MMA on cable is good for the soul. I think this card snuck up on people because of it being on a Thursday. It’s pretty close to what you’d expect to a Fight Night card on Spike based on the caliber of fighters. It’s also the first card on Versus since WEC ended.
Smartly, they made the first fight an old WEC fight.
1. Damacio Page vs. Brian Bowles
This fight showed me that Bowles deserves a rematch with Dominick Cruz. Page came out strong, but he was all over Page. He throws his right hand with ferocity. He was landing punches and kicks, rocked Page with an uppercut and then choked him out with a guillotine. It was an impressive victory.
Winner: Brian Bowles by way of 1st round submission
2. Todd Brown vs. Igor Pokrajac
Brown looked good early on with a strategic game plan of hitting and then clinching so he wouldn’t get hit. But a head kick by Pokrajac turned the fight around. A knee to the head against the cage at the end of the round dropped Brown and though he lasted the round, he couldn’t get up and the fight was stopped.
Winner: Igor Pokrajac by way of 1st round TKO
3. Chris Weidman vs. Alessio Sakara