(1/3/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Donald Cerrone - 93.8
2. Jon Jones - 93.3
3. Paul Felder - 93.2
4. Marion Reneau - 93.0
5. Hector Lombard - 92.2
6. Cody Garbrandt - 92.1
7. Shawn Jordan - 91.9
8. Omari Akhmedov - 91.0
9. Daniel Cormier - 90.9
10. Josh Burkman - 90.7
UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury
93.7
Fighters & Matches 89.8
Top 10 Fighters 92.2
TOTAL 91.0
88.3
Decision
15:00
     Jesus... That fight was awful. I mean, it was a brutal ass beating, Marion Reneau is an excellent striker, but Dufresne came in overweight, and she looked like she was moving through water for the entire 15 minute fight. Reneau beat the fuck out of her with awesome punches, great kicks, knees, just... 100% one-sided. Dufresne (Sneaky Zebra), doesn't belong in the UFC at all. She needs a LOT MORE TRAINING to be able to hang with people like this. This fight was ridiculous. Reneau was awesome. Dufresne was awful.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight. Akhmedov throws FUCKING REALLY HARD PUNCHES. He spent the first two rounds throwing bombs at Nilsson. Akhmedov also proved to have some solid wrestling skills as well. He eventually started to get tired though, and Nilsson's slightly better "technical" striking, allowed him to reserve some energy for the third round, where he almost finished Akhmedov with a couple of nice choke attempts at the very end of the fight, but in the end, the fight went to a decision, and I think everyone agrees that the fight should be scored 29-28, in favor of Akhmedov.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      I feel like this fight should have been better than it was. Evan Dunham is a really good fighter, but he's been on a hell of a losing streak lately, so he really needed this win. Damm on the other hand, rarely blows my mind. Dunham pretty much picked him apart for the duration of this fight, showing pretty solid striking skills. Damm didn't really do much of anything interesting, until he turned into an angry Robbie Lawler at the end of the third round. Still, I gave all 3 rounds to Dunham, and I think the judges pretty much agreed with that analysis. Congrats to Dunham for finally getting a win, but it would have been nice to see him finish Damm if possible.
89.0
KO
(Punches)
2:57
      BOOM! Finally we get a finish on this card! That's one of the good things about heavyweights, when they connect, there is some serious power behind those punches. These guys mostly just looked like they were sparring for most of the fight, but a couple of minutes in, Jordan connected with a big right handed, Cannonier fell to the ground, and Jordan's left hand turned into a machinegun, he finished Cannonier at point blank range on the ground. Really impressive win by Jordan, especially since this was Cannonier's first loss.
89.8
TKO
(Punches)
14:50
      This was a pretty decent fight. I had never heard of Garbrandt, but he has a bunch of cool tattoos, so I was hoping he'd win. With that being said, Brimage did a pretty good job early in the first round, but was almost finished in the final seconds of that round. The second round was VERY close, but I gave it slightly to Garbrandt. None of the scoring really matters though, because with about 20 seconds left in the fight, Garbrandt went crazy, and beat the crap out of Brimage, eventually finishing him with some fast punch combinations. Cody Garbrandt definitely looks like a fighter to keep an eye on in the UFC.
90.9
KO
(Spinning Back Fist)
7:09
      OH SHIT! I didn't really notice Felder after his first fight in the UFC, against Jason Saggo. It just wasn't a very memorable fight. So here he is, in his second UFC fight, against Danny Castillo, to be honest, I forgot that I had ever seen Felder fight before, so I really thought they were just throwing Castillo a can to kill. BUT! Felder fucking SCHOOLED Castillo, for the entire fight, dodging & countering all of Castillo's punches, and he kicked the shit out of Castillo's legs, punched him in the face a lot, basically dominated him with his striking, and eventually finished him with one of the cleanest spinning backfists I've ever seen. Paul Felder is fucking awesome, and my opinion has changed 100% of him, after this fight, compared to his UFC debut.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was kind of weird. Hector Lombard is a beast, and I thought this would be a great fight against the new & improved Burkman, making his UFC re-debut. The problem is, Josh Burkman tried to treat this fight like he was a bored Anderson Silva or something, so he kept moving backwards, and dodging punches, and throwing EXCELLENT counter strikes, but he just... looked tired & bored. In the end, Hector Lombard just outworked Burkman. I THINK I heard Burkman mention he had a herniated disc or something (after the fight, off camera to Lombard). So... Maybe that explains why he didn't bring the fight to Lombard? Either way, he put up a decent fight, but I gave to give this one to Lombard, and all 3 judges agreed.
87.5
Decision
15:00
      This fight was boring as shit. Both fighters are lightning quick, but Gaudinot didn't really attack at all, the first round was a complete stalemate, and the last two rounds, Horiguchi picked apart Gaudinot from the outside, but never really tried to finish him at all. So, in the end, this fight was fast, but didn't have a lot of noteworthy action at all.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      Meh... I almost wish this fight would have been on the undercard, to give these guys more of a reason to feel like putting on a show was a necessary thing. Brad Tavares pretty much picked apart Nate Marquardt for the entire 3 round fight, winning all 3 rounds by scoring more strikes. Marquardt was just kind of boring, and didn't really do anything to impress me. Congrats to Tavares for sort of a big win, but I'm really not a fan of Marquardt at this point. And this card kind of sucks so far. I REALLY hope the main event lives up to the hype.
93.7
Decision
15:00
      Holy shit, I feel like I'm one of the few people that actually gave Jury the credit he deserved, ranking him right up there with Cerrone in this fight. BUT HOLY FUCK! Donald Cerrone went off on him, and completely destroyed him for 15 minutes, destroying his legs, schooling him on the ground in the first round, and just beating the living shit out of him. Donald Cerrone is one of my favorite fighters, hands down, and I definitely feel like he deserves a title shot at this point.
93.6
Decision
25:00
      WOW. That was fucking intense. All the hype leading up to the fight, and the fight itself, the entire thing was FUCKING INTENSE! That was awesome. I'm not even going to try to recap this 25 minute brawl. I'll just say that I gave the fight to Jon Jones, 49-46, so I agreed with all 3 judges. Jones slammed Cormier a few times, he hit him with some serious punches & elbows, and kicks. Cormier hit Jon with some powerful strikes. He tried to take him down a couple of times, but mostly failed. Cormier ALMOST KIND OF slammed Jones at one point, but Jones somehow "sprawled out of a slam", which was ridiculous. So yeah, awesome fight by both guys, and congrats to Jon Jones for retaining the title in one of the most tense fights I've ever seen.
OVERALL 91.0
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