(9/15/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Alexey Oleynik - 94.3
2. Khalid Murtazaliev - 93.3
3. Magomed Ankalaev - 92.4
4. Jan Blachowicz - 92.3
5. Jordan Johnson - 91.8
6. Alexey Kunchenko - 91.3
7. Petr Yan - 91.3
8. Mark Hunt - 91.3
9. Mairbek Taisumov - 90.8
10. Jin Soo Son - 90.8
UFC Fight Night 136: Hunt vs. Oleynik
Location: Moscow, Russia
Elevation: 512'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Alexey Oleynik vs. Mark Hunt
92.3
Fighters & Matches 88.9
Top 10 Fighters 92.0
TOTAL 90.5
86.9
Decision
15:00
     Dvalishvili scored a takedown early in the first round, landing inside Ware's guard. He threw some big punches, as he passed to half guard. Dvalishvili smashed Ware's head with some hard short elbows, as Ware just flopped around on the ground. Ware finally stood back up with 2 minutes left in the opening round. Dvalishvili quickly took him to the ground again, and Ware tried to grab the fence to stay standing, but Dvalishvili yanked him to the ground anyway. They eventually stood back up, and Dvalishvili finished the round by throwing wild punches and a head kick at Ware. Round one clearly goes to Dvalishvili.
     They traded a few strikes to start the second round, and then Dvalishvili started whipping around Ware with some heavy clinching, pretty much dominating him with his grappling. He took him down with 90 seconds left in the round. The round eventually ended with Dvalishvili still on top, pounding on Ware with punches. Dvalishvili is clearly winning this fight on the scorecards, and the first round could even be a 10-8 round for him.
     Ware came out swinging to start the final round, but Dvalishvili quickly took him down again 30 seconds into the round, pinning Ware against the fence in a seated position. Dvalishvili continued to throw short punches, while wrestling the shit out of Ware. Apparently Ware's right hand was injured or something, but he wasn't showing anything at all in this fight. This was a 30-26 unanimous decision victory for Merab Dvalishvili, but to be honest, I don't think he even looked that great in this fight, I think it was more the fact that Ware looked like shit.
85.4
Decision
15:00
      The first round sort of felt like an easy going sparring match, with Emeev moving forward for most of the round, and he scored a takedown in the final minute of the round, but he wasn't able to do anything on the ground, so they stood back up. Emeev then dropped Sekulic with a head kick, and went in for the kill, but they ended up just tying each other up on the ground in an awkward stalemate. Round one goes to Emeev.
     The second round was another round of basic sparring, and it probably goes to Emeev as well, giving him a 20-18 lead going into the final round. Sekulic threw some solid shots in the third round, as he tried to bring the fight to Emeev, but it was way too easy for Emeev to back him up, and he took him down 90 seconds into the round and beat him up a little bit. In the end, neither fighter looked impressive at all, but it was a clear cut 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Ramazan Emeev.
88.7
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
5:42
      These guys clashed early in the first round, and Johnson took down Yandiev 45 seconds into the round, and Yandiev grabbed the cage a few times to work his way back to his feet, which the referee warned him about. Johnson powered Yandiev to the ground again halfway through the round, he passed to full mount, and punched Yandiev in the head repeatedly. Johnson took his back and locked on a rear-naked choke with a minute left in the round, but Yandiev was able to hang on long enough to spin out of it. Round one clearly goes to Johnson, and I have a feeling this fight is going to come down to whoever has the better stamina later in the fight.
     Johnson started the second round by kicking Yandiev in the mouth, he threw a few punches, he took him down, and locked on a quick arm-triangle choke from the wrong side, and Yandiev tapped out anyway. That was a really strong one-sided performance by Jordan Johnson, as he hands Yandiev the first loss of his career.
89.2
KO
(Head Kick & Punches)
3:09
      These guys both traded some hard punches and leg kicks, with Ankalaev sort of stalking Prachnio, while Prachnio circled around the edge of the cage. Ankalaev blasted Prachnio with a hard right hand, followed by a few more punches, and a clean head kick, that knocked Prachnio the fuck out with 2 minutes remaining in the opening round, leading to his first UFC victory. That was a really strong performance by Magomed Ankalaev.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      The first round had Taisumov picking apart Green with his striking, and the second round was more of the same, with Taisumov dropping Green with a minute left in the round, but Green was able to work his way back to his feet, he recovered quickly, and tried to fire back, but Taisumov should still be ahead 20-18 going into the final round. The final round was another round for Taisumov, as he was moving forward, and outstriking Green, with clean boxing and a lot of hard leg kicks. The judges agreed, giving Taisumov the unanimous decision victory.
88.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      The first round was a back & forth boxing match, where Johnson was able to pick apart Khabilov for most of the round, so the first round goes to Johnson. The second round started out the same way, until Khabilov took down Johnson halfway through the round, and then he beat up Johnson on the ground for the rest of the round, leading to a tied up scorecard heading into the final round. This is interesting considering Johnson is a huge underdog.
     The final round was another round of boxing, until Khabilov scored a takedown in the last half of the round, and he beat up Johnson on the ground a little bit, leading to a fight that could potentially go either way. I'm assuming it'll be 29-28 for Khabilov, but I wouldn't be shocked by a split-decision going in either direction. Two judges gave the split-decision victory to Khabilov.
91.2
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded some hard punches in the first round, and Son looked like he was having the time of his life in there. Yan poked Son's eye a couple of minutes into the round, but Son didn't let that take away from the fun he was having. Yan is the biggest favorite on the card, but in my opinion, Son won that first round with his more aggressive & more accurate boxing. He also overpowered Yan whenever they clinched.
