28th July 2012

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MMA Crypt’s Prediction Contest 69 - UFC 150 : Henderson vs. Edgar II win a shirt

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MMA Crypt’s Prediction Contest 69 -
UFC 150 : Henderson vs. Edgar II

Date: Aug 11, 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Venue: Pepsi center
Broadcast: Pay-per-view and FX, Facebook



MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

(C) Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar ( Lightweight Championship)

Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard
Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman

Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts

Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway


PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)

Dennis Bermudez vs. Tommy Hayden

Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper

Dustin Pague vs. Chico Camus

Ken Stone vs. Erik Perez


PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

Nik Lentz vs. Eiji Mitsuoka


Rules :This “Fantasy MMA Challenge” contest requires that you pick the winning fighters offered in the events, the method in which they will win and when they will win.

Here’s how this works :

4 points to pick the winner.
3 points to pick the style of win : decision, sub or KO
3 points to pick when the fight is over by specific round, if you predict the right winner.

Method:

KO/TKO (votes as KO and TKO count as the same)
Decision (Majority, split and unanimous count as the same)
Submissions (all count as the same)Most points wins.

Tie-Breaker Rule:

If there is a tie, the poster with the most posts wins the tie-breaker.


Prizes:

1st Place: 40,000 + *shirt sponsored by FighterStyle.com and FearTheFighter.com

2nd Place: 20,000

3rd Place: 10,000


Fight picks must be entered in this thread by August 11, 2012 no later than 5:30 PM East Coast Time.

*

Giveaway only applicable to USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia residents.

ENTER MMA CRYPT PREDICTION CONTEST 69 HERE

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14th July 2012

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MMA Crypt (Fighter) H.O.F : Inductee 1

MMA Crypt (Fighter) H.O.F : Inductee 1

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21st June 2012

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Farewell to Fedor: Retirement tribute to the First Emperor of heavyweight MMA

Farewell to Fedor: Retirement tribute to the First Emperor of heavyweight MMA

"This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but a whimper." - T.S. Eliot
When the American poet wrote those words nearly a century ago, there’s absolutely no way he could have known of a man who would be born in 1976 in then-USSR whose parents would name Fedor Emelianenko. There’s no way Eliot could have foreseen the impact this unassuming character would have on the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) or how his legendary career would ultimately fizzle out.
The Russian, who once terrorized all manner of opponents inside the squared circle while doing the same to fight promoters outside of it, announced his retirement today (June 21, 2012) following his 90-second shellacking (watch the video here) of a long-past his prime Pedro Rizzo.
It wasn’t in a bout promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the premier fight promotion in the world. The closest Emelianenko came to stepping foot inside the Octagon was his fight against Dan Henderson in Strikeforce which came after Zuffa purchased the San Jose-based company.
And it wasn’t a grand pay-per-view (spectacle) like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) usually puts on or even the two shows Affliction ran with the Russian as its headliner. It’s not expected to rake in millions upon millions of dollars, either.
Fans watched via internet streams of varying quality and legality. And those who did witnessed the end of an era.
They watched one of the greatest fighters in the sport end his career much like he approached it; quiet, reserved and with his faith and family at the forefront of his mind.
Here’s to you, “Last Emperor.”

