Lamont Peterson returns to action this Friday for the first time since holding Victor Ortiz to a draw back in December. The junior-welterweight contender takes on Victor Cayo in this week's FNF main-event. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Despite a rather a slow weekend ahead, we've still got several fights on the pick'em line-up. Everything takes place on Friday, so make sure to get your selections in on time.
A couple of FNF fights top the bill with Lamont Peterson taking on Victor Cayo in a 140lb match-up and Edison Miranda going up against Yordanis Despaigne in a light-heavyweight clash. Plenty at stake in the Peterson-Cayo bout as a fight with Amir Khan could possibly await the winner.
Also on the schedule is a featherweight clash from Australia between Billy Dib and Jorge Lacierva, along with the Telefutura main-event between Beibut Shumenov and Danny Santiago. If you're going to be making a pick on the Dib-Lacierva bout, make sure to take into account the time difference in Australia and get your selection in early.
For those that haven't played before, welcome to the best pick'em game going. Please join right in and start playing (just make sure to check out the rules - we promise they are very simple).
An explanation of how to fill out your selections appears at the bottom of this post - please follow these instructions as it makes it easier for us to tabulate the results quickly each week.
You can check out last week's standings here.
Let’s get to the week 8 line-up…**** Remember you do not need to make a selection on every fight. If you are unfamiliar with any of the fighters, and don't want to risk points, you are free to PASS on any pick. You must make at least one selection to receive the 10 point participation bonus****
A. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Lamont Peterson vs Victor Cayo (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Friday, July 29)
1. Peterson to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Peterson by stoppage – risk 2.5 to win 7.5.
3. Peterson by decision – risk 5.5 to win 4.5.
4. Cayo (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
B. Pick the winner - Edison Miranda vs Yordanis Despaigne (Friday, July 29)
1. Miranda to win – risk 6 points to win 3.
2. Despaigne to win – risk 3 points to win 6.
C. Over/Under - Beibut Shumenov vs Danny Santiago (Friday, July 29)
1. Over 5 1/2 – risk 5.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Over 8 1/2 – risk 3 points to win 7.
3. Under 5 1/2 – risk 3.5 points to win 5.5.
4. Under 8 1/2 – risk 7 points to win 3.
D. Pick the winner - Billy Dib vs Jorge Lacierva (Friday, July 29)
1. Dib to win – risk 5.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Lacierva to win – risk 3.5 points to win 5.5.
Please fill out your selections as follows:
Enter the LETTER of the fight first, then whether it’s a single (1), double (2) or triple (3) followed by the NUMBER of your pick and the NAME of the FIGHTER and METHOD of victory (where applicable).
**** You have 10 doubles and 5 triples to use over the 10 week season ****
For Selection A, if you want to use one of your doubles on Peterson to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Peterson
For Selection B, if you wish to pick Despaigne without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 2 - Despaigne
For Selection C, if you wanted to use a triple on the fight going over 9 1/2...
C. (3) – 2 - Over 9 1/2
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...