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  • 11-22-2010, 06:36 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by CHAEL fan View Post
    Maiquel Falcão = scary potential in the 185 division....would have liked to seen a finish from him in the 3rd...but....hell, it's his first UFC fight...I expect more of a killer finish in his next fight! Awesome TD defense....he looked huge....he made Gerald look like a high school wrestler...impressive.
    I thought after he finally did exchange with Harris late in Rnd 1 he would finish him. Not sure why he was so reluctant to fight more aggressively his TDD was so solid he shouldn't have had a problem wading in more.
  • 11-21-2010, 01:22 PM
    The8thPlague
    Quote Originally Posted by CHAEL fan View Post
    Maiquel Falcão = scary potential in the 185 division....would have liked to seen a finish from him in the 3rd...but....hell, it's his first UFC fight...I expect more of a killer finish in his next fight! Awesome TD defense....he looked huge....he made Gerald look like a high school wrestler...impressive.
    his hand speed in the exchanges was reminding me of Vitor.
    But yeah his TDD was really really impressive.
  • 11-21-2010, 09:46 AM
    m1ckeykn0x
    I am so happy that Rampage got the win. Who would have ever thought Jackson would win with a decision, let alone throw some kicks at Machida. He doesn't deserve a shot at the title though, yet. Damn, when Machida was putting Rampage in an armbar, I was screaming for the slam and when he started to pick him up I jumped out of my seat. I was so fucking ready to see Machida go through the canvas. Machida knew exactly what was coming, hahaha.

    BJ PENN!!! Man, there happened to be a ton of rednecks at the sportsbar I went to who all cheered for Matt as he came out and I was one of few people who were screaming for BJ. Imagine how I felt. BJ is a beast, we all know that. BJ VS Cerrone is stupid; Cerrone doesn't need to be dead on arrival. He should put on a few fights at WW while the LW division stirs itself up.

    Phil Davis. Impressive win. Tim Boestch isn't as much of a "run-through" as many considered him to be and Phil still dominated him, although, he couldn't take Tim down at will. That submission was brute. I really, really hope that Davis can greatly improve his striking because he will definitely be in contendership faster than he thinks and like it has been said; Mr. Wonderful will collide with Bones. It's inevitable. I could see him getting loser of Bones/Bader, but I hope the UFC lets him improve more. He threw a lot of big kicks btw.

    I don't really care what anyone says, Harris VS Falcao turned out exactly how I thought it would, except with Falcao getting the decision, and it was a good fight. Even though the fight had KO written all over it, I expected them both to respect eachothers power too much but I had no idea Falcao was a former 2x wrestling champion. When he was easily stuffing Geralds TD's, I knew it over. Harris played it smart by keeping distance and not engaging in too many striking battles with a former HW, Chutebox, MT knockout artist. Gerald is pretty damn fast too with his jabs, but wow... Falcao is fucking scary with his strikes. So much ferocity and ruthlessness in his strikes. He will surely collect a nice highlight reel in the future and I feel sorry for his next opponent.

    Pissed that Simpson lost that fight. Sad for Karo. Good for Lentz and Kelly. Welcome Barboza.
  • 11-21-2010, 08:30 AM
    CHAEL fan
    Maiquel Falcão = scary potential in the 185 division....would have liked to seen a finish from him in the 3rd...but....hell, it's his first UFC fight...I expect more of a killer finish in his next fight! Awesome TD defense....he looked huge....he made Gerald look like a high school wrestler...impressive.
  • 11-21-2010, 08:25 AM
    Sakara=Excitement

    UFC 123 Recap and Analysis

    UFC 123 Recap and Analysis - Bloody Elbow



    It's always great for the main event to deliver, and UFC 123's top fight delivered in spades. There was talk all week long that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson hadn't trained hard. Talk that he wasn't ready for Lyoto Machida, that he didn't want to be a fighter anymore. Rampage silenced all those critics by pursuing Machida with a singular purpose for three rounds in one of the year's most evenly matched fights.

    My only critique of this fight? It should have been longer. This is the perfect example of why it makes sense for all UFC main events to be five rounds. Jackson and Machida was just getting really interesting when the fight was abruptly stopped after 15 minutes. That fight needed 10 more minutes. Hopefully we'll get our two additional rounds in a rematch that the announcers and both fighters pushed heavily post fight.

    This was a tremendous card from beginning to end. Some quick thoughts:

    •Quinton cut off the ring well and immediately. He took the center of the cage and pushed Machida into the cage. Rampage initiated most of the clinches, dominated the pummel, and landed stronger punches throughout the first two rounds. It was a close fight, but I had it 29-28 Rampage.
    •The third round was a perfect example of all MMA is capable of delivering. We had a furious display of striking, takedowns, submission attempts and defense, just great action from round to round. It was a shame it had to come to an end.
    •I've been critical of B.J. Penn and I am not alone. Even one of his good friends told me this week that Penn is the most frustrating fighter in the sport. But when he is interested and motivated, Penn can still be one of the best the sport has ever seen. When he's not, it's a long night of lethargic boxing. This was Penn at his best, an emotional win that meant a lot for all the Penn fans in Hawaii.
    •What's next for Penn is anyone's guess. Will he want to continue at welterweight? Or is a return to 155 pounds in the cards? It would be interesting to see Penn test himself against a welterweight like Carlos Condit as he pursues a third fight with Georges St. Pierre. If Penn does go back to 155 I'd really like to see him in a showcase fight to get fans excited about another run at the title. Donald Cerrone is the perfect victim.

    •Phil Davis continues to impress. He manhandled a game Tim Boetsch, eventually securing a modified hammerlock now being called the "Mr. Wonderful." It's time for Davis to move out of the middle of the card and test himself against a serious fighter, but I suspect the UFC will let him simmer on the undercard for a bit. It might be the best thing for his career. A string of highlight reel wins will make him kind of a big deal when he does get the call to go to the top of the card.
    •The only stinker of the night was Gerald Harris and newcomer Maiquel Falcão. And it's a great night of fights when that one stands out as particularly bad. Falcão looked great for two rounds before losing focus in the third. It was funny to hear announcer Joe Rogan turn on him as the third round went on. Lot's of potential and I can't wait to see him back.
    •George Sotiropoulos didn't need three knee braces and a pair of ankle sleeves to submit Joe Lauzon. He just needed superlative technique and the heart to survive a fast paced early attack from the Boston native. I hadn't been convinced by Sot before this fight. Now I'm a believer.

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