100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Carlos Condit - 94.1
2. Charles Oliveira - 93.8
3. Mirsad Bektic - 93.4
4. Rony Mariano Bezerra - 92.2
5. Darren Till - 91.9
6. Nik Lentz - 91.8
7. Tom Breese - 91.3
8. Francisco Trinaldo - 91.3
9. Thiago Alves - 91.2
10. Alex Oliveira - 91.1
UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves
Location: Goias, Brazil
Elevation: 2,493'
-Fight of the Night-
Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz
Fighters & Matches 89.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.2
TOTAL 90.6
     This fight was kind of slow paced, with a lot of clinching, and a lot of nothing going on. Eventually, at the end of the first round, Breese punched Dutra in the face, knocking him to the ground, where he finished him off by pounding on his face with more punches. Nice debut for Breese I guess, but I haven't really been very impressed so far with Dutra, so I'm not sure if this really says much for Breese, but the fact that he trains with Denis Kang, that sort of makes me interested to see where he goes from here.
      I wasn't really very impressed by this fight at all. I kind of wanted Almeida to win, but she didn't really have anything to show for herself, other than a decent takedown at the start of the fight, and some halfway decent striking in the third round. For the most part, this fight was all about Carneiro being on top on the ground (even in the first round, after being taken down by Almeida), where Carneiro spent most of the fight punching Almeida with short strikes on the ground. I scored this fight 30-27 for Carneiro, and all 3 judges agreed with me, and one judge even gave the fight to Carneiro, 30-25. So yeah, pretty one-sided fight, and not a very good debut for Ericka Almeida.
      Wow, that was an ass beating delivered by Bektic, I'm really impressed by him. The first round had him striking with Martins for a few seconds, landing some great punches, and then he picked him up, and slammed him, and spent the rest of the round, beating the shit out of Martins on the ground. 10-8 round for Bektic in my opinion. Bektic came out swinging in the second round, knocked Martins to the ground early, and then just absolutely slaughtered him with punches on the ground, until the referee was forced to stop the fight. Amazing domination by Mirsad Bektic. I really like this guy, and look forward to seeing where he goes from here. He absolutely destroyed Martins in this fight.
      This was a pretty competitive fight between a couple of new guys in the UFC. Dalby started the first round with some hard leg kicks, and secured a couple of takedowns, clearly winning that round. The second round was a lot closer, and I thought I was going to give it to Dos Santos, but by the end of the round, Dalby had him back down on the ground, so I ended up scoring that round a draw. The third round was also kind of close, but I gave it to Dos Santos. So technically, I probably would have scored this fight a draw, but I thought Dalby won the fight "overall" based mostly on his performance in the first round. So yeah, congrats to Dalby for pulling off the close split-decision.
      In my opinion, these guys were technically fighting for a spot in the Top 5 at 125, so it was kind of an important fight, but as is a recurring problem at 125, this fight was kind of boring. I thought Silva won at least the first two rounds, and maybe even the third round, by showing slightly better striking & wrestling. Reis didn't ever really even seem like he WANTED to win this fight. When he really NEEDED to finish the fight in the third round, all he did was clinch, and stall. So yeah, pretty boring fight, but congrats to Silva for his third win in a row.
(Triangle Choke)
      That was a REALLY nice submission finish. Jackson looked decent in this fight, taking the fight to the ground a couple of times, and he even hit a nice knee to the head of Rony Jason, but Jason had his hand down on the ground, so the referee stopped the fight and gave Jackson a warning for throwing a knee to a "downed opponent", which I FUCKING HATE THAT RULE. It's so fucking stupid. Once the fight started back up though, Jackson took him down again, and got caught in a tight triangle/armbar, where they rolled around for a few seconds, as Jason continued to tighten the hold, eventually ditching the arm for the straight triangle, and he finished the fight via submission. Nice win for Rony "Jason" Bezerra.
      This fight started in a ballroom clinch position, up against the cage, where Wendell was holding Till's hand, and they kind of danced around, against the cage, while trading knees to the body. Once they broke apart, they did some basic "water testing" sparring with a few punch combinations, with hardly anything landing. Not a lot happened in the first round, but I'd probably give it to Wendell, for dominating the dance against the cage. I have to be honest, I'm not really clear as to why this fight was on the main card. BUT! The second round was a little more exciting, with Wendell throwing punches with more steam behind them, Till secured a takedown, they stood back up, Till started to show some decent striking of his own, and defended a takedown from Wendell, by throwing him to the ground, where Till ended up on top in Wendell's guard. Till then started launching BRUTAL elbows to the head of Wendell from his guard, knocking him unconscious with his violent ground & pound. I think I like this Till guy! Got rid of those octogan jitters in round one, and then destroyed Wendell in under 2 minutes of the second round. Nice debut for Till, and another disappointing loss for Wendell, who can't seem to get a win in the UFC so far.
