Overall Record: 12W-9L (0-3 at UFC 228)
A brutal night for the Tap In betting fund, but an amazing night for the UFC as their fighter’s put on an unforgettable card Saturday Night in Dallas. Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley demolished undefeated challenger Darren Till and wrapped up the D’Arce choke in the second round. Till couldnt even land a single significant strike. Woodley continues to build a case for greatest Welterweight ever that is starting to rival Georges St. Pierre’s.
Jessica Andrade ferociously knocked out Karolina Kowalkiewicz in maybe the most violent KO women’s MMA has ever seen (Andrade KO GIF). Zabit Magomedsharipov continued his steamroll to the top as well, dismantling Brandon Davis and securing the second kneebar of the night, Aljamain Sterling with the first over Cody Stamann.
In our first money fight, Abdul Razak Alhassan gave us a big L after he battered Niko Price for the 43 second first round KO. Safe to say the hype is justified as he surprised Price with his power early and had him running after the shock. It’s tough to truly judge this fight because it was over so quickly, but one thing is for sure, we were 100% wrong.
Tap In favorite Tatiana “The Female Khabib” Saurez absolutely dominated Carla Esparza en route to the unanimous decision victory. Saurez had over 11 minutes of ground control, secured 8 takedowns, and landed 81 sig. strikes compared to 0 for Esparza. Saurez now puts herself with Andrade, at the top of the rankings in the crowded Strawweight division.
Geoff Neal took Frank Camacho’s soul with this head kick KO (FOX Highlights of Neal’s KO). Camacho, the native of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, is known for his supreme toughness and was battered and bruised already. Neal, the Dallas product put on a show for his hometown fans and made a name for himself to UFC fans worldwide.
Diego Sanchez had a message for Craig White after White kissed him on the lips at the weigh-ins. Sanchez, eternally pissed off, went for the jugular and dominated White in the process. Sanchez even took White’s manhood a little by tea bagging him in the process. You never know what you’re going to see in a fight.
Our second money fight was Jim Miller vs. Alex White. We thought Miller had lost a step on the feet and would have a hard time against the creative striking White brought to the table. Boy, we couldn’t have been more wrong, as Jim Miller walked down White and quickly got the rear naked choke before two minutes passed in the first round (FOX Highlights of Miller’s Win).
Finally, our third money fight between Lucie Pudilova and Irene Aldana and they gave fans may be the best MMA fight we’ve seen in a while. In all 224 significant strikes were landed in a back-and-forth barnburner. Both women had success landing heavy shots and bloodying their opponent. However, the judges had to somehow choose a winner and Aldana got it for landing a few more strikes with less output. All in all a tough blow for Tap In on the night, but an unforgettable showcase of talent for the UFC.
Unfortunately, this will likely be the end of our betting series “100 Dollars and a Dream”. The fund has run dry and it’s evident we don’t have the knack we once did for predicting fights. Look out for a new video this week on a fighter to watch this weekend at UFC Russi