MMA Mania Free Pool Results: (UPDATED) "Alves vs. Kampmann"

First off, I am absolutely pissed drunk and it's about 4am here so don't expect anything special. Just be glad us free-poolers don' have to wait til next week to comment, bitch, complain or brag, so here fkn goes!

UFC from Sydney Australia is in the books!


Last weekend, UFC was, BIG in Japan. This weekend however, it just turned up in Australia. Sorry Oz, I can see a trend here already, and I cannot see it changing anytime soon, so ye better get used to havin 'small' cards. In saying that, these type of events usually come up trumps against many ppv events for exciting quality fights. Tonight was no exception. As with Japan's card, upsets were also on the agenda.

This event almost really had everything,

  • Slick submissions.
  • Plenty of Tko's.
  • End to end stand up wars.
  • Upsets.
  • Controversy.
  • Snatching victory from jaws of defeat.
  • Historic bouts.
  • Raucous crowd.
  • A heavyweight somersault ffs.
  • A result bein awarded wrongly.

Lots of love for Herb Dean by the Aussie crowd!

A quick results recap:

170 lbs.: Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of round 3

Main card (FX Channel):

125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez def. Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO at 0:11 of round 2
125 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via split decision
185 lbs.: Constantinos Philippou def. Court McGee via unanimous decision

"Prelims" card (FUEL TV):

205 lbs.: James Te Huna def. Aaron Rosa via TKO at 2:02 of round 1
205 lbs.: Anthony Perosh def. Nick Penner via TKO at 4:59 of round 1
145 lbs.: Steven Siler def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Andrew Craig def. Kyle Noke via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: T.J. Waldburger def. Jake Hecht via submission (armbar) at 0:55 of round 1
145 lbs.: Daniel Pineda def. Mackens Semerzier via submisison (triangle armbar) at 2:05 of round 1

"Prelims" card (Facebook):

265 lbs.: Shawn Jordan def. Oli Thompson via TKO at 3:53 of round 2

The main event was some great match making by Joe Silva. It was a very hard fight to call, and it just so happened to be the Hot Bout pick also. So close to call it was in fact split 50/50 between us. However, it wasn't as close as we figured, yet ended in dramatic fashion.

Speaking of close....

The top 2 in our free pool were separated by only 1 point, here is the event's top 3:


In 1st place with 65 points...............Karpentero.

Karpentero scores with 8/11 correct picks with Waldburger and the Te Huna his 2 perfect bouts. This moves him from 9th overall to 6th back in contention for a possible top 3 finish.


In 2nd place with 64 points..........Letstalkmma.

Letstalkmma scores with 7/10 correct picks with 3 perfect picks. One of these perfect picks was an inspired underdog pick for Andrew Craig rewarded with 2 bonus points.


In 3rd place with 55 points.......tr8k.

tr8k scores with 6/10 correct picks with 3 perfect scores with Te Huna,Shawn Jordan and only the 2nd person to score perfect with Andrew Craig.

Special mentions:

Prokk27, as he was the only person to pick Steven Siler earning a very nice 9 points for that.

And the salad at the barbeque is CDSmid who picked just 2/10 scoring a very paltry 12 points.


Event Results:

1 65 karpentero View Picks
2 64 letstalkmma View Picks
3 55 tr8k View Picks
4 52 Stazza View Picks
4 52 BrizzleT View Picks
6 44 prokk27 View Picks
7 41 Bons_210309 View Picks
8 38 Kalejohncox View Picks
9 37 hairybumcrack View Picks
10 33 PedroPark View Picks
10 33 Larry View Picks
12 32 MrGrapplefan View Picks
13 31 marcbjr2 View Picks
14 30 thunderdownunder View Picks
15 24 McRad View Picks
15 24 wolfman13 View Picks
17 23 Raymondo View Picks
18 12 CDSmid

Current Season standings:

1 475 MrGrapplefan
2 444 McRad
3 423 BrizzleT
4 420 marcbjr2
4 420 thunderdownunder
5 394 Stazza
6 386 hairybumcrack
7 384 karpentero
8 371 Bons_210309
9 364 liverpoolsnxt
10 337 PedroPark
11 333 tr8k
12 321 letstalkmma
13 277 CDSmid
14 265 prokk27
15 257 Raymondo
16 217 Choro
17 213 Larry
18 187 wolfman13
19 182 carthur
20 80 Kalejohncox

And to finish this off, a gratuitous hot Aussie!Emily-scott-022_medium

Emily Scott for anyone who was wondering.

Sound off Free Poolers!

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