(9/8/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (26 Total):
1. Tyron Woodley - 93.8
2. Jessica Andrade - 93.2
3. Abdul Razak Alhassan - 92.8
4. Jim Miller - 92.4
5. Tatiana Suarez - 92.3
6. Aljamain Sterling - 92.3
7. Geoff Neal - 92.3
8. Diego Sanchez - 92.3
9. Irene Aldana - 92.0
10. Lucie Pudilova - 91.8
UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till
Location: Dallas, Texas
Elevation: 430'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till
92.9
Fighters & Matches 89.8
Top 10 Fighters 92.5
TOTAL 91.2
87.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     These guys quickly ended up in an awkward position, as they tried to take each other down near the fence, and Sanchez was eventually able to shake Brooks off, so that Sanchez could settle into some sort of top control against the fence, but Brooks rolled for a leg lock, it looked like Sanchez could be in trouble, and then Sanchez was able to spin into a more comfortable position, where he was able to punch Brooks in the face, while hammering the thigh of Brooks with some pointed elbows. Sanchez almost escaped the leg lock with 90 seconds left in the round, and Brooks quickly switched to the other leg. Sanchez was hammering Brooks with strikes the entire time though, so I think Sanchez technically won that exchange. The final minute of the round was spent on the feet, with Sanchez clinching and pressing Brooks against the fence.
     The next two rounds were all about Brooks taking down Sanchez, and pretty much dominating him on the ground. Neither fighter was doing much damage, but Brooks wrestled the shit out of Sanchez for almost the entire 10 minutes of the final two rounds, leading to what SHOULD have been a unanimous decision victory for Jarred Brooks, but one of the judges gave an extra round to Sanchez, making it a hard fought split-decision victory for Jarred Brooks, and he took the fight on 5 days notice, so that's significant.
91.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      The first round started with Aldana picking apart Pudilova with her boxing for a good portion of the round, and then in the final minute of the round, Pudilova went insane, and blasted Aldana with some BRUTAL kicks to the face, and all kinds of power shots, that pretty clearly stole the round for Pudilova. That was a pretty good round, with an explosive ending.
     The second round was another solid brawl, with Aldana picking apart Pudilova with her technical striking, while Pudilova was throwing twice as many strikes, but landing around the same amount of strikes. Aldana probably won the second round with her technical striking, but this fight has been a fantastic back & forth battle so far, and I have it all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round was another back & forth battle, where Aldana continued to pick apart Pudilova with her technical striking, while Pudilova continued to unload on her with wild heavy shots. This fight really could have gone either way, I was SORT OF leaning in favor of Pudilova, but Aldana won the split-decision victory, and it was a close enough fight, I'm not going to argue with that decision at all. Both of these fighters are tough as hell, and this was a fantastic performance by both fighters. I'm looking forward to seeing where they both go from here.
88.2
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:29
      These guys traded a few random strikes, the first minute was a little slow, and then Miller landed with a slick combination, it wobbled White, he pounced on him, knocked him down, unloaded with some big punches, slapped on a tight rear-naked choke, and finished this fight by submission. That was a FANTASTIC finish by Jim Miller, as he breaks the UFC record for the most fights in the UFC, as this is his 30th fight in the UFC. As an old school Jim Miller fan, that was fucking awesome. I'm so happy for Jim Miller.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      Sanchez started this fight by throwing a wild punch, rushing forward, White caught him in a tight standing guillotine choke, Sanchez picked him up into the air, and slammed him, and then settled into White's guard, while trying to go wild with strikes, probably burning more of that Nightmare energy than necessary. Sanchez tried to work some ground & pound, and White was keeping his legs active to make it hard for Sanchez to close the distance on the ground. Sanchez passed to side control with 90 seconds left in the round. Diego Sanchez is fucking relentless! Round one was 100% Diego Sanchez. It was a much needed dominant round for Sanchez.
