100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (16 Total):
1. Fabiano Iha - 94.1
2. Jeremy Horn - 92.2
3. Jeff Monson - 91.5
4. Yuki Kondo - 91.4
5. Ian Freeman - 91.1
6. Pedro Rizzo - 90.8
7. Maurice Smith - 89.8
8. Tedd Williams - 89.7
9. Bobby Hoffman - 89.5
10. LaVerne Clark - 89.0
UFC 27: Ultimate Bad Boyz
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Elevation: 7'
-Fight of the Night-
Fabiano Iha vs. LaVerne Clark
Fighters & Matches 89.2
Top 10 Fighters 90.9
TOTAL 90.1
      Jeff Monson pretty much controlled this fight, by taking Lajcik to the ground, and controlling him from Lajcik's guard, and then whenever Lajcik tried to throw him, Monson reversed it, and ended up on top again. Monson is a great grappler, and he won this fight via unanimous decision.
      This was a solid fight between two big strong heavyweights. Ian Freeman was able to win the fight in the 2nd & 3rd rounds, by taking the fight to the ground, and pounding the shit out of Williams, with big punches, and hard knees on the ground. Williams won the first round, but after that, it seemed like he lost his will to fight, and he just kind of took a beating until the fight was over.
      This was a solid grappling match, with both guys getting some nice reversals, takedowns, control was bouncing back & forth between the two on the ground. Ultimately though, Kondo's striking was too good for Dantas, and by the end of the fight, Kondo looked like he was just playing with Dantas, and Dantas clearly wanted out of the cage. So yeah, good win for Yuki Kondo, and I look forward to seeing him fight again at some point.
      Wow, this was a pretty crazy revenge fight. Iha & Clark fought a while back, and it was sort of a questionable stoppage, in favor of Clark. Well, this time, Iha was having none of that, and he immediately grabbed Clark's arm as soon as it made itself available, and he nearly ripped it off, forcing the referee to stop the fight before anything TOO brutal for television happened. But yeah, both of these guys are great fighters, but personally, I'd like to see a third fight between these two.
      Eugene Jackson is usually a pretty exciting fighter, and he clearly wanted to stand, but Horn wrapped him up, took him to the ground, controlled him for the entire fight, and eventually from full mount, he was able to lock on an armbar, and Eugene tried to roll out of it, but it wasn't going to happen. So yeah, good submission victory by Jeremy Horn.
      This was a pretty good fight, sort of weird though. Bobby Hoffman came out like a tank, and completely overpowered Maurice Smith at the start of the fight, and I thought the entire fight would go that way, but he gassed pretty quickly, and Smith was able to earn back those points by the end of the fight, leaving the fight pretty close overall. In the end, the judges gave it to Maurice Smith, via majority decision.
(Leg Kick)
      This fight was kind of lame. Dan "The Beast" Severn, completely lost his beast attitude, and he pretty much just went for the worst takedown ever, which Rizzo dodged easily, and then Rizzo kicked the shit out of him, until Severn finally collapsed from a kick to the knee. So yeah, Pedro Rizzo looked ok I guess, Severn looked like shit, and I'm not sure if this really makes up for Rizzo's poor performance against Randleman at UFC 26.