I thought Vemola looked pretty awesome, but I can't wait to bet against him against a more accomplished submission fighter. He is obviously crazy powerful and has some sweet takedowns, but he was practically giving that triangle up every time. Somebody better than Petruzelli will finish him. But he is a tank of a LHW and anybody that can't fight off their back will be in for a world of hurt against him.
I was impressed by Nate and the only thing that impressed me about Okami was how huge he looked. Neither let their striking go or threatened with much of anything on the ground. I guess you never know, but neither look like they have anything to threaten Silva with.
I like Sadollah, and love how clean and technical he is, but the dude has no finishing power. Sobotta was woefully overmatched but never looked in danger of being put away. I think Sadollah would be a huge favorite over Ludwig (to use an example cited in this thread), but he doesn't have the standup power or grappling ability to be more than a mid-tier welterweight, in my opinion. He doesn't seem big for a welterweight though, and I have to think that he could probably get down to lightweight if he really needed to. I've got to think he would be more competitive in that division. I actually think his leg kicks and technical striking would even give somebody like Frank Edgar headaches, and I don't think that the lightweight guys are big enough to totally bully him like Kim did.
I'd be kind of surprised if McCray or Petruzelli don't get cut. I guess McCray will get one more fight for being a TUF finalist, but I just don't think he's very good. Good to see Noke win, as I think he has more potential- despite his lost to McCray on the show.
Winner and Siver... meh. Entertaining fight, but I don't think either guy is a serious contender. Hopefully, they will just keep giving Siver guys who want to have entertaining standup bouts. I was disappointed not to see the spinning back kick!
Kind of a crappy card, but fortunately UFC 123 more than makes up for it.