For a time, the biggest fight that could possibly ever be made was to pit Emelianenko against then-UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
The only similarity between the two was the severity in which they dispatched their opponents. In every other way, there were polar opposites.
Lesnar was brash, arrogant and a bully. Emelianenko wore hipster-esque sweaters and loved ice cream.
The WWE Superstar sported a claymore tattoo on his chest and a giant skull was inked across his broad back. The Russian looked more like a delivery truck driver than one of the greatest fighters of all time.
In many ways, Lesnar symbolized the stereotype of MMA fighters and its fans while Emelianenko bucked all preconceptions. It’s why many gravitated to him.
And the amazing knockouts and submissions didn’t hurt either.
In 14 fights for the defunct-Japanese promotion, PRIDE Fighting Championships, Emelianenko never lost and only went to a decision four times. Once against Semmy Schilt, who would go on to win the K-1 World Grand Prix four times and the other three were against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira — twice — and Mirko Filipovic, heavyweight legends in their own right.
Three technical knockout (TKO) victories and a bevy of submission victories stand as testament to his dominance across the Pacific. When he began fighting stateside for Affliction, he racked up two more wins against Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, adding them to a hit list including Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman and Nogueira of men who had or would wear the UFC heavyweight crown.
“The Last Emperor” accomplished all this while being small in stature. At six-foot and 230-some odd pounds, he’s larger than your average man but in the world of MMA heavyweights who cut down to reach the 265-pound maximum limit, he might as well have been a welterweight.
Still, he won. And continued to win. It didn’t matter if it was Kazuyuki Fujita cracking him across the jaw or Randleman German suplexing him nearly onto his head, Emelianenko always managed to get his arm raised at the end.
It wasn’t until he faced off against Fabricio Werdum the Russian tasted defeat for the first time. Caught in the Brazilian’s vice-like triangle choke, Emelianenko was forced to submit. And with three quick taps of his hand, a god bled.
By the end of two rounds with Antonio Silva, the last hope of PRIDE was all but dead while a knockout against Dan Henderson nearly six months later only served to shovel more dirt on the grave.
What could now be known as the “Fedor Emelianenko Retirement Tour” started four months later in Moscow with an uninspired decision win over Jeff Monson. A quick knockout over Satoshi Ishii followed six weeks later.
And now, following his victory over Rizzo, “The Last Emperor” has walked away from the sport on his own terms.
His own terms; it’s exactly how he approached the sport from day one.

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21st June 2012

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MMA Crypt’s Prediction Contest 63- UFC 147, Silva vs. Franklin

MMA Crypt’s Prediction Contest 63:
UFC 147, Silva vs. Franklin

Date: June 23, 2012
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Venue: Mineirinho Gymnasium
Broadcast: PPV, FX, Facebook

MAIN CARD:


Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin
Cezar Ferreira vs. Sergio Moraes
Godofredo Pepey vs. Rony Mariano Bezerra
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow
Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

PRELIMINARY CARD:

Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rodrigo Damm
Delson Heleno vs. Francisco Trinaldo
John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana
Thiago Perpetuo vs. Leonardo Mafra
Marcos Vinicius vs. Wagner Campos
Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Viera

This “Fantasy MMA Challenge” contest requires that you pick the winning fighters
offered in the events, the method in which they will win and when they will win.

Here is how it works:

4 points to pick the winner.
3 points to pick the style of win : decision, sub or KO
3 points to pick when the fight is over by specific round, if you predict the right winner.

Method:

KO/TKO (votes as KO and TKO count as the same)
Decision (Majority, split and unanimous count as the same)
Submissions (all count as the same)Most points wins.

Tie-Breaker Rule:

If there is a tie, the poster with the most posts wins the tie-breaker.

Prizes:

1st Place: 20,000

2nd Place: 10,000

3rd Place: 5,000

Fight picks must be entered in this thread by June 23rd, 2012 no later than 5:00 PM East Coast Time.


ENTER HERE

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21st June 2012

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VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10 MW’s in THE WORLD - JUNE MMA CRYPT RANKINGS

VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10 MW’s in THE WORLD - JUNE MMA CRYPT RANKINGS

Guys and Gals, this is your opportunity to have your say in the MMA CRYPT official top 10 rankings. Instead of only having 2 or 3 Mods telling you who the Crypt top 10’s are, we are opening it up to all members.

Please take your time when voting, pay attention, as it is possible to vote for the same fighter in different spots. Try to keep all bias out of your selections, vote with your head, not your heart. Remember the top 10’s should be ranked on performance and not popularity, also this isn’t just a top 10 UFC fighter list, this includes all of MMA.

REMEMBER….NO BASHING OF OTHER MEMBERS PICKS. QUESTION IF YOU MUST, BUT KEEP IT CIVIL!!!


Have fun with it people.

Your Top 10 Middleweight fighters.

