Woo Hoo! I nailed both my lock of the day (Mairbek Taisumov) and upset of the day (Timothy Johnson) at UFC Fight Night 86. This is the first time I have gotten both right and this most certainly rights my wrongs at UFC Fight Night 85. 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: 1 (Lock of the Day) + 1 (Upset of the Day) = 2
Lock of the Day: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Note: I mean, you can’t fault me here for not having a backbone right? I’m only allowed to pick one fighter for that entire year for the lock of day. I see an amazing opportunity here to save a fighter here for another time, so this in my opinion is a smart move. Well…maybe I should talk about the fight instead of trying to prove my case, but that would be a waste of time too, lock in Nurmagomedov.
Upset of the Day: Court McGee
Note: I’m not entirely confident about this pick, but nothing on the card remotely interested me. I think that if McGee can stifle Ponzinibbio with his volume and pace…a split decision is possible.