blue mark to the right of the winner.
Tug Dabone -
Just Bleed Report
Fights that shouldn't go the distance:
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns shouldn't go to the judges. 80% finish rate vs. 92% finish rate.
- Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago "Marreta" Santos: 94% finishes vs. 73%.
Gunnar Nelson vs. Alex Oliveira: 94% vs. 84%.
Almost all other fights on the card feature at least one fighter with a fairly low finish rate (usually between 50% and 70%, but sometimes much lower .... Theodorou 46%, Joanna Ex-Champ 34%, etc.). High finish rates don't guarantee finishes of course, but this card could produce lots of decisions. The upside: Not as many minutes between bouts, if they're hoping to keep the card under 7 hours overall.... sorry, looking for the silver lining here....
I actually think Katona looked better at 145, where he had the speed advantage, abd was jist as strong.
Lopez gets the 1st. Katona needs better defense.
1-0 Lopez. I'm really surprised Katona wasn't able to stuff that takedown, it looked really telegraphed.
Ooo, I think Lopez is hurt to the body, but he's playing it off well.
trevor used the F word there
They keep mentioning Lopez's conditioning, but I think they're overlooking 2 really big body shots, that immediately preceded Lopez's slowing down.
That should be a finish for Katona.
2-1 Katona, and he put a stamp on it by choking Lopez out cold at the end of the round.
should be sub win
Great performance by Katona. 29-27 Katona.
This ref is just full of fail.
His arm went limp before the bell.
He 100% went out.
30-27, hmm, not sure I agree, but it's academic because Kotana won twice.
branchdavidian - if merab lost his fight, then this is a win for katona
Not that difficult of a call, and he didn't have a split second to make the decision, he went and discussed it with the other officals, then made his decision.
Anders as a slight dog here makes no sense to me. Wish I was in Vegas right now
God I hope Anders scores a Hendo-Bisping like KO. Elias is quite possibly my least favorite fighter. Just a horrible, horrible style.
Ortega vs Holloway It's such a great fight. They aren't the stars that Liddell couture silva etc. were yet but man they are at that level skill wise. I hope these guys have long careers and this fight is amazing.
I had two Jiu Jitsu matches against Olivier Auburn Mercier and trained a bunch with Durango. Both tough as nails. Interested to see how it goes.
Is Durango good on ground?
Mercer has legit kick boxing if I remember Cofrectly.