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UFC 121 Prediction and Betting Contest Results
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Oct 26, 2010 - 7:00:17 PM

By Matt Pelkey, MMATorch Columnist

In honor of another Brock Lesnar title defense I called for a big turnout for the MMATorch Prediction and Betting Contests, and you guys didn't disappoint. With well over forty entries in both contests, we had record participation. Maybe it was the tangible prize on the line, but TorchNation was out in full force, and it was much appreciated. While Mr. Lesnar wasn't able to successfully defend his title for a third time, both of our champions did. Prediction Champ Eric Marchment did so for the first time, holding off Shaun Godric Louis by a single prediction; 8-3 to 7-4. Congrats to Eric on a tough first challenge, but things don't get any easier from here.

Betting Champ Cambo "Rambo" Nelson just keeps rolling merrily along, blowing out challenger Odin by a record margin. It helps that Odin laid a goose egg on his bets, but Nelson did his part as champion, nearly doubling his money. Congrats to Rambo on yet another successful title defense. Will anyone be able to unseat him?

Perhaps it will be our new duel #1 contender Casey Vaccaro. Casey beat out a glut of six competitor's who went 9-2 on their predictions with a whopping seven correct rounds/methods. He also was one of four men to more than double their money, but it was a $100 bet on Chris Camozzi that made the difference in out-dueling Ryan Wankel. He moves on to battle both our champions at UFC 122. Congrats to Mr. Vaccaro on a fantastic performance.

So that just leaves us with the small matter of who's taking home a copy of Jonathan Snowden's new book "The MMA Encyclopedia". Being the top overall performer in both contests, obviously one copy is stamped for Casey Vaccaro, but what to do with the other copy? I was the next best finisher in the prediction contest, but I would feel a bit odd awarding myself the prize, so I moved on to the betting side. The next best finisher there was Ryan Wankel, so it goes to him. Congrats gentlemen. Be sure to email me your addresses so we can get those sent out asap!


Betting Championship

Cambo Nelson - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$300 on Lawlor for $735
Total Payout: $1910


Odin - $0



Prediction Pool

Casey Vaccaro 9-2 (7)

Matt Pelkey 9-2 (6)

Sam Matthew 9-2 (5)

Michael Sheppard 9-2 (5)

Cambo Nelson 9-2 (4)

Nick Center 9-2 (3)

Nick Underwood 8-3

Tony Shuck 8-3

Brent King 8-3

Dustin R. 8-3

Lane Bradford 8-3

Rich Hansen 8-3

Dan Moore 7-4

Ryan Wankel 7-4

Mikey Fritz 7-4

Simon Kerry 7-4

Conor Leaden 7-4

Kevin Seng 7-4

Delwin Lim 7-4

Jessica Vincent 7-4

Kubi 6-5

Danny Mellor 6-5

Lightning101 6-5

Drew Rothstein 6-5

Corry Porter 6-5

Voiceinthedesert 6-5

The Man Abraham 6-5

Supernova 6-5

Jamie Penick 6-5

Scott Hart 5-6

Jonah Goodman 5-6

John Hickman 5-6

David Lakoskey 5-6

TJ Brown 5-6

Odin 5-6

Michael Moore 5-6

Brian Fuller 4-7

Kaleb Lipinski 4-7

Kort 4-7

Sean Vega 4-7

Brandon Pope 3-8



Betting Pool

Casey Vaccaro - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$400 on Lawlor for $980
$100 on Camozzi for $200
Total Payout: $2355


Ryan Wankel - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$400 on Lawlor for $980
Total Payout: $2155


Matt Pelkey - $500 on Velasquez for $1150
$400 on Schaub for $940
Total Payout: $2090


Michael Sheppard - $500 on Velasquez for $1150
$400 on Schaub for $940
Total Payout: $2090


Shaun Godric Louis - $400 on Lawlor for $980
$400 on Schaub for $940
Total Payout: $1920


Trey Witzell - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$300 on Velasquez for $690
Total Payout: $1865


Nick Underwood - $400 on Schaub for $940
$300 on Lawlor for $735
Total Payout: $1675


Nick Center - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$200 on Lawlor for $490
Total Payout: $1665


Kort - $300 on Lawlor for $735
$300 on Schaub for $705
Total Payout: $1440


Jessica Vincent - $200 on Lawlor for $490
$200 on Schaub for $470
$200 on Velasquez for $460
Total Payout: $1420


John Garmon - $400 on Velasquez for $920
$300 on Hamill for $476.47
Total Payout: $1396.47


Drew Rothstein - $300 on Schaub for $705
$300 on Velasquez for $690
Total Payout: $1395


Jamie Penick - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$100 on Sanchez for $195.24
Total Payout: $1370.24


Dan Moore - $400 on Hamill for $635.29
$300 on Madsen for $442.86
$200 on McGee for $288.89
Total Payout: $1367.04


Eric Marchment - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$100 on Stout for $157.14
Total Payout: $1332.14


Michael Moore - $500 on Schaub for $1175
$100 on Shields for $145.45
Total Payout: $1320.45


Tony Shuck - $400 on Schaub for $940
$100 on Lawlor for $245
Total Payout: $1185


Mikey Fritz - $500 on Schaub for $1175
Total Payout: $1175


Rich Hansen - $500 on Schaub for $1175
Total Payout: $1175


Hans Hoehn - $500 on Schaub for $1175
Total Payout: $1175


Sam Matthew - $500 on Schaub for $1175
Total Payout: $1175


Lightning101 - $400 on Schaub for $940
$100 on Velasquez for $230
Total Payout: $1170


Andrew Pennington - $500 on Velasquez for $1150
Total Payout: $1150


Dustin R. - $300 on Sanchez for $585.71
$200 on Lawlor for $490
Total Payout: $1075.71


Steven Lee - $200 on Velasquez for $460
$200 on Shields for $290.91
$100 on Lawlor for $245
Total Payout: $995.91


Brent King - $400 on Schaub for $940
Total Payout: $940


Supernova - $400 on Schaub for $940
Total Payout: $940


Chris Moore - $200 on Velasquez for $460
$200 on Sanchez for $390.48
Total Payout: $850.48


Scott Hart - $300 on Lawlor for $735
Total Payout: $735


Voiceinthedesert - $300 on Schaub for $705
Total Payout: $705


Kaleb Lipinski - $300 on Schaub for $705
Total Payout: $705


Delwin Lim - $300 on Schaub for $705
Total Payout: $705


Simon Kerry - $200 on Lawlor for $490
Total Payout: $490


Danny Mellor - $200 on Schaub for $470
Total Payout: $470


Lane Bradford - $200 on Schaub for $470
Total Payout: $470


Kevin Seng - $200 on Velasquez for $460
Total Payout: $460


Brian Fuller - $200 on Sanchez for $390.48
Total Payout: $390.48


The Man Abraham - $200 on Sanchez for $390.48
Total Payout: $390.48


TJ Brown - $100 on Schaub for $235
Total Payout: $235


David Lakoskey - $100 on Sanchez for $195.24
Total Payout: $195.24


Kubi - $0


Jonah Goodman - $0


Corry Porter - $0


John Hickman - $0


Ic3m4n - $0



Performer of the Night: Oh, so close. I'm usually very reluctant to even consider myself for this honor, but two-thirds of the way through compiling the results, I was still sitting atop both contests. Then came Casey Vaccaro's entry. Stupid Casey Vaccaro.


Goat of the Night: Its a tie. Both Jonah Goodman and John Hickman take home this dubious distinction as they were two of only five to lose all their money, and two of only twelve to go under .500 on their predictions, both with 5-6 marks. Better luck next time gents.

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