The UFC returns after a weekend off with UFC Fight Night 40. Live from Cincinnati, the card features a number of prospects and potential main carders, as well as a few former title challengers and veterans.
The card is headlined by welterweight contenders Matt Brown and Erick Silva, who go to battle in an attempt to move closer to the top 10. Both are explosive strikers who could make the main event a Fight of the Night contender.
Lately, my prelim picks have gotten more on track. After a near-.500 start to the year of 2014, I have righted the ship a bit as the margins spread out for the better.
With that, let's take a look at this set of prelims and make some predictions on each fight.
2014 Riley's Record: 51-35
Last Event: UFC 172 (4-1)