100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Matt Mitrione - 93.2
2. Ronaldo Souza - 93.1
3. Joe Lauzon - 92.5
4. Chris Beal - 92.0
5. Al Iaquinta - 91.6
6. Ben Rothwell - 91.4
7. Chas Skelly - 91.0
8. Michael Chiesa - 91.0
9. John Moraga - 90.9
10. Tateki Matsuda - 90.0
UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Location: Ledyard, Connecticut
Elevation: 295'
-Fight of the Night-
Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis
Fighters & Matches 89.9
Top 10 Fighters 91.7
TOTAL 90.8
     This was a pretty decent fight, even though it was pretty much entirely one-sided. Chas Skelly took Soriano to the ground in all 3 rounds, spent most of the time on Soriano's back looking for the rear-naked choke, and when that wasn't happening, Skelly was mounting him, while punching him in the face. This is especially impressive since Skelly just fought a couple of weeks ago, finishing Tom Niinimaki in the first round with a rear-naked choke. So yeah, Chas Skelly is really impressing me lately, and I look forward to seeing him fight again, hopefully next time with a little more time in between fights so he won't have to come in so exhausted from two weight cuts in a row.
      This was a pretty good fight, and in my opinion, it was pretty easy to score, 30-27 in favor of Chris Beal. I think a lot of people gave the first round to Matsuda, and I can understand that, it was close for a couple of minutes, but ultimately, Chris Beal beat the shit out of Matsuda in this fight, taking him to the ground, smashing him with punches, and cutting him with elbows. Chris Beal is a solid fighter, and I look forward to seeing where he goes from here.
      This fight was a pretty close fight, between a couple of fighters that are just SECONDS away from getting fired from the UFC, due to their pretty poor records over the past few fights. With that being said, Natal clearly won the first round, Camozzi won the third round, and the second round could have gone either way. Technically, since Camozzi spent the entire third round attacking Natal, I felt like he was in "better shape" by the end of the fight, so I personally gave the fight to Camozzi, but whatever. Congrats to Natal for the split-decision victory.
(Punches & Elbows)
      This was a really good win for Al Iaquinta. He pretty much beat up Damm in the first two rounds, with some basic boxing, not a lot of variation, just straight up boxing. The third round was more of the same, until Iaquinta knocked Damm to the ground, Iaquinta told him to get up, Damm refused, the referee almost stopped the fight, so Damm got back up, and then got smashed in the face with a big kick, followed by some punches & elbows, which knocked Damm back down, and finished the fight via referee stoppage. Al Iaquinta looked really solid in this fight.
(Guillotine Choke)
      Well then, that was interesting. Justin Scoggins looked very energetic, bouncing all over the place, and throwing wild karate kicks, and he even secured a couple of takedowns. The problem is, when he shot for the takedown in the second round, Moraga locked on a guillotine choke (that's what happened in the first round as well), but this time Moraga locked it on a little bit tighter, and Scoggins was forced to submit. Pretty awesome win for John Moraga!
(Doctor Stoppage)
      OH MAN, that was a good fight. Generally speaking, I like when fights end kind of quickly, because it usually means that something awesome happened. The problem is, this fight was FUCKING AWESOME, and as soon as the fight was reaching it's peak, with both guys throwing bombs and going nuts, the referee stopped the fight, and had the doctor look at a cut above Chiesa's eye, and the doctor stopped the fight. I'll admit, it was probably a good stoppage, because it was a BAD cut, but I really wanted to see this fight go on a little bit longer, because this fight was REALLY exciting while it lasted. The first round was very even with some nice grappling exchanges, and some nice striking by both guys. The second round was fucking chaos right up until the end. Great fight, and probably the fight of the night so far.
      This was pretty awesome. Derrick Lewis seemed to think he was on the fast track to a title shot, so he called out Mitrione, and Mitrione responded by KNOCKING HIM THE FUCK OUT in under a minute of the first round. I've been saying Mitrione should be somewhere around the Top 5 Heavyweights in the UFC for a while, so it kind of pisses me off that he's not even ranked. But yeah, Mitrione is a badass, and I like him more and more, every time I see him smash a guy like this. So yeah, give Mitrione a Top 10 guy at least, and let's see where he can go from there. Awesome win for Matt Mitrione.
      Yikes... Alistair Overeem was well on his way to embarrassing Rothwell by picking him apart with big punches, kicks to the legs, and knees to the body, with Rothwell barely even defending himself. And then seemingly out of nowhere, Rothwell rocked Overeem with a big punch, and they continued to fight for another minute or so, until Rothwell knocked Overeem to the ground, and finished him off with some big punches on the ground. So yeah, Alistair Overeem is an AWESOME offensive fighter, but his defense fucking sucks. He sort of reminds me of Andrei Arlovski with his chin issues. You know, I wouldn't mind seeing Arlovski vs. Overeem next, eh? On a side note though, this was a pretty huge win for Ben Rothwell, possibly the biggest win of his career?
(Guillotine Choke)
      Going into this fight, I had Jacare ranked as the #2 Middleweight in the world. Mousasi on the other hand, I have floating somewhere around #20, so in my mind, this was a fight designed for Jacare to get revenge on his previous loss a long time ago against Mousasi. And that's more or less what he did, he fucking DESTROYED Mousasi in the first two rounds, taking him down, and beating the living shit out of him, both standing & on the ground. The third round started to slow down a bit, but Jacare was able to dominate him during most of the round, eventually finishing with the guillotine choke. Ronaldo Souza is fucking legit, and in my opinion, he should be next in line for a title shot. Why hasn't he been given a title shot yet?