(4/1/2009)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Rob Kimmons - 93.2
2. Tyson Griffin - 93.1
3. Martin Kampmann - 93.1
4. Carlos Condit - 93.1
5. Brock Larson - 93.0
6. Tim Credeur - 92.9
7. Ricardo Almeida - 92.5
8. Aaron Simpson - 92.4
9. Rafael dos Anjos - 92.4
10. Ryan Bader - 91.1
UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Elevation: 597'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
93.0
Fighters & Matches 90.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.7
TOTAL 91.4
89.1
TKO
(Punches)
1:40
     BOOM! Awesome UFC debut by Aaron Simpson, he came out like a ball of fire, and burnt the living shit out of McKenzie, punching him, throwing knees, knocking him to the ground, and smashing his face in with punches until the referee was forced to stop the fight. That was a pretty awesome ass beating. The fight MIGHT have been stopped a little prematurely, but this was easily on it's way to being a 10-8 round, so I don't think you can really blame the referee for the stoppage. Aaron Simpson is a beast!
90.4
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
1:54
      That was an AWESOME guillotine choke. Kimmons started with some strong punches, Vedepo took him down, sort of, but after a bit of a scramble against the cage, Kimmons locked on a guillotine, and choked Vedepo unconscious, still trapped inside the standing guillotine, as Vedepo's body was left dangling like a corpse. BRUTAL guillotine choke. Awesome win for Rob Kimmons.
88.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty good scrap. It probably could have gone either way, OVERALL, I thought Jorge Rivera won this fight, but as far as official scoring is concerned, I gave the first & third rounds to Osterneck. So I'm happy with the split-decision, especially since I WANTED Rivera to win. It was kind of hard to watch the interview after the fight though, where Rivera talked about losing his daughter recently, etc... But yeah, great win by Jorge Rivera.
90.1
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
8:45
      Tim Credeur's Jiu-Jitsu skills in this fight looked pretty spectacular. He was doing a good job while standing, throwing some solid punches, so Catone kept trying to take him to the ground, and every time they went to the ground, Credeur would assault him with submission attempts. Finally, in the second round, he locked on an EXTREMELY tight guillotine choke, nearly ripping Catone's head off, forcing him to submit. Awesome win for Tim Credeur.
89.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:01
      This was a pretty straight forward fight. Brock Larson pinned Sanders against the cage like a gorilla, he took him to the ground with brute strength, he mounted his back, and then punched him in the head repeatedly until the referee almost stopped the fight, and then to seal the deal, he locked on a rear-naked choke for the quick submission victory. Nice win for Brock Larson.
90.1
Decision
15:00
      That was a badass grappling match. Horwich has some awesome Jiu-Jitsu skills, and was able to defend against some pretty crazy attacks, and even almost secured a leg lock, but ultimately, Almeida's Jiu-Jitsu is on another level, and he was able to pretty much dominate this entire fight, all 3 rounds, taking Horwich down repeatedly, he threw submission attempts at him left and right, and even showed some nice ground & pound skills. Awesome fight for Almeida, and congrats to Horwich for being able to survive for 15 minutes.
89.0
Decision
15:00
      Jeremy Stephens did a decent job while standing, throwing punches & knees, trying to finish the fight, but ultimately, Gleison Tibau was WAY too big & strong for him, taking him down in every round, and controlling the vast majority of the fight, leaving Tibau with the unanimous decision victory. Decent fight, but there was a lot of smothering going on, and not a lot of actual finishing.
89.2
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
1:58
      This fight was pretty exciting, for the short time it lasted. Junie Browning came out like a real gamer, but he couldn't handle the technical prowess of Cole Miller. Browning looked like his footwork was pretty good, and he looked like he had plenty of energy, but after the fight went to the ground, Miller locked on a guillotine choke (even trapping one of Junie's arms with his leg), forcing the submission around the halfway mark of the first round.
92.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was fucking ridiculous. The first round started with Griffin basically boxing against Dos Anjos, and getting the upperhand, until the fight went to the ground. Rafael Dos Anjos locked on some painful looking leglock that looked like he was going to snap Griffin's leg off at the knee, but Griffin was able to wobble away back to his corner after that round. The second round was pretty even between the two guys. The third round was pretty even until the end, where Anjos failed to lock on a Kimura, and ended up getting punched a lot on the ground for the final few seconds. Due to the explosion at the end of the third round, I gave the fight to Tyson Griffin, 29-28, and the judges agreed. Tyson Griffin wins via unanimous decision.
89.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, at least for Ryan Bader it was. Ryan Bader took Carmelo down, and then did it again, and then held him there for a while, and then took him down again, and again, and again. After 3 rounds, Ryan Bader pulled off the unanimous decision victory, continuing his undefeated record.
93.0
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This fight was awesome! Both guys were swinging crazy punches, throwing crazy kicks, unleashing solid ground & pound, both guys threw out several submission attempts, both guys showed incredible skills on the ground, both offensive & defensive. I almost called this fight a draw, until the very end, when Carlos Condit locked on a guillotine choke at the end of the fight. Kampmann was saved by the bell, and then somehow was also saved by the judges, because Martin Kampmann pulled of the split-decision victory.
OVERALL 91.4
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