100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Santiago Ponzinibbio - 93.5
2. Godofredo Castro - 92.7
3. Andrei Arlovski - 92.5
4. Jessica Andrade - 92.0
5. Iuri Alcantara - 91.7
6. Wendell de Oliveira Marques - 91.2
7. George Sullivan - 91.1
8. Rani Yahya - 91.1
9. Gleison Tibau - 90.9
10. Sean Spencer - 90.7
UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2
Location: Federal District, Brazil
Elevation: 3,845'
-Fight of the Night-
Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
Fighters & Matches 89.5
Top 10 Fighters 91.7
TOTAL 90.6
     MAN, Johnny Bedford has had a hell of a bad string of luck. These two guys fought a few months ago, and the fight was stopped early due to Yahya getting knocked out via an accidental headbutt. A couple of months later, Bedford was stopped with a HORRIBLE early stoppage, when he got punched by Cody Gibson. Here he is, finally getting his rematch against Yahya, and Yahya came out like a ball of fire, attacked early, got the fight to the ground, and secured a guillotine choke that took up a good portion of the first round. Bedford started to make his comeback during the last half of the round, but I still think Yahya probably won the round. Bedford looked decent in the second round, until the fight went to the ground again, where Yahya was able to get on top, locked on a Kimura, and eventually Bedford was forced to submit by tapping his foot on the ground. Good win for Yahya, but another bad situation for Johnny Bedford.
      This fight basically consisted of Sean Spencer beating up Thiago on the feet with his boxing, when they went to the ground, he smashed Thiago's face with hard elbows, and overall, Spencer was just way more active, and way more aggressive. So yeah, easily 30-27 in favor of Sean Spencer on everyone's scorecards.
      This was a pretty close fight, I personally gave the first two rounds to Silva, and the last round to Trinaldo, and it seems like the only round really in question by anybody was the first round. With that being said, after Silva controlled most of the grappling, but got a little sloppy at the end of the fight, Trinaldo walks away with the unanimous decision victory.
      This fight wasn't really that interesting to me going into it, so it was kind of hard to pay attention. With that being said, Sullivan probably won the first round, and was clearly winning the second round, until he HULK SMASHED Araujo on the ground, pounding his face with punches, knocking him completely unconscious, SO BADLY, that Araujo was still on the ground AFTER they announced the winner, and by the time Sullivan left the octagon, Araujo was STILL out on the ground. Awesome win for George Sullivan.
(Triangle Armbar)
      This was probably the best fight on the card so far, with Dashon Johnson looking pretty solid at the start, throwing punches, and eventually SLAMMING Castro, and slamming him HARD. The problem is, as soon as they hit the ground, Godofredo went for a triangle armbar, started slamming hard elbows into the head of Dashon, and eventually got into a position where he was able to finish the armbar, forcing Johnson to tap. Awesome win for Godofredo Pepey!
(Guillotine Choke)
      This fight was pretty decent, with Pacheco starting early with some nice punching skills while standing, but Andrade took her to the ground quickly, and after grappling the shit out of her, she locked on a guillotine choke near the end of the round, and Pacheco tapped out, even though it didn't REALLY look like she was in THAT much trouble. Still, nice win for Andrade, especially considering Pacheco was undefeated coming into her UFC debut with this fight.
      This was a pretty crazy fight, with both guys going 100% for the entire fight, Alcantara has some crazy striking skills, and he unloaded on Doane several times throughout this fight. Doane on the other hand, seemed to have the better grappling, taking Alcantara to the ground repeatedly, and beating him up on the ground. In the end, I think everyone agrees that this fight should be scored 29-28, in favor of Alcantara, with Doane winning the third round. That's the way the judges scored it, so congrats to Alcantara for the hard fought unanimous decision victory.
      This fight was badass! I wasn't really familiar with either of these guys going into this fight, but Wendell started the fight throwing FUCKING BOMBS, trying to knock Ponzinibbio's head off, but eventually, he got a little careless, and Ponzinibbio old school Vitor Belforted him, unloading a series of punches that knocked Wendell unconscious, even though it only lasted a split second before he came back to life, the referee stopped the fight, and I think it was a good stoppage, because Wendell was OUT COLD for that split second. Amazing win for Santiago Ponzinibbio!
      After being away from the UFC for 2+ years, Efrain Escudero makes his mighty return, and basically gets beat up by #88 (or so) ranked Leonardo Santos, via a long winded 15 minute fight. Neither guy really looked very impressive in this fight, but I gave the first & third rounds to Leonardo Santos, and all of the judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
      This fight was pretty crazy, with Gleison Tibau going nuts for the first two rounds, taking Hallmann to the ground repeatedly, and beating the shit out of him, he kept his attack at a high pace, like a rabid animal. He slowed down in the third round though, where Hallmann was able to get some revenge, slamming his knee into the face of Tibau several times, cutting his eye, and causing a decent amount of damage. In the end though, I thought Tibau was the clear cut winner, 29-28, and two of the judges agreed, giving Tibau the split-decision victory.
      FUCK YES! Going into this fight, nobody gave Arlovski a chance, but for some reason, I kept telling people he would destroy Silva in the first round. And what happened? Silva refused to throw much of anything in this fight, and Arlovski picked him apart, until he eventually knocked Bigfoot to the ground, where he threw a series of hammerfists that nearly killed Bigfoot. Arlovski MIGHT actually be back, and if he can get a few more wins like this, he might be able to get another title shot after all! I have to admit, I'm pretty pumped that Arlovski accomplished a HUGE win, against the hometown favorite. When Arlovski is on his game, he's one of the most entertaining heavyweights around, so yeah... Here's to keeping up this pace as long as possible!