MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC Fight Night 61 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. After five events thus far in 2015, Vegas Matty has taken hold of first place with a 42-14 record (75%), while Adam Martin and Brad Wharton are both nipping on his heels with 41-15 and 40-16 records respectively. There were four unanimous picks for this UFC Fight Night 61 event out of 11 fights (favorites Tiago Trator, William Macario, Iuri Alcantara and Rustam Khabilov). The most contentious pick was Edson Barboza vs Michael Johnson (Johnson 5 – Barboza 4). Without further ado: UFC Fight Night 61

 UFN 61 G. Killian A. Martin J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton V. Matty
 Fight #1  Shockley  Jorge  Jorge  Jorge  Jorge  Jorge  Jorge  Jorge  Jorge
 Fight #2  Gibson  Gibson  Gibson  Gibson  Gibson  Gibson  Gibson  Gibson  de Andrade
 Fight #3  Trator  Trator  Trator  Trator  Trator  Trator  Trator  Trator  Trator
 Fight #4  Macario  Macario  Macario  Macario  Macario  Macario  Macario  Macario  Macario
 Fight #5  Reneau  Andrade  Andrade  Andrade  Andrade  Andrade  Andrade  Andrade  Andrade
 Fight #6  Strickland  Strickland  Strickland  Strickland  Strickland  Strickland*  Strickland  Strickland  Ponzinibbio
 Fight #7  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara  Alcantara
 Fight #8  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov  Khabilov
 Fight #9  Ferreira  Alvey  Alvey  Ferreira  Ferreira  Ferreira  Ferreira  Ferreira  Alvey
 Fight #10  Barboza  Barboza  Johnson  Johnson  Barboza  Johnson  Johnson  Barboza  Johnson
 Fight #11  Mir  Silva  Silva  Mir  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva
 Last Event  6-4  8-2  7-3  8-2  5-5  8-2  8-2  7-3  9-1
 2015 Record  33-23  41-15  35-21  30-26  37-19  36-20  33-23  40-16  42-14

*Nick switched his original Premium Oddscast pick from Ponzinibbio to Strickland following the weigh-ins Follow along in 2015 to see who wins! Previous MMAOddsBreaker staff picks articles from this year UFC 183 UFC on Fox 14 UFC Fight Night 59 UFC 182 UFC FIght Night 60

Written by Brian Hemminger

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