MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC 196 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. After five events thus far in 2016, Jay Primetown and Nick Kalikas are tied in first place with 51-24 overall records (68%). Brian Hemminger and Gabe Killian are tied for third place at 48-27. There were two unanimous picks for this event out of 12 fights in total (Erick Silva and Corey Anderson). The most contentious picks were Jim Miller vs Diego Sanchez (Sanchez 3 – Miller 5) and Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko (Nunes 3 – Shevchenko 5). Without further ado: UFC 196

 UFC 196 G. Killian J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton R. Doxtater
 Fight #1  Ishihara  Erosa  Erosa  Erosa  Erosa  Erosa  Ishihara  Erosa
 Fight #2  Saggo  Saggo  Saggo  Saggo  Saggo  Saggo  Saggo  Salas
 Fight #3  Sanchez  Miller  Miller  Sanchez  Miller  Sanchez  Miller  Miller
 Fight #4  Elkins  Skelly  Elkins  Elkins  Elkins  Elkins  Skelly  Elkins
 Fight #5  Guimaraes* Miranda  Miranda  Miranda  Miranda  Miranda  Miranda  Guimaraes
 Fight #6  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva  Silva
 Fight #7 Bahadurzada  Thatch  Baha.  Thatch  Thatch  Thatch  Thatch  Thatch
 Fight #8 Shevchenko  Nunes  Shev.  Shevchenko  Shev.  Nunes  Shev  Nunes
 Fight #9  Anderson Anderson  Anderson  Anderson Anderson  Anderson  Anderson  Anderson
 Fight #10  Villante  Latifi  Latifi  Latifi  Villante  Latifi  Latifi  Latifi
 Fight #11  Holm  Holm  Holm  Holm  Holm  Holm  Holm  Tate
 Fight #12  Diaz McGregor McGregor  McGregor McGregor  McGregor  McGregor  McGregor
 Last Event  10-3  8-5  7-6  9-4  9-4  8-5  8-5  9-4
 2016 Record  48-27  42-33  37-38  48-27  51-24  51-24  43-32  43-32

*Gabe switched his pick from Miranda to Guimaraes Everyone also has a draw on their record due to the Levan Makashvili vs Damon Jackson bout. Previous 2016 MMAOB Staff Picks UFC Fight Night 84 UFC Fight Night 83 UFC Fight Night 82 UFC on Fox 18 UFC Fight Night 81 UFC 195 Final Results 2015 Final Results 2014

Written by Brian Hemminger

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