Unbelievable, as I just can’t stop, well, winning. Keita Nakamura was an easy call as an upset in my opinion, as the guy is underrated. My lock Tony Ferguson was an easy pick as well on paper, except not when it came to the fight. He was rocked and close to being finished and somehow managed to survive and take over the fight, eventually finishing Vannata. 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: 11 (Lock of the Day) + 8 (Upset of the Day) = 19
Lock of the Day: Francis Ngannou
Note: How can I not pick the French Zeus? Especially when he is fighting a sacrificial lamb, one in which could very well KO him. It is heavyweights, so this is somewhat of a gamble, but I believe in Ngannou.
Upset of the Day: Gilbert Melendez
Note: Despite popping for PED’s and year off because of it – He is still one of the very best lightweights in the world. With that said, his well rounded – grind it out style could stifle Barboza’s dynamic striking. Melendez via decision.
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, Will Brooks, T.J. Dillashaw, Tony Ferguson
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, Josh Stansbury, Brock Lesnar, Keita Nakamura