Picking & Grinning: UFC 208 ‘Holm vs. de Randamie’

By Sherdog.com Staff Feb 11, 2017

Holly Holm can join some exclusive company -- only Randy Couture, B.J. Penn and Conor McGregor would share in the accomplishment -- as a two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholder when she faces Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight crown in the UFC 208 main event on Saturday (current odds) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Meanwhile, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva collides with Derek Brunson in the three-round co-headliner. The rest of the five-fight main draw features a middleweight clash pairing Ronaldo Souza with Tim Boetsch, a light heavyweight tilt pitting Glover Teixeira against Jared Cannonier and a lightweight encounter matching Dustin Poirier with Jim Miller.

Ahead of UFC 208 “Holm vs. de Randamie,” Sherdog.com staff members and contributors swallowed their pride and put their reputations on the line with bold predictions:

THE LINEUP

145: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie
185: Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson
185: Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch
205: Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
155: Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller
170: Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad
125: Wilson Reis vs. Yuta Sasaki
155: Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev
125: Ian McCall vs. Jarred Brooks
170: Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro
145: Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn

2017 STANDINGS

Jordan Breen: 26-10
Connor Ruebusch: 26-10
Brian Knapp: 25-11
Tristen Critchfield: 23-13
Mike Sloan: 23-13
Eric Stinton: 22-14
Todd Martin: 20-16
Mike Fridley: 17-19

THE PICKS

Jordan Breen: De Randamie, Silva, Souza, Teixeira, Poirier, Brown, Reis, Makhachev, McCall, LaFlare, Glenn

Connor Ruebusch: De Randamie, Brunson, Souza, Cannonier, Poirier, Brown, Reis, Lentz, Brooks, LaFlare, Glenn

Brian Knapp: De Randamie, Brunson, Souza, Teixeira, Poirier, Brown, Reis, Makhachev, McCall, LaFlare, Glenn
Tristen Critchfield: Holm, Brunson, Souza, Teixeira, Poirier, Brown, Reis, Lentz, McCall, LaFlare, Glenn

Mike Sloan: Holm, Silva, Souza, Cannonier, Miller, Muhammad, Reis, Makhachev, Brooks, LaFlare, Glenn

Eric Stinton: Holm, Silva, Souza, Teixeira, Poirier, Brown, Reis, Lentz, McCall, LaFlare, Nover

Todd Martin: De Randamie, Silva, Souza, Teixeira, Poirier, Muhammad, Reis, Makhachev, Brooks, LaFlare, Glenn

Mike Fridley: De Randamie, Silva, Souza, Teixeira, Poirier, Muhammad, Reis, Makhachev, McCall, LaFlare, Nover

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