Since I missed last week, I will be making two locks of the days and two upsets of the day. My Streak of 29 hangs in the balance!
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: 20 (Lock of the Day) + 9 (Upset of the Day) = 29
Lock of the Day: Mirsad Bektic
Note: Bektic is a highly touted prospect and his opponent has lost three straight fights and is a late replacement. The odds are in my favor!
Lock of the Day: Gegard Mousasi
Note: While Belfort is one of the hardest outs in the first round, of late he’s been taken out in the first round. When put on his back, he’s wilted. Mousasi is a smart fighter and is going to piggyback off what Chris Weidman and Ronaldo Souza did to Belfort. Lock it in!
Upset of the Day: Brad Pickett
Note: This may not be the smartest pick, as Pickett likens to brawl rather than fight smart – it’s definitely not a bad one. I mean, he’s fighting in England, so I’ll take any close round hometown discounts.
Upset of the Day: Dan Henderson
Note: C’Mon, it’s his last fight ever and his first shot at capturing UFC gold. At 46 years old the star have aligned and I really believe that he’s going to land that infamous H-Bomb.
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, Belal Muhammed, Cyborg Santos
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, Uriah Hall, Paul Felder