Saturday, June 25, 2011

UFC 130

1) Kendall Grove v. Tim Boetsch- 4
2) Demetrious Johnson v. Miguel Torres- 6

Spike extras may have sold some extra ppv's. Overrated Kendall got handled by the new "Barbarian" Tim Boetsch, no antler helms here. Boetsch i think is still lax on technique but didn't need it here. Am I of the minority that thought Angel won the 2nd round? He went for submission after submission, pummeled Mighty Mouse with elbows from bottom, think it was a bad decision. That being said, this was probably my favorite fight of the night.

Main Card:
3) Brian Stann v. Jorge Santiago- 5
4) Rick Story v. Thiago Alves- 6
5) Stefan Struve v. Travis Browne- 6
6) Roy Nelson v. Frank Mir- 5
7) Matt Hammill v. Rampage Jackson- 4
8) Gleison Tibau v. Rafael Oliveriea- 4

God bless America, Stann represents that exact thought and makes me think of my brother fighting over in Afghanistan this weekend. A feel good performance he earned. Story and Alves was one of those battles of gameplans that I really enjoy. Horror Story took one of the most dangerous guys at 170 and made him look like a librarian, bad pun, loved the flurry at the end. I think even Metallo would go down from the Superman punch from Brown here, wild fight. Nelson's pudge is embarrassing, loved him coming out to Weird Al's "Fat" though. Mir looks like a cyborg now, he's enormous, but guy does have mad skills. Last round both were heavily gassed but loved Mir's judo takedown. Hammill was way overclassed here, even though watching this, damn is Rampage a one note act. But that one note is deadly. Was expecting a big KO here but Rampage played defense the whole way. Extra fight was competitive, but seemed Gleison (bet you don't see that one in those baby name books) was on another level, always enjoyed watching his stocky frame muscle guys around as was the case here. Overall, a mid- to decent show with no big surprises as far as winners.

Since someone wondered why we have been reviewing MMA here on this blog, thought i' add to our collection. This blog reviews all things combat oriented, so look for more in the future. Signing off.

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