(6/11/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Junior dos Santos - 93.4
2. Chris Weidman - 93.0
3. Donald Cerrone - 92.8
4. Sam Stout - 92.7
5. Dave Herman - 92.5
6. Nick Ring - 92.4
7. Dustin Poirier - 92.2
8. Mark Munoz - 92.1
9. Kenny Florian - 91.1
10. Demian Maia - 91.1
UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Elevation: 269'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Mark Munoz vs. Demian Maia
92.8
Fighters & Matches 90.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.3
TOTAL 91.2
88.3
Decision
15:00
     I like Darren Elkins a lot, so I WANTED him to win this fight, but there is NO FUCKING WAY he won this fight. I gave him the first round, but it was pretty close. His face was bloody as fuck in the second round, and he got his ass beat. And the third round, he continued to get his ass beat. Omigawa TOTALLY should have won this fight, these judges are on fucking crack. This was a horrible fucking decision.
89.8
TKO
(Punches)
11:26
      This fight was pretty crazy. It fits comfortably in that "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" category, where both guys just threw their biggest bombs, over and over, with their chins tucked, hoping they wouldn't get knocked out. I gave the first round to Beltran, the second round to Rosa, and the third round didn't need a judge, because Beltran put Rosa away with some brutal ground & pound. Pretty awesome fight overall.
90.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good brawl, and Dustin Poirier brought his A-Game again, throwing wild & crazy punches, and landing a ton of them, and by the time the third round rolled around, he was able to take Young to the ground, and grapple the shit out of him. Both guys showed great striking & solid grappling skills, but in the end, I gave all 3 rounds to Dustin Poirier, and for the most part, I think everyone can get on board with that decision. Good fight overall.
88.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
13:33
      This was a pretty bad ass beating, with Ring more or less dominating all 3 rounds, taking Head to the ground, cracking his skull with punches, blood was all over the place early in the fight, and Ring kept making it pour out of Head's head. Eventually he locked on a rear-naked choke, without even having his legs around Head, and Head was still forced to tap. Pretty great showing by Nick Ring.
88.3
Decision
15:00
      It's always cool seeing Soszynski win fights, but I would like to feel more confident that he'll be able to finish his fights, which was not the case tonight. He pretty much beat up Massenzio for all 3 rounds, taking him down, throwing brutal knees to the body, and beating him up with his fists, but in the end, Massenzio was never really close to being finished at all, and he also didn't put up any sort of fight. So this fight ended up being kind of boring, even though Soszynski did a decent job kicking some ass.
89.9
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
4:54
      Nice! Bongfeldt came out swinging, and looked like he might have Weidman's number, but once Weidman was able to take the fight to the ground, and get the rabid Bongfeldt under control, Weidman wore him down, until the end of the round, where Weidman was able to lock on a standing guillotine choke, forcing Bongfeldt to submit. Great win by Weidman, against a guy nobody cares about.
89.9
KO
(Punch)
3:52
      This was a pretty good fight, and it's one of the FEW fights I've ever seen, where Sam Stout didn't go to a decision. With that being said, Yves Edwards looked to use some of his ground game early on, but not much happened while they were on the ground, Yves landed a great hook while standing, but Stout countered it with an overhand left, knocking Edwards THE FUCK OUT. He fell backwards in the shape of a cross, and his head bounced off the canvas. BRUTAL knockout, and GREAT performance by Sam Stout.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Vagner Rocha looked dangerous at the start of the fight, as he took Cerrone to the ground, and started going for submissions immediately. Once Cerrone figured out that was the gameplan though, the rest of the fight consisted of Cerrone beating the shit out of Rocha on their feet, throwing huge leg kicks, fast punches, and overall, just outworking Rocha. Rocha kept trying to pull guard, and made himself look like an amateur in the process, as he missed pretty much all of his attempts. Cerrone clearly wins, and there is no way anybody will score it otherwise.
91.0
TKO
(Punches)
8:19
      That was one of the best Heavyweight fights I've seen, between two guys that have never fought in the UFC before. John Olav Einemo is supposed to be the Jiu-Jitsu King, and I was looking forward to seeing him work some magic on the ground, but for the most part, Herman was able to keep the fight standing, and Einemo looked PRETTY good standing, but Herman was a beast, and eventually in the second round, Herman started throwing soccer style knees, and just turned Einemo into a drum kit. Herman is kind of a badass, with a ton of heart. Einemo is cool too, but I mean, Herman beat his ass!
92.8
Decision
15:00
      It's very uncommon that you see guys ranked THIS high, fight each other, when it's not a title fight. Even more interesting, is the fact that neither guy tried to "not lose", they were both going full steam ahead, doing everything they could to take each other out. Badass fight all around, all 3 rounds. Demian Maia actually beat Munoz in the first round, WITH STRIKES! The second round they both looked awesome, but I gave that one to Munoz, and I gave the third round to Munoz as well. Amazing fight overall, GREAT fight, GREAT rounds, GREAT fighters, and I would have to think that Munoz is in line for a title shot at this point? OR BETTER YET! Munoz vs. Bisping, and give the winner of that fight a title shot? Either way, Munoz is Top 3 at 185 in my opinion.
89.9
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, with lots of back & forth action. I think Florian at least won the last 2 rounds, MAYBE won all 3 rounds, depending on how you look at it. Florian's striking looked better, his cardio looked a little better, their grappling seemed to be on a similar level, and in the end, I scored the fight for Florian, and so did all 3 judges.
92.4
Decision
15:00
      Holy Shit! The first round consisted of Junior pinning Carwin up against the cage, and pounding the bejeezus out of his face. Carwin's face looked like it had been hit by a truck by the end of the first round, and I think most people were shocked the referee didn't stop it. The second round was a little slower paced, but Junior won that round as well. The third round was more of the same, until the end when Junior secured a couple of excellent takedowns, and the last one he ran directly into a guillotine attempt by Carwin, but was saved by the bell. Great heavyweight fight, and I guess this means Junior dos Santos gets the next shot at Cain's heavyweight title!
OVERALL 91.2
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