     White came out throwing some long punches & kicks to start the second round, Sanchez shot for another sloppy takedown, and he brought White to the ground 20 seconds into the round, and took control of White on the ground again. Sanchez continued to beat the shit out of White on the ground for the duration of the round, leading to a clear cut 20-18 advantage for Sanchez, going into the final round, and you could maybe even argue that he had a 10-8 round or two mixed in there. Sanchez looks good tonight, but he also looks reckless.
     The third round started with some wild strikes, it looked like White hurt Sanchez with some ugly shots, but I think Sanchez just slipped. Sanchez then took down White again, 20 seconds into the round, and went back to brutally beating up White on the ground with hard elbows, and nonstop aggression. Sanchez looked awesome tonight, and he absolutely dominated White for 15 minutes. That was fucking nuts, and White's face & head were destroyed by the end of the fight, with a knot on his forehead the size of a softball.
89.3
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
7:17
      Byrd showed some solid striking in this match, as he was coming forward a lot, while blasting Stewart with big shots for the duration of the first round, pretty clearly winning the first round, and he did the same in the second round, as he blasted Stewart with all kinds of shots, and Stewart was having a hard time defending himself. Stewart fired back with some big shots 2 minutes into the second round though, and Byrd had to just cover his head to try to weather the storm, but it was too much for Byrd, as Stewart dropped him with a massive right elbow against the fence, and finished the fight halfway through the second round. That was a really nice win for Darren Stewart.
89.3
KO
(Head Kick)
6:23
      The first round was all about Neal picking apart Camacho with his clean technical striking. The second round was more of the same, as Neal was putting on a clinic, but Camacho just bit down on his mouthpiece, screamed, moved forward like a warrior, and then Neal knocked him the fuck out with a clean left head kick. That was a fantastic performance by Geoff Neal, with a highlight reel worthy finish to cap it all off. Geoff Neal appears to be legit.
89.7
Submission
(Kneebar)
8:42
      These guys both came out and traded some solid kicks, and then Sterling shot for a takedown 2 minutes into the opening round, but Stamann stuffed the shot, and then started digging for a takedown of his own. They were basically caught in a stalemate aginst the fence, so they reset with 2 minutes left in the round. Stamann finally brought Sterling down with 90 seconds left in the round, and Sterling immediately threw up a triangle choke. It looked like a tight triangle, but Sterling couldn't finish it, so he tried to switch to an armbar, and Stamann scrambled back to his feet. Round one probably goes to Sterling, for the submission attempt I guess?
     The second round had started with both guys trading some strikes, and then they rolled to the floor halfway through the round, with Sterling on top. He quickly passed to full mount, Stamann gave up his back, Sterling continued to pound on him with some punches, he setup a Full Nelson, Stamann tried to stand up, Sterling reached under him, grabbed his ankle, cranked, and basically blew out Stamann's knee, forcing the submission. That was a solid win for Aljamain Sterling.
90.3
TKO
(Punches)
14:33
      Suarez clinched early, and she was able to drag Esparza to the ground 30 seconds into the opening round, and then she started brutally beating her with hard elbows to the face. Esparza tried to setup a couple of armbars from her guard, but Suarez was calm, and she was able to break free, slamming her way out a couple of times, and then she'd go right back to dropping heavy punches & elbows. Esparza ALMOST stood up with 2 minutes left in the round, and Suarez just lifted her into the air, and dumped her to the ground again, and went right back to beating the shit out of her with that brutal ground & pound. You could argue the first round was a 10-8 round for Suarez.
     Suarez scored with a slick single leg takedown to start the second round. Esparza is a GOOD wrestler, but Suarez is a fucking MONSTER wrestler. Esparza was able to stand up 90 seconds into the round, and Suarez clinched and pushed her right back against the fence again, and then dumped her to the ground again. Esparza finally started to fight back a little bit in the last 90 seconds of the second round, but Suarez is just too fucking strong. Suarez is clearly ahead, 20-18 (at least) going into the final round.
     The final round was more of the same, with Suarez taking Esparza down again, and she brutally beat the shit out of her for the duration of the round, until the referee finally stopped the fight with 30 seconds left in the fight. That was another fantastic finish by Tatiana Suarez. SHE'S A FUCKING MONSTER!!!
