MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC Fight Night 82

New Year, new contest! has returned for 2016 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 one new staff member to the our special picks chart this time around. The winner this year will take home a cool $300. After 41 events in 2015, Brad Taschuk finished standing alone in first place, picking fights correctly at a 63.4% 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 James Lynch – MMAOB lead staff writer and 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 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 Robert Doxtater – MMAOB feature writer After three events thus far in 2016, Nick Kalikas is in first place with a 26-11 overall record (70.3%). Brian Hemminger is right on his heels in second place at 25-12. There were five unanimous picks for this event out of 12 fights in total (Mickey Gall, Noad Lahat, Misha Cirkunov, Joseph Benavidez and Johny Hendricks). The most contentious picks was KJ Noons vs Josh Burkman (Noons 4 – Burkman 4). Without further ado: UFC Fight Night 82

 UFN 82 G. Killian J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton R. Doxtater
 Fight #1  Lobov  Lobov  White  Lobov  White  White  Lobov  Lobov
 Fight #2  Gall  Gall  Gall  Gall  Gall  Gall  Gall  Gall
 Fight #3  Lahat  Lahat  Lahat  Lahat  Lahat  Lahat  Lahat  Lahat
 Fight #4  Borg  Borg  Borg  Borg  Borg  Borg  Borg  Scoggins
 Fight #5 Grabowski Grabowski  Grab.  Grabowski  Lewis  Grab.  Lewis  Lewis
 Fight #6  Noons  Noons  Noons  Burkman  Noons  Burkman  Burkman  Burkman
 Fight #7  Pyle  Spencer  Spencer  Spencer  Spencer  Pyle  Spencer  Pyle
 Fight #8  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov
 Fight #9 Benavidez Benavidez Benavidez  Benavidez Benavidez  Benavidez  Benavidez  Benavidez
 Fight #10  St. Preux St. Preux Cavalcante  St. Preux  St. Preux  St. Preux  St. Preux  St. Preux
 Fight #11  Nelson  Rosholt  Rosholt  Rosholt  Rosholt  Nelson  Rosholt  Nelson
 Fight #12 Hendricks Hendricks Hendricks  Hendricks Hendricks  Hendricks  Hendricks  Hendricks
 Last Event  8-4  8-4  3-9  8-4  9-3  8-4  6-6  4-8
 2016 Record  24-13  23-14  18-19  25-12  26-11  24-13  19-18  18-19

*Everyone also has a draw on their record due to the Levan Makashvili vs Damon Jackson bout. Previous 2016 MMAOB Staff Picks UFC on Fox 18 UFC Fight Night 81 UFC 195 Final Results 2015 Final Results 2014

Written by Brian Hemminger

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