(6/23/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (26 Total):
1. Ovince St. Preux - 93.3
2. Petr Yan - 93.3
3. Yadong Song - 92.8
4. Jingliang Li - 92.8
5. Shane Young - 92.7
6. Jake Matthews - 92.4
7. Yuta Sasaki - 92.3
8. Jessica Eye - 91.9
9. Kenan Song - 91.8
10. Leon Edwards - 91.4
UFC Fight Night 132: Cerrone vs. Edwards
Location: Kallang, Singapore
Elevation: 27'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Petr Yan vs. Teruto Ishihara
92.3
Fighters & Matches 89.8
Top 10 Fighters 92.5
TOTAL 91.2
88.1
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     The first round was a competitive round of boxing, with both girls landing some decent shots, but Kim nearly knocked Fabian's head off with a hard right hand near the end of the round, and I think that big shot might have been enough to win the round for Kim, so I'm scoring that round 10-9 for Ji Yeon Kim.
     The second round was another round of boxing, with Kim beating up the face of Fabian, while Fabian was struggling to make anything noteworthy happen. I have Kim ahead 20-18 going into the final round. The final round looked like it was going to be more of the same, until Fabian clinched and pressed Kim against the fence, where she was able to control her for the last half of the round, while landing a few decent elbows that cut up Kim. That last round goes to Fabian, but Kim should still win this fight, 29-28 in my opinion. The judges were split, with two judges giving the win to Ji Yeon Kim.
89.3
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
9:04
      The first round started with Sasaki immediately shooting for a takedown, and he pretty much dominated Lausa for the duration of the opening round with his wrestling, by pinning him against the fence and grinding all over him. He eventually ended up passing to full mount, he punched Lausa a lot, and then finished the round with an armbar attempt. Lausa landed a few hard elbows while trying to stuff a shot, but that round still clearly goes to Sasaki.
     Sasaki started the second round by digging for more takedowns, but Lausa was ready for them this time, so he did a better job stuffing his shots. They traded some decent punches & kicks, and Lausa showed that he clearly wanted to keep the fight standing. Sasaki finally scored a takedown 2 minutes into the second round, and he quickly passed to side control. He passed to full mount with 2 minutes left in the round, he worked some ground & pound, including some heavy elbows, he took Lausa's back with a super slick transition, and then finished the fight with a tight rear-naked choke. That was a fantastic performance by Yuta Sasaki.
87.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      The first round was a boxing match, with Inoue throwing a lot of jabs, while Schnell was hammering him with some heavier punch combinations. Both fighters showed decent movement, and they both landed some decent shots, but I'm scoring that first round for Matt Schnell. The second round was the same story, with Schnell beating up Inoue with big punch combinations, while Inoue was still sticking to his jab pumping. I have Schnell ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round started with 30 seconds of boxing, and then Schnell shot for a takedown, Inoue stuffed the shot, and then clinched and pressed Schnell against the fence. They reset 90 seconds into the round. They spent the rest of the round trading strikes at a decent pace, and Inonue was picking apart Schnell for the most part, while controlling the distance. I would probably give that round to Inoue, but I'm still scoring the fight 29-28 for Matt Schnell. The judges were split, with two of them giving the split-decision victory to Matt Schnell.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      The first round was all about Yan beating up Pereira with combinations, while shouting out like Holly Holm the entire time. Pereira was mostly just tucking her chin, and trying to eat shots with her forehead. Pereira didn't seem bothered by the strikes at all, but as far as volume is concerned, Yan pretty much destroyed her. The first round should go to Yan based mostly on being aggressive.
     The second round was another round full of Yan beating up Pereira with her slick striking skills, while Pereira was pushing forward, but she just wasn't landing nearly as often as Yan was. This fight should go to Yan via decision, unless Pereira can make something crazy happen in the third round. Nope, the third round was more of the same. This should be a clear 30-27 decision for Yan in my opinion. All 3 judges agreed with me, and gave the unanimous decision victory to Yan, but the referee was confused, and raised Pereira's hand, which was super awkward. Congrats to Yan for another fantastic victory though.
89.2
Technical Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:44
      Anzai started this fight with a quick takedown attempt, Matthews stuffed the shot, hit Anzai with a few knees, he ended up taking down Anzai, beat him up on the ground, took his back, slapped on a rear-naked choke, and he put Anzai to sleep. That was a fantastic first round finish by Matthews.
