(11/13/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Karlos Vemola - 95.6
2. Dennis Siver - 95.0
3. Carlos Eduardo Rocha - 92.6
4. Vladimir Matyushenko - 92.5
5. Kyle Noke - 91.9
6. Pascal Krauss - 91.4
7. Yushin Okami - 90.4
8. Duane Ludwig - 90.4
9. Andre Winner - 90.4
10. Kris McCray - 90.3
UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami
Location: Oberhausen, Germany
Elevation: 256'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner
92.7
Fighters & Matches 89.6
Top 10 Fighters 92.1
TOTAL 90.9
89.8
Submission
(Kneebar)
2:21
     This was a solid scramble of a grappling match. McCray took Rocha to the ground, he tried to control him, but Rocha was able to reverse most of what McCray threw at him. McCray got on Rocha's back, went for a rear-naked choke, and Rocha escaped and finished the fight with a TIGHT kneebar, almost snapping McCray's leg off. Awesome finish for Carlos Eduardo Rocha.
92.3
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
3:46
      Holy shit! I'm glad they showed this fight after the card, this was the best thing ever! Karlos Vemola picked up Petruzelli multiple times, and dumped him on his head, completely dominating Petruzelli throughout the entire fight, showing INSANE God-like power. Once on the ground, Vemola was able to pound the living fuck out of Petruzelli's face, busting him up brutally, and forcing the referee to stop the fight. Karlos Vemola is the definition of a BEAST!
88.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
6:33
      This fight was ok. Kimmons came out really aggressive, beat up Noke a little bit against the cage, but by the end of the first round, Noke was on top for a good portion of the round, beating up Kimmons on the ground. The second round had Noke taking Kimmons down, and his leg went underneath him, so people thought Kimmons might have really hurt his leg or ankle at that point. After a little more ground & pound, Noke was able to take his back, and lock on the rear-naked choke for the submission victory.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a decent fight, where Scanlon was able to start each round with big punches, especially in the second round, he came out like a ball of fire, trying to take off Krauss's head, but in the end, he wasn't able to defend against Krauss's takedowns, and once they got on the ground, Krauss spend the last half of each round, beating him up on the ground. So yeah, Krauss won all 3 rounds, even though Scanlon looked like the more explosive fighter during the highlight moments of the fight. Good fight overall.
89.7
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
2:20
      This was a pretty good fight, mostly just a one-sided ass beating, but it was still fun. Matyushenko is back on the winning track, after defending Ferreira's takedown attempts, Matyushenko ended up on top, and pounded the living shit out of Ferreira's head until the referee stopped the fight. Good show by Matyushenko.
88.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Well, I'm not really sure how this fight was scored. Ludwig looked good in the first half of the first round, but by the end of the round, Osipczak was on top, throwing elbows, cutting up Ludwig's face, so I gave that round to Osipczak. The second round I also gave to Osipczak. The third round, Osipczak looked like he was asleep while standing, so Ludwig was able to pick him apart for the entire round, winning back any lost points. Personally, I scored the fight a DRAW, but WANTED Ludwig to win, and it was weird hearing the German crowd chant "U.S.A." the entire time. So yeah, good job to Ludwig for pulling off the split-decision.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Well, I didn't really pay THAT much attention to this fight, it started off feeling kind of like a "hard sparring match", so I wasn't that interested in what was going on. By the end of the fight, Soszynski had Reljic on the ground, and was throwing huge bombs trying to finish the fight, so I ended up giving all 3 rounds to Soszynski, and all 3 judges agreed.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      I liked Amir Sadollah on The Ultimate Fight show, and I still like him as a fighter I guess, but I never feel confident that he's going to finish fights. He's climbing up the ranks and stuff, but I just always leave the fights feeling underwhelmed. He clearly beat up Sobotta in all 3 rounds of this fight, so good win for him, but who the hell is Peter Sobotta? Why isn't Sadollah fighting Top 20 guys?
92.7
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:37
      Finally! On a lame card, without anything explosive happening yet, FINALLY they woke me up, with a brilliant finish by Dennis Siver! The fight started off with both guys showing solid striking, but Winner moved in, Siver countered with a left hook, Winner fell to the ground, Siver beat his ass on the ground for a few seconds, locked on a rear-naked choke where Winner's left arm was trapped by Siver's left leg, and eventually Winner was forced to submit. Awesome fight! FINALLY A FINISH ON THE MAIN CARD!
88.7
Decision
15:00
      Well, this was pretty much what you would expect from an "Okami vs. Marquardt" fight, it was long, sort of boring, and lots of grappling without much actual offense, mostly just both guys trying to grind each other out. Personally, I thought Marquardt should have won the fight, especially after securing the takedown in the third round. I actually gave all 3 rounds to Marquardt, but it was really close. So yeah, whatever, they should learn how to finish people if they don't want to leave it in the hands of the judges.
OVERALL 90.9
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