Holy f**** s*** **** ***** newspaper ***** with a new *****. My jaw is still dropped, regularly have to raise it up off the ground. Last night was a night that will go down in history. So lets jump into it.
The PPV started off with Cub Swanson v Denis Siver. It was a great fight that saw Siver have success early, but Cub eventually found his time and used his superior boxing to put Siver out in the 3rd. Cub looked great and brought his win streak to 5, something I never though a "Cub" would do. Swanson should fight Ricardo Lamas with a winner getting a shot at the belt. Siver should look to get back on track against the loser of Mendes/Guida or Charles Oliveira.
The next fight was Mark Munoz v Tim Boetsch. Munoz was about a year removed from his utter destruction at the hands of Cris Weidman, and Boetsch freshly removed from getting Philipooped on by Costa, a win for both was dire. After a back and forth 1st Munoz took control and used his wrestling to secure the decision. This gets Munoz back on track, it's going to take a lot more for Munoz to get to a title shot and at 35 he's got to make something happen. He should fight either Tim Kennedy or Michael Bisping. Boetsch, in my opinion, has been over-rated due to a fluke win over Okami, he's shown that maybe he can't hang with the division elite. Boetsch should looked to get back on track against Alan Belcher or Luke Rockhold.
Tim Kennedy v Roger Gracie successfully put one of my friends asleep, so well done guys well done. Gracie came on strong in the 1st, but fell flat in the 2nd and 3rd. Kennedy was able to out grapple Gracie, an impressive but uneventful feat. Kennedy should fight Bisping or Munoz. As result of Roger Gracie's defeat, the Gracie family has moved to 0-4 in the common era of the UFC, unless you count Victor Gracie, which I don't. Hopefully they'll keep Roger around and he'll fight Tim Boetsch or Cris Camozzi.
Frankie Edgar finally got back in the win colum with a win over Charles Oliveira. The 145ers put on a incredible show, where Frankie used his boxing and wrestling to get the win over Oliveira. Frankie absolutely after going 0-3 in decisions that could have gone his way he needed a win. I think a fight with the winner of Mendes/Guida is in order, 145 is heating up. I will be the first to admit that I was surprised to see Oliveira put up a great fight against Frankie. Oliveira showed that he has the potential to be a future contender or possibly champion. Oliveira should fight either Jimy Hettes or Godofredo Pepey.
The left hook felt around the world. Cris Weidman knocking out Anderson Silva in the 2nd round to become the "NEW UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION", something that hasn't been said for seven years, has opened the middleweight division back up. I woke up this morning wondering if if all was just a dream, there's something in the water up there in New Jersey. Matt Serra and now Cris Weidman have shocked the world by knocking out dominant champions. It's been kind of fun to see the Silva die-hards try to make sense of their hero being knocked cold, but I think it's an insult to Weidman to try to say the only reason he won was because of Silva's "show-boating". It's part of Silva's style to do what he did, I've seen video of him doing that in sparring, he trains to drop his hands and go all Matrix on his opponents. He finally faced a guy who didn't let that get to him and he deserves credit for that. People trying to take credit away from Weidman is pathetic and shameful. Well, it finally happened, Anderson got clipped with a shot and put away, his first loss in about eight years and the first time he's been finished in about nine years. He got hit with shot when he was doing what he always does in fights, the Matrix. I personally think Anderson is the greatest fighter to fight in MMA up to this point. Sorry Fedor fans, Anderson beats him. That's not to diminish the accomplishments of Fedor, but a bigger compliment to Anderson. What's next though? I honestly don't want to see a rematch. Let it be a changing of the guard, Anderson didn't initially sound like he wanted a rematch, but I guess we'll see if it happens. I would like for Weidman to fight Belfort he deserves the next shot at the title. As for Anderson, he can do whatever he wants to do...I say a super fight with Nick Diaz, STOCKTON 209 WHAT????
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