Picking & Grinning: UFC on Fox 24 ‘Johnson vs. Reis’

By Sherdog.com Staff Apr 14, 2017
The sport’s most dominant champion has a bead on his latest challenger.

Demetrious Johnson will risk his Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight crown against Wilkson Reis in the UFC on Fox 24 main event this Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, where he can equal Anderson Silva’s all-time record for consecutive title defenses (10). Meanwhile, women’s strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Michelle Watterson square off in the three-round co-headliner at 115 pounds (latest odds).

Ahead of UFC on Fox 24 “Johnson vs. Reis,” Sherdog.com staff members and contributors swallowed their pride and put their reputations on the line with bold predictions:

THE LINEUP

125: Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis
115: Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
185: Ronaldo Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
145: Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Carneiro
265: Alexander Volkov vs. Roy Nelson
135: Tom Duquesnoy vs. Patrick Williams
155: Rashid Magomedov vs. Bobby Green
125: Tim Elliott vs. Louis Smolka
135: Aljamain Sterling vs. Augusto Mendes
205: Devin Clark vs. Jake Collier
185: Anthony Smith vs. Andrew Sanchez
170: Zak Cummings vs. Nathan Coy
135: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Ketlen Vieira

THE STANDINGS

Jordan Breen: 73-30-1
Tristen Critchfield: 68-35-1
Brian Knapp: 67-36-1
Connor Ruebusch: 67-36-1
Todd Martin: 65-38-1
Mike Fridley: 62-41-1
Eric Stinton: 62-41-1
Mike Sloan: 59-44-1

THE PICKS

Jordan Breen: Johnson, Namajunas, Souza, Stephens, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Elliott, Sterling, Clark, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

Tristen Critchfield: Johnson, Namajunas, Souza, Stephens, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Elliott, Sterling, Clark, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

Brian Knapp: Johnson, Namajunas, Souza, Stephens, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Elliott, Mendes, Collier, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

Connor Ruebusch: Johnson, Namajunas, Whittaker, Stephens, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Elliott, Sterling, Collier, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

Todd Martin: Johnson, Namajunas, Souza, Carneiro, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Green, Elliott, Sterling, Collier, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

Mike Fridley: Johnson, Namajunas, Souza, Stephens, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Elliott, Sterling, Collier, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

Eric Stinton: Johnson, Namajunas, Souza, Carneiro, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Smolka, Sterling, Collier, Sanchez, Cummings, Vieira

Mike Sloan: Johnson, Waterson, Souza, Carneiro, Volkov, Duquesnoy, Magomedov, Smolka, Sterling, Clark, Sanchez, Cummings, Evans-Smith

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