Official UFC 93 Pick'em picks

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  1. Celtic Fan

    Celtic Fan Well-Known Member

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    5 days and counting until UFC 93 and one incredibly hard Main event to predict.

    Fights are on Saturday Jan 17th


    As always here's a link to the rules etc, http://sportstwo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130404

    Please follow the format that the example has for making your picks.
    Lock - Fighter - Method - round
    11-B.J. Penn-Sub-Rd2
    10-Lyoto Machida-Dec
    8-Wanderlei Silva-KO-Rd3

    It makes my life easier

    Check back a day or two before the fights in case there is a last min change, I will post the change in here and if anyone is unable to make the change, the fight will be dropped.

    10 Fights in total, so enter your locks from 1-10, with 10 being your most confident pick and 1 being your least confident.

    New comers are always welcome to join the league and make some predictions.

    Here are the fights:

    UFC 93
    Rich Franklin Vs. Dan Henderson
    Mark Coleman Vs. Mauricio Rua
    Alan Belcher Vs. Denis Kang
    Jeremy Horn Vs. Rousimar Palhares
    Marcus Davis Vs. Chris Lytle
    Martin Kampmann Vs. Alexandre Barros
    Eric Schafer Vs. Antonio Mendes
    Tomasz Drwal Vs. Ivan Serati
    Tom Egan Vs. John Hathaway
    Dennis Siver Vs. Nate Mohr

    Post your picks in this thread. They are due by 6PM EST on Saturday please.
     
  2. Mamba

    Mamba The King is Back Staff Member Global Moderator

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    This Franklin/Hendo fight is tough to call.

    I think Hendo is the better fighter and could easy control him on the ground, has better stand up, and an iron chin...but Franklin is no fucking slouch. I think he is incredibly underrated.
     
  3. speeds

    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Rich has only ever lost to two fighters, Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva. So has everyone else, more or less.

    But Dan is a major test for him.

    I'll be surprised if this fight doesn't go to a decision. Split decision, even. For who, I don't know... is Cecil Peoples judging?
     
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    Mamba The King is Back Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I think Dan will out work Franklin to either a Decision victory or be able to control him with his wrestling and eventually end up getting a G'n'P KO. If they end up trading shots though, there is always the chance that he could land one of those major OHR or that left hook. If I were Dan, I would try to get the fight on the inside and just dirty box my way to victory.

    Franklin is more precise with his striking, I wonder if he can keep Dan on the outside and try to pick him apart.
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    Rich recently fought two big strong wrestlers in Yushin Okami @ middleweight and Matt Hamill @ light heavyweight. Granted, Hamill didn't try to wrestle him, to his own detriment, but in both cases Rich was able to dominate. I don't think facing a wrestler bothers him. I agree with you when you say you think Hendo will try to clinch, though. I can see Dan clinching if Rich's leg kicks and long jabs start to bother him, or if he thinks he's getting out-pointed. I don't see Dan earning a stoppage, however, because he really doesn't work for stoppages anymore.
     
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    Mamba The King is Back Staff Member Global Moderator

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    That is why he is now called, Decision Dan, but hell a win is a win.

    WAR HENDO!
     
  7. Celtic Fan

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    1-Rich Franklin-Decision
    10-Mauricio Rua-Sub 1st
    7-Denis Kang-KO 3rd
    8-Rousimar Palhares-Sub 1st
    5-Marcus Davis-Decison
    9-Martin Kampmann-KO 1st
    6-Eric Schafer-Sub 2nd
    2-Tomasz Drwal-Decision
    4-John Hathaway-KO 1st
    3-Dennis Siver-Sub 2nd

    Winning picks right here baby.
     
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    War - hendo!!!
     
