New Year, new contest! MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2015 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve added three new staff members to the our special picks chart this time around. The winner this year will take home a cool $300. After 44 events in 2014, James Lynch finished standing alone in first place, picking fights correctly at a 65.6% clip. Here are the staff members who will be participating this year along with what they do to help our site: Gabe Killian – MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin – MMAOB lead staff writer and co-host of The Parting Shot Podcast James Lynch – MMAOB staff writer and co-host of The Parting Shot Podcast Brad Taschuk – MMAOB staff writer and co-host of The MMA Analysis podcast Brian Hemminger – MMAOB managing editor and co-host of The Premium Oddscast Nick Kalikas – Professional Oddsmaker, owner of MMAOddsBreaker.com and co-host of The Premium Oddscast Jay Primetown – MMAOB staff writer and co-host of The MMA Analysis podcast Brad Wharton – MMAOB feature writer Vegas Matty – MMAOB feature writer and longtime MMAOB contributor Let’s see what the new year brings. After one event thus far in 2015, Adam Martin is in first place with a 10-1 mark while Brad Wharton and Vegas Matty have a 9-2 record following UFC 182 two weeks ago. There were only four unanimous picks for this UFC Fight Night 59 event out of 12 fights (heavy favorites Patrick Holohan, Chris Wade, Uriah Hall and Conor McGregor). The most contentious picks were Donald Cerrone vs Benson Henderson (Cerrone 5 – Henderson 4) and Gleison Tibau vs Norman Parke (Tibau 5 – Parke 4). Without further ado: UFC Fight Night 59
|UFN 59||G. Killian||A. Martin||J. Lynch||B. Taschuk||B. Hemminger||N. Kalikas||J. Primetown||B. Wharton||V. Matty|
|Fight #2||Van Buren||O’Connell||O’Connell||O’Connell||O’Connell||O’Connell||O’Connell||O’Connell||O’Connell|
Follow along in 2015 to see who wins!