TUF 23 Finale: Survivor Game


John Makdessi did not dominate like I though he would, but a win is a win – and it keeps the streak alive. Also, I added an extra point onto my streak, as Derrick Lewis came in clutch for me, barely edging out Roy Nelson in a fight I expected to for sure produce a knockout. 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: 8 (Lock of the Day) + 5 (Upset of the Day) = 13

Lock of the Day: Will Brooks 

Note: I know he’s making his UFC debut, but I think so highly of Will Brooks. His skillset is ever involving and his grappling is light years ahead of Ross Pearson. I think we get a dose of a future lightweight contender here. No Octagon jitters here, lock it in!

Upset of the Day: Josh Stansbury

Note: Odds-wise most of they fights are dead even, so I have to go out on a limb and pick a fighter I’ve never seen or heard of. But then again, he’s got a James Irvin esque nickname – “The Sandman”, which is good enough for me to feel he’s gonna pull off the impossible  (I’m extremely over exaggerating, as he’s a slight underdog).

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, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, John Makdessi

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, Patrick Cote, Derrick Lewis

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