Picking & Grinning: UFC Fight Night ‘Bisping vs. Gastelum’

By Sherdog.com Staff Nov 24, 2017

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has its sights set on mainland China for the first time.

Mere weeks after being deposed as middleweight champion, Michael Bisping will fill in for the suspended Anderson Silva and take on Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC Fight Night 122 main event on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. Meanwhile, Jingliang Li locks horns with Zak Ottow in the three-round welterweight co-headliner. The rest of the four-fight main draw features a featherweight clash pairing Alex Caceres with Guan Wang and a welterweight confrontation matching Alex Garcia with Muslim Salikhov.

Ahead of UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Gastelum,” Sherdog.com staff members and contributors swallowed their pride and put their reputations on the line with bold predictions:

THE LINEUP

185: Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum
170: Jingliang Li vs. Zak Ottow
145: Alex Caceres vs. Guan Wang
170: Alex Garcia vs. Muslim Salikhov
145: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon da Silva Moraes
170: Bobby Nash vs. Kenan Song
115: Kailin Curran vs. Xiaonan Yan
135: Yadong Song vs. Bharat Khandare
265: Chase Sherman vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
135: Gina Mazany vs. Yanan Wu
145: Rolando Dy vs. Lijiburen Wu
265: Cyril Asker vs. Yaozong Hu

THE STANDINGS

Jordan Breen: 260-122
Tristen Critchfield: 254-128
Brian Knapp: 252-130
Todd Martin: 247-135
Eric Stinton: 236-146
Mike Fridley: 235-147

THE PICKS

Jordan Breen: Gastelum, Li, Caceres, Salikhov, Magomedsharipov, Nash, Yan, Song, Abdurakhimov, Mazany, Dy, Asker

Tristen Critchfield: Gastelum, Li, Wang, Salikhov, Magomedsharipov, Nash, Curran, Khandare, Sherman, Mazany, Wu, Asker

Brian Knapp: Gastelum, Li, Wang, Salikhov, Magomedsharipov, Nash, Yan, Song, Abdurakhimov, Mazany, Dy, Asker

Todd Martin: Gastelum, Li, Wang, Salikhov, Magomedsharipov, Nash, Curran, Song, Abdurakhimov, Wu, Dy, Asker

Eric Stinton: Gastelum, Li, Wang, Salikhov, Magomedsharipov, Nash, Yan, Khandare, Sherman, Mazany, Dy, Asker

Mike Fridley: Gastelum, Li, Caceres, Salikhov, Magomedsharipov, Nash, Yan, Song, Abdurakhimov, Mazany, Wu, Hu

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