100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Gadzhimurad Antigulov - 93.1
2. Thomas Almeida - 93.0
3. Cezar Ferreira - 92.9
4. Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveir - 92.5
5. Pedro Munhoz - 92.3
6. Ryan Bader - 92.1
7. Kamaru Usman - 92.1
8. Darren Stewart - 92.0
9. Claudia Gadelha - 92.0
10. Krzysztof Jotko - 92.0
UFC Fight Night 100: Bader vs. Nogueira 2
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elevation: 2,493'
-Fight of the Night-
Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales
Fighters & Matches 90.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.4
TOTAL 91.2
(Headbutt & Punches)
     This fight started in a pretty standard way, Stewart pressed Barroso against the fence, he shot for a takedown, it looked like he might have clashed his head into Barroso's mouth or something? Barroso complained, grabbed his mouth, clearly in a lot of pain, the referee ignored him and told him to keep fighting, Stewart unloaded with some big punches, and finished the fight fairly early in the first round, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Once we saw the replay, it was pretty clear Stewart blasted him with an accidental headbutt to the orbital, which could potentially lead to a no contest? Nope... They officially ruled the fight a TKO stoppage, so congrats to Stewart for the quick finish in his UFC debut.
(Guillotine Choke)
      Scoggins started the first round with some slick Karate kicks, Munhoz landed a nice leg kick, Scoggins scored a takedown, and then they stood up and reset. They continued to trade some hard punches & kicks at a decent pace. They both landed some pretty serious shots in that round, but I scored that round for Scoggins, based on his more diverse arsenal of strikes he had on display. It's worth noting that the crowd is clearly on the side of Munhoz though, because you know, they're in Brazil and stuff.
     The second round had a couple of minutes of solid striking going both ways, and then Munhoz slapped on a guillotine choke, they rolled around wildly for a second, Munhoz ended up on top with the mounted guillotine choke, and finished the fight by submission in the second round. That was a pretty great win for Pedro Munhoz. Scoggins needs to stop slipping and shit. He slipped multiple times in this fight, and that's what left him open for the guillotine choke.
(Guillotine Choke)
      Colombo kind of looked like a badass when they were announcing his name, but then once the fight started, he just looked like an old man. Henrique pressed him up against the fence early in the first round, and worked some dirty boxing, while looking for an opportunity to trip Colombo to the ground. When they split up from the clinch, Henrique landed a massive punch to the jaw of Colombo, but it didn't seem to have that much of an effect on him. Henrique clinched again, and plowed forward until they both fell to the ground, with Henrique on top. Henrique spent the last half of the round dropping big watermelon crushing elbows to the skull of Colombo, chopping up his forehead in multiple spots. They stood up with 30 seconds left in the round, and then Henrique lifted Colombo into the sky and dumped him into the center of the cage. Round one clearly goes to Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira.
     Colombo started the second round by whiffing with a jab, Henrique ducked under it, and took him to the ground. Henrique went for the arm-triangle choke from half mount, but decided to drop big punches & elbows again instead. They stood up, and then Henrique took Colombo down again. Colombo doesn't seem like he stands a chance in this fight, he's had almost zero offense in this fight, and we're halfway through the second round. Henrique dropped some more elbows, including one that slashed Colombo's forehead in half. Blood started pouring out like a bottle full of Kool-Aid. The doctor said he was fine, so the fight continued, with the fighters reset back on their feet. Henrique immediately scored another takedown, and continued to work his ground & pound until the end of the round. Henrique is clearly ahead at least 2-0 going into the final round.
     Henrique started the final round with some big punches, and then he scored another takedown, as he plowed Colombo across the cage again. Two minutes into the round, Henrique passed to full mount, slapped on a guillotine choke, and finished the fight by submission. That was a pretty solid one-sided ass beating by Henrique, but I'm not exactly sold on Colombo's skill level yet.
      The first round was all about Gamburyan throwing a big overhand right, over and over again. He landed it a few times, but his attack was very one-dimensional. Eduardo spent most of the round kicking the shit out of Gamburyan's lead leg. Gamburyan shot for a couple of takedowns, but Eduardo was able to stuff them. That was a close round that could go either way.
     They traded some basic strikes in the second round, Eduardo punched Gamburyan with a jab, Gamburyan collapsed, and basically just curled up, waiting for the referee to stop the fight. Congrats to Eduardo for a decent win, but I don't understand how that little jab dropped Gamburyan, unless Gamburyan literally has no chin whatsoever at this point.
     NOTE: After this fight ended, Manny announced his retirement, which I think is probably a pretty good idea at this point.
(Guillotine Choke)
      Antigulov threw some big punches, and then took Lima to the ground with ease. There was a wild scramble, Lima blasted Antigulov with a big upkick, Antigulov jumped into side control, slapped on a tight guillotine choke, pulled guard with it, Lima tried to punch his way free, but he was eventually forced to submit in his home country of Brazil. That was a fantastic UFC debut for Gadzhimurad Antigulov!
