*Blue name contest and my 1st live UFC*

From the time I saw Teila Tuli get his teeth kicked into the stands by Gerard Gordeau at UFC 1, I have been infected with an epidemic called mixed martial arts. Even as a young kid there was something visceral about that moment and simply put; I was hooked.



I have attended and supported several local amateur cards in my area but going to a UFC is like a Bucket List type of thing. Rarely do I ever spend money on myself but I couldn't fight it any longer; I broke down and bought some (really good) tickets for this Sunday's card in Pittsburgh:







Some of the prelims:

• Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas

• Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton

• Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez

• Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan



Main card:

• Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

• Matt Brown vs. John Howard

• Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry

• Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story



A hell of a fight card and each one of those fights has the potential to be a war.



The night before the fights, my girl and I are lucky enough to go see Joe Rogan and one of the P4P Funniest Men on the Planet; Joey Coco Diaz. To simply say I'm excited about this weekend is an extreme understatement. This is equivalent to the first time I touched a real boob.



To celebrate this occasion and give back, I will purchase two blue names (or renew blues) for the first 2 people to correctly pick the winners of the following fights:



Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton

Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan

Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry

Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story



I will also buy a third blue name (or renewal) for the poster who is first in correctly predicting both the Knock Out and Fight of the Night.



Enjoy the fights, much love & best of luck to all you sexy bitches :)



Respek,



The Swinging Richard. 

Link to Versus 4 prelims on Facebook.  



Fights start at 4:55 ET.

The Swinging Richard, what an awesome thing to do!  You will definitely enjoy your first live event, the atmosphere is great!



Joe Lauzon
vs. Curt Warburton

Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan

Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry

Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story



Joe Lauzon
Manny Gamburyan
Matt Mitrione
Cheick Kongo
Nate Marquardt Phone Post

Joe Lauzon
Manny Gamburyan
Matt Mitrione
Pat Barry
Nate Marquardt Phone Post

Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton fotn
Pat Barry kootn Phone Post

Not going to bother as I hate to see someone spend perfectly good money on a blue name, but congrats on getting to see your first UFC live! Should be sick.

 Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton

Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan

Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry

Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story



FOTN: Marquardt/Story

KOTN: Matt Brown

Lauzon griffin mitrione Barry nate Phone Post

Lauzon
Griffin
Mitrione
Barry
Story
Fotn- griffin/gamburian
Ko- barry Phone Post

VTFU and have a great time Richard!!!

Joe Lauzon
Tyson Griffin
Christian Morecraft
Cheick Kongo
Rick Story

Fight of the Night: Brown/Howard

KO of the Night: Matt Brown

*Edited to reflect Marquardt pulling out of fight.

Gocanucksgo - The Swinging Richard, what an awesome thing to do!  You will definitely enjoy your first live event, the atmosphere is great!

Thanks.

Hopefully I don't end up sitting beside "that guy" that wants to convince me that Jon Cena or Stone Cold would be an unstoppable force in the UFC :)

Joe Lauzon
Tyson Griffin
Matt Mitrione
Pat Barry
Nate Marquardt

KOTN: Tyson Griffin
FOTN: Lauzon Warburton

Joe Lauzon.
Tyson Griffin.
Christian Morecraft.
Pat Barry (unless he gets his nuts knee'd off, no offense to Kongo).
Rick Story.
Fotn: Lauzon-Warburton.
Kotn: Barry Phone Post

Jesk already has my combo.
Marquardt-Story for fotn Phone Post

 Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton           Lauzon

Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan   Tyson

Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft  Mittrione

Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry  Barry

Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story   Marquardt



KO of the night = Pat Barry



Fight of the night = Joe Stevenson  vs Javier Vazquez

Curt Warburton
Tyson Griffin
Christian Morecraft
Pat Barry
Rick Story

KOTN Pat Barry
FOTN Matt Brown vs John Howard

Lauzon
Griffin
Morecraft
Kongo
Marquardt Phone Post

Joe Lauzon
Manny Gamburyan
Matt Mitrione
Rick Story
Cheick Kongo


KOTN: John Howard
FOTN: Stevenson vs Vasquez