MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC 197 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 10 events thus far in 2016, Brian Hemminger is now alone in first place with a 78-45 overall record (63.4%). Nick Kalikas is right on his heels for second place at 76-47. There were six unanimous picks out of the 12 fights on this card (Kevin Lee, James Vick, Carla esparza, Danny Roberts, Demetrious Johnson and Jon Jones). The most contentious pick was Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez (Fili 5 – Rodriguez 3). Without further ado: UFC 197

 UFC 197 G. Killian J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton R. Doxtater
 Fight #1  Lee  Lee  Lee  Lee  Lee  Lee  Lee  Lee
 Fight #2  De Lima  De Lima  Hester  De Lima  De Lima  De Lima  De Lima  De Lima
 Fight #3  East  East  East  East  East  East  East  Harris
 Fight #4  Vick  Vick  Vick  Vick  Vick  Vick  Vick  Vick
 Fight #5  Esparza  Esparza  Esparza  Esparza  Esparza  Esparza  Esparza  Esparza
 Fight #6  Roberts  Roberts  Roberts  Roberts  Roberts  Roberts  Roberts  Roberts
 Fight #7  Kelades  Pettis  Kelades  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis
 Fight #8  Rodriguez  Rod.  Fili  Rodriguez  Fili  Fili  Fili  Fili
 Fight #9  Natal Whittaker  Whittaker  Whittaker  Whitt.  Whittaker  Whittaker  Whitt.
 Fight #10  Barboza   Pettis  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis  Pettis
 Fight #11  Johnson  Johnson  Johnson  Johnson  Johnson  Johnson  Johnson  Johnson
 Fight #12  Jones  Jones  Jones  Jones  Jones  Jones  Jones  Jones
 Last Event  10-1  7-4  5-6  9-2  8-3  6-5  7-4  7-4
 2016 Record  72-51  66-57  59-64  78-45  76-47  75-48  67-56  72-51

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 19 UFC Fight Night 86 UFC Fight Night 85 UFC 196 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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Main Card Plays for UFC 197

UFC 197 Play: Robert Whittaker (-330) vs Rafael “Sapo” Natal (+270)