MMA  > General MMA  > UFC 143 Pick'em
January 31, 2012, 03:58 PM
How to play?

Pick: Fighter + Round + way of victory
Example: Fighter A, round 2, Submission

Score:

3 points for picking the right fighter
1 point for the right round
1 point for the correct way of victory.

Note: Title fights and Main Events are worth double points.

Note2: You can only score Round or way of victory if you picked the winning fighter

Note3: All Prelim fights are worth half


Main card

* Interim Welterweight Championship bout: United States Nick Diaz vs. United States Carlos Condit[1]
* Heavyweight bout: United States Roy Nelson vs. Brazil Fabricio Werdum[1]
* Welterweight bout: United States Josh Koscheck vs. United States Mike Pierce[1]
* Bantamweight bout: Brazil Renan Bar??o vs. United States Scott Jorgensen[1]
* Middleweight bout: United States Ed Herman vs. United States Clifford Starks[1]

[edit] Preliminary card (FX)

* Featherweight bout: United States Dustin Poirier vs. United States Max Holloway[1]
* Welterweight bout: United States Matthew Riddle vs. United States Henry Martinez[1]
* Bantamweight bout: United States Alex Caceres vs. United States Edwin Figueroa[1]
* Welterweight bout: United States Matt Brown vs. United States Chris Cope[1]

[edit] Preliminary card (Facebook)

* Welterweight bout: United States Dan Stittgen vs. United States Stephen Thompson[1]
* Middleweight bout: Brazil Rafael Natal vs. Netherlands Michael Kuiper[1]
February 1, 2012  01:37 AM ET

Natal, Dec.
Stiggen, Dec.

Who the hell are the guys one the facebook portion? I know Natal I have no clue who the rest are.

Cope is a killer, but I don't think he will beat Matt Brown. Brown, Sub, 3

Caceres is alright, but Edwin has some terrific striking, both standing and on the ground. Figeroa, TKO, 1.

I'll take Riddle purely by the virtue that I don't know who he is fighting. Riddle, Dec

Poirier is a dam killer, one of the best at 145, and this debuting kid who is like the 4th replacment opponent for him is way over his head. Poirier, TKO, 1

Starks is an exciting prospect, but "Short Fuse" is a very well rounded veteran. Herman, KO, 3

Barao is a great and exciting fighter, but I don't think even his great BJJ skills are enough to keep him from getting wrestled and hurt by Scotty Jorgenson. Jorgenson didn't look great last time, but that was because Jeff Curran was a beast. Scott is also an underdog here, so if I were betting I would be betting him. Jorgenson, Dec.


Kos is way to much for Pierce, even though he is a good fighter. Koscheck, Dec

Werdum/Nelson is a really tough one to pick. Roy has an advantage standing, but the reckless abandon that Werdum showed in his last fight really didn't look bad. Roy is a very under rated black belt (see the Monson fight for an example), but Fabricio can submit any man on the planet, from the top or the bottom. Smart pick is probably Roy by Decision, but I'm taking Go Horse, Submission, 1

The Main event is all Diaz in my mind. Carlos is a great fighter, but I see no way for him to hurt Diaz. He may win the first round, but like everyone else, he will get drug into the deep water with Diaz and drown. Diaz, TKO, 4

February 1, 2012  12:57 PM ET

Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit... Nick by dec
Roy Nelson vs. Werdum... Roy by Ko 3rd
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce.... Kos 1st Ko
Renan Bar??o vs Scott Jorgensen.... Jorg dec
Ed Herman vs Clifford Starks.... Ed Herman 2 KO


Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway.. Poirier 1st sub
Matthew Riddle vs. Henry Martinez... Mat Riddle 2 Ko
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa.... Bruce Lee Alex Dec
Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope.... Matt Brown 2 sub

[edit] Preliminary card (Facebook)

Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson... stephen dec
Brazil Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper... Rafel 2 sub

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February 2, 2012  06:12 PM ET

Carlos Condit WAR DEC
Roy Nelson DEC
Josh Koscheck DEC
Scott Jorgensen DEC
Ed Herman TKO 3

Preliminary card (FX)

Dustin Poirier TKO 1
Matthew Riddle DEC
Edwin Figueroa DEC
Matt Brown DEC

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Stephen Thompson DEC
Brazil Rafael Natal DEC

February 3, 2012  12:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Bumped. Again.

Who got axed? Or is Fannation just going ape shit on its own?

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February 3, 2012  12:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Looked like DJ did, but then they brought him back. Not sure what the deal is.

Strange times around Fannations.

February 3, 2012  01:25 PM ET

Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit... Diaz by TKO 3
Roy Nelson vs. Werdum... Werdum by decision
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce.... Pierce by decision
Renan Bar??o vs Scott Jorgensen.... Barao by decision
Ed Herman vs Clifford Starks.... Herman by TKO 1st round

Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway.. Poirier SUB 1st round
Matthew Riddle vs. Henry Martinez... Riddle by TKO 3rd round
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa.... Figueroa TKO 2nd round
Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope.... Brown by TKO 3rd round

Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson... Thompson by decision
Brazil Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper... Kuiper TKO 2nd round

February 3, 2012  03:46 PM ET

I don't know if it's fair for me to pick. ;) I've been tearing up all cards this year.

But since I just said that, my picks are going to suck this weekend.

 
February 3, 2012  09:40 PM ET

Condit TKO3
Nelson Dec
Kos Dec
Barao Sub2
Herman Sub2
Poirier TKO2
Riddle Dec
Figueroa Dec
Brown Dec
Thompson TKO1
Kuiper TKO2

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