(7/28/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (26 Total):
1. Dustin Poirier - 93.8
2. Jose Aldo - 93.2
3. Dustin Ortiz - 92.3
4. Ion Cutelaba - 92.1
5. Eddie Alvarez - 91.8
6. Jeremy Stephens - 91.8
7. Hakeem Dawodu - 91.4
8. John Makdessi - 91.4
9. Devin Powell - 91.2
10. Nina Ansaroff - 90.9
UFC on Fox 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2
Location: Alberta, Canada
Elevation: 2,772'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez
93.9
Fighters & Matches 89.6
Top 10 Fighters 92.0
TOTAL 90.8
88.8
KO
(Body Kick)
1:52
     The first round had both guys boxing with each other, moving around a lot, and Herrera was beating up Powell early with some big shots, and then Powell shot for a terrible takedown a minute into the round, which Herrera stuffed easily. They reset, and Herrera dropped Powell with a big left hook to the body, and then he told him to stand back up. Herrera continued to beat up Powell with some big punches, and then Powell blasted him with a kick to the body that nearly folded Herrera, he followed it up with a second kick that dropped him, Herrera curled up in a ball near the fence, Powell punched him a few times, and the fight was stopped. That was a nice win for Devin Powell.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      These girls traded a few strikes, and then Markos shot for a deep single leg 45 seconds into the round, she pushed Ansaroff against the fence, and after 30 seconds of struggling, she finally dumped Ansaroff to the ground. Markos worked for back control, while Ansaroff did a decent job defending against the rear-naked choke, and she eventually spun around and pulled guard with 2 minutes left in the round. Ansaroff finally stood back up with 40 seconds left in the round. Ansaroff landed some solid shots before the end of the round, but the first round clearly goes to Markos.
     The second round had Ansaroff tearing up the left calf of Markos with hard kicks. Ansaroff continued to pick apart Markos for the duration of the round with clean leg kicks and punch combinations. Markos was clearly getting sloppy late in the round, as her leg was hurting, and she wasn't able to close the distance enough to create any offensive opportunities. The second round goes to Ansaroff, and this fight is all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round had Ansaroff still destroying the lead leg of Markos with kicks, while Markos was pushing for takedowns against the fence, which Ansaroff was able to defend well against. Markos looked desperate with her takedowns, as her left leg was clearly torn up. Ansaroff's nose was also busted up though from some of the wild Hail Mary combinations Markos was throwing at her. Markos finally took the fight to the ground with 30 seconds left in the round, but Ansaroff ended up on top in half mount. Ansaroff worked some ground & pound, and in my opinion, secured the 29-28 decision. All 3 judges agreed, giving Nina Ansaroff the unanimous decision victory, and her third victory in a row.
90.7
KO
(Head Kick & Punches)
3:49
      The first round had both guys moving around a lot, with Pereira winning most of the exchanges, until Ortiz dropped him with a massive head kick with a little over a minute left in the opening round, Pereira hit the ground hard, Ortiz blasted him with a series of big punches on the ground, and the referee quickly stopped the fight. That was a really strong win for Dustin Ortiz.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      Davis spent the first round chasing Chookagian around the cage, while Chookagian circled around the outside, and picked apart Davis with clean boxing. They both landed some good shots, and Davis was more aggressive, moving forward the entire time, but byt he end fo the round, Chookagian still looked clean, and Davis's face was all fucked up already. I'm giving that first round to Chookagian based on damage.
     The second round was more of the same, with Davis plowing forward, and throwing a lot of leg kicks, while Chookagian continued to beat the shit out of Davis's face with clean counter strikes. Davis's face always looks destroyed in her fights, but it's hard to score the fight against her, when she's constantly moving forward, and throwing everything she has into the fight. I'm giving that round to Davis, and I have this fight all tied up going into the final round, even though Chookagian looks like she hasn't even been touched, other than her red thigh from Davis's kicks.
