(Left: WEC 47′s ugliest bloodbath. Right: WEC 47′s second-ugliest bloodbath.)
To the general public, March 6th seemed like any other Saturday. But for those of us who watched WEC 47, it was Opposite Day. Miguel Torres fought without his usual aggression and paid the ultimate price. Brian Bowles got absolutely clowned by Dominick Cruz and became the first fighter to be stopped by Cruz in the WEC. Stoppages outscored decisions, 8-3. The Fight of the Night went to a split freakin’ draw.
As you can imagine, few of us did well in our MMA FightPicker pools. Even our great leader Aaron Rampey didn’t win first place in any of his, though he did manage to tack on 112 chips to his grand total, and still sits comfortably in first place. This seems like a good time to mention that I, BG, tied with Rampey in our Contender Pool, while BF failed about as hard as we all figured he would. Surf_Finland won our pool (congrats!), which helped him move to the #2 spot in FightPicker’s current Top 5:
Aaron Rampey: 1,758
Now that that’s behind us, what do we have to look forward to this week?
Well, we’re not going to lie to you: It’s kind of a slow week. Luckily, King of the Cage always has fights going on somewhere. For example, this Friday at "Uprising II" in Vancouver Island, Adam Gabel (7-1) and Charlie Zak (4-2) will battle for KOTC’s Canadian lightweight title, while Belgium’s Bastien Huveneers and Brazilian Capoeira specialist Marcus Vinicios meet in an "international super fight." The next day at "Upper Cut" in Laughlin, Nevada, Thomas Kenney and Scottie Merritt throw down in a 160-pound headlining match. For more info, hit up KingoftheCage.com.
To get some big-name heat in this week’s pools, we’ve included Manny Pacquiao‘s WBO welterweight title fight against Joshua Clottey, which goes down this Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Let us know who wins (hint: Pacquiao will win), whether it will go to a decision, and if you think there will be an early knockdown. Okay? Then let’s get started…