Welcome to my Fight night Recap
My first ever recap by the way.
First let me state I am giving my own system and I am going to do it a bit differently- no 10-9 unless deserved I mean Rich Franklin/ Silva was probably a 10-9 round so far - and what did he do to get a 10-9? So expect to see an ACTUAL story on how the round is going- If one guy is doing a ton of damage from the bottom while the guy up top is pulling the Lay and Pray- don't expect to see a 10-9 round.
Also I'm not a Fighter- I'm a Fan- I know most of the holds such but I'm not going to go into details- I'll give you the important stuff (or I'll try)
Also Abbreviations - RNC - Rear Naked Choke - G- Guard etc
Finally I'm doing all this with no rewrites- so you are getting stream notes- don't like it- don't read.
Saunders vs Barrera
For some reason I was not impressed by their first fight- Barrera should have been able to finish and Saunders seemed to be fighting Roy Jones Jr Style
Barrera is from Ft Knox? I spent time there so guess he's my favorite now
Saunders has a VERY active g after Barrera got out of a few good sub attempts- my main problem here is Saunders spends WAY too much time looking at his corner- even saying "what" once to get a command repeated- I mean the final 1:30 he is just STAREING at his corner and never takes his eyes off unless B moved
He takes the round due to the submissions and the fact he might have taken 2 good shots from the time Barrera was up top.
Round 2 shows the problem with Barrera - he takes Saunders down fairly quickly Barrera could have EASILY went for the RNC but instead hit him from behind- twice right in the back of the head
Q- why don;t the ref stop and stand them up from there? Hows that for a penalty you got the guys back- you pop him in the head- you have to stand?
back to the guard
Stands them up- want to know what happened- read round 1 again.
MASSIVE kick by Saunders catches him good-but not clean- but down they go- Barrera just KEEPS grabbing his shorts- how has he's not lost a point there? Couple good elbows by Saunders and this ends the round
replays show I'm good on the kick.
If I was judging I might even go 10-8
If I'm in Barrera 's corner- he's not going to the ground- he needs the KO and on the ground he is NOT going to get it.
Down to the ground- Saunders misses a few good opportunities to get a RNC and really doesn;t try
Saunders finally does try and Barrera just pushes his arms off him- so maybe I AM an idiot.
S has a VERY good anaconda lock on him and so is in no real danger here.
Barrera finaly turns and them i'm bored again
Standup and back down
Round 3 ends and I don;t know why Rogan ain;t already talking to s-
Commercial- keep in mind WoW is keeping the first half hour commercial free- they have mentioned that 184 times so far- but that fight took 2 hours so that's ok.
10-8 Saunders easy.
refs score it 30-27,30-27 and one judge needs to be replaced with a 29-28 return all for Saunders.
He stays in the UFC- and a BORING undefeated fighter can do well- cough*evens*cough
Interveiw with Matt Hughes
interesting Q- Joe asks him if he is in an advantage considering GSP only has a month to train while Matt was already training for Serra- Matt says yes- part of the reason he took that fight because GSP normally takes 3 months to train and he only gets 1 now.
1. He ADMITS he has an advantage.
2. He knows GSP that well.
I doubt there is a dozen fighters in the UFC that would have admitted that.
George S-whatever vs Billy Miles
I love how George is still cocky- He got beat on by Tommy in the semi finals- and I don;t think the eyepoke was the difference in that fight- he was losing going into the eyepoke
Billy bumrushes him- and George grabs a gil choke- one armed down they go and George takes his back hits him 3 ties SQUARE in the back of the head- gets one arm in for a RNC- 2 more times to the back of the head- Quits that goes for an anaconda lock- goes back for a RNC- 2 more times to the back of the head- Big John is RIGHT THERE- George beats on him for a bit- then finally sinks the RNC for the win.
I counted 7 direct shots to the back of the head- never even a warning
Troy vs Richie
Richie is noted on the show for getting the easiest 5K in the HISTORY of the UFC
Richie tees off until Troy grabs a clutch and down we go. backup with not much there and we box a bit-
TROY HITS A NICE PUNCH and you can see Richie's eyes start to cross- Troy stands back so he doesn't get in my way- nice of him- but Richie is still standing and we are back to the clutch- then more boxing- more clutch / more boxing- Richie has Blue hair- can we get a Leban vs Richie fight for RED vs BLUE??
more boxing- Richie can;t count past two- but is hitting every one so I can;t complain- Troy FINALLY catches him and Richie's eyes glaze for the 3rd time
but he goes down to a left jab for a KO-
Troy dances- but got lucky he was WAY behind to me.
Drowning Pool+Sly Stallone=Rambo!
Jon K-whatever vs Jared
Let me backup a sec- I have always used WAR Machine as my avatar in wresting- did it in real life- did online in wrestling and still put in on my video games.
So I take it personal when someone uses it. Ray Traylor and Jon both STINK and it ticks me off.
Jared takes him down easy but they getup and jon takes him down to even it up- then we go to the ground- jared has a pretty good guard but dosn;t do much damage either
ok- now they are both doing damage- jared maybe moreso
jon uses 3 sort NICE elbows to bust j-rock open- and that seems to tick J-rock off and he just opens up on jon as the round ends.
gotta go 10-9 to jon better round than it seemed for him but they both took a TON of damage
Round 2 starts and jon is opened up too- must have happened in that flurry-
Back to the same thing- jon in jared's guard and just popping each other- both bloody as Ric FLair here.
Standup and Jared uses the always dangerous flying knee/superman punch speacial.
It did almost as much damage as the keyboard did to my fingers there.
Jared takes him down is starts beating on Foley
Jared goes for the RNC for the first sub attempt of the night. 9 minutes into the fight.
J-rock takes the mount.
jon is insurvival mode for the last 30 seconds and some refs would have stopped that fight there but Jared gassed BADLY the last 20 sec or so
10-8 Flair er- jared.
Standing O for both men and the handclap for round 3.
Jared goes for the takedown and jon grabs the cage longer than tito did to avoid it- then lets go to take top pos.
back to round 1 template- but jon is dropping MUCH better shots.
Dana has GOT to be loving this one.
jon goes for a takedown and eats 2 BIG knees that should have KOed him- Jared is trying to finish but gasses badly
jon hits some light punches as jared lays and prays- jon suddenly switches to top and lets off 4 good shots from the top and Steve stops it-
I don;t think it was a KO I just don;t think Jared had any left to defend himself-
He needs to call Tito.
Part 2 hopefully tomorrow!