(6/19/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Kyle Noke - 92.2
2. Travis Browne - 91.4
3. Brad Tavares - 90.8
4. John Gunderson - 90.8
5. Chris Camozzi - 90.7
6. Court McGee - 90.6
7. Chris Leben - 90.4
8. Rich Attonito - 90.3
9. Seth Baczynski - 89.5
10. Dennis Siver - 89.4
UFC The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Kyle Noke vs. Josh Bryant
92.0
Fighters & Matches 88.6
Top 10 Fighters 90.6
TOTAL 89.6
89.5
TKO
(Punches)
4:32
     This was probably the best fight of the night (they played a replay of it after the show was over). Two great big heavyweights, wailing away at each other with big fat fists, and McSweeney was on the receiving end of the majority of the damage here. The fight ended after Browne got full mount at the end of the first round, and launched bombs at the face of McSweeney, until the referee was forced to stop the fight.
87.7
Decision
15:00
      It's sometimes hard to get into these fights between two guys that have never fought in the UFC before, so with that being said, this felt like a pretty long 15 minute fight. The first two rounds were REALLY close, and I wasn't really sure who I'd give either round to, but I think I gave the second round to Camozzi probably, for landing some nice knees. Comazzi really looked good in the third round as well, landing some decent strikes, and overall just looking more energetic. So yeah, I gave the fight to Camozzi, and all 3 judges agreed.
92.0
TKO
(Punches)
8:12
      This was a really well thought out, technical fight for Kyle Noke. He picked apart Bryant in the first round, with a bunch of leg kicks, and some nice crisp boxing. The second round started up, and he continued that gameplan, Bryant was limping pretty early, and eventually he wilted against the cage from the leg kicks, where Noke was able to finish him off with a series of pendulum punches that forced the referee to stop the fight. Good showing by Kyle Noke.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      I didn't really have a dog in this fight, so it was sort of hard for me to get excited about it. With that being said, Brad Tavares did a good job controlling the fight in the first two rounds, beating up Baczynski, and scoring points. Baczynski locked on a triangle choke, and cut open Tavares's head in the third round, so I gave him that round. In the end, I gave the fight to Tavares, 29-28, and all 3 judges agreed.
87.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty one-sided fight, kind of boring, because it got predictable pretty quickly. Gunderson shot for a takedown at the beginning of every round, completed the takedown, and then basically held Holst down on the ground for the entire fight. Holst went for an armbar in the third round, so that was kind of cool, but ultimately, I think Gunderson probably won all 3 rounds, and was able to grind out a boring unanimous decision victory.
88.5
TKO
(Punches)
9:25
      Well, Jamie Yager was one of those "exciting guys" in the house, that leads you to believe that he'll fight like a machinegun once he gets into the UFC, and he did a decent job in the first round, but his cardio was shit, because he slowed WAY down in the second round. Rich Attonito on the other hand, fought a smart fight, by weathering the storm early on, and he came back in the second round, taking the fight to the ground, got the back mount, went for a rear-naked choke, Yager escaped, so Attonito just punched him until the referee stopped the fight. Good fight for Attonito.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      Talk about a fight that goes to decision, that nobody really cares about. I mean, I've seen Dennis Siver perform really well in previous fights, and Spencer Fisher is the same way, but yeah, would have been nice to see someone go for a finish. This was basically a 3 round sparring match, and Dennis Siver ended up on top via the judges' score cards.
88.3
TKO
(Punches)
9:17
      Well, Aaron Simpson took Leben to the ground in the first round, and controlled most of the round, so I gave that round to Simpson. Simpson was tired in the second round though (and so was Leben), so it was a pretty slow round overall, but Leben eventually found an opening, and he BASICALLY knocked out Simpson, in an awkward way (he punched Simpson, and Simpson ran across the octagon headfirst, and ran himself into the ground, and then immediately stood up, wondering why the fight was stopped. This has been a pointless card so far.
87.7
Decision
(Majority)
15:00
      I have no interest in watching Matt Hamill fight, especially when he's begging for points via penalty "Ow, elbows! Ow, I got poked in the eye! Ow, you should feel sorry for me! Ow!!!" I wanted Jardine to beat his ass in this fight, and the first round, I thought Keith did a solid job. The second round was when the "eye poke" happened, and they took a point from Jardine, which was kind of fucked up. The third round I gave to Hamill, so in the end, this fight was a decent brawl, but still felt like a waste of time.
88.4
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
8:41
      I was happy to see Court McGee win this fight, mostly because I'm a big fan of Chuck Liddell. With that being said, Court won the first round pretty easily, and the second round, he dominated McCray with his wrestling skills, eventually finishing him off with a rear-naked choke. Good job to this season's TUF Champion!
OVERALL 89.6
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