(8/3/2013)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Sergio Moraes - 92.4
2. John Lineker - 91.5
3. Jose Aldo - 91.4
4. Cezar Ferreira - 91.1
5. Anthony Perosh - 90.6
6. Rani Yahya - 90.5
7. Thales Leites - 90.5
8. Amanda Nunes - 90.2
9. Viscardi Andrade - 90.2
10. Ian McCall - 90.0
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Elevation: 1,675'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
John Lineker vs. Jose Maria Tome
90.5
Fighters & Matches 88.9
Top 10 Fighters 90.8
TOTAL 89.9
89.0
TKO
(Punches)
1:36
     Nice start to the undercard! Bristol Marunde came out looking tense, and Andrade unloaded on him, with some crisp striking, knocking Marunde on his ass, and then once Marunde got back up, Andrade knocked him back down, and then Marunde tried to tackle the referee, so it was clear he was out of it. Great debut for Viscardi Andrade!
86.5
Decision
15:00
      Well then... Glad that's over... This is one of the few fights on the card that I REALLY didn't give a shit about. It really was just a space filler. With that being said, Oliveira had better striking (mostly due to his length), and Barroso secured a few takedowns, and was clearly the better grappler. This was a pretty uneventful fight though. Barroso wins via unanimous decision.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty ok, I guess. It started out badass (as usual) with Rani Yahya taking Clopton to the ground, and running a Jiu-Jitsu clinic on Clopton for the entire first round, nearly ripping his leg off. The second round, was Yahya continuing to school Clopton on the ground, but with less effectiveness. By the third round, Yahya was out of steam, and Clopton pulled off that round, by securing a takedown, but didn't really do any damage. Rani Yahya is a badass, I just wish he could keep up that pace for all 3 rounds, instead of 8 minutes or so.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good boxing match. Ian McCall showed great footwork, and really strong technical boxing, ducking out of the way, throwing combos, getting out again, etc... Iliarde Santos looked pretty huge, making his 125 debut, and throwing bombs. In the end, I gave all 3 rounds to Ian McCall, due to landing more strikes, and showing better movement, but you could MAYBE argue that Santos won the third round? Maybe? I gave all 3 rounds to McCall though, and so did two of the judges (the third gave McCall the fight, 29-28). So yeah, good fight for Ian McCall.
90.5
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
3:13
      Nice finish for Sergio Moraes! This fight started standing, as they all do, and Moraes secured a nice takedown, got the full mount, locked on a triangle choke from the mount, rolled onto his back, started elbowing the fuck out of Magny's head, and eventually, Magny was forced to submit before a hole was drilled into his skull. Sergio Moraes is a BJJ badass!!!
87.9
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
2:08
      Here we are with another really solid female fight! Sheila Gaff started out strong, really trying her best to knock out Nunes, and eventually she even took her to the ground, and looked like she might get a rear-naked choke. The problem is, Nunes is way too comfortable on the ground, and she was able to eventually get on top, and pound the shit out of Gaff's face, with hammerfists & elbows, forcing the referee to stop the fight due to strikes. Really solid fight for both girls.
88.2
KO
(Punches)
0:14
      Wow... Anthony Perosh is a weird fighter, in that I never have high expectations for him, and then every once in a while, he'll pull off some random unexpected win. In this case, he knocked Magalhaes out in about 14 seconds, by just plowing right through him. I don't even think Perosh broke a sweat on this one. Good fight for Perosh, and I'm sure the Brazilian fans were pissed about this one.
90.5
TKO
(Punches)
6:03
      Yeah! John Lineker is the man! For a guy that only weighs 125 pounds (or in this case, several pounds over the limit), his punches are FUCKING BRUTAL. Every time he lands a punch, it looks like his opponent's skull will get crushed. Jose Maria put up a hell of a fight though, landing a few solid strikes of his own in the first round, that rocked Lineker pretty badly. Luckily for Lineker fans, early in the second round, Jose Maria threw a left kick, which caused his right knee to kind of get tweaked, and he collapsed, as Lineker finished him off with punches. Awesome fight overall, and really solid UFC debut for Jose Maria, even though he lost.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty solid fight. I've never really been a fan of Thales Leites, but I guess he's a pretty good fighter. Tom Watson is a pretty good fighter too. Thales Leites showed some solid striking skills, he took Tom down a few times, locking on an Armbar, as well as an arm-triangle choke at one point. Thales Leites looked good, but unfortunately, the fight went to a decision. Decent fight. Leites wins 30-27 on all 3 scorecards.
89.2
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
0:47
      This was a pretty good, quick fight. Cezar Ferreira threw some solid punches, rocked Santos, Santos shot for a takedown, Ferreira locked on a guillotine choke, rolled around on the ground for a few, never letting go, and eventually, Santos was forced to submit. Awesome fight. I can't help but feel disappointed that the Koscheck vs. Maia fight didn't happen though.
89.5
Decision
15:00
      OH MY GOD... Lyoto Machida just kicked the shit out of Phil Davis for ALL 3 ROUNDS... Davis took him down a couple of times, and at one point had some decent ground & pound, but I thought Lyoto Machida had this fight in the bag, and especially taking place in BRAZIL, I figured there was no way Machida was going to lose this fight via decision. BUT! UNANIMOUSLY, the judges gave the fight to Phil Davis, 29-28... That's one of the most ridiculous things I've seen in a while. I'm technically GLAD, because I WANTED Phil Davis to win, but as far as I'm concerned, he DID NOT win this fight. I have no idea WHAT fight the judges were watching. Crazy shit...
90.3
TKO
(Punches)
17:00
      Wow, this was a pretty good fight, with a scary ending. Jose Aldo looked sharp, slamming Jung like crazy, punching him, kicking him, it was a pretty hardcore performance by Jose Aldo, and Chan Sung Jung is a beast, because after his shoulder popped out of socket, Jung was trying to pop it back into place, while still fighting in the fourth round. That dude is fucking crazy! But yeah, awesome win for Jose Aldo, and he's getting closer and closer to the whole "unstoppable" reputation. Who else is left in this division at this point, that Aldo hasn't already stomped? Dennis Bermudez maybe?
OVERALL 89.9
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