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Tonight marks another evening of action from the UFC with a card sure to entertain in the form of UFC on FOX 6. The lineup features flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson defending his belt against TUF 14 winner John Dodson in addition to match-ups like Donald Cerrone-Anthony Pettis and Quinton Jackson-Glover Teixeira.

Like fans around the world, we at Fighters.com are stoked about the scraps to come, though there’s another face off set to go down too related to the fights on FOX. Below, staff writers Brendhan Conlan and John Petit offer up their picks on the event in what will become a running feature over the next number of months to see which man is left standing at the end of 2013 as the premier prognosticator.

Results will be worth one point for winner with an additional point if the proper type of outcome is predicted.

Brendhan Conlan:

Simeon Thoresen def. David Mitchell via Decision
Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer via Submission
Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via Decision
Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki via Decision
T.J. Grant def. Matt Wiman via Decision
Mike Russow def. Shawn Jordan via TKO
Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas

Koch was in line for a crack at Jose Aldo’s championship before an injury forced him out of the fight. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’ll be cementing his status as top contender this weekend. Lamas has been on a tear lately and has the kind of polished technique to give Koch fits in the fight.

Winner ”“ Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via Decision

Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis

The only thing easy to pick about this bout is the likelihood of it being named Fight of the Night. Cerrone and Pettis are both well-rounded, aggressive, and exceptionally tough. In the end I think Pettis’ athleticism will earn him a win, opening up more opportunities on the striking front while allowing him to attack Cerrone from above after scoring a few takedowns en route to victory.

Winner ”“ Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via Decision

Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira

I don’t fault Teixeira for not wanting to go toe-to-toe with “Rampage” but I sure wish he’d reconsider! This bout could be a ton of fun or somewhat snooze-worthy depending on Teixeira’s approach. I can see Jackson giving up to an extent if grounded for an extended period of time, going out of the UFC on a sour note. Interestingly enough, Teixeira hasn’t faced many wrestlers in his career and Jackson could actually have an advantage if deciding to use takedowns in his attack. However, he’s stubborn and won’t, likely leaving the UFC on a sour note as a result.

Winner ”“ Glover Teixeira def. Quinton Jackson via Decision

Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson

Dodson’s a helluva talent but Johnson is “next level”. His win over Joseph Benavidez was an eye-opener to say the least. While Dodson has power and speed, Johnson’s technique is superior and will lead him to a convincing victory tonight.

Winner ”“ Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via Decision

John Petit:

Simeon Thoresen def. David Mitchell via Submission
Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer via Decision
Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via Decision
Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki via Decision
T.J. Grant def. Matt Wiman via TKO
Mike Russow def. Shawn Jordan via TKO
Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas

Lamas has ben beating top shelf guys in the division and certainly has the momentum going into this fight. I see things coming down to distance. Koch is going to want to trade on the outside with Lamas and pick him apart, while Lamas is going to want to make this an ugly fight in the clinch. Both are more than capable of accomplishing this goal. This is the toughest fight on the card to pick, but I’ll go with the underdog and take Lamas.

Winner ”“ Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via Decision

Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis

This is also a close fight on the card, but when you add up all the bad things that have happened to Pettis over the last year, and throw in the fact Cerrone still has a chip on his shoulder from dropping the Nate Diaz fight, its hard for me not to give the edge to Cerrone. “Cowboy” is a tough out for anyone, but taking care of him after a year off is going to prove to be impossible for Pettis. Also, Cerrone is a REAL fighter, and you will have to remove him from consciousness or come close to ripping off a limb to beat him inside the distance. You don’t ”˜break’ a fighter like “Cowboy”. I don’t see Pettis doing that, and I don’t see him winning more than one round.

Winner – Donald Cerrone def. Anthony Pettis via Decision

Quinton Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira

There are too many things that need to go Jackson’s way in this fight for him to win, and it would also entail Teixeira getting baited into a stand-up war. If Glover does that, his chances of winning drop from about 80% to 50%. While 50/50 sounds like good odds sound good to the gamblers, the stakes are so much higher for the talented Brazilian. Teixeira is dancing on the edge of a title-shot with a win on Saturday and this likely Jackson’s last fight in the Octagon (especially since he has said money isn’t the problem). I see Teixeira marking up the legs of Jackson with low kicks early in the fight, and, if they pay dividends early, expect all of his striking to be based around that strike. Teixeira might lose a round – if any the first – but I expect him to win two and get the judges’ favor.

Winner ”“ Glover Teixeira def. Quinton Jackson via Decision

Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson

Two ways to look at the fight – Johnson just has to survive five rounds to win or Dodson has five rounds to land that one shot. If I had to pick one of the two, I am going with the former. If Dodson doesn’t land a power punch, and rest assured the key to winning for him is to land it early, he will not come out of the clash with his hand raised. Simply put, I don’t see that happening. Johnson is going to be tough to put away, and when the going gets tough he has no problem mustering up the energy and power to win later rounds. Johnson is too good at setting up his takedowns with strikes, and it seems like he wins just about every scramble he has ever been in.

Winner ”“ Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via Decision


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