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Cage Potato’s UFC 93 Pick-em Contest: Our Turn

(All that hype couldn’t even get Davis and Lytle a spot on the poster.  What a shame.)

As the deadline nears to get your picks in for The Great Cage Potato UFC 93 Pick-em Contest (man, we have got to come up with a shorter name for that), we’ve been perusing the forums and checking out some of your entries.  Sometimes we’re impressed with what we see.  Sometimes we’re just confused (Cronk is taking Coleman, Horn, Belcher and Egan – now that’s a guy who loves underdogs), and sometimes we marvel at how lazy you can be (yeah, that’s a shot at you, Clever_Username).

Just for fun, we thought we’d go ahead and post our picks for this event.  No, we aren’t eligible for any of the awesome prizes, but at least you can see how you scored in relation to total bad-ass experts like ourselves.  And when you beat us by one point because you had enough of a lack of respect for Jeremy Horn to pick Palhares by first-round submission, Geriatric Peon, this will give you something to hold over our heads for years.  You jerk.

Our predictions are after the jump.  If you haven’t already, make sure you get yours in before Saturday at noon EST.  We ain’t playin’ about that deadline, either, so don’t come crying to us when your inability to follow instructions causes you to go without a t-shirt that is both stylish and an interesting conversation-starter at parties.

Ben Goldstein

Franklin def. Henderson via TKO, round 3
Rua def. Coleman via TKO, round 2
Kang def. Belcher via TKO, round 2
Palhares def. Horn via sub, round 3
Davis def. Lytle via decision
Kampmann def. Barros via TKO, round 1
Schafer def. Mendes via sub, round 2
Serati def. Drwal via TKO, round 1
Hathaway def. Egan via decision
Siver def. Mohr via sub, round 3

Quickest finish: Ivan Serati beats Tomasz Drwal in 1:15.

Ben Fowlkes

Franklin def. Henderson via decision
Rua def. Coleman via TKO, round 1
Kang def. Belcher via TKO, round 2
Palhares def. Horn via submission, round 2
Lytle def. Davis via decision
Kampmann def. Barros via TKO, round 1
Schafer def. Mendes via TKO, round 2
Drwal def. Serati via TKO, round 1
Hathaway def. Egan via TKO, round 1
Siver def. Mohr via submission, round 2

Quickest finish: Martin Kampmann beats Alexandre Barros in 1:42.

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Sneaky Pete- January 17, 2009 at 9:15 am
Oh, 12 o'clock eastern standard time. Damn time zones! Damn them all to hell!

So just for fun, here's my picks:

Henderson: Split decision
Rua: TKO RD2 (Strikes)
Kang: TKO RD3 (Strikes)
Palhares: Sub (Armbar)
Davis: Unanimous decision
Kampmann: KO RD1

The rest are toss ups anyways...

Hey, but can I t-shirt for my scrappy charm and my musky, Victor Mature-like scent? Hmm?
legendarysprawl- January 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm
how many times throughout the broadcast will i say "who the hell is paul harris?"
i predict three.
Anonymous- January 16, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Wow, dual franklin over Hendo votes...
Anonymous- January 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm
do you really think they wiil give a decision to lytle over davis in ireland?like when the deaf cat whooped bisping ass in england.
BuckWild- January 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm
Franklin over Hendo

Man ! Coleman looks like he's off the vitamins !
RowdyBags- January 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm
WAR MOHR!!!!!!! Team Curran all the way!
Hollies snubbed again.- January 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm
Henderson will beat Franklin...he'll take him out.
Big Mac Iraq- January 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm
"man, we have got to come up with a shorter name for that"

How about "UFC 93 - Potato pickin"...?
Bill C.- January 16, 2009 at 11:49 am
I just want this Cage Potato Hall of Fame shirt so badly. I've been trying for months now. If this contest doesn't work, then I guess it's on to the photo contest next month.....
BuckWild- January 16, 2009 at 11:40 am
I curse this UFC with all split decision wins !
Jugger- January 16, 2009 at 11:33 am
Kang vs. Belcher has upset written all over it.

Kang is the better fighter, but Belcher is no slouch and has absolutely nothing to lose. Kang has lots to lose and will dealing with that pressure. Plus, Kang has a questionable chin, and will most likely have major "octagon jitters."

While I'm picking Kang to win, an upset here will not surprise me at all.
FreddyFangers- January 16, 2009 at 11:16 am
Coleman is going to become the new, later career Ken Shamrock in the UFC. Dana has a 40+ fetish.
Patrick- January 16, 2009 at 11:10 am
I dunno about Serati KOing Drwal.
After all, Drwal isn't currently 0-1, as most of Serati's KO victims have been. (I guess, technically, they would have been 0-0 before fighting Serati)
Geriatric Peon- January 16, 2009 at 10:59 am
I picked first round because I didn't have the option to say it is over before Buffer gets his spray tan for this event.
ryan- January 16, 2009 at 10:49 am
Kim Couture is a cunt- January 16, 2009 at 10:44 am
Hendo will beat Franklin
rokabee- January 16, 2009 at 10:43 am
u guys are wrong..I'm right.