What a way to kick off season 14! All but 3 of the fights last night ended by knockout or submission, great night of fights right there. Okami looked a little stiff initially, but once the fight hit the mat, he showed the kind of skills that kept him in the top 10 for years now. Jake Shields executed his patented top control game flawlessly against Herman, in what ended up being a lack luster decision for Shields. Cerrone vs Guillard was one hell of a scrap, that’s the kind of fight you want to see on every card. Although Guillard had him rocked, Cerrone came back strong with a brutal head kick that left Guillard out on his feet, then followed up with a straight right hand just to knock him over. Is this what we can expect to see in teammate vs teammate fights? I think we need to see more of those. Henderson vs Edgar 2 looked much like the first fight, with a few adjustments… Having his kicks caught the first time around, Henderson employed a different kind of low kick, close to the ground, it was essentially a very powerful front sweep. The impact of those kicks clearly took away some of Edgar’s incredible footwork, and opened the door for Henderson to impose his game. I had the fight dead even after 4 rounds, and the final round was very close as well. With the state of judging in MMA being what it is, I don’t think anyone can complain about that decision. Overall, I really enjoyed the fights, hope you guys did too.
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Fight of the night: Donald Cerrone vs Melvin Guillard
Knockout of the night: Donald Cerrone
Submission of the night: Dennis Bermudez
UFC 150 Points
Rocketing to the top of the ladder after our first event, it’s Banned2!! Only missing 2 picks on the card, and a dead on prediction of the hotbout, Banned2 is hot to trot this season, great job man. Coming in 2nd place, it’s last season’s bronze medalist, nomomrnicekyle, just a handful of points behind the lead. Numero tre is bennymma1, putting up a higher score for this event than any other in the entire last season, looks like bennymma1 is rededicated and coming harder than ever. In 4th place, he’s a gambler, he’s a rambler, he’s RodgerRamrod, and he’s looking to really drive it home this season. Rounding out the top 5 for this event is bboy0835, he’s been with the camp for a couple of seasons now, and his game has just been getting better and better. The longer we do this thing, the higher the level seems to get with our competitors. Great job to everyone last night, that was a difficult card to predict, with quite a few underdogs making good. This being the first event of the season, the overall scores are identical to the 150 scores, as per the table below.
UFC 150 POINTS
UFC 150 Wagers
Reminder: Coming up next, it’s UFC 151 on September 1st, Jon Jones, Dan Henderson, don’t miss it! That event will kick off the “King of September” mini-tourney we will be running for anyone who wants to get involved. The details are coming up very soon. Good luck to everyone on the next event, and thanks for playing.