attempt to pick the winners and losers for UFC
First off, a bit of housekeeping: We collectively picked up a
Big Whiff Award last week, as we unanimously
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
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.