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BECW S6E7 UFC on Fox 8 Recap: Playoff Time!

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G'day, mutherfukers. Well, that was certainly a night of fights. I must admit to being slightly confused by comments praising last night's fights as fantastic but there were certainly some enjoyable moments. Let's take a look at what transpired.

  • Mighty Mouse notched a very pretty armbar against the overmatched and outclassed Moraga. Moraga landed the one truly significant strike of the fight but he got outgrappled in a bad way. The submission meant that 126 people were robbed of an extra six points
  • Exactly half of the BECW'ers had anticipated a Rory decision but I doubt too many had seen the snoozer coming. RoryMac deserves criticism for not opening up against a fighter he was thoroughly dominating but the majority of the blame lies with Ellenberger who looks increasingly limited. Poor top game, no distance striking, no jab counters, no guard game and signs of a shaky mental game do not a contender make.
  • Somewhat surprisingly, almost everyone who picked Lawler picked him to finish the hard-headed Voelker early. Eventually, it took just over a round but Lawler looked nearly flawless from the opening bell and it will be interesting to see what happens next. Condit/Kampmann winner could be fun, as could a Rory fight.
  • PFP's Lawyers banked hard on Andrade in a last-ditch effort to get a wildcard but Carmouche dispatched her pretty easily. The TKO finish was not entirely surprising as 34 players correctly called the 2nd round GnP finish.
  • In the only outstanding fight on the card, Masvidal and Chiesa put on a fantastic, back-and-forth grappling-heavy thriller. I was worried Masvidal's complacency would get the better of him but he looked great in the second round, threatening with a variety a chokes and busting up the hobo en route to a buzzerbeating d'arce. Kudos to dirtyML who correctly picked a Masvidal sub (although a 1st round one).
  • Castillo did what Castillo does best while Means looked fairly poor off his back. 103 BECW players scored a perfect 11 points.
  • ridah was clearly right all along. With his brutal knockout, Melvin looks poised to do big thangs in 2013 and onwards. #Marsthelimit
  • In the hot bout, Daron "Orange Tan" Cruickshank took a close but ultimately deserved decision over the Thugjitsu master. I still hate the hot bout, particularly when it's a prelim fight. If Yves had gotten the split nod, Sugel's Comedians would've made the playoffs and the Bangzillians would have completed a remarkable drop from 1st overall after 4 events to 9th after 7. It should be mentioned that nothing would have changed in the overall standings if the fight hadn't been worth double points.
  • The Stefan Struve Protect Your Chin Award goes to Ed Herman and Trevor Smith who showed admirable intent to block every 10th power shot hurled straight at them with no setup. Fun albeit forgettable fight marred by a ridiculous 30-27 Smith scorecard.
  • Julie Kedzie had absolutely no answer to de Randamie's clinch game but somehow managed to win the fight on one scorecard. The less said about this fight, the better.
  • Salas and Riley had a fun-ish little slobberknocker. I hope Riley hangs 'em up soon, though.
  • And in the opening bout, the perennially entertaining John Albert finally got a low-tier opponent and thanked the UFC for the kind matchup by lasting all the way to the second round before getting subbed.

The Playoff Bracket

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#1 Split Decision Pickers Anonymous (6-1) vs. #8 The Duane Bangzillians (4-3)
Emerging as the best team in the BECW, Newt's Pickers are clear cut favourites to be RonSwanson's Bangzillians who reeled off 4 wins to start the season but almost lost out on the playoffs entirely after an 0-3 skid cost them their top 2 position in the division.

#4 The Fuken Magi (4-3) vs. #5 Brad One Punch Wolf Picketts (4-3)
After a rough start, Scorecard's Magi turned in some strong performances to clinch 2nd in the division and 4th overall. lanky's Picketts have put in steady performances but have been outscored by the Magi in the past five events and will have to improve.

#2 Fox Blockers (5-2) vs. #7 11 Inch Reach Advantage (3-4)
Aside from a dreadful week 6, Fox Blockers have looked good all season without turning in any spectacular performances. In fact, divisional rivals 11 Inch outscored the Blockers by more than 100 points despite what the records suggest. The two teams went 1-1 in the regular season and will be looking forward to settling the score.

#3 Can't Let You Do That Star Fox Fallon (4-3) vs. #6 Beauties and the Beard (4-3)
CLYDTSFF jumped a remarkable 5 spots in the standings thanks to their dominant week 7 performance and will be taking on Josh's Beard, a team that's had a couple of great events and quite a few not-so-good ones.

The Bland Prix

#9 Rosenthal's Field of Dreams vs. #10 Stephen Thompson's School of Stand-Up Comedy
Marcu$ gets a third shot at beating Sugel's Comedians after losing the first two matchups by a combined 30 points (both times due to a H2H loss).

#11 Ultimate Fighter Paternity Suit Lawyers vs. #18942 Hands of the Judges
Worst team ever candidate takes on worst person ever candidate in an epic (not really) who can shit the bed more contest.

