(9/17/2008)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Joe Lauzon - 95.4
2. Nate Diaz - 93.0
3. Wilson Gouveia - 91.5
4. Clay Guida - 90.8
5. Alessio Sakara - 90.4
6. Ryan Jensen - 90.3
7. Josh Neer - 90.0
8. Dan Miller - 89.8
9. Eric Schafer - 89.2
10. Mike Massenzio - 89.2
UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Elevation: 1,090'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley
91.9
Fighters & Matches 89.4
Top 10 Fighters 91.0
TOTAL 90.2
87.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:27
     This was a quick fight. Dan Miller came out & threw a couple of punches, and then jumped on the back of Kimmons, locking on a rear-naked choke. Kimmons stayed standing with Miller on his back for about a minute, but eventually it was too much, he collapsed backwards, and then Miller won via rear-naked choke.
88.4
Submission
(Kimura)
1:28
      This was a pretty quick & painless fight for Mike Massenzio's UFC debut. The fight started with McFedries randomly falling down, Massenzio got on top, McFedries tried to lock on a triangle choke, but obviously is a C-Class grappler. Massenzio then passed the guard, locked on the kimura, and McFedries was forced to tap. Solid debut for Mike Massenzio.
87.9
TKO
(Punches)
7:54
      Jason Brilz completely dominated Brad Morris during both rounds of this fight, which would be impressive, if Brad Morris put up ANY kind of fight at all. Basically, Brilz looks like a solid grappler, implementing several takedowns, and total ground control, and Brad Morris seems to have no ground game whatsoever. Jason Brilz wins via TKO in the second round, after mounting the back of Morris.
91.9
TKO
(Punches)
6:34
      This fight could probably be called an ass kicking. The first round started with Joe Lauzon locking on a flying heelhook, which should have finished Bradley, but Bradley was somehow able to fight out of it, and he eventually got back to his feet. Once they were standing, Bradley seemed like maybe he had the slightly better striking, rocking Lauzon at one point, but Lauzon held his own, eventually winning round one. The second round started, and Lauzon took Bradley down with a nice double leg, got the full mount, and then finished him off with some HEAVY punches. The referee was forced to stop the fight, giving Lauzon a well deserved TKO victory.
89.8
Submission
(Armbar)
7:04
      This was a pretty great fight. Ryan Jensen came out in the first round, took Gouveia to the ground, and beat him up with big punches for most of the round, and surprisingly, he looked like he might be a better grappler than Gouveia. Once the second round started, Jensen took him down again, but this time, after a couple of minutes, Gouveia was able to grab an arm, and tried to rip it off, forcing Jensen to tapout. Awesome win for Gouveia.
89.0
KO
(Head Kick)
1:27
      This was another quick fight. The fight started with Sakara throwing kicks at the head of Vedepo, but not really connecting with much. Vedepo then tried to take Sakara down, but Sakara's takedown defense was enough to keep him standing. Vedepo had a good punch flury that kind of rocked Sakara, but he wasn't able to finish with anything. Sakara then started stalking Vedepo, and eventually unleashed a huge head kick that knocked Vedepo the fuck out. Solid win for Alessio Sakara.
89.4
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
4:53
      This fight was VERY exciting, especially since it was in Houston's hometown, which made the crowd erupt from the beginning of the fight, all the way until the end. Houston exploded at the start of the fight with heavy (illegal) knees, and some brutal punches & kicks. I thought Houston was going to walk away with the win, but then Schafer figured out Houston's weakness, and took him to the ground, pounded on him for a few, and then finished the fight with an arm triangle. Houston Alexander is REALLY fun to watch, but the dude needs to work on his ground game. He pretty much sucks once the fight hits the ground.
88.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This fight was pretty good. To break it down into a simple summary, Alan Belcher won the fight due to his striking skills while standing, and Ed Herman nearly won the fight due to his takedowns & decent submission offense. In the end, I BASICALLY scored it a draw, it could have gone either way, and the judges gave it to Alan Belcher via split-decision. I'm fine with that, but the crowd seemed a bit upset.
89.8
Decision
15:00
      Wow, I thought Mac Danzig was going to win this fight, since Clay seems to have terrible luck, but HOLY SHIT, Clay Guida pulled through with this one. Danzig looked good during the first round, and I thought the fight was still up in the air at the end of the first round. The longer the fight lasted though, the more tired Danzig got, and the more energy Guida got. They should start calling him Clay "The Vampire" Guida! CLEVER!!! The point is, that dude has INSANE cardio, and for that reason (combined with his superior wrestling skills), he was able to beat Danzig via decision.
91.0
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty awesome. The first round started with Josh Neer taking the aggressive approach, throwing Diaz around like a ragdoll, and making him look kind of weak, but by the end of the round, Diaz was pretty much dominating Neer with his Jiu-Jitsu skills. The second round was pretty close, but it might have gone in Neer's favor. The last round was more heavy fighting by both fighters, another close round, and in the end, Nate Diaz wins via split-decision. Great fight, even matchup.
OVERALL 90.2
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