Once again, I nailed my lock of the day and flaked hard on the upset of the day. Then again, my lock of the day of Nik Lentz wasn’t anything to be proud of, as he was a heavy favorite. And then picking Urijah Faber for the upset, I really thought I had it in the bag. No offense to Jimmie Rivera, but I thought that Faber was just a tier ahead of Rivera. However, Faber looks like a shell of himself now. 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: 18 (Lock of the Day) + 9 (Upset of the Day) = 27
Lock of the Day: Belal Muhammad
Note: With the combination of talent and heart, Muhammad has a bright future in the UFC. I can’t say the same about his opponent Augusto Montano.
Upset of the Day: Uriah Hall
Note: Why not? Hall is such a dynamic striker, that one spinning kick or whatever craziness he throws out there, can end anyone’s night. And Brunson has been tearing it up in the striker department and possibly could be getting too confident there, shying away from his strength of grappling. Well just have to see…
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, Alexander Gustafsson, Nik Lentz
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, Ilir Latifi, Urijah Faber