UFC 196 killed my streak of three, as I thought that McGregor was going to win. This is coming from a Diaz brothers fan too, what a shame. Anyways, if you don’t know what this post is all about, I’ll briefly fill you in. I can only select one fighter to be my lock of the week and that said fighter, can only be selected once this year (2016). I earn 1 point for a correct pick, however a wrong pick will reset me back to 0. I can add an additional 1 point to my total by picking an upset right, which does not reset my total if it’s wrong (That’s to make me look better). I will tweak this as we go!
Streak: 0 (Lock of the Day) + 0 (Upset of the Day) = 0
Lock of the Day: Antonio Carlos Junior
Note: Dan Kelly doesn’t impress me and he’s super slow. Antonio Carlos Junior is the future and I see this as a changing of the guard type fight. Carlos Junior wins this wherever he wants, although I’m sure he’d prefer to get this one to the mat and submit Kelly. And that’s all I got to say about that….
Upset of the Day: Johnny Case
Note: I can’t see why Johnny Case is the underdog here. He’s well rounded, far more experience and hasn’t looked bad against Akbarh Arreola… I hate to joke, but that’s just speaks to how young, inexperienced and raw that Jake Matthews is. I believe in a few years, we are going to have a star on our hand, but right now, this is Case’s time to shine. I got Case via decision here!