Hello again, fight friends! UFC Fight Night 50 is here, beginning with the Fox Sports 1 prelims at 7 PM ET and followed by the main card, also on Fox Sports 1 at 10 PM ET, so you know what that means: PICKS!!! Hopefully the entire card doesn’t fall apart like UFC 177 did last weekend.
Important Standings of Note:
Featherweight – Sean Soriano vs Chas “The Scrapper” Skelly
Jessica: I’m going with Skelly by second round submission because dude’s on a 13-day turnaround and that kind of insanity should be rewarded.
Burnsy: Holy crap, I was just about to make a joke about how Chas Skelly sounds like a dick fratty movie villain name and I realized that I JUST MADE THAT JOKE. How is this guy fighting so soon? Balls, that how. Still, I’m taking Soriano.
Bantamweight – Chris “The Real Deal” Beal vs Tateki “Tech” Matsuda
Jessica: Beal’s got wrestling and I don’t think Matsuda’s good enough on the ground to avoid being smothered and controlled. Beal takes this by decision.
Burnsy: If he’s The Real Deal, then I should pick him.
Middleweight – Rafael “Sapo” Natal vs Chris Camozzi
Jessica: Good ol’ Tennis Reference Natal, he rarely lets me down, unlike Ini Camozzi and his absolute refusal to walk out to “Here Comes the Hotstepper.” Natal wins by first round submission.
Burnsy: Natal all day. Jessica already pointed out why we refuse to pick Camozzi.
Lightweight – “Raging” Al Iaquinta vs Rodrigo Damm
Jessica: It takes a special fighter for me to not back a Serra/Longo guy, and Damm damn sure ain’t one of them. Iaquinta is going to box up Rodrigo and stop him by punches in the second.
Burnsy: I feel like I always pick Iaquinta, so I’m going with him based on that. Whatever, you have fights on a Friday night and this is the level of science you get from me.
Flyweight – John Moraga vs Justin “Tank” Scoggins
Jessica: TANK! He’s had some problems against grindy-style wrestlers, but Moraga’s more of a “I know how to wrestle, sure, but I would prefer to kickbox upon you”. Which is too bad, since Scoggins is a pretty good strikes, too. Scoggins wins by third round TKO