I counted 45 unanswered strikes. Since when is holding a hand over your face intelligently defending yourself? And I think it was stopped early when he jumped on reem. Reem was never out as far as I could tell. He probably was going to be soon but another strike or 2 to give him the benifit if the doubt after letting browne take a beating would have been fair. Not a huge fan if either ine but I think the reem got robbed. ...
Stunned that Gamburyan somehow got that decision on the prelim. I'm a big enough mark for Miller to go back and find the bout, but I had him winning all three rounds.
I don't think they're comparable. AO capitalized on a slip, he wasn't outstriking him from the bell. He tried to take advantage of a mistake, he punched himself out and got beat the way he always gets beat...he fails to defend when he gasses.
Originally Posted by joeodd2
If they're not stopping Carwin pummeling Cain, they're not stopping that one.
Originally Posted by macewen
sonnen pulled of the submission of his career there. It was a great choke, it was deep. I don't think Rua is as good as PRIDE Shogun, I don't even think he's as good as 2010 Shogun...but that choke would have tapped any of them.
Originally Posted by lwbrewer
I despise sonnen. I don't think he's a top 5 talent, I know he's a liar, embezzler and a douche. But he fought a great fight and he executed a killer submission. Anyone who is trying to say Shogun is just washed up and sucks is taking something away from sonnen that he earned.
It wasn't a slip. Travis himself said it was a body shot that dropped him.
Originally Posted by rivethead
Yeah I still think the bowe/foreman comparison is valid. AO was tired but he also felt "safe" at that distance and got lulled into the kick. All the way in or out, he miscalculated where the danger zone was. The question now is what does Overreem have inside? Can he come back from 2 straight losses? The HW division isn't that deep, he could fight for the title by 2015 if he wins 3 or 4 fights impressively. I personally think if he would have not hunted for those knees so much and maybe looked to work some leg kicks and possibly some body shots, he would have gotten the finish. I just hate to see guys give away fights like this, not saying Browne didn't earn it. I would like to see a rematch, maybe they will do Bigfoot vs Overreem 2 next year....
My quick analysis of some fights:
- Michael McDonald is such a great talent. His timing, accuracy, combinations and power with his hands is always incredible to watch. Seeing him slap on the triangle out of nowhere was a beauty. I would love to see him and Faber fight each other for the #1 contendorship. It's too bad for both of them that Renan is such a beast.
- Michael Johnson showed some excellent striking. He put a beating on Lauzon. Lauzon was never able to get off.
- Still surprised that Matt Brown hasn't gotten a top 10 opponent after his streak. This isn't a Jon Fitch streak where he decisioned everyone in non-fan friendly fights. This is a guy who has been KO'ing people in exciting fights. Give him Ellenberger!
- Faber continuously amazes. He is a such a great fighter as years pass by. That alpha male teams has some studs, but just like I mentioned above, it's too bad for all of them that the champion of their respective division is so good. The only one I see dethroning the champion is Benavidez.
- I was surprised that the Overeem/Browne fight wasn't stopped earlier. I don't think covering your face alone is justified and also he kept getting dropped against the cage which is usually when referees step in. Then afterwards two unanswered strikes finished the fight. I would just like to see some consistency. Anyways, this Overeem is no different from the LHW Overeem: crazy good when he's attacking and folds when he's on the defence.
- Love Shogun and always hate seeing him lose, but Sonnen just put on an amazing performance with a well-timed tight guillotine. I don't think it had anything to do with Shogun not showing up; it's that Sonnen never allowed him to even start. Shogun's sweeps from half guard works almost all the time and Sonnen stuffed most of them. He stuck to his gameplan by taking Shogun down, beating him up on the ground and capitalized on the opening. Kudos to him.
Overall great event with great finishes.
Matt Brown has been on a hell of a roll after losing 4 out of five. I was surprised he was given one last chance after that skid, but he's definitely made the most of it by finishing five on this six fight winning streak.
I agree with most who say that he shouldn't get a title shot off of this, but he definitely deserves a higher ranked opponent. Maybe Ellenberger or Maia (if Shields either loses or drops out due to injury).
Was definitely surprised that Chael subbed Shogun so quickly but as RH said, it was a killer choke. Nice to see him back up his talk, which I believe was more tepid than normal (aside from calling him Wandy's henchman, I can't think of anything derogatory comments made about Shogun).
I'm sick of Overeem at this point, but I'd like to see him face Mark Hunt. I'd pull for Hunt fiercely to connect with his chin. As for Browne, perhaps either Stipe Miocic or Big Nog.
I was at least right about Pickett/McDonald being FOTN, but was damn sure wrong about who'd win. That's what I get for not believing in his striking. Faber/McDonald?
And Conor McGregor is simply awesome.
I hadn't seen that. I believe you, but first watch, it looked like a slip to me.
Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement