(7/6/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Eddie Gordon - 94.5
2. Corey Anderson - 94.0
3. Leandro Issa - 92.9
4. Derrick Lewis - 92.4
5. Robert Drysdale - 92.4
6. Frankie Edgar - 92.2
7. Adriano Martins - 92.0
8. Sarah Moras - 92.0
9. Patrick Walsh - 91.8
10. Dustin Ortiz - 91.3
UFC The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren
91.8
Fighters & Matches 90.2
Top 10 Fighters 92.6
TOTAL 91.4
90.0
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:03
     Yeah! I know the name Robert Drysdale, but I had never seen him fight before this. This makes his career record 7-0 so far, with all of his fights ending in under 2:06, he fucking DESTROYS people with his Jiu-Jitsu. That was so badass. He took Berish down early in the round, got on his back, went for a neck crank, Berish tried to stand up, but the weight was too much, and it caused Berish's leg to snap at the knee, forcing him to collapse to the ground, where Drysdale was able to sink in that rear-naked choke for the submission victory. I feel bad for Berish's leg injury, but Robert Drysdale is fucking awesome!
90.7
Decision
15:00
      YEAH! That fight was fucking NUTS! For starters, the fight was "Sneaky Zebra vs. Cheesecake" which might be the silliest nickname pairing I've ever seen. With that being said though, Sarah Moras (Cheesecake) punched the FUCK out of Dufresne (Sneaky Zebra) whenever they were standing, and even though Dufresne was able to take the fight to the ground in every round, and kept top control for more than half the fight, Moras was SO active & dangerous from her guard, that I ended up giving two rounds to Moras, and the judges agreed. I really thought Dufresne would get the win here, even though she didn't do much damage, so I'm REALLY happy that the judges gave the fight to Moras. Fucking AWESOME grappling match, and crazy striking going on during the few seconds they were both standing. Awesome fight overall.
89.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight, but I felt frustrated watching it, because I really wanted Spohn to win. With that being said, Walsh pretty much dominated the grappling game, taking Spohn to the ground and holding him down for most of the fight. He went for a few nice armlocks, but Spohn was surprisingly able to escape them. Spohn kept going for the same stupid Guillotine choke, and never came close to finishing it, and he kicked some ass while they were standing, but in the end, I gave the first two rounds to Walsh, and the third round to Spohn, and for the most part, the judges agreed.
90.3
KO
(Punch)
2:21
      BOOM! This fight was pretty awesome. Juan Puig seemed to have the advantage during most of the fight, showing better boxing, and he seemed to be more active, but Martins rocked him with a big punch, which Puig immediately followed up with a kick to the nuts, which gave him time to recover. Once Martins said he was ok to fight again, they started back up, and he knocked Puig the fuck out with a BIG right hand. Awesome comeback, and great revenge for getting kicked in the nuts.
91.4
Submission
(Armbar)
13:49
      HOLY SHIT! Another fight that I couldn't have cared less about, going into it, and it ended up blowing my mind. Tuerxun came forward the entire fight, throwing some of the hardest punches I've ever seen at 135, and he even rocked Issa several times. Issa on the other hand, threw some of the hardest leg kicks I've seen at 135, and almost made Tuerxun collapse because of them. Ultimately though, after I gave the first two rounds to Tuerxun (especially the second round, since Issa lost a point due to illegally using the fence to get the mount), Issa dominated the fight in the third round, getting full mount, and he eventually locked on a CRAZY armbar, where he sort of got Tuerxun's arm in a headlock, and he used all of his body weight to nearly snap Tuerxun's arm in half. AMAZING comeback for Issa, and awesome submission victory overall.
87.2
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Well, not all fights can be barn burners I guess. In my opinion, all 3 rounds went to Kevin Lee, for dominating with his wrestling skills, and just controlling the majority of the fight. This makes 3 losses in a row for Jesse Ronson, so in my opinion, he has no business fighting in the UFC anymore. Kevin Lee looked pretty good in this fight, but I was disappointed that he wasn't able to finish Ronson. So yeah, there you have it, for some reason, one judge gave Ronson the fight, but luckily, Lee pulled off the split-decision victory.
90.3
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight for 15 minutes, lots of back & forth grappling, scrambling all over the place, both guys looked awesome, every once in a while Scoggins would kick some ass, and then Ortiz would kick some ass, back and forth, etc... Really, this fight could have gone either way. I gave Ortiz 2 of the 3 rounds, but I thought Scoggins won the fight overall. In the end, two judges gave it to Ortiz, so he wins via split-decision. Really good fight by both guys, and probably the most important fight on the card, as far as "current rankings" are concerned.
89.8
TKO
(Punches)
3:30
      This fight was kind of awkward, but ended with a bang. Derrick Lewis reminds me of Gary Goodridge, giant black dude, took his opponent to the ground, sort of laid on him for a minute or so, and then eventually started unloading punches, and knocked Guto Inocente out by bouncing his head off the mat repeatedly with punches. So yeah, good win for Derrick Lewis, and the heavyweight division isn't exactly stacked, but I was kind of surprised that this guy is already signaling that he's looking for a title shot. Still, nice win by Derrick Lewis.
91.8
TKO
(Punches)
1:11
      FUCK YEAH! Normally I don't get very hyped over these TUF finale fights, but Eddie Gordon is a fucking BEAST! He came out swinging, and beat the living shit out of Dhiego Lima, causing him to crumble in the corner early in the round, and he just continued to pound away at him, with windmill style punches, just nonstop propeller punches, chopping Lima the fuck up. FUCKING AWESOME stoppage by Eddie Gordon. That was really impressive, and it's cool to see a new big strong striker at 185.
91.8
TKO
(Punches)
1:01
      This was pretty much an exact replay of the previous fight on the card, where the big black dude beat the living shit out of the other guy, smashing the fuck out of him with big heavy punches, forcing him to turtle up, while Anderson continued to wail away on him, until the referee was eventually forced to stop the fight. The only difference is, this fight ended 10 seconds faster. Plus, I really wanted Van Buren to get his ass kicked, so I was really happy with the way this one turned out. Now it's time for the main event!
89.6
TKO
(Punches)
14:16
      Well... Every time B.J. Penn returns to the UFC, I always keep my fingers crossed, thinking that maybe THIS time will be different, and maybe since he took this fight so seriously, he'll make a triumphant return, and destroy somebody. But this fight was ridiculous. B.J. Penn dropped from 170 (his last fight against Rory MacDonald 19 months ago), down to 145 to take on Frankie Edgar (who he already lost to twice in the past). And Penn just stood there looking like a stop sign for the entire fight, completely upright, tip-toeing around the octagon, while Edgar beat the shit out of him, took him down without any trouble at all (usually Penn has amazing takedown defense, but he wasn't able to defend against ANY of the takedowns), and once they were on the ground, Edgar was able to punish him with punches & elbows, until eventually the referee had seen enough, and stopped the fight. Great fight for Edgar, but I think it's officially time for Penn to call it quits, this was pretty embarrassing.
OVERALL 91.4
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