(12/10/2008)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Ben Saunders - 94.0
2. Josh Koscheck - 92.0
3. Luigi Fioravanti - 91.4
4. Mike Swick - 91.2
5. Jim Miller - 90.4
6. Tim Credeur - 89.8
7. Steve Cantwell - 89.4
8. Justin McCully - 89.2
9. Dale Hartt - 88.9
10. Matt Wiman - 88.4
UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Elevation: 263'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff
90.1
Fighters & Matches 88.3
Top 10 Fighters 90.5
TOTAL 89.4
86.1
Decision
15:00
     Once upon a time, I thought Eddie Sanchez was seriously going to be a contender in the UFC, but then he met Antoni Hardonk and got his ass beat. Sanchez always starts out looking pretty solid, but if you can't make it out of the first 5 minutes with a little bit of gas left, then you're going to have trouble hanging around the UFC for very long. With that being said, I never really considered McCully to be a contender, so this fight wasn't exactly a fight I was looking forward to watching at all. I gave the first round to Sanchez (as usual), and the rest of the fight went to McCully. Decent fight, but nothing special. The best part of this fight, was the last 5 seconds where McCully ALMOSTED knocked out Sanchez, but then he held his hands up to celebrate, while the clock ran down, instead of finishing the fight. McCully pretty clearly won this fight.
86.8
TKO
(Leg Injury)
5:20
      *pukes* For fuck's sake man... I guess this is a good example of why you shouldn't fight at 155, if you're 6'4". The first round went to Hill, he was able to take Hartt to the ground and control him with his wrestling, but not a lot happened to be honest. The second round started, Hill threw a leg kick, Hartt checked it, Hill's leg snapped in half, and the fight was over. Fucking gross. Horrible way for Hill to lose a fight, and sort of a shitty way for Hartt to win as well. That was awful.
90.1
TKO
(Knees)
1:49
      Holy Shit! Ben "Anderson Silva" Saunders, beat the living shit out of Brandon Wolff. He locked on the Muay Thai clinch, and then unleashed 5,000,000 knees to the face of Wolff (I counted them). After Brandon Wolff's face eventually looked like it had been hit repeatedly by giant bombs, the referee eventually had to stop the fight.
86.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
8:44
      This fight was kind of boring, other than when the referee was jumping in with his ridiculous quotes like "Come on ya'll, lets get this party started, it's time to uh fight up in uh here, so start fightin' or I'll break you up!" That referee was fuckin' ridiculous. In the end, Steve Bruno wins via rear-naked choke in the second round.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty much a one-sided grappling ass beating. Fioravanti took Farber to the ground in all 3 rounds, got on his back in all 3 rounds, grappled the shit out of him in all 3 rounds, and completely dominated him for the entire 15 minutes. He didn't finish the fight, which sucks, but this was clearly a one-sided victory for Luigi Fioravanti.
89.6
Decision
15:00
      Jim Miller took this fight on a week's notice (replacing Franky Edgar), and he pretty much dominated Matt Wiman for all 3 rounds. He almost ripped Wiman's head off with a guillotine in the first round, he almst knocked him out with his striking on the feet (including a big kick to the body that almost destroyed Wiman). In the end, Jim Miller wins via unanimous decision after a hard fought (but dominant) battle.
87.7
TKO
(Rib Injury)
10:00
      This fight seemed like it was going to be pretty good, but it ended in kind of a weak sort of way. Tim Credeur beat the shit out of Loughran in the first round, pretty much did the same in the second round, and before the third round started, Loughran told the referee that he was done. Soooo, Tim Credeur wins via verbal submission.
88.9
Technical Submission
(Armbar)
4:04
      Well, I don't know who the fuck Razak Al-Hassan is, but he's pretty buff, and moves quickly, and has some pretty decent striking skills. With that being said, Steve Cantwell took him to the ground in the first round, locked on an armbar, and broke Al-Hassan's arm. Strange fight I guess, but hey, whatever, good UFC debut for Steve Cantwell.
89.2
TKO
(Punches)
0:33
      This was the first truly explosive fight of the night. The fight started with both guys dancing around in a circle for a few secounds, and then Mike "Quick" Swick unleashed a barrage of punches that knocked Goulet to the ground, and then he hit him in the side of the head with hammerfists, until the referee eventually stopped the fight. Once Swick was pulled off Goulet, they realized that Goulet was actually unconscious. BRUTAL beating by Mike Swick. Swick is the shitck!!!
89.7
KO
(Punch)
2:15
      This fight started out kind of slow, but it featured 2 of my favorite fighters in the welterweight division, so I was still looking forward to it. After dancing around for a little while, throwing random strikes, Koscheck eventually landed a huge right hand that knocked Yoshida out (but he didn't fall down yet), so Koscheck threw another HUGE right hand which knocked Yoshida out cold. Brutal KO.
OVERALL 89.4
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