(4/19/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (26 Total):
1. Donald Cerrone - 95.2
2. Yoel Romero - 95.2
3. Edson Barboza - 93.4
4. Khabib Nurmagomedov - 93.3
5. Derrick Lewis - 93.2
6. Miesha Tate - 92.8
7. Caio Magalhaes - 92.7
8. Fabricio Werdum - 92.7
9. Jack May - 92.2
10. Liz Carmouche - 91.8
UFC on Fox 11: Werdum vs. Browne
Location: Orlando, Florida
Elevation: 82'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza
94.3
Fighters & Matches 90.9
Top 10 Fighters 93.3
TOTAL 92.1
90.5
TKO
(Punches)
4:23
     YEAH! Two brand new hard hitting heavyweights. I've been waiting for the UFC to get some new heavyweight talent, and it looks like both of these guys have the potential to kick some serious ass. Jack May has some really great striking skills, throwing HEAVY leg kicks at the start of the fight, and he also had some shockingly good grappling skills. But Lewis was able to take him to the ground, eventually won a scramble, and landed some heavy punches on the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight, and apparently May hurt his knee at some point, so I guess that's probably why he kind of died off later in the round. But yeah, awesome fight by both guys, and congrats to Lewis for winning his UFC debut. It was also funny, because during his post fight interview, he told Joe that Bruce Buffer's voice put his body to sleep, like he was hypnotized or some shit? I was confused by that, but whatever. Funny shit.
89.8
Decision
(Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight overall, between two guys that were undefeated outside of the UFC, so it was a big deal debut for both of them. With that being said, I gave thef irst round to Bektic, I would have given the second round to Skelly, but he landed a couple of illegal knees while Bektic was (sort of) on the ground, so I guess that round was a draw. The third round was really close, I personally scored it a draw, MAYBE I would have given it to Skelly? I really don't know how to score this fight, I wanted Bektic to win though, so that was cool, since he walked away with the majority decision.
89.6
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Meh, this was a pretty good fight, both guys threw some solid shots, both guys had good grappling skills, it was competitive from start to finish, and all 3 rounds were really close. I thought Borg ABSOLUTELY won the second round, and I personally gave him all 3 rounds, but two of the judges gave the fight to Ortiz, so whatever, I guess Dustin Ortiz wins via split-decision. Good fight overall though, even though I sort of disagree with the decision.
87.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This fight was ok. I gave the first two rounds to Jordan Mein, because he seemed to land more strikes, and just seemed to be doing a better job overall. I gave the third round to Perpetuo for going for a leglock. Really, this wasn't a very exciting fight, so I was glad for it to be over, but sort of shocked that one of the referees gave the fight to Perpetuo, but no big deal I guess, Mein won in my books, and he officially won via two of the judges scorecards, 29-28.
91.0
TKO
(Punches)
0:44
      I have mixed feelings about this fight. It was a pretty awesome ass kicking to watch, Caio came out and beat the living shit out of Zachrich, with HUGE punches, to the head, to the body, to the head, then he threw a gigantic knee to the nuts of Zachrich, which caused him to collapse, and then Caio finished him off with some HARD punches to the head on the ground. I feel bad for Zachrich though, because he CLEARLY got hit with a huge knee to the nuts, and nobody pointed it out, but after the fight was stopped, I could hear him yell at John McCarthy, "HEY! HE HIT ME IN MY NUTS!" And I saw it, so I'll vouch for him. But yeah, amazing offense by Caio none-the-less.
90.5
KO
(Punches)
1:28
      This was a pretty fun fight. I feel bad for Payan, because he is on one hell of a losing streak, so I'd be surprised if he fights in the UFC again anytime soon after this one, but he came out like a ball of fire, threw some brutal punches, landed a ton of them on White's head, but White came back and landed a huge left jab, knocking Payan to the ground, and then he launched some gigantic punches hammering Payan's head against the cage. So yeah, awesome UFC debut by Alex White.
88.3
Decision
15:00
      This fight wasn't exactly what I'd call exciting. It was mostly just Healy moving forward, trying to take Masvidal to the ground, and failing. Masvidal had the better striking through most of the fight, but it wasn't enough to really be that interesting. The only thing that really made me go "Whoa!" was when Healy grabbed Masvidal's back in the third round, and did a belly to back suplex, but he even failed at that, because he ended up landing on his own head, but he still stayed with it, but ultimately, Masvidal ended up outgrappling him by the end of the round as well. So yeah, good fight for Masvidal, but I really wasn't into this fight at all.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      Yeah! Welcome back Thiago Alves. He seemed to start off this fight kind of slow, but as the fight progressed, he seemed to get more & more violent, eventually just leaving the memory of 15 minutes of kicking Baczynski's ass. Thiago Alves is a pretty brutal fighter, and even though he wasn't able to finish Baczynski, he still left his face a bloody mess, and won this fight, 30-27 on all of the scorecards.
93.0
Decision
15:00
      That was pretty awesome. Going into this fight, I had Khabib ranked as the #1 Lightweight in the world (yes, above the Champion Pettis), and I had dos Anjos ranked as #3 (also above Pettis). With that being said, this fight was 100% one-sided, with Khabib absolutely dominating dos Anjos for the entire 15 minute fight, he just ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED HIM, with takedowns, throws, and overall control. Khabib seems unstoppable, and I already thought he deserved a title shot before this fight, SURELY this will secure him one, right?
94.3
Decision
15:00
      This was another HUGE fight, that I feel a lot of people might not have been paying attention to. I had both of these guys in the Top 5 at 185, fighting for a possible title shot in the near future. With that being said, Brad Tavares went into this fight on a 5 fight winning streak, ranked at #3 on my list, and Romero was ranked at #5, and Romero FUCKING DOMINATED Tavares for the entire fight, from beginning to end, he beat the shit out of him with gigantic punches, he took him down repeatedly, slamming him, throwing him, absolute domination by Romero, and this guy is probably my favorite fighter at 185 at this point. Yoel Romero is the future champion at 185.
94.3
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:15
      OH FUCK! That was awesome. These guys are both badass fighters, Top 10 Fighters, etc... They started out standing with each other, and Barboza was landing huge punches & kicks, rocked Cerrone a couple of times, and I really thought Barboza was well on his way to a win, until Cerrone landed a big left JAB, knocked Barboza to the ground, immediately jumped on his back and locked on a rear-naked choke, and Barboza tapped pretty quickly. Barboza looked awesome in this fight, as usual, but Cerrone fucking blew my mind with the way he came back and won this shit in the first round. Donald Cerrone is legit as fuck. Awesome fight overall.
91.3
Decision
15:00
      SHIT. I really wanted Carmouche to win this fight, and she looked good in the first round, and the first half of the second round, but ultimately, I gave the second round to Tate for her submission attempts, and then she clearly dominated the fight in the third round, so even though I wanted Carmouche to win, I gave the fight to Tate, 29-28, and so did all 3 judges. Still a really good grappling match by both fighters though.
91.3
Decision
25:00
      It would have been cool to see someone finish this fight, but I have to say, it was still one hell of a brawl. Fabricio Werdum won at least 4 of the rounds, by beating the shit out of Browne with his strikes, which was actually pretty crazy. He showed great grappling skills early in the fight, but ultimately beat Browne at his own game, so that was crazy. Browne MIGHT have won round 4? But other than that, Browne pretty much got his ass kicked, and Werdum looking unstoppable. Huge fight, and it looks like Werdum gets the next Heavyweight title shot, eh?
OVERALL 92.1
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