(1/20/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Pat Barry - 94.8
2. Nick Denis - 94.6
3. Jim Miller - 94.2
4. Fabricio Camoes - 93.3
5. Mike Easton - 93.1
6. Christian Morecraft - 93.1
7. Melvin Guillard - 92.4
8. Daniel Pineda - 92.3
9. Josh Neer - 92.2
10. Jared Papazian - 92.0
UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Elevation: 597'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Jim Miller vs. Melvin Guillard
92.1
Fighters & Matches 90.5
Top 10 Fighters 93.2
TOTAL 91.9
92.1
KO
(Elbows)
0:22
     Oh shit! Nick "The Ninja of Love" Denis is FUCKING AWESOME! He came out swinging, showed EXCELLENT boxing skills, got Sandoval in a Muay Thai clinch, and started throwing SUPER INCREDIBLY FUCKING HARD RIGHT ELBOWS to the head of Sandoval (all while standing), knocking him unconscious, and then Denis just casually walked away as Sandoval collapsed to the ground in slow motion, via MOTHERFUCKING KNOCKOUT! I always complain about guys at 135 not finishing fights, so Nick Denis might be the savior of the 135 division! WAR DENIS!!!
89.0
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:37
      This fight was pretty quick. Pineda got the body lock, took Schilling to the ground, got on top, beat him up for a second, got on his back, locked on a rear-naked choke, Schilling tried to stand and walk across the octagon, Pineda was able to lock it on even tighter with both arms, and they both fell to the ground, and Schilling was forced to tap. Good win for Daniel Pineda.
89.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
4:03
      This was pretty much a BJJ beating, with Camoes going full steam ahead from the start of the fight, to the finish, getting Hayden to the ground, and running a Jiu-Jitsu clinic on him, until eventually Hayden got caught with the rear-naked choke, and tried several times to tapout, but didn't have enough energy, so he just kind of flailed his arms around until the referee stopped the fight. Good show of BJJ by Fabricio Camoes.
89.0
Decision
15:00
      Charlie Brenneman showed some really solid wrestling skills in this fight, and took Roberts to the ground in every round, and pretty much dominated him with his grappling on the ground, and showed some solid striking skills as well. Roberts had him in trouble at a few different moments, with some submission attempts, but ultimately, Brenneman was just too strong on the ground, and Roberts was unable to finish him. I gave the fight to Brenneman, 30-27, and all 3 judges agreed.
88.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
12:08
      This was a solid debut by Khabib Nurmagomedov. He's kind of like peanut butter, and his opponents are like slices of bread. He slaps them down on the mat, and then just smears them all over the ground, until eventually the fight ends. Shalorus really didn't have anything that was capable of stopping Nurmagomedov, so once the third round hit, they were both pretty tired, but Nurmagomedov had enough left in the tank to get on Shalorus's back, and locked on a rear-naked choke, forcing him to submit. Khabib is solid, Shalorus didn't impress me though.
89.5
TKO
(Punches)
6:31
      This was a pretty good fight, and it was a nice way for Jorge Rivera to announce his retirement. Schafer pretty much dominated the first round, with his wrestling & grappling skills, taking Rivera to the ground, and controlling the entire round. The second round was quite a bit different though, with Rivera catching Schafer with some big punches, getting him to turtle up on the ground, and he bashed his face in, until the referee stopped the fight. Good final win for Jorge Rivera.
92.0
KO
(Punches)
3:38
      HOLY SHIT! Who would have that this fight would have fight of the night potential? Morecraft looked super aggressive at the start of the fight, taking Barry to the ground, locking on an arm triangle, an Armbar, completely controlling the ground game, etc... BUT! Pat Barry has submission defense skills!!! Who knew!?! His ground defense was awesome, and eventually after MULTIPLE submission escapes, Barry got it back to the feet, clipped Morecraft with a big left hook, followed by some ground & pound that quickly knocked Morecraft unconscious. This was a badass heavyweight fight!
92.0
Decision
(Majority)
15:00
      God Damn! Two fights in a row, these guys are BRINGING IT tonight. This was one of the best 135 pound fights I've seen in a while. Obviously since they're 135 pounds, nobody was able to finish the fight, since for SOME reason, guys in this weight class always seem to go to a decision, but man, this fight was a MOTHERFUCKING BRAWL! Jared Papazian had an INCREDIBLE UFC debut here, even though he lost, he's a gamer man... Both guys were swinging wildly, the entire 15 minutes, both guys have cardio that can last for days, and they both have pretty great chins. Overall, like I said, one of the best 135 pound fights I've seen.
90.3
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
3:04
      Hell of a fight! Great show so far! Duane Ludwig came out, ready to bang, and he landed some GREAT shots to the face of Neer, even knocking out his mouth piece at one point with a hard shot. But ultimately, once Neer was able to get the fight to the ground, he locked on a guillotine choke, and put Ludwig to sleep. To be honest, I don't see either of these guys ever making a run at the title or anything, but they're both solid 20-30 ranked welterweights that are always willing to scrap. Good fight!
92.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:04
      Yeah! This is the kind of main event I've been waiting for. Jim Miller & Melvin Guillard are two guys that I thought were getting EXTREMELY close to title shots, before they each lost their last fight, sort of stopping them in their tracks. So pitting the two of them together in this fight, there couldn't have been a better idea. Melvin Guillard as usual started off strong, super fast, throwing TONS of flying knees, and huge punches, but after landing one of those flying knees, Miller was able to catch Guillard, and take him to the ground. At that point, it was just a matter of time before Miller got on Guillard's back, and locked on a rear-naked choke, finishing the fight in the first round. Both of these guys looked impressive, but Jim Miller really took it to the next level with his strong chin & great submission skills. Excellent main event!
OVERALL 91.9
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