Writer vs. Fighter: UFC Vegas 25

Writer vs. Fighter UFC Vegas 25

This week’s Writer vs. Fighter features Cageside Press’ Bryson Hester and Bellator’s Arlene Blencowe making their picks for UFC Vegas 25.

The battle for pick supremacy is raging on with another round of writer vs fighter. Will the Cageside Press staff flex their MMA knowledge further? Or do professional fighters have better prognosticating powers?

Here’s how each week has gone so far:

Joe McDonagh def. Randy Costa (3-2) – Fight Island 7
Doug Murray def. Bryan Barberena (2-1) – Fight Island 8
Shawn Bitter DRAW Mike Rodriguez (1-1) – UFC 257
Dalton Rosta def. Jay Anderson (7-2) – UFC Vegas 18
Austin Arnett def. Heath Harshman (2-1) – UFC 258
Sam Hughes def. Gumby Vreeland (3-0) – UFC Vegas 19
Mike McClory def. Orion Cosce (5-2) – UFC Vegas 20
Josh Evanoff def. Cortney Casey (2-1) – UFC 259
Aiemann Zahabi def. Alex Behunin (5-0) – UFC Vegas 21
Sergio Pineiro def. Kai Kamaka III (7-0) – UFC Vegas 22
Gabriel Gonzalez def. Vince Morales (7-4) – UFC 260
Jordan Leavitt def. Rodney James Edgar (4-2) – UFC Vegas 23 
Ryan Fortune def. Rani Yahya (7-3) – UFC Vegas 24
Dakota Bush def. Dylan Bowker (6-5) – UFC 261

With the narrow win by Dakota Bush this past weekend, the fighters have moved within just one win. The total now stands at 6-5 with a draw.

Here’s how it works: both writer and fighter must pick the winner of the main event, co-main event, and featured main card bout. A correct pick will earn one point. Both must then pick a “lock” — the fighter they are most sure will win their fight — from the entire card. That’s two points. The “dog” comes next, and a correct underdog pick earns three points.

It’s that simple. Five picks: Main, co-main, and featured fight winners, lock, and underdog. To the winner go the spoils. Not actual spoils, but bragging rights anyway.

On this week’s edition, Bellator’s #2 featherweight Arlene Blencowe drops her picks for UFC Vegas 25. She’ll be facing off with Cageside Press stalwart Bryson Hester. Let’s see what their picks look like.

The main card picks are almost identical with both Blencowe and Hester taking Cub Swanson and Dustin Jacoby. The only real difference in that portion is the main event. The fighter will be riding with Dom Reyes, who is a slight underdog in the main even. The writer on the other hand is going with the Czech fighter.

The showdown very well could be decided with an exciting middleweight tilt between Sean Strickland and Krzysztof Jotko. Bryson Hester has locked Strickland in as his sure thing for this week. Blencowe on the other hand, had Jotko as her dog. Of course, more ground could be made up with Hester’s dog, which will be Randa Markos, or Blencowe’s lock, which is Cody Stamann.

May the best writer/fighter win! We’ll have the results up after the conclusion of UFC Vegas 25!