(1/28/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Charles Oliveira - 94.2
2. Lavar Johnson - 93.8
3. Evan Dunham - 92.6
4. Cub Swanson - 92.2
5. Chael Sonnen - 91.6
6. Nik Lentz - 91.4
7. Chris Camozzi - 91.1
8. Rashad Evans - 90.7
9. Michael Bisping - 90.7
10. Michael Johnson - 90.6
UFC on Fox 2: Evans vs. Davis
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Elevation: 594'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Lavar Johnson vs. Joey Beltran
91.3
Fighters & Matches 89.9
Top 10 Fighters 91.9
TOTAL 90.9
89.7
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
11:08
     This was a pretty great fight. Jacoby started out strong, throwing hard punches, and really taking the fight to Camozzi. The second round I thought Camozzi started to come back a little bit, and I had it scored a draw after the second round. The third round, Camozzi broke Jacoby's nose early in the round, causing it to bleed like crazy, and then he got him in a guillotine choke, pinning his head against his chest, and then drove him into the cage, forcing Jacoby to submit to the choke. Awesome win by Camozzi, and great fight by both fighters.
91.3
KO
(Punches)
4:24
      Wow... Lavar Johnson is a massive man, especially when comparing him to a guy like Beltran, who should technically be fighting at 205. Beltran tried to scrap a little bit, but he was nowhere near big enough to hang with Big Johnson. After basically picking him apart, Johnson was able to finish Beltran at the end of the first round, with some HUGE punches in the corner, knocking him out while standing, and he continued to land uppercuts, which kept Beltran on his feet, even though he was clearly unconscious. Brutal finish by Lavar Johnson, awesome fight!
90.9
Decision
15:00
      This fight was awesome. The first two rounds went to Michael Johnson, for outboxing roller, and being able to prevent any grappling offense from being delivered in his direction. The third round, Johnson started with a nice punch & kick combination, but then Roller got on his back, and ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED Johnson for the rest of the round, maybe even to the point where I would score that round as a 10-8 round. There was one point where the referee stopped the fight (due to strikes?), but then said he wasn't stopping it, he was just warning Roller for shots to the back of the head. By the end of the round, Johnson got back on top, and showed a little bit of ground & pound of his own, probably bringing it back to a 10-9 round, so in the end, I think everyone gave this fight to Johnson, 29-28. Johnson threw a jumping front kick to Roller's balls with about 20 seconds left on the clock, which was interesting, but luckily they didn't stop the fight for long. Really good fight by both guys.
90.6
Submission
(Calf Slicer)
1:43
      Nice! A new advanced submission technique that I've never seen before. Oliveira took Wisely to the ground, grabbed his leg for a kneebar, Wisely started to slide out in an attempt to escape, so Oliveira positioned himself so that his ankle was slicing into the calf of Wisely, and he almost ripped his leg off. Charles Oliveira is a scary dude on the ground!
90.5
TKO
(Punches)
7:22
      That was an awesome ending to an otherwise pretty good fight. I was going to give the first round to Roop, for his long reach, and he seemed to be landing more shots, until Swanson unleashed a beautiful Judo throw, slamming Roop to the ground, and he finished that round beating up Roop on the ground. The second round looked pretty similar, until Swanson landed a HUGE punch to the face of Roop, knocking his mouth piece clear across the octagon, and Swanson finished him off with a series of punches on the ground. Cub Swanson looked awesome by the time this fight was over. Really entertaining finish.
87.7
Decision
15:00
      This fight didn't really do anything for me. It was basically just two great big dudes, Russow kept taking Einemo to the ground, with weak looking takedowns, where he sort of laid him down gently, and then Einemo tried to get some Jiu-Jitsu stuff going, but wasn't able to do much, so in the end, I gave all 3 rounds to Russow for his basic takedowns, and most of the judges agreed.
91.0
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
10:00
      Damn!!! Pretty crazy fight here. I gave the first round to Nik Lentz, his grappling seemed to be better, and his striking also looked really good. The second round, Dunham knew he needed to be more aggressive, and he basically beat the living shit out of Nik Lentz for the entire round (there were a few exchanges that turned into Rock 'em Sock 'em style shit), but ultimately, Dunham's ground & pound was the name of the game here, and he cut Lentz's lower eyelid on his left eye BADLY, forcing the referee to stop the fight after the second round. Crazy fight overall, and BOTH guys looked like badasses.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      What was that!?! Two of the biggest contenders in the 185 pound division, just came out and slept their way through a 15 minute fight. What the fuck? Demian Maia looked exhausted the entire fight, and didn't really do anything to win any of the rounds. Weidman took the fight on short notice (11 days), so it's SORT OF understandable that he might not be in the best shape of his career, but luckily, he was able to push through JUST enough to pull off the victory. Boring fight, considering the rankings of these guys going into this fight.
89.9
Decision
15:00
      Well, this fight SHOULD have been one of the best fights ever, and they both really left it all in the cage, as far as their gas is concerned, but it mostly consisted of them both grinding each other against the cage, and nothing spectacular really happened. You could have argued that the fight could go either way, but ultimately, I gave the fight to Chael Sonnen, and so did all of the judges (even though I WANTED Bisping to win). On the plus side, Chael's interview after the fight was pretty funny (again), so that's always worth a few minutes.
88.7
Decision
25:00
      Wow, I'm exhausted... That was 25 minutes of my life that I'll never get back. Two of the top guys at 205, moving around like they're walking through syrup, trying to take each other down, and mostly failing, breathing hard, this is difficult, why do we exist? Bla bla bla... After 25 minutes of Rashad taking Davis to the ground at the end of each round, Rashad Evans wins via unanimous decicsion. I never want to see these guys fight each other again.
OVERALL 90.9
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