MMA  > General MMA  > UFC 138 Pick 'em?
November 4, 2011, 07:49 PM
I guess no one wants to run it? What, trying to stop me from going back to back? ;)

Well, here's my picks:

http://goo.gl/MkqGp

Feel free to post yours. I won't be determining a winner or anything like that. No time. Still, fun to pick fights.
November 4, 2011  08:45 PM ET

I'll do the tally if anyone wants to put picks in here. As for now it looks like it is me and Spartan heads up style.

Vaughn Lee, Dec.
Justin Edwards, TKO, 3
Chris Cope, TKO 1
Rob Broughton, TKO, 1
Michihiro Omigawa, Dec.

Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate, TKO,1
Terry Etim, TKO, 2
Papy Abedi, TKO, 1
Brad Pickett, Decision
Chris "The Crippler Leben TKO, 5

November 4, 2011  08:54 PM ET

Here are the rules, as I remember them:

Pick the correct winner and get 3 points, and an extra point a piece for the proper method [(T)KO, Submission, or Dec] and round, if you picked the winner correctly.

Title fights and Main Events are doubled, so that means Leben and Munoz for this card.

If a fight ends in a draw, everyone gets three points for that match.

Anything I've forgotten?

November 4, 2011  09:06 PM ET

Nice. Looks like I already beat you, judging by those picks. ;)

November 4, 2011  11:40 PM ET

I'm taking a few dogs, but so are you. I think the Pickett call was a bad one on your part, he should win that fight handily.

I have faith in the unknown Cope, and I think Abedi is going to put it on Alves, and if it goes into the later rounds he will really shine over Alves.

And I don't like Mark that much, I really don't think he can just ground Chris over and over, and in the course of 5 rounds I favor Leben to starch him at some point.

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November 5, 2011  01:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm taking a few dogs, but so are you. I think the Pickett call was a bad one on your part, he should win that fight handily. I have faith in the unknown Cope, and I think Abedi is going to put it on Alves, and if it goes into the later rounds he will really shine over Alves.And I don't like Mark that much, I really don't think he can just ground Chris over and over, and in the course of 5 rounds I favor Leben to starch him at some point.

I REALLY wanted to pick Cope. But couldn't. Damn near did.

November 5, 2011  01:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I agree with 2 of your 3 picks C. I like Pickett. He's fought a higher level of comp, and I think he can keep it on the feet where he has the advantage.Alves is too technical for Abedi. Abedi has ok standup, but it wouldn't shock me if he threw a right hook and got caught with a straight right from Alves. Also, his stance is pretty wide, and I think Alves will wreck him with leg kicks.And Munoz has never impressed me. His MMA wrestling is vastly overrated, and he leaves himself open to counters. I can see this fight being similar to the Simpson-Leben fight, where Chris starts stuffing a few takedowns and lands a huge left hand.Putting my picks below.

Nice.

November 5, 2011  10:25 AM ET

Leben over Munoz - TKO Rd1
Picket over Barao - UD
Alves over Abedi - TKO Rd2
Etim over Faaloto - SUB Rd1
Diabate over Perosh - TKO Rd2
Omigawa over Young - Sub Rd3
Broughton over De Fries - TKO Rd3
Mills over Cope - TKO Rd1
Cariaso over Lee - Sub Rd3
Macguire over Edwards - UD

November 6, 2011  01:17 AM ET

Well, since I'm the only one who picked Munoz, that should put me close to winning. But I only went 6-4. Not my finest effort.

November 6, 2011  01:18 AM ET

On a brighter note, Andrei Arlovski had a vicious head kick KO win tonight.

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November 6, 2011  11:52 AM ET

I heard it was a front foot, and that the fight was painfully boring.

Did Fulton pull out either of the first two rounds?

November 6, 2011  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I heard it was a front foot, and that the fight was painfully boring. Did Fulton pull out either of the first two rounds?

http://goo.gl/sD36e

There's the KO. I don't know if it was boring. I think Fulton thought he could come in on Andrei and got tagged a few times early, and then was tentative. And Andrei seemed to be looking for his shots, not just running in there. Kind of feeling each other out for half the fight. Andrei had a nice trip takedown, but Fulton protected himself well on the ground. And in the third, Andrei had side control twice, but again, Fulton guarded well. Andrei let him up. Then dropped him like an old school Cro Cop.

November 6, 2011  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Harry and Spartan tied with 25 points.I had 23.C had 8.

Tied? So who gets the win? Main Event determines winner? ;)

 
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