I lucked out with Moroz, who won a split decision in a bout she maybe landed 10 punches. And like I said in the post when I made the Moroz prediction, I probably should pick Teruto Ishihara… O well, she won and improved my streak to 14! My upset pick of Zak Cummings was upsetting, as I thought he’d really try hard to this one to the ground. I thought his striking was good enough to hang with Ponzinibbio too, so I was dead wrong on that front. 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: 14 (Lock of the Day) + 8 (Upset of the Day) = 22
Lock of the Day: Tim Means
Note: Tim Means is a top welterweight and he is facing a promotional newcomer – so I can’t help but to feast on this opportunity like Means will feast on Sabbah Homasi.
Upset of the Day: Glover Teixeira
Note: Last week I took a barely underdog, so this fight I won’t do the same with picking Nate Diaz. Instead I’m going to side with Teixeira in a fight he could very well be knocked out in the first round. However, he’s shown to be durable and if he can withstand the initial barrage of Anthony Johnson, the higher his chances are to win. The later this fight goes and Johnson begins to fade, the more likely it is that Teixeira can win this.
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, Maryna Moroz
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, Zak Cummings