Wow, don’t look now, but I’m on FIRE! I absolutely loved the Whittaker pick last week, as his style and striking ability was just too much for Natal to deal with as I expected. Also, although I said to take it with a grain of salt, Edson Barboza wound up cashing in as my upset pick. He did so very dominantly too, which was extremely surprising to me. 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: 3 (Lock of the Day) + 2 (Upset of the Day) = 5
Lock of the Day: Kyoji Horiguchi
Note: Like I said in my predictions, Neil Seery is as tough as they come. He’s going to hold his own, but he’s facing an elite flyweight. One in which is a better striker and is now training at American Top Team. I think Seery is going to hang in there, but Horiguchi is going to put on a clinic in there dominantly win this one. Lock it in!
Upset of the Day: Antonio Silva
Note: I have little confidence in this pick, but it’s a Heavyweight fight – meaning I have about a 50% chanc of being right. Silva’s best days are behind him and so are Struve’s, so why not? Plus “Bigfoot” is rocking that slicked back hair look, which maybe means he’s reinvigorated or something. We’l just have to see – semi lock it in…