Overall Record: 9W-5L (2-1 Last Week)
The river that was the Tap In betting fund has sadly run dry. Our strategy for UFC 227 was to win on a few small bets (Perez and Ramos) early and then pour every last dime in the account on Demetrious Johnson. It seemed like a sound blueprint to take home some easy money, capitalizing on the GOAT Demetrious Johnson retaining his Flyweight belt for the 12th straight time.
After two wins from Alex Perez and Ricardo Ramos on the undercard, it looked like the game plan was destined for glory…then calamity struck.
DJ lost a razor-thin split decision to new champ Henry Cejudo. Aside from the genius UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra, who correctly backed Cejudo, no one in the MMA world forecasted that storm. DJ already had a victory under his belt against Cejudo via a first-round KO two years ago, a fight where the champ outclassed Cejudo in every facet.
Henry came into the fight lauding his improved approach to fighting and training, but we all thought those words were simply smoke. We put all the marbles in the betting fund on one man, DJ.
After re-watching the fight and looking at the stats, we still believe DJ won the fight. Henry won the takedown game, securing three takedowns to one, and only passing guard twice. Cejudo was 3 for 11 on takedowns throughout the fight, and DJ looked comfortable on his back with a few brilliant escapes and reversals.
DJ landed 30 more significant strikes, though 39 of the 81 total to Cejudo’s legs. My conclusion is that two of the judges valued the pure takedown as more effective than a significant strike to the leg. But we’re not here to gripe, it was a great fight and it truly could’ve gone either way.
Just like DJ after the fight, we graciously accept our defeat and will look towards our next opportunity to make some sweet sweet cheddah’. UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick on August 25th on FOX Sports 1 is fast approaching and we have our eye on some intriguing fighters. Look out for some new videos and articles soon!