(1/19/2013)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Edson Barboza - 93.9
2. Francisco Trinaldo - 92.4
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov - 92.2
4. Vitor Belfort - 91.1
5. Daniel Sarafian - 90.0
6. Gabriel Gonzaga - 89.9
7. Iuri Alcantara - 89.6
8. Nik Lentz - 89.6
9. Diego Nunes - 89.6
10. C.B. Dollaway - 89.5
UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elevation: 2,493'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
90.3
Fighters & Matches 87.3
Top 10 Fighters 90.8
TOTAL 89.1
90.2
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
6:50
     Hell yeah! This fight should have been on the main card. The first round consisted of Trinaldo slamming Keith to the ground, and basically just dominating him for most of the round, but Keith was able to put up a decent fight. The second round consisted of Trinaldo slamming him again with a huge suplex, and then he finished the fight with a slick submission. Francisco Trinaldo is a badass, and the crowd (in Brazil) seemed to be a huge fan as well.
86.2
Submission
(Kneebar)
7:39
      It's always cool seeing leglocks, since they're not all that frequent, but when the entire fight BASICALLY consists of both guys nearly falling asleep from boredom, it can seem like sort of an easy way out I guess. So yeah, I gave the first round to Prado for being slightly more aggressive and having better striking, but the second round consisted of Alcantara taking Prado to the ground, eventually slowly locking on a kneebar, and the fight was over.
74.3
NC
(Accidental Foul)
2:11
      That was retarded. Yuri Alcantara beat the shit out of Nobre, he was aggressive while standing, he got kicked in the balls, he took Nobre to the ground, locked on a TIGHT Kimura, somehow Nobre escaped, Yuri then started to unleash some decent ground & pound while mounted on Nobre's back, and then the referee stopped the fight and declared it a no contest due to "accidental strikes to the back of the head". That was retarded... There is NO WAY Yuri lost this fight, so as far as this site is concerned, I'm going to mark him down for a win, and Nobre lost due to refusing to fight after getting hit by some WEAK looking punches. Whatever... Moving on...
89.8
Submission
(Punches)
2:38
      I'm a huge fan of Edson Barboza, when he finishes fights, he generally does it in pretty spectacular fashion. This fight basically consisted of Barboza outstriking Martins on the feet, and eventually Martins crumbled, Barboza attacked like a rabid dog, and Martins tapped out due to strikes. Barboza is super fast, and super strong. This guy is awesome.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      There was really no question about this fight. I wanted Diego Nunes to win, because whenever he had a chance to strike, he was going wild, but he just wasn't able to defend against Lentz's takedowns, so Lentz was able to control 90% of the fight. Lentz definitely won the first 2 rounds, I gave the third round to Nunes due to his huge explosion at the very end, but in the end, Lentz clearly wins via unanimous decision.
86.7
Decision
15:00
      This fight was kind of pointless. Both guys were undefeated in the UFC or something, so I guess that makes it interesting, but to be honest, I wasn't even aware that either guy had ever fought before. In the end, I gave the first 2 rounds to Markes for his wrestling & control, the third round went to Craig for at least TRYING to finish the fight, but ultimately, Markes was just too safe to lose.
88.0
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, with a somewhat controversial decision. I thought the first & third rounds were BASICALLY each a draw, and Godofredo won the second round pretty noticeably, so I gave the fight to him for that, and so did two of the judges. The crowd seemed pretty disappointed, but eh, whatever. It probably could have gone either way.
90.1
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
1:55
      This was a pretty brutal finish to a quick fight. Khabib punched Tavares in the face, Tavares fell down, Khabib threw a few solid punches to his face, and then started dropping brutal elbows, and then the referee got distracted by playing Angry Birds on his phone, and eventually after Tavares was already unconscious, the referee casually decided to go ahead and stop the fight. I gotta tell you, Dan Miragliotta is having a shitty night of being a ref tonight.
87.8
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
6:01
      This was kind of a boring fight, between two Top 20 Heavyweights. The first round was basically just filled with slow heavyweight punching, and Gonzaga trying to take Rothwell to the ground. The second round, Gonzaga locked on a standing guillotine choke, dropped to his guard, and finished the fight there. I still think both of these guys have some work to do before they'll be relevant again.
88.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Yikes! The Brazilian fans are brutal. I had mixed feelings about the decision results on this fight, since I technically gave Dollaway 2 of the 3 rounds, but I thought that Sarafian's dominance in the first round, was noteworthy enough to give him the win, especially considering how close the third round was. Still, pretty good fight overall, both guys literally gave it their all, and I look forward to seeing them both fight again in the future.
90.3
TKO
(Head Kick & Punches)
6:27
      Damnit! I was really cheering for Bisping in this fight, I thought it would be cool to see him take out Vitor in his home country, and then move on to have a rematch against Anderson Silva. The problem is, Bisping looked like shit in the first round, and the second round basically consisted of Vitor kicking him in the face, and then punching the shit out of him until the fight was stopped. And then Vitor delivered yet another speech about God. I really don't have much of an interest in seeing Vitor fight Anderson Silva again. I now agree that Bisping doesn't deserve a title shot at the moment, but I don't think Vitor does either. Wait... Vitor just called out Jon Jones? Now I'm just confused...
OVERALL 89.1
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