(1/25/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Daron Cruickshank - 93.8
2. Eddie Wineland - 93.2
3. Nikita Krylov - 92.1
4. Alex Caceres - 92.0
5. Chico Camus - 92.0
6. Donald Cerrone - 91.9
7. Jeremy Stephens - 91.4
8. Benson Henderson - 91.2
9. Mike Rio - 90.4
10. Yves Jabouin - 90.3
UFC on Fox 10: Henderson vs. Thomson
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Elevation: 594'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Daron Cruickshank vs. Mike Rio
90.8
Fighters & Matches 89.2
Top 10 Fighters 91.8
TOTAL 90.5
89.0
TKO
(Head Kick & Punches)
0:25
     Well that was fun. They both came out, traded a few punches & kicks, nothing special going on, until Krylov landed a huge kick to the head of Harris, knocking him to the ground, and followed it up with a series of punches, causing the referee to stop the fight quickly in the first round. Nice win for Krylov, whoever he is.
86.8
Decision
15:00
      This was one of those fights that felt like a 15 minute sparring session, where they both threw punches and kicks, but neither guy really did any damage, or unleashed anything very impressive. The fight probably could have gone either way, but the judges gave it to Sullivan, and that's fine, I doubt anyone cared.
90.8
TKO
(Wheel Kick & Punches)
9:56
      This fight was awesome! The first round didn't do much for me, I gave it to Cruickshank, but it wasn't nearly as exciting as the way the fight ended. Near the end of the second round, Rio locked on a TIGHT heel hook, that looked like it was going to rip Cruickshank's leg off at the knee, but he was somehow able to escape it, and once they stood back up, he landed a BEAUTIFUL wheel kick, followed by a series of punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Daron Cruickshank looked pretty awesome in this fight.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      This fight was basically a boxing match, with Viana landing WAY more strikes in the first 2 rounds, and bloodying up the face of Hernandez. Hernandez came back in the third round a little bit, knowing he was going to lose the fight, so he turned up the pressure some, but he wasn't able to do enough to win the fight at all, giving the fight to Viana via unanimous decisions, 29-28.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty good, with Chico Camus pretty much controlling the entire fight, taking Meza to the ground at will, and being able to just dominate him on the ground. Meza started off looking ok, but by the end of the fight, it had become entirely one-sided. So yeah, awesome win for Chico Camus, although I'm not sure why two of the judges gave a round to Meza?
90.7
TKO
(Punches)
9:16
      This was a good fight between two really great strikers. Jabouin has better technique, but Wineland has a bizarre style, that works, and he can deliver punishment with the best of them. The first round was close, but I gave it to Wineland. The second round was close, until Wineland punched Jabouin HARD in the face, knocking him to the ground, he got on top got the full mount, started throwing big heavy elbows & punches on the ground, smashing Jabouin's head against the ground with every shot, until the fight was eventually stopped by the referee. Awesome win for Eddie Wineland.
89.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:39
      This was a pretty good fight. I'm starting to like Alex Caceres quite a bit. He has solid striking skills, throws wild spinning kicks, and his grappling skills are pretty great, at least they're better than Sergio Pettis's grappling skills, considering the fact that he finished this fight by escaping a heel hook, transitioning to a rear-naked choke, and submitting Sergio late in the third round. Other than that, it was a really close fight, I gave the first round to Pettis, and the second round to Caceres.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, with Jeremy Stephens pretty much dominating the first two rounds with his takedown defense & crisp striking. The third round looked like it was going to be more of the same, until the very end, when Elkins was finally able to get Stephens on the ground, where he locked on sort of a guillotine choke from side mount or something, it didn't really come anywhere close to finishing the fight, but I think it was enough to lean the third round in favor of Elkins. In the end, I gave the fight to Jeremy Stephens, 29-28, and for the most part the judges agreed.
89.8
KO
(Head Kick)
4:40
      This was a nice clean fight, where Cowboy was able to pick apart Martins with his Muay Thai skills, throwing a lot of leg kicks, and some nice punches. Eventually, Martins left his head open, Cerrone landed a huge kick to the head/neck/jaw, and knocked Martins unconscious. Pretty awesome knockout by Donald Cerrone, and it was especially nice to see since the rest of this card has been a bit slow paced overall, with too many decisions.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was an important fight for the heavyweight division, when it comes to sorting out some of the guys that are creeping towards the top of the division, but it really wasn't very exciting. Gonzaga probably won the first round, but it was close, I gave the next two rounds to Miocic. By the time it was over, I didn't really care who would win, I was just disappointed that ANOTHER fight went to a decision. Miocic's stamina definitely won this fight for him though, because Gonzaga ran out of gas WAY too quickly.
89.5
Decision
(Split)
25:00
      This was a pretty close fight from beginning to end, and you'd really have to watch it under a microscope to declare an official winner. With that being said, Henderson landed more strikes I think, and Thomson seemed to win a few more grappling exchanges, in my opinion. So in the end, it really could have gone either way, I don't like Henderson, so I WANTED Thomson to win, but I don't really like him either, so I guess I don't care about the results on this one. Henderson wins with a split-decision.
OVERALL 90.5
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