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
      The first round had a lot of dancing around, with Hermansson trying to work some basic boxing, while Ferreira blasted him with counters to almost every attack Hermansson threw at him. Ferreira landed some slick kicks, as well as a lot of big punches. Ferreira's timing is on point tonight. Round one goes to Ferreira.
     Ferreira threw a hard knee early in the second round, and then after a few exchanges, Hermansson threw a kick, and Ferreira took him to the ground, quickly passed to side control, Hermansson went for a guillotine, Ferreira passed that with easy, he went for an arm-triangle choke from half mount, but he was on the wrong side. Ferreira eventually hopped over to the proper side, he cranked that shit, Hermansson looked like he was in horrible pain, and eventually he was forced to submit. That was a fantastic second round finish by Cezar Ferreira.
      Ottow did a good job keeping the fight standing for 90 seconds or so, until Moraes grabbed one of his legs, pressed it into Ottow's chest, and then tripped his other leg, slamming Ottow to the canvas. Ottow basically just tied him up in his guard, while Moraes slowly worked to pass, while throwing some random punches. Moraes passed to half mount with 90 seconds left in the round. Moraes mostly just held him down while hitting him with short punches for most of that round. Round one goes to Moraes.
     Ottow started the second round with some decent punches, Moraes threw a silly flying knee, and then blasted Ottow with a hard punch. Moraes looked like he was nervous, with his back against the fence, not really wanting to engage with Ottow for some reason. Most of that round was a basic boxing match, with Ottow looking a lot more aggressive, so I have this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     Moraes rocked Ottow with a big right hand in the first minute of the third round, and then he swarmed him, rushing to the ground, just to find himself stuck back inside Ottow's guard again. They stood back up a minute or so later and went back to their basic boxing match. Ottow rocked Moraes with a combination halfway through the final round, but he backed off instead of going in for the kill. The final few seconds of the fight turned into a wild brawl. I have no idea who won this fight. In my opinion, this fight was as close to a draw as you'll find, so I would assume the judges will give it to Moraes since we're in Brazil. Yup... The fight went to a split-decision, and two of the judges gave all 3 rounds to Moraes.
      The first round had Alves dancing around the outside, while picking apart Usman with some pretty great counter striking, both with heavy punches & kicks. Usman had more forward pressure, he controlled the center of the cage, and he landed some heavy strikes as well. Near the end of the round, Usman opened up with a solid combination that might have stolen the round for him. I scored that round for Alves, but I could see it going either way.
     Usman pressed Alves against the fence to start the second round, Alves teased him with a guillotine, but he didn't actually go for it. Alves broke free 90 seconds into the round and they reset back in the center of the cage. Usman continued to chase Alves around the cage while throwing power punches for most of the round, and he clipped Alves with some hard shots. It looked like he had him rocked in the last half of the round, but Alves was able to recover enough to hang in there and fire back some heavy shots. Round two definitely goes to Usman.
     Alves rocked Usman in the opening seconds of the final round, with a big counter right hand. Usman continued to stalk him though, as Alves worked his way around the outer edges of the cage. Usman opened up with a wild barrage of punches one minute into the round, and Alves looked like he was in some serious trouble up against the fence as Usman unloaded on him. Alves slapped on a flying guillotine choke, and it looked like he was close to having it, but Usman popped his head free, and unloaded with some big punches while standing above Alves on the ground. Usman secured the mounted crucifix, and unloaded some decent elbows, A LOT of them, but Alves didn't really look like he was that hurt, he was mostly just pinned down. Alves tried to buck free a few times, Usman slapped on an arm-triangle choke, but the fence was in his way, so he couldn't get the proper leverage to finish it. He still held that shit until the final buzzer though, so in my opinion, Usman won this fight pretty clearly, 29-28. All 3 judges agreed, with a variety of scores, as Usman earns the unanimous decision victory in a really tough fight.
      These guys started the fight by trading some strikes, and then Leites shot in for a slick floating takedown attempt, which basically just left him clinching, while pressing Jotko against the fence, but the timing of it still looked cool. They split up, and went back to trading strikes, with Leites probably landing the better strikes for the most part. The fight hit the ground again, with Jotko on top, Leites went for an armbar, but it didn't work, so Jotko just ended up laying on top of Leites for a while in the last half of the round. I guess you could give that round to Jotko based on ending the round in top control?
     Leites ducked under some punches to start the second round, and tried to score a takedown, but Jotko stuffed it without much of a problem. Leites continued to dig for takedowns, and Jotko continued to beat up Leites at a decent pace on the feet. Leites shot for a takedown 90 seconds into the round, and Jotko reversed it on him, allowing Jotko to end up on top in half mount. Leites regained his guard, but Jotko postured up and unloaded some heavy elbows, while grinding Leites against the fence. The referee stood them up with 2 minutes left in the round. Jotko scored another takedown, and continued to beat up Leites until the end of the round. I have Jotko ahead 2-0 going into the final round.
