Spilled Bag of Ice (AKA SBOI) is an expert in many things. Love, spills, ice. He’s also a master at prognosticating mixed martial arts battles inside geometrical shapes.
That’s why we pay him the big bucks to write his predictions down then show them to the world. Below is the UFC 179 Spileld Bag of Picks. Read and enjoy.
Fili vs Arantes
Fili follows me on twitter and is a very likable guy. I’m pulling for him to win and celebrate with an obscene amount of pizza. There’s no science to this guys! At the end of the day, you’re mostly guessing. And guessing in favor for the guy that follows you on twitter is as good a method as any!
Jorgensen vs Reis
Three years ago Scott Jorgensen was knocking on the door of title contention and now he’s just trying to stay in the UFC. I like “Young Guns” and I’m rooting for him but he’s good at using his stand up to get it to the ground and get the sub. But in 23 fights, Reis has never been submitted and he has momentum on his side. I hate to do it but I think Reis gets the win.
Kotani vs Cabral
Two submission specialists square off. I’m not super familiar with either guy but neither guy is a KO artist so this is gonna likely come down to a submission or a decision. I have to go with Kotani who has more than FOUR TIMES the fights under his belt than Cabral. Sorry Brazilians.
Magny vs Macario
Macario has a win over Bobby Voelker and that’s no small feat but Magny has more Octagon experience and has more ways to win. I’m going with Fuckin’ Magnys, how do they work?!
Dariush vs Ferreira
Dariush is a likable guy. Talented yet humble. I’m rooting for him. If you look at their common opponent, Ramsey Nijem, Ferreira TKO’d him in 2nd round and Dariush got TKO’d by him in the 1st. So, I’m picking Dariush. Because sometimes your gut just says “Fuck it! Pick that guy anyway… Hey, let’s go get a burrito.”
Elkins vs Martins
Martins is a finisher and he has more impressive wins. His lone loss coming to Barboza – and that guy is pretty good. I’m sorry Darren Elkins, but I can’t chant USA, USA, USA! for this one. Sorry Americans. Martins gets the finish.
Maldonado vs Stringer
Maldonado looks like a cross between Homer Simpson and Fred Flintstone and he clearly hates combs. Stringer, no realtion to Stringer Bell, has an impressive record…. against a bunch of fighters with names that have two of the same vowel in a row. I wish I remembered his last fight… Uhh… Maldonado by losing the fight and then winning the fight. Yabba Dabba DOH!
Davis vs Teixeira
Phil Davis will dance away from Glover’s punches then give him lots of cuddles on the ground and then he’ll get the decision win. I think.
Aldo vs Mendes
Mendes had a great shot at beating Aldo last time they fought. But Aldo had a better shot -a knee to the DOME! KAPOW! OH SNAP! Will lightning strike twice? I doubt it and Mendes has since turned into a KO artist so he has an even better chance than he did nearly 3 years ago. And just like that. Every UFC Champion will be American. USA! USA! USA!