In the main event, Jared Cannonier (13-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) takes on Kelvin Gastelum (17-7 MMA, 11-7 UFC) at middleweight. Cannonier is a slight betting favorite at Tipico around -150, and he has a 9-4 lead in the picks from our 13 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers.
In the co-feature, longtime fighter Clay Guida (36-20 MMA, 16-14 UFC) meets Mark Madsen (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Madsen is a -170 favorite, and he’s one of two unanimous picks from our staff members on the main card.
Parker Porter (11-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) takes on Chase Sherman (15-7 MMA, 3-6 UFC) in a heavyweight bout. Sherman is a 2-1 favorite and has a big 12-1 lead in the picks.
Also on the main card, Trevin Jones (13-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets short-notice replacement and UFC newcomer Saidyokub Kakhramonov (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at bantamweight. Jones is the favorite at -145 and has a 9-4 lead in the picks.
Our other unanimous pick on the main card is Vinc Pichel (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in a lightweight bout against Austin Hubbard (13-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC). It’s virtually a pick’em fight with Pichel at -115 and Hubbard at -110, but Pichel pitched a shutout in our picks at 13-0.
And to open the main card, Alexandre Pantoja (23-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) takes on Brandon Royval (12-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a key flyweight bout. Pantoja is favored at the betting window at -180, and he’s got a 9-4 edge in the picks.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Kharitonov (57 percent), Storley (90 percent), Golm (55 percent) and Lugo (64 percent) are the choices.
The 2020 Ryder Cup, which is being played in 2021, is underway from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin and will air across NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock and RyderCup.com from Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26. NBC Sports has you covered with all you need to know include scores, updates, schedule, how to
Shane Lowry tried to navigate his way down one of the hundreds of steep, slick hills that make Whistling Straits a menace for golfers with or without a club in their hands. “We can come back from 6-2,” Rory McIlroy said after losing two matches on the same day for the first time in his six appearances. After the first five holes of his morning foursomes match with The Postman — Ian Poulter earned that nickname because, the legend goes, he always delivers — McIlroy found himself 5 down.
Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman says he’s ready to play, physically and mentally, and that he wants to get another chance in the NFL. Sherman, was charged with five misdemeanors including DUI and trespassing with a domestic violence element after a July incident involving his wife’s family. But he told Doug Farrar of USA Today [more]
Sometimes, matchplay isn’t so much about knowing how to hit a putt as when to concede one. This was the moral of the Ryder Cup’s opening match, which saw the Spanish duo of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia become inspired after a backfiring instance of American “mind games”.
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde continue their season-long Race for the Case competition picking games against the spread. The trio begins with the Big Noon game as #12 Notre Dame and #18 Wisconsin are set to battle in Chicago. The guys also preview the other ranked on ranked matchup, #7 Texas A&M vs #16 Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. Will the Hogs pull off the upset?
We also have #19 Michigan hosting Rutgers, #9 Clemson traveling to NC State and #4 Oklahoma hosting West Virginia on the docket.