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UFC 73 picks

Kevin Iole
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Picks to win Saturday at UFC 73 at ARCO Arena. (Title matches are five rounds, all other matches three):

Anderson Silva vs. Nate Marquardt, for the UFC middleweight title:
In a mild upset, Marquardt by submission, probably in the fourth round.

Tito Ortiz vs. Rashad Evans, light heavyweights:
In a very tough call, Ortiz by decision.

Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca, for the UFC lightweight title:
Sherk by unanimous decision.

Heath Herring vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, heavyweights:
Nogueira by submission.

Alvin Robinson vs. Kenny Florian, lightweights:
Florian wins by strikes in the second round.

Mike Nickels vs. Stephan Bonnar, light heavyweights:
Bonnar by strikes.

Diego Saraiva vs. Jorge Gurgel, lightweights:
Gurgel by submission.

Chris Lytle vs. Jason Gilliam, welterweights:
Lytle by strikes.

Mark Bocek vs. Frank Edgar, lightweights:
Edgar by decision.