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We should've had a UFC 60 chat thread but no one made one in time so we have like 5. I'll just put my thoughts here. The ppv was ok imo. Swick had his official coming out party, fought very smart and pulled a choke out of nowhere. Leben might not get so lucky against Silva BUT if he does i say match these two up for Swick/Leben 2 for a possible #1 contender match.
My boy Vera did it again! You onboard yet Boone? Vera fought this fight very confident and very smart even though you could see how nervous he was coming to the cage. He was trading kicks with Silva and neither landed solid shots but you could see they both knew who had the better kicks. A great job by Vera finishing Silva with the guilliotine, i wasn't expecting him to finish this fight unscathed like he did. I bet Sylvia and AA had their eyes peeled for that fight. With the bad blood between Sylvia and Vera that could be a very intersting and entertaining fight in the near future.
Wiman impressed me a lot and almost pulled an upset over Fisher. He started to showboat at the wrong time when he was hurt and paid for it. He's still a threat at 155lbs if the UFC keeps him. Still i don't see anyone threatening Sherk unless BJ comes back down.
Dean Lister put a submission clinic on tonight. He looked as sharp as ever. I didn't expect Sakara, someone who trains with a top bjj team, to get submitted like that. Kudos to Lister, Sakara will be back for sure.
The last one i'm going to talk about is Hughes/Gracie. Gracie being gi-less this fight really hurt him. I seen a few spots he would've definately used it effectively. How he didn't get his arm broke is beyond me. He still did fairly well hanging with Hughes for a while but once his back was turned it was over. He was hurt by a punch and could do nothing else. While Hughes looked great against Gracie, i will still be picking GSP in their rematch.
Decent card but i expected more excitement. Oh well bring on Pride, UFN, TUF 3 Finale, and UFC 61!