UFC 198 CONTESTS: Prediction and Betting Game Results

By Tom Strong, MMATorch UK Contributor

UFC 198 CONTESTS: Prediction and Betting Game Results

UFC 198 proved to be what we all thought, a brilliant card on paper but a difficult fight card to predict throughout. Five underdogs prevailed with the biggest surprise of the night going to Bryan Barberena with his unanimous decision win over Warlley Alves, which in turn cost every player a truck load of points. Mix that in with another four underdog victories and a draw, this wasn’t a night for big scores and heavy profit returns in the betting game.

Let’s see how you all got on and the results of the 2nd round World Cup.


26 people submitted an entry for this card. Here’s a combined breakdown of how many confidence points you placed on each fighter (Winner in bold):

Stipe Miocic -92
Fabricio Werdum -45

Jacare Souza -192
Vitor Belfort -11

Cris Cyborg -302
Leslie Smith -0

Mauricio Rua -18
Corey Anderson -112

Bryan Barberena -0
Warlley Alves -245

Demian Maia -152
Matt Brown -4

Thigo Santos -172
Nate Marquardt -13

Francisco Trinaldo -103
Yancy Medeiros -13

John Lineker -90
Rob Font -14

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -17
Patrick Cummins -126

Sergio Moraes – Draw
Luan Chagas – Draw

Renato Moicano -20
Zubaira Tukhugov -40


Sean Simpson (45 points) beats Scott Pipher (44 points) to retain the MMATorch Confidence Picks Champion.

This was anything but plain sailing for the champion Sean who found himself trailing Scott the whole event and going into the main event. Only a victory for Miocic would see Sean retain his title, whilst Scott needed Werdum to win to become the new MMATorch Champion. We didn’t have to wait long to found out – just over two minutes in fact – for Miocic to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion, and for Sean to come away with an unlikely victory and his title.

Jaymon1002 (55 points) will step up next to challenge Sean at UFC 199, predicting 9/12 fights correctly Jaymon1002 was by far the best player on the night with his nearest rival was David Lindahn who scored (52 points). The rest of us had nights to forget!

Well done Jaymon1002.

Here are the results of the Confidence Picks pool:

55- Jaymon1002
52- David Lindahn
47- Ben Heather
47- Sam Martin
47- Mark Sacchetti
46- Eugene Kim
46- Richard Race
46- Michael Douglas
45- Charles Mickael
45- Sean Simpson
44- Brian Foe
44- Tommy Strong
44- David Little
43- Anthony Sinnott
42- Malcolm Piper
42- John Lewish
41- Neal Hollic
40- Ben S
40- Scott Pipher
40- Josh Brown
39- Alex Potapoff
36- Kevin Seng
36- Simon Kerry
36- Dave Hughes
36- James Brown
35- Daniel Moore

Note: Should either champion, or challenger fail to submit picks for UFC 199 David Lindahn would step up as a challengers and so on. Everyone else will be fighting for the No 1 contender slot on the night, and the right to face off against either Sean or Jaymon1002 at UFC 200.


David Lindahn ($1000) beats James Brown ($500) to retain his MMATorch Betting Title.

David Lindahn: $1073.33

$500 on Lineker for $833.33

$100 on Miocic for $240

James Brown: $500

$300 on Lineker for $500

David Lindahn managed to extend his title run with a routine victory over James Brown. David may want to thank the judges in Brazil for his victory after Rua’s dubious decision over Anderson played a major part in deciding the winner of this contest.

Next up for David will be Eugene Kim who returned $1987.50 with hefty returns on Miocic and Nogueria which was enough to top the pool. Mark Sacchetti wasn’t far behind on $1853.33, whilst no players were about to hit a parlay and in turn, profits suffered.

Well done David and Eugene.

Here (in no particular order) are the results from the Betting Picks pool:

Eugene Kim: $1987.50

$250 on Nogueira for $787.50

$500 on Miocic for $1200

Mark Sacchetti: $1853.33

$300 on Moicano for $690

$50 on Lineker for $83.55

$450 on Miocic for $1080

Michael Douglas: $1635

$300 on Moicano for $690

$300 on Nogueira for $945

Ben Heather: $1501.63

$300 on Harris for $500

$300 on Miocic for $720

$200 on Trinaldo for $281.63

Jaymon1002: $1453.33

$300 on Lineker for $833.33

$200 on Rua for $620

Richard Race: 1313.33

$500 on Harris for $833.33

$200 on Miocic for $480

Sean Simpson: $1275

$250 on Moicano for $675

$250 on Miocic for $600

Sam Martin: $1275

$300 on Lineker for $500

$250 on Rua for $775

Alex Potapoff: $1200

$500 on Miocic for $1200

Josh Brown: $1100

$200 on Rua for $620

$200 on Miocic for $480

Brian Foe: $810

$300 on Lineker for $500

$100 on Rua for $310

Tommy Strong: $833.33

$500 on Lineker for $833.33

David Little: $620

$200 on Rua for $620

Malcolm Piper: $658.33

$250 on Moicano for $575

$50 on Lineker for $83.33

Simon Kerry: $630

$200 on Nogueira for $630

Dan Moore: $600

$250 on Miocic for $600

Anthony Sinnott: $500

$300 on Lineker for $500

Kevin Seng: $575

$250 on Moicano for $575

Charles Mickael; $500

$300 on Lineker for $500

Scott Pipher: $166.67

$100 on Lineker for $166.67

Ben S: $0

Neal Hollic: $0

Dave Hughes: $0

John Lewish: $0

Note: Should either champion, or challenger fail to submit picks for UFC 199 Mark Sacchetti would step up as a challenger, and so on. Everyone else will be fighting for the No 1 contender slot on the night, and the right to face off against either David or Eugene at UFC 200.

World Cup 2nd Round Results:

David Lindahn (52) def. James Brown (36)
Ben S (40) def. Alex Potapoff (39)
David Little (44) def. Brown (40)
Ben Heather (47) def. Simpson (45)
Eugene Kim (46) def. Charles Mickael (45)
Richard Race (46) def. Dave Hughes (36)
Scott Pipher (40) def. Kevin Seng (36)
Mark Sacchetti (47) def. Michael Douglas (46)

Performer of the Night: Considering it was the night of underdogs, this award goes to Jaymon1002 for his rather impressive 9/12 predictions.

GOAT: It’s been coming for a while now Dan ‘Tucky’ Moore and finally the award goes to you, for scoring just 35 confidence points.

Thanks once again to everyone who takes part and interacts throughout the card, feel free to follow me on Twitter, @Strong_te

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