     Yan came out swinging in the second round, and he blasted Son with some big punches, but Son still had the biggest smile I've ever seen, plastered across his face, while his left ear was pouring blood. These guys both landed a lot of massive shots, and then Son scored a takedown halfway through the round. Yan scrambled his way to top control with sort of a sprawling position to finish out the round. This fight has been crazy so far, so I'm going to assume the fight is all tied up going into the final round, even though I have Son ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round still had both guys swinging for the fences, and they were landing with everything they had, and neither fighter was willing to slow down at all. This fight was an insane back & forth war, but by the end of the fight, Yan looked like he was definitely winning the fight. This fight could go either way, but I'm expecting Yan to win a 29-28 decision. All 3 judges agreed, giving him the hard fought unanimous decision victory.
90.2
TKO
(Retirement)
10:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, Dollaway was moving forward, and then he clinched and threw Murtazaliev down a minute into the round, but Murtazaliev quickly scrambled around to show that his wrestling skills are similar to Dollaway's, so they reset 2 minutes into the round, and then Murtazaliev hurt Dollaway with a hard kick to the body. He then took down Dollaway, and pinned him against the fence, where Dollaway tried to catch him in a guillotine choke. Murtazaliev popped his head free with 2 minutes left in the round, and quickly passed to side control. Murtazaliev finished the round pinning Dollaway against the fence, where he beat him down with some heavy punches. Round one goes to Murtazaliev.
     Murtazaliev blasted Dollaway with a brutal spinning back kick early in the second round, and then Dollaway grabbed him and threw him to the ground. Dollaway tried to setup a slick choke, but Murtazaliev was able to roll out of it, and he ended up on top, pinning Dollaway against the fence halfway through the round. Dollaway tried to roll out of the bottom, but Murtazaliev grabbed the fence to stay in full mount (which the referee warned him for). Dollaway almost scrambled back to his feet with 90 seconds left in the round, but Murtazaliev was able to bully him back to the ground, where he beat the shit out of him with big punches & elbows. The fight should have been stopped several times, but Herb Dean just stood there and watched Murtazaliev as he tried to murder Dollaway. The fight 100% should have been stopped, but he let it go until the end of the round, at which point, Dollaway said he didn't want to continue. That was a really strong performance by Khalid Murtazaliev in his UFC debut.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      The first round had both fighters trading punches & kicks at a moderate pace, without either fighter really taking a significant lead going into the second round. They both started trading heavier strikes in the second round. The first round would probably go to Kunchenko, and the second round probably goes to Alves. I'm going to assume this fight is all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round had both guys trading strikes at a decent pace, and then Kunchenko knocked down Alves with 90 seconds left in the fight, but Alves quickly popped back up, they clinched, and Kunchenko pressed him against the fence, and then dumped him to the ground with a minute left in the fight, but Alves popped back up immediately again. The final minute of this fight was a wild slugfest, with Kunchenko throwing everything he had at an exhausted Alves. I'm scoring this fight 29-28 for Kunchenko, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the hard fought unanimous decision victory in his UFC debut.
86.7
Decision
15:00
      Abdurakhimov caught a couple of kicks in the first round, and took down Arlovski both times. Abdurakhimov spent most of the round on top, throwing short punches, but for the most part, he was just laying on top of Arlovski. The referee reset them with 2 minutes left in the round. They traded a few strikes before the end of the round, but overall, I think Abdurakhimov won that round with his takedowns.
     The second round was similar to the first round, with a few shots being traded, and then Abdurakhimov took down Arlovski 90 seconds into the round. Abdurakhimov punched Arlovski in the face repeatedly as he tried to work his way back to his feet. Arlovski eventually tripped Abdurakhimov, and finished the round on top, but I still think Abdurakhimov did more in that round, so I have Abdurakhimov ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round was a sloppy back & forth battle, where they both looked exhausted, they both threw some sloppy shit at each other, they sort of clinched a bit here & there, etc... In the end, this should be a 29-28 decision for Abdurakhimov, if not 30-27. All 3 judges agreed, giving Abdurakhimov the unanimous decision victory, over a former Champion who is well past his prime.
89.7
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
7:41
      Krylov started this fight with some nice strikes, and then he took down Blachowicz 45 seconds into the opening round, landing inside his guard. Krylov worked some basic ground & pound, and then tried to pull guard while setting up a guillotine choke, but Blachowicz passed to side control almost immediately. Blachowicz spent the last half of the round on top. The first round could go either way, but I'm assuming it'll go to Blachowicz since he finished the round in the superior position. His ground game looks strong tonight.
     The second round started with Krylov scrambling to setup a submission, but Blachowicz did a good job wrestling his way back into side control. Halfway through the round, Blachowicz locked on an arm-triangle choke from sort of a side-naked choke position, forcing Krylov to submit. That was a really solid performance by Jan Blachowicz.
92.3
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
4:26
      Hunt absolutely destroyed Oleynik's leg with heavy kicks in the first half of the opening round, causing Oleynik to hobble around, without much functional mobility at all. As soon as it looked like Oleynik was doomed, he blasted Hunt with a left hook that appeared to drop Hunt, and then Oleynik scrambled to take Hunt's back. He locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission. HOLY SHIT, that was a crazy finish for Oleynik, considering he could barely walk, and it looked like he could potentially have 4 more rounds he would need to survive. Congrats to Oleynik for a huge first round finish over Mark Hunt.
OVERALL 90.5
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