(12/29/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Todd Duffee - 93.2
2. Cain Velasquez - 92.1
3. Jim Miller - 92.1
4. Jamie Varner - 91.8
5. Melvin Guillard - 91.6
6. Erik Perez - 91.2
7. Leonard Garcia - 91.0
8. Joe Lauzon - 91.0
9. Myles Jury - 90.8
10. Eddie Wineland - 90.6
UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
93.3
Fighters & Matches 89.3
Top 10 Fighters 91.5
TOTAL 90.4
86.5
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
11:11
     Here we are with another 125 pound sparring match. These guys at this weight NEVER seem to bring it. I always find myself bored in these fights, and this was no different. Thankfully, Moraga was able to sink on a tight guillotine choke in the third round, so that he was at least able to finish the fight. Up until that happened, I was going to give the fight to Cariaso.
88.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      I don't see how that happened. I gave the fight to Leonard Garcia, the brawler, and so did the crowd I think. Holloway somehow snuck out with a split-decision though, so whatever. Decent fight overall, but I had no strong preference one way or the other.
91.7
TKO
(Punches)
2:04
      Todd Duffee is the man! Phil DeFries put up a hell of a fight for 2 minutes or so, but he just wasn't able to get the upperhand at all, and eventually, Duffee went crazy on his, and hammed the shit out of his face with huge right hands, eventually forcing DeFries to crumble to the ground. Duffee is an exciting big fighter!
88.0
Decision
15:00
      Well, I didn't really care about this fight at all, but I guess I was sort of cheering for Michael Johnson. With that being said, he pretty much got his ass handed to him, by Myles Jury's grappling skills, he ran an absolute clinic here, completely negating any sort of offense Johnson might have had. So yeah, Myles Jury crushed him in all 3 rounds with superior wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu skills.
91.5
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      I've been looking forward to this fight for a while, and was pissed when it was cancelled from the previous card due to Varner getting sick backstage. With that being said, this was a 3 round brawl, and it really could have gone to either guy. Guillard's leg kicks were something of legend, and he was destroying Varner's leg early on. Varner's wrestling was noteworthy, as was his submission grappling. Overall, I thought both guys gave it their all, I personally gave the first round to Varner, and the last 2 to Guillard, but really, I'm ok with Varner winning. Either way, this was one of the most exciting fights on the card!
89.1
TKO
(Punches)
3:50
      This was a decent fight, and to be honest, I'm just happy that somebody else finally finished a fight on this card, that is otherwise overflowing with decisions. Both guys seemed pretty evenly matched up, but Perez threw a knee to the body of Bloodworth, Bloodworth collapsed, and then Perez pounced on him, elbowed him, cut him open, and then punched him in the face until the fight was stopped. Good show by Perez.
89.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty solid scrap between two 135 pound guys. I gave the fight to Eddie Wineland, mostly because of his domination in the first round, and he seemed to be able to keep up the pace. Huge fans could have maybe given the fight to Pickett, but I agree with two of the judges, and Wineland wins via split-decision.
86.9
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty boring. Chris Leben's big return after a vacation of some sort, and he looked like he was fighting his way through a puddle of pudding the entire time. Brunson looked tired the entire fight, but he was able to take Leben down multiple times, and pretty much controlled the pace of the fight, so yeah, Brunson wins, whoever he is.
86.8
Decision
15:00
      Nobody could have predicted this one! Yushin Okami comes out, controls the fight with boring grappling skills for 3 rounds, and wins via ANOTHER decision. Oh wait, yeah... we all assumed that would happen. I'm pissed that Belcher wasn't able to finish this fight and come out on top.
87.6
TKO
(Punches)
12:11
      This fight was garbage. This entire main card has been garbage so far. Tim Boetsch hurt himself somehow in the first round, not real clear on what the injury was, but he was basically out of it in the first. He then received a headbutt in the second that cut his head open, and then received an eye poke which blinded him, and then got his face cut open some more. Costa Philippou didn't really seem to do much of anything in my opinion, it was a pretty even fight, even though Boetsch got completely screwed by an injury combined with illegal shots. Whatever, this fight sucked, I feel bad for Tim, and I'm curious what happened.
92.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was a party! Jim Miller cut open Lauzon's face with some BADASS striking in the first round, and from that point forward, Lauzon's face was like a bleeding faucet. Miller seemed to stop trying in the second round, and the fact that the bloody Lauzon kept coming forward, I gave the second round to Lauzon. The third round I also gave to Lauzon, so I guess based on that, I disagree with the decision. BUT! Miller's assault in the first round I think was enough to win him the fight overall, so regardless of who won, this was a pretty great fight.
93.3
Decision
25:00
      That was a monumental ass beating, delivered by Cain Velasquez, completely dominating Junior dos Santos all 3 rounds. Cain's striking looked excellent, his wrestling was amazing, his cardio was really good, and overall, he just won every aspect of this fight. He started to slow down somewhere in the third round, but Junior dos Santos had NOTHING to use to defend his belt. Great job Cain, and excellent way to show who the true Heavyweight Champion is.
OVERALL 90.4
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