin Okami knockout last November. Galvao returns to ONE since losing by knockout to Reinier de Ridder in mid-2019 while targeting his first victory since March of 2018.
A postlim fight between Jae Woong Kim and Shoko Sato will happen at a catchweight of 150 pounds (64.7 kilograms). 29-year-old Woong Kim snapped a two-fight skid to end last year with a first-round knockout over former bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon. 51-fight veteran and former Shooto bantamweight title holder Sato looks to bounce back after his unanimous decision loss last March to Stephan Loman.
MMASucka live results will feature the remaining fights including two kickboxing title fights and a flyweight submission grappling championship match. See further below for our MMA staff picks at ONE Fight Night 6.
MMASucka staff picks are composed of five promotions throughout all of 2023: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, the Professional Fighters League (PFL), and Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS).
UFC and Bellator events will feature picks from the entire main cards. PFL will feature select fights from the main and preliminary card while DWCS sees all fights counted from the event. ONE returns to our picks for the first time since 2020 and will feature only mixed martial arts (MMA) fights selected from cards with a minimum of at least three matchups.
Wesley Riddle won staff picks in 2022 with a record of 264-135.
To kick off another highly-anticipated year, who are the MMASucka staff picking to win at ONE Fight Night 6? Find out below.
MMASucka’s 2022 Staff Records:
1. Wesley Riddle: 264-135
2T. Michael DeSantis: 256-143
2T. Frazer Krohn: 256-143
4. Nate Freeman: 252-133
5. Jeremy Brand: 242-150
6. Andrew Benjamin: 217-165
7. Tim Wheaton: 192-119
8. Julio Monteros Jr.: 183-104
9. Brian Knight: 159-114
10. Jack Goodwillie: 150-75
11. Brandon Joint: 115-74
12. Roemello Reyes: 75-45
13. Ben Jamieson: 72-33
*Note – not all staff pick for every event*
Garry Tonon (6-1), -900
Johnny Nunez (7-2), +625
– 155 lbs. –
Jeremy Brand: Tonon via Round 2 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Nate Freeman: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Tim Wheaton: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Brandon Joint: Tonon via Round 2 SUB
Brian Knight: Tonon via Round 3 SUB
Jack Goodwillie: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Roemello Reyes: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Ben Jamieson: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Andrew Harbaugh: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Joshua Yule: Tonon via Round 1 SUB
Staff picking Tonon: 14
Staff picking Nunez: 0
Aung La N Sang (28-13, 1 NC), -750
Gilberto Galvao (30-7-1), +550
– 215 lbs. –
Jeremy Brand: La N Sang via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: La N Sang via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: La N Sang via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: La N Sang via Round 3 TKO
Frazer Krohn: La N Sang via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: La N Sang via Round 1 TKO
Tim Wheaton: La N Sang via Round 1 TKO
Brandon Joint: La N Sang via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: La N Sang via Round 2 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: La N Sang via Round 1 TKO
Roemello Reyes: La N Sang via Round 1 TKO
Ben Jamieson: La N Sang via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Harbaugh: La N Sang via Round 1 TKO
Joshua Yule: Aung La N Sang via Round 3 TKO
Staff picking La N Sang: 14
Staff picking Galvao: 0
Jae Woong Kim (13-6), -130
Shoko Sato (33-15-2, 1 NC), +110
– 150 lbs. –
Jeremy Brand: Woong Kim via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Woong Kim via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Woong Kim via Split Decision
Tim Wheaton: Woong Kim via Round 3 TKO
Brandon Joint: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Roemello Reyes: Woong Kim via Round 2 TKO
Ben Jamieson: Woong Kim via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Harbaugh: Sato via Round 1 TKO
Joshua Yule: Sato via Unanimous Decision
Staff picking Woong Kim: 12
Staff picking Sato: 2