I was going to try and stay off the MMA websites as I’m away for two weeks and was having some major league problems getting feeds. I couldn’t resist though, so I looked on the web, and got the results. So I’m going to talk about the main event and some other things that made me gasp. You will notice I was correct in my prediction that Chael would win, but the manor in which he did it, I don’t think anyone could have predicted. A submission in the first round. What? Really? How? By guillotine choke, that’s how. Proof that there’s life in the old dog yet.
Chael called out Wandelei Silva. It would be a great fight yes, but it’s a dangerous risk with little upside for the Oregon native. By and large, I read the event was full of awesome fights. two Sub of the Night’s, two KO of the Night’s, plus the Fight of the Night. 6 awards! That says something about the calibre of entertainment on offer. The one thing that shocked me was to hear that Joe Lauzon lost. The bonus king. Not only lost but was dominated by someone known for inducing comas on the audience.
Obviously I still haven’t got to see the fight. But this is further proof of the randomly unpredictable nature of the sport. This was intended to be about the heavyweights. Speaking of heavyweights, Travis Browne KO’d Overeem with a front kick to the face. Where Overeem goes from here I don’t know. The fact is, he is always only 1 or 2 wins from a title shot. I guess we shall see.
That’s all for now. I hope everyone enjoyed the fights, and I hope you enjoy these articles. Hit ‘Follow’ for plenty more from the world of UFC/MMA and pro wrestling.
Arun Paul Smith