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UFC 140 Fight-Picking Contest: Win a Copy of ‘The Grappler’s Manifesto’!

Our good buddies at Victory Belt are about to release The Grappler’s Manifesto: The Guide to Strangling, Torquing, & Bludgeoning Your Way to Victory in The Cage [Ed. note: My God this title], in which some of the world’s greatest grappling instructors and MMA fighters — including Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Greg Jackson, Dave Camarillo, Randy Couture, and Neil Melanson — share their secrets for winning fights on the ground. Compiled by writer/trainer Lance Freimuth, the 272-page tome is packed with never-before-published techniques, and we’d like to give a copy to a lucky CagePotato reader in a test of fight-picking expertise.

This Saturday at UFC 140, Jon Jones will attempt to make his second light-heavyweight title defense against ex-champ Lyoto Machida. Plus, Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira rematch in the heavyweight division, and Tito Ortiz returns to action against Big Nog’s slightly-smaller twin. Submit your predictions for these three fights in the comments section below, including the winner’s name, the method of victory, and the time/round of stoppage, if any. Your entry should be in this format:

Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via TKO, 4:03 of round 4
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via submission (arm-triangle choke), 1:59 of round 3

Please include the judges’ scores if you think a fight will end in a decision, in case we need them for a tie-breaker. The most accurate prediction wins the book. Entries must be in by this Saturday at noon ET, and we’ll announce the winner on Monday; one entry per person, please. Any other questions, let us know. Good luck!

Buy ‘The Grappler’s Manifesto’ at Amazon.com for $20.64.

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shane74- December 10, 2011 at 11:37 am
jones defeats machida tko 2:20 rd 3
mir defeats nogueira ko 3:33 rd 3
nogueria defeats ortiz decision(3x 29-28)
Crazy Croat- December 10, 2011 at 10:43 am
jones defeats machida via tko 2:50 in round 2

frank mir defeats rodrigo nogueira via decision (29-28x2, 30-27)

rogerio nogueira defeats tito ortiz via tko 2:00 round 3
jinx5128- December 9, 2011 at 10:41 pm
jones 3:29 into rd4 sub
mir 2:01 into rd3 sub
nogueira 1:11 into rd2 tko
Fedor Penn- December 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Edit:

Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via tko 2:29 rd 4
Rodrigo Nogueira def Frank Mir via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48) Tito Ortiz def Rogerio Nogueira via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fedor Penn- December 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via too 2:29 rd 4
Rodrigo Nogueira def Frank Mir via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)
Tito Ortiz def Rogerio Nogueira via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
scileyrott- December 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via UD (49-46)

Frank Mir def. A. Rodrigo Nogueira via KO 3:17 of round 1

Tito Ortiz def. A. Rogerio Nogueira via SD 29-28 x2 for Ortiz 29-28 x1 Lil Nog

Brian Ebersole def. Claude Patrick via TKO 4:22 of round 2

Mark Hominick def. Chan Sung Jung via UD
tjm538- December 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via (T)KO, 2:22 of round 3
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via (T)KO, 2:22 of round 2
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via UD, (29-28 x3)
Sabourcc- December 9, 2011 at 9:39 am
Jon Jones Def. Lyoto Machida via UD (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via TKO, 4:12 of rd. 3
Tito Ortiz def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via UD, (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
mdr29- December 9, 2011 at 8:22 am
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via TKO, 4:10 of round 1
Frank Mir def. Big Nog via TKO, 2:05 of round 3
Little Nog def. Tito Ortiz decision (30-27 x3)
Yuri4980- December 9, 2011 at 7:48 am
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via TKO, 2:14 of round 2

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Frank Mir via TKO 3:58 round 2

Tito Ortiz def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Decision (29-28 x3)
Fedorable66- December 9, 2011 at 6:13 am
Lyoto Machida def. Jon Jones via Sub (D'arce) round 2
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via UD, (30-27,29-28,30-27)
Tito Ortiz def Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via SD, (29-28,27-30,29-28)
kolmiokuristaja- December 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm
Lyoto Machida def. Jon Jones via TKO, 2:47 of rd 3
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Frank Mir via submission (anaconda), 4:03 of rd1
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Todd M- December 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via TKO, 3:00 of rd 3
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via UD, (30-27,30-27,29-28)
Tito Ortiz def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via un dec (29-28×3)
Like a Bas- December 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Lyoto Machida def. Jon Jones via KO, 1:14 of R2
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO, 3:51 of R1
Tito Ortiz def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via un dec (30-27x3)
Kevin Marshall- December 8, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via TKO, 2:43 of R3
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
RoyNelsonMuntz- December 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via TKO, 3:57 R3

Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO, 4:19 R2

Tito Ortiz def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Phizix- December 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via submission (Guillotine), 4:03 of round 3
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO, 4:28 of round 2
BelieveInThePowerOfOne- December 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Lyoto Machida def Jon Jones via tko (front kick) 2:35 of round 3
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def Frank Mir via TKO stoppage 3:47 of round 2
Tito Ortiz def Lil Nog Nogueira via split decision

you can put your house on that shit!
BelieveInThePowerOfOne- December 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm
Lyoto Machida def Jon Jones via tko (front kick) of round 3
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def Frank Mir via TKO stoppage of round 2
Tito Ortiz def Lil Nog Nogueira via split decision

you can put your house on that shit!
lukem- December 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm
jones def machida via unanimous decision 50-45 x 3
mir def. nogueira via ko 1:23 2nd round
ortiz def nogueira via unanimous decision 30-28 x 3
bitteralex- December 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm
Lyoto Machida def. Jon Jones via TKO, 4:03 of round 3
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO, 3:44 of round 1
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via UD, (29-28 X3)
IrishMMA- December 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm
(EDIT)
Lyoto Machida Def. Jon Jones Via Tko 3.17 of 2nd Rd.
Frank Mir Def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Via Tko 0.54 1st Rd
Tito Ortiz Def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Via Unanimous Decision (30-27 X 3)
IrishMMA- December 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm
Lyoto Machida Def. Jon Jones Via Tko 3.17 of 2nd Rd.
Frank Mir Def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Via Tko 0.54 1st Rd
Tito Ortiz Def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Via Unanimous Decision (30-27)
HurleySmash- December 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Jon Jones def Lyoto Machida via TKO at 2:37 of 3rd rd
Frank Mir def Minotauro via decision (30-27×3)
Minotoro def Tito Ortiz via TKO 3:23 of 2nd rd
smackemyakem- December 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO, 3:33 of Round 2
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