New to UFC but will be doing my best to try and get into it tonight.
Welcome aboard. What did you think of the overall show?
Anyways, my thoughts on the show. Great card in my opinion, this is what FOX needs to do on their FOX shows, stack the cards with exciting fighters and big names so people can stumble across it and likely get into it.
The prelims were great (- one snoozer). The main card was good to. Bendo is improving with each fight and the only logical fight for him now is to fight Pettis, if Pettis beats Cerrone.
Diaz looked good but he was just simply outclassed last night.
Rory didn't impress me much. Everyone knew exactly what was going to happen in that fight. BJ should be fighting at lightweight and he's had a long layoff as well. I want to see Rory/Condit 2 to see where Rory really is. And does anyone else think he is a bit socially awkward?
Penn should retire in my opinion or atleast go to lightweight and fight there. Love BJ though, always have so all the best to him.
Shogun did better in this fight than I expected but still Gus is a beast. If Hendo pulls out then I think Gus steps in to fight Machida. Machida I reckon would beat Gus though stylistically. I really wanted Shogun to win this one though but it's always good to see a new contender pop up.
The undercard was amazing. Yves Edwards did me proud, very impressed by his KO over Jeremy Stephens, a guy who has never been KO'd in his life. Yves's one of the old school guys that I have a lot of respect for and who I've been watching since I got into MMA in 2004. Very happy he got the win.
Brown/Swick was quite good, Swick looked terrible though. I think the game is passing him by. He looked terrible against DaMarques until he got the KO as well. I hope he proves me wrong and comes back better in his next fight. Brown is looking good though. 1-4 to begin the year and now to close the year, he's 4-0.