It has seemed like an eternity, but the UFC is back this weekend with a card from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Headlined by Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the 10-bout card has a mixture of veterans and prospects that should make for an interesting fight night.
The prelims have newcomers and familiar faces alike. Staples like Chris Camozzi and Thales Leites are joined by new employees like Jim Alers and Alan Omer to make a nice mix on the undercard for UFC fans to watch.
Our last set of prelim picks saw the bad come with the good. We stayed just above .500, but I'm certain the scrapped Diego Brandao-Will Chope fight only would have benefited my record.
Without further ado, here are the prelim picks for UFC Fight Night 39.
2014 Riley's Record: 33-28
Last Event: UFC Fight Night 38 (3-2)