Picking and Grinning: UFC Fight Night ‘Pettis vs. Moreno’

By Brian Knapp Aug 5, 2017
Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno see themselves as future title contenders in the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight division. One will soon take a step forward at the expense of the other.

Pettis faces Moreno in the UFC Fight Night 114 main event on Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, as they jockey for position in the line that has formed behind 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson. Meanwhile, Rando Markos takes on Alex Grasso in the women’s strawweight co-headliner. The rest of the six-fight main draw features a mix of veterans and prospects: Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price, Martin Bravo vs. Humberto Bandenay, Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans and Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath.

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

THE LINEUP

125: Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno
115: Randa Markos vs. Alexa Grasso
170: Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price
145: Martin Bravo vs. Humberto Bandenay
185: Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans
135: Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath
185: Bradley Scott vs. Jack Hermansson
125: Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval
135: Enrique Briones vs. Rani Yahya
135: Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas
125: Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez
155: Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi

THE STANDINGS

Jordan Breen: 178-81
Tristen Critchfield: 174-85
Brian Knapp: 171-88
Todd Martin: 164-95
Mike Fridley: 160-99
Mike Sloan: 157-102
Eric Stinton: 154-105

THE PICKS

Jordan Breen: Moreno, Markos, Jouban, Bravo, Alvey, Soukhamthath, Hermansson, Ortiz, Yahya, Quinonez, Sanchez, Rinaldi

Tristen Critchfield: Moreno, Grasso, Jouban, Bravo, Alvey, Perez, Hermansson, Ortiz, Yahya, Quinonez, Sanchez, Rinaldi

Brian Knapp: Moreno, Grasso, Jouban, Bravo, Alvey, Soukhamthath, Hermansson, Ortiz, Yahya, Rivas, Sanchez, Rinaldi

Todd Martin: Moreno, Markos, Price, Bravo, Evans, Perez, Hermansson, Ortiz, Yahya, Quinonez, Morales, Rinaldi

Mike Fridley: Pettis, Grasso, Jouban, Bravo, Alvey, Perez, Hermansson, Sandoval, Yahya, Quinones, Morales, Rinaldi

Mike Sloan: Moreno, Grasso, Jouban, Bravo, Alvey, Soukhamthath, Hermansson, Ortiz, Yahya, Quinonez, Sanchez, Rinaldi

Eric Stinton: Moreno, Grasso, Price, Bravo, Alvey, Perez, Hermansson, Sandoval, Yahya, Quinonez, Morales, Herrera

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