(3/16/2013)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Jordan Mein - 94.2
2. Johny Hendricks - 93.4
3. Georges St. Pierre - 92.5
4. Jake Ellenberger - 91.6
5. Dan Miller - 90.8
6. Rick Story - 90.7
7. Carlos Condit - 90.7
8. Bobby Voelker - 90.5
9. John Makdessi - 90.3
10. Darren Elkins - 90.2
UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Location: Quebec, Canada
Elevation: 322'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit
93.4
Fighters & Matches 89.2
Top 10 Fighters 91.5
TOTAL 90.4
86.3
Decision
15:00
     This fight was ok. Kind of a pointless fight, which I guess is why it was on Facebook for free. In the end, the fight went all 3 rounds, Duran looked decent in the first round, by taking down Roop, but once they were on the ground, Roop did more damage from his back, by throwing elbows at the top of Duran's head. The second round was mostly Roop, taking down Duran, and trying to lock on a rear-naked choke. The third round was kind of close, but I gave it to Roop. I doubt anybody really cared about this fight. Roop wins via unanimous decision.
87.4
KO
(Head Kick & Punches)
5:26
      Issei Tamura landed a couple of good punches in the first round, but that's about all he had to show for himself. Dillashaw basically just smothered him against the cage for the entire first round. The second round started, Dillashaw kicked / threw a knee that hit Tamura in the head, and followed it up with a series of punches on the ground, and the referee was forced to stop the fight. Decent ending I guess, but another kind of pointless fight at this point.
88.7
TKO
(Punches)
3:05
      This fight was pretty good. No idea who Mulhern is, I'm assuming just a can, to help Story climb back up the ladder or whatever, but yeah, Story basically just beat his ass for a round or so, before eventually dropping him with some big punches. Rick Story doesn't have a ton of personality, but his fists DO have a ton of power. Good performance overall by Rick Story.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      This was another pretty good undercard fight. John Makdessi is always fun to watch, because of his sharp striking skills, and his ability to counter what most guys throw at him. The problem here is, Cruickshank spent too much time trying to counter Makdessi, so it ended up being a boring first round. The second round I gave to Cruickshank, because I thought he was landing some cool stuff, but Makdessi basically beat his ass in the third round, so I gave the fight overall to Makdessi, and so did the judges. I'm happy with that decision.
93.0
TKO
(Punches)
4:42
      Holy shit! Jordan who!?! This guy is badass... Dan Miller looked pretty solid at the start of the fight, showing that he has plenty of experience in the octagon, but HOLY SHIT, once Jordan Mein started landing those big heavy punches, he basically made Miller look like a bitch. He beat the living shit out of Miller, especially there at the end, that shit was brutal. I'm definitely a Jordan Mein fan now!
88.2
TKO
(Punches)
3:06
      Controversy! This was a decent ending to a quick fight, but it was very controversial. Basically, Elkins punched Carvalho, knocked him loopy, Carvalho wobbled around for a few seconds, Elkins went back in and continued to punch him, Carvalho fell to the ground, the referee pulled Elkins off him, and Carvalho was IMMEDIATELY back on his feet. So yeah, probably a premature stoppage, but Carvalho WAS pretty loopy, wobbling around and shit... so... who knows? Good show by Elkins though I guess.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      This was one hell of a brawl, and Patrick Cote looked pretty awesome in the first round, but I gave the last 2 rounds to Voelker. I mean, the second round was close, but Voelker ABSOLUTELY BEAT COTE'S ASS, in the third round. So yeah, this fight should have gone to Voelker in my opinion. I WOULD be shocked that Cote won, but the fight took place in Canada, so I feel like that might have had something to do with Cote stealing this victory. Pretty good fight overall though.
87.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was ok I guess, sort of boring though. It was basically both guys that lost in the finals of their respective Ultimate Fighter seasons. I gave Fletcher the first round, and Ricci clearly won the last two rounds. In the end, I don't care. Ricci wins via unanimous decision.
86.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a weird fight. Nick Ring was doing his Lyoto Machida impression the entire fight, dodging everything Camozzi threw, and countering with pretty impressive striking skills. Later on in the fight, Camozzi turned up the heat a bit, and tried to make a more aggressive comeback, and apparently it worked for him, earning him the split decision victory.
90.2
KO
(Punches)
3:00
      This was pretty impressive. Nate Marquardt came out like a ball of fire, trying to kill Ellenberger, but he was totally unsuccessful. About halfway into the round, Ellenberger threw a big punch, knocked Marquardt to the ground, Marquardt attempted a weak takedown, and Ellenberger punched him in the side of the head, knocking him the fuck out. Ellenberger looked good in this fight, I don't think we need to be talking #1 contender status though, until after we see what happens with Johnny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit, COMING UP NEXT!
93.4
Decision
15:00
      FUCK YEAH! JOHNNY HENDRICKS IS STILL THE SHIT! Now we're have way to the big fight, assuming GSP wins his fight against Nick Diaz, this should be pretty amazing. Granted, everybody is looking past Nick Diaz, which is a bad idea, but SHIT MAN... I've been wanting to see Johnnny Hendricks fight GSP for a long time now. Anyway, that's beside the point... Johnny Hendricks ran forward like a freight train, and beat the shit out of Condit for the first two rounds. The third round, I gave to Condit, and so did the other judges (I think?). In the end, Hendricks showed INSANE takedown skills, HEAVY hands, and a will to keep fighting until the end of the road... or something... I'm not making sense anymore, it doesn't matter... GSP vs. Nick Diaz, NEXT!!!
91.3
Decision
25:00
      Well, sort of in Chael Sonnen fashion, Nick Diaz (even though I had him ranked at #48), somehow trash talked his way into a title fight. GSP pretty much handed him his ass all 5 rounds, by constantly taking him to the ground, and controlling him for the entire fight. Nick Diaz just never tried to do any damage, all he did was talk shit the entire time. So yeah, Diaz had no business being here, and GSP disappointed me, by letting the fight go to ANOTHER 25 minute decision. GSP is still top dog at 170 though... PLEASE FIGHT JOHNNY HENDRICKS NOW!!!
OVERALL 90.4
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