(6/24/2006)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Michael Bisping - 96.4
2. Kendall Grove - 95.3
3. Ed Herman - 95.1
4. Mike Nickels - 92.6
5. Keith Jardine - 92.1
6. Kalib Starnes - 92.0
7. Kenny Florian - 92.0
8. Josh Haynes - 91.3
9. Luigi Fioravanti - 91.2
10. Matt Hamill - 91.1
UFC The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Kendall Grove vs. Ed Herman
96.2
Fighters & Matches 91.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.9
TOTAL 92.0
88.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:10
     Wes Combs came out throwing bombs, but he wasn't able to control Nickels very well, which left Combs getting beat up against the cage with big knees, and eventually Nickels took him to the ground, took his back, and beat the hell out of his head with punches, and then locked on the rear-naked choke to finish the fight via submission. Nice win by Nickels.
89.6
TKO
(Punches)
4:47
      Welp... This one was predictable... Ha... Jesse Forbes was crushed by Matt Hamill... It was a "meh, pretty good" fight... Nice wrestling by Hamill, nice ground & pound by Hamill, some nice uppercuts while standing by Hamill... Decent fight... Forbes didn't stand a chance, and I don't think anybody thought he'd win anyways...
88.9
KO
(Punch)
4:15
      This was a decent brawl, where Solomon Hutcherson seemed to have the upperhand for most of the fight, beating up Fioravanti with punches. Fioravanti got on his back, and showed some decent grappling skills, got slammed, got back on Solomon's back again, they kept fight, etc... And after a few minutes, Hutcherson was moving in, Fioravanti threw a nice counter punch, and knocked Hutcherson temporarily unconscious. Good win by Fioravanti.
89.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:56
      This was a pretty one-sided bully fight, where Starnes beat up Abbadi on the feet, he took Abbad to the ground, he beat him up on the ground, he got the mount, he beat him up some more, and then eventually finished him with a rear-naked choke. Abbadi clearly doesn't belong in the UFC, but Starnes looked pretty solid.
88.3
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
0:44
      I really don't like Rory Singer. With that being said, Pointon came out throwing wild punches, clearly not having any respect for Singer's striking, and he was able to knock him to the ground with a punch, then he got on top of Singer, got stuck in the guard, and Singer locked on a triangle choke pretty quickly. Nice win by Singer, but I would have much rather seen him get knocked the fuck out.
92.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty awesome fight... The first round kind of sucked, and consisted mostly of Gouveia unleashing tons of leg kicks on Keith Jardine, and he definitely won that round... Then the second round basically consisted of Jardine dominating Gouveia... The third round they both started to sort of slow down, but Jardine was pressing the action, and gave it his all, and even though Jardine ended the fight bloody as all hell, I still felt that Jardine deserved to win the fight by decision... All 3 judges agreed, and Keith Jardine wins by unanimous decision...
96.2
Decision
15:00
      This was probably one of the best fights that I've EVER seen... It started out with Herman trying to muscle Kendall to the ground, but he had some trouble with it... Eventually, they both went to the ground, and then it was 3 rounds of GREAT submission attempts, escapes, ground & poundage, swinging, chinging, zinging, winging, whatever else happens in MMA fights... It was ALL shown here... Both guys gave it their all, and it was an absolutely amazing fight... I thought that Ed Herman should have won by split-decision, but Kendall Grove ended up winning by unanimous decision... Kind of sucks, BUT! It was a close fight... Fucking brilliant... So Kendall won the UFC contract and a bunch of other stuff... BUT! Ed Herman also got a UFC contract... Similar to the Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar fight from the original ultimate fighter finale... Great fight, and everyone should check this one out...
95.3
TKO
(Punches)
9:14
      Yeah man! This fight was even better than the one before it (Herman vs. Grove)... This fight was fucking BRUTAL!!! (Insert Muncie Metal claw here)... ha ha ha... Erm... Yeah... Anyways... Michael Bisping pretty much killed Haynes during the first & second round, and eventually knocked him out about halfway through the second round... Josh Haynes though, has HEART... That dude never gives up, Bisping locked on about 100,000 submissions, and Haynes just fought his way out of all of them... INSANE... Bisping even locked on some submission holds I would never have even dreamed of... FUCKING AWESOME FIGHT... Michael Bisping could be my new favorite fighter... I can't wait to see him fight some already established guys... Maybe Bisping vs. Bonnar? Or a tag team match! Bisping & Tito vs. Chuck Liddell & Forrest Griffin... Oh what fun... Anyways... Yeah, I'm glad I got to see this fight... Fucking amazing...
90.2
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:46
      That's always fun to watch... This fight was completely one sided... The grappler vs. the striker... Florian took Stout to the ground at the start of the fight, rolled him around for a little bit, pretty much making Stout look worthless, then after beating on Stout for a while, Florian locked on the rear-naked choke for the quick win... Great fight for Florian... Stout looked like shit...
OVERALL 92.0
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