(Holy freakin’ crap.)
First off, our sincere apologies to anybody who tried to collect their chips or make pool selections in MMA FightPicker yesterday — we were having some technical difficulties, but everything’s back to normal. The winners’ chips have been added to their accounts, and you should now be able to make your picks for this week.
Second, we’d like to give an astounded round of applause for Aaron Rampey, last week’s point-leader, who ended up winning nine pools this weekend, increasing his PotatoChip total by nearly 1,000. That’s what we call aggressive play; you’ll have to take some serious risks yourself if you hope to catch him. Also on the FightPicker leaderboard, brade1584 crept back up to the #2 spot, while Milwaukee Made, Me, and Half Amazing now round out the top five. Congrats to all of y’all.
So how did they do it? Well, we already told you how Friday’s Strikeforce fights played out; the first question about Prangley vs. Amoussou wasn’t counted since the match ended in a technical draw. As for MFC 24, the Edmonton event sounded like a bangin’ time, with all four main card bouts ending in KO/TKO. In the main event, Yves Edwards closed out a tentative first round by knocking Derrick Noble down with a straight right then finishing him with strikes on the ground. Before that, Tom "Kong" Watson put out Travis Galbraith’s lights with a head kick in the first round, while Dwayne Lewis finished Ryan McClain with strikes from a crucifix position in round 2.
Here’s what’s cooking on FightPicker this week…
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz pops off this Saturday at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The questions are…
– Brian Bowles vs. Dominick Cruz: Who will win?
– Will Bowles vs. Cruz make it to round 3?
– Miguel Torres vs. Joseph Benavidez: Who will win?
– Will Torres vs. Benavidez end in a T/KO?
– Jens Pulver vs. Javier Vasquez: Who will win?
– Will Pulver vs. Vazquez make it past round 1?
– Bart Palaszewski vs. Karen Darabedyan: Who will win?
– Scott Jorgensen vs. Chad George: Who will win?
– Danny Castillo vs. Anthony Pettis: Who will win?
– Deividas Taurosevicius vs. LC Davis: Who will win?
– Fredson Paixao vs. Courtney Buck: Who will win?
– WEC 47 entire card: More stoppages or decisions?