Tug Dabone -
Just Bleed Report
Fights that shouldn't go the distance:
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....
In the last 10 PPV UFCs, only 2 had more decisions. Two others had the same number of decisions (7), but those cards had fewer fights than this one.
So, this was sort of an average PPV compared to recent cards. Maybe a bit heavy on the decisions, and the judging/reffing was sort of questionable at times (three split decisions, knees to the head of a downed fighter, strikes to the back of the head, fence grabs, etc.).
The main event was spectacular violence, and Oliveira's facial blood faucet was impressive. Other than that, not a lot was really very memorable about the card, although there were a few really fun fights.