(2/27/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Alexander Gustafsson - 93.5
2. Brian Ebersole - 92.7
3. Tiequan Zhang - 92.3
4. Anthony Perosh - 92.0
5. Michael Bisping - 91.8
6. Curt Warburton - 91.7
7. Mark Hunt - 91.5
8. Ross Pearson - 91.5
9. Riki Fukuda - 91.4
10. Dennis Siver - 91.3
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Elevation: 3,215'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera
90.9
Fighters & Matches 89.8
Top 10 Fighters 92.0
TOTAL 90.9
88.9
Decision
15:00
     This was a solid debut for Jewtuszko, putting up a pretty good fight, but it was an even better first win for Warburton in the UFC. I thought Warburton pretty clearly won the first two round, with some pretty great striking skills, and some decent grappling as well. Jewtuszko turned it up a few notches in the third round, to possibly try to finish the fight, but he was unable to do so, leaving the fight in the hands of the judges, who all gave the fight to Warburton, 29-28.
89.5
KO
(Punch)
6:41
      Wow... Mark Hunt cut open Chris's eyelid in the first round, and it was a DEEP cut, they almost stopped the fight because his eyelid was hanging down into his eye. The doctor let them continue though, and Tuchscherer was able to earn back enough points to win the first round in my opinion, with a nice takedown, and he almost secured an arm lock. The second round though, Mark Hunt rocked Tuchscherer a couple of times, and eventually finished him off with a slick uppercut, followed by Hunt casually walking away as Tuchscherer was falling to the ground. Pretty crazy fight overall.
89.7
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
0:48
      Zhang showed some solid striking skills early in the fight, and Reinhardt shot for an awkward accidental takedown or SOMETHING like that, and Zhang immediately locked on a guillotine choke, putting Reinhardt to sleep, VERY quickly. Tiequan Zhang seems pretty legit to me!
89.6
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:45
      Anthony Perosh always looks a little clumsy, but he's a solid fight. Both guys came out doing some basic boxing, Perosh shot for one of the ugliest takedowns I've ever seen, and failed. They scrambled for a bit, eventually he took Blackledge to the ground, and was able to beat him up for a minute or so, before eventually mounting his back, locking on the rear-naked choke, and finishing the fight via submission in the first round. Really good first win for Perosh in the UFC.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      OH SHIT. That was an awfully fucked up decision. I had the first round scored a draw, Fukuda secured a takedown, and Ring had better striking, very close round. The next two rounds were all about Fukuda taking Ring to the ground, controlling him, and beating him up with uppercuts. So CLEARLY Fukuda at least won this fight, 29-28, if not 30-27. So how these 3 judges gave the fight to Ring, I'll never understand. Really good showing by Fukuda, and he completely got fucked by the judges.
90.5
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
4:27
      This was a pretty solid fight, both guys took each other down a couple of times, the fight primarily took place on the ground, and although Te Huna looked like he had the advantage at the start of the round, Gustafsson was able to improve his position, until the rear-naked choke was right there in front of him, at which point, he finished the fight. Solid submission victory for Alexander Gustafsson.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, between a couple of good boxers, with great cardio, moving quickly for 15 minutes, both throwing punches, pretty even fight for the most part, but I thought Pearson landed more hard strikes, so I ended up giving him the fight, 30-27. The first round might have been a draw? But other than that, it looked like a pretty clear decision for Ross Pearson, and all 3 judges agreed.
88.6
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:35
      Camozzi started out throwing body kicks, he looked comfortable, until Noke took him to the ground and immediately went to the full mount. Camozzi rolled over to his stomach to try to escape, Noke locked on a quick rear-naked choke, and Camozzi tapped out. I didn't really care about this fight at all, but it was still pretty cool, since it ended quickly.
90.9
Decision
15:00
      I almost want to say I didn't like this fight, because I'm a huge fan of Chris Lytle, so I wanted to see him continue his crazy win streak, but Ebersole basically beat the living shit out of him, all 3 rounds, taking him to the ground, pounding him out, etc... Lytle locked on a few solid submissions throughout the fight, but Ebersole's ability to escape chokes is crazy. So yeah, pretty great fight overall, even though my boy Lytle got his ass beat.
90.3
Decision
15:00
      Similar to the Lytle fight, I'm a little disappointed seeing Sotiropoulos's win streak come to an end, he's been destroying people lately, I've been pushing for him to get a title shot, and here we have Siver BASICALLY beating him up for 3 rounds. The first round, Siver almost knocked him out twice, so he won that round clearly. The last two rounds were pretty even for the most part, and probably could have gone either way, but overall, I gave the fight to Dennis Siver, and all 3 judges agreed.
90.9
TKO
(Punches)
6:54
      The first round consisted of Bisping taking Rivera to the ground several times, and then eventually he unloaded a huge knee while Rivera was CLEARLY down on both knees, so they took a point away from Bisping, so I guess that makes the first round a tie. The second round, Rivera threw a few decent punches, but for the most part, nobody will remember them, since Bisping finished him off with a series of punches that caused Rivera to crumble into a ball in the corner.
89.6
Draw
(Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty close fight. I gave the first round to B.J., the second round was a draw, and the third round I gave to Jon Fitch, HANDS DOWN. So in the end, PERSONALLY, I thought Fitch won, most people thought Fitch won, one of the judges thought Fitch won, and even B.J. Penn said that he thought Fitch won. So, I'm giving the victory points to Fitch, but the official decision was that it was a majority draw.
OVERALL 90.9
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