(3/3/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Brian Bowles - 94.2
2. Mark Munoz - 93.4
3. Rousimar Palhares - 93.4
4. Danny Castillo - 93.3
5. Dongi Yang - 92.5
6. Igor Pokrajac - 92.4
7. Diego Sanchez - 91.6
8. Joe Stevenson - 91.6
9. Damacio Page - 91.4
10. Cyrille Diabate - 91.1
UFC Live 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Elevation: 466'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
92.1
Fighters & Matches 90.5
Top 10 Fighters 92.5
TOTAL 91.5
89.5
TKO
(Retirement)
5:00
     Todd Brown started out looking confident with his kicks, but after getting kicked in the face by Pokrajac, it was clear that Brown wasn't going to want to stay in there much longer. Pokrajac finished the round with a huge knee followed by some ground & pound, and when the bell rang, Pokrajac walked back to his corner, and Brown just laid on the floor, waving his hand saying that he was finished. Sort of a poor performance by Brown (whoever that is), but Pokrajac looked solid. (And then called out Tito Ortiz after the fight was over).
91.4
Submission
(Heel Hook)
6:44
      Rousimar Palhares is one of the scariest fighters I've ever seen. He's just a short mound of muscle, and his leg locks are second to none. David Branch did a pretty good job defending against the submissions in the first round, but he wasted too much time on the ground with Palhares, so Palhares won that round. The second round, Palhares shot in for the heel hook, secured it, turned it into a combination heel hook with a kneebar, and Branch was forced to tap. Palhares is awesome.
89.9
TKO
(Punches)
9:47
      Dongi Yang lost his last fight, but after watching him beat the ass of Kimmons for 10 minutes, I'm starting to think that Dongi Yang might be legit! He was able to take Kimmons (a skilled grappler) to the ground with ease, completely dominate him down there, and beat the living shit out of him with his ground & pound. Kimmons unleashed a beautiful Judo throw in the second round, which was his only real offense, but once they hit the ground, Yang was able to immediately get back on top, and eventually finished the fight with strikes to the head of the turtled up Kimmons.
89.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty close fight. Reuben Duran won the first round, with his lightning fast boxing skills. This dude is FAST on his feet. The second round went to Mizugaki, because he was able to take the fight to the ground, and beat up Duran with some ground & pound. The third round was really close, with lots of back & forth action, but again, Mizugaki was able to control most of that round as well with his wrestling. So I gave the fight to Mizugaki, 29-28, and two of the judges agreed. One judge gave the fight 30-27 to Duran though, that judge must have been smoking crack or some shit. It was a close fight, but Mizugaki CLEARLY won the second round. So yeah, good fight overall, and I'm happy with the decision.
90.9
KO
(Punches)
6:28
      HOLY SHIT! That was one of the best knockouts I've seen in a while. The first round basically had both guys throwing hard punches at each other, Roller looked awkward on his feet, Tavares looked like a Champ. The second round started, Tavares wasn't as aggressive, and Roller threw a huge right hand, knocking Tavares flat on his ass. Roller followed that with a few punches on the ground for good measure, and the referee stopped the fight. Pretty amazing knockout by Shane Roller!
91.4
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good fight, with a lot of action from beginning to end. Joe Stevenson showed some great wrestling skills, slamming Castillo once, and taking him to the ground a few times, and he also had a nice guillotine choke that he kept attempting throughout the fight. Ultimately though, Castillo's striking won this fight for him I think, as well as the fact that he's a solid wrestler too, so he was able to counter a lot of what Stevenson threw at him. They both looked pretty great though, and it was a very close fight, but Castillo ran away with the win by dominating most of the third round.
89.0
Decision
15:00
      This was pretty much a one-sided ass kicking. Cyrille Diabate was able to keep the fight standing, and his insane reach was enough to pick apart Cantwell for 15 minutes, with punches & kicks, and even though the fight was slow paced, it was still pretty entertaining watching Diabate pick apart Cantwell like a punching bag. Both of these guys could probably benefit from working on their cardio a bit though.
92.1
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
3:30
      This was a pretty great way to start off the show. Damacio Page came out like a ball of fire, throwing huge fast punches all over the places, just praying that something would connect with Bowles. Eventually, Bowles landed a good shot, beat up Page on the ground for a few seconds, they rolled around, Bowles locked on a TIGHT guillotine choke, and Page went unconscious. Pretty great UFC debut by Brian Bowles!
88.4
Decision
15:00
      Alessio Sakara was supposed to fight several other guys, but they all dropped out due to injuries, so Chris Weidman makes his UFC debut tonight, on short notice, and even though Sakara beat up Weidman quite a bit in the first round, Weidman controlled him and beat him up in the 2nd & 3rd rounds. So yeah, good debut for Chris Weidman, especially considering he only had 2 weeks notice going into it. Sakara looked good too, until he got that huge bloody gash on his forehead.
91.7
KO
(Punches)
0:54
      That was quick! I had both of these guys ranked pretty highly going into this fight, but Munoz beat Dollaway's ass in under a minute. This fight basically consisted of Dollaway going for a choke, Munoz escaped, Munoz punched him, and punched him again, Dollaway was rocked, went to the ground, Munoz continued to hammerfist him, until the referee stopped the fight. The crowd clearly thought it was an early stoppage, and it might have been? But still, Munoz looked solid here, and definitely would have done some damage if the fight would have continued.
91.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a crazy brawl. Most people thought Kampmann won, and he sort of got screwed in that sense, because his striking looked pretty crisp, and he left Sanchez's face looking like it had been grinded up in a food processor, I almost threw up when I saw Diego's face after the fight. I was one of the few that gave the fight to Diego though, I might have given him too much credit for his heart and his determination, because he was going crazy, ALWAYS coming forward, and I thought he looked pretty impressive. But yeah, brutal fight overall, and I seriously almost puked, because Diego's face was ALL fucked up.
OVERALL 91.5
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