(1/2/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Junior dos Santos - 94.2
2. Mark Munoz - 94.0
3. Paul Daley - 94.0
4. Cole Miller - 93.7
5. Martin Kampmann - 92.9
6. Jake Ellenberger - 92.4
7. Rafaello Oliveira - 92.1
8. Sam Stout - 92.0
9. Jim Miller - 91.2
10. Jacob Volkmann - 90.6
UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel
93.2
Fighters & Matches 91.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.7
TOTAL 91.9
89.7
Decision
15:00
     This was a one-sided ass kicking, but Gunderson is tough as nails. The entire fight consisted of Oliveira punching him, taking him to the ground, dominating him on the ground, throwing submissions at him, and dominating him some more. Gunderson fought through some pretty crazy offense, but in the end, Oliveira earns the unanimous decision victory, 30-27 on all scorecards.
91.4
TKO
(Punches)
5:22
      This was a badass fight, especially for a fight this deep in the undercard. Mike Pyle is always fun to watch, especially when the fights go to the ground, because his Jiu-Jitsu is RIDICULOUSLY good, from his guard, he is super active & violent. With that being said, the first round after being dominated for the entire round, Ellenberger was able to finish with about 8 seconds of HEAVY ground & pound. It looked like maybe Pyle's rib was broken? The second round started, and it didn't take long for Ellenberger to finish the fight with some fast & heavy punches after a knee to the rib area. Ellenberger's striking looked awesome, and Pyle's submission skills looked awesome. Great fight overall.
90.2
Submission
(Punches)
2:30
      This fight wasn't very action packed for the first minute or so, both guys just hopping around showing decent striking each. Ryan Jensen eventually tried to take Munoz to the ground, which was a bad idea, since Munoz instantly reversed it and took Jensen to the ground. Once they were on the ground, Munoz started dropping some HEAVY ground & pound, forcing Jensen to tapout due to strikes. The referee didn't see it for a while though, so Munoz continued to beat the shit out of him. Munoz looked like a beast here.
91.2
Submission
(Kimura)
3:05
      This fight was pretty awesome. Dan Lauzon punched Cole Miller early in the fight, which knocked Miller to the ground. That didn't really matter though, since Cole Miller's Jiu-Jitsu is INSANE. To make a long story short, Lauzon got on Miller's back, and somehow Miller transitioned into an inverted triangle choke + kimura combination, which almost broke Lauzon into bread crumbs... nuts man, just nuts! Cole Miller has CRAZY grappling skills.
91.3
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
4:03
      Hell yeah, I like Kampmann, so this was a cool fight to watch. Volkmann came out (as the wrestler) and was surprisingly active & aggressive with his striking, but Kampmann was able to counter most of what he threw at him, eventually knocking Volkmann to the ground. Once they were on the ground, Volkmann's aggressiveness basically came to an end, and Kampmann was able to lock on a guillotine choke as soon as Volkmann tried to get up. Great performance by Kampmann, and solid performance by Volkmann as well.
93.2
TKO
(Punches)
2:07
      This fight wasn't very eventful during the first minute or so, other than Yvel's cool jumping spin kick thing. The end of the second minute though, that's where it all went downhill for Yvel. Yvel threw a punch, Dos Santos threw a huge left hook, knocking Yvel on his ass, and then Dos Santos went in for the kill, throwing wild punches, until the referee stopped the fight. Great show by Dos Santos, and I agree with him, when he says that he's getting close to the top of the heap in the Heavyweight division.
89.2
Submission
(Armbar)
2:31
      I guess Duane Ludwig accepted this fight with only 2 weeks notice, so we can't expect MUCH out of him, eh? With that being said, Jim Miller punched him in the face, Ludwig fell to the ground, Miller instantly got the full mount, Ludwig escaped, Miller locked on an armbar during the escape, and Ludwig did a decent job defending it for a few seconds, but eventually tapped. Jim Miller looked solid, but the fight was too quick to really see much of anything from either fighter.
90.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a surprisingly awesome fight, since I really wasn't looking forward to it at all. Joe Lauzon started out strong, taking Stout to the ground, locking on a Kimura, and rolling around like a wildman trying to finish Stout, but somehow he was able to escape. From that point forward, it was basically 3 rounds of Sam Stout beating Lauzon's tired ass. Sam Stout looked awesome in this fight, which surprised me, since normally I don't like him at all. Joe Lauzon on the other hand looked pretty poor after the first round. Excellent fight overall, and congrats to Sam Stout for a huge upset.
92.1
KO
(Punches)
2:24
      This fight was awesome, but disappointing at the same time. Dustin Hazelett has been one of my favorite fighters for a while, so I was looking forward to watching him submit Daley, but this fight's end couldn't have been further from that. The entire fight stayed standing (other than Hazelett's ridiculous sommersault kick at the start of the fight), which completely missed the target. Ultimately, Hazelett eventually threw a punch, Daley countered and knocked him to the ground, Daley pounced on him, dropped a couple of HUGE bombs, and that's all she wrote. Daley wins via quick KO in the first round.
90.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty important fight, between 2 Top 10 guys, but to be honest, I didn't really care about either guy. With that being said, Rashad's wrestling dominated the first two rounds, and Silva's striking dominated the third round. With that being said, Rashad Evans wins the fight via unanimous decision, 29-28.
OVERALL 91.9
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