(7/26/2014)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Anthony Johnson - 93.2
2. Dennis Bermudez - 93.1
3. Brian Ortega - 91.8
4. Robbie Lawler - 91.6
5. Jorge Masvidal - 91.5
6. Patrick Cummins - 91.4
7. Bobby Green - 91.3
8. Matt Brown - 91.0
9. Joanna Jedrzejczyk - 90.9
10. Noad Lahat - 90.9
UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Location: San Jose, California
Elevation: 82'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
91.4
Fighters & Matches 89.5
Top 10 Fighters 91.7
TOTAL 90.6
88.9
Decision
15:00
     This was a pretty great grappling match, and I have mixed feelings about the decision. I thought Siler did enough in the first round with his Jiu-Jitsu, as well as the third round, schooling Lahat with his grappling, that I SORT OF gave the fight to Siler, 29-28, even though technically, Lahat probably deserved to win that first round due to taking Siler to the ground (even though I gave Siler more points for his defensive Jiu-Jitsu). Plus, Lahat DOMINATED Siler in the 2nd round, almost finishing him with a beautiful triangle choke, so yeah, Lahat deserved to win this fight, but I felt a little sad for Siler losing this one.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good debut by a couple of very small fighters. Carneiro came out aggressive in the first round, and spent all of her energy trying to take the fight to the ground, so I'd probably give that round to her, but the rest of the fight consisted of Jedrzejczyk picking apart Carneiro with her punches, and kicks. They both put up a really good fight, but it's still a little bit hard to get excited about striking matches, between 115 pound fighters who clearly don't have a lot of "power" behind their strikes. Congrats to Jedrzejczyk for the unanimous decision victory.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      This was another one of those random fights between two new guys who are both undefeated, so I had to base who I was cheering for, entirely on who looked the coolest. So I was disappointed to see Stahl & his badass snake tattoo on his chest, lose via a decision. I gave the first round to Stahl for showing decent striking, but he got outgrappled in the last two rounds, securing the decision victory for Gilbert Burns.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      And... another fight with a couple of new guys that nobody gives a shit about. Tiago came forward for most of the fight, seemed to be slightly more aggressive, but Arreola seemed to land better strikes, and always had this weird "panic smile" on his face, that made it look like he was laughing at Tiago for the entire fight. Either way, I had a hard time giving enough of a shit to score this fight in favor of either guy, but the judges gave it to Tiago dos Santos etc... so I'm fine with that decision, I'm just glad this fight is over.
90.2
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:39
      This was a great debut for Brian Ortega. Both guys came out swinging, Mike de la Torre looks like he probably has some pretty good striking skills, so I'd like to see him fight again, but Ortega was too much for him, almost immediately getting on his back, locking on the standing rear-naked choke, and eventually de la Torre started to fall asleep, so the referee was forced to stop the fight. Awesome win for Brian Ortega in his UFC debut.
88.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty standard striking match. Both guys threw a few decent combos, but for the most part, the entire fight was just "throw a punch and move, throw a kick and move..." Not a lot of action really. In the end, I gave the first round to Perpetuo, and the next 2 rounds to Means, and all 3 judges agreed, so there you have it, Tim Means wins via unanimous decision.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      I don't think this fight was much of a surprise for anyone. Kyle Kingsbury hasn't fought in close to 2 years, after recovering from an injury, after a 3-Fight losing streak, and Patrick Cummins pretty much dominated him with his wrestling, taking him down repeatedly, pushing him against the cage, and dropping punches & elbows for the duration of the fight. Kyle Kingsbury pretty much got his ass handed to him in this fight, which has to be disappointing for him, making this now a 4-Fight losing streak for him, and Patrick Cummins wins via a somewhat long winded decision.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty solid fight all around, both fighters put up a hell of a fight. Daron Cruickshank looked AWESOME in the first round, throwing those wild kicks he's known for, and even knocking down Masvidal at one point with a big punch. The problem is, the next two rounds consisted of Masvidal dominating Cruickshank with his wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu skills, almost locking on a few different chokes, and just completely controlling the rest of the fight. In the end, I gave the fight to Masvidal (even though I wanted Cruickshank to win), and all 3 judges agreed.
89.2
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Yeah! This was a pretty decent fight, kind of a close fight, but I ended up giving at least 2 rounds to Bobby Green, maybe even all 3. It was Josh Thomson's hometown though, so I thought Green was about to be screwed once they announced it was a split-decision, but in the end, two judges gave it to Green, so BOOM! His 8-Fight winning streak continues! I like Bobby Green a lot, and am definitely looking forward to seeing who they put him against next.
91.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
7:57
      This was a pretty big win for Dennis Bermudez, and I really hope people start to take him seriously now, because I've had him ranked in the Top 5 in this division for a while, and I feel like people keep ignoring his now 7-Fight winning streak. He pretty much beat up Clay Guida (a VERY tough dude), for the entire fight, eventually getting on his back in the second round, locking on the rear-naked choke, and forcing the submission. Dennis Bermudez has one of the longest winning streaks in the UFC at the moment, so give this dude a really high ranking fight next, ok? Thanks!
91.4
KO
(Punches)
0:44
      BOOM! There's not much to say about this fight, other than Anthony Johnson out-boxed Nogueira, planting him on his ass in under a minute into the first round, with huge punches up against the cage, leaving Nogueira unconscious. This was a pretty amazing win for Anthony Johnson, and something tells me, he might actually be legit at 205. Anthony Johnson is a SCARY dude. Probably the most exciting fight on the card so far, considering how impressive the finish was.
91.1
Decision
25:00
      Well shit... That was a pretty great fight overall, but I was really hoping for a finish. With that being said, I REALLY wanted Matt Brown to win this fight, but I can't really argue the decision, I thought Brown won the second round, and MAYBE the fifth round, but at least 3 of the fights went to Lawler after one hell of a 25 minute brawl, so he deserved the victory, and all 3 judges agreed. Really good main event though, to an otherwise somewhat lackluster card.
OVERALL 90.6
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