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?
- CB Dollaway vs.