(11/21/2009)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. George Sotiropoulos - 94.3
2. Brian Foster - 93.4
3. Ben Saunders - 93.1
4. Forrest Griffin - 92.5
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira - 92.2
6. Josh Koscheck - 92.2
7. Amir Sadollah - 92.1
8. Kendall Grove - 91.6
9. Caol Uno - 91.5
10. Paulo Thiago - 91.4
UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
92.4
Fighters & Matches 90.7
Top 10 Fighters 92.4
TOTAL 91.6
91.3
Submission
(Armbar)
9:36
     Man, other than really not enjoying typing the name "Sotiropoulos", he has to be one of my current favorite fighters. I'm not sure why he's still fighting these bush league guys. The first round consisted of Sotiropoulos kicking the living shit out of Dent, both on the feet, as well as absolutely dominating him on the ground with his superior Jiu-Jitsu skills. The second round was basically more of the same, eventually ending with an excellent armbar, forcing Dent to tap at the end of the second round. Sotiropoulos is WAY too good to be fighting so deep underground on the undercard. Put this dude on TV!!!
90.0
Draw
(Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty close fight, mostly consisting of solid grappling skills being displayed by both guys. I thought Camoes looked awesome in the first round, so he definitely won that one. I thought Uno won the second round, PLUS Camoes got a point deducted for an illegal upkick, so I had that round 10-8 in favor of Uno. The third round, I also gave to Uno, so in my opinion, this was a pretty easy fight to score, 29-27 in favor of Caol Uno. So I'm going to give him the victory point for this one, even though 2 of the judges scored this fight a draw.
90.1
Submission
(Punches)
8:25
      Well that was one hell of a fight. The first round started close, Larson looked tough, but eventually, Foster started beating the crap out of Larson, unleashing some brutal ground & pound, until Larson landed an illegal kick to the face while they were both on the ground, so he had a point taken away. A few seconds before the end of the round, Larson landed some more illegal knees while Foster had a hand down, so Larson lost ANOTHER point. So the first round was 10-7 in favor of Foster. The second round, he SLAMMED Larson, smashed the fuck out of his face, and eventually got Larson to tap due to strikes. Awesome win for Brian Foster.
90.5
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
3:59
      This was a good fight for both guys, but Kendall Grove proved to be the better fighter tonight. Jake Rosholt started the fight by picking the massive Grove up over his head, and slamming him on the ground, so I thought Rosholt was off to an excellent start. He continued to out-wrestle Grove for most of the fight, but Grove was able to hold his own for the most part. Eventually Rosholt locked on an arm-triangle choke, and Grove somehow countered that by locking on a fast triangle choke seemingly out of nowhere, forcing Rosholt to tap instantly. Excellent showing by Kendall Grove.
92.4
KO
(Knees)
3:24
      BAM BAM! Ben Saunders is a beast! Marcus Davis showed some solid striking skills, but Saunders just looks WAY bigger than him, and he was able to control the fight with his Muay Thai clinch, eventually knocking Davis out in the first round with a HUGE HUGE HUGE knee to the face. Marcus Davis got DESTROYED. Ben Saunders climbs up through the rankings quite a bit with this victory in my opinion.
90.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a surprisingly exciting fight overall. It started out as expected, Phil Baroni looked like a beast, with excellent boxing skills, and he was very aggressive. By the end of the first round though, he was exhausted. The 2 rounds that followed basically consisted of Baroni curling up in a ball, and Amir Saddolah unleashing BRUTAL Muay Thai skills, picking him apart, cutting him open, and leaving Baroni to look like a defenseless child. Amir Sadollah is legit, and his striking looked far superior, compared to the already well known striker, Phil Baroni. Sadollah wins via unanimous decision.
90.1
TKO
(Punches)
1:56
      This was cool, just to see Little Nog's first fight in the UFC, but since I've never cared about Luiz Cane at all, then it felt like an extremely one sided fight. Nogueira basically just came out boxing, Cane came out getting hit, and that continued for a couple of minutes, until Cane just fell down, showing absolutely no offense whatsoever. Nogueira looked very solid though.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      This was a solid first appearance in the UFC by Jacob Volkmann, even though he wasn't able to pull off the victory. The first round was a good show by both guys, and Thiago nearly knocked out Volkmann at the buzzer at the end of the first round. The second round had a lot of back & forth action, but Thiago's striking was just too good for Volkmann to keep up. The third round, Volkmann started to turn things around, and nearly locked on a beautiful D'Arce choke from the bottom, but Thiago was able to slip out of that and pull off the unanimous decision victory. Good showing by both guys.
90.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
9:47
      This was a dirty fight on all accounts. The first round was ok, but was stopped short due to an illegal knee to the face while Koscheck was on the ground (Johnson threw a knee & poked him in the eye). So the fight was stopped for a few minutes while Koscheck over-reacted to the event. Koscheck ended up taking Johnson to the ground at the end of the first round, so I gave him that round. The second round was more of the same, but this time Koscheck poked Johnson in the eye twice. (I wish I could rephrase that somehow, because it would have been funny if Koscheck poked Anthony in the eye with his Johnson... or something... RIGHT!?! HA HA HA!) Oh well... The fight ended near the end of the second round, when Koscheck locked on a rear-naked choke, which Johnson looked like he had absolutely no defense for. Haven't you ever seen a rear-naked choke man!?! Whatever... Koscheck looked solid, and he called out Dan Hardy after this fight was over.
92.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Yes! Forrest Griffin just beat Tito's ass! One of the judges gave the fight to Tito somehow, but I had Forrest winning all 3 rounds. Tito MIGHT have won the first round, but I definitely gave the second to Forrest, and the third round was 100% all Forrest Griffin. So yeah, not a lot to say other than Tito shot for takedowns, and Forrest was able to keep the majority of the fight standing. Great fight, and I would definitely like to see a third fight between these two guys.
OVERALL 91.6
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