UFC 133: Recap and Pick’em Results

Written By: Barry Laminack

UFC 133 Quick Results

Preliminary card (Facebook)

  • Ivan Menjivar def. Nick Pace by unanimous decision
  • Johny Hendricks def. Mike Pierce by split decision
  • Mike Brown def. Nam Phan by unanimous decision
  • Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal def. Paul Bradley by unanimous decision

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

  • Alexander Gustafsson def. Matt Hamill by TKO in Rd 2
  • Chad Mendes def. Rani Yahya by unanimous decision

Main Card (PPV)

  • Rashad Evans def. Tito Ortiz by TKO in Rd 2
  • Vitor Belfort def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by KO in Rd 1
  • Brian Ebersole def. Dennis Hallman by TKO in Rd 1
  • Costas Philippou def. Jorge Rivera by splite decision
  • Rory MacDonald def. Mike Pyle by TKO in Rd 1

Awards (Each fighter earned $70,000 bonuses for each award below – Courtesy of mmamadman.com)
Fight of the Night: Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz
Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
Submission of the Night: None
Special Bonus: Brian Ebersole (for making quick work of Dennis Hallman and his blue undies)

Houston MMA Picks Results

Here is a look at how our Houston MMA friends did picking the fights.  The chart below shows the final standing but only the individual picks for the main card. The last row reflects the TOTAL fan vote versus our panel.

Expert Who Rd How Who Rd How Who Rd How Who Rd How Who Rd How
Ragan (10-1) x x x x x x x 52
AJ (8-3) x x x x x x x x 52
Jaime_40z x x x x x 48
Mike x x x x x 43
Lance x x x x x x 41
Barry x x x x x 38
Eric x x x x x x x 33
Rich x x x x 30

x x
x 45

*INCLUDES QUICK PICKS   |    Scoring: Who (+5) Round (+2) How (+3)
Maximum Possible Score: 80

Congratulations to AJ and Ragan for turning in great picks. Both scored 52 points but Ragan gets the first place nod by going an amazing 10-1 picking the winners. Good job to Jaime_4oz, our fan picks winner from UFC 132 who showed it wasn’t a fluke by turning in a solid 48 point performance.

Fan Results

Congratulations to Andrew Craig for winning it all this time around. Andrew piles up a contest high 58 points leaving everybody in the city in his dust.

Andrew will be invited to join us on our expert panel for UFC 134. Oh yeah, he also gets a choice of a brand spanking new TCD beanie or Gi patch!

Congratulations Andrew!

Thank you to all that played!

And now, here is the TOP 25 finishers in our UFC 133 Fan Picks contest.

Place Player Total*
1 Andrew Craig 58
2 Guy Ring 55
3 Conor Hogan 52

Roberto 52
5 Beanie Campbell 51
6 SBA 45

Chas Skelly 45

Michael Sheppard 45


Brett 45

Alfredo Baca 45
12 Cody Phillips 43

Drew Ratichek 43
14 Arno 42
15 Danny Moore 40

Eric Garcia 40
17 Jeremy Morris 39
18 Sijin 38

Eric Martin 38

Jeff Rexroad 38

Truth Jackson 38
22 Jace 37
Jose Llanas 37
24 A. Croon 35

Ryan Ring 35

Anthony Dilisio 35
Richard Gall 35
Legendary 35
David Birkinsha 35
Chad Cook 35

*INCLUDES QUICK PICKS   |    Scoring: Who (+5) Round (+2) How (+3)
Maximum Possible Score: 80