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MMA FightPicker Recap: Weekend Upsets, New Point-Leaders, UFC 110 Open for Pickin’

Let’s be honest — trying to predict the results of fights between guys you don’t really know is a fool’s errand. But we appreciate those of you who set aside logic and participated in MMA FightPicker last week anyway. I placed a respectable third in my pool (Contender Pool 10 #308 represent!), but was ultimately sunk by the upsets at King of the Cage: Vengeance. UFC vet Rich Clementi did his career no favors by getting TKO’d by young upstart Quinn Mulhern (video here), while Mike Kyle wore down the much larger Travis Wiuff with strikes until an exhausted Wiuff collapsed against the cage at the end of the second round. In the event’s title fights, KOTC heavyweight champ Tony Lopez picked up his 16th-straight win by finishing Tyler East with a triangle choke, while bantamweight champ Abel Cullum subbed Joe Coca via kimura in the first round.

As for the other action in last week’s pools, Alan Omer proved his status as a featherweight to watch by sinking a triangle choke on Paul Reed in the fourth round of their title fight at BAMMA 2, and dangerous Icelander Gunnar Nelson kept his undefeated streak alive by finishing Sam Elsdon in the first by rear-naked choke. Don’t ask me about the fights at Rage in the Cage; a couple dudes won by decision, and that’s all you need to know.

The top three players going into last week failed to pick up any chips (LOSERS!), allowing some new names to storm up the leaderboard. Currently in first place with 385 chips is Steffmeister, who must be a die-hard King of the Cage fan with at least a working knowledge of the British featherweight scene. Rounding out the top 5 are…

2) brade1584: 355 PotatoChips
3) Ciarán Parnell: 350 PotatoChips
4) Jokulgoblin: 275 PotatoChips
5) Aaron Rampey: 270 PotatoChips


They’re up there, but you can still catch ‘em if you beat some ass in this week’s pools, which focus on UFC 110 in Australia. Take a look at the questions after the jump, make your picks at fightpicker.cagepotato.com, and stay tuned because our first prize pools are launching this week. Thrilling details to come…


- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez at UFC 110: Who will win?
- Will Nogueira vs. Velasquez end in a stoppage or decision?
Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping: Who will win?
- Will Silva vs. Bisping make it to round 3?
Joe Stevenson vs. George Sotiropoulos: Who will win?
Keith Jardine vs. Ryan Bader: Who will win?
- Number of leg-kicks Jardine will land before he’s taken down? (Less than 5, 5 or more)
- Mirko Cro Cop vs. Ben Rothwell: Who will win?
- Will Fight of the Night and KO of the Night both go to main card bouts?
- Elvis Sinosic vs. Chris Haseman: Who will win?
Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski: Who will win?
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The_Dead_Cow- February 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm
Hey CP, do ya think you guys could name the pools a little more accurately than "journeyman" etc. This will help me from walking directly into a bear trap with peanut butter rubbed all over my junk. Something like "ufc666 pool" or "strikeforce Florida" would help before I bet my hard earned tato chips. Damn
MadDizzle666- February 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm
how come i cant check my points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ktronics- February 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm
Saw Tony Lopez fight in an M-1 Challenge event I think. He should definitely stick to KOTC.
SuckMyShinya- February 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm
After I figured out what in the hell I was doing, I placed 1st in my pool on the Strikeforce card, and placed 2nd in my pool this past weekend. I sooo had Mike Kyle confused with Mike Pyle(Go Figure..), when I realized this I went back and changed Kyle to lose! If not for that, I woulda placed first....

For UFC 110, I entered the "Heavy Hitters" pool. 100 chips to enter!! I better get something back on this Ben(s) or else I cant make rent...
Steffmeister- February 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm
1st... Get it?
Robocop Didnt Tap- February 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Thank you Mike Kyle and Travis "Room With a" Wiuff for putting me into the top 2 of both pools I entered.
Spidey Sense- February 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm
fuck shit goddamnit. i am in 6th. just beyond international internet recognition and t-shirt prize contention. fuck shit piss.
Contraband- February 15, 2010 at 11:39 am
so if you pay to buy your potato chips to bet with you stand more of chance to win, I see how it works
MadDizzle666- February 15, 2010 at 11:20 am
no shit, whats the difference between chips and points? Ive finished second and third a couple times and scored some points but have no idea where i rank overall? cagepotato please help.
NECROPHYTE- February 15, 2010 at 10:54 am
WTF RICH?!!!!!
mma samurai- February 15, 2010 at 9:45 am
Sinosic needs to do like the one and only Elvis that matters and die already
budsellers- February 15, 2010 at 9:45 am
i am not so good at fightpicker either, but it is more fun that fantasy sports
peckawoodd- February 15, 2010 at 8:51 am
Sinosic CANNOT win. This I guarantee. He sucks.
Smitty- February 15, 2010 at 8:45 am
I suck @ fightpicker :(
CheckHisPee- February 15, 2010 at 8:13 am
Fuckin Myke Kyle, I'd have really cleaned up on FightPicker if he woulda just went to sleep early like he was supposed to.

@squirrelnuts: nail on the head
Squirrelnuts- February 15, 2010 at 8:00 am
Sinosic/Haseman: Who will win?

who cares.
ReX13- February 15, 2010 at 7:43 am
Now wait a goddam minute, i don't think i've been paying attention. You're telling me that the Croation Cop and the King of Rock and Rumble are BOTH STILL FIGHTING?
skeletor- February 15, 2010 at 7:13 am
how do you check your overall points?
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