(Wolf tickets provided by Rob Young.)
Welcome again to another battle of our 5th Bloody Elbow Civil War. Tonight marks the end of the regular season, so the matches tonight are your final make-or-break moment, deciding whether you'll be finishing the last 3 events off in the Grand or Bland Prix. Unless you're one of those annoying GSP haters, tonight should be a highly anticipated night as one of the best MMAists ever will look to retain his title for an eighth straight time. Not much to hype up when it comes to the prelims, but watch out for the bout between Daron Cruickshank and John Makdessi as it could easily end up FOTN. The real selling point of tonight is having many of the top welterweights display their talent on one event. Unfortunately Rory MacDonald was injured, but thanks to some shuffling and Nate Marquardt stepping up, we should still have some entertaining AND relevant fights. Full card is below, yo.
|Main card (PPV 10 PM EST)|
|Welterweight||Georges St-Pierre (c)||vs.||Nick Diaz|
|Welterweight||Johny Hendricks||vs.||Carlos Condit|
|Welterweight||Jake Ellenberger||vs.||Nate Marquardt|
|Middleweight||Nick Ring||vs.||Chris Camozzi|
|Lightweight||Mike Ricci||vs.||Colin Fletcher|
|Preliminary card (FX 8 PM EST)|
|Welterweight||Patrick Côté||vs.||Bobby Voelker|
|Featherweight||Antonio Carvalho||vs.||Darren Elkins|
|Welterweight||Dan Miller||vs.||Jordan Mein|
|Lightweight||John Makdessi||vs.||Daron Cruickshank|
|Preliminary card (Facebook 6:35 PM EST)|
|Welterweight||Rick Story||vs.||Quinn Mulhern|
|Bantamweight||T.J. Dillashaw||vs.||Issei Tamura|
|Bantamweight||George Roop||vs.||Reuben Duran|
Current Season Standings
Week 7 Schedule
The Bjorn Ultimatum (OBP) 4-2 vs. Leonard Garcia's Picking Accuracy (forkboy) 1-5
Season series split 1-1, Week 1 OBP won 550-489, Week 4 forkboy won 498-479
Legion of Lurkers (Scorecard) 3-3 vs. We Came To Pick, They Came To Grapple (lanky) 4-2
Season series split 1-1, Week 1 Scorecard won 461-389, Week 4 lanky won 490-486
Dana White's Bail Bonds (RonSwanson) 5-1 vs. TACO COWS (gxc) 1-5
Ron leads season series 2-0, Week 2 won 557-528, Week 5 won 655-616
I Can't Believe It's Not Horsemeat (Andy Davis) 3-3 vs. The Fukers (POW) 3-3
Season series split 1-1, Week 2 Andy won 531-467, Week 5 POW won 682-639
Bloody Elbe (PFP) 5-1 vs. Tim Kennedy Thread Survivors (Newt) 1-5
PFP leads season series 2-0, Week 1 won 490-472, Week 4 won 547-444
Birds of War (Sugel) 4-2 vs. Bob Sapp's Bushido Spirit (Josh Hall) 2-4
Sugel leads season series 2-0, Week 1 won 550-383, Week 4 won 561-502.
Xmas tree tables can be found in my last recap here.
What's At Stake Tonight?
The Bjorn Ultimatum - Win and in. Lose and probably still in based on point totals. Wildcard at very worst.
We Came To Pick, They Came To Grapple - Win and in. Lose by less than 115 points and still in.
Legion of Lurkers - Super impressive win could get them in. Otherwise wildcard, maybe.
Leonard Garcia's Picking Accuracy - Not looking good on the wildcard race.
Dana White's Bail Bonds - Already clinched. Looking to keep #1 playoff seed.
The Fukers - Win and in. Possible wildcard with loss.
I Can't Believe It's Horsemeat! - Same as The Fukers. They play against each other to determine the #2 division spot.
TACO COWS - Need a big point total to try to grab one of the two wildcards.
Bloody Elbe - Already clinched, and can take the #1 spot with a win and 7 more points for Week 7 than Dana White's Bail Bonds.
Birds of War - Already clinched, but would love to be higher than #4 seed and certainly don't want to drop lower.
Bob Sapp's Bushido Spirit - Only the wildcard race remains, but they're leading it. Just outscore all the other teams in Week 7 and the #7 seed is yours.
Tim Kennedy Thread Survivors - Would need a hell of a point total to grab one of the wildcard spots.
Normal Bloody Elbow site rules apply, so no name calling, no politics, no racism, sexism, homophobia, and don't make the staff mad.
No Gifs! We're probably going to end up having to make a second fanpost for the main card anyways based on how much traffic the comment sections have had all week for the main event, so try not to add to the bandwidth.
We should have a better idea of how the BECW6 sign-ups will go by this point, but not really. Sign-ups will start no later than April 6th though, the day of the next event. Current BECW5 players may have the opportunity to do an early sign-up prior to that. If that's the case, you'll find the info in the fanposts or by following me on twitter (hint hint), or by following the link that I'll add to my signature. If we sort it out in the next couple days, the info may be provided in the recap for this event.
It's only 12 PM EST as I write this, but it looks like the Jordan Mein/Dan Miller fight will remain the hot bout. At least we actually know who the people are. Plenty of fights are pretty split among the BECW camp though, as you can see in the 'Results' sheet of the live spreadsheet.
If one of you assholes decides that you're not going to bother making picks for the rest of the season if your team ends up in the Bland Prix, I can guarantee you that you'll no longer be welcome for future seasons.
I believe that covers it all, so good luck to most of you, and let's hope we get some enjoyable fights. Mutherfukers, lets.