We had a pretty rough start to UFC on FX 3, with a very slow paced preliminary card, but thankfully, the main card was action packed. It was the defensive wrestling of Wineland that allowed him to put his excellent striking to work, knocking out the very tough Jorgensen with a beautiful right hand. Neer had Pyle hurt against the cage, and when he moved in to finish the job, Pyle beat him to the punch with a monstrous right hand and Neer was knocked unconscious by a single blow. Brenneman was unrelenting with his takedowns, but Silva unloaded some huge punches and kicks, ultimately submitting a rocked Brenneman with a tight rear naked choke. McCall and Johnson put on yet another exciting, high paced fight. Johnson started off strong, countering McCall brilliantly and racking up points with his high volume of punches. McCall did not have the same success with his trips and takedowns as he did in their first fight, and I really think that is what made the difference. In the end, it was Johnson winning a clear decision, and he moves on to face Benavidez for the title.
Coming in 1st place for this event was Paquet90 who has shown great consistency, averaging in the high 60 range throughout the season. In 2nd place is the skyrocketing houks, who flew up the rankings and has established himself as a real threat this season. Snatching 3rd place is MMAHQ stalwart RJStCroix, although he hit a few stumbling blocks, his resolve is unshakable. Just outside the top 3 for this event is EllisD1, this guy basically got lucky and you will likely never hear his name again Rounding out the top 5 is the Celtic warrior chim55, he watched this event wearing a kilt and a rash guard. Good job fellas.
We have a new points leader, with a 25 point spread between him and the next runner up, Paquet90 made good on his promise to dominate this season. Awesome job paq, now lets see if you can maintain the lead as we are already halfway through the season. Moving up 9 positions in 2 events, our current silver medalist is houks, great comeback my friend! Previous leader Silva18 is bumped down to 3rd, but he is not too worried about it… Tied for 4th place, RJStCroix and RampageisReal are battling it out for a spot on the podium. lilgunned drops down a spot to 5th place, well situated to make his move on the frontrunners. Halfway through the season, the rankings have been shuffled around constantly, much like the UFC heavyweight division. Only time will tell who our next champion will be – stay tuned!
UFC ON FX 3 POINTS
UFC ON FX 3 WAGERS
REMINDER: Our next event takes place on Friday, June 22. Keep an eye out for my preview and treat it as a reminder to get yours picks done in time. Good luck.