(1/11/2002)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (16 Total):
1. Andrei Semenov - 92.4
2. Ricco Rodriguez - 91.8
3. Jens Pulver - 91.6
4. Murilo Bustamante - 91.5
5. Chuck Liddell - 91.1
6. B.J. Penn - 91.1
7. Kevin Randleman - 90.9
8. Eugene Jackson - 90.6
9. Ricardo Almeida - 90.6
10. Gil Castillo - 90.5
UFC 35: Throwdown
Location: Uncasville, Connecticut
Elevation: 259'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Jens Pulver vs. B.J. Penn
91.3
Fighters & Matches 89.1
Top 10 Fighters 91.2
TOTAL 90.2
88.0
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
6:14
     This fight was ok. Keith Rockel makes his UFC debut, and dominates the first round using his Judo skills, taking Jackson to the ground, and controlling him for the entire round. The second round had Jackson lock on a guillotine choke, which was pretty tight, and eventually forced Rockel to tap. Finally, Eugene Jackson wins a fight!
87.8
Decision
15:00
      This fight was kind of a waste of 15 minutes for me. Gil Castillo took Brennan down in all 3 rounds, and threw short shots, doing minor damage at best. At the end of the second round, Brennan went for a leg lock, but was unsuccessful. So Castillo at least won rounds 1 & 3, and probably won round 2 as well. Glad this one is over.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      You'll never believe what happened in this fight! Kevin Randleman took Sobral down in all rounds, and controlled the entire fight with his wrestling! SURPRISE!!! Sobral went for a couple of triangle attempts, but Randleman was able to power out of all of them, more or less throwing Sobral around like a rag doll. Pretty good grinding win for Randleman, but I'd still like to see him eventually finish someone.
90.0
TKO
(Punches)
7:01
      This was a really good fight. Almeida is a beast on the ground, but Semenov was able to defend really well against all of his submission attempts, and he unleashed a couple of slams, and finished the fight with some hard punches to Almeida's head. Andrei Semenov looks to be pretty legit to me.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight, Chuck looked awesome, definitely came in shape, but the fight ended up being sort of boring once the end finally came. Chuck showed great striking, as usual, Suloev looked like he WANTED to fight, but wasn't really doing much in terms of offense. So in the end, I gave all 3 rounds to Chuck Liddell, and all 3 judge s agreed, giving Chuck the win via unanimous decision.
89.1
TKO
(Punches)
5:44
      This was an ok title fight, I'm still sort of unclear on how the title fights are put together at this point. Dave Menne didn't really have much to show in this fight, he was taken down in the first round, and controlled by Bustamante. The second round was all standing, with Bustamante landing a big punch, Menne fell face first, and then Bustamante finished him with a series of punches to the side of the head. Congratulations to Murilo Bustamante, but how did he get a title shot, after losing his last fight against Chuck Liddell?
89.4
TKO
(Punches)
13:00
      This was a pretty good fight, both guys showing solid grappling skills. I gave the first 2 rounds to Rodriguez, but Monson stayed in there well enough to keep it competitive. The third round, it got a little sloppy. and Rodriguez was able to knock Monson to the ground with a knee to the face, and he followed it up with some punches. So yeah, good win for Ricco Rodriguez, and another disappointing loss for Jeff Monson.
91.3
Decision
(Majority)
25:00
      This was an awfully close fight, one hell of a scrap, and one of the few fights I actually didn't mind watching for 25 minutes. With that being said, I had the first round a draw, I gave 2 & 4 to Penn, and 3 & 5 to Pulver. So it really could have gone either way, I'd probably declare the fight a draw, but the judges gave the fight to Jens Pulver via majority decision, and I'm fine with that, because this fight really could have gone either way.
OVERALL 90.2
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