Picking & Grinning: UFC on Fox 26 ‘Lawler vs. dos Anjos’

By Sherdog.com Staff Dec 15, 2017

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos has settled into life at 170 pounds, though his next assignment is fraught with danger.

Dos Anjos on Saturday will lock horns with Robbie Lawler in the UFC on Fox 26 main event at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the winner can move into position to challenge Tyron Woodley for the undisputed welterweight championship. Meanwhile, perennial featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas tackles Team Alpha Male’s Josh Emmett in the three-round co-headliner at 145 pounds.

Ahead of UFC on Fox 26 “Lawler vs. dos Anjos,” Sherdog.com staff members and contributors swallowed their pride and put their reputations on the line with bold predictions:

THE LINEUP

170: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
145: Ricardo Lamas vs. Josh Emmett
170: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry
205: Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov
205: Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier
185: Julian Marquez vs. Darren Stewart
170: Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bofando
170: Nordine Taleb vs. Danny Roberts
155: John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo
185: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
170: Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva

THE STANDINGS

Jordan Breen: 286-134
Brian Knapp: 279-141
Tristen Critchfield: 276-144
Todd Martin: 271-149
Eric Stinton: 264-156
Mike Fridley: 257-163

THE PICKS

Jordan Breen: Lawler, Lamas, Ponzinibbio, Cirkunov, Cannonier, Marquez, Laprise, Roberts, Trujillo, Di Chirico, Mein

Brian Knapp: Lawler, Lamas, Ponzinibbio, Cirkunov, Cannonier, Marquez, Laprise, Roberts, Trujillo, Bamgbose, Silva

Tristen Critchfield: Lawler, Lamas, Ponzinibbio, Cirkunov, Cannonier, Marquez, Laprise, Taleb, Trujillo, Di Chirico, Mein

Todd Martin: Lawler, Lamas, Perry, Cirkunov, Cannonier, Marquez, Laprise, Roberts, Trujillo, Bamgbose, Mein

Eric Stinton: Lawler, Lamas, Perry, Cirkunov, Cannonier, Marquez, Bofando, Taleb, Makdessi, Di Chirico, Mein

Mike Fridley: Dos Anjos, Lamas, Ponzinibbio, Cirkunov, Cannonier, Marquez, Laprise, Roberts, Makdessi, Di Chirico, Mein

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