MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC Fight Night 89 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 15 events thus far in 2016, Nick Kalikas is back in first place with a 115-68 overall record (63.1%). Jay Primetown is right on his heels in second place at 114-69. There were three unanimous picks out of the 13 fights on this card (Ali Bagautinov, Colby Covington and Olivier Aubin-Mercier). The most contentious picks were Leandro Silva vs Jason Saggo (Silva 4 – Saggo 4) and Steve Bosse vs Sean O’Connell (Bosse 4 – O’Connell 4). Without further ado: UFC Fight Night 89

 UFN 89 G. Killian J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton R. Doxtater
 Fight #1 Bagautinov  Bag.  Bag.  Bagautinov  Bag.  Bagautinov  Bag.  Bag.
 Fight #2  Covington  Coving.  Coving.  Covington  Coving.  Covington  Coving.  Coving.
 Fight #3  Markos  Lybarger  Lybarger  Lybarger  Markos  Lybarger  Lybarger  Markos
 Fight #4 Theodorou  Theo.  Theo.  Alvey  Alvey*  Theodorou  Theo.  Theo.
 Fight #5  Soto  Beal  Soto  Soto  Soto  Soto  Beal  Beal
 Fight #6  McCrory  McCrory  Jotko  Jotko  McCrory  McCrory  McCrory  McCrory
 Fight #7  Cirkunov  Cutelaba  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cirkunov  Cutelaba  Cirkunov
 Fight #8  Saggo  Saggo  Saggo  Silva  Silva  Saggo  Silva  Silva
 Fight #9 Letourneau  Let.  Let.  Letourneau  Let.  Letourneau  Let. Calderwood
 Fight #10  Mercier  Mercier  Mercier  Mercier  Mercier  Mercier  Mercier  Mercier
 Fight #11  O’Connell  Bosse  O’Connell  Bosse  Bosse  O’Connell  Bosse  O’Connell
 Fight #12  Cote  Cote  Cerrone  Cerrone  Cerrone  Cerrone  Cerrone  Cerrone
 Fight #13 MacDonald Thompson Thompson  Thompson Thompson  Thompson MacDonald MacDonald
 Last Event  9-3  6-6  6-6  5-7  6-6  6-6  6-6  7-5
 2016 Record  112-71  103-80  96-87  112-71  115-68  114-69  103-80  113-70

*Nick switched his pick from Theodorou to Alvey after weigh-ins Everyone has three draws on their record due to the Levan Makashvili vs Damon Jackson, Sergio Moraes vs Luan Chages and Kevin Casey vs Elvis Mutapcic bouts. Previous 2016 MMAOB Staff Picks UFC 199 UFC Fight Night 88 UFC 198 UFC Fight Night 87 UFC 197 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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