MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC Fight Night 78 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 35 events thus far in 2015, Vegas Matty is still alone in first place with a 252-147 record (63.2%), while Brad Traschuk trails in second place at 250-149. There were four unanimous picks out of the 13 bouts for tonight’s card (Vernon Ramos, Horacio Gutierrez, Henry Cejudo and Kelvin Gastelum). The most contentious pick was Erik Perez vs Taylor Lapilus (Perez – 4, Lapilus -5) Without further ado: UFC Fight Night 78 Staff Picks

UFN 78 G. Killian A. Martin J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton V. Matty
 Fight #1  Prazeres  Lazaro  Lazaro  Prazeres  Prazeres  Prazeres  Prazeres  Lazaro Prazeres
 Fight #2 Arzemandia  Arz.  Arz.  Reyes  Arz.  Arz.  Arz.  Reyes  Arz.
 Fight #3  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos  Ramos
 Fight #4  Benitez  Fili  Fili  Fili  Benitez  Fili*  Fili  Fili  Fili
 Fight #5  Perez  Perez  Perez  Perez  Perez Jorgensen  Perez  Perez  Perez
 Fight #6  Urbina Fabinski Fabinski  Fabinski  Fabinski Fabinski  Fabinski  Fabinski Fabinski
 Fight #7  Perez  Lapilus  Lapilus  Perez  Lapilus  Lapilus  Perez  Perez  Lapilus
 Fight #8  Escudero Escudero Escudero  Silva  Escudero  Silva  Escudero  Silva Escudero
 Fight #9  Gutierrez  Gut.  Gut.  Gut.  Gutierrez  Gut.  Gutierrez  Gut.  Gut.
 Fight #10  Marin  Marin  Marin  Montano  Marin  Marin  Marin  Marin  Marin
 Fight #11  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo  Cejudo
 Fight #12  Sanchez  Sanchez  Lamas  Lamas  Lamas  Lamas  Lamas  Lamas  Lamas
 Fight #13  Gastelum  Gast.  Gast.  Gastelum  Gastelum  Gast.  Gastelum  Gastelum Gastelum
Last Event  9-4  10-3  9-4  10-3  8-5  8-5  9-4  8-5  8-5
2015 Record 234-165 247-152 248-151 250-149 245-154 236-163 244-155 249-150 252-147

*Nick switched his pick from Benitez to Fili after the weigh-ins. Everyone also has a no contest and two draws on their record after the Kid Yamamoto vs Roman Salazar bout ended early due to an eye poke and when the Ishihara vs Hirota plus Till vs Dalby fights ended in a draw. Follow along in 2015 to see who wins! Previous MMAOddsBreaker staff picks articles from this year UFC 193 UFC Fight Night 77 UFC Fight Night 76 UFC 192 UFC Fight Night 75 UFC 191 UFC Fight Night 74 UFC Fight Night 73 UFC 190 UFC on Fox 16 UFC Fight Night 72 UFC Fight Night 71 TUF 21 Finale UFC 189 UFC Fight Night 70 UFC Fight Night 69 UFC 188 UFC Fight Night 68 UFC Fight Night 67 UFC 187 UFC Fight Night 66 UFC Fight Night 65 UFC 186 UFC on Fox 15 UFC Fight Night 64 UFC Fight Night 63 UFC Fight Night 62 UFC 183 UFC on Fox 14 UFC Fight Night 59 UFC 182 UFC FIght Night 60 UFC Fight Night 61 UFC 184 UFC 185

Written by Brian Hemminger

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