89.0
TKO
(Punches)
9:42
      Song opened up a cut on Aldana's right eye in the first 30 seconds of the opening round, which caused a streak of blood to run down his face. Aldana fired back with some decent strikes, as they both circled around each other for a while. Aldana caught a leg and tripped Song with 2 minutes left in the round, but he wasn't able to do anything on the ground before they popped back up and reset. Even though Aldana was bleeding, I still think he did enough to win that round with his striking, and when you add a pair of trip takedowns, round one should be safely in the pocket of Aldana. OH SHIT, when they zoomed in between rounds, it was clear that Aldana's lower eyelid was cut in half, which looked horrific, and it was apparently due to Song's fingernail, so... Still, round one goes to Aldana for sure.
     They both came out throwing bombs to start the second round, and Song landed a body kick that sounded like a baseball bat hitting a homerun. Aldana blasted Song with a series of hard leg kicks that clearly had an effect on Song. It looked like Song rocked Aldana with 2 minutes left in the round, so he followed that up with some big punches, Aldana fired back and smiled, and they continued to have fun in there with each other. Song kicked Aldana in the dick with 45 seconds left in the round. After a brief timeout, they started back up, Song dropped Aldana with a right hand to the temple, Aldana turtled up, and Song finished him off with a series of fast hammerfists in the center of the cage. That was a really good fight, and a nice win for Kenan Song.
89.3
TKO
(Punches)
9:40
      These guys was trading strikes at a decent pace for most of the first round, with Young pressuring Dy for the most part, and he nearly knocked him out halfway through the round with a lengthy combination while pressuring him against the fence, but he wasn't able to finish him off. Dy sort of recovered, they continued to trade some wild strikes, and then Young hurt Dy again with a minute left in the round, but still wasn't able to finish the fight. Round one pretty clearly goes to Young though.
     The second round was another aggressive round of back & forth striking, with Young destroying the face of Dy, causing blood to flow all over the place, while Young still appeared to be somewhat untouched. Young nearly caused Dy's head to explode with a brutal elbow, and then he finished him off with a series of punches against the fence. That was a fantastic performance by Shane Young as he earns his first UFC win.
90.2
KO
(Elbow & Punches)
9:59
      These guys spent the first round trading punches, with Arantes moving forward, and Song blasting him with bombs whenever Arantes tried to close the distance. All of the punches Song was throwing were coming with a ton of power. He knocked Arantes off balance halfway through the first round, he then jumped into half mount, and blasted Arantes with some huge punches & elbows on the ground. Arantes was able to pull guard, and Song continued to launch bombs from there. Round one clearly goes to Yadong Song.
     They both came out throwing fireballs at each other to start the second round. Arantes shot for a terrible takedown 30 seconds into the round, and Song ended up on top, back inside Arantes's guard, as he pinned Arantes against the fence. He threw a series of brutal elbows that would have killed most men. Arantes gave up his back 2 minutes into the round. Song continued to beat up Arantes with some hard ground & pound, and then he setup an arm-triangle choke, which Arantes barely even tried to defend against, but Song gave it up anyway. They stood up with a minute left in the round, and Arantes shot for another terrible takedown attempt, which Song easily stuffed against the fence. Song was running away with this fight on the scorecards, but it doesn't matter, because with less than 10 seconds left in the second round, he blasted Song with a brutal elbow, followed it up with some hard punches, and the fight was stopped. That was a fantastic performance by Song.
92.3
TKO
(Punches)
3:28
      Yan landed some big punches in the first round, but he was taking his time, picking his shots. Ishihara on the other hand, was moving around the outside, and he shot for a takedown 90 seconds into the round, but Yan was able to pop back up immediately. Yan continued to beat up Ishihara with his boxing, and he nearly knocked out Ishihara with 2 minutes left in the round, but Ishihara was able to scramble his way back up. Yan then blasted him with a beautiful spinning back elbow that knocked Ishihara across the cage. Yan then dropped him with a big right hand, and finished him off with a few more punches on the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight. That was a fantastic UFC debut for Petr Yan.
