Challengers Results, UFC 127 Picks, and A Sneak Peek of the Week

I hope you guys enjoyed our liveblog as much as Armando and I enjoyed doing it. We’re gonna try to do that more often.You can check it our here if you missed it. So here’s the low down and how our picks went. All of our analysis is in the liveblog and we’ll talk about the main event in tonight’s BangCast, which you can find here after midnight Thursday.

Fight Armando Casey TJ Result
David Douglas vs. Nick Gonzalez Douglas Douglas Douglas Douglas via tech. sub. (RNC) at 1:05 of 1st.
Erik Apple vs. Ryan Larson Larson Apple Apple Larson via sub. (triangle choke) at 3:14 of 2nd
Carlo Prater vs. Bryan Travers Travers Travers Prater Prater via tech. sub. (anaconda choke) at 0:38 of 1st
Ryan Couture vs. Lee Higgins Couture Couture Couture Couture via sub. (RNC) at 4:41 of 3rd
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Pat Healy Beerbohm Beerbohm Beerbohm Healy via UD (29-28×3)

Overall Standings
Picker Wins Losses Draws Pct. GB(change)
Casey 18 13 1 .562 – (-)
TJ 18 13 1 .562 – (+1)
Armando 17 14 1 .531 1 (+1)

So that’s where we stand. We’re really, really close heading into the final event of February this Saturday. UFC 127 is live Saturday night(afternoon) from the Acer Arena in Melbourne, Australia and is headlined by a welterweight title eliminator between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch. We’ll give you more of our analysis in tonight’s BangCast. For now, enjoy Armando’s justification for his picks.

Fight Armando Casey TJ Comments
Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson Pearson Fisher Fisher How the HELL is Camozzi/Noke on the main card, while Pearson/Fisher and Mark Hunt/Chris Tuchscherer are relegated to the prelims? Ridiculous. Anyway, Pearson wins because I like the way he talks. Those silly Brits and their Queen.
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke Noke Noke Noke He was on the security team that protected Steve Irwin, and we all know how that went… so hopefully he can do a better job of protecting his 4-fight win streak. So much for not taking the low road.
Brian Ebersole vs. Chris Lytle Lytle Lytle Lytle Condit is outski w/a bum knee, and respectable Aussie and newcomer to the UFC Brian Ebersole is touted as the replacement, but to my knowledge has not been comfirmed. Either way, I’ll take Lytle if the match still happens.
Dennis Siver vs. George Sotiropoulos Sotiropoulos Sotiropoulos Sotiropoulos You know you’re an MMA blogger when you can spell “Sotiropoulos” without looking for a reference.
Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera Bisping Bisping Bisping Rivera has been talking mad shit, and we all know what happens when you talk mad shit before a fight.
Jon Fitch vs. BJ Penn Penn Fitch Fitch Everyone figured when Penn lost the 2nd time to Frankie Edgar that his days in the sun were over. Sure, he’d get some decent wins, but never again would he be back to his old glory. Well Penn showed how he felt about that in the Matt Hughes fight, and I think (and hope) this will be more of the same. Will we see him matched up to lose to GSP again? Probably not, but at least if anyone else has the belt, Penn would be a viable candidate (assuming a win against Fitch of course).

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