Welcome back to the Sherdog Staff Pick 'Em league, where this week
we will turn our powers of competitive prognostication towards
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal, the first in a
month-long blitz of events from the UFC's new "Fight Island"
facility in the United Arab Emirates.
There are quite a few lopsided picks this week, some more expected
than others. It's no shocker that the thus far utterly dominant
welterweight champ, Kamaru
Usman, is heavily favored to derail the remarkable Cinderella
story that has been Jorge
Masvidal's recent career, or that the red-hot Amanda
Ribas is the unanimous pick to beat Paige
VanZant. It's mildly surprising, though, that over 80 percent
of the team favors Rose
Namajunas to avenge herself on Jessica
Andrade, a woman who knocked her silly in her last fight. Time
will tell if we're the ones looking silly on Sunday morning.
Without further preamble, here are the Sherdog staff picks for UFC