February 2, 2013
Posted by Jeremy
in Alistair Overeem
, Antonio Silva
, Demian Maia
, Frankie Edgar
, Ian McCall
, Jeremy Hurtt Blog
, Jon Fitch
, Jose Aldo
, Joseph Benavidez
, Little Nog
, Rashad Evans
, UFC 156
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Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
Uncle Creepy, sir. I said Uncle Creepy, sir!
After early feeling out, Creepy goes for the takedown, but Bena defends admirably, and lands on the separation.
McCall coming straight down the pipe. Big body kicks landing.
They’re slugging a bit. No advantage early, but Bena lands a huge left, and Creepy is wobbly. Nut shot by Bena, time out, and a quick restart.
Replay shows knee to the gunt.
Bena starting to look very comfy. Tight shots, lands a right and a left hook in tight.
Bena rocking the hooks. Has the timing all sorts of down.
McCall has taken some groin shots, and his left leg is getting raked.
Leg kick lands for Creepy, Bena hits a hook to the body on the way out. He’s dominating Creepy early with the counters.
Bena setting up with leg kicks, then coming down the pipe on the exchange. McCall catches a right hand and counters. Bena bleeding from the forehead. The round ends with measuring, after McCall lands the last strike of the round, a kick.
I have it 10-9 Benavidez after 1
On 1st Round replay, Bena’s punches look light, very pawing. No reason not to judge a fight by one 5 second highlight.
McCall is throwing a nice left on the counter. If he lands that and follows up, this fight could turn quick-like.
Bena’s right is just living up in Creepy’s grill.
Creepy with an attempt at a single with a trip, Bena not having it, goes chest to chest and ends it before it starts.
I like guys who bring their punches from the hips, all in tight. Both these fellers do so.
A lot of feeling out, but it still feels likes Bena is winning the exchanges with his timing.
Bena steps under a McCall punch for a takedown, McCall just jumps on him. GnPing the poo out of Bena on the ground, Bena trying to scramble out, every scramble seems to end with him in a worse spot. He gets up to his feet, but Creepy pushes him to the cage. Round ends with McCall holding Bena by his back up against the fence. That might have changed the round. I did on my card, and I’m smart as hell.
I have it 10-9 McCall 19-19 after 2
Bena opens the third blasting against the cage, McCall smiles through and works his way out with counters.
Body kick lands for Bena.
Creepy lands a body kick, but drops off of it, gets hit in the clinch, and Bena continues to land on the way out.
Big right Creepy, big left Bena. Simultaneously and errythang.
Leg kick lands for Bena, followed by left. Creepy ducks under and gets the huge double. Bena back up fairly quickly.
Exchanging leg kicks at range.
Bena catches a kick, and they trade from there before quickly separating.
Minute to go, and the difference in this fight may be the punches on separation. Bena has won getting out almost every time in this fight.
Body kick lands for Bena.
MCall stuffed on the takedown attempt. Lands a right. Lands a leg kick. Finishes the fight throwing. Game.
I have it 10-9 29-28 Benavidez after 3
The judges score it 29-28 29-28 29-28 for the winner, Joseph Benavidez defeats Ian McCall by Unanimous Decision
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Maia goes STRAIGHT for the takedown..and gets it. Already has back, 20 seconds in. Wow.
Maia on Fitch’s back standing up, halfway between grapevine and body triangle.
Maia’s jits is incredible. Insight!
Maia still on Fitch’s back, with Fitch standing up. For over a minute now. Fitch has an outstanding motor, but damn.
Fitch FINALLY breaks the Maia back position, after a few seconds in the clinch, Maia drags him back down. Fitch gets back up fairly quick, but Maia is just all over him, holding his back. Kneeing his kidneys from back. Fitch being abused in the grappling and positioning. ABUSED.
Maia could be a title contender at 170.
Maia has held dominant position for 290 seconds in the 1st round. 290 seconds.
I have it 10-9 Maia after 1
Fitch trying to get comfortable. A lot of leg kicks.
Takes 40 seconds for Maia to get the takedown this round, but get it he does, on a quick double. Fitch creates space and manages to get back up. Impressive.
And Maia grabs his back and rides him back down. One hook in so far, with Fitch to the cage. Second hook in.
Maia has back to the fence, body triangle set on Fitch’s back. I mean, DOMINANCE.
