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What is this? 1st Degree Black Belt
my rank
"I'm not on your side. I'm not on his side. I'm on the side or being right."

I've followed the sport since the Wild West days of the 1990s, but I'm still a filthy casual.

On the name: I've studied history and folklore at three of the fourteen Big 10 Universities. I work in insurance now, but they still call me "the history guy", so I just go with it. Oddly enough, when I see myself cited in books and articles and what not, they always call me a folklorist. I just go with that, too.

Enjoying Tapology immensely. I'm a little surprised that there's no DM option, but I know how some folks can be, so I guess I'm not too surprised. Glad we have the site; glad we have the sport.

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Bout   Prediction   Points
Marina Rodriguez vs. Mackenzie Dern   wrong Dern   Decision    
Charles Rosa vs. Damon Jackson   correct Jackson   KO/TKO   Round 1     50
Mariya Agapova vs. Sabina Mazo   wrong Mazo   Decision    
Alexander Romanov vs. Jared Vanderaa   correct Romanov   Submission   Round 1     50
Lupita Godinez vs. Silvana Gómez Juárez   wrong Juárez   KO/TKO   Round 3    
Tim Elliott vs. Matheus Nicolau   correct Nicolau   correct Decision     75
Randy Brown vs. Jared Gooden   correct Brown   Submission   Round 2     50
Charlie Ontiveros vs. Steve Garcia   correct Garcia   correct KO/TKO   Round 1     65
Chris Gutierrez vs. Felipe Colares   correct Gutierrez   correct Decision     75
Mikuru Asakura vs. Kyohei Hagiwara   correct Asakura   KO/TKO   Round 1     50
Masakazu Imanari vs. Takeshi Kasugai   wrong Kasugai   KO/TKO   Round 1    
Shooto Watanabe vs. Koki Naito   correct Watanabe   correct Submission   correct Round 1     100
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