(5/16/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Jon delos Reyes - 95.6
2. Neil Magny - 92.9
3. Roldan Sangcha-an - 92.8
4. Jingliang Li - 91.6
5. Guangyou Ning - 90.9
6. Kajan Johnson - 90.9
7. Jon Tuck - 90.8
8. Gegard Mousasi - 90.8
9. Mark Munoz - 90.4
10. Yui Chul Nam - 90.3
UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber
Location: Manila, Philippines
Elevation: 52'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Jon delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-an
93.3
Fighters & Matches 88.4
Top 10 Fighters 91.7
TOTAL 90.1
85.7
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     This was a pretty lame fight. Ticman did a good job avoiding the fight, and landing counter punches, but for the most part, it just felt like he was running away from Yao. I gave the first round to Ticman, and the second round to Yao, trying to get myself hyped to watch the third round with a clean slate. I would have to give the final round to Ticman as well, for his counter striking, his ability to defend against a couple of takedown attempts, and he ended the fight on top, in Yao's guard. So technically, I scored this fight for Ticman, but I'm glad Yao won, because he at least TRIED to attack Ticman for the majority of the fight.
93.3
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
8:13
      For a couple of guys that have never won in the UFC, this fight was fucking OUTSTANDING! This was one of the best grappling matches I've seen in a long time. Both guys were going for wild submissions in the first round, Reyes looked fucking AWESOME on the ground, transitioning from a rear-naked choke, to an armbar, to all kinds of wild shit, before eventually getting caught in a weird reverse full nelson or something. Both guys looked great in the first round, and there was some wild striking on display by Sangcha-an as well. The second round was a WILD boxing match, with both guys swinging for the fences, and Reyes even got knocked down with a hard punch by Sangcha-an at one point. This fight was fucking INSANE. Reyes threw some hard punches, knocked Sangcha'an's mouth piece across the octagon, and then he jumped on him, and smashed his face in with hard punches on the ground. BRUTAL action in the second round, and when the fight was stopped to put Sangcha-an's mouth piece back in, they doctor checked the face of Reyes, because he had an insane amount of blood masking his face. I thought it was cool that when they started the fight again, the referee started them back where they were, on the ground, with Reyes in the guard of Sangcha-an. That's some old school Pride shit right there. Reyes was able to quickly escape the guard, climbing around to the back of Sangcha-an, where he was able to lock on a VIOLENT looking rear-naked choke. Sangcha-an did a great job trying to defend against it, but eventually, Reyes was able to finish the fight via submission. FUCKING AWESOME FIGHT! OH MY GOD, THIS FIGHT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!!
88.6
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
9:59
      This was a decent fight, albeit one-sided. Ning beat up Wee in the first round, he was way more aggressive, and clearly took that round. The second round, Wee kicked Ning in the nuts, so the fight got a brief timeout. When the fight started back up, it was slow paced, until the 10 second clicks at the end of the round, which triggered something inside Ning, that made him brutally attack Wee, punching him against the cage, knocking him to the ground, and then he battered him with brutal elbows, until the fight was stopped by the referee, and Wee was left laying on the ground with some doctors for a while. Nice win for Ning.
87.6
KO
(Punches)
1:25
      YEAH! Lima apparently came in with a gameplan to get Li tired, and finish him later in the fight. That's proved to be a bad gameplan though, since the fight didn't even make it past 2 minutes, as Jingliang Li unloaded a barrage of punches early, punching the shit out of Lima's face, as Lima turtled up, and Lima actually fell unconscious during those punches. So awesome quick finish for Jingliang Li.
86.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a nice little win for Kajan. He pretty much dominated the entire fight, taking Zhang to the ground repeatedly in every round, and he went for a lot of leg lock submission attempts. He also seemed to have slightly better striking in this fight. So congrats to Kajan for securing his first victory in the UFC, even though it''s just a unanimous decision. I'd be lying if I said I was excited about this fight though, considering neither of these guys is even ranked in the Top 100 at 155.
