Scoring Hunt Vs. Bigfoot

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I missed Friday night’s live viewing of UFC Fight Night from Brisbane, but sure did hear how great the main event was. Some have called it the greatest heavyweight fight in UFC history. It was officially scored a majority draw, but I wanted to look at it with my own eyes and score the Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fight.

Scoring Hunt vs. Bigfoot

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UFC 146 – Frank Mir Vs. Junior Dos Santos Play By Play

I’ve been pretty down on this show overall ever since Alistair Overeem failed his drug test and was pulled out of the fight. I was even thinking about skipping the show, but there’s one reason why I decided that I had to watch it — Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos is a special fighter and he’s a fighter who I want to see as much of as possible.

The prelims featured two pretty big upsets. Jamie Varner defeated Edson Barboza by knockout in the first round. He landed a ferocious right hand that eventually led to the stoppage. Also, Diego Brandao looked well on his way to beating Darren Elkins after a strong first round, but ran out of gas and lost the next two rounds.

Mike Brown retired after his win. No word on whether or not Mayhem Miller retires after his loss to CB Dolloway in a terribly boring fight.

1. Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve

Johnson came out swinging and landed a huge uppercut. They were up against the cage and Struve pulled guard and submitted Johnson with an arm bar.

Winner: Stefan Struve by way of 1st round submission

2. Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic

Miocic looks like Mirko Cro Cop’s annoying little brother. This is a real heavyweight fight here. Miocic was on point with his strikes early, but Del Rosario started to unload with big kicks. Close round, but probably Del Rosario

Miocic got a takedown and nailed Del Rosario on the ground. We had a weird camera angle so I’m not sure how clearly it landed. Miocic has busted him open and his nailing him with elbows and punches from the top position in the half guard. These shots were landing hard and it’s stopped.

Winner: Stipe Miocic by way of 2nd round TKO

Del Rosario got up and tried to walk and nearly fell over.

3. Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson

Hot damn. Overhand right by Nelson drops Herman and that’s all she wrote.

Winner: Roy Nelson by way of 1st round TKO

4. Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez

Velasquez caught a kick and immediately took Silva down. He cut him with an elbow and Silva is bleeding like a stuck pig. Left hands finished Silva. He could only cover up.

Winner: Cain Velasquez by way of 1st round TKO

5. Frank Mir vs. Junior Dos Santos

There wasn’t a ton of action until the last 15 seconds or so. Dos Santos rocked him and nearly put him out. Mir grabbed his leg as if it was a way to save his life. Insane hand speed of Dos Santos trying to finish Mir.

That was pretty damn easy work. Dos Santos’ hand speed was way too fast for Mir’s reflexes. Mir couldn’t see some of the punches coming. He was even falling awkwardly from shots. Absolutely in different classes. Mir needs to stay away from guys who can box. Fight was stopped after a big right and Mir just didn’t know where he was.

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UFC 146 Preview – Frank Mir Vs. Junior Dos Santos

I think this show really loses a lot of steam with Frank Mir replacing Alistair Overeem in the main event because of Overeem’s drug suspension. I don’t think most people see Mir as someone who is in his prime and is a viable contender at this point. So, what was once a hot main event, isn’t any longer.

The undercard is all heavyweights as well. We’re going to discuss the main event as well as Cain Velasquez’s first fight back since losing the heavyweight title to Junior Dos Santos.

The FGB crew along with Stevie J from Angrymarks and friend of the site JP, give their predictions for both fights.

Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez

Alan: Velasquez by decision
Duan: Velasquez by 1st round TKO
Stevie: Velasquez by 1st round TKO
JP: Velasquez
GG: Velasquez by 1st round TKO

Alan says:

This is a tough fight for Cain to get back on the horse. Silva is more than a handful and he’ll obviously have a huge size advantage here. His reach will make a big difference on the feet and he’s a very good grappler too so if it goes to the ground it will be competitive. Cain will need to be the cardio machine that he’s known to be, he’ll need to chip away, and wear Big Foot down. He’ll need to be elusive enough to avoid damage so that his constant pressing of the action is enough to win him the close rounds on the judges scorecards. I think he’ll be successful doing this and will win on the cards.

Duan says:

Silva looked way to easy to hit in his last fight for my liking. He just leaves himself as too much of a stationary target. Daniel Cormier was whacking him with these huge telegraphed swings. And while I think Velasquez stand up is a little overrated in MMA circles, he is certainly a lot slicker and a lot more subtle than the Strikeforce heavyweight champion. If anything, Cain is probably a bigger, better and more complete version of Cormier.

If Velasquez uses his boxing to disguise his takedowns attempts and vice versa, I can see him really dominating this one. He did get sparked out badly in his last fight, and it’s hard to know how that will effect him mentally moving forward. We may see him fight a more cautious, risk averse fight than we’re used to seeing from him, and that in itself could land him in trouble. Cain’s chin isn’t brilliant so Silva, with those big paws, will be dangerous for as long as he’s in there. I think should Velasquez go for this, Silva will be there to be hit and will fall early. If he hangs around too much, he may get himself caught, but if Cain wants back in the title mix, these are the type of opponents he needs to be beating and beating well.

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