Monday, February 6, 2012

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

Preliminary card (Facebook)

1. Welterweight bout: Dan Stittgen vs. Stephen Thompson - 5
2. Middleweight bout: Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper - NA

Preliminary card (FX)

2. Welterweight bout: Matthew Riddle vs. Henry Martinez - 3
3. Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Chris Cope - 4
4. Bantamweight bout: Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa - 2
5. Featherweight bout: Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway - 4

Main card

6. Middleweight bout: Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks - 5
7. Bantamweight bout: Renan Barão vs. Scott Jorgensen - 5
8. Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce - 4
9. Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum - 6
10. Interim Welterweight Championship bout: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit - 6

Thompson is Kenpo Karate wizard. Great KO. Didn't see the Kuiper fight -- too busy fingering your mom. Riddle showed nice stamina. Nice to see Cincinnati native Brown get the big KO. Bruce Leeroy getting deducted 2 points for groin shots -- crap fight. Slick submission victory for Poirier. Holloway didn't even look like he belonged in same cage. Great scrappy slugfest to open PPV. I'm a big Jorgensen fan (dating back to WEC) but Barão is the hottest rising prospect on the MMA scene. Period. Koscheck fights dirty, grabs trunks, pokes eyes, etc. I thought Pierce was robbed. Nelson's already ugly face looked like freeway roadkill. He's got a hell of a chin though. Welcome back to the UFC, Werdum! Main event was awesome. Diaz looked to be doing his usual early, using range, etc. and Condit seemed a little rattled/unsure but by the third Carlos was looking confident and smooth and really put in the work being one step ahead of Diaz. Don't be scared, homey.


Dom Coccaro said...

I saw the 1993 Raw review posted for a second, but when I went back to read it, it was gone. I MUST HAVE IT! Will it be returning anytime soon?

Brian said...

Dom: i just gave the other guys admin status since i won't be as active.. think that was an error as they're currently watching and writing up all the main events off the '93 season.. so its a work in progress draft but keep your eyes peeled