I looked smart with my Nikita Krylov pick against Ed Herman, who absolutely flatlined him…no literally. I also looked ok in my upset pick of Francisco Rivera, well until the third round, when he did what he always does…swings for the fences and more often then not, he puts himself in bad situations. This was a new though, as he he actually gassed himself out by whiffing on punches and then served about four minutes of the third round from his back. 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: 13 (Lock of the Day) + 8 (Upset of the Day) = 21
Lock of the Day: Maryna Moroz
Note: While I’d rather pick Teruto Ishihara…he’s just so damn reckless (even though amazingly awesome at the same time) for me to risk my streak on him. So, I’m going with the one they call “The Iron Woman” to throughly dominate this last second replacement chick I never heard of.
Upset of the Day: Zak Cummings
Note: Normally I wouldn’t take an underdog who’s currently +100, but I am here. Cummings is a great talent in the Middleweight division. I mean he’s huge for the weight class, uses his strength advantage to a tee and he can handle himself anywhere the fight goes. Ponzinibbio is also a talent, but he exposes himself during striking, which is enough for me to think Cummings will capitalize on that.
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, Francis Ngannou, Nikita Krylov
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, Gilbert Melendez, Francisco Rivera