UFC 128 On Spike – Eliot Marshall Vs. Luiz Cane Play By Play

I missed the Facebook fights, but Gleison Tibau beat Kurt Pellegrino by split decision and Mike Pyle beat Ricardo Almeida by unanimous decision. The first SpikeTV fight is Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani.

1. Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani

Barbosa is laying into everything he’s throwing. He’s thrown some nasty kicks to the body and rocked Njokuani with a right hand. He also landed an upper cut which staggered him as well. He woke Njokuani up, though Njokuani took a finger into the eye. The round ended with Njokuani looking more mad than hurt.

Better round for Njokuani as he put Barboza down and if Barboza wasn’t able to kick him off, Njokuani would’ve ended it. Barboza got a takedown, but Njokuani was way more active and Barboza had to fight more defensively.

Barboza has become more of the agressor in the round and was doing a good job at mixing his punches and kicks. He had Njokuani on the defensive. Njokuani threw a nasty flying knee that stopped him in his tracks for a bit, but Barboza stayed on the aggressive. Near the end of the round Barboza threw a reverse kick that landed hard. He’s going to win the decision.

Winner: Edson Barboza by unanimous decision

2. Eliot Marshall Vs. Luiz Cane

This was a weird one. Marshall stumbled and might’ve hurt his leg. He fell backwards after a Cane punch and Cane threw about 100 punches in a row before it was stopped. Marshall did a good job blocking a lot of it, but it was just too long for him to be on his back.

Winner: Luiz Cane by way of 1st round TKO

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5 Comments

  1. Ref let Marshall take way too much damage imo

  2. Are you serious ? Stumbled and hurt his leg? You are giving marshal way too much credit! His stand up sucks. More importantly his “fire” has never been lit. He doesn’t have the killer instinct hes too afraid of getting hit. You can’t teach that. You have it or you don’t. Marshal needs to look for a job that suits his demeanor. I hear the massage school has openings. Next…

  3. It looked like he twisted his ankle or knee before he went down. That’s all. Taking nothing away from Cane. I just reported what I saw and what wasn’t being discussed. You’re right though. Marshall’s probably not suited for fighting against UFC talent.

  4. As a training partner of Rashad Evans, and knowing Evans intends to start his own camp, he might consider following Evans as a BJJ instructor.

  5. I got ya. I wasn’t trying to sound like jerk. He might have hurt himself but either way he was going down. He is a good jiu jitsu guy but that’s it. He talks too much and doesn’t back it up. Eliot is too cocky in general. His approach to fighting is wrong in my eyes. When youre cocky and you lose then there isnt much left to say for yourself. He should take some lessons from Nate M.
    When eliot fought and talked sh** at the broomfield event center fight against “the janitor”(Which by the way was eliots home town) I lost a lot of respect. He got booed by his own home town! Plus I don’t think Dana likes him either. I’m basing that on a few rumors I heard. Being an instructor is what he should stick too.

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