It's been a busy week with no real updates, a lot going on around here. I'm going to update this with picks at least tonight, with analysis hopefully coming tomorrow.
My current record through 2009 stands at 55-21, or 72.4%. That's as good as or better than CBSSports.com's MMA Experts. Nonetheless, some of them have some very good opinions and analysis, and as always, picking fights can be highly unpredictable at times. .
Update: Sorry for the late revision, but the results from my picks, finally, are here.
Diego Sanchez Vs. Clay Guida
Winner: Diego Sanchez
DaMarques Johnson Vs. James Wilks
Winner: James Wilks
Chris Lytle Vs. Kevin Burns
Winner: Chris Lytle
Ross Pearson Vs. Andre Winner
Winner: Ross Pearson
Joe Stevenson Vs. Nate Diaz
Winner: Joe Stevenson
Melvin Guillard Vs. Gleison Tibau
Winner: Melvin Guillard
Brad Blackburn Vs. Edgar Garcia
Winner: Brad Blackburn
Mike Ciesnolevicz Vs. Tomasz Drwal
Winner: Tomasz Drwal
Nick Osipczak Vs. Frank Lester
Winner: Nick Osipczak
Jason Dent Vs. Cameron Dollar
Winner: Jason Dent
Since I started keeping track of UFC picks sometime in the fall of 2008, this has been the worst I've done yet. Not making any excuses, however, but some of the scoring on fights Saturday seemed questionable. I did not see all of the results of the undercard yet, unfortunately, but I plan on getting to that and seeing just how much that played a part. Going 4-for-10, my results for the year now stand at 59-27, or 68.6%.
Chris Lytle and Kevin Burns was a highlight of the show, but people are going to be talking about Sanchez/Guida as the barnburner until something else comes along. I wondered to some fellow friends watching the fights if Guida had steel chin implants seeing the shots that he tookin the first five minutes. Sanchez now moves along as the favorite to fight the B.J. Penn/Kenny Florian winner, and therefore the UFC Lightweight Champion, presumably sometime late in 2009.
I'll be back in about two weeks as far as UFC predictions are concerned for UFC 100, which sports a very solid PPV and undercard.