Top Five – Canelo Vs GGG Gains Steam

Canelo vs GGG

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UFC 139 Undercard Results With Live Thoughts

While I’m not live at UFC 139, Cactus Jim is and he’s sent in his thoughts of the fights and things we may not discern from watching the Facebook fights.

1. Danny Castillo defeated Sharmar Bailey by 1st round TKO

Cactus Jim says:
Probably about 30 percent full. Good reaction for the first fight. The life pop for Castillo was good especially when he went to the mount and for the finish.

2. Seth Baczynski defeated Matt Brown by 2nd round submission

Cactus Jim says:
Crowd was quite for this fight. Baczynski looked quite a bit bigger and it seemed like like a pretty easy win.

3. Miguel Torres defeated Nick Pace by unanimous decision

Cactus Jim says:
Strong reaction for Torres. Not sure if it’s the Mexican fighter cheer or damn good fighter cheer. Pace was booed. Arriany’s ass looks marvelous. Looks like 30-27 for Torres.

4. Gleison Tibau defeated Raphael Dos Anjos by split decision

Cactus Jim says:
Tibau wins the battle of the entrance music, but probably loses the fight. Dos Anjos made a good showing in round three, but it’s 29-28 Tibau on my card.

5. Chris Weidman defeated Tom Lawlor by 1st round submission

Cactus Jim says:
The crowd loves Lawlor’s entrance. (It was Olivia Newton John’s Let’s Get Physical according to Big Dave Meltzer). Referee Josh Rosenthal was laughing and told Lawlor that his entrance was nice. Filthy Tom Lawlor took a nap. Crowd is about 70% full now.

6. Michael McDonald defeated Alex Soto by 1st round TKO

Cactus Jim says:
Crowd is behind McDonald. Holy shit.

7. Ryan Bader defeated Jason Brilz by 1st round TKO

Cactus Jim says:
Brilz looks to be in the best shape ever. Too bad.

Next up is the PPV portion of our play by play.

UFC 113 Play By Play – Shogun Rua Vs. Lyoto Machida

As I stated in the UFC 113 preview, this show has a chance to be pretty good. What I didn’t think about is that it’s also the first show after the great WEC PPV, so if it’s not as spectacular as that show, it might come off a bit stale. I think we all hope for one thing and it’s this: there needs to be a definitive winner in the light heavyweight title match. If we don’t get that, no matter how good this show is, people will be upset, especially after last time.

1. Alan Belcher vs. Patrick Cote

Belcher kicked a field goal right into Cote’s testicles. Belcher was also kicking him on the side near his ribs. Cote got a takedown and had a kimura on Belcher from the side. Belcher looked like he was hurting, but he squirmed out of it and ended up on top, going for an arm triangle twice.

Cote was landing with some big right hands early on in the round and Cote was also working the takedown. Belcher fought the takedown and then picked Cote up like he was going to pile drive him, but dropped Cote on his forehead, much like an implant DDT. Cote was loopy and Belcher followed up with a rear naked choke to win the fight.

Winner: Alan Belcher by way of 2nd round submission

2. Matt Mitrione vs. Kimbo Slice

Mitrione outweighs Kimbo by nearly thirty pounds.
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UFC Fight Night Play By Play – Gray Maynard Vs. Nate Diaz

Not only does this show go head to head with Monday Night Raw starring Mike Tyson, but this only comes one day after WEC 46 and the return of Urijah Faber. I can’t imagine this show will feature an insane pop like at the show last night, but at least the main even should be good.

1. Amir Sadollah vs. Brad Blackburn

Quick turn around for Sadollah since fighting Phil Baroni just a couple of months ago.

Both guys were pretty active. Blackburn was mostly throwing punches, but Sadollah incorporated kicks. Sadollah rocked him near the end of the round and Blackburn went crazy legs on him. Rather than following it up with more punches and probably knocking him down, Sadollah kept him up and then for whatever reason, decided to take him down, allowing him to get his marbles back. I have no idea why he did that. Blackburn lasted the round.

Blackburn pressed the action a bit more, but he was still eating leg kicks. Blackburn had a much better round, but he was taking more punishment than Sadollah was.

Sadollah had him again out on his feet. And again, for whatever reason, he took him down and allowed him to rest. Maybe Sadollah had himself via decision. If he did, he won.

Winner: Amir Sadollah by way of unanimous decision

2. Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson
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