     Jotko continued to beat up Leites in the second round, and when Leites struggled to try to score a takedown, Jotko reversed him AGAIN, landing in half mount around the halfway point of the final round. Leites was bleeding all over the place by the end of the fight, after Jotko shocked the world by pretty much dominating him both on the feet AND on the ground, for almost the entire 15 minute fight. I scored that fight 30-27 for Jotko, and all 3 judges agreed, giving the fight to Jotko for the unanimous decision victory.
      This fight started slow, but 30 seconds into the opening round, Gadelha landed a nice punch combination. Casey looks significantly larger than Gadelha. They clinched 2 minutes into the round, Gadelha pressed Casey against the fence, and then blasted her with a big punch as they broke apart. Gadelha ducked under a punch, and slammed the shit out of Casey around the halfway mark of the round, landing inside Casey's guard. Gadelha tried to pass Casey's guard, and finally passed to half mount with 45 seconds left in the round. Gadelha stood up, she blasted Casey with some punches as she stood up, Casey tried to throw Gadelha, but she was reversed in midair, allowing Gadelha to finish the round back on top. Round one goes to Gadelha.
     Casey tried to stand & trade with Gadelha in the second round, but Gadelha blasted her repeatedly with some big punch combinations. It was kind of a slow paced round, but whenever action happened, it was explosive, and it was more often than not, Gadelha throwing fast punches. Gadelha shot for another takedown halfway through the second round, and she dumped Casey against the fence. They stood back up almost immediately. Gadelha clinched again, and pressed Casey against the fence, and then punched her in the face when she broke free. Gadelha ducked under another punch and scored another slick takedown with one minute left in the round. Not a lot happened on the ground, but Gadelha still pretty clearly won the first two rounds.
     They continued to trade strikes to start the third round, Gadelha scored another slick takedown, she stood up, Casey started to stand up, and Gadelha threw an illegal soccer kick to Casey's head while she was still on the ground, so the fight was paused for a while. They showed the replay, and it was pretty clear that the kick barely grazed Casey's hair, it didn't even make contact with her head, so fuck that. Let's get this show on the road. Gadelha came out swinging, and beat the shit out of Casey with some heavy punches, and Casey looked like she just wanted to go home. Gadelha took her down halfway through the round, landing in half mount. Casey looked like she wanted to go for a guillotine from half guard, so Gadelha stood up, and continued to pick apart Casey with her hard punches, before scoring a final takedown, which let her finish the round working for an arm-triangle choke. That was a solid performance by Gadelha, and I scored the fight 30-27 for Gadelha. All 3 judges agreed, giving her the unanimous decision victory.
      This fight started kind of slow, with Almeida throwing some fast counter punches, but neither fighter was very aggressive at the start of the round. Morales started to pick up the pace halfway through the round, but that just gave Almeida more opportunities to chop him up with counters. Almeida rocked Morales with 90 seconds left in the round, he unloaded with a barrage of wild punches, and Morales was forced to shoot for a takedown. Almeida stood up, Morales grabbed his back, slapped on a standing rear-naked choke, but Almeida peeled him off, and then they traded some wild punches at an insane pace. I scored the first round for Almeida, but Morales is definitely making this a fight.
     They traded a few strikes to start the final round, they were both dancing around more than they were fighting, and then Almeida rocked Morales with some big punches, Morales ran away, Almeida unloaded on him with brutal punches, and the referee was forced to stop the fight after Morales took way more damage than necessary. Another great stoppage for Thomas Almeida in his home country of Brazil. I couldn't be happier to see Almeida get back on the winning track.
      These guys started with 90 seconds of boxing, before Nogueira rocked Bader, so he shot for a wild takedown, and pinned Nogueira against the fence. Bader postured up with around 90 seconds left in the round, and unloaded some brutal elbows to Nogueira's head, clearly leading to a 10-9 round for Ryan Bader. Pretty entertaining opening round for both fighters.
      Bader took down Nogueira almost immediately to start the second round, but Nogueira was able to work his way back to his feet a few seconds later. Bader then slammed him again, and landed in half mount. Bader passed to mount, but couldn't really do anything with it. Nogueira pulled half guard, tried to stand up, Bader grabbed his back, and locked on a rear-naked choke, which looked like it could put Nogueira to sleep, but he somehow rolled out of it. Bader dropped some elbows, Nogueira tried to stand up again, and Bader took his back again. Nogueira looks absolutely exhausted, and we're only halfway through the second round. Bader continued to pound on him with punches & elbows until the end of the round. That was probably a 10-8 round for Bader.
      Bader beat up Nogueira on the feet for a few seconds to start the third round, and then took Nogueira down again, this time in the center of the cage. Bader dropped a variety of punches to the body & head, from half mount, while Nogueira mostly just laid there, sweating all over the place. Bader postured up and started dropping heavier punches with around 90 seconds left in the round, and the referee was forced to stop the fight a few seconds later, as Nogueira was just getting his head hammered into the ground. That was a solid performance by Bader, but I think we can all agree that Nogueira should have retired with his brother at this point. His recent win over Patrick Cummins 6 months ago didn't mean he should keep fighting at high levels in future fights. As for Bader, this was a good win, but I don't know how much of a boost up the ratings this will be for him.