Apologies for the super delay. Time with Mania and earning extra money sometimes do not go hand-in-hand. You have to forego of the other. I finally found time tonight after submitting the first draft of the paper and here we go.
So it was only now that I was able to watch this event thanks to Mr. Torrent. What can I say, GSP simply showed up as GSP post-UFC 69 Serra KO. Get the take downs, land some elbows, take the back but make sure to just punch. GSP outstruck the guy from 209 but he seemed to have faded in the 4th and 5th rounds and it's visible that he was frustrated when he could not get the take downs. Carlos Condit, arguably won that fight if they judged it on MMA rulebook and not just on takedowns landed. Condit exhibited the most active guard I have ever seen and the Beard was forced to play the GSP route.
Now enough of my non-sense and let's head to the Money Pool. This event was won by freenow82 who picked all fights by decision and somehow got a high score of 96 and made Mania proud by appearing in playgrounds front page. Our amigo, pabloXL made a surprise appeance on the second place trophy by getting his rhythm and scoring 83 points. kimuraalloveryourface is also climbing up the rankings as he placed third for this event scoring 81 points.
As for me, the Hot Bout curse continued as I am 0-4 on hot bouts now. Next time, I will let you guys know who I am picking so you could pick the opposite. I also slid out of the top 10 after picking all 12 decisions and picking scrubs like Duran, Dan Miller and Nick Ring.
After seven (7) events, it is a close fight between Snake_Pliskan, Jido7 and kg12. Letstalkmma, sklart, freenow, afrotikiman and MMA Boss are still in contention though.
LASTLY, I noticed that as the season progresses, we have people not getting their picks in. It has been rampant this event as we have JACARE, SEPENOOB, ULF-MURPHY, REDMAN, and MURPH0706 who got 0 points for not picking anything. Do we have problems guys? Please let us know.
Let's get the ball rolling:
|Welterweight||Georges St-Pierre||def.||Nick Diaz||Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Johny Hendricks||def.||Carlos Condit||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Jake Ellenberger||def.||Nate Marquardt||KO (punches)||1||3:00|
|Middleweight||Chris Camozzi||def.||Nick Ring||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Mike Ricci||def.||Colin Fletcher||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (FX)|
|Welterweight||Patrick Côté||def.||Bobby Voelker||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Darren Elkins||def.||Antonio Carvalho||TKO (punches)||1||3:06|
|Welterweight||Jordan Mein||def.||Dan Miller||TKO (punches)||1||4:42|
|Lightweight||John Makdessi||def.||Daron Cruickshank||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Facebook and YouTube)|
|Welterweight||Rick Story||def.||Quinn Mulhern||TKO (punches)||1||3:05|
|Bantamweight||T.J. Dillashaw||def.||Issei Tamura||KO (knee and punches)||2||0:26|
|Bantamweight||George Roop||def.||Reuben Duran||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)||3||5:00|
1ST PLACE: $20 MAN: FREENOW82
SECOND PLACE: PABLOXL
SHIT PICKER OF THE EVENT: 209STK
THE SCORES AFTER SEVEN (7) EVENTS:
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7 / 10 events complete
That's it Maniacs. Can Gus survive 5-rounds of K-1 level striking and tricky submissions? Who am I picking for the Hot Bout so you can pick the opposite? Who the fuck is Ryan Laflare? Can Randy's baby boy beat the Brit? Good thing the next event is Free on TV! Will Snake_Pliskan still manage to be on top next event? Who will be guaranteed another sure seat for the next season? Discuss.