It was better than most numbered UFC’s lately. Joe Silva must be proud, almost every fight from under to main card was action-packed.
Sadollah VS Ludwig
What was the problem with Sadollah corner? one of the worst strategies I’ve seen lately, spending 3 times trading blows with an accomplished strike like Duane is simply stupid.
I really liked how he employed the frequent use of elbows on his striking combinations, Amir was simply outmatched and went with dumbest gameplan possible for this kind of fighter he was facing.
Cerrone VS Oliveira
I was expecting this, Charles defense is FULL of holes, he is too rash and offensive-minded. He was never on the same level as Donald regarding striking technique and the most glaring one, physical difference. Charles doesn’t cut any weight to fight at 155lbs and is very weak and small, he would be better at the 145lbs in my opinion.
Bendo VS Miller
What can i say? Bendo must go directly to the title-shot, he simply outworked Miller and shows he fights on another level his gas tank is huge and elbows are deadly, non-stopping offense and impossible to sub. I expect him as the LW champion by 2012.
Lytle VS Hardy
Lytle is a showman, always going to stand and bang even when facing a striker that was easily “subbable”, it’s a shame he is retiring, but he is gonna make part of the select elite that retired while on the top. Nothing bad getting 10 bonuses thorough his UFC career that amount to 525,000US$ and a Harley Davidson as a farewell gift.
Hardy was never UFC material, i wonder what his value is to the UFC, since 2007 they have been doing less and less shows on England, and besides his striking, which isn’t spectacular, i wonder what’s the reason for keeping him after his 4th straight loss. He was gun-shy throughout all the fight and made me wonder what the hell was he thinking when he went for take-down on the closing minutes of the 3rd round. He lost in all possible ways. Decision, Sub, K.O. , he needs to SERIOUSLY revamp himself, otherwise he will make a good addition for the BAMMA rooster.
Closing in: GSP couldn’t sub Hardy, WAR DIAZ! =)