87.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:56
      Here we are with another undercard fights, between a couple of guys fighting for a spot in the Top 80 at 155. Seriously? It's hard to get excited about fights like this, another example of the UFC being oversaturated with fights. WIth that being said, luckily, this fight barely lasted 4 minutes. Both guys just landed sparring style punches & kicks for the first 3 minutes or so. Tuck secured a takedown early in the fight, but didn't do anything with it. He rocked Bang at the end of the fight, with some solid punches, and he followed those up by getting on Bang's back, and finishing him with a rear-naked choke. Nice little win for Jon Tuck.
86.2
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty one-sided UFC debut for Makashvili, as he came in and took Eddiva to the ground repeatedly, in every round, and basically beat him up. I didn't really see any point in this fight, where Eddiva really scored any signfiicant points, but somehow, one of the judges scored the fight in his favor? SAY WHAT!?! I don't really care though. Fortunately for Makashvili, two of the judges aren't blind, and gave him the fight via split-decision.
87.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      So after going 0-3 in the UFC, over 5 years ago, Phillipe Nover (Lil' Fedor according to Dana White) is back, and in my opinion, he got his ass kicked yet again. Nover looked good in the first round, taking Nam to the ground, and beating him up for most of the round. The second round was closer, but I gave it to Nam. The third round was CLEARLY 100% Nam, as he took the fight to the ground, and beat the living shit out of Nover, and even held him in a choke for several minutes. So in my opinion, Nam clearly won this fight, but for some reason, the judges gave it to Nover, so congrats to him for finally getting a victory in the UFC. I still don't really look forward to seeing him fight again though.
91.0
TKO
(Punches)
6:24
      I've been giving Neil Magny a LOT of credit lately, for his (now) 7-Fight winning streak, and some people might think he's over-rated, but... I mean... He keeps destroying people, and nobody can stop him. If anybody wants to actually test Magny, then how about we start putting him in there against some higher ranked guys? I want to see what he can actually do with top level guys. With that being said, Lim looked really strong in the first half of the first round, even rocking Magny with punches, but Magny got on his back, and ended up stealing the round by beating up Lim from the full mount. The second round had Magny overwhelming Lim, again ending up in the full mount, where he finished the fight with a series of punches. Neil Magny is the man!
87.4
Decision
15:00
      It wasn't THAT long ago, that I thought Munoz was a serious contender for the title. Now here we are, with his career clearly winding down, with another relatively boring fight. He came into this fight on a 3-Fight losing streak, against a guy who is on a 2-Fight losing streak, and they're 2 slots down from the main event, so that sort of illustrates the quality of this card overall. It's cool that Munoz got to fight in the Philippines though, so that's really the highlight of this fight. But yeah, he won. He took Barnatt down repeatedly, and beat him up on the ground, but the fight never came anywhere close to being stopped.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      This was obviously one of the more important fights on the card, and it was extremely one-sided, and somewhat boring. Mousasi took Philippou to the ground in every round, spent the majority of the fight inside the guard of Philippou, and he punched him in the face, for the duration of the fight. Pretty good display of domination by Mousasi, but I would have liked to see him try to finish it, instead of just hanging out comfortably in the guard of Philippou.
90.1
Decision
25:00
      If fighters were swords, Faber's blade would be dull at this point. He used to chop people in half, and run through the competition with ease, and now he seems to be somewhat incapable of finishing the big fights. Edgar on the other hand, is still an extremely tough guy to beat, but as usual, with an average fight time of 22 minutes per fight, in every fight over the past 5 years, it's hard to get excited about his fights anymore, because the chances of the fight being a finish, are very very slim. With that being said, this fight was a typical Edgar fight, where he picked apart Faber with punches in every round, took him down several times, and controlled the pace of the fight, but never ACTUALLY seemed to be dangerous at all. Faber on the other hand, didn't really have much to show for himself, other than an ability to survive Edgar's sparring onslaught for 25 minutes. Congrats to Edgar for the unanimous decision victory.
OVERALL 90.1
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