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Affliction “Day of Reckoning” Picks: Our Turn


(*slow clap* ‘Yes, yes, Mr. Emelianenko.  We are all very impressed with your accomplishments.  But now you must taste my pee-pee-pee.’)

All right, so we didn’t do all that well with our UFC 93 picks (I mean, we both beat the hell out of Perennial, though who didn’t?), but we’re loading up again for Affliction and hoping to beat our fairly dismal scores of 13 (BG) and 14 (BF) this time around.  

If you haven’t already, remember to add your picks to our Affliction: Day of Reckoning Pick-em Contest for your chance to win an autographed copy of L. Jon Wertheim’s Blood in the Cage.

Naturally, we’ll be liveblogging all the action Saturday night beginning at 9 pm ET, so make sure to come on back and join the party.  As a side note, we’re scratching the Dan Lauzon-Bobby Green bout from our pick-em contest on account of the late switch, so don’t even sweat it if you got your picks in before Chris Horodecki’s bulging disk cost him a chance to fight.  

Our picks are after the jump.

Ben Goldstein

Fedor Emelianenko def. Andrei Arlovski via T/KO, R2
Josh Barnett def. Gilbert Yvel via submission, R2
Vitor Belfort def. Matt Lindland via decision
Renato Sobral def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via submission, R3
Kiril Sidelnikov def. Paul Buentello via T/KO, R1
Jay Hieron def. Jason High via decision
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via decision
L.C. Davis def. Bao Quach via submission, R3
Antonio Duarte def. Albert Rios via submission, R2
Brett Cooper def. Patrick Speight via decision

Ben Fowlkes

Fedor Emelianenko def. Andrei Arlovski via submission, R1
Josh Barnett def. Gilbert Yvel via submission, R2
Vitor Belfort def. Matt Lindland via TKO, R3
Renato Sobral def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO, R3
Paul Buentello def. Kiril Sidellnikov via decision
Jay Hieron def. Jason High via TKO, R2
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via decision
L.C. Davis def. Bao Quach via decision
Antonio Duarte def. Albert Rios via submission, R2
Brett Cooper def. Patrick Speight via TKO, R1

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Goog- January 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm
The real winner tonight will be Dana White. He'll probably even have Mike Goldberg standing by at the end to say "...and it is AAAALLLLLLL OVER!!!!" .......
Lone Wolf- January 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Fedor Emelianenko - TKO - R1
Josh Barnett - Submission - R2
Vitor Belfort - TKO - R3
Babalu Sobral - Submission - R1
Kiril Sidellnikov - TKO R2
Vladimir Matyushenko - Sub R3
Jay Hieron - TKO
Bao Quach - Submission - R2
Antonio Duart - Submission - R2
Brett Cooper - TKO - R2
Brown Badger- January 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm
Fedor Emelianenko - TKO - R1
Josh Barnett - Submission - R1
Vitor Belfort - TKO - R2
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou - TKO - R3
Paul Buentello - Decision
Jay Hieron - Decision
Bao Quach - Submission - R2
Antonio Duart - Submission - R1
Brett Cooper - TKO - R2
afaceinthecrowd- January 24, 2009 at 9:39 am

. Andrei Arlovski def Fedor Emelianenko via T/KO, R2
Josh Barnett def. Gilbert Yvel via submission, R2. Ankle lock
Lindland def Belfort via decision
Renato Sobral def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via submission, R3
Kiril Sidelnikov def. Paul Buentello via T/KO, R1
Jay Hieron def. Jason High via TKO round 3
Vladimir Matyushenko def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via decision
L.C. Davis def. Bao Quach via submission, R3
Antonio Duarte def. Albert Rios via submission, R2
Brett Cooper def. Patrick Speight via decision
jarhead- January 24, 2009 at 5:33 am
Arlovski, tko, r2
Don- January 24, 2009 at 12:54 am
Fedor via T-Bag
Barnnett via love ballad
brandon- January 23, 2009 at 11:02 pm
Screw all of you I'm taking Arlovski in this fight. Shit.
chuy cuevas- January 23, 2009 at 10:33 pm
Thats what you think thats just a fat human!! LOL!!!!!
Anonymous- January 23, 2009 at 10:18 pm
I wish Fedor would fight someone other than people UFC left behind a few years ago.. I'm still not convinced he's unstoppable, when has he fought someone who was good now, not 2 years ago.
Anonymous- January 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm
Arlovski by TKO
Keyser Soze- January 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm
Some of these are tough calls, but I'll go with Arlovski (Fedor won't be able to find his chin to tag in that beard), Yvel, Belfort, Sokoudjou, and the biggest winner of the night... Dana White (and Zuffa). The UFC will pick up Arlovski again, and hopefully Fedor, in the bankruptcy sale Afflction puts on to cover the financial losses.
Cap'n- January 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Since the economy is screwed, and my 401K is tanking, I have a new investment strategy. I place bets with my friends and pick the opposite of what CagePotato predicts. I usually end up $25-$30 ahead. Genius.
A Robot - January 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm
The caption fro that pic is my favorite of all time
NipGrip- January 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Arlovski is going to win in the first 2 minutes of the first round.
Anonymous- January 23, 2009 at 5:06 pm
Damn I need to find out who Andrei's barber is. That is one well-trimmed beard.
BIGDADDY- January 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm
BIGDADDY says....chuy cuevas= ass-clown! Fedor will only be beatin by Evil Fedor from the 5th-dimension!! everybody knows it....ITS STATE LAW!! LOOK IT UP!!
SocraticMethod- January 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm
They replaced him, no?
chuy cuevas- January 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm
you guys are nuts arlovski is not getting knocked out by that fat russian!! arlovski is unstoppable!!
Anonymous- January 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm
No, you'll get that one wrong too. Arlovski will be sleeping.
Imbecile- January 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Exact same picks in every fight? Can't say I blame you. This event, like the first Affliction show, has some star power, but the match-ups leave me with about as much anticipation for the outcome as a Venezuelan election.
Sodak- January 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm
Arlovski isn't gonna be able to run away like you can in the octogon there are corners in a ring. he'll run for awhile throwing leg kicks like he did w/ werdum once fedor gets a hold of him its over.
TH3SH3PH3RD- January 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm
Hey tard, if you would of read the post instead of posting retardedly. You would have read that they scraped it because of the late pull-out of Chris Hordeski. Don't forget to clean your drool towels.
chuy cuevas- January 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm
nooooo fedor will be!!
Sneaky Pete- January 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Andrei Arlovski, Split decision
Josh Barnett, KO Round 1
Matt Lindland, Sub (heelhook) Round 1
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, TKO Round 3
Kiril Sidelnikov TKO Round 2
Jay Hieron, Split Decision
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Kimura round 3
L.C. Davis, Split decision
Albert Rios, submission Round 3
Brett Cooper, submission Round 3

I'm actually going to get every one of these wrong with the exception of Arlovski who will pull out a miraculous decision. Superior boxing and submission defense will allow this warrior to go the distance.
rokabee- January 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Copy paste!!!! if u lose...i lose. If u win I win.
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