Well, guess we can put the hype to rest :D. I agree with 30-27, but… barely. Werdum was landing shots at will. Overeem, it would appear has his handful with Bigfoot. Clearly gassed too.
Barnett on the other hand, looked amazing. Awesome performance, though it was obvious Rogers has some ways to go with his ground game. Those takedowns were skillfully executed.
Also, fuck Mauro Renallo. He is a bad broadcaster and a disrespects fighters constantly. Gus Johnson also needs to go. Get the Voice and Bas in there!
I guess when you are fighting a legit heavyweight, and not say, oh, Tony Sylvester (who?) or Todd Duffee it’s not easy to “steamroll.” I loved how people kept saying now that Overeem moved to HW he doesn’t gas anymore. He hasn’t been out of the first round since Buentello in 2007! Before that, last time he fought a full fight was Belfort in 2006.
I don’t know what the power shot numbers were, but Werdum actually outstruck him overall as well. I think if Werdum wouldn’t have tweaked his knee and kept pushing the pace, he could have pulled that fight off. He kept trying to pull guard but I think he was winning the fight on the feet. He would just get himself into trouble by pressing too much and getting counter punched, instead of picking his spots to unload, such as when Overeem kept backpedaling and covering up. Werdum probably hurt himself in the judges’ eyes because whenever he got hit, he would flop to the ground. I don’t think any of those shots really hurt him. He did look in piss poor conditioning though.
I don’t see him beating Bigfoot. Overeem was the tournament favorite heading in, mostly based off of his destruction of mma cans and the K-1 title. I’d take the field against him now if I was bettting.
One last thing, Prime Cro Cop and Fedor would have worn this guy’s skin like Buffalo Bill.