On a night when UFC, Bellator, and WWE Smackdown go head-to-head-to-head (at least somewhat on the east coast), we have live coverage of Fight Night – Jacare Vs Mousasi. Continue reading
With the Figure Four/Wrestling Observer Convention out in Las Vegas for UFC 175, I’m at Mandalay Bay covering the show live. We’ll have play by play of all the fights including the full undercard. Continue reading
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Yesterday, I gave my thoughts on how I think the main event of this show goes. In another era, Alexander Gustafsson would be a nightmare opponent for anyone. But more than likely, not for Bones. I do hope that we get a bit of a barn burner though.
As for the semi-main event, Eddie Wineland gets the most recent chance at Renan Barao who is undefeated under the Zuffa banner. While many aren’t too excited about this card, it kickstarts the most insane stretch of big shows the UFC has ever had. The next three months are going to be action packed.
Let’s get to the UFC 165 play by play.
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Pat Healy
The first round was a bit sloppy. Nurmagomedov led with lunging uppercuts, some which landed. Healy kept coming forward, but Nurmagomedov fought well backpedaling. Healy continued in his pursuit like a robot even though he took several shots to the face and had a cut. Nurmagomedov went for two takedowns late that probably cinched the round for him.
Healy had a much better round as Nurmagomedov looked to tire. Both guys couldn’t keep the same pace as the first, but they tried. Nurmagomedov came on late with takedowns and a good shot on the ground to take it in a close one. Continue reading
There were a few things noteworthy about this show:
Melvin Guillard vs. Jaime Varner was cancelled because Varner was ill (some say it was possibly from his weight cut).
Pat Barry had a highlight real knockout of Shane Del Rosario.
Colton Smith went takedown heavy on Mike Ricci to win the TUF championship.
And Big Roy Nelson put a befuddled Matt Mitrione out by knockout in the first round of their fight.