UFC 173 – MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC 173 today (May 24, 2014) which features a bantamweight title bout between champion Renan Barao and challenger TJ Dillashaw. After 13 events,  James Lynch is in first place, picking fights correctly at a 66% clip thus far this year, while Brian Hemminger is nipping  on his heels in second. With seven unanimous picks across the board on this 12-fight card, the standings likely won’t be seeing much change this time around. Without further ado:

 UFC 173  Gabe Killian  Adam Martin  James Lynch  Brad Taschuk  Brian Hemminger  Nick Kalikas
 Fight #1  Michaud  Li*  Michaud  Michaud  Michaud  Li*
 Fight #2  Phillips  Sicilia  Sicilia  Phillips  Sicilia  Sicilia
 Fight #3  Njokuani  Pichel  Njokuani  Pichel  Pichel  Pichel
 Fight #4  Iaquinta  Iaquinta  Iaquinta  Iaquinta  Iaquinta  Iaquinta
 Fight #5  Holdsworth  Holdsworth  Holdsworth  Holdsworth  Holdsworth  Holdsworth
 Fight #6  Ferguson  Ferguson  Ferguson  Ferguson  Ferguson  Ferguson
 Fight #7  Chiesa  Chiesa  Chiesa  Chiesa  Chiesa  Chiesa
 Fight #8  Krause  Krause  Krause  Varner  Krause  Varner
 Fight #9  Rivera  Rivera  Mizugaki  Mizugaki  Mizugaki  Mizugaki
 Fight #10  Ellenberger  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler
 Fight #11  Cormier  Cormier  Cormier  Cormier  Cormier  Cormier
 Fight #12  Barao  Barao  Barao  Barao  Barao  Barao
 Last Event  4-9  5-8  7-6  6-7  9-4  6-7
 Total Record  98-66  102-62  108-56  104-60  106-58  103-61

*Note: Adam and Nick changed their pick from Michaud to Li following the official UFC 173 weigh-ins. *Everyone also has a draw and a no contest on their record due to the Johnny Bedford vs Rani Yahya and the Norman Parke vs Leonardo Santos bouts. Follow along on 2014 to see who pulls ahead!

Written by Brian Hemminger

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