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    Rich Franklin - Dec - 8
    Mauricio Rua - TKO R2 - 10
    Alan Belcher - Split Dec - 3
    Jeremy Horn - Sub R3 - 2
    Marcus Davis - KO R2 - 5
    Martin Kampmann - Dec - 7
    Eric Schafer - TKO R1 - 1
    Ivan Serati - TKO R3 - 4
    Tom Egan - Sub R3 - 9
    Dennis Siver - Dec - 6
     
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    1-Dan Henderson-Dec
    10-Mauricio Rua-KO-1
    9-Denis Kang-KO-2
    7-Rousimar Palhares-Sub-1
    4-Marcus Davis-KO-2
    8-Martin Kampmann-Sub-1
    3-Antonio Mendes-KO-3
    5-Tomasz Drwal-KO-1
    6-John Hathaway-KO-1
    2-Dennis Siver-Sub-2

    Edited just to remove the Rd from the fights so just the number is there, nothing was changed. :cheers:
     
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    5-Dan Henderson-KO-Rd. 2
    10-Mauricio Rua-KO-rd. 2
    8-Denis Kang-KO-rd.2
    9-Rousimar Palhares-Sub-rd.2
    4-Chris Lytle-TKO-3
    6-Martin Kampmann-Decision
    7-Eric Schafer-Sub-rd. 2
    3-Tomasz Drwal -KO-2
    2-John Hathaway-Decision
    1-Dennis Siver-Decision
     
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    10 Dan Henderson Dec?
    9 Mauricio Rua KO in the 3
    1 Denis Kang Ko in the first
    2 Jeremy Horn Dec
    3 Chris Lytle Sub 2
    5 Martin Kampmann Sub 1
    6 Eric Schafer Dec
    4 Tomasz Drwal Sub 2
    7 John Hathaway Ko 3
    8 Dennis Siver Dec
     
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    01 Rich Franklin (decision)
    05 Mauricio Rua (KO, R2)
    08 Belcher (KO, R1)
    09 Palhares (submission, R2)
    10 Davis (decision)
    06 Kampmann (KO, R2)
    04 Mendes (decision)
    07 Drwal (KO, R1)
    03 Hathaway (KO, R1)
    02 Siver (submission, R1)
     
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    3-Dan Henderson-Dec-3
    10-Mauricio Rua-KO-1
    8-Denis Kang-KO-2
    9-Rousimar Palhares-Sub-1
    6-Marcus Davis-KO-3
    7-Martin Kampmann-Dec
    2-Eric Schafer-Sub-2
    5-Tomasz Drwal-KO-1
    4-John Hathaway-KO-2
    1-Dennis Siver-Sub-3
     
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    6.Rich Franklin-Decision
    10.Mauricio Rua-Rd 1- Submission
    9.Denis Kang-RD2- TKO
    1.Jeremy Horn- Decision
    8.Marcus Davis- Decision
    7.Martin Kampmann-RD 2-TKO
    5.Eric Schafer- Rd 1- TKO
    4.Tomasz Drwal- RD 2-TKO
    3.John Hathaway- RD 1- TKO
    2.Dennis Siver- rd 2- submission
     
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    3 Rich Franklin Vs. Dan Henderson - dec
    9 Mark Coleman Vs. Mauricio Rua - KO2
    1 Alan Belcher Vs. Denis Kang - dec
    2 Jeremy Horn Vs. Rousimar Palhares - sub3
    10 Marcus Davis Vs. Chris Lytle - KO1
    7 Martin Kampmann Vs. Alexandre Barros - dec
    4 Eric Schafer Vs. Antonio Mendes - KO2
    8 Tomasz Drwal Vs. Ivan Serati -KO1
    5 Tom Egan Vs. John Hathaway - KO1
    6 Dennis Siver Vs. Nate Mohr - Sub1


    I am the Forrest Griffin of this game. I had a glorious night and won the title, but was probably in a little over my head.
     
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    8-Rich Franklin (3rd, TKO)
    10- Mauricio Rua (3rd, KO)
    6-Denis Kang (1st, KO)
    3-Jeremy Horn (Dec)
    5-Marcus Davis (1st, KO)
    9-Martin Kampmann (3rd, KO)
    1-Antonio Mendes (1st, TKO)
    7-Tomasz Drwal (2nd, KO)
    4-John Hathaway (1st, KO)
    2-Dennis Siver (dec)

    Sorry if this is late.
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    ^ I dunno guys, the event had already happened when you made your picks. We'll have to see what CF thinks.
     
  20. Celtic Fan

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    I'm leaning towards yes. Both took Mendes, Horn and Franklin who all lost.

    If anyone strongly objects I'll reject them but to me that's 2 sure signs that they didn't look up the results.
     
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