Individual Scores

Rank Name Score Change
1 #17 sgiblin 551 -
2 #1 swiftman 547 +3
3 #47 Brad Ackerson 536 -
4 #58 TitanFan2K 522 +6
5 #34 PDG27 521 +1
6 #10 sun yue 517 +4
7 #6 Ben Bauman 516 -5
7 #84 fedorable 516 -3
9 #48 corey nielsen 514 -3
10 (C) RonSwanson 512 +20
11 #19 Zachary Kater 511 +10
11 #88 TheTrapezoidConspiracy 511 +14
13 (C) Sugel Mendoza 509 -
13 (C) Marcu$ 509 +15
15 #86 Centre Line 507 +4
16 #106 jason18 503 -4
17 #13 brutalbobbyt 501 +2
17 #21 LBO 501 +25
19 (C) ScoreCardOTN 499 -4
20 (C) John Danaher's Hair 498 +17
20 #27 Sweet Scientist 498 +3
22 #38 Tim Bernier 497 +12
22 #61 Fraser Coffeen 497 +10
24 #4 pooki 496 -16
24 #63 Manch1ld 496 -2
26 #29 phenylenginerods 495 -18
27 #31 jafotinatos 494 +4
28 #28 Dave Strummer 493 +9
29 #57 Kaleb Kelchner 492 -15
30 #12 Patrick Wyman 491 -12
30 #54 Andersac 491 -14
32 #7 DetroitDrew1980 489 +18
33 #50 StevenGiles 486 +16
34 #71 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 485 -8
35 #32 skeebop 484 -19
36 #18 triangled 483 +1
36 #59 KNOWLEGE 483 -4
36 #83 scruffy_thejanitor 483 -8
36 #96 memitim 483 +11
40 #107 euthanatos 481 +10
41 #85 Hurricane_Heron 477 +4
42 #51 Brent Ducharme 476 -1
43 #2 clayguidashair 475 +10
44 #46 Earl Montclair 474 -7
44 #49 Our Bovine Public 474 +11
44 #70 mollcutpurse 474 -2
47 (C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 472 -11
48 #16 tomvale13 471 -14
48 #23 cardioless 471 +7
48 #36 Pat Tzu 471 -25
51 #42 SteveevaD 470 -7
52 #108 DarthRevan 469 -26
53 #30 sday420 468 +15
54 #40 Dr. Octagon 465 -7
54 #103 LYHL 465 +6
54 #112 loveandpeace 465 -9
57 #3 wonderfulspam 464 -4
58 #99 Gugabe 460 +32
59 #22 Ak.Death 456 -9
59 #68 AndrewByrne 456 +5
61 #43 Snatchl 454 +11
61 #78 Body Triangle 454 +8
63 #26 Garrett Turpin 453 +30
63 #41 benten20 453 -3
65 (C) KMcCaig 452 -5
66 (C) Andy Davis 451 +11
66 #15 Tats16 451 -6
66 #98 mmastation 451 -8
69 #104 Waffne 450 +15
70 #120 SlipNRip 449 +2
71 #39 king of the dogs 448 -12
71 #67 RStephen4 448 +1
73 #45 Matt Bishop 445 -16
73 #65 Ephemeral Artery 445 -1
75 #8 alxn 443 +2
75 #14 Horselover Fat 443 -9
75 #89 Waristotle 443 +20
78 (C) lanky6 442 -2
78 #37 -Neil- 442 +25
80 #109 Robert Cowan 441 -9
81 #20 Hayabusa2000 439 -2
81 #110 Snax 439 -16
83 #52 Mookie Alexander 438 +7
83 #66 KatGirl 438 -17
85 #92 duck 436 +13
85 #115 Starseed 436 -16
87 #55 Noahwob 435 +21
88 #116 Greek_Fighter 434 -8
89 #73 grizzlyatoms 433 -3
89 #74 dirtyml 433 +1
91 (C) Violent Newt 431 +2
92 #25 kreally 430 +5
93 #117 Cocytus 428 +13
94 #24 sklart 427 -8
94 #95 gxc 427 +21
94 #111 KGNLuc 427 -10
97 #113 Laoldar 424 -11
98 #5 POW 422 -
99 (C) Josh Hall 421 -16
100 #75 Sexytime 419 +5
101 #60 aaronb 418 -3
101 #80 DreamingOfFighting 418 +16
103 #72 forkboy 417 -23
104 (C) Andy Anderson 414 -
105 #119 Nick.Adams 412 +1
106 #93 clay davis 408 -4
107 #79 1n87 406 +2
108 #91 bcpjkell 405 -28
109 #118 Colonel Duke Lacross 401 +12
110 #56 MaZZacare 400 -
111 #9 FFC 399 +1
112 #82 Inthepipes 398 +8
112 #94 Careful Icarus 398 -14
114 #44 UK MMA MAN 392 -25
114 #90 Chris Groves 392 -4
114 #105 Mlzybaby 392 +10
117 #69 T.C. Engel 391 -3
118 #87 bonesthebaptist 386 -6
119 #100 Rob Young 384 +3
120 #64 discoandherpes 383 -5
121 #76 thuggis 382 +8
121 #114 akenson 382 -26
123 #97 Sonnens Political Adviser 381 +4
124 #102 Gator Rolled 380 -5
125 #81 MrBrutality 379 -8
126 #33 JakeHopkins 378 -2
127 #11 Afrotikiman 368 -1
128 #35 pookie_gnome 361 +3
129 #53 Zane Simon 340 -7
130 #101 Joe Rogan's Smoking Bong 336 +2
131 #77 FLYING.ARMBAR.BRO 331 -1

That'll be it for now, everyone. Wanted to get this recap up as soon as possible. Holla if there's any stats you've a hankering for and I'll see what I can do. Overall standings and individual scores for this event can be found in the live spreadsheet.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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