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UFC Nostradamus (100 SCR Contest): Round #4
Only 2 rounds left in the first installment of this contest and what a barnburner UFC has in store for us! (Source) UFC Fight Night Ngannou vs Velasquez The main event is one of the most exciting heavyweight bouts in a long time. Cain and his 3 fights with JDS is the reason I started religiously watching UFC so I am very happy that he's back! And I am very hopeful that he is healthy and strong! (Source) Other fights on the card are also very interesting. It should be a great night of fights! For this round you can choose from these fights:Ngannou F. (2.33) - Velasquez C. (1.62)Vick J. (1.86) - Felder P. (1.96)Casey C. (3.55) - Calvillo C. (1.31)Caceres A. (3.49) - Gracie K. (1.31)Luque V. (1.23) - Barberena B. (4.23)Fili A. (2.25) - Jury M. (1.66)Rivera J. (1.68) - Sterling A. (2.19) UFC Nostradamus rulesThis is a long term contest with 5 UFC events from which you can pick your winners; Every participant starts with a 10 000 u. (units) bankroll and uses that bankroll to place bets on the given fixtures; You will be given a list of fights to choose from with real market odds in each of 5 events. You don't need to choose a winner from each fight or even each event. The only requirement is to place at least 5 bets on 5 different fights with at least 1000 u. to be eligible to win the contest. The participant with the biggest bankroll at the end of the contest will win the contest and 100 SCR (I will be participating too, so you will have to beat me if you want to take my dinero :)) Standings and participants' bankroll after 3 rounds: 1. @mikey - 22.587,2 (Q) 2. @davor27 - 21.400 (Q) 3. @potplucker - 13.940 (4/5) 4. @amos811 - 13.500 (3/5) 5. @tadas - 9020 (Q) 6. @brandonk - 7200 (2/5) 7. @yefet - 7000 (1/5) 8. @broncofan99 - 4000 (4/5) 9. @keegzhawkins - 0 (1/5) *Q means, that you are already eligible for the prize. Write your picks in the comment section until Sun, Feb 17 / 4:30 PM CST.
UFC 234 Picks
Most Confident Picks Jonathan Martinez VS Wuliji Buren This fight is a close fight but, I am going with Wuliji Buren (+120) for the upset. Martinez is striker who has some ground game but he is just too small for this division, he should go to flyweight in my opinion. He got overpowered in his UFC debut against Andre Soukhamthat, I expect the same thing to happen against Buren. Both fighters are looking for their first win in the UFC, I see Buren taking this fight to the ground and winning by decision. Pick: Buren (+120) Kyung Ho Kang VS Teruto Ishihara The blue print is out on how to beat Ishihara, while every fight is different, this fight is grappler vs striker, respectively and Ishihara struggles off his back. Ishihara has power in his punches but I am expecting Kang to take this fight to the ground and get the submission. Kang is a big bantamweight, he has a good chin but do not be surprised if he takes this fight to the ground. Pick: Kang (-375) Shane Young VS Austin Arnett Arnett is big fighter for bantamweight division but right off the bat, he has not put the pieces together in his overall game. Shane Young is the more talented fighter, able to strike and use his ground game to get out of trouble. Expect to see Young take this fight to the ground and grind out the win. Pick: Young (-315) Least Confident Picks Callan Potter (+180) Lando Vannata (-450) Raulian Paiva (+200) Devonte Smith (-260) Sam Alvey (+115) Nadia Kassem (+200) Rani Yahya (-115) Anderson Silva (+375) Robert Whittaker (-240)