90.4
KO
(Punch)
0:43
      These guys both came out swinging, they both landed some solid shots, and then Alhassan dropped Price with a body shot, Price tried to get back up, Alhassan continued to unload on him, and he knocked him the fuck out just 43 seconds into the opening round. That was a fantastic performance by Abdul Razak Alhassan.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      The first round was mostly a kickboxing match, with Rivera landing the harder shots. Rivera sort of tried to take Dodson down with a back clinch at one point, but Dodson did a good job staying on his feet. Round one should probably go to Rivera.
     The second round was another round of Rivera beating up Dodson with his kickboxing, and then he landed a hard inside leg kick, and Dodson said it was a groin strike, but the replay showed it didn't look like a foul at all. I have Rivera ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round was another round of kickboxing, with Rivera basically winning the round with his striking. Rivera looked pretty decent in this fight, but neither fighter was aggressive at all. In the end, this was a 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Jimmie Rivera, and it wasn't nearly as exciting as I had expected it to be.
88.4
Submission
(Kneebar)
8:46
      The first round was a back & forth boxing match, where neither fighter was really going after it at all. They both landed a few decent shots, but for the most part, it just felt like a somewhat casual sparring match. The first round could go either way. Magomedsharipov clinched with Davis's back and threw him around a little bit in the final minute, so I guess I would give him the round based on that? Neither fighter looked very impressive in the first round though.
     Magomedsharipov took down Davis 30 seconds into the second round, and worked to take his back, while Davis just tried to scramble back to his feet. Magomedsharipov took Davis's back with 2 minutes left in the round, punched him in the head repeatedly, tried to setup a rear-naked choke, Davis tried to shake him off the top, and Magomedsharipov locked on a kneebar, and finished the fight with the SAME style of kneebar that Aljamain Sterling finished Cody Stamann with about an hour ago. That's ridiculous.
91.7
KO
(Punch)
1:58
      Andrade came out like an old school Wanderlei Silva, throwing BRUTAL punch combinations, and Kowalkiewicz was forced to back up while eating a ton of shots. Kowalkiewicz tried to pump her jab a little bit, but she couldn't phase Andrade at all, as Andrade was basically slaughtering her with her boxing. Around the 2 minute mark of the first round, Andrade blasted Kowalkiewicz with a BRUTAL right hand, and she got knocked the fuck out. That was a fantastic performance by Jessica Andrade, and I definitely think she deserves a title shot at this point. That was a brutal one-sided beating, and a fantastic highlight reel knockout.
92.9
Submission
(D'Arce Choke)
9:19
      Woodley started this fight by throwing a couple of HUGE punches, he blasted Till with a hard knee from the clinch, and then he tried to take him down, while pressing him against the fence. The referee split up the clinch a minute into the round. Woodley threw a few hard punches, and some big kicks, and Till was sort of walking him down, but he wasn't throwing any offense at all. Woodley ducked down for a single leg attempt with 90 seconds left in the first round, but Till stuffed his shot again, and they ended up clinching against the fence again. Round one clearly goes to Woodley.
     Till rushed in to start the second round, Woodley dropped him with a brutal right hand, he jumped into Till's guard, and unloaded with some BRUTAL punches & elbows, putting all of his weight into the shots. The referee was close to stopping the fight 30 seconds into the round, but Till did JUST ENOUGH to stay in the fight, as he tried to tie up Woodley with his guard. Woodley passed to half mount 2 minutes into the round, and continued to chip away with short elbows. Woodley passed to full mount halfway through the round, and Till quickly bucked to regain half guard. Woodley continued to chip away with short elbows, until he locked on a tight D'Arce choke with a minute left in the round, and he forced Till to submit. That's the first loss of Till's career. Woodley looked like a fucking monster tonight. After the fight was over, Woodley's corner gave him his black belt. This was a big win for Tyron Woodley.
OVERALL 91.2
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