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UFC 93 A Disappointment

Coming off two of their most successful Pay Per View events in company history, you had the feeling that UFC 93 might be a little on the disappointing side - and it was.

It started with the first fight of the broadcast. American born fighter Marcus Davis went three rounds with Chris "Lights Out" Lytle, and won by a split decision. From this point forward, I was in a sour mood watching this show. I'm not a Lytle fan AT ALL, but dude won the fight. He was the aggressor through out, he landed more punches and he did significantly more damage.

Davis reminded me of me when I play a video game and only know how to do one or two moves. You keep mashing the buttons tryin to score with those moves and hope for the best. Flying knees and leaping punches. That's about all Marcus Davis had last night, and somehow the judges found in his favour. I REALLY want to tell all the old wrestlers and wrestling fans that accuse UFC of being a work to fuck off - but after this fight I completely agreed.

The fight I really wanted to see was up next. Dennis Kang, who is from Canada, of Korean heritage, and born in France was taking on Alan Belcher. Kang has been mentioned on Tha O Show recently during Tid's Pit Stop. Many within the MMA world were excited about Kang coming to the UFC to potentially provide a serious threat to Anderson Silva's reign.

Kang dominated 95% of this fight... and then he got caught. While trying to shoot in, Kang got his head wrapped up and was caught in a guillotine. He tapped like a bitch before the thing was fully sunk in.

Anytime I see a guy tap to a guillotine, I remember an interview with Tito Ortiz where he said he had no respect for anyone who tapped to that move. "It's JUST pain. It's not like he can pull your head off. Fight through it. Hold on. Or go to sleep". I agree 100%... which goes back to the ongoing debate with Dan-e-o about which would you rather do - get tapped our or knocked out. Dennis Kang showed everyone why I think a KO is a much more honorable option.

By the way Kang - for that act of pussy-hole-ness, I've revoked your Canadian citizenship altogether.

UFC vet Jeremy Horn made his return to the octagon but was basically devoured by Rousimar Palhares.

Mark Coleman looked a shadow of his former self against Mauricio Rua. That`s not to say Shogun looked good - cuz he didn`t. He looked like shit. Coleman just had nothing. He was completely blown up part way through Round 1, and used nothing but heart to get himself to the final 20 seconds of the third, when the referee stopped the fight on strikes.

Watching this fight, it`s hard to believe that just two years ago, Rua was widely considered the best 205 pounder in the world. Rua struggled to put Coleman away. `The Hammer`stood there like Homer Simpson taking unprotected shot after unprotected shot and Rua couldn`t finish the fight. Shogun is apparently scheduled to face Chuck Liddell at UFC 97 - and as much as I think `The Iceman` is over the hill, I think he`s got plenty left to deal with Rua`s case.

The main event was non eventful. The most exciting part was when Dan Henderson accidentally caught Rich Franklin in the eye with a finger. It was like a 2 and a half round, feeling out process.

So Henderson won by split decision, and will now go coach on The Ultimate Fighter, leading to a fight with Michael Bisping. After this performance, I don`t see a fight with Bisbing drawing well at all.

Quick Results:

Dan Henderson def. Rich Franklin via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua def. Mark Coleman via TKO (strikes) -- Round 3, 4:36
Rousimar Palhares def. Jeremy Horn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alan Belcher def. Denis Kang via submission (guillotine choke) -- Round 2, 4:36
Marcus Davis def. Chris Lytle via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
John Hathway def. Tom Egan via TKO (strikes) -- Round 1, 4:36
Martin Kampmann def. Alexandre Barros via TKO (strikes) -- Round 2, 3:09
Eric Schafer def. Antonio Mendes via TKO (punches) -- Round 1, 3:35
Thomasz Drwal def. Ivan Serati via TKO (punches) -- Round 1, 2:02
Dennis Siver def. Nate Mohr via TKO (strikes) -- Round 3, 3:47

1 comments: on "UFC 93 A Disappointment"

Anonymous said...

Lytle may hav landed the heavier punches, but he did'nt even come close to throwing more punches than Davies, he got counter punched for 3 straight rounds, c'mon man!!