Seek and Destroy is in the books so let’s revisit and see where I stand in my predictions and the betting challenge.
A reminder that I started the wagering with $100.00
I commend myself for not placing bets on the preliminary card. Looks like the two I heard of, Saunders and Kongo, did come through with wins, but that’s no (smart) reason to bet.
For the main card I will leave last week’s predictions up and comment in italics below.
Jason McDonald vs. Demian Maia
No bet here, but if pushed I would take McDonald. That is just a random gut-feeling though.
Glad I didn’t bet. Maia is an insane Jiu Jitsu practitioner. He executed a clinic all over McDonald and won Submission of the night. I have to give props to McDonald for lasting as long as he did and escaping some of the sub attempts. Wow!
Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson
I like Emerson as a fighter, but here I think Manny is too much for him. The Manvil is way too active for Emerson. My money is on Manvil for $10.
D@$*! Lost my money and lost it quick. Manny got KTFO’d (Knocked the F&*% Out) in 12 seconds!!!
Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring
This is a very interesting fight. Brock came out in his last fight and really put the pressure on Frank Mir. If it wasn’t for Mir’s gameness, Brock would have gotten a stoppage. Look for Lesnar to start fast, but I’m just not sure where this fight will go. We have to remember that Herring nearly knocked out current Heavyweight Champ Antonia Rodrigo Noguiera. I really think this fight can go either way. Part of me says that Brock is a freak and way too quick and powerful for a man so big. The other part of me is screaming for Herring to take this just on MMA experience alone. Lesnar by first round TKO, but no bet.
Hmmm. This was interesting. If I would have bet, I would have won. Anyway, Lesnar dominated every round with his speed and power. He really should have been able to force a stoppage, but played such a patient game, working for and keeping position the entire time. One more thing, did you see those knees by Lesnar? Holy S&*$! I would not want to be on the end of one of those.
Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta
Big fight for both of them. Next could be a title fight with the Prodigy BJ Penn. Alas, this fight much like the last is hard for me to call. Both guys have skills, but when it comes down to it, I’ll be rooting for Huerta. Again, no bet.
Rooting for Huerta…Florian proved he is that much more experienced and that much better. Glad for no action here.
Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch is animal, but GSP does everything he does and he does it better. Fitch will get killed in this fight. St. Pierre is absolutely on a different level. Go back and rewatch his last two fights against the Matts (Hughes and Serra respectively). GSP is done trading with folks. He can strike with anyone he wants, but why risk it when he can just own you on the ground. I fully expect another clinic and this fight to jumpstart more best pound for pound talk. GSP 3rd round TKO by Ground and Pound. I’m putting $50 on GSP.
Snaps yawl. This was a fight big time. As good as it was, this was all about how good GSP is and how tough Fitch is. Fitch is MAN! There was no quit in him. I counted at least 3 times where he should have been done, including 2 in the 3rd round. Ultimately, GSP was just too much and every round went to him. Props to Fitch for going the distance; anyone else would have been stopped for sure. I win the bet and based on odds get back $14.71.
Overall betting results 1 loss (Gamburyan) and 1 win (St. Pierre). +$4.71 on the night. Nothing much but we continue. Next event is UFC 88 Liddel vs. Evans.