This is getting ridiculous! I mean, I know I’m picking favorites, but still, once in awhile an upset occurs. To think, when I first started this thread, my only loss to date has been picking Conor McGregor against Nate Diaz in their first contest. O well!
So, I had Chad Laprise for my lock of the day and he destroyed Gouti and then I had Jim Miller as my upset in an unbelievable war between two longtime UFC veterans. It was a successful night and my streak now is at 25! 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: 16 (Lock of the Day) + 9 (Upset of the Day) = 25
Lock of the Day: Alexander Gustafsson
Note: This is like stealing candy from a baby! Gustafsson gets himself a tune up fight against Jan Blachowicz, who might as well just fall down before the fight starts. I mean, if he’s going to fight the same way he did against Igor Pokrajac, this one might be over within the first minute. Actually regardless of how he fights, Gustafsson is going to eventually finish this one – lock it in!
Upset of the Day: Ilir Latifi
Note: The amount of mental mistakes Ryan Bader makes have cost him dearly. And his recent defeat to Anthony Johnson, cost him a title shot. Anyways, Latifi is heavy handed and when Bader doesn’t smartly keep his distance and jab his way to victory, that’s when Latifi lands an overhand that crumples Bader.
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, Tim Means, Chad Laprise
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, Glover Teixeira, Jim Miller