(7/18/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Joseph Duffy - 94.6
2. Steven Ray - 94.0
3. Ilir Latifi - 93.8
4. Robert Whiteford - 93.8
5. Joanne Calderwood - 93.2
6. Patrick Holohan - 93.1
7. Daniel Omielanczuk - 92.9
8. Jimmie Rivera - 92.7
9. Evan Dunham - 92.4
10. Leon Edwards - 92.1
UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Elevation: 131'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez
91.8
Fighters & Matches 90.2
Top 10 Fighters 93.3
TOTAL 91.8
89.1
TKO
(Punches)
0:48
     Well, that was very one-sided. Daniel blasted Rocha with huge punches, and kicks, right out of the gate, nearly knocking him out multiple times, but somehow, Rocha kept coming forward, but he seemed like he had no gameplan whatsoever, other than to just take shots, and get beat up. Eventually, Omielanczuk dropped him with a big punch, and finished him off with big hammerfists on the ground, finishing the fight in 48 seconds of the first round.
90.5
KO
(Punches)
1:29
      That was a pretty good fight while it lasted. Both guys were throwing bombs, but Rivera caught Brimage with a hard punch, that wobbled him, and then Rivera just slaughtered him with more punches, knocking Brimage unconscious up against the cage. And in case there is any dispute about a fast stoppage, Brimage was trying to fight the referee a few seconds after the fight stopped, as he clearly had no idea where he was. Awesome UFC debut for Jimmie Rivera.
90.1
KO
(Punches)
3:04
      This was a pretty awesome fight. Both guys were boxing like maniacs, trying to take each other's heads off, and after both guys got a little bit rocked a couple of times, Whiteford BLASTED Redmond with a huge left hand, knocking him to the ground, where Whiteford was able to jump on him, punishing him with more punches, until Redmond's eyes rolled into the back of his head, finishing the fight via knockout. Awesome finish for Scotland's own, Robert Whiteford.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      This was sort of an interesting fight. I thought Packalen had better submission skills, Lebout had slightly better wrestling, Packalen had slightly better striking while standing, Lebout had slightly better striking on the ground. In the end, I scored this fight a draw. I have no idea who won this fight. If I HAD to pick a winner, I'd probably give the win to Mickael Lebout, and all 3 judges agreed with that, giving him the unanimous decision victory. Decent fight overall, but Packalen accepted this fight on 9 days notice, and was clearly having cardio issues in the last 2 rounds, but I feel like we should cut him some slack for this loss. I look forward to seeing him fight when he has a full training camp available to him.
90.6
KO
(Punches)
0:56
      BOOM! I was a little bit nervous about Stringer's range, but it didn't matter, because once he cornered Latifi up against the cage, and started to move in, like a animal fighting for his life, Latifi lashed out with a MASSIVE right hand, knocking Stringer on his ass, and then he dove on him, smashing his face in with two more punches that put him to sleep. Latifi's punching power is brutal, and it was on full display today, as he knocked Stringer's ass out in under a minute in the first round.
90.9
Decision
15:00
      Wow, that first round was wild. Holohan moved in by throwing some front kicks to the body of Lee, he shot for a takedown, there was a wild scramble, Holohan ended up on the bottom, and he locked on a triangle choke, but something was off about it, so he just curled Lee up in a ball, grabbing his head, and leg, and arm, and was fucking him up with his grappling, but then Lee fought his way out of it by punching Holohan in the face with his free hand. Lee escaped at the end of the round, and went for a rear-naked choke, but there was only 10 seconds left in the round, so Holohan was able to hang on until the bell sounded. The second round was just as wild, with Lee looking strong at the start of the round, but then Holohan started dominating him with his grappling, looking for submission after submission, constantly stacking him, like he was going to make Lee suck his own dick, and he hit him with some good punches & elbows, and constantly kept him in bad positions. The third round had an accidental groin kick delivered by Holohan, so Lee soaked up as much of the 5 minute break as he possibly could to try to catch his breath, but it didn't help any, as he didn't do anything else for the rest of the fight, as Holohan picked him apart with wild punches and kicks, eventually getting a takedown at the end of the fight, where he slammed a few elbows into the head of Lee for good measure. Pretty clear 30-26 scorecard for Holohan in my opinion, and all 3 judges gave him the fight via unanimous decision.
