Monday, October 28, 2013

Fight Night: Munoz vs Machida Recap

Machida added another KO to his highlight reel.
Saturday held a UFC event in the UK and then WSOF took the stage from Miami later that night.  Really quick I just want to point out that Steve Carl submitted Josh Burkman in a very entertaining match that saw him become the very first WSOF champion.  Also in the welterweight division Jon Fitch barely won against Marcelo Alfaya.  Justin Gaethje finished Dan Lauzon and should face Nick Newell for the vacant lightweight title.  And Marlon Moraes won impressively again and is by far the best bantamweight on the WSOF roster and will likely be crowned champion soon.  Back to the UFC now for a recap:

  • Brad Scott won with a first round front choke against Michael Kuiper
  • Jimy Hettes submitted Rob Whiteford in the 2nd with a triangle choke
  • Cole Miller defeated Andy Ogle via submission, called out judges, called out fighters from the UK, then scurried to the locker room as the boos rained down
  • Jessica Andrade put down a 3 round whipping on Rosi Sexton
  • Luke Barnatt rocked Andrew Craig a few times before securing an armbar finish in a FOTN performance
  • Al Iaquinta outclassed the very tough and durable Piotr Hallmann to win a decision
  • John Lineker won via 1st round KO yet again beating Phil Harris.  He likely will face John Dodson in a top contender fight or move up to bantamweight as he keeps missing weight.
  • Nicholas Musoke picked up Submission of the Night against Alessio Sakara in a very entertaining fight
  • Norman Parke landed his left hand at will yet again defeating Jon Tuck via decision
  • Ryan Jimmo's leg gave out on him as he lost the fight via injury TKO.  Jimi Manuwa picks up the win via injury for the second fight in a row.  He heavily damaged Jimmo's leg with knees and kicks so give him full credit for this win although it seemed like a fluke the way Jimmo went down
  • Melvin Guillard was getting lose and starting to beat up Ross Pearson before an illegal knee ended the fight with a no contest.  Pearson was playing possum with his hand on the ground as Guillard kneed him in the head a few times.  The fight is rescheduled for London in March.
  • Lyoto Machida made quick work of Mark Munoz by defeating him with a 1st round head kick KO.  Munoz was aware of Machida's power and counter striking but I think he was a bit too cautious.  Machida is instantly in the mix at middleweight now with this win.  Munoz still hangs out in the top 10 but has a few wins to get before re-entering the title picture.
UFC Awards:
FOTN: Barnatt/Craig
SOTN: Musoke
KOOTN: Machida

Brutal Sports Awards:
Beatdown of the Night: Andrade
Sketchiest Decision of the Night: The "no contest" called on Pearson/Guillard
Upset of the Night: Barnatt

Three Stars:
  1. Machida
  2. Barnatt
  3. Scott
Prediction totals:
Entering events: 152/262-58%
Event total: 8/11-72.7%
Pick Totals:  160/273-58.6%

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