MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks 2016 Final Standings and Winner kept a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events. Everyone had a clean slate with the new year, and we added three new staff members to the our special picks chart for 2015, with the winner earning a special prize. Staff writer and TheMMA-Analysis co-host Brad Taschuk came on top in 2015. Could he repeat? After 40 events in in 2016, Nick Kalikas was in firm control of first place, while Jay Primetown trailed in second place. Upon the conclusion of the final and 41st event of 2016 (UFC 207), who ended up on top? Let’s start with the tally for last Saturday night’s show UFC 207 results

Brad Taschuk: 6-3 Jay Primetown: 6-3 Nick Kalikas: 5-4 Brian Hemminger: 5-4 James Lynch: 5-4 Robert Doxtater: 5-4 Gabe Killian: 4-5 Brad Wharton: 4-5

Note: Everyone also had a no contest due to the Tim Means vs Alex Oliveira bout ending in the first round due to an illegal knee. While Jay gained a point on Nick at UFC 207, the lead was too vast and he was unable to overtake the MMA Oddsmaker in the end. Thus, here are the final results and standings for MMAOB’s staff picks in 2016: Final 2016 Standings

1st: Nick Kalikas– 308-177 (63.5%) 2nd: Jay Primetown — 300-185 3rd: Brian Hemminger — 296- 189 4th: Gabe Killian — 295-190 5th: Robert Doxtater — 292-193 6th (tie): Brad Wharton — 289-196 6th (tie): James Lynch — 289-196 8th: Brad Taschuk — 279-206

Congratulations to Nick for winning the 2016 staff picks! He now joins 2014 winner James Lynch and 2015 winner Brad Taschuk as a champion! Fun Facts

  • No one had a perfect event all year, although Robert Doxtater went 12-1 at UFC Fight Night 98
  • The worst event anyone had all year was Nick Kalikas going 2-10 at UFC 204
  • Only four staff members were ever in first place in the standings at any point (Nick Kalikas, Jay Primetown, Brian Hemminger and Brad Taschuk)
  • Nick Kalikas was either alone in first place or tied for first after all but five of the 41 events in 2016
  • MMAOB Staff agreed unanimously on 138 fights in 2016, going a solid 109-28-1 on those picks (79.6%)
  • The most unanimous picks in an event was seven (two times: UFC 198 and UFC Fight Night 95)
  • The least unanimous picks in an event was one (four times: UFC on Fox 20, UFC 205, UFC 205, UFC 207)
  • The best event for unanimous picks was UFC 197 when they went 6-0
  • The best event cumulatively for MMAOB Staff Picks was UFC 197 (74-22)
  • The worst event cumulatively for MMAOB Staff Picks was UFC Fight Night 61 (35-61)

I hope you enjoyed following along in 2016 and best of luck to everyone on our staff in 2017 beginning with UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday, January 15th! Previous MMAOddsBreaker staff picks articles from this year UFC 207 UFC on Fox 22 UFC 206 UFC Fight Night 102 TUF 24 Finale UFC Fight Night 101 UFC Fight Night 100 UFC Fight Night 99 UFC 205 UFC Fight Night 98 UFC 204 UFC Fight Night 96 UFC Fight Night 95 UFC Fight Night 94 UFC 203 UFC Fight Night 93 UFC on Fox 21 UFC 202 UFC Fight Night 92 UFC 201 UFC on Fox 20 UFC Fight Night 91 UFC 200 TUF 23 Finale UFC Fight Night 90 UFC Fight Night 89 UFC 199 UFC Fight Night 88 UFC 198 UFC Fight Night 87 UFC 197 UFC on Fox 19 UFC Fight Night 86 UFC Fight Night 85 UFC 196 UFC Fight Night 84 UFC Fight Night 83 UFC Fight Night 82 UFC on Fox 18 UFC Fight Night 81 UFC 195

Written by Brian Hemminger

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