UFC welterweight Ryo Chonan wrote on his blog about his split decision win over Roan Carneiro at UFC 88 "Breakthrough" on September 6.
I won by decision. However, I'm satisfied overall. The quality of my performance was better than our fight in DEEP. I could do what I couldn't do before and I felt that I have developed a lot since then.
I, of course, found out what I need to do next and what is missing. I was nervous since I hadn't fought for quite a while. I'm glad I could overcome pressure. At last minute, Mach Sakurai joined our team. He supported me and encouraged me a lot as a second. Jason ["Mayhem" Miller] shouted loud every time I pounded my opponent to give him pressure. My teammates helped me stay focused and motivated me a lot. I would like to thank Mr. Yamamoto, Team Quest, and my fans in Japan for the support. I will definitely work hard for my next fight.