UFC Fight Night 63 staff picks: Three sweeps and three blowouts in Virginia
By: MMA Junkie
"The MMAjunkie crew doesn’t agree on many things. Music, sports, what color shirt to wear cageside … our guys are all over the map.
"But once again, the MMAjunkie staff members are mostly on the same page when it comes to a UFC main card.
"For UFC Fight Night 63, which takes place Saturday at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., and airs on FOX Sports 1, three of the six fights on the main card have unanimous picks. The other three have big favorites from our pickers.
"The main event isn’t a shutout – despite Chad Mendes (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) being a heavy favorite over fellow recent featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas (15-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC). But seven of our nine staffers believe Mendes will walk away from the headliner with a win.
"In the co feature, Al Iaquinta (11-3-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is a slight underdog against Jorge Masvidal (28-8 MMA, 5-1 UFC), but six of our nine pickers like the New Yorker to keep on rolling. He had three straight wins, all by knockout.
"Clay Guida (31-15 MMA, 11-9 UFC) may be on the back end of a great career, and he’s had some struggles of late. But Seven of our nine staffers think he gets past Robbie Peralta (18-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC)."
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