Always been a HUGE Mo Smith fan, was one of the first guys I became a big fan of when I very first became immersed in UFC via VHS tapes from my local video store in the aftermath of UFC 40(my first UFC).
Was a tad concerned that Mo was fighting at age 50, but he looked to be in tremendous shape & still has some excellent kickboxing abilities, showed good timing and quickness for somebody his age and maybe I just had low expectations, but he impressed me.
Yvel/Alexander was about what I expected, Houston didn't look terrible by any stretch, but the chin has just gone and Yvel definately is a hurricane with those fists. He's a solid LHW challenger on the non-Zuffa scene.
Good for Mo, I'm genuinely happy for him and like that feeling. Not too hot on the play by play, felt like Mauro, McCully & Jens had alot of audio feedback problems I noticed. Nothing as bad as ROH's nightmare iPPV they held tonight....good gawd was it fucked.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes