Picking & Grinning: UFC Fight Night ‘Rodriguez vs. Caceres’

By Sherdog.com Staff Aug 5, 2016

Almost everyone is bullish on Yair Rodriguez stock.

In a rapid ascent through the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight division, Rodriguez will lock horns with MMA Lab export Alex Caceres in the UFC Fight Night 92 headliner on Saturday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. In the co-main event, “The Ultimate Fighter 14” finalist Dennis Bermudez takes on Rony Mariano Bezerra. The rest of the six-fight main card features a welterweight clash pitting Santiago Ponzinibbio against Zak Cummings, a women’s strawweight encounter matching Maryna Moroz with Danielle Taylor and a pair of middleweight battles, as Thales Leites confronts Chris Camozzi and Trevor Smith collides with Joseph Gigliotti.

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

Standings

Mike Fridley (25-20-1)
Tristen Critchfield (24-21-1)
Mike Sloan (24-21-1)
Jordan Breen (23-22-1)
Brian Knapp (22-23-1)

The Lineup

145: Yair Rodriguez (8-1) vs. Alex Caceres (12-8)
145: Dennis Bermudez (15-5) vs. Rony Mariano Bezerra (14-5)
185: Thales Leites (25-6) vs. Chris Camozzi (24-10)
170: Santiago Ponzinibbio (22-3) vs. Zak Cummings (19-4)
185: Trevor Smith (13-6) vs. Joseph Gigliotti (7-0)
115: Maryna Moroz (7-1) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-1)
170: Court McGee (17-5) vs. Dominique Steele (14-7)
265: Viktor Pesta (10-2) vs. Marcin Tybura (13-2)
155: David Teymur (4-1) vs. Jason Novelli (11-1)
145: Teruto Ishihara (8-2-2) vs. Horacio Gutierrez (2-2)
145: Cub Swanson (22-7) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-9-2)
265: Chase Sherman (9-1) vs. Justin Ledet (6-0)

The Picks

Mike Fridley: Rodriguez, Bermudez, Leites, Ponzinibbio, Smith, Moroz, McGee, Tybura, Novelli, Ishihara, Swanson, Ledet

Tristen Critchfield: Rodriguez, Bermudez, Leites, Ponzinibbio, Gigliotti, Moroz, McGee, Tybura, Teymur, Ishihara, Swanson, Ledet

Mike Sloan: Rodriguez, Bermudez, Leites, Cummings, Gigliotti, Moroz, McGee, Tybura, Novelli, Ishihara, Swanson, Sherman

Jordan Breen: Rodriguez, Bermudez, Leites, Ponzinibbio, Gigliotti, Moroz, McGee, Tybura, Teymur, Ishihara, Swanson, Ledet

Brian Knapp: Rodriguez, Bermudez, Camozzi, Cummings, Gigliotti, Moroz, McGee, Tybura, Novelli, Ishihara, Swanson, Ledet

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