(6/22/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Steven Siler - 93.8
2. Cub Swanson - 93.7
3. Dan Miller - 93.4
4. Ricardo Lamas - 92.4
5. Ross Pearson - 91.8
6. Ramsey Nijem - 91.3
7. Matt Brown - 91.2
8. Brian Ebersole - 90.9
9. Chris Camozzi - 90.5
10. Rick Story - 90.5
UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Elevation: 7'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Steven Siler vs. Joey Gambino
91.1
Fighters & Matches 89.1
Top 10 Fighters 92.0
TOTAL 90.6
88.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     This fight was ok. It was a pretty close fight in the first two rounds, but I gave the first round to Stone for landing a few more strikes, and the second round to Pague for landing a few more strikes. Stone was able to take the fight to the ground in the third round, controlling most of that round, and beating up Pague with some weak strikes on the ground, so in the end, I gave the fight to Ken Stone, 29-28, and two of the judges agreed, giving Ken Stone the split-decision victory.
90.5
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
13:12
      After losing all 3 of his UFC fights so far, Ricardo Funch came into this fight, clearly knowing he would have to do something impressive in order to keep his job. So he was throwing wild jump kicks, brutal punch combos (most of which missed), and he went for takedowns with reckless abandon, getting caught in Guillotine Chokes every single time. In the end, that proved to be his death nail, as Miller locked on a guillotine choke in the third round, forcing Funch to tap. Good solid fight for Miller, he was patient, and waited for his opportunity to take the win, and he delivered.
88.5
TKO
(Knees & Punches)
9:20
      Well, Matt Brown is a badass, but this fight was kind of boring. The first round consisted of two guys doing a light sparring session, they both looked tired & bored. The second round started off the same way, but a few of Brown's punches landed, and seemed to hurt Ramos a little bit, so he followed up with some knees, elbows & punches, picking apart Ramos, until eventually the referee just stopped the fight, as Brown was beating up Ramos (still standing) against the cage. Good finish for Brown, but lame fight overall.
89.6
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
11:51
      Wow, that was a horrible cut... Nick Catone did a good job in the first two rounds, basically beating up Camozzi for the entire fight, but once the third round started, Camozzi threw a HUGE knee to Catone's forehead, cutting his left eyebrow REALLY badly, and then he followed that up with some elbows, and eventually there was so much blood, the doctors had to get involved, and the fight was stopped. Great win for Camozzi, and other than the doctor stoppage, great fight for Catone as well.
91.1
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
2:47
      Wow, Steven Siler just beat the shit out of Gambino. He cut him while standing, so Gambino had blood running from his forehead early in the fight, and from that point forward, Siler just destroyed him. Knees, punches, awesome grappling, he transitioned seamlessly between various submission attempts, until eventually he was able to secure the guillotine choke, forcing Gambino to tapout. Siler looked badass in this fight.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      Brock Jardine makes his UFC debut here, and he doesn't really seem to have much of anything to show for it. Rick Story won all 3 rounds on my scorecard, and that's really all I have to say about it. Rick Story is a solid fighter, but he should have been able to walk right through Jardine, so I'm not sure why he was moving at such a slow pace here. Oh well, Story wins via unanimous decision.
88.1
TKO
(Punches)
2:29
      This fight was ok I guess. C.J. Keith made his unsuccessful UFC debut here, doing a decent job defending against a few of Nijem's takedown attempts, even securing full mount for a few seconds at one point. Eventually though, Nijem got on top, secured full mount, and punched Keith in the face until the referee stopped it. They weren't very hard punches, so it might have been an early stoppage, but Keith wasn't really doing anything to get out, so whatever... Ramsey Nijem wins via first round TKO.
90.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty crazy fight. Probably the best thing that happened was in the first round, when Hioki sort of had a crucifix shoulder lock going on, and Lamas picked him up, with Hioki strapped to his back, and DROPPED him on his head, HARD. From that point forward, the fight basically consisted of Hioki going for takedowns, and then Lamas would lock on a guillotine choke. That happened 3-4 times, and each time he locked it on, Lamas would hold that choke for a solid minute or so. Good showing by Ricardo Lamas, almost finishing Hioki with a tight submission.
90.7
TKO
(Punches)
9:14
      Nice fight! The first round was a great brawl, with Swanson throwing fast flashy shots, including some Capoeira kicks, but Pearson just kept powering through stuff, and in my opinion ended up winning the round by landing harder shots, as well as controlling the pace a little better. It doesn't matter though, because the second round looked like it would be more of the same, until Swanson kicked him in the face, followed it up with some of the most accurate punches I've ever seen, knocking Pearson on his ass, and then Swanson followed up with a couple of punches on the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Excellent way to make a mark in the UFC for Cub Swanson!
89.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a solid grappling match, with Waldburger dominating the first round with his advanced Jiu-Jitsu skills, but Ebersole was able to win back the last two rounds, by basically outwrestling & outstriking Waldburger. Both guys are really high level grapplers, but this fight basically comes down to how you scored it. I thought Waldburger did more impressive stuff throughout the fight, but since Ebersole won two of the three rounds, I guess I have to give it to him, and all 3 judges agreed.
86.7
Decision
15:00
      Oh my God! You'll never guess what just happened! Sam Stout fought Spencer Fisher, and they went to a decision! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?! Oh, you can? Yeah, that's what I thought would happen too. I WILL say that I was pretty surprised that Stout took Fisher down in EVERY round, which is a weird tactic for Stout. But yeah, in the end, Stout wins 30-27, no questions asked, JUST because he completed some takedowns. Shitty fight overall though, and I'm not sure why this was a co-main event, EVEN IF it's just on "FX" or whatever.
88.0
Decision
(Split)
25:00
      Well, that fight was kind of a shitty main event. Guida is awesome, USUALLY, but he spent pretty much the entire 5 rounds running away. He's super fast, and had great head movement, and landed a lot of jabs and stuff, but for the most part, Guida was disappointing, he really should have been more aggressive. In my opinion, Guida won the first 3 rounds, and Maynard won the last 2 rounds, and the judges gave it to Maynard via split-decision, and I guess I'm ok with that. WHATEVER... Shitty main event overall.
OVERALL 90.6
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