Many people said this was not a card worthy of a PPV and you know, they might still have a case. It was, however a very enjoyable night of fights, with tons of action and fun fights, starting in the early prelims (very early if you were in Perth Australia…) all the way to the main event. We saw Israel Adesanya’s violent debut and a spinning back fist knockdown, A magnificent GnP and a surprising but welcome Kimura. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Let’s discuss my picks quickly. Then, we’ll chat about this, that and the other.
A lot of people question whether this card is “PPV worthy”. Me? I don’t really care. I see good potential and hope that this would become one of those cards that deliver more than expected. Interesting fights from early prelims to main event, which will give us the identity of the middleweight number one contender. I don’t have a lot of time so…
Let the predicting of UFC 221 coming up on Saturday, February 10th on PPV commence. (All credits go to UFC/WME-IMG for all photos.)
Tyson Pedro by TKO
Li Jingliang by DEC
Cyril Asker by SUB
Curtis Blaydes by DEC
and now! The moment millions of MMA fans around the world have been waiting for, from Perth, Australia This is the main event of the evening!
Yoel Romero by TKO
Don’t forget to get back here by Monday morning for the afterMMAth!
Hello there MMA fans, and welcome everyone else to this After MMAth post, following one of the best cards in recent memory (which is filled with some really good cards).
Top to bottom – excellent card, with really no let downs in terms of performance. Thirteen fights, 8 out of which ended with a T/KO finish, 4 decisions (after some very interesting fights) and a draw. I’ll take that spread any time.
Just before UFC 198, I was very busy. Too busy to do a prediction post… But AS PROMISED, I made some time to predict an event that – even after losing its original title challenger – looks absolutely great on paper, and is likely to prove just as good as it looks!
Hello MMA fans and everyone else!
In the past few weeks, we’ve seen updates from UFC regarding the card of their upcoming seminal event – UFC 200 scheduled for July 9th, 2016. To sum up fan reactions (including this fan right here) in a word, it feels – Underwhelming. Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, we are liiiiiiiiive!
How many times did we hear that in the month of December, the year of 2015? On the second weekend of December alone, Bruce Buffer went all out on the microphone 3 times.
Indeed, it is a December to remember. Continue reading