(2/2/2013)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Demian Maia - 95.3
2. Tyron Woodley - 94.7
3. Dustin Kimura - 94.3
4. Francisco Rivera - 93.5
5. Jose Aldo - 92.8
6. Antonio Silva - 91.5
7. Bobby Green - 91.1
8. Alistair Overeem - 90.3
9. Frankie Edgar - 90.1
10. Ian McCall - 90.0
UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Francisco Rivera vs. Edwin Figueroa
93.7
Fighters & Matches 90.9
Top 10 Fighters 92.4
TOTAL 91.7
93.7
TKO
(Punches)
9:20
     This fight was pretty badass! Going into it, I just thought it was two random 135 pound fighters, but holy shit, these guys were FIGHTING!!! Both guys came out throwing bombs, and there was no quit in these guys. I gave the first round to Figueroa, because he knocked Rivera on his ass at one point, but round two was 100% Rivera, with BEAUTIFUL striking skills, and he ended up beating the shit out of Figueroa up against the fence, forcing the referee to stop the fight due to strikes. GREAT show by Francisco Rivera, and Figueroa looked pretty solid too.
92.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
11:50
      Holy shit! Dustin Kimura is a beast on the ground! He's probably the best 135 pound Jiu-Jitsu guy I've seen, which I guess should be expected, considering his last name. But yeah, Camus was a brawler, and he put up a hell of a fight, showing solid ground defense, and solid striking while standing, but Dustin Kimura's ground game was really the star of this show, as he completely dominated Camus both from the top & the bottom on the ground, eventually locked on a rear-naked choke early in the third round.
87.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This fight could have gone either way, so a split decision was a pretty suitable outcome in my opinion. The first round I had no idea who won, so I declared that one a draw. The second round, Yves Edwards controlled the round, took Flagg to the ground, almost locked on a rear-naked choke, so he won big points there. The third round, Yves was tired, and Flagg won that round, but not to the same extent as the lead Yves had during the second round. So I personally gave the fight to Edwards, but like I said, it could have gone either way.
90.0
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:25
      This was a pretty great undercard fight. Jacob Volkmann won the first round, with more Octagon experience, considering this was Bobby Green's UFC debut. The second round I gave to Bobby Green, because he took Volkmann to the ground, and beat him up, but eventually the referee pulled Green off of him, for no reason whatsoever. The third round, was 100% Bobby Green, Volkmann was exhausted. In the end, Joe Rogan coached him from the sidelines, getting Green in top position, and eventually after beating up Volkmann, he was able to lock on the rear-naked choke. Really solid UFC debut for Bobby Green.
91.8
KO
(Punches)
0:36
      Tyron Woodley is a mountain of muscle. He punched Hieron in the face once, Hieron fell to the ground, Woodley opened up like a windmill, and started blasting away from all directions with huge punches to the downed Hieron, and a few seconds into the fight, Herb Dean pulled him off, and stopped the fight. Tyron Woodley is a beast!
88.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      I have mixed feelings about this fight. It was a pretty good fight overall, but I'm not sure how to score it. In my opinion, I gave the fight to Tibau, because he did some WILD shit in the first round, huge takedown, guillotine, flips, control, punches, etc... I gave the next 2 rounds to Dunham though, but just barely. So I guess by UFC scoring standards, Dunham should win, but I still scored Tibau higher, because I felt he had the best performance overall. Oh well, split-decision is fine by me.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      Really, this fight probably could have gone either way, but I gave the last 2 rounds to McCall, for the takedowns, and most noticeably, the ground & pound action in the second round, which I felt was the most significant moment in the fight. The judges however, scored the fight 29-28, for the winner by unanimous decision, Joseph Benavidez.
92.8
Decision
15:00
      Holy shit, Demian Maia is so good! I gave him at least two of the rounds, as 10-8 rounds, and clearly he won all 3 rounds... So my scorecard had it at 30-25, Demian Maia... He took Fitch down at will, he 100% completely controlled him, ABSOLUTELY DOMINATED HIM, spent the majority of the fight on Fitch's back, going for submissions, grinding him out, etc... Jon Fitch didn't stand a chance... If they continue to delay Johnny Hendricks's title shot against GSP, then the only other fight that makes sense, is to pit Hendricks vs. Maia, and then give the winner of that a title shot. But yeah, HOLY SHIT is Demian Maia an amazing grappler or what!?!
93.4
KO
(Punches)
10:25
      Best knockout I've seen in a long time. This entire fight, I thought Alistair Overeem was going to destroy Silva, and for the most part, that's exactly what he did for the first two rounds. Silva was pissed at the start of the third round though, and just BEAT THE LIVING SHIT out of Overeem, he CRUSHED HIS FACE, he smashed the fuck out of him... HE WALLOPED HIM! Very impressive, let's all give Antonio Silva a standing ovation...
88.0
Decision
15:00
      I don't think anybody really gave a shit about this fight going into it. If Rashad would have won in an exciting way, then they mentioned he might move down and fight Anderson Silva, but he's kidding himself if he thinks he's up to that sort of challenge. In the end, both guys showed decent boxing, Rashad had a couple of takedowns, but Nogueira was able to get up immediately after all of them. In the end, I scored it in a way where I had no idea who should win. The judges gave it to Nogueira, and I'm down with that.
92.8
Decision
25:00
      Well, here were are with another Frankie Edgar decision. With that being said, as usual, he got his ass beat for the first 3 rounds, and then his gas tank kicked it into high gear, and he was able to make an impressive showing for himself in the fourth & fifth rounds. In the end, I gave the fight to Jose Aldo, 48-47, and for the most part, the judges agreed, so yeah, Jose Aldo is probably the scariest 145 pound fighter I've ever seen. His leg kicks are like sledge hammers. BRUTAL!!! And his takedown defense is second to none.
OVERALL 91.7
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