(6/12/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Mario Miranda - 94.3
2. Mike Pyle - 93.7
3. Carlos Condit - 92.8
4. Mirko Filipovic - 92.6
5. Rich Franklin - 92.5
6. Claude Patrick - 91.6
7. Martin Kampmann - 91.4
8. Chuck Liddell - 91.4
9. James Wilks - 91.0
10. Evan Dunham - 91.0
UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Elevation: 269'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox
92.8
Fighters & Matches 90.2
Top 10 Fighters 92.2
TOTAL 91.2
92.8
Technical Submission
(Triangle Choke)
14:44
     I've always been a fan of watching Mike Pyle fight, especially when he's able to keep the fight on the ground, because his Jiu-Jitsu skills are fucking sick! I gave the first round to Pyle, the second round EVEN MORE SO to Pyle, and then the third round, it looked like Lennox might be able to score some big points with a last minute flurry, but he ended up in Pyle's guard, caught in a triangle, with elbows stabbing him in the head, and Lennox literally fell asleep. Pyle is fucking BRUTAL on the ground!
88.7
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
6:48
      Man, Funch looks funky, and he never looks very impressive. With that being said, Claude Patrick beat him up in the first round, with some ground and pound, cutting open Funch's face, and he finished the round with a guillotine choke from the mount. The second round started, Funch had Patrick pinned against the cage in the clinch, and then Patrick finished the fight with another guillotine, forcing Funch to tap. Good win for Claude Patrick.
88.6
Decision
15:00
      This fight was decent. Wilks showed some really solid grappling skills, in my opinion winning the first two rounds by controlling Sobotta on the ground. The third round could have maybe gone either way, because Sobotta had Wilks's back for a good portion of the round, but Wilks ended up on top. Either way, I don't really care enough about this fight to talk much more about it, so Wilks wins via unanimous decision.
91.6
TKO
(Punches)
9:07
      Shit man, David Loiseau isn't what he used to be. Miranda started the fight by grabbing Loiseau, and dumping him on his head with a big slam. From that point forward, the entire fight basically consisted of Miranda being on top, and slamming HARD elbows into the head of Loiseau, cutting the shit out of him in multiple spots. Miranda completely fucked up Loiseau, the same way Loiseau used to do to other guys in his prime. I guess this fight sort of felt a little like the passing of the torch in a way.
88.8
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
1:45
      This fight was kind of fucked up. Started off pretty fast, Danzig had a nice flurry, the fight went to the ground, Wiman locked on a guillotine choke, he looked at the referee and said "He's out!" so the referees stopped the fight and gave the win to Wiman, even though Danzig was fighting to get out of the choke the entire time. So yeah, Wiman & the ref basically screwed Danzig in this fight, WWE style.
89.3
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, that basically consisted of Evan Dunham using his superior Jiu-Jitsu skills, to control the back of Tyson Griffin, while Griffin tried to slam him a few times (from his back). In the end, I gave all 3 rounds to Evan Dunham, I thought it was a pretty clear win for him, but ONE of the judges gave the fight to Griffin, 29-28, leaving Evan Dunham the winner, via unanimous decision.
91.3
TKO
(Punches)
14:53
      Man, this was quite the fight! Carlos Condit SHOULD have won this fight, but the first two rounds went to Rory MacDonald, because he was fighting like a fight-o-holic or whatever. Just nonstop movement, always coming forward, he really took it to Condit. BUT! The third round, Condit came out knowing he had to finish the fight, and that's exactly what he did. Condit beat the living shit out of MacDonald, leaving his face looking like a swollen prune. I've never been a fan of Condit, but his comeback in this fight was pretty impressive, and Rory MacDonald looked really promising as well!
88.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight, between two huge guys. The first round consisted of both guys going back & forth, working a lot more of a ground game than I had expected, and I gave that round SLIGHTLY to Yvel. The second round was more of the same, Yvel kicked Rothwell's ass for a few minutes, but it was very back & forth as well, so I gave it to Yvel. The third round was 100% Rothwell, basically just laying on top of Yvel, as they both took a nap for a few. I'm fine with Rothwell winning via unanimous decision, but I disagree with the judge that gave him all 3 rounds.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      This was another very evenly matched fight, even though I thought Kampmann should have absolutely destroyed Paulo Thiago, it ended up being a really even match. Don't get me wrong, I scored all 3 rounds in favor of Kampmann, because he was able to control the majority of the fight on the ground, but still, the fight was kind of boring, because neither fighter really delivered much damage at all.
91.4
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:30
      Hell yeah! Mirko Cro Cop was one of my favorite fighters over in Pride, and it's a mixed bag these days, as to whether or not he can still handle top competition at all. The first round, Barry looked good, knocking Cro Cop to the ground a couple of times, with single shots to the chin. At one point during the first round, they LITERALLY hugged & giggled, and the referee yelled at them, telling them that they're supposed to be fighting. I gave the first round to Barry. The second round goes to Cro Cop, because he started to get kind of crazy in there, doing some damage to Barry. The third round, Cro Cop pretty much kicked Barry's ass, finishing him off with a rear-naked choke. Cro Cop started slow, but the last two rounds looked solid.
91.8
KO
(Punch)
4:55
      Man, this fight makes me sick to my stomach, because it marks the official end of Chuck Liddell's career (my favorite fighter up until this point). I had the fight scored in favor of Chuck (not just because I was a fan) but he was doing a pretty decent job, doing what Chuck does best, and that's count punching with hard looping punches, and he even took Franklin down once which was cool. The best part, Chuck broke Rich's arm with a kick early in the fight, and Rich was able to continue long enough until he eventually punched Chuck at the end of the first round, and finished him off with some punches on the ground (Chuck was clearly unconscious). Pretty crazy fight overall.
OVERALL 91.2
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