100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (8 Total):
1. Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa - 93.3
2. Macy Chiasson - 93.0
3. Justin Frazier - 91.8
4. Pannie Kianzad - 91.8
5. Julija Stoliarenko - 88.7
6. Leah Letson - 87.9
7. Michel Batista - 85.8
8. Maurice Greene - 85.7
TUF 28: Heavy Hitters - Semifinals
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
-Fight of the Night-
Macy Chiasson vs. Leah Letson
Fighters & Matches 89.3
Top 10 Fighters 89.8
TOTAL 89.6
     The first round was a pretty slow paced round, with Batista circling around the outside, while Frazier chipped away at him with a handful of jabs. I thought this fight was going to go to a lame decision, but with 45 seconds left in the first round, Frazier went berserk, unloaded with some big combinations, Batista crumbled into a ball on the ground against the fence, Frazier continued to punch him repeatedly, the referee gave him plenty of time, and then stopped the fight. That was a solid finish for Justin Frazier, as he moves on to the TUF Heavyweight Finals.
      The first round was sort of a mediocre round of kickboxing, where each fighter would throw a single punch or kick, and then they'd circle around each other for 30 seconds or so. They both landed a few solid shots, but I don't know if either fighter did enough to clearly win the round. Stoliarenko's right cheek was swollen by the end of the round, so I guess I would give that round to Pannie...? Yeah... I'm scoring that round 10-9 for Pannie.
     The second round was a little more active, with Kianzad knocking down Stoliarenko 2 minutes into the round, but she popped back up immediately. Stoliarenko then shot for a takedown, Kianzad stuffed the shot, hit her with a knee from the clinch, and they reset. They both started smashing each other with big punches halfway through the round, and they were both covered in blood. Stoliarenko kept digging for takedowns, and Kianzad was doing an excellent job keeping the fight on the feet, while mauling Stoliarenko with her boxing. Their faces were both all fucked up by the end of the round. I have Kianzad ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but it COULD be all tied up at this point. Kianzad looked pretty awesome in that second round though.
     The third round was similar to the second, with both girls throwing big shots, but Kianzad is on another level compared to Stoliarenko on the feet. Kianzad was landing strikes that would make fans of Stoliarenko want to cry. Stoliarenko was also trying to mix in those takedowns, and Kianzad stuffed ALL of her shots. They were both covered in blood by the end of the fight, they both took a lot of damage, but this SHOULD be a 30-27 decision for Pannie Kianzad. All 3 judges agreed, giving Kianzad the unanimous decision victory.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      These guys bounced around for a few seconds, and then Dieppa blasted Greene with an overhand right that rocked Greene, he then dropped him with a left, pinned him, unloaded with some brutal punches on the ground, I ASSUMED Greene was out, but Greene somehow found his way back to his feet. Dieppa was clinching heavily with his back though, and took Greene back down, and secured side control. Dieppa went for an Americana, but Greene was able to pull his arm free. Dieppa then mounted him 90 seconds into the round. Greene gave up his back, Dieppa slapped on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission. That was a brutal lopsided ass beating delivered by Dieppa.
      The first round started with a lot of heavy clinching, a bit of dirty boxing, with Letson in control, and then Chiasson threw her to the ground with a slick Judo throw. She almost mounted her, and then Letson quickly worked her way back to her feet. Chiasson dropped her with some brutal knees from the clinch, Letson tried to recover, and Chiasson continued to DESTROY her with brutal knees to the body & head, causing Letson to eventually collapse due to a knee to the liver. That was a badass finish by Macy Chiasson, and she's moving on to the finals.