(5/5/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Louis Gaudinot - 94.5
2. Dennis Bermudez - 94.5
3. John Lineker - 93.4
4. Roland Delorme - 93.2
5. Alan Belcher - 92.8
6. Nate Diaz - 92.8
7. Michael Johnson - 92.1
8. John Dodson - 92.0
9. Karlos Vemola - 91.7
10. Pablo Garza - 91.4
UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Elevation: 3'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
93.4
Fighters & Matches 90.6
Top 10 Fighters 92.8
TOTAL 91.7
89.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
6:07
     Nice fight! Karlos Vemola (when he's on his game) is badass! This was his debut at 185, and he looked like a wild animal out there. Massenzio showed some solid striking in the first round, and some decent submission skills, and I think he probably won that round, even though Vemola slammed him a couple of times. The second round was 100% Vemola though, taking Massenzio to the ground, unleashing some HEAVY punches while Massenzio was turtled up, and then Vemola locked on a tight rear-naked choke, forcing Massenzio to quit. Awesome fight for both guys, especially Vemola.
91.4
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
4:59
      Holy shit! This was one hell of a fight! Denis was supposed to fight Bedford, which would have been a fight between two Top 10 Guys, but Bedford had to pull out, so Delorme accepted the fight on a few weeks notice. Nick Denis was launching some CRAZY strikes, beating the shit out of Delorme for most of the round, but Delorme is a badass, his chin is crazy, and he was able to rock Denis with some punch combinations of his own, eventually finishing the first round on the ground, locked on the rear-naked choke, and Nick Denis tapped out with ONE SECOND LEFT ON THE CLOCK! Badass exciting fight!
93.4
Decision
15:00
      Pablo Garza is a badass grappler, and Dennis Bermudez FUCKING DESTROYED him in this fight. It was 3 rounds of Bermudez, slamming Garza around like a ragdoll, beating the shit out of him on the ground, slamming him some more, beating his ass, etc... Dennis Bermudez is fucking crazy, and I like it! Awesome fight by Bermudez, and great job to Garza, for toughing it out the entire 15 minutes.
86.7
Decision
15:00
      This fight wasn't really exciting for me at all. Castillo won all 3 rounds, but hitting Cholish every once in a while with a few punches here & there. Cholish went for a fun little leg lock late in the third round, but it didn't go anywhere, since Castillo just got on top of him and beat him up for the rest of the round. Overall, it was a pretty slow paced fight, and Castillo secured the victory with a couple of slams, and some basic boxing skills.
93.4
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
9:54
      This fight was badass!!! The first round was nonstop 200mph swinging for the fences by both guys. I gave the first round to Lineker for SEEMING to throw more strikes, and he also went for a nice leg lock, but wasn't able to finish it. The second round was more ass kicking by both guys, and at first, I was giving it to Lineker, again for landing more strikes, but eventually, Gaudinot was able to get the fight to the ground, where he pounded the shit out of Lineker's face, and eventually when Lineker picked him up and tried to carry him across the cage, Gaudinot locked on a guillotine choke, and it was TIGHT (even trapping one of Lineker's arms with his leg), forcing Lineker to fall asleep. Pretty amazing fight by both guys, and Gaudinot shocked me with his comeback there at the end. AWESOME FIGHT.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      This was another fight that wasn't very exciting. Both guys did a decent job striking, Hathaway seemed to have better striking, landing more punches, and a couple of really nice knees. The grappling game seemed to be pretty event. In the end, I gave all 3 rounds to John Hathaway, and all 3 judges agreed.
91.0
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight, both guys had a ton of energy, Dodson was his usual self (which is a good thing, he's a great fighter), and Elliott came out of nowhere, making his UFC debut, and he was throwing insane spinkicks, jump kicks, flying all around like a maniac, and hammering Dodson's face with punches throughout the fight. Tim Elliott could potentially be one of my new favorite fighters, especially at 125, but Dodson definitely did enough to win this fight, securing at least 2 of the rounds. So congrats to Dodson for a hard fought unanimous decision victory.
90.1
Decision
15:00
      This fight ended up being a really good fight, where both fighters were throwing crisp punches & knees, and constantly moving forward towards each other. It was a pretty good boxing/brawl overall, and all 3 rounds were pretty close, but I ended up giving the entire fight to Michael Johnson, and all 3 judges agreed. Really fun fight to watch though.
90.0
TKO
(Punches)
4:38
      This fight was pretty much what you'd expect between two big heavyweight strikers. Both guys threw bombs, Barry mostly kicks, Johnson mostly punches. In the end, near the end of the first round, Johnson had Barry pinned up against the cage, and was swinging for the fences, eventually breaking down Barry's defenses, causing Barry to collapse to the ground. Lavar Johnson looked pretty solid, but he's slow, so I think that's his main obvious weakness. He definitely has heavy hands though.
92.2
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
4:18
      Holy crap, I'm shocked. I'm a huge Rousimar Palhares fan, BECAUSE I'm a huge fan of Jiu-Jitsu, especially the extremely talented top level guys. Well, this fight went to the ground almost immediately with a great takedown unleashed from Palhares early in the first round, at which point, I assumed it was the beginning of the end for Belcher. Well, Belcher proved to be the better guy on the ground? What the fuck!?! So yeah, Belcher pretty muched kicked Rousimar's ass. AMAZING fight by Belcher, and as usual, Palhares put on an impressive show on the ground, but he didn't have enough to take out Belcher. Belcher wins in the first round via TKO.
88.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Wooooooooo! I wanted Hendricks to win this fight, but after scoring all 3 rounds, I gave it JUST BARELY to Josh Koscheck. The judges gave it to Hendricks via split-decision, so BOOYOW! I'm looking forward to seeing him continue to climb the ladder. As far as I was concerned, Hendricks won the fight EXCEPT for the takedown at the end of the third round, where Koscheck racked up some points there. Ultimately though, Hendricks had better striking through the entire fight, so he deserves the win. Good fight overall.
92.4
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
9:09
      Good show! Solid main event! The first round was pretty back & forth by both guys, but I gave the first round to Nate Diaz. The second round, Diaz pretty much destroyed Miller, showing that he had the better striking, and once the fight went to the ground, Nate locked on a BADASS guillotine choke, forcing Miller to almost bite his own tongue off. I think I'll agree that Nate Diaz deserves a title show now. Do I think he can beat Benson Henderson? Not necessarily, but I think he at least deserves a shot. I also thought that it was cool that he called Strikeforce Champion, Gilbert Melendez the "True Lightweight Champion", I can't wait to hear Dana White's thoughts on that!
OVERALL 91.7
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