(2/22/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Mike Pyle - 94.1
2. Erik Koch - 92.8
3. Stephen Thompson - 92.6
4. Rory MacDonald - 92.2
5. Raphael Assuncao - 91.7
6. Daniel Cormier - 91.6
7. Aljamain Sterling - 91.3
8. Ronda Rousey - 90.8
9. Demian Maia - 90.8
10. Alexis Davis - 90.2
UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Mike Pyle vs. T.J. Waldburger
92.2
Fighters & Matches 89.3
Top 10 Fighters 91.8
TOTAL 90.6
86.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     This fight was a UFC fight? Weird. They're really bringing in a ton of guys I've never heard of, which kind of makes these cards feel thin, eh? But yeah, decent fight, Chavez won most of the fight I thought, by taking Cedeno down every time he would throw a spin kick, and when they were standing, Chavez seemed to land more, so I gave him the fight, and 2 of the judges agreed.
90.8
TKO
(Punches)
1:24
      This fight was pretty awesome. Oliveira threw a couple of nice kicks at the start of the fight, and then he got punched in the face and fell down, Koch jumped on him, and started throwing some hard punches with "laser precision", and after punching him in the face 20 times or so, the referee finally stopped the fight, giving Koch the win via TKO. Awesome return to 155 for Koch.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a decent fight, if you're into watching 125 pound people wrestle each other. Makovsky was able to take Sampo to the ground in every round, and he controlled most of the wrestling exchanges, so he clearly won the fight via unanimous decision. It's hard to get excited about watching these 125 pound fights, but it's even harder to get excited when the entire thing is basically just a "take a guy down and keep him there" style fight.
89.6
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great debut by both guys. Aljamain is the 135 pound Jon Jones (they said), and Cody Gibson put on a pretty good performance of his own. I gave the first & third rounds to Aljamain, and the second round to Gibson. Both guys basically won their rounds by getting on the other guy's back and controlling the grappling. Both had solid striking skills, but ultimately, I think Sterling is the better fight, so he wins the fight, 29-28 on everyone's scorecards.
89.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good fight. Raphael Assuncao is a fun striker to watch, he was throwing big heavy punches, and a lot of leg kicks and stuff like that. The few times the fight went to the ground, it was Assuncao taking Munhoz to the ground, where he was able to pound his face and get more points that way. Munhoz was landing some nasty leg kicks, and hurt Assuncao with those, but it wasn't nearly enough to win any of the rounds for him. I gave the fight to Assuncao 30-27, and all 3 judges agreed.
89.1
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a good fight between a couple of tough chicks. Alexis Davis definitely won the first two rounds, taking Eye to the ground, and beating her ass down there. The third round was a little closer, Eye was able to get some decent strikes going from the clinch. In the end, I gave the fight 29-28 to Alexis Davis. A lot of people thought Eye won the first round, and I can see that argument, but I ended up giving it to Davis for a late takedown in the round, which I thought was the difference in an otherwise close round.
89.8
TKO
(Punches)
3:43
      This was pretty impressive. Stephen Thompson did a good job throwing punches, countering Whittaker's punches, every time Whittaker would go in to land some strikes, Thompson was nowhere to be found. Eventually, Thompson landed a solid punch that knocked Whittaker to the ground, he jumped on his back, and landed a bunch of big hooks to the side of Whittaker's head, and the referee was forced to stop the fight.
92.2
TKO
(Elbows & Punches)
14:03
      This fight was pretty badass. I've been a fan of Mike Pyle for a while now, and it was good to see him get a win after losing his previous fight. Waldburger hung in there for almost the entire fight, but in the end, Pyle FUCKING DESTROYED HIM in the third round, by getting him on the ground, grappling the shit out of him, getting on his back, and SMASHING his head & face with brutal elbows & punches. Pyle is an insane grappler, his striking is excellent, his wrestling is insane, Mike Pyle is the shit!
91.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was nuts! Demian Maia dominated MacDonald in the first round, taking him to the ground, and 100% making him look foolish on the ground, holding him down, and landing TONS of strikes, while MacDonald only landed a couple of strikes in the entire round. The second round was 100% MacDonald though, as he was able to keep the fight standing, Maia looked like he was falling asleep, and MacDonald beat his ass for the entire round. The third round was very close, Maia secured a takedown, which I thought might win him the fight, UNTIL MacDonald got back up, and kicked the shit out of Maia for the last couple of minutes of the fight. Amazing win by Rory MacDonald.
87.6
TKO
(Punches)
1:19
      I mean... By the time the fight started, I was actually starting to believe some of the hype. No one has ever heard of Patrick Cummins, and that's because he's only had 4 fights total in his career, and he's had 40 people CANCEL fights with him, because they found out how brutal he is? Seriously? Anyway... This entire fight looked sloppy as shit, Cormier sort of knocked him down with some punches or something, this fight was sort of silly, welcome to 205 Daniel Cormier, but does this REALLY prove anything?
87.9
TKO
(Knee to the Body)
1:06
      Well, that was a shitty fight. McMann looked like she had some solid boxing skills, she's clearly a good wrestler and was able to negate Rousey's throws. Eventually, Ronda landed a knee to the body, McMann fell to the ground, the fight was stopped immediately, but McMann looked fine to me. Early stoppage, lame fight. Apparently it was a liver shot or something? Still didn't look like an end to the fight in my opinion.
OVERALL 90.6
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