First off, a bit of housekeeping: We collectively picked up a Big Whiff Award last week, as we unanimously picked Abdul Razak Alhassan to defeat Jacob Malkoun and were proven wrong. We'll do better. This week, the staff picks heavily favor defending champs Kamaru Usman, Weili Zhang and Valentina Shevchenko to retain their belts on Saturday, but there's plenty of dissension, and quite a few upset picks, below that title tripleheader. Sherdog Radio Network executive producer Keith Shillan is up for a Super Cojones Award as the only one out of 18 pickers to go with Karl Roberson over Brendan Allen. Time will tell whether he's crazy or brilliant.
Without further ado, here are the Sherdog staff picks for UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2.
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