On behalf of Phasebook, the next Moneypool champ.
This is one of those cards where people not expected to win, won; those not expected to pull off comebacks and submissions against black belts actually did. It is one of those nights where you have to give credit to the bad guys for proving legit and where you saw the most overhyped HW fighter in the planet succumb to a Steven Seagal-perfected technique. Enough of the blabbing, let Mania break down the fights and aftermath.
In our own Mania Money Pool, free pool camp leader,TAP SNAP OR BONS took a lot of money tonight. He not only won $100 from five (5) Maniacs who picked Shogun, he also top billed this event with a camp-high and PG-front page performance of 83 POINTS. What a Legend!!
After NINE (9) events, it is still SWIFTMAN's reign t the top as he continues to lead the camp and widened his lead to 13 points over PHASEBOOK and third placer MMA BOSS looks to fend of the urges of KG12, KIMURALLOVERURFACE and SANABRIAMAN.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 26 QUICK RESULTS:
Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua -- Sonnen wins via submission (guillotine) at 4:47 of round one
Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne -- Browne wins via knockout (front kick + punches) at 4:08 of round one
Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber -- Faber wins via unanimous decision (30-26x2, 30-27)
Mike Pyle vs. Matt Brown -- Brown wins via knockout (punches) at 0:29 of round one
Uriah Hall vs. John Howard -- Howard wins via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon -- Johnson wins via unanimous decision (30-27x2, 30-25)
Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald -- McDonald wins via submission (triangle choke) at 3:43 of round two
Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway -- McGregor wins via unanimous decision (30-27x2, 30-26)
Mike Brown vs. Steven Siler -- Siler wins via knockout (punches) at 0:50 of round one
Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda -- Brandao wins via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan -- Gamburyan wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28x2)
Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux -- St. Preux wins via knockout (punches) at 2:07 of round one
Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick -- Vick wins via submission (guillotine) at 0:58 of round one
MANIA1 CAMP PICKS:
- 11 PEOPLE did not pick for this event. It's such a shame that people paid $20 and don't bother to pick. You guys are wasting your chance to get back the $20 you sent. 777s, REDMAN, SCARNON, BIGGCASTLE, BIGGER LEBOWSKI, DONKEYPUNCH81, MURPH0706, MIXEDMARTIALFARTS, DANIEL WORBY, and CHRISTOPHCLEUS all need to be slapped
- In the Hot Bout of the evening, it was indeed a close picking battle for the camp as 24 people (51%) picked Shogun while 23 people (49%) picked the American Gangster. In the end, Chael proved he's legit as he took only 1 round to choke Shogun. The sun shines bright in West Linn Oregon nowadays.
- It's DALESDEADBUG vs 46 other Maniacs. In the end, Michael Johnson all put us to shame and gave Joe Lauzon a beating that only Bostonians give out.
- It has been confirmed. Alistair Overeem is not only the most overrated HW fighter in the planet today, he also has a cardio that would make John "Prince" Albert's look like GSP-eque. The ones that benefited from Overeem's fading were SEPENOOB, THATSTANKY, SABUDHABISANDWICH, AFROTIKIMAN, MRBRUTALITY, GURTHEE, KG12, RICKY DOOBY, TAP SNAP OR BONS, LETSTALKMMA, FREENOW82 and JIDO 7.
- RGIII, SABUDHABISANDWICH, ROLANDANDO, LETSTALKMMA, and JIDO7 were the guilty parties picking up Yuri Alcantara versus Urijah Faber, who was picked by 42 Manaics (89%). Marajo showed flashes of brilliance in the first round but Faber's composure and experienced proved too tough for the Brazilian.
- VICDUNDEE, SEPENOOB, BITEMYJACKET, THATSTANKY, JELLY BELLY, DALESDEADBUG, NINJA_OREO_DOLLOP, THE PRIDE and SANABRIAMAN were the ones who picked Pickett to deliver that one punch. He failed though as Mayday's submission ended the Brit's night.
- DILDON, THATSTANKY, and OILCHECK were the three musketeers that picked Cody Donovan against OSP.
- SWEDISH_CHEF, SABUDHABISANDWICH, DONNMCSLICK and RICKY DOOBY placed their utmost faith in James Vick and he did not fail them courtesy of a submission.
- SWEDISH_CHEF, AFROTIKIMAN, GOLDMOUTH and THE PRIDE also put their faith in Pineda to beat Brandao. This time, these four were sent to the pit of 0 and scorelessness after the fight.
- 25 PEOPLE (53%) picked Manvel Gamburyan versus 22 PEOPLE (47%) picked Magrinho. Karo Parisyan's cousin prevailed in the end.
- Mike Brown was picked by 27 PEOPLE (59%) against 19 PEOPLE (41%) that picked Super Siler. Brown should have remained retired as Siler destroyed him in the first.
- 33 PEOPLE (70%) picked Matt Brown and he did immortalized destruction tonight as he continued his winning streak when he destroyed Pyle in the first round.
- PHINSALLDAY, OILCHECK and KG12 formed the triumvirate that went against the hype of Conor MacGregor.
- MRBRUTALITY, TRIPPILCH, ROY1, TAP SNAP OR BONS, LETSTALKMMA, SHIVAN TIGER, andFREENOW82 were the ones who picked Howard to bring Doomsday to Uriah Hall's career. He did and Dana's boy lost by a snoozefest split decision.
FIRST PLACE: TAP OR SNAP BONS (Legend)- 83 POINTS
Numero Uno, Top Dog.
- Scored a camp-high and PG-front page performance of 83 points. Legend
- Went 10/13 correct picks. Legend
- Perfect picks for Browne, Faber, OSP, and Matt Brown. Legend
- Gets to enter Season 11 courtesy of an event win. Legend
- #4 out of 1794 in PG. Legend
SECOND PLACE: SWIFTMAN and MR BRUTALITY
Both scored 75 points swiftman went 8/13 and had perfect picks for Brown, Gamburyan, Brandao, OSP and Faber Mr Brutality went 10/13 and had perfect picks for Faber and OSP #41 out of 1794 in PG
- Event 1: Trip Pilch - 88 points
- Event 2: Jido7 - 121 points
- Event 3: MMA Boss - 95 points
- Event 4: Ella - 92 points
- Event 5: kg12 - 77 points
- Event 6: kimuraalloverurface - 84 points
- Event 7: kg 12 - 103 points
- Event 8: Phasebook - 88 points
- Event 9: Tap Snap or Bons (Legend) - 83 points
With a shitty 27 points, dildon gets the shit-picker award this event.
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UPDATED SCORES AFTER NINE (9) EVENTS:
- Swiftman still leads, but has widened his gap at 13 points, with 710 points
- Phasebook is still second with 697 points
- MMA Boss is third with 635 points
- Oilcheck went down 4 notches with his poor event performance
- freenow82 went up 5 notches
- tap snap or bons went up 9 notches with his event win
- TripPilch went up 6 notches
- Mr Brutality went up 8 notches
UPDATED SCORES AFTER NINE (9) EVENTS
It's Freepooler v Moneypooler.
Both semi- final matches had similar scores, but weren't as close as I expected. Ironically, both finalist are both second in their respective leagues.