If you're looking for an upset special, going against David Tua might be your best bet this weekend. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
It's been a slow crawl over the last few weeks - but thankfully there's a big fight happening this weekend to close out the season with Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko tangling in the Showtime bantamweight tournament final.
We've also got two other fights on the line-up, with Kermit Cintron stepping quickly back into action in a ten rounder against Antwone Smith, and a heavyweight rematch from New Zealand featuring David Tua and Monte Barrett.
Thanks again to everyone for participating and good luck in the quest for Player of the Year points over the final weekend. As always, a new season will begin immediately - so if you're way down in the standings, you'll have a chance to rebound right away.
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 10 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 - Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko (Saturday, August 13)
1. Mares to win – risk 9 points to win 6.5.
2. Agbeko to win – risk 6.5 points to win 9
B. Method of victory - Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, August 13)
1. Mares by stoppage – risk 1.5 to win 8.
2. Mares by decision – risk 4.5 to win 5.
3. Agbeko by stoppage – risk 1 to win 8.5.
4. Agbeko by decision – risk 3 to win 6.5.
C. Over/Under - Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko (Saturday, August 13)
1. Over 10 1/2 – risk 7 points to win 3.
2. Under 10 1/2 – risk 3 points to win 7.
D. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Kermit Cintron vs Antwone Smith (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Friday, August 12)
1. Cintron to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Cintron by stoppage – risk 4 to win 6.
3. Cintron by decision – risk 4 to win 6.
4. Smith (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
E. Pick the winner / Method of victory - David Tua vs Monte Barrett (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, August 13 / early morning American time)
1. Tua to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Tua by stoppage – risk 5.5 to win 4.5.
3. Tua by decision – risk 2.5 to win 7.5.
4. Barrett (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
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 Mares to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Mares
For Selection B, if you wish to pick Agbeko by decision without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 4 - Agbeko by decision
For Selection C, if you wanted to use a triple on the fight going over 10 1/2...
C. (3) – 1 - Over 10 1/2
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...