None of the FGB crew bought the Weidman hype and picked him to upset Anderson Silva. We all had Anderson Silva winning and by stoppage.
While the undercard isn’t box office, there are some very fun fights on paper. But the Silva/Weidman fight is what everyone is looking forward to most.
It’s show time. Here’s the UFC 162 results slash play by play: Continue reading
It does feel as if it’s time for a UFC show. Like I mentioned in the preview, I’ve actually missed the UFC for the first time in a little while.
1. Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson
Swanson quickly KO’d Oliveira with a left to the body and an overhand right. Brutal KO.
Winner: Cub Swanson by way of 1st round TKO
2. Roger Hollett vs. Matt Hamill
Hamill was active early on while it took Hollett a little while to get going. Hamill got a takedown and started hammering with hammer fists for a lot of the round. Hollett got up and landed a nice body shot to end the round.
Hamill is winning this fight with smart takedowns, but he’s not reacting well to the punches, especially downstairs. Hollett can’t stop the takedowns though.
The third round was much of the same. Hamill decided that rather than take any abuse on his feet, he was going to go for takedowns and it was fairly easy. Hollett didn’t fight him very much and was taken down at will.
Winner: Matt Hamill by unanimous decision
3. Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping
We’ve been covering the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter all season long. Early on, if you said the finale would be between Al Iaquinta and Justin Lawrence, I’d have agreed with you. But something happened on the way to the finals. Michael Chiesa defeated Lawrence who gassed badly in the quarterfinals.
The main event promises to be a great fight as Martin Kampmann faces Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger deserves a title fight while Kampmann is always in the mix. It should be a great fight.
1. John Cofer vs. Justin Lawrence
Really strong first round. Cofer surprised Lawrence early on, but Lawrence was slowly starting to land many shots including a short left hook that was fierce. Cofer’s trying to strike so that he can get inside, but whenever he does, he takes punishment.
Lawrence was ahead for nearly the entire round until he got a little cocky and threw a spinning back kick and Cofer got his back and took him down into a sitting position. He got his hooks in and worked the rear naked choke, but was too high on Lawrence’s back. The round ended with Lawrence out of harms way and punching from the top position.
Good night, Irene. Lawrence threw a right high kick that landed on Cofer’s chin and it was lights out.
Winner: Justin Lawrence by way of 3rd round TKO
2. Pat Schilling vs. Max Holloway
In my house, this show was a definitely second place to SummerSlam tonight so I’m watching it after the fact. You can’t really go wrong with the guys that are on this show though. You have Chris Lytle in his retirement match, Dan Hardy who has been quite the disappointment of late, Ben Henderson, and Jim Miller. While I don’t see it doing a big rating, it should be entertaining.
1. Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah
This is great booking. Both guys like to bang and can take punishment. Ludwig won the first round simply because Sadollah buckled first. Ludwig rocked him with a right hand which wobbled him, and then caught him with two needs in a row. Sadollah is tough. Ludwig caught him again late in the round. Sadollah tried to take him down once and pushed him up against the cage, but Ludwig’s striking is too good and he was able to create distance and get out of dodge.
Ludwig wins a closer second round. Sadollah got his wind back and fought a nearly draw round. I give it to Bang for landing the cleaner shots, though Sadollah seems to be figuring out Ludwig. Ludwig might be tired as he shot in later in the round, but didn’t really want to take him down.
Sadollah is still eating right hands, but he landed the two biggest shots of the round with kicks. He’s using a push front kick, leg kicks, and landed a head kick too. Both guys are landing big shots. Defense isn’t a premium on this fight. Ludwig’s combinations are still crisp, while Sadollah’s punches are coming a lot slower. Ludwig scored with a takedown near the end of the round. That round was close, but I might give it to Sadollah because of the bigger shots he landed early in the round.
Winner: Duane Ludwig by way of unanimous decision
All three judges had it scored two rounds to one.
2. Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira
I thought it was odd that Cerrone entered the cage first, but then Goldberg said that Oliveira could be one of the future stars. They fought a fairly even fight with both guys landing kicks. Cerrone’s stand-up was a bit more savvy as he was more unpredictable. Then, he threw a vicious uppercut to the gut that put Oliveira down. He followed up with rapid fire punches and it was over.
Winner: Donald Cerrone by way of 1st round TKO
3. Ben Henderson vs. Jim Miller
I was a little tardy getting back to see the show, so I missed most of the first round of the first fight.
But let’s get to it.
1. John Howard vs. Thiago Alves
From what the announcers said, the round seemed to be even, though, Alves’ nasty leg kicks seemed to be the difference. There was one super loud one that seemed to hurt Howard.
The second round was similar, but Alves had the upper hand. He got a take down late in the round to add insult to injury.
Alves put Howard down with a left hand, and went down to finish him, but Howard defended well and got back to his feet. Howard tried to stand toe-to-toe with him, but Alves’ leg kicks were too much. Howard tried to swing for the fences.
Winner: Thiago Alves by way of unanimous decision
2. Mac Danzig vs. Joe Stevenson
Danzig clocked Stevenson with a short left hook that dropped him like a bag of rocks. Stevenson was coming in at the same time and Danzig clocked him.
Winner: Mac Danzig by way of 1st round TKO
3. Charles Oliveira vs. Jim Miller