(7/5/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Ronda Rousey - 94.8
2. Rob Font - 93.8
3. Kevin Casey - 93.2
4. Urijah Faber - 91.9
5. Luke Zachrich - 91.1
6. Chris Weidman - 90.9
7. Marcus Brimage - 90.9
8. Kenny Robertson - 90.5
9. Russell Doane - 90.4
10. Lyoto Machida - 90.4
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis
92.8
Fighters & Matches 90.1
Top 10 Fighters 91.8
TOTAL 91.0
90.8
TKO
(Elbows)
1:01
     YEAH! This was a great start to a huge event. Bubba Bush made his UFC debut here, and was supposed to be pretty badass, and Kevin Casey is making his return after a sort of "failed" debut of his own. Well, Casey landed a few nice punches while standing, knocked Bush to the ground, he got on top of him, started throwing short but SUPER HARD elbows, and knocked Bush the fuck out. Kevin Casey has always LOOKED legit, but it just seemed like he couldn't find his footing in the UFC after The Ultimate Fighter, but he pretty much destroyed Bubba Bush here, so I'd say Kevin Casey is officially making his UFC debut tonight. Great fight to start the card!
88.4
Decision
15:00
      After watching him get the crap kicked out of him by Caio Magalhaes a couple of months ago, I was kind of shocked to see Luke Zachrich back already, beating the shit out of someone else this time. Granted, I have to admit, I have no idea who the fuck Guilherme Vasconcelos is, but he showed in the third round that he has the ability to throw some dangerous strikes (I gave the third round to Guilherme), but the first two rounds were 100% Zachrich, as he showed some nearly perfect technical boxing skills, and he even landed some solid kicks. So yeah, Zachrich looked good in this fight, Guilherme, not so much.
91.3
KO
(Punch)
2:19
      Fucking BOOOOOOM! That was an awesome knockout. The fight started off pretty scrappy, both guys showing solid striking skills, it looked like Roop was going to be able to overpower Font up against the fence, but after a minute or so of back & forth action, Font landed a GIGANTIC right hand, followed by a shoulder thrust, that caused Roop to collapse like a sack of beans, just CRUMBLING to the ground in cinematic fashion. That was a fucking AMAZING UFC debut for Rob Font, and this leaves his current winning streak at 10 fights, which is pretty fucking impressive. I can't wait to see this dude fight again.
87.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Bruno Santos is a 185 pound ball of muscle, the dude looks SOLID. With that being said, Camozzi clearly wanted to keep the fight standing, and did a good job in the first round, but the next two rounds consisted of Santos slamming him to the ground, and completely controlling him on the ground. Camozzi sort of argued that all he was doing was holding him down, but since Santos CLEARLY controlled two rounds of this fight, then I assumed all of the judges would give him the fight, but one judge gave it to Camozzi, 29-28, which was kind of silly. Congrats to Bruno Santos for the split-decision victory.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      This was a decent fight, even though most of it was very one-sided, with Kenny Robertson taking Alcantara to the ground repeatedly, and dominating him on the ground. Robertson has some solid grappling skills, and his striking was active enough to keep things interesting, instead of going for the lay & pray bullshit. Alcantara on the other hand, didn't really have much to show for himself, other than a nice takedown in the third round, but even that was eventually reversed, with Robertson ending up on top. So in the end, all 3 judges gave the fight to Kenny Robertson, and I agree 100%.
90.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
11:09
      Well shoot... That was a pretty awesome fight, but I'm disappointed, because I really wanted this to be Bruce Leeroy's shining moment to break into the official Top 10 rankings. With that being said, Faber looked kind of out of shape, he looked tired after the first round ended, and he continued to look exhausted throughout the fight. Caceres looked to be in great shape, with a little more energy, and throwing wild strikes throughout the 3 rounds. In the end though, Faber's grappling was too much for Caceres to handle, and he was able to lock on the rear-naked choke for the submission victory. Great (very necessary) win for Urijah Faber, and I'm happy for Caceres for at least putting up one hell of a fight.
89.1
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Well, that was interesting. I don't really know how to score this fight. I thought Russell Doane won the first two rounds, with his grappling skills, and his Muay Thai clinch, but I gave the fight as a whole, to Marcus Brimage, mostly because of his leg kicks, which kept knocking Doane on his ass. So yeah, this fight could have gone either way, and you see that with the way the judges scored it, but the fact that one judge gave ALL 3 ROUNDS to Doane, sounds ridiculous to me, because Brimage kicked his ass in the third round at the very least. But whatever, good competitive fight overall, and congrats to Doane for the split-decision victory.
90.1
Decision
15:00
      OH FUCK. That was nasty. Uriah Hall broke his foot in the first round (the bone in his toe was literally sticking out of the skin). So he said "Fuck it, whatever... Let's go!" And he continued to punch & kick for the remainder of the 15 minute fight. I thought it was a VERY close fight, and could have gone either way, but just Hall's heart was enough to earn him the victory in my opinion, I think most people probably would have given up after the first round, if their fucking BONE was sticking out of their toe. So yeah, Uriah Hall is a badass, and this was a pretty good fight.
92.8
KO
(Punches)
0:16
      OH GOD! That was fucking nuts. There were a few punches thrown, Rousey threw a hard knee, immediately followed by a beautiful Judo throw, slamming Davis to the ground, she kept ahold of the headlock, and then punched her in the face 9 or 10 times, unanswered, so the referee had to stop the fight. Ronda Rousey just BEAT THE FUCK out of Alexis Davis. That was pretty hardcore. I really have no idea who they could put against Rousey that would really be interesting at this point, she's pretty much cleared out the division.
91.3
Decision
25:00
      Well that was one hell of a fight. I sort of have mixed feelings about the way the fight went, because Weidman clearly won (took the fight to the ground in the first 3 rounds, and controlled those rounds, but didn't really do a lot of damage). The fourth round, Machida beat the shit out of him. And the fifth round, Machida BASICALLY beat his ass some more, but Weidman was able to take him down eventually, and beat him up a little bit, but the last 20 seconds or so, consisted of Machida throwing a milllion bombs, trying to finish the fight. So yeah, I really wanted Machida to get revenge for Silva in this fight, but congrats to Weidman for a hard fought unanimous decision victory.
OVERALL 91.0
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