(4/6/2013)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (26 Total):
1. Conor McGregor - 94.3
2. Reza Madadi - 93.7
3. Tor Troeng - 92.8
4. Diego Brandao - 92.6
5. Matt Mitrione - 92.2
6. Adlan Amagov - 92.2
7. Ross Pearson - 91.6
8. Brad Pickett - 91.3
9. Gegard Mousasi - 90.7
10. Tom Lawlor - 90.2
UFC on Fuel TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Elevation: 171'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Reza Madadi vs. Michael Johnson
92.5
Fighters & Matches 89.8
Top 10 Fighters 92.2
TOTAL 91.0
86.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     This fight was pretty much the definition of an undercard fight. Papy who? Besam who? Papy Abedi won the first round pretty easily, via takedowns & striking. The second round was closer, Besam Yousef started to pick up the pace with some dirty boxing, but I still gave the round to Abedi again. The third round I gave to Yousef, due to the fact that Abedi was exhausted by the end of the round, and Yousef was still trying to finish him the entire round. In the end, Abedi wins via split-decision, and I'm fine with that. Doesn't really matter either way I guess, eh?
89.5
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
6:05
      I like Tom Lawlor, and I'm not really sure why he's still fighting on the undercard of Fuel TV events, but whatever... This was a pretty great fight, the first round surprised me, because Kuiper basically dominated Lawlor with some excellent Judo skills, and by the end of the first round, it looked like Lawlor wasn't going to stand a chance. The second round started, Kuiper went for the takedown, Lawlor locked on the guillotine choke on the way to the ground, and that pretty much ended the fight. Great comeback by Lawlor, even if it was a pretty "slow motion" style guillotine.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      Here we are with another clear undercard fight. I didn't really care about either of these guys, but after hearing that Ryan LaFlare won & finished all of his previous fights, I was sort of cheering for him, just because Goldberg winning streaks are cool. But yeah, he pretty much dominated Alloway this entire fight, the third round got kind of close, but in the end, Alloway didn't stand a chance. Ryan LaFlare wins via unanimous decision.
92.0
TKO
(Punches)
1:07
      Conor McGregor!!! All of you Irish people have something to be proud of here, Conor McGregor is legit! He got punched hard several times by Marcus Brimage, but McGregor's striking is SHARP, and his footwork was terrific in this fight. Marcus Brimage got knocked the fuck out in about a minute. I can't wait to see McGregor fight again!
89.6
Decision
15:00
      Well, that was a fight that ended up being better than I had expected. Chris Spang had ZERO offense, but Adlan Amagov is like the Ted Nugent of MMA. He was throwing wild & crazy spin kicks, and takedowns, and just coming from all angles, he's wild wild wild (and very good). So yeah, in the end, Adlan Amagov won all 3 rounds without Spang really putting up any sort of a fight, he was really just Amagov's ragdoll for the most part.
90.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:11
      Well then! This was a very one-sided fight. Tor Troeng had better striking while standing, he took Cella to the ground, he dominated him there, he got on his back, he locked on a rear-naked choke after beating him up for a couple of minutes, and eventually, Cella was forced to submit. Tor Troeng is a pretty tough dude.
92.5
Submission
(Brabo Choke)
11:33
      Fight of the night maybe? At the weigh-ins, Madadi looked like he was going to eat Johnson's face off, and Johnson pushed him, and the fight BASICALLY started there. Once they actually got in the cage, Madadi was fucking up Johnson pretty badly in the first round, but Johnson ended strong, almost knocking out Madadi, so I gave the first round to Johnson. Madadi once against dominated the second round, so I gave that round to him. The third round was more of Madadi's domination, and he locked on a BRILLIANT brabo choke, forcing Johnson to submit. This was a pretty amazing display of badassery by Reza Madadi. Pretty awesome seeing him fight like that in his hometown.
88.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight, nothing special, but not bad. Lots of back & forth action, some standing, some on the ground. I gave the first round to Corassani, and the second round I declared a draw (both guys got rocked one solid time each), and the third round I ended up giving to Corassani, and I guess the judges agreed with me, so Corassani wins via unanimous decision.
90.8
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
3:27
      Yes! That's what I like to see! Diego Brandao is a badass, but sometimes he doesn't get as aggressive as he needs to be in his fights against tougher guys. Well, this time around, he was calm, cool, and collected, and he picked apart Garza, eventually SLAMMING him on the ground (which was cool, since Garza has a 9 inch reach advantage), and once they were on the ground, Brandao used his superior Jiu-Jitsu skills to mount Garza, lock on the arm-triangle choke, and eventually, Garza had no choice other than to tapout. Excellent show of skills & composure by Diego Brandao.
90.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty badass fight, both guys really gave it their all. It was a 3 round war, with lots of back & forth action, but neither guy really got hurt that bad. The first round was close, but I gave it to Pickett. The second round wasn't as close, and I gave it to Pickett. The third round, Pickett SLAMMED THE SHIT out of Easton, which was pretty awesome, so I gave him that round easily. In the end, two of the judges agreed with me, and Brad Pickett wins via split-decision.
90.3
KO
(Punches)
0:19
      Well that was a little bit weird. Phil De Fries shot in for two takedowns early in the fight, he missed both of them, but knocked himself out during the second one, running directly into Mitrione's leg. After that, Mitrione just punched him in the face a few times with some heavy punches, and the referee was forced to stop the fight. Good show by Mitrione, I still don't know who Phil De Fries is supposed to be though.
90.6
TKO
(Punches)
8:45
      Randy Couture's son, Ryan, makes his UFC debut against Ross Pearson, and gets knocked the fuck out! Ryan Couture basically fought like his dad, pinning Pearson up against the cage during the first round, and trying to do the dirty boxing thing, but he wasn't really able to break much ground there. Pearson finally got bored in the second round, and just unleashed some crazy ass striking, crumbling Couture into the fetal position. Ross Pearson is a badass. I don't really know what to think of Ryan Couture yet.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      This was supposed to be a fight between Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Gustafsson for the #1 contender spot or something, but Gustafsson cut his eye during practice, so he was replaced by Ilir Latifi. In the end, Mousasi reminds me of Nick Diaz, he just moved around the outside, and jabbed Latifi until Latifi's face was a bloody mess. Mousasi wins all 3 rounds, and I guess it doesn't really mean anything, since Latifi was basically a no name in this fight. Maybe Mousasi will actually be able to fight Gustafsson next time?
OVERALL 91.0
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