     Chookagian hurt Davis early in the third round, but that didn't stop Davis from blindly plowing forward. The final round was pretty much another round of the same stuff we've seen already in the other two rounds. Davis continued to plow forward, and Chookagian continued to land the cleaner strikes by throwing mostly counters. Davis scored a body lock takedown to finish the round, and that could be enough to win the round for Davis. If I had to pick a winner, I'd probably give the fight to Chookagian, especially when you take damage into consideration, but when you take Canada into consideration, then the fight will probably go to Davis. All 3 judges gave the unanimous decision victory to Katlyn Chookagian, and the Canadian crowd was furious.
90.3
Decision
15:00
      The first round was a solid back & forth kickboxing match, with both guys landing some hard shots, but Makdessi seemed to be a little more in control, so I'm scoring the first round for Makdessi. The second round was similar to the first round, with both guys landing some good shots, but Makdessi seemed to be doing just slightly better than Pearson for most of the round. The final round was more of the same, until Makdessi kicked Pearson in the dick. When the fight started back up, Pearson shot for a takedown, but Makdessi stuffed the shot against the fence. The fight turned into a brawl late in the round, and Pearson fell down in dramatic fashion, but I don't think he was hit, so it was just a weird slip. That was a wild violent fight, with both fighters putting on a good show, but this should be a 30-27 decision for Makdessi. All 3 judges agreed, giving Makdessi the hard fought unanimous decision victory.
89.7
TKO
(Elbows)
4:25
      Antigulov started this fight by immediately taking Cutelaba to the ground. Cutelaba quickly worked his way back to his feet, only to get taken down a second time inside the first 45 seconds of the opening round. Cutelaba worked his way back to his feet around the 2 minute mark, and Antigulov was still all over him, with a heavy back clinch. Cutelaba started to land some nice knees and elbows to break out of the clinch, and Antigulov continued to dig for another takedown against the fence. Cutelaba really started to land some big strikes, and then Antigulov scored another takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, but he couldn't hold Cutelaba down for more than a few seconds. Cutelaba threw a long string of uppercuts from inside the clinch, followed that up with some big elbows, and he ended the 14-Fight winning streak of Gadzhimurad Antigulov, with a first round stoppage. That was a big win for Ion Cutelaba.
87.8
Submission
(Armbar)
4:43
      The first round started with zero action for 3+ minutes, and then Makhachev scored a quick double leg takedown, sort of sucking Johnson into the ground, and he quickly passed to full mount with a minute left in the round. Makhachev basically just smothered him, and then he dropped back for an armbar attempt with 30 seconds left in the round, he cranked, and Johnson quit. That was another boring as shit first round for Johnson, and a solid first round finish by the huge favorite Islam Makhachev.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      The first round was basically a kickboxing match, where Dawodu was able to outstrike Arnett by a significant margin. Arnett scored one takedown, but Dawodu popped back up immediately, and continued to beat up Arnett on the feet. The second round was another 5 minutes of Dawodu beating up Arnett with his kickboxing. I have Dawodu ahead 20-18 going into the final round. Arnett shot for a terrible takedown a minute into the final round, and Dawodu stuffed it without any effort at all. He spent the rest of the round beating the shit out of Arnett. That fight was awfully one-sided, and it's a clear cut unanimous decision victory in favor of Hakeem Dawodu.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      These guys both came out swinging to start the first round. They both got rocked in the first minute of the round, but that didn't stop either of them from plowing forward while winging wild shots. They clinched a minute into the round, and then Mein unleashed a slick foot sweep, tripping Morono to the ground. Nothing happened on the ground, so the referee reset them with 2 minutes left in the round. They both went back to winging wild strikes at each other, and then Mein scored another takedown, passed to side control this time. Morono was able to pull guard again, and it lead to another bit of stalemate action on the ground. Round one goes to Mein based on the two takedowns.
     The second round started with Mein scoring another takedown 45 seconds into the round. He spent the rest of the round on top, working some basic ground & pound. Mein is ahead 20-18 going into the final round. Morono finally took top control 2 minutes into the final round, as Mein appeared to be slowing down. He slapped on a mounted guillotine choke with 90 seconds left in the round, but Mein swept him from there, still caught in a half guard guillotine. Morono probably did enough to win that round, but this is still at least a 29-28 decision for Mein. All 3 judges agreed, and gave Mein the unanimous decision victory. Both of these guys should be fighting in the LFA.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      The first round had both guys battling from the clinch, while throwing knees to their bodies. Whenever they split up, they both started winging big wild punches, and Hernandez seemed control most of the action, leading to a 10-9 round for Hernandez.
