(12/14/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Hector Lombard - 94.6
2. Chad Mendes - 93.5
3. Ross Pearson - 92.4
4. Rousimar Palhares - 92.0
5. Norman Parke - 91.6
6. Robert Whittaker - 91.1
7. Cody Donovan - 90.8
8. Colin Fletcher - 90.3
9. Joey Beltran - 90.1
10. Ben Alloway - 90.0
UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
Location: Queensland, Australia
Elevation: 930'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares
94.5
Fighters & Matches 89.7
Top 10 Fighters 91.6
TOTAL 90.7
87.3
KO
(Punches)
4:35
     I have no idea who either of these guys are. With that being said, it was a decent fight, starting with Penner's striking looking pretty decent, and Donovan seemed to have the upperhand with the grappling. Eventually, near the end of the first round, Donovan threw a looping hook, and knocked Penner to the ground, followed it up with some ground & pound, and the referee stopped the fight. Decent show by Donovan, I don't know if I care for Penner at all.
88.6
Decision
15:00
      Again, two guys I don't know at all. Pretty decent fight, I personally gave all 3 rounds to Wilkinson, but the commentators seemed to thing Loughnane was looking impressive. Either way, all 3 judges gave the fight to Wilkinson 29-28, so I'm cool with that. Wilkinson looked solid, but it would have been more impressive if there would have been a finish here.
88.6
KO
(Front Kick & Punches)
4:57
      That was fucking ridiculous. Pretty good fight, other than the controversy. Manuel Rodriguez looked tough, showed solid grappling skills, and I was going to give the first round to him, until he got kicked in the nuts, and the referee declared it a knockout. DO WHAT!?! ARE YOU FUCKING INSANE! "Oooops, my bad..." he said, as he restarted the fight. Alloway then kicked him in the face, knocked him to the floor, and punched him until Rodriguez actually WAS unconscious. Fucking bizarre fight, and these referees really need to get their shit together.
87.3
Decision
15:00
      This is one of the few undercard fights that had fighters I've heard of. With that being said, it was probably the worst fight on the card so far. Mike Pierce basically took down Baczynski all 3 rounds, controlled the fight, and won via decision. Baczynski picked up the pace in the third round for a bit, but it wasn't enough to win him the fight.
89.6
Decision
15:00
      This fight was like watching Rey Mysterio fight the Terminator. Joey Beltran threw a million hard punches, and Pokrajac just kept coming forward, and kept stalking him, and kept trying to take his head off. Beltran clearly won this fight, but Pokrajac is like a Croatian Tank.
90.9
KO
(Punches)
1:55
      Chad Mendes is a beast at 145, one of the top guys in the world. He proved it again tonight, by knocking out Yaotzin Meza early in the first round with a series of big punches. Meza looked like he could be solid, but he didn't really have much of a chance to do anything before getting knocked the fuck out.
94.5
KO
(Punches)
3:38
      Badass fight! I have mixed feelings about this, since Rousimar Palhares is one of my favorite fighters, so I was cheering for him, but I'm also a fan of Hector Lombard, and as long as he doesn't keep fighting like he did in his fight against Tim Boetsch, then it's all good. Palhares started off with some STRONG leg kicks, but eventually, crumbled due to the superior punching skills from Hector Lombard's powerful fists. Hector Lombard is legit, and I'm glad that he's finally got his first win in the UFC!
89.4
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty solid finale to some oversears Ultimate Fighter show that I never watched, so I didn't know either of these guys. I will say that they both have pretty rad tattoos! With that being said, Norman Parke was able to control the fight with his Judo black belt, taking the fight to the ground whenever necessary, and completely controlling Fletcher on the ground. On their feet, Fletcher seemed like he should have had an advantage, since he has quite a bit of height advantage, but Parke was super active, and had some pretty great counter striking. Overall, I gave the first 2 rounds to Parke, and declared the third round a draw. The judges basically agreed, and gave the fight to Norman Parke via unanimous decision. Cool fight.
89.8
Decision
15:00
      This was another TUF finale that went to the decision. Robert Whittaker won the first round, Brad Scott won the second round. Going into the third round, it was a clean slate, and I started to lose interest, until the last minute or so, where Whittaker started going crazy, and just beat the living shit out of Scott for the final 60 seconds. In the end, Whittaker wins the fight via unanimous decision.
90.7
TKO
(Punches)
10:41
      Well, I've been saying Sotiropoulos was a Top 10 Fighter for a while now, but I think this fight might shut me up. Ross Pearson almost knocked him out in the first round, but the round ended with Sotiropoulos unleashing a grappling clinic, so I declared the first round a draw. Pearson won the second round, with superior striking, almost knocking him out again. The third round, Pearson DID basically knock him out, so yeah, Sotiropoulos looked pretty poor in this fight, other than his comeback at the end of the first round. Good fight overall though.
OVERALL 90.7
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