UFC 100 – Results & Reactions
UD = Unanimous Decision; SD = Split Decision; SUB = Submission; KO = Knockout/Technical Knockout/Ref Stoppage; R1 = Round 1; R2 = Round 2; etc.
Shannon Gugerty def. Matt Grice via SUB (R1 2:36 – Guillotine choke)
Tom Lawlor def. CB Dollaway via SUB (R1 0:55 – Guillotine choke)
– Tom Lawlor came out to “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men and led one of his camp down the aisle on a leash (Joe Lauzon was kind enough to Tweet a link to the video on Youtube) then made quick work of Dollaway. CB is not adapting well to the main stage. Hate to say I told you so, but…
Dong Hyun Kim def. TJ Grant via UD
– It was 30-26 across the board. It’s rare for a judge to score a round 10-8, let alone all three judges to do so. I can only assume that Grant was penalized a point for some tomfoolery.
Jon Jones def. Jake O’Brien via SUB (R2 2:43 – D’Arce Choke)
– From what I’ve read Jones dominated the entire fight with his trademark whacky and wild strikes. O’Brien is no joke, so I expect Jones’s next fight to be a significant step up on the Light Heavyweight ladder.
Jim Miller def. Mac Danzig via UD
– Nice knowing you, Mac Danzig.
Mark Coleman def. Stephan Bonnar via UD
– I haven’t read any reactions from people who actually saw this fight, but the result alone shocks me. Stephan, man, what happened? Oh well. Thanks for the memories.
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Alan Belcher via SD
– Scorecards were 29-28 Belcher, 29-28 Akiyama, and 30-27 Akiyama. Crowd booed the Hell out of this decision and Rogan and Goldberg both referred to it as a robbery. I think that’s a bit much. I had it 29-28 for Akiyama, and wasn’t the only one in the room who felt Akiyama was winning that fight. I will say that 30-27 for Akiyama is sort of a bullshit score, but in my mind Belcher didn’t do anything that warrants saying he should’ve won it hands down.
Dan Henderson def. Michael Bisping via KO (R2 3:20)
– Bisping abandoned the foolish gameplan he’d come up with to somehow try to out-wrestle Henderson, but he was still completely dominated. Henderson made him look like a complete joke, then knocked him out cold in scary fashion to end it. I know that Henderson was a fairly heavy favorite and that I was in the minority in thinking Bisping had a chance to win it, but I can’t be the only one surprised at how thoroughly dominant Henderson looked here. This is something more than a setback for Bisping, as he was really exposed in his first real test at 185. If you’re Michael Bisping, where on Earth do you go from here (other than “back to England”)?
Georges St. Pierre def. Thiago Alves via UD
– Scores were 50-45, 50-45, and 50-44. Looks like someone scored the 2nd round 10-8. GSP’s bursitis looked every bit as bad as was rumored, and he tore his groin in the 4th round. Neither injury prevented him from putting on a clinic. He was amazing in this fight and completely broke his opponent’s spirit. People are blaming a dramatic weight cut for Alves’s loss, but he’s been cutting the same amount of weight for awhile and he’s far too young for it to have caught up with him in this fight. He didn’t look dehydrated when entering the Octagon, and he still had enough gas left in his tank in the 4th and 5th rounds to stave off submission attempts. The problem is that Alves quickly realized that the only tools he had to finish were completely negated by GSP’s game plan, and you could see his confidence leaving him after the first round. Joe Silva told Joe Rogan that the winner of the fight between Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann would be GSP’s next opponent. Seriously? Wow, there really is nobody left at 170 for GSP. When does Jake Shields’s contract with Strikeforce end?
Brock Lesnar def. Frank Mir via KO (R2 1:48)
– I think that Mir honestly thought that the combination of his prior win over Lesnar and all the s***-talk from his camp would result in him getting in Lesnar’s head. Two problems with that theory. One, Lesnar is a lot smarter than he lets on and his propensity towards being a quick learner in every athletic endeavor he’s ever tackled is legendary. He knew what he did wrong in that Mir fight, and he learned not only how to avoid making that specific mistake again but also how to avoid making that type of mistake again. The second problem is that all Mir did was rattle the cage of the lion and make Lesnar more intent on embarrassing him. This beating was brutal, and I’m pretty sure Mir can go into witness protection with the facial reconstruction Lesnar gave him. After the fight Lesnar got in Mir’s face again, flipped off the crowd, posed while they booed him in his post-fight interview, announced he drinks Coors Light because Bud Light won’t pay him, and then proclaimed he was going to celebrate by getting on top of his wife. You can take the man out of pro wrestling…
Jon Fitch def. Paul Thiago via UD
– This ended up going on last due to scheduling concerns. Thiago threatened early with a guillotine, but clearly didn’t have it locked in. He then made the same mistake I see so many other fighters making lately and spent far too much time trying to get that guillotine in. As a result he expended a ton of unnecessary energy and couldn’t get anything going for the rest of the fight. Fitch, for what it’s worth, proved that he’s still one of the more skilled fighters at 170. However, the entire fight consisted of Fitch making attempting to finish and being unable to pull it off. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – if you want to be champion in any weight division, you absolutely have to have something in your arsenal that can finish a fight.
Good card overall, but I’m still more excited for UFC 101 on August 8th, headlined by Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva and BJ Penn defending his Lightweight Title (finally) against Kenny Florian.