Didn’t post about it before hand cause I’ve been doing things around the house/getting ready to go back to school in a week/we have company.
BUT, HERE’S MY THOUGHTS:
Mike Swick was too clutch with those punches on DeMarques Johnson, I called it when I saw the KO that he would be getting the ‘knockout of the night’ title.
Joe Lauzon got Jamie Varner with that triangle choke, I had expectations for Lauzon, there were some good hits in this fight, and I knew Varner was going to tap because the hold was good.
Lyoto Machida turned the lights out on Ryan Bader, I knew this would be a good match up because both of these fighters are great, and I enjoy watching them fight. It was interesting to watch each fighters demeanor, and how they carried themselves during the bout. Bader sort of trip-slipped when trying to come at Machida, which turned out to be bad news for him- Machida didn’t hesitate to knock him out.
(Mauricio) Shogun Rua took a while to get Brandon Vera (who if y’all don’t know, is REAL TALL) out, but he got him with a TKO. Rua was dominant 98% of the fight, and Brandon Vera had some good moments, but obviously it wasn’t enough to stop Rua. I’m pretty sure the last time I saw Brandon Vera fight was when Jon Jones broke his nose real badly, I don’t remember if I saw him in more recent ones or not.
So, I’m also looking at upcoming fight cards,
none are as stacked as I’d like them to be, but what can you do, there’s only so many fights/events scheduled for the remainder of 2012. (I mean, there can be changes and injuries, but still). I think 2013 will deliver some very stacked cards and feature some people who were notable in 2012.
I’ve been waiting to see GSP fight again for a while now (haven’t we all?!) and if all goes according to plan, his fight night will be one of the last ones of 2012 (late november).
Will we see anyone challenge Anderson Silva for the belt? Only one who has come close was Chael Sonnen, and they’re not going to do a third fight. I say they hold interim fights for the belt that will be theirs once The Spider retires.
And so on and so forth, I’ll try to post some more random MMA/UFC things throughout this week (and then I won’t be able to until I’m all settled in at school…warning y’all now…)