Congrats if you broke the bank at UFC 92. If you followed our advice on the big three fights, you're in the poor house. That makes it six straight losses for yours truly in our RawVegas picks video. Quinton Jackson did pull it together mentally, Frank Mir can box and Forrest Griffin isn't too big for Rashad Evans on the ground. Mir delivered the biggest payout at +300 while Jackson and Evans both cashed as +110 dogs.
Until the big stars rolled out to the cage, it was a solid night for the favorites who had won 6-of-7 fights with Brad Blackburn (+130) pulling off the only upset against Ryo Chonan. In fact, amongst the six winners only C.B. Dollaway (-180) was even close to losing when he got caught by a Mike Massenzio guillotine choke. Overall, the favorites won the night 6-4.
Cage Writer did go 2-1 with its highlighted picks but we won't brag about hitting Cheick Kongo (-330) or Yushin Okami (-300). We're just glad we didn't drop a nickel on a dog like Mostapha Al Turk. The evening left Cage Writer up +60. That makes it 18-3 and +1545 dating back to September (UFC 88, UFN 15, UFC 89, UFC 90, UFC 91, TUF 8, UFC 92).
UFC 93 is up next on Jan. 17. Do we fire on Rich Franklin or Dan Henderson? Will heavy favorites Shogun Rua and Denis Kang roll to victories? Who wants to set odds on Chris Lytle v. Marcus Davis getting Fight or KO of the Night?
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