(4/18/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Paige VanZant - 94.6
2. Luke Rockhold - 93.6
3. Max Holloway - 93.2
4. Ovince St. Preux - 92.7
5. Gian Villante - 91.9
6. Beneil Dariush - 91.9
7. Felice Herrig - 91.8
8. Aljamain Sterling - 91.5
9. Patrick Cummins - 91.5
10. Diego Brandao - 91.1
UFC on Fox 15: Rockhold vs. Machida
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Elevation: 13'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Paige VanZant vs. Felice Herrig
92.5
Fighters & Matches 89.9
Top 10 Fighters 92.4
TOTAL 91.2
87.0
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     Well then... That was a close fight, and Gordon was PISSED that he lost, seemed almost shocked really, but to be honest, I gave him the first round, and I gave the last two rounds to Dempsey. All 3 rounds were pretty close, but I thought overall, Dempsey landed better strikes, did a better job handling the grappling on the ground, and overall, nullified Gordon's offense. So... Congrats to Dempsey for a decent sized split-decision victory.
88.7
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
5:00
      Wow, that sucks for Hettes. Pretty awesome fight overall, and I gave the first round to Brandao for sure, based on a nice takedown, some solid Jiu-Jitsu skills, a few submission attempts, and some decent elbows. Hettes is no slouch though, and he had a few nice transitions & submission attempts of his own. The problem is, Brandao landed a big elbow to the ear of Hettes, which popped his ear open, and it might not have been QUITE bad enough to stop it, but it still looked pretty bad, so the doctor decided to stop the fight between rounds. Nice win for Brandao, but seriously disappointing loss for Hettes, in a fight that was turning out to be pretty entertaining.
88.8
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
13:41
      That was a pretty slick submission victory for Tim Means. The first two rounds were kind of close, lots of dirty boxing, and an ugly grinding style of fighting. I still gave both of the first two rounds to Means though. The third round, Means took the fight to the ground, where he was able to lock on an arm-triangle choke for the submission victory. Nice solid performance by Tim Means.
89.9
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
12:11
      How is this fight on the undercard of a free Fox show? Mizugaki just lost his first fight in a long time, to a former Champion, and Sterling is one of the most impressive new guys I've seen in a while. With that being said, Sterling pretty much beat Mizugaki every step of the way in the first two rounds, showing better grappling skills, and also holding his own with the striking. The third round went to the ground again, where Sterling was able to lock on a BEAUTIFUL arm-triangle choke from the guard, forcing Mizugaki to submit. Awesome HUGE win for Aljamain Sterling.
89.7
TKO
(Punches)
14:18
      Oh wow... That was pretty impressive. Corey Anderson seems to be sort of spiraling out of control. His UFC debut, he DESTROYED Matt Van Buren in a little over one minute. His second fight, he went to a long winded decision against a guy that showed up on short notice. And now, here he is, getting the shit kicked out of him for two rounds, before Anderson finally started to score back some points in the third round, but those points were erased, when Villante blasted him in the face with a hard punch, and finished him off against the fence. Gian Villante looked pretty awesome in this fight, and I'm not sure what's going on with Anderson, but it didn't seem like his head was in this fight.
91.4
KO
(Punches)
4:54
      How in the WORLD was this fight on the undercard? Both of these guys are Top 10 Fighters in my opinion, and based on their recent records, I would think that they might even be getting close to title contention in the near future. Cummins looked pretty awesome for the first 4 minutes of this fight, taking St. Preux down repeatedly, even throwing him a few times, but St. Preux showed some AWESOME takedown defense, as he was able to spring right back up immediately after each takedown. Eventually, Cummins ran in throwing punches, and St. Preux countered with a big uppercut, knocking Cummins to the ground, where he finished him off with a series of hammerfists. St. Preux is the man! (And Cummins is pretty awesome too...)
90.1
Decision
15:00
      Wow. That was a really impressive grappling match, with Jim Miller showing exactly how high his level of Jiu-Jitsu is, throwing TONS of submission attempts at Dariush, and holding his own on the ground. The problem is, Dariush spent a good portion of this fight, either in full mount, or back mount, so Miller loses this one pretty easily, BUT! Holy shit, his grappling is still super impressive. Congrats to Beneil Dariush for another HUGE win. This guy is on a fucking tear!
92.5
Decision
15:00
      HOLY SHIT! This was one of the (many) fights on the card that I was looking forward to, but I had no idea that it would be THIS awesome. Herrig showed some SICK Jiu-Jitsu skills in the first round, as well as the second round, where she was constantly grabbing for legs, and arms, and necks, and all kinds of shit, and she also showed some strong work from the clinch. The problem is, VanZant is FUCKING SCRAPPY, and her heart is huge, and her skills are sharp, and she beat the living shit out of Herrig, showing INSANE grappling skills, and violent striking. This fight was fucking awesome, and I can't wait to see VanZant fight for the belt!
92.3
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
13:58
      HOLY FUCK! THIS CARD IS AWESOME! Cub Swanson is tough as nails, but Holloway is fucking outstanding! He continues the longest active winning streak in the featherweight division, even passing Conor McGregor with this win. I'm not counting the champ, Aldo, because he's only fought 4 times in the past 3 years, so his 7-Fight winning streak in the UFC doesn't impress me as much. Holloway beat the living shit out of Swanson for 13 minutes, before eventually finishing him off with one of the tighest full mount guillotine chokes I've ever seen. Holloway is 100% legit, and I hope that they start talking about him & the title in the same sentence, sometime really soon, because this dude deserves some respect. This fight was awesome, and congrats to Holloway for another HUGE win.
87.8
Submission
(Armbar)
2:33
      Why did this fight just happen? Souza is #1 in the world at 185 in my opinion, and Camozzi is #73 or some shit. Granted, Camozzi accepted this fight on short notice, because he wanted to get "revenge" against Souza, but give me a fucking break... Camozzi clearly didn't stand a chance in this fight, and it wasn't even an EXCITING fight, it was just Souza, slowly taking the fight to the ground, slowly going for an armbar, and slowly getting the submission victory. This fight was lame as shit. But congrats to Souza for still being #1 in the world. Where's his title shot!?! He beat Chris Camozzi TWICE!!!
91.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
7:31
      Well, shit man... I'm starting to seriously question how much Machida has left in his career. With that being said, Rockhold absolutely dominated him in this fight, winning the standing exchanges, as well as taking Machida to the ground in both rounds, and dominating him with ground & pound. About halfway through the second round, Rockhold locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight. HUGE win for Luke Rockhold, but another disappointing loss for Machida.
OVERALL 91.2
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