(12/12/2009)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Frank Mir - 95.6
2. B.J. Penn - 95.2
3. Rousimar Palhares - 93.8
4. T.J. Grant - 93.4
5. Johny Hendricks - 93.2
6. Kenny Florian - 93.0
7. Matt Wiman - 92.1
8. DaMarques Johnson - 91.0
9. Lucio Linhares - 90.5
10. Kevin Burns - 90.4
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Elevation: 337'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez
93.4
Fighters & Matches 90.8
Top 10 Fighters 92.8
TOTAL 91.8
91.2
TKO
(Punches)
4:57
     This was a pretty badass fight, with Burns showing some solid striking, nearly knocking out Grant early in the fight, but Grant was able to fight through it, secure a couple of takedowns throughout the first round, eventually finishing with some brutal ground & pound, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the end of the first round. Great fight by both fighters, and Grant looked like a badass with his comeback victory.
91.7
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
4:03
      This was a great fight, even though it only lasted one round. They both were explosive while standing, throwing crazy punches, brawling like their lives were on the line. The fight went to the ground, and Garcia locked on a Peruvian Neck Tie, which is one of the coolest looking submissions I've ever seen, but somehow Johnson escaped. They continued to brawl until Johnson was able to slap on the triangle choke for the quick submission victory. DaMarques Johnson looked impressive, and Edgar Garcia didn't look too shabby either.
91.5
Submission
(Heel Hook)
8:21
      This was a pretty badass fight, based on the fact that I like leglocks, and Palhares is the King of Leglocks. Palhares was rolling around on the ground like a champ, going after all sorts of submissions, and I like Linhares, because he was able to escape more submissions that most people could have escaped. In the second round though, Palhares went for another heelhook, locked it on, I think I MIGHT have heard the leg of Linhares rip or break or something, and he tapped out & screamed. Another great submission victory for one of my favorite guys at 185, Rousimar Palhares.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      Johny Hendricks is a beast! He came forward like a freight train, and completely dismantled Funch in all 3 rounds, with huge punches, big slams, several submission attempts, he was all over Funch, and all Funch could do for the entire 15 minute war, was attempt to stay alive. Good job by Funch for not dying, but ultimately, this fight was just a Johny Hendricks showcase, the dude is a legitimate animal.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty one-sided performance. Matt Wiman took Nelson to the ground in all 3 rounds, controlled the fight, beat the shit out of Nelson on the ground, when the submission skills kicked in, they both looked to be pretty good at escaping, and in the end, Wiman wins all 3 rounds in my opinion, and all 3 judges agreed. Good fight for Matt Wiman, and he finally breaks his losing streak!
88.5
TKO
(Punches)
3:03
      This was a sloppy ridiculous fight. Both guys came out swinging, not taking much time to breathe, and both guys got the upperhand at different points throughout the fight. Ultimately, Belcher proved to be the better boxer, and crumbled Gouveia into the corner, where the referee was forced to stop the fight due to strikes. Belcher looked pretty solid, but I still don't think he's anywhere near a title shot yet.
89.8
Decision
(Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight for a heavyweight match. The first round easily went to Stefan Struve, because he pulled guard, got on Buentello's back, and basically tried to choke him out for five minutes. The second round easily went to Paul Buentello, for punching Struve in the face several times while Struve was flying through the air. The third round was close, and I sort of gave it to Paul, but I think overall, Struve was the better fighter. In the end, it could have gone either way, 2 judges gave it to Struve, 1 judge declared it a draw. Good fight by both fighters.
92.0
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
7:19
      This fight was awesome. The first round was sort of back & forth, not a huge advantage going to either fighter until the end of it, where Florian opened up with some elbows while standing which were pretty brutal. Guida's head was cut pretty badly but the fight continued. The second round was more of the same, but this time, Florian's punches were amazingly crisp, and he just about knocked out Guida. Once he realized the fight wasn't over, he locked on a rear-naked choke, forcing Guida to tap out. Great fight for both fighters, but Florian is clearly on another level.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      I vote they stop putting Jon Fitch on pay per views. He's one of the best fighters in his weight class (assuming "Best = Hard to Beat"), but he is boring as fuck. All of his fights always go to decision, he's a great wrestler, but he's just not exciting. As for Mike Pierce, I don't even know who the fuck he is. Why was this fight on the PPV? In the end, after Fitch dominated Pierce with his wrestling, basically just holding & controlling him), Jon Fitch walked away with the unanimous decision victory.
93.3
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
1:12
      Frank Mir looks REALLY fucking impressive. He's gained weight, all muscle, his striking has greatly improved over the past couple of years, and his submissions are still just as deadly as they've ever been. Kongo seemed terrified of him, and rightfully so. Mir threw a left hook that nearly knocked out Kongo early in the first round, followed it up with a tight guillotine choke, and Kongo passed the fuck out. Frank Mir is amazing. I'm really looking forward to Mir vs. Lesnar 3, assuming Lesnar gets healthy again.
93.4
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
22:37
      Oh my god. This fight made me want to cry, from the brutality of the situation. The first round consisted of Penn basically knocking out Sanchez, but Sanchez fought through it, and just kept getting dominated for the rest of the round. The next 3 rounds consisted of Sanchez getting beaten up, trying to take down Penn, and Penn just looking at him like he was being silly with the takedowns. The fifth and final round, had BJ Penn destroy the face of Sanchez, opening up the worst lip cut, and worst forehead cut that I've ever seen in my entire life. BJ Penn is incredible, Diego Sanchez literally got destroyed, and Penn is still the UFC Lightweight Champion.
OVERALL 91.8
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