89.9
Decision
15:00
      This fight was an extremely back & forth striking match, with both guys throwing hard punches & kicks, mostly meeting in the center of the cage, and they were both landing frequently, while making a lot of slapping noises that sounded like they hurt a lot. They both hurt each other a few times, and they both showed an ability to recover relatively quickly. The first two rounds were close, but if I had to pick, I'd probably say Li won both of them, especially the second round. It could be all tied up, but I have Li ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round had Li plowing forward, picking apart Abe with some of the most brutal strikes I've seen in a while, as he was destroying his legs with hard kicks, he was bullying him around the cage by throwing bombs at his head, and Abe looked like he was ready to go home. In the end, I'm scoring this fight 30-27 for Li, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
90.2
Decision
15:00
      This fight was a fantastic back & forth battle, with both girls unloading on each other with a lot of great combinations. The first two rounds could have maybe gone either way, so I feel like if someone can win the final round decisively, I'd probably give the fight to that person if it goes to the scorecards.
     The final round was close, but I thought Eye was pulling ahead a bit with her striking, and then she tripped Clark with 90 seconds left in the round, which could be enough to secure the win for Eye. Eye was coming awfully close to gouging out Clark's eyes, but Clark didn't seem that bothered, so I guess I won't complain about it. For the most part, Eye just smothered Clark until the end of the round, which clearly secures the third round for Eye. I'm expecting Eye to win this fight, with a 29-28 decision, even though I was pulling for Clark going into the fight. All 3 judges agreed, giving Eye the unanimous decision victory.
92.0
Submission
(Straight Armbar)
2:54
      These guys both hit each other with some hard shots to start the first round, and OSP looked really fast with the first few shots he threw. Pedro then blasted him with a clean head kick, followed by a right hand that dropped him, he slapped on a guillotine choke as OSP tried to stand up, and then OSP popped his head free, they clinched, they tried to take each other down, and they both did a good job defending against throws. Pedro tried to throw OSP down, but OSP sort of took his back on the way down, Pedro threw his legs up in an awkward split position, OSP secured an awkward side control, he grabbed Pedro's right arm, cranked on it, and finished the fight by submission. That was a great fight, and a really strong win for Ovince St. Preux.
90.8
Decision
25:00
      These guys both traded some hard kicks, Edwards clinched and pressed Cerrone against the fence 30 seconds into the opening round, he tried to throw him down, a cut opened up on Cerrone's right eye, Edwards blasted him with a brutal elbow, and then they reset 90 seconds into the round. They continued to trade some strikes, they clinched some more, and the right side of Cowboy's face was a mess. Edwards blasted Cowboy with a head kick with 90 seconds left in the round, but Cowboy just ate it. Round one has to go to Edwards, but Cowboy is clearly still in this fight.
      The second round was another solid round of back & forth striking. There were a few odd circumstances in that round, like Cerrone sort of kicked Edwards in the dick, Edwards was scolded by the referee for flipping off Cerrone's corner, and then Cerrone grabbed the glove of Edwards to hold him in the place, while Cerrone kicked him in the head. That was a crazy round, but I'm scoring that round for Cerrone I guess. All tied up going into the third?
      The third round started with Edwards clipping Cerrone with a few solid shots, and then Cerrone fired back with a big combination. That was another close round of striking, but Cerrone's face is all fucked up, so I feel like it's hard to say Cerrone is winning this fight, so I'm going to call it 29-28 for Edwards going into the fourth round.
      Cerrone was coming forward a lot in the fourth round, and he scored a takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, but Edwards did a decent job getting back to his feet pretty quickly. Edwards tried to throw a head kick, and Cerrone caught his leg in midair, and threw Edwards across the cage, but Edwards was able to maintain his balance. That round goes to Cerrone, and I have this fight all tied up again going into the final round.
      The final round still had Cerrone stalking Edwards, following him around the cage while throwing strikes. They both looked like they were slowing down significantly, but Cerrone was still able to score a takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, which might be the moment where he won the fight. Edwards stood back up with a minute left in the fight, and they continued to circle around each other slowly while throwing random strikes until the end of the round. I'm scoring this fight 48-47 for Cowboy Cerrone. All 3 judges disagreed, giving the unanimous decision victory to Leon Edwards.
OVERALL 91.2
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