(2/28/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Ronda Rousey - 97.2
2. Alan Jouban - 92.6
3. Roan Carneiro - 92.5
4. Tim Means - 92.3
5. Derrick Lewis - 91.9
6. Tony Ferguson - 91.9
7. Jake Ellenberger - 91.5
8. Norifumi Yamamoto - 90.7
9. Valmir Lazaro - 90.4
10. James Krause - 90.4
UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Location: Los Angeles, California
Elevation: 233'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano
96.6
Fighters & Matches 89.7
Top 10 Fighters 92.1
TOTAL 90.9
87.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     This was a pretty close fight. Torres DESTROYED Fullen in the first round, almost finishing him multiple times with strikes, rocking him a few times, knocking him down, making him walk wobbly, etc... The second round went to Fullen, as he got his revenge for the ass beating he took in the first round. The third round I guess would probably go to Fullen, but Torres looked pretty solid with his takedowns near the end of the round as well, as Fullen kept grabbing the cage to try to defend himself. So yeah, the split-decision goes to Fullen, which I'm fine with, but I also don't really care that much, because this fight was very deeply buried in the undercard with two UFC newcomers.
87.2
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a decent fight, but again, we're two fights deep into this card, and we already have two split-decisions. I would like to see someone try to finish a fight tonight. I thought the first round was close, but I gave it to Lazaro, and I gave him the second round as well. I thought Krause definitely won the third round, so I guess I agree with the decision going to Lazaro, even though I wanted Krause to win. I'm ready to move on to the main card though.
88.4
TKO
(Punches)
8:18
      Why is Ruan Potts still fighting in the UFC? This is ridiculous. This was his third fight in the UFC, and third loss via ass beating. Derrick Lewis looked pretty good, showing some solid striking skills, hard ground & pound, decent ground control, etc... He even escaped a tight kneebar. But... I mean... He beat Ruan Potts... If Ruan Potts isn't a tomato, I don't know who is. I do like Derrick Lewis though, so I look forward to seeing who he fights next.
89.9
TKO
(Punches)
2:17
      Wow, that was an ass beating! Tim Means looked awesome, he was throwing hard punches, sharp elbows, brutal knees, he pretty much just dismantled Lima, knocking him to the ground, crushing him with hard shots, and just brutalizing him for the entire two minutes of this fight. Tim Means looked like a beast tonight, and congrats on the first round TKO victory.
88.2
NC
(Accidental Eye Poke)
7:37
      Oh man, that's a shame. That was a pretty great fight for the most part, Kid Yamamoto looked like he was in pretty great shape, he was jumping in & out, launching hard punches, showing great movement, he was taken down once in the second round, but stood right back up. Both guys poked each other in the eyes at different times during the fight though, and the last one, caused Salazar to say that he couldn't see out of his left eye, so they were forced to stop the fight, and declare it a no contest. Since our system here requires a winner though, I thought Yamamoto was winning the majority of this fight, and therefore, I'm going to give him the victory points for this one.
89.6
Technical Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:40
      Yeah! I feel kind of bad for Mark Munoz, because this makes 3 losses in a row for him, but I'm glad to see Roan Carneiro return to the UFC. He made quick work of Munoz, taking him to the ground early in the fight, he controlled him from side position, he got on his back, locked on a rear-naked choke, and put Munoz to sleep. And then quite a while later, the referee finally stopped the fight. You would think once a guy falls asleep, you would stop the fight, eh? But yeah, either way, awesome return for Roan Carneiro.
90.2
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:37
      This was a pretty good fight, securing a spot in the Top 10 for Tony Ferguson. He showed some solid striking skills on the feet, he rocked Tibau early in the fight, got him to the ground, got on his back, locked on the rear-naked choke, and Gleison Tibau was forced to submit. Huge win for Tony Ferguson. This win also put him on a 5-Fight winning streak, which is one of the best current streaks in the division.
90.0
KO
(Elbow & Punches)
2:19
      Wow, Alan Jouban is a badass striker. The first minute or two were kind of coasting along, but once Jouban landed a huge elbow, and knocked Walsh loopy, he attacked him with strikes, forcing the referee to stop the fight, as Walsh stumbled around, out on his feet. Awesome win for Alan Jouban. I don't really know where he goes next, maybe a fight with another hard striker, someone like Omari Akhmedov?
89.9
Submission
(North-South Choke)
9:20
      Well, this was an interesting fight to put this late on this card, considering Koscheck hasn't fought in the past couple of years, and this loss puts him on a 4-Fight losing streak, which means he's PROBABLY finished in the UFC at this point. Ellenberger though, was also on a 3-Fight losing streak coming into this fight, so this was a pretty huge VERY NECESSARY win for Ellenberger. The first round was kind of "Meh, whatever..." The end of the second round though, had Ellenberger locking on a TIGHT guillotine/front-naked choke, or some bullshit, which looked like it was about to snap Koscheck's neck off, as Koscheck was shooting for a takedown. Once they hit the ground, Ellenberger applied the pressure of that North-South choke, and almost put Koscheck to sleep. I've never seen so much slobber come out of a fighter's mouth in a fight, Koscheck was literally foaming at the mouth as he tapped out. Congrats to Ellenberger for securing his first victory via submission in the UFC.
88.9
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was kind of a slow paced "jabby jab" fight, where they were moving around a lot, but neither fighter did much damage in the first two rounds. I gave the first round to Holm, I thought the second round was more or less a tie, and the third round definitely went to Pennington, for knocking Holm on her ass. I also thought Pennington did a better job with her counter-striking, every time Holm would throw a punch, Pennington would counter with 2 or 3. So in the end, I think I would have given the fight to Pennington, 29-28, but I can't really complain about the fight going to Holm via split-decision. What I CAN complain about is, one judge gave her the fight, 30-27? Are you fucking insane? Get the fuck out of here... That's ridiculous. So yeah, that sucks, I wanted Pennington to win, but you can't win them all I guess. I will say that I wasn't really impressed by the performance of Holm, and I don't think the crowd was either, because the crowd erupted in an ocean of "BOOOOOO" while Holm was giving her post-fight speech.
96.6
Submission
(Straight Armbar)
0:14
      HOLY FUCK. That was fucking outstanding. I feel horrible for Zingano though, after such a long wait, she finally got her title shot, she ran out Rousey like a bull, she threw a flying knee (I think?), but missed, and Rousey flipped her, dropped her on her head, there was a scramble, Rousey got on Cat's back, locked on an armbar from the back, it was a unique "headlock" style armbar (where she sort of got the arm in a "headlock" type of hold), and she just cranked back, and Zingano was forced to submit, in 14 seconds, the fastest victory in UFC Championship history, and also a tie for the fastest submission victory in the UFC. Ronda Rousey is fucking insane, and she MIGHT BE the best fighter, pound for pound, in the entire world.
OVERALL 90.9
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