MMAOddsBreaker Staff Picks – UFC 201 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 21 events thus far in 2016, Nick Kalikas is in first place with a 165-90 overall record (64.7%). Jay Primetown, is in second place at 160-95. There were four unanimous picks out of 11 fights (Wilson Reis, Jorge Masvidal, Nikita Krylov and Robbie Lawler). The most contentious pick was Cesar Arzamendia vs Damien Brown (Arzamendia 4 – Brown 4). Without further ado: UFC 201

UFC 201 G. Killian J. Lynch B. Taschuk B. Hemminger N. Kalikas J. Primetown B. Wharton R. Doxtater
 Fight #1  Brown* Arzamendia  Brown  Arzamendia  Brown Arzamendia  Brown Arzamendia
 Fight #2  Velickovic  Graves  Graves  Graves  Graves  Graves  Graves  Velickovic
 Fight #3  Reis  Reis  Reis  Reis  Reis  Reis  Reis  Reis
 Fight #4  Hamilton  Hamilton  Hamilton  Grabowski  Hamilton  Hamilton  Hamilton  Hamilton
 Fight #5  Masvidal  Masvidal  Masvidal  Masvidal  Masvidal  Masvidal  Masvidal  Masvidal
 Fight #6  Krylov*  Krylov  Krylov  Krylov  Krylov  Krylov  Krylov  Krylov
 Fight #7  Serrano  Benoit  Benoit  Serrano  Serrano  Benoit  Serrano  Serrano
 Fight #8  Perez  Perez  Rivera  Perez  Perez  Rivera  Perez  Perez
 Fight #9  Ellenberger  Brown  Brown  Brown  Brown  Brown  Brown  Brown
 Fight #10 Kowalkiewicz Namajunas  Kowal.  Namajunas  Namajunas  Kowal. Namajunas  Namajunas
 Fight #11  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler  Lawler
 Last Event  6-5  7-4  6-5  6-5  9-2  7-4  7-4  6-5
 2016 Record  156-99  143-112  142-113  156-99  165-90  160-95  145-110  157-98

*Gabe switched his picks from previous articles to Nikita Krylov and Damien Brown following the 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 on Fox 20 UFC Fight Night 91 UFC 200 TUF 23 Finale UFC Fight Night 90 UFC Fight Night 89 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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