UFC 197: Survivor Game

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Well, at the very least I extended my streak to 3, as I boldly picked Khabib Nurmagomedov as my lock of the day. As for my upset of the day, he was anhilated within the first round…so let’s not further talk about that. 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: 2 (Lock of the Day) + 1 (Upset of the Day) = 3

 

Lock of the Day: Robert Whittaker

Note: I love this matchup for Robert Whittaker, as I don’t think Natal is going to be able to grapple with the elusive Whittaker. So, that leaves us to a striking match and while Natal can hold his own…Whittaker is elite. I love Whittaker via KO! 

Upset of the Day: Edson Barboza

Note: I’m not confident in any of the underdogs, but Barboza’s elite and dynamic striking makes him a live dog. Take this upset with a grain of salt though. 

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