(4/4/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Chad Mendes - 93.8
2. Dustin Poirier - 93.0
3. Clay Guida - 92.5
4. Michael Chiesa - 92.4
5. Julianna Pena - 91.5
6. Jorge Masvidal - 91.3
7. Al Iaquinta - 90.8
8. Alexander Yakovlev - 90.5
9. Liz Carmouche - 90.2
10. Mitch Clarke - 90.2
UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Elevation: 312'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas
92.5
Fighters & Matches 89.4
Top 10 Fighters 91.6
TOTAL 90.5
87.2
Decision
15:00
     I probably could have done without watching this fight. Justin Jones is still too green to be fighting in the UFC, and Stallings looked pretty decent in the first round, as he picked apart Jones with his strikes, and almost finished him with damage to the body, but the rest of the fight ended up being a boring grind-fest, with Jones probably winning the second round, and Stallings winning the first & third rounds. So yeah, congrats to Stallings for his first UFC win, but this fight left a lot to be desired.
87.2
TKO
(Punches)
4:57
      Who? vs. who? Here we have a couple of massive heavyweights, battling it out, with Abdurahimov losing a point in the first round by grabbing the fence multiple times. He also ended up losing the fight in the first round, by getting taken to the ground, and punched in the face repeatedly, with Johnson finishing the fight with only a couple of seconds left in the first round.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      Oh Gray, why are you still fighting? He is building up one hell of a losing streak right now, and he clearly doesn't have the same level of intensity that he used to have. So with that being said, I feel like Yakovlev just handed him his ass, I gave Yakovlev all 3 rounds, and he even almost finished Maynard in the second round by knocking him to the ground with a punch, and beating the shit out of him. Not only did Yakovlev have better striking, but he also had better wrestling, which is Maynard's strongest attribute, so..... Congrats to Yakovlev, but Maynard should probably retire.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      YES! I'm not going to lie, I WANTED Liz Carmouche to win this fight, so I'm pretty stoked that she walked away with the unanimous decision, but to be COMPLETELY honest, I think I was going to give all 3 rounds to Murphy, until the end of the third round, I ended up just barely giving that round to Carmouche. But hey! I'm not going to complain, since more often than not, I'd like to see Carmouche win all of her fights, so... Murphy sort of got screwed? But... Congrats to Liz Carmouche on the much needed win!
90.8
KO
(Punches)
3:45
      YEAH! This was a pretty exciting fight, with both guys kind of flipping around, and going crazy with aggression, and eventually, Poirier punched Ferreira square in the face, and knocked him on the ground, where he continued to beat his ass, until the referee was eventually forced to jump in and stop the fight. Pretty awesome debut for Poirier at 155 pounds.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      Clay Guida is a beast. He pretty much dominated this entire fight, slamming Peralta in every round, picking him up over his head, running across the octagon Matt Hughes style, and beating the living shit out of Peralta for 15 minutes. Clay Guida is pretty awesome, but it sucks that he seems to have so much trouble finishing guys. BUT! At least it was an entertaining unanimous decision!
89.8
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
3:59
      Well, that was a pretty interesting fight. Pena came out swinging for the fences, and Dudieva threw her to the ground. Once they grappled around for a minute or so, Pena ended up getting the full mount, and then dominated Dudieva for the remainder of the fight, crushing her with punches & elbows for several minutes, before the referee was eventually forced to stop the fight. Awesome win for Julianna Pena.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a really good fight, but really, the only problem with this card so far, is that none of these fights seem to actually matter, since nobody that has fought so far, even ranks in the Top 20 of their weight divisions in my opinion. With that being said, Chiesa pretty much beat Clarke's ass, throwing him multiple times in the first two rounds, absolutely dominated him on the ground with his Jiu-Jitsu, and beat the shit out of him while standing. Clarke started to comeback a little bit in the third round, but ultimately, this was a very clear cut unanimous decision victory for Michael Chiesa.
90.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Wow... First important fight of the night, a couple of guys that are fighting around the ranks of the Top 10, and it ended up going to a pretty weird split-decision. Masvidal beat the living shit out of Iaquinta in the first round, cutting his eye open brutally, causing his face to bleed for the rest of the fight. The second round was closer, but still pretty clearly went to Masvidal in my opinion. The third round is the only round that could have gone either way, and I gave it to Iaquinta, for coming forward and trying to finish the fight, but ultimately, this should have been a clear cut 29-28 decision for Masvidal in my opinion, but somehow, two of the judges gave it to Iaquinta, so I'm not really sure what happened. Either way, congrats to Iaquinta for a pretty huge victory.
92.5
TKO
(Punches)
2:45
      Well, that was fun! This fight only lasted a couple of minutes, before Mendes landed a huge punch (to the body? maybe?) and Lamas fell to the ground, and from that point forward, there was about a solid minute of Mendes landing huge punches & knees to the head of Lamas, before the referee was eventually forced to stop the fight. Awesome win over a top guy, by Chad Mendes. It's nice to see him get a big win, after losing his last fight against the champ, Jose Aldo.
OVERALL 90.5
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