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.
- Nate Marquardt
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
- Kenny Florian
- Sean Sherk
- light heavyweights
- Rashad Evans