      This was a pretty good, competitive fight. Trinaldo's striking looked really good in the first round, as he was picking apart Parke on the feet. Parke was able to secure a couple of takedowns though, sucking out some of the energy from Trinaldo, and probably securing the first round for Parke. The second round was more of the same, with Trinaldo showing some really great boxing skills, and this time, he did a better job defending against the takedowns, and forcing Parke up against the cage where he couldn't really do much of anything. The second round goes to Trinaldo. The third round was more of the same, with Trinaldo showing great striking on the feet, but Parke was able to take him down, he got on his back, and he spent most of the round looking for the rear-naked choke. So I guess I would have to give the third round to Parke. During the final minute of the fight, it looked like Trinaldo might make a comeback, getting back to his feet, and maybe looking for a choke of his own, but Parke took him down again to secure a 29-28 decision and most scorecards. Luckily for my wallet, Parke got robbed, and Trinaldo somehow walked away with the split-decision victory. YEAH!!! It really was a close fight, and I'm assuming maybe the two judges gave the first round to Trinaldo? I don't know. Either way, I'm very happy with this decision, and it was a pretty good fight overall.
      The first round of this fight mostly took place against the cage, in the clinch, while Barroso was looking for a takedown, and Jimmo was defending it, leaving the round looking pretty boring, without a clear lead by either fighter. The second round looked like more of the same, with Barroso pressuring Jimmo against the cage, but still not able to secure a takedown. Eventually, the referee broke them apart, and Barroso kicked Jimmo in the Jimmy, causing Jimmo to go down hard. They called in the doctor, and Jimmo puked into a bucket. At this point, I think most people are probably cheering for Jimmo from this point forward. There still wasn't any clear lead for either fighter after the second round, since it ended up mostly just being another round, where Barroso pressured Jimmo against the cage, and held him there. So I guess I have the fight scored for Barroso in the first two rounds so far, but neither fighter is REALLY doing anything so far (except for that groin shot delivered to Jimmo). The third round was more of the same, with Barroso cornering Jimmo, and pushing him against the cage, with nothing happening. This was a boring ass fight, and I really don't like watching Barroso fight. I WANTED Jimmo to win this fight, but I GUESS I would have to score it, 30-27 for Barroso. All 3 judges agreed, giving Barroso the unanimous decision victory.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      YES! Money money mooooney! Oliveira was the clear underdog on this fight, but my wallet wanted him to win this one. Noons showed some decent striking, but Oliveira was able to slam him multiple times, eventually getting on his back, where he slammed him again, locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight via submission in the first round. This was a great first win in the UFC, for Alex Oliveira, accepting this fight on short notice, against a veteran in K.J. Noons.
(Guillotine Choke)
      OH SHIT. This was the best fight of the night. This fight was fucking outstanding! Oliveira is fucking awesome, showing some nice elbows from the clinch, as well as OBVIOUSLY he has some amazing submission skills, always dangerous from all positions on the ground. Oliveira clearly won the first round, pretty much destroying Lentz. The second round was all about Lentz getting revenge, as he slammed Oliveira down on his head, and fucking destroyed him, beating the living shit out of him up against the cage on the ground. So going into the third round, it's all tied up. Lentz looked like he might be headed towards a victory in the third round as well, until Oliveira went crazy with a scramble, locked on a guillotine choke, hanging onto Lentz, dragging him to the ground, flipping him over, ending up with a full mount guillotine, forcing Lentz to eventually submit. FUCKING AWESOME FIGHT!!! And huge submission victory for Charles Oliveira.
(Doctor Stoppage)
      Well shit... This was a pretty awesome return for Carlos Condit, but it sucks that the doctor forced Alves out of this fight. The first round went to Alves, as he landed slightly better strikes, including nice leg kicks & punches, it was a close round, but I gave it to Alves. The second round had Condit SMASHING the face of Alves, breaking his nose badly, and then he took him to the ground, and absolutely dominated him for the entire round, probably securing a 10-8 round in favor of Condit, as he left Alves a bloody mess. Alves never stopped coming forward though, so I was REALLY looking forward to a third round in this fight. Unfortunately, Thiago's nose was so mangled, that the doctor told him that he was unable to continue. That sucks. Really nice victory for Carlos Condit though.