91.6
TKO
(Punches)
2:30
      BOOM! I'm loving these fights! Ray got a little bit head kick happy early in this fight, but once he started landing his hands on Mafra, he rocked him hard, and then he chased him down, it got a little wild with both guys throwing bombs, but Mafra's legs were weak, and Ray put him down with some brutal punch combinations. I REALLY like this Stevie Ray guy, he's fucking awesome, and it was cool seeing him get a big finish like this in his home country of Scotland. Awesome fight overall, while it lasted.
89.0
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight overall. Edwards is a really sharp striker, with a lot of nice punch combinations, and some pretty powerful kicks. He won the first two rounds by picking apart Pawlak with his strikes, and at the end of the second round, Edwards was on top, on the ground, landing elbows to the head of Pawlak. In the third round, Edwards landed a massive head kick, that sent Pawlak straight down to the ground, but somehow, he recovered immediately, so when Edwards went down to finish him, it just kind of became a stalemate. In the end, I thought this fight was pretty easy to score, 30-27 for Leon Edwards, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the well deserved unanimous decision victory.
91.8
Decision
15:00
      HOLY SHIT, that fight was outstanding. Casey almost knocked out Calderwood at the start of the first round, and Calderwood was able to work the clinch to regain her composure, but then the fight went to the ground, and Casey showed off how dangerous she is, by throwing multiple submissions at Calderwood, but she was able to survive the round, but I still scored the first round for Casey. The second round was all Calderwood, as she beat the shit out of Casey on the feet, beat her up in the clinch, took her down, and beat her up on the ground. By the time the third round had started, Casey was pretty much out of it, clearly exhausted, and Calderwood picked her apart for the rest of the round, almost knocking out Casey with a massive spinning back kick to the body, and then she slaughtered her with more punches and knees. Crazy fucking fights, awesome UFC debut by Cortney Casey, especially considering she took this fight on 10 days notice, and I couldn't be happier with the way that Joanne Calderwood dismantled Casey in those last two rounds. Fucking awesome fight, and I'm excited to see where Calderwood goes from here. I'm also excited to see who they match up Casey with next. GREAT FIGHT!!!
91.6
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
3:05
      HOLY SHIT! Joe Duffy is fucking legit man! His striking is unparalleled, with fantastic head movement, great footwork, fast & strong punches, great angles, awesome kicks, extremely accurate knees to counter takedown attempts, and overall, he basically beat the shit out of Jorge, rocking him a few times with heavy knees & punches. Jorge decided to work for the clinch, he secured a takedown, and went STRAIGHT into a triangle choke by Joe Duffy, ending the fight in the first round via submission. Joe Duffy is fucking awesome, and I can't wait to see this dude fight again!
89.7
Decision
15:00
      This fight kind of sucked. Evan Dunham did a great job taking Pearson down, and in the first two rounds, he rode his back, looking for a rear-naked choke with a body triangle, so Evan Dunham PRETTY MUCH dominated Pearson for this entire fight. My issue is, the entire third round was just Dunham, pressing Pearson up against the cage, waiting for the decision. That last round was boring as shit, and Pearson's performance was pretty poor. He did a fantastic job defending against the submissions, including some sort of magical escape from an armbar in the first round, I still have no idea how he escaped that, but... Yeah... Congrats to Evan Dunham for the unanimous decision victory.
89.2
Decision
(Split)
25:00
      Fuck these guys... This was a pretty decent fight, but I'm sick and tired of watching Michael Bisping go to long drawn out 25 minute decisions. He doesn't even try to finish these fights anymore, and for some reason, nobody ever tries to finish Bisping either. Leites should have been able to take Bisping to the ground and submit him, OR he could have knocked him out multiple times, if he would have been a little more aggressive, but instead, he tried to play Bisping's point fighting game, which lead to the split-decision loss for Thales Leites. It was a competitive fight, but it's hard to get excited about 25 minute fights, when you KNOW that it's going to go to a decision. All I can say is that I'm glad at least one judge gave the fight to Leites. The fact that Michael Bisping called out the entire middleweight division, and said "Line them up, I'll take them all out." MAN, YOU AREN'T TAKING ANYONE OUT, YOU'RE TAKING EVERYONE TO 25 MINUTE DECISIONS. This was an awesome card, but the main even disappointed the shit out of me. (Even though it was still a "pretty good" fight)
OVERALL 91.8
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