UFC Fight Night 39: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

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UFC Fight Night 39: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks
Gregory Payan

UFC Fight Night 39: Minotauro vs. Nelson is set for Friday, April 11. The scheduling marks a departure from the promotion's usual Wednesday night shows—and their Sunday shows as well. And let's not forget the traditional Saturday night shows.

OK, so the UFC has been all over the map lately. Speaking of which, the card will play out in Abu Dhabi, marking the second time the Octagon has made the trip to the UAE.

Unfortunately for nine-to-fivers living in the Americas, that means missing out (or watching very secretively).

Fight Night 39 features a pair of heavyweights in Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, both of whom are looking to boost dwindling title hopes. The headliner fronts a 10-fight show heavy on mid-tier competitors hoping to break through to the next level.

The term "mid-tier" makes for an appropriate lead in to the introduction of Bleacher Report's official main card staff picks for the event. Our team struggled mightily through the last event and will be looking for redemption in our latest round of forecasts.

Until we regain our self-respect we are unworthy of the usual nicknames. So this time, I give you the picks of Scott Harris, James MacDonald, Sean Smith, Riley Kontek and yours truly, Craig Amos.

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