Wow, what an event. Some absolutely amazing fights. Prelim Picker had it’s roughest day to date going 3-3 dropping the career mark to 21-9 (.700). Also, in a rare case, yesterday every single preliminary card fight went the distance. Odd, but in all honesty I believe it makes it harder to predict. Here’s a look at my wrong assumptions and my correct ones.
Wrong: Cantwell’s drop will be good for him
-As a matter of fact, he looked to have a smaller gas tank and, with the exception of the first, he looked as bad as his nose did at the end of the fight.
Right: Stipe Miocic is good
-He didn’t quite put Beltran away, but some of those shots would take down just about everybody except for Beltran and Cabbage Correira.
Wrong: Maia can’t get Santiago down
-Yeah, he can.
Right: Pettis’ technical striking will win him the fight
-Once again, he didn’t really impress, but he looked good on the feet.
Once again, Prelim Picker did take out our the “Guest Picker”. After defeating Johny Hendricks last week 3-1 to 1-3, I picked up the win again this week 2-2 to 1-3 against Bantamweight fighter Walel Watson. However, stay tuned for UFC 137 as Watson is coming back to try and redeem himself and trying to improve that mark.