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That's right Maniacs. I have been publishing this post like 100 times since Sunday and that's always the message. I don't know what to do with it hence the late post.
It might just be the end of a legend folks. Getting submitted in your last two fights just won't cut it for Big Nog. He is one of the greatest to compete in MMA but Father time has been calling him out since that time he put Brendan Schaub on La-La Land. If this is his last fight, thank you Big Nog and you surely should be in the UFC Hall of Fame.
Unambig was having a heyday on the comments section about how this event was just to highlight how good the Brazilians are as they are matched with overmatched opponents. Well, it was a good event that featured a lot of submissions and the return of Thiago Silva's beast mode.
3 people did not pick for this event: bitemyjacket, donkeypunch81 and 777s.
The rose among the thorns Ella showed her picking prowess this event as she top scored the camp scoring 92 points. Not to be outdone and willing to prove that he is not a washout, DetroitDrew came in second (2nd) scoring 83 points. Andrew's pride went high this event as he notched third place scoring 80 points.
In our own money pool camp scores update, Season 8 Champion the Pride has slowly crept up the rankings and is now the top scorer of this camp after five (5) events. AJ Sanabriaman and swiftman are not giving up though as they are still in the mix to show who is the rea; "man" in the camp. To be honest, no one is safe to claim he is winning this season as all the scores until the top 25 still have their chances.
Enough of my big mouth.
Leonardo Santos vs. William Macario - Santos defeats Macario via submission (arm triangle) in round two
205 lbs.: Rafael Cavalcante vs. Thiago Silva -- Silva defeats Feijao via knockout (punches) in round one
170 lbs.: Jason High vs. Erick Silva -- Silva defeats High via submission (triangle/armbar) in round one 185 lbs.: Eddie Mendez vs. Daniel Sarafian -- Sarafian defeats Mendez via submission (arm triangle) in round one
145 lbs.: Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson -- Jason defeats Wilkinson via technical submission (triangle) in round one
145 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee -- Assuncao defeats Lee via submission (armbar) in round two
-- Canceled because of a car wreck (more here).
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes
145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes vs. Godofredo Castro -- Arantes defeats Castro via TKO (elbows) in round one
170 lbs.: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Leandro Silva -- Alcantar defeats Silva via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota -- Damm defeats Hirota via split decision
185 lbs.: Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola -- Magalhaes defeats Vemola via submission (rear-naked choke) in round two
185 lbs.: Antonio Braga Neto vs. Anthony Smith -- Braga Neto defeats Smith via submission (knee bar) in round one
- SWEDISH-CHEF, BIGGER LEBOWSKI, BIGGCASTLE, PABLOXL, FREENOW82, MURPH0706, RICKY DOOBY and LETSTALKMMA formed the 15% that picked Big Nog over Vai Cavalho. I don't know man, could be the 2006 fight, could be the distrust on Werdum's chin.
- 31 PEOPLE ( 58%) picked Leo Santos to beat
Melvin GuillardWilliam Macario. Frankly, I do not know anything about these two but the fact that 22 PEOPLE still picked Macario goes to show you the competitiveness of this fight.
- ONLY 14 PEOPLE (26%) picked Thiago Silva to rudely welcome Feljao to the Octagon. Turned out Feljao may have experienced adrenaline dump as he succumbed to the pressure of Thiago Silva. Here's praying Thiago did not use any steroids.
- SWEDISH-CHEF, BIGGER LEBOWSKI, RGIII, PHINSALLDAY, ROY1 and ELLA formed the 11%that picked Eddie Mendez to beat TUFer Sarafian. Mendez wins the no glove touching or best titts award but does not have anything against the grappling of Sarafian.
- It must be the cool nickname that led to AFROTIKIMAN and DALESDEADBUG to pick Jason High here. I mean how can you not pick the " Kansas City Bandit?" Unfortunately, it was Erick Silva that took away High's elbow come fight time.
- BIGGER LEBOWSKI might be so enamored with Mike here. With only one picking him, Lebowski stood his ground, went ahead and picked the Warrior and lose points in the process.
- SCARNON, DILDON and DALESDEADBUG went against the tide and picked Vaughan Lee against the resurging Assuncao. Bad move as Lee has shown in the past that he is prone to submissions.
- In the HOT BOUT of the evening, it was really dead close. 28 people (52%) Arantes and 26 people (48%) Pepey. It was a chess match in the beginning until Arantes capitalized on a mistake and took home the W.
- LIONHEART livedon for RGIII, TRIPPILCH, SCARNON, FREENOW82 and LETSTALKMMA.Unfortunately for them, 91% of the people in the camp and Braga-Neto teared the heart and the knees of Smitty.
- In another close picking, only 22 people (41%) picked Damm over Hirota who was picked by 32 people ( 59%). Split decision? Home brewing? Be the judge.
- ONLY 13 PEOPLE (24%) picked Vinny's brother to beat the Polish Vemola. The 41 people (76%) were exuberant in the first round and might have gone mad at Vemola not finishing. Caio pulled a slight upset and beat the gassed Polish.
- DETROIT DREW, DEUCE02 and ROLANDANDO must have seen something from Buscape that we have not seen. 94% of the Camp picked Ildemar and the three still stood their grounds. No rewards this time for that risk. Perhaps next time.
- Scored a camp-high and PG front-page showing 92 points
- Went 11/12 correct picks
- Perfect picks for Santos, Silva, Jason, and Assuncao
- Guaranteed a spot on season 11 of this money pool
- One of the only few (correct me if she is the first) women who won an event in a Mania Camp
- #7 out of 1775 in PG
- Scored 83 points
- Went 10/12 correct picks
- Perfect scores for Sarafian, Jason, Braga-Neto and Silva
- #29 out of 1775 in PG
- Scored 80 points
- Went 11/12 correct picks
- Perfect scores for Sarafian and Braga-Neto
- #51 out of 1775 in PG
THE SCORES AFTER FOUR (4) EVENTS:
- The Pride is now the camp's number one after a good performance for event 3. He has 327 points.
- Not far behind are former number one Sanabriaman with 322 points and swiftman with 320 points.
- Phasebook and kimuraalloverurface round up the top 5.
- MixedMartialFarts went up 10 notches.
- Ella made a name for herself climbing up 15 notches with her event 4 victory.
- Detroit Drew went up 9 notches and is now inside the top 10.
- roy1 also went up 9 notches
- The Pride, Violent Mike and Detroit Drew are Money Pool Champions that are in the top 10 currently.
- Snake_Pliskan has the "winner's curse" as he has lost his groove.
- Shivan Tiger went up 8 notches.
- There were more than red arrows for the Maniacs for this event than green ones.
- 777s, because he did not pick went down 23 notches!
- TripPilch and RGIII went down 8 notches.
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How do you find the scores and standings so far Maniacs? How do you think will the next event shake the current rankings? Speak up. Who are you picking? Share. Discuss and enjoy.