VOTE HERE

Alan Belcher
Vitor Belfort
Michael Bisping
Tim Boetsch
Derek Brunson
Chris Camozzi
Patrick Cote
C.B. Dollaway
Maiquel Falcao
Rich Franklin
Riki Fukuda
Jared Hamman
Gerald Harris
Ed Herman
Anthony Johnson
Tim Kennedy
Mamed Khalidov
Robbie Lawler
Tom Lawlor
Cung Le
Chris Leban
Thales Leites
Hector Lombard
Ronny Markes
Court McGee
Jason Miller
Mark Munoz
Rafael Natal
Antonio Braga Neto
Yushin Okami
Rousimar Palhares
Costa Philippou
Goran Reljic
Nick Ring
Luke Rockhold
Jake Rosholt
Alessio Sakara
Jorge Santiago
Jake Shields
Alexander Shlemenko
Anderson Silva
Wanderlei Silva
Chael Sonnen
Ronaldo Souza
Andreas Spang
Brian Stann
Clifford Starks
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
Tom Watson
Chris Weidman

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21st June 2012

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VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10 HW’s in THE WORLD - JUNE MMA CRYPT RANKINGS

VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10 HW’s in THE WORLD - JUNE MMA CRYPT RANKINGS

Guys and Gals, this is your opportunity to have your say in the MMA CRYPT official top 10 rankings. Instead of only having 2 or 3 Mods telling you who the Crypt top 10’s are, we are opening it up to all members.

Please take your time when voting, pay attention, as it is possible to vote for the same fighter in different spots. Try to keep all bias out of your selections, vote with your head, not your heart. Remember the top 10’s should be ranked on performance and not popularity, also this isn’t just a top 10 UFC fighter list, this includes all of MMA.

REMEMBER….NO BASHING OF OTHER MEMBERS PICKS. QUESTION IF YOU MUST, BUT KEEP IT CIVIL!!!

Have fun with it people.

Your Top 10 Heavyweight Fighters:

VOTE HERE

Andrei Arlovski
Josh Barnett
Pat Barry
Rob Broughton
Travis Browne
Shane Carwin
Daniel Cormier
Shane Del Rosario
Junior Dos Santos
Todd Duffee
Fedor Emelianenko
Gabriel Gonzaga
Dave Herman
Mark Hunt
Blagoi Ivanov
Lavar Johnson
Shawn Jordan
Sergei Kharitonov
Cheick Kongo
Cole Konrad
John Madsen
Frank Mir
Stipe Miocic
Matt Mitrione
Jeff Monson
Roy Nelson
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Alistair Overeem
Eric Prindle
Ben Rothwell
Mike Russow
Thiago Santos
Brendan Schaub
Antonio Silva
Ron Sparks
Stefan Struve
Cain Velasquez
Fabricio Werdum

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21st June 2012

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VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10 LHW’s in THE WORLD - JUNE MMA CRYPT RANKINGS

VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10 LHW’s in THE WORLD - JUNE MMA CRYPT RANKINGS

Guys and Gals, this is your opportunity to have your say in the MMA CRYPT official top 10 rankings. Instead of only having 2 or 3 Mods telling you who the Crypt top 10’s are, we are opening it up to all members.

Please take your time when voting, pay attention, as it is possible to vote for the same fighter in different spots. Try to keep all bias out of your selections, vote with your head, not your heart. Remember the top 10’s should be ranked on performance and not popularity, also this isn’t just a top 10 UFC fighter list, this includes all of MMA.

REMEMBER….NO BASHING OF OTHER MEMBERS PICKS. QUESTION IF YOU MUST, BUT KEEP IT CIVIL!!!


Have fun with it people.

Your Top 10 Light Heavyweight fighters.

VOTE HERE

Houston Alexander
Ryan Bader
Stephan Bonnar
Rafael Calvacante
Phil Davis
Rashad Evans
Forrest Griffin
Alexander Gustafsson
Dan Henderson
Quinton Jackson
Jon Jones
Mike Kyle
Muhammed Lawal
Lyoto Machida
Fabio Maldonado
Vladimir Matyushenko
Gegard Mousasi
Christian M’Pumbu
Stanislav Nedkov
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Tito Ortiz
Igor Pokrajac
Mauricio Rua
Thiago Silva
Krzysztof Soszynski
Ovince St.Preux
Glover Texeira
James Te Huna
Brandon Vera
Travis Wiuff

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21st May 2012

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UFC 146 Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

11th May 2012

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UFC on Fuel TV 3 & Strikeforce 40 Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA


UFC on Fuel TV 3: Korean Zombie vs Poirier Predictions & Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier Predictions- This Episode of the show includes Predictions for: Donald Cerrone vs Jeremy Stephens, Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin Poirier, Josh Thomson vs Gilbert Melendez, and Josh Barnett vs Daniel Cormier. The rest of my predictions will be posted @ kamikazeoverdrive.net throughout the week.

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16th April 2012

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UFC 145 Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA