100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Jason MacDonald - 94.1
2. Marcus Davis - 92.8
3. Tony DeSouza - 91.6
4. Nate Marquardt - 91.5
5. Thiago Alves - 90.4
6. Tito Ortiz - 89.9
7. Rory Singer - 89.8
8. Dustin Hazelett - 89.8
9. Ed Herman - 89.8
10. Josh Haynes - 89.5
UFC The Final Chapter: Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Elevation: 10'
-Fight of the Night-
Jason MacDonald vs. Ed Herman
Fighters & Matches 88.3
Top 10 Fighters 90.9
TOTAL 89.6
(Guillotine Choke)
     This was a pretty decent fight, with a really disappointing ending for Petz. For the most part, Davis showed better boxing skills, beat up Petz a little bit, Davis's face was cut open pretty badly (he cuts WAY too easily), and near the end of the round, Davis locked on a guillotine choke for the submission victory, just seconds away from the end of the first round.
      This was a pretty one-sided ass kicking, where Alves landed a million leg kicks, landed some hard punches, took Alessio to the ground and controlled him down there. Alessio tried to box with Alves a little bit, but he had absolutely no response for those leg kicks, so in the end, Alves walks away dominating all 3 rounds. Solid win by Thiago Alves.
      This fight was a massacre. Haynes had blue hair when the fight started, and by the time the fight was finished, his hair was black, because of the amount of blood that mixed in with his hair. He had a flap of skin hanging off his face, multiple holes in his head, blood pouring from his mouth and nose, and he STILL kept coming. The second round, Haynes got Singer on the ground, and smashed the fuck out of his face, which was awesome, because I don't like Singer, but to be honest, Singer clearly won the first & third rounds, so I had to give him the decision, and all 3 judges agreed. Good fight for Singer, and AWESOME display of heart by Haynes.
      This fight was a little slow paced, but that's because these guys are methodical Jiu-Jitsu experts. The fight started with DeSouza on top, Hazelett locked on a triangle choke, and tried to crank on it, but DeSouza was able to escape, eventually getting side control, and then he locked on the Kimura, forcing Hazelett to submit. Awesome return for DeSouza, after nearly 5 years away from the UFC, and decent debut by Hazelett, even though he lost.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      Nate Marquardt isn't the most exciting fighter in the world, but he's definitely really fuckin' good... I just went back and watched this undercard fight, to sort of scout Nate Marquardt for the Anderson Silva title fight at UFC 73... And from what I've seen so far, Anderson Silva should be able to take out Marquardt... But that's beside the point... In this fight, the first round basically consisted of Marquardt & Wallace standing with each other, and Marquardt got the slight advantage in that aspect of the fight, but then Marquardt was able to pick up Wallace, and slam him to the ground, and after that, Marquardt completely dominated the rest of the first round on the ground... During the second round, Marquardt took Wallace to the ground, pounded the shit out of his face for a minute, and then climbed on his back, locked on the rear-naked choke, and Crafton Wallace submits near the beginning of the second round... Good show by Marquardt, but like I said, I'm having a hard time believing that he'll be able to take out Anderson Silva for the belt...
      I understand that Matt Hamill is neat & everything, because of his disability (he can't hear)... But outside of that unique fact, and the stats that say he's a great wrestler, this dude really doesn't impress me compared to other MMA Light-Heavyweights out there... In fact, he bores the crap out of me when I watch him fight... Seth Petruzelli on the other hand, I have no idea who he is, and he pretty much bored the crap out of me as well... Seth has better striking skills (because Matt's striking skills suck)... And Matt has better wrestling... What this means is, Matt laid on him for 3 rounds... Somehow, both guys ended the fight with huge cuts on their eyes, but it wasn't nearly as exciting as the cuts would lead you to believe... Matt Hamill wins a boring fight, by unanimous decision... Rashad Evans would kill this kid...
(Triangle Choke)
      Holy Crap!!! This fight was fucking incredible... The fight started with Herman throwing some kicks, just to kind of test the waters a little bit, nothing did any damage really... Then Macdonald tried to take down Herman, but Herman unleashed a nice spinning reversal thing, taking Macdonald to the ground... Once they were on the ground, it was a back & forth battle of reversals, with Herman seeming to dominate with the wrestling, but Macdonald had the edge in the submission department... About halfway through the first round, Jason Macdonald locked on a TIGHT triangle choke, then locked on a Kimura (while the triangle was still locked on), then grabbed Herman's leg to prevent him from defending the triangle, and THEN he started throwing elbows at Herman's head, and from that point on, Jason Macdonald has been one of my favorite fighters... Ha! Basically, Ed Herman put up a hell of a fight, but Jason Macdonald absolutely crushed him there at the end, and Macdonald wins by a triangle choke hybrid submission of the likes that we've never seen, in the first round!!! Jason Macdonald deserves a title shot... Ha!!! (I'm excited, pardon the laughter...)
      Well, Kendall Grove pretty much dominated Chris Price... Kendall took him to the ground, then they wrestled around for a while, Kendall tried to lock on some sort of weird foot lock, but was unsuccessful... Then, after some more wrestling around, Kendall Grove got full mount, and started throwing elbows down at the head of Chris Price, until eventually the referee just stopped the fight due to strikes... Kendall Grove is a tough opponent for most people in the 185 division, since he's 6'6", which is really fookin' tall... I still don't like him, but he's going to be hard to beat at this weight class... I wouldn't mind seeing Jason Macdonald take out Kendall Grove at an upcoming UFC (since they both beat Ed Herman)...
      Um... Yeah... That was disappointing (since I wanted Ken Shamrock to win, even though I knew deep down inside, that he wasn't going to win...) But yeah, this fight basically consisted of Tito taking down Ken, Shamrock tried to lock on a leg lock on his way down, but Tito's wrestling was superior to Ken's, so he was able to defend the leg lock, get into Shamrock's guard, and then Tito started raining down punches until the referee had to stop the fight... Ken didn't even look like he was trying really... Anyways... Tito Ortiz wins by KO in the first round...