Welcome to the 47th edition of Anik’s Fire Forecast. This Saturday will mark the third straight UFC card headlined by middleweights. Surging Dana White’s Contender Series prospect Joe Pyfer looks to break into the rankings against Jack Hermansson. Here are my picks for UFC Vegas 86: Hermansson vs. Pyfer.
Main Event Pick: Joe Pyfer over #11 Jack Hermansson
Main Card Picks: #13 Dan Ige over Andre Fili, Robert Bryczek over Ihor Potieria, Gregory Rodrigues over Brad Tavares, Michael Johnson over Darrius Flowers, Armen Petrosyan over Rodolfo Vieira
Undercard Picks: Loma Lookboonmee over Bruna Brasil, Devin Clark over Marcin Prachnio, Max Griffin over Jeremiah Wells, Zac Pauga over Bogdan Guskov, Daniel Marcos over Aoriqileng
2024 Pick Record: 16-15
Anik Subramanian is an aspiring MMA journalist based in the United States. He discovered his passion for MMA when the sport was the first to return to live action during the pandemic. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been a lifelong sports fan.