(8/26/2006)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Chuck Liddell - 95.6
2. Nick Diaz - 92.0
3. Cheick Kongo - 91.9
4. Yushin Okami - 91.2
5. David Heath - 91.0
6. Forrest Griffin - 90.1
7. Wilson Gouveia - 90.0
8. Alan Belcher - 89.6
9. Hermes Franca - 89.2
10. Stephan Bonnar - 88.7
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation: 2,001'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Chuck Liddell vs. Renato Sobral
92.5
Fighters & Matches 88.9
Top 10 Fighters 90.9
TOTAL 89.9
88.4
Decision
15:00
     This fight was pretty decent, between a couple of UFC newcomers. Yushin Okami pretty much dominated the fight, taking Belcher to the ground repeatedly and beating on him. He never really came close to finishing the fight, but he did a hell of a job controlling Belcher for the entire 15 minutes. The best highlight from the fight though, was when Okami was on Belcher's back, while Belcher was standing, and Belcher flipped forward, just diving up into the air, and then down headfirst, and Okami held on, so they both slammed to the ground, and then Belcher laughed after realizing how he almost killed Okami. Pretty good fight overall, but yeah, clearly the decision goes to Okami.
88.1
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:32
      This was a nice win for David Heath. Walmsley landed a HUGE punch at the start of the fight, but after that, this fight was all about Heath taking him to the ground, getting trapped in Walmsley's guard, he beat him up for a few, ended up getting on his back as Walmsley tried to roll away, and he locked on a rear-naked choke for the submission victory. David Heath looked pretty good in this fight.
87.5
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:23
      This fight consisted of a bunch of leg kicks, with fairly even standup for the most part... But Gouveia eventually ended up on the ground with Combs, and at that point it was easy to see that Combs has a GIANT bruise on his thigh from Gouveia's kicks... So that was awesome... The fight ended quickly after that, with Gouveia locking on the rear-naked choke for the submission victory in the first round...
85.1
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
2:26
      This fight started out with a bit of dancing around the ring, then after some strikes, MacDonald tried to take down Schafer, but got caught in the guillotine, and to my surprise, MacDonald stood up in the center of the Octagon, and held Schafer in the air for a few seconds while locked in the guillotine, and Schafer eventually just let go... Then MacDonald finally took Schafer to the ground, but Schafer got on top immediately, then got on MacDonald's back to try to lock on the rear naked choke, MacDonald rolled onto his back, and Schafer transitioned into a side choke, locking it on for the submission/KO victory... (MacDonald didn't tap, but he was literally choked out)... Solid fight for Schafer, but I don't see him being able to keep up with the more experienced guys... His Jiu Jitsu is good, but what else does he have to show?
86.7
Submission
(Armbar)
13:31
      This was a pretty decent fight... Hermes Franca won the first round kind of... Jamie Varner won the second round, by securing a bunch of "meh, ok" takedowns... Then the third round was pretty awesome... Hermes Franca chased Varner around the octagon during the entire third round, and was landing a bunch of knees to Varner's face, and then eventually locked on an unorthadox looking armbar, almost snapping Varner's arm in half, forcing him to submit near the end of the third round... Good fight, but not great, due to a lot of inactivity...
90.9
KO
(Knee)
2:51
      Christian Wellisch is a good submission guy, which is somewhat rare in the heavyweight division... Cheick Kongo is a bad ass Muay Thai fighter... So whenever they were on their feet, Cheick had the upperhand, and when on the ground, it SEEMED as if Wellisch had the upperhand, until we all realized that Cheick Kongo has some great submission defense skills... With that being said, Wellisch tried to get Kongo to tap, Kongo said fuck all that shit, and then knocked out Wellisch with a brutal knee to the face... Cheick Kongo in my opinion, is going to be the next UFC Heavyweight Champion... Wellisch is good, Kongo is FUCKING AWESOME...
91.7
Submission
(Kimura)
11:42
      This was a GREAT fight, and also very surprising... To be honest, I thought Josh Neer would win, even though Nick Diaz is a great fighter, I just thought Neer might be a little better, but Diaz completely dominated this fight... Nick Diaz has improved TREMENDOUSLY over his past few fights... He picked apart Josh Neer with some great punch combinations, and he never let up at all... The first two rounds consisted of brawling, where Neer was throwing power shots, but missing everything, and Diaz was landing 100 punches for every one that Neer landed... The fight ended in the third round, when Nick Diaz locked on the kimura for the submission victory... Nick can strike, and he's a Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt... It's hard to beat a guy like that... I respect Diaz more & more every time I see him fight, so I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next...
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Soooo... Back in the day, these 2 guys had one of the best fights of all time... They both brawled for 3 rounds, nearly killed each other, and both won contracts to the UFC, after the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show... So this was the rematch, and to be honest, there was no way that this was going to live up to the expectations after that last fight... So with that being said, this fight was pretty good, both fighters put forth a solid effort, but neither really dominated... I scored the fight 29-28 for Forrest Griffin, but he ended up winning by unanimous decision, and won all 3 rounds... So... Forrest Griffin wins a tough fight against Stephan Bonnar, but neither fighter really put forth 100%... I felt they were both running at about 89%... Still a good fight though...
92.5
TKO
(Punches)
1:35
      This fight was fuckin' awesome (but I'm a Chuck Liddell fan, so maybe Babalu fans won't agree)... The point is, Babalu came out swinging wildly for no apparent reason, I got worried for about 5 seconds, and then Chuck killed him... ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED HIM... Once Chuck starts throwing, you can stand, lay down, sit down, hide behind a wall of bricks, it won't matter, he WILL knock your ass out... I like Babalu and everything, but he didn't stand a chance against Chuck in this fight... Chuck Liddell wins by KO within the first 2 minutes of the first round...
OVERALL 89.9
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