Man I am on some type of streak here, as I cashed in on both my lock of the day and upset of the day. I was pretty confident in Cruz winning, as I think his skill set just superseeds anything Urijah Faber brings to the table. Also, how about the 45 year old Dan Henderson? And it wasn’t the H-Bomb that did the damage, it was a high leg kick out of all things. Crazy! 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: 6 (Lock of the Day) + 4 (Upset of the Day) = 10
Lock of the Day: Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Note: Despite a recent setback, Olvier Aubin-Mercier is a legit prospect. His opponent, Thibault Gouti is coming off a 24 second defeat to Teemu Packalen in his UFC debut. His second fight doesn’t get much easier, as Aubin-Mercier is tossed a bounce back fight here. Lock it in!
Upset of the Day: Patrick Cote
Note: There is something about this fight that has me leaning Cote. O wait, it’s his iron chin, super durability, well rounded skills and the fact that he’s huge for the weight class. Now, I love Cowboy Cerrone and he can beat anyone on a given night. I just think that Cote is a smart fighter, who can take your best punch and just keep coming forward. Expect a close one though, but I got Cote as my upset of the day.
Lock of the Day Picks (So Far) : Dominick Cruz, Paul Felder, Demian Maia, Kyoji Horiguchi, Robert Whittaker, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Mairbek Taisumov, Antonio Carlos Jr., Conor McGregor, (Tom Breese, Rustam Khabilov), Joseph Benavidez
Upset of the Day Pick (So Far): Dan Henderson, Jessica Eye, Mauricio Rua, Antonio Silva, Edson Barboza, Court McGee, Timothy Johnson, Johnny Case, Deigo Sanchez, Martin Svensson, K.J. Noons