Who You Got? Sherdog Staff Pick 'Em: UFC on ESPN 16
By: Sherdog.com Staff Oct 3, 2020
We, the writers, editors and forum staff of Sherdog.com, need to
eat some crow.
Ahead of the co-main event of UFC 253 last weekend, the Pick 'Em
league unanimously favored Dominick
Reyes to defeat Jan
Blachowicz and win the vacant light heavyweight title. We were
dead wrong, we earn a rare—but well deserved—Big Whiff
Award, and unlike previous Big Whiffs, there was no
freakish disqualification or injury at play. We simply
underestimated what the new champ terms his "legendary Polish
Power." Congratulations, Mr. Blachowicz.
With that out of the way, we appear not to have learned our lesson,
as this week's UFC on ESPN 16 card features an unprecedented
three unanimous picks, in the form of heavy favorites Yorgan de
Phillips and Dusko
Todorovic, and the only fight approaching parity is the main
event between Holly Holm
Aldana. Only time will tell whether we're back for another
generous helping of corvid surprise next week.
Without further ado, here are the Sherdog staff picks for UFC on
ESPN 16: Holm vs. Aldana.