(2/15/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Ronaldo Souza - 94.5
2. Erick Silva - 94.2
3. Charles Oliveira - 92.0
4. Francis Carmont - 91.9
5. Lyoto Machida - 91.3
6. Zubaira Tukhugov - 91.1
7. Iuri Alcantara - 91.1
8. Wilson Reis - 91.1
9. Nicholas Musoke - 90.7
10. Ildemar Alcantara - 90.7
UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi
Location: Santa Catarina, Brazil
Elevation: 79'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Ronaldo Souza vs. Francis Carmont
94.5
Fighters & Matches 89.2
Top 10 Fighters 91.9
TOTAL 90.6
88.8
Decision
15:00
     This was a decent debut for a couple of new guys to the UFC. Tukhugov looks solid, showing good stamina, solid striking skills, and good grappling, winning all 3 rounds on my scorecard. Andrade looked ok too, but he didn't really do much to wow me, other than get the crowd cheering for him, considering he's Brazilian. But yeah, Tukhugov is probably someone I'll be keeping an eye on in the future.
87.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This fight was pretty close, and I don't think either guy did enough in the first or third rounds to REALLY stand out in either round. Tumenov had some nice ground & pound in the first round, but by the end of the round, Alcantara was returning the favor, so it all sort of evened out. In my opinion, the deciding factors for this fight, were the fact that Tumenov looked like he had a bucket of red paint dumped on his face by the end of the second round, and Alcantara DOMINATED him in the second round. So yeah, I definitely give this fight to Alcantara, 29-28 at least.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      This fight was ok. I gave the first round to Arantes, for showing some solid striking skills. I gave the second round to Blanco for the same reason. The third round had Blanco kicking Arantes in the nuts, so the referee immediately took a point away from him. Other than that, it was a close round, but I actually thought maybe Blanco did enough to get a draw here. In the end, all 3 judges scored 29-27, Arantes.
89.2
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This fight was ok. Another really close fight that could have gone either way. I honestly would have declared it a draw, so I was fine with the decision going either way. Both guys had a comparable amount of time on top, when they were on the ground, and the striking was pretty similar, just overall, very close fight. Alcantara wins via split-decision.
87.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      And yet again, another fight from the watered down roster of the UFC, where the fight was close, nobody really looked like they were coming to kick some serious ass, and in the end, I couldn't have cared less who won. Very close fight, and Trinaldo wins via split-decision, which was an easy prediction, since the fight took place in Brazil.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      This was another fight that fits perfectly on this card, meaning that it went to decision, and by the end of it, I couldn't have cared less who won. I gave the fight to Rodrigo Damm, and so did all 3 judges, so there you have it, Damm wins via unanimous decision.
86.6
Decision
15:00
      Well, this fight was pretty lame. We have guys that are barely even ranked in the Top 100 at 155, fighting in the middle of a (for the most part) boring UFC card. Marcello seemed to lose all of his energy after the first round, and Proctor walked away with the unanimous decision victory, after winning the next 2 rounds, with some friendly sparring boxing skills. Congrats to Proctor? I guess?
89.8
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
12:40
      Wow, finally there is a finish! Charles Oliveira completely dominated Ogle for this entire fight, from start to finish, with his wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu skills. He made Ogle look like he had no business ever going to the ground, locking on submission after submission, and just running an absolute clinic on him. In the end, Ogle finally got top position in the third round, and looked like maybe he'd win a round, and then Oliveira locked on the quick triangle choke, forcing Ogle to submit. Great win for Charles Oliveira!
88.5
Decision
15:00
      This fight was ok. Andrade looked pretty good in the first round, knocking Musoke to the ground with a big right hand, but he celebrated too soon, and by the time he pounced on him, Musoke was ready to defend himself again. The rest of the fight though, was all about Musoke taking Andrade to the ground, smashing him with elbows, and just overall proving that Musoke is the better fighter. Good win for Musoke.
90.8
KO
(Punches)
0:52
      FINISH HIM! Yeah! I like Erick Silva, especially on nights like this, where all of the fights are slow & drawn out, Erick Silva comes out here, kicks Sato in the stomach to welcome him to the UFC, Satos tried to take him to the ground, Silva did a jumping heel kick (behind his body) to kick Sato in the face, and then he smashed him with hammerfists while Sato continued to try to take him down, until the referee eventually had to stop the fight, because Sato stopped responding to the punches. Awesome win for Erick Silva!
94.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight, in my opinion, the #2 & #3 fighters at 185, so this fight was huge for me. With that being said, Francis Carmont is an extreme badass, but Jacare really is on another level. Carmont did a pretty good job in the second round, getting fired up and trying to hit Souza hard, but most of this fight had Souza absolutely dominating Carmont on the ground, with INSANE Jiu-Jitsu skills. Ronaldo Souza needs a fucking title shot, RIGHT NOW. This guy is amazing.
89.2
Decision
25:00
      This was a pretty big fight, a couple of Top 10 at 185 going at it for 5 rounds. It started off really slow, but eventually started to pick up the pace, once Machida started landing a ton of kicks to the head of Mousasi. I'm not sure how anyone can get kicked that many times, RIGHT SQUARE in the face, without getting knocked the fuck out. But yeah, Machida clearly won this fight, so congrats to him, this was a pretty big win for him.
OVERALL 90.6
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