     Hernandez scored a quick takedown to start the second round, but Mercier popped back up 30 seconds later. Hernandez shot for another takedown, and Mercier sprawled, and tried to take his back. That didn't work, so Mercier rolled with a wild Kimura, switched it to a straight armbar, and ended up pinning Hernandez in the center of the cage. Hernandez swept Mercier, and the referee almost immediately stood them back up. Hernandez landed some solid strikes before the end of the round, but I'm still giving that round to Mercier, and have this fight all tied up.
     The third round started with a clinch, Hernandez clipped Mercier in the groin, and got a stern warning from the referee before restarting the fight. Hernandez immediately shot back in and took Mercier down against the fence. They traded control on the ground a few times, and the round ended with Hernandez taking Mercier's back. This should be a clear cut 29-28 decision for Alexander Hernandez. All 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
89.8
Decision
15:00
      The first round was a heavy round of clinching, with both girls pressing each other against the fence, while throwing short knees. That round could maybe go either way, since neither fighter did much significant damage, and neither fighter scored a takedown. I really don't know how the judges are going to score that one. I would probably score it just SLIGHTLY in favor of Jedrzejczyk.
     The second round had Jedrzejczyk working her long range striking, as she was able to pick apart Torres for the first half of the round. Torres the clinched, and pressed Jedrzejczyk against the fence, where Jedrzejczyk stuffed her shot attempt. They reset with 90 seconds left in the round. Torres exploded with 10 seconds left in the round, and it looked like she rocked Jedrzejczyk, but I still think Jedrzejczyk probably won that round. This entire fight so far has been really hard to score.
     Torres came out in the final round like a tank, threw some big shots, and bullied Jedrzejczyk up against the fence for some more clinching. Torres almost scored a takedown, but Jedrzejczyk continued to display her insane takedown defense, so Torres had to finish the round just pressing Jedrzejczyk against the fence for some mroe clinching. I'll give that round to Torres, and this entire fight was close, but I think Jedrzejczyk should win, 29-28. All 3 judges gave all 3 rounds to Jedrzejczyk for the unanimous decision victory.
92.0
TKO
(Punches)
4:19
      These guys both came out swangin' and bangin', the first round was filled with some wild back & forth action, Stephens rocked the shit out of Aldo, it looked like he was going to finish him off with some strikes against the fence, and then Aldo said fuck that shit, and started firing back, he hurt Stephens, and they both unloaded on each other, until Aldo eventually blasted Stephens with a brutal body shot that put him down, Aldo jumped on him, unloaded with some big punches on the ground, Stephens tried to curl up to defend himself, but the liver shot clearly had him hurt, and he wasn't able to recover fast enough for the referee, so the fight was stopped late in the first round. That was a huge win for Jose Aldo, and possibly a career saving victory.
93.9
TKO
(Punches)
9:05
      These guys both came out trading hard strikes, with Poirier working a lot of leg kicks, and Alvarez was ripping off a lot of punch combinations to the body of Poirier. That round really could have gone either way. I was going to score it for Poirier, but I think Alvarez did enough in the final 15 seconds to steal the round.
     They traded some hard strikes to start the second round, Alvarez sort of shot for a takedown, and Poirier cranked on a tight guillotine choke, which looked dangerous, but Alvarez was able to pop his head out after a few seconds. They stood up, and reset 90 seconds into the round. Alvarez shot for another takedown, Poirier went for another guillotine choke, that didn't work out, so Alvarez took Poirier's back, and cranked the shit out of his neck. After a brief scramble, Alvarez ended up in full mount, as he had Poirier pinned against the fence. Alvarez then threw a 12-6 elbow, and the referee stood them up because of the illegal elbow, taking away Alvarez's advantageous position. Poirier then blasted Alvarez with a big knee, followed it up with some big punches, he unloaded with some hard knees, some more punches, and Alvarez looked like he was about to go down, he fired back with everything he had, Poirier continued to unload on him, and Alvarez finally collapsed, forcing the referee to stop the fight. That was a fantastic fight while it lasted, and a huge win for Poirier.
OVERALL 90.8
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