(7/6/2013)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Chris Weidman - 95.2
2. Edson Barboza - 92.9
3. Gabriel Gonzaga - 91.6
4. Brian Melancon - 91.5
5. Cub Swanson - 91.4
6. Mark Munoz - 91.4
7. Frankie Edgar - 91.0
8. Anderson Silva - 91.0
9. Mike Pierce - 90.1
10. Norman Parke - 89.7
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva
97.2
Fighters & Matches 89.7
Top 10 Fighters 91.6
TOTAL 90.7
88.1
TKO
(Punches)
7:55
     Mike Pierce keeps getting thrown onto the undercard, but MAN, this makes 4 wins in a row for Mike Pierce. People need to start showing him respect. Who the hell is David Mitchell? Anyway... The first round was a little slow, the first half of the second round was kind of slow, but in the end, Mike Pierce exploded out of nowhere, knocking Mitchell on his ass with some big punches from the clinch, and stamping THE END on Mitchell's face, with some big ground & pound. Mike Pierce is REALLY good.
88.5
KO
(Punches)
4:59
      Hell of a debut! I didn't know who Brian Melancon was before this fight, but I'll be sure to remember him before his next fight. He beat up Baczynski on the feet, for the majority of the fight, with some solid boxing skills. By the end of the round, Baczynski was on the ground, trying to defend, waiting for the bell to save him, and Melancon went all Fedor Emelianenko on him, with that standing ground & pound, knocking Baczynski unconscious at 4:59 of the first round. Awesome fight.
90.5
TKO
(Leg Kicks)
6:44
      Edson Barboza is a BEAST! He's easily one of my favorite fighters at 155. He absolutely destroyed Rafaello Oliveira in this fight, kicking the LIVING SHIT out of his legs, with nearly 30 HARD leg kicks in the first round, chopping his thigh up into hamburger. The second round was more of the same, eventually finishing the fight with Oliveira crumbling to the ground, and not being able to get back up, because his leg was so brutalized. That's not even mentioning how close his windmill kick was at the end of the first round, where he nearly decapitated Oliveira. Edson Barboza HAS to be getting close to being a title contender. (At least I hope he is?) After this fight, I have him ranked SOMEWHERE around #5 in the lightweight division.
88.9
KO
(Punches)
0:17
      Ha, this was kind of funny I guess. Dave Herman always talks shit about how Jiu-Jitsu has no effect on him. Well, after losing 3 fights in a row in the UFC, here he is against Gonzaga, the man that has been training with Renzo Gracie for this camp, polishing up his Jiu-Jitsu skills. And uh... Gonzaga just knocked him the fuck out, QUICKLY, in under 20 seconds. So those Jiu-Jitsu skills didn't even get a chance to be displayed here. I do feel kind of bad for Herman though, because he HAS to be getting dangerously close to getting fired from the UFC at this point, because 4 losses in a row GENERALLY doesn't fly with the UFC.
88.3
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight, both guys were scrapping pretty hard, but Norman Parke clearly got the better of almost every exchange in the first two rounds. Tokudome was able to land a nice head kick & a nice takedown in the third round, but Parke finished the round with a takedown of his own. I scored the fight 29-28 for Norman Parke, and for the most part, all 3 judges agreed with me. Good fight.
87.3
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Well... I was really hoping Chris Leben would take out Craig in an aggressive way, but Leben has been looking pretty worn out lately. The first two rounds were pretty close, and I gave both to Leben (I THINK I might have given them to him, JUST because I liked him more?) But yeah, no question about it, Craig kicked the shit out of Leben in the third round, nearly knocking him unconscious, taking him to the ground, pounding the fuck out of him. So yeah, based on Craig's performance in the third round alone, I thought he deserved to win the fight, and two of the judges agreed with me, giving the fight to Andrew Craig via split-decision. Decent fight, but I'm not sure how much Leben has left at this point.
90.9
TKO
(Punches)
12:24
      This fight was pretty awesome. Dennis Siver clearly won the first round, by taking Swanson to the ground, and staying on top for well over half the round. The second round though, Swanson won the fight back, by unleashing a BEAUTIFUL Judo throw, capturing full mount, and beating the shit out of Siver. The third round, Siver looked tired, and it was only a matter of time before Swanson was able to put him away. I have to admit, Swanson's accuracy was pretty awesome at the end of this fight, landing tons of punches, from all kinds of angles, and Siver basically got his ass kicked. Awesome fight, and Swanson MIGHT deserve a title shot after this one. What do you guys think?
90.5
Decision
15:00
      I gave the first round to Tim Boetsch. From that point forward, Mark Munoz beat the living shit out of Boetsch for the rest of the fight, taking him to the ground, and hammerfisting the fuck out of his head. Boetsch started the third round pretty decently, with a series of submission attempts, but he wasn't able to lock anything on very tight, and that left Boetsch on the ground, and Munoz on top, and lots of BIG HAMMIN' SLAMMIN' HAMMERFISTS coming down to the body & dome of Boetsch. Munoz whooped his ass. Good fight. I kind of feel bad for Boetsch to be honest.
86.8
Decision
15:00
      No offense, but who let these Strikeforce guys in the UFC? Gracie is (obviously) a Jiu-Jitsu expert, and he didn't really show a very high level of BJJ in this fight. Tim Kennedy did a good job with his submission defense, and he basically just beat up Gracie the entire fight, but sort of in a boring fashion. I wasn't impressed by either of their performances, and in my opinion, they had no business being this deep into the card, it would have been fine as a prelim fight, but not two fights before the MAIN EVENT. Anyway, good win for Kennedy, but does anybody give a shit?
89.3
Decision
15:00
      Holy crap! Nobody could have guessed that a Frankie Edgar fight would go to a decision!!! Oh... wait a minute... Anyway, both guys move A LOT, they're both super fast (Edgar is faster), they both gave it a hell of a shot, and I personally gave the first two rounds to Oliveira, but they were close rounds. Frankie Edgar turned it up to 11 in the third round, and I feel like he did enough in that final round, to deserve the decision overall. The judges (for the most part) gave all 3 rounds to Frankie Edgar, so kudos to him I guess. I STILL feel like he should drop down to 135 though. I'm sure he gets irritated by having people constantly tell him to drop down in weight classes, but I REALLY feel like he'd be a beast at 135. But yeah, good fight overall I guess, I'm just getting bored by all of these decisions tonight.
97.2
KO
(Punches)
6:18
      That was interesting. Chris "Doomsday" Weidman just killed Superman. The first round consisted of Weidman taking Silva to the ground with ease, he beat him up for a bit, nearly broke Silva's leg off with a heel hook. Silva "sort of" won back some points once they got back to their feet, by treating Weidman like Demian Maia, and he started goofing off, dodging shit, acting like a clown, and basically just acting retarded. It was funny, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the hell out of it, but it ultimately led to the demise of one of the most amazing martial artists of all time. So yeah, good fight, fun fight, but my heart was literally just ripped from my chest, watching Anderson Silva get KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT. Crazy fight, crazy event, and I still feel light headed.
OVERALL 90.7
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