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Monday, 30 May 2011

UFC 130

Would have made a post over the Weekend about UFC 130 but once again I was quite ill and had to watch the bloody thing on my laptop rather than go down to the pub (bar for our American friends) with a few mates. Regardless here is my breakdown of the main card fights:

Rampage Vs Hamill:
To be honest my internet had a hissy fit before the fight so I missed almost all of it. From what was actually seen and from some of the highlights it went down exactly as I would expect. Hamill shot for takedowns, Rampage stuff them. End of story. Like Rampage said after the fight, did you not know he was also a wrestler Hamill? Not one takedown. Hamill did try some effective leg kicks (see Griffin Vs Rampage as to why they work) but did not keep it up.

Next up for Hamill: Someone at his own skill level...maybe even a drop to middle weight...he looked small compared to Rampage and dropping weight is all the rage these days
Next up for Rampage: Title shot? Maybe, Rampage Vs Jones is more marketable than Rashad. Have to see when Jones wants to come back.

Mir Vs Nelson:
If you haven't noticed I have got a bit of a man crush on Big Country but the People's Champ (as described by Goldie) looked terrible. I'm not a big Mir fan but he dominated Nelson for a big decsion win. Nelson looked good in the first few minutes pressing against Mir trying to push his cardio but it was to no avail. Oh well...

Next for Nelson: He has had two top contenders in a row and lost. Probably looking at the loser of Kongo Vs Barry or Mittrone Vs Morecraft, maybe even Russow in a battle of the bellies.
Next for Mir: Winner of Nog Vs Schaub, title shot implications there...

Struve Vs Browne:
Browne does not need to leap over the tallest skyscrapers, he just superman punches his way through them. I had Struve in this one but it looks like if you get in close with Struve his long limbs are no good to him.

Next for Brown: Winner of Barry Vs Kongo
Next for Struve: Talk about him Vs Cro Cop...sweet.

Jorge Santiago Vs Brian Stann:
Didn't see this one working like this. Like all fightes coming from Japan, Jorge struggled and got punished by a sharp looking Stann. It will take some time getting used to cage, but Jorge will be back.

Next for Stann: Hopefully the winner Wandy Vs Leben or another up and comer. Maybe Botesch, who looked good.
Next for Santiago: A gatekeeper, Dollaway or Grove.

Rick Story Vs Tiago Alves:
Big win for story against a legit contender. Alves looked good in the last round but you need to win two rounds to win. Perfect example of imposing your gameplan on your opponent.

Next for Story: Winner of Condit Vs Stun Gun or maybe Ellenberger...one of these guys will be marketed as the next big thing to challenge GSP.

So your thoughts...?

20 comments:

Filler of that space said...

Hope you get better soon!And I'm still a newbie when its comes to wrestling and cant say anything yet.

Vince^_^ said...

Hope the illness stops soon :)

Blogging Skater said...

how do you watch mma on the internet?

Dejch said...

time to kick some ass! :)

Fermium Death said...

MMA was good.

Quick Reads said...

I don't really like MMA, however it's a nice review, it's been a while since I came here, take care bro!

Admin said...

Seems like a weird place for a post like this. Isn't this blog about self improvement?

Dola said...

kinda sad to see the big guy go down "without a fight" =\ i expected him to do a lot better

heefal said...

what steams you use to watch it?

NorthernLad said...

Actually took a gander at UFC 130, and I'm surprised to admit: it's rather fun. Though I don't "get" everything yet, I'll definetely watch some more in the future :)

LadyS said...

Aw I'm sorry you had to miss it like that with your friends :(

Hook Games said...

Great post.

Poetry of the Day said...

im not so hyped about this
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bb31 said...

my favortie big country moment is from the ultimate fighter when dana said "260? you don't look 260." then country pulled up his shirt and dana says "oh, there it is."

HOODPHENOMENOM said...

I think Rick Story will crush him

Da2Shae said...

Great review! Its too bad I'm not all that interested in MMA. I may start watching because of this blog though!

RageCompeX said...

thx for the post :)

Dvallej said...

was an ok event, not the best fight and a lot of decitions

supearmy said...

Great review, will have to check it out

braumaman said...

Solid review of the show. What do you think of Story and Nate The Great, i think all the good will Story earned for dominating Alvez will be quickly stomped out by Nate. I just think he's too good to lose in his WW debut. Unless Story can somehow lay and pray like Sonnen did, Marquardt is going to win.

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