Rear naked in at 2:30ish. Fitch fighting. Maia lets it go around 2:10.
Maia has had Fitch’s back with triangle set for nearly all of this fight. Again, great motor for Fitch, but as far as I know, he IS human. Trouble, said Travis Tritt (and Wayne Newton, but cheesier).
Rear naked back in as the round concludes.
I have it 10-9 20-18 Maia after 2
I saw a lot of ways this fight could go. This wasn’t one of them. Fitch has become a gatekeeper with the loss of his chin, but this is dominance in his world.
Maia grabs Fitch in the first 5 seconds. Seriously. Jon Fitch’s mom has this 20-11 Maia after 2.
Guess where Maia is? Fitch’s back? Yep.
Maia is out, only 2 minutes into the round!
Wow, Fitch stops a takedown attempt with a guillotine, and Maia is defending. Fitch gets to Maia’s butterfly guard, and after some fiddlin round, they get back up. Against the cage. Maia on Fitch’s back. It was a good 40 seconds or so for Fitch.
They separate, and after some time, Maia goes double again, gets it on the second effort. Minute to go, and Fitch needs some girls from Fatima. Google it.
30 seconds to go, Maia on back with the triangle.
15 secconds to go, Maia on back with the triangle.
0 seconds to go Maia on back with the triangle, Fitch trying desperately to do anything.
I have it 10-9 30-27 Maia after 3
The judges all have it 30-27 for the winner, Demian Maia defeats Jon Fitch by Unanimous Decision
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
I expect Bigfoot to get put in a freeer here. Our Alabama readers know what I’m talking about here.
After a minute of exchanges with no standout shot, Overeem pushes Bigfoot against the cage.
Overeem landing a lot of knees to the body, the only real landing strikes early.
Overeem looks like he’s setting up an uppercut for that Buick Silva calls a chin.
More body/leg kicks against the cage.
Overeem timing Bigfoot now. Walking in with his hands on his hips.
Overeem pushes Bigfoot to the cage AGAIN. Bigfoot trying to work from the fence, but not much happnin. Overeem feints spinning back kick twice. He lands the uppercut into the clinch. Round ends with Overeem holding Bigfoot to the cage for the 4th or 5th time. 13 of 13 on bosdy shots in the 1st for Overeem.
I have it 10-9 Overeem after 1
Overeem clearly crisper on the feet, with pawing jabs and counter rights. And he pancakes Bigfoot off the leg kick. On top in side control, and Bigfoot is punishing with elbows from the bottom.
Overeem working from Bigfoot’s guard, and you can hear the meat getting blistered from Overeem’s ground work.
Overeem stands up, can’t really find a good route to attack, dives back into the guard and continues working.
Overeem’s punches sound like home runs when they land. Thwap! There go your lungs.
Now Overeem can say he’s dominated on the feet and on the ground. Herb Dean stands them up under 0:30, and Bigfoot actually finishes the round with some big shots and a clinch. Nice.
I have it 10-9 29-28 Overeem after 2
Bigfoot has a huge sense of urgency in the 3rd. And Overeem is hurt…HOLY HELL Bigfoot is DESTROYING OVEREEM STANDING.
And Overeem drops to the floor. Bigfoot just knocked Overeem the hell out.
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva defeats Alistair Overeem by KO 24 seconds into the 3rd Round
Bigfoot came out gangbusters in the 3rd. Knew he was down on the card. Finished the fight in less than half a minute. Mucho respecto.
I got Evans here. Head, not heart. Spleen undecided.
Rashad Evans vs. Antônio Rogério “Little Nog” Nogueira
Not sure I see a finish here. Chris and I agree that if one happens, it will be Rashad doing it.
Some missed kicks, some missed punches. High kick by Shad does nothing.
Nog lands a nice left down the pipe. Nog finding a home for his left. That home? Rashadevansmothville.
Rashad lands a huge right from way wide, Rogan thinks Nog was staggered, I think he was covering.
Rashad goes for the double, lands it, Nog gets right back up.
Rashad lands a right, and ends the first with a head kick that does nothing.
I have it 10-9 Evans after 1
Leg kick lands for Shad. Big left lands for Nog.
This fight is like Al-Qaeda flight school. Nothing’s landing. Too soon?
Nog has been better from distance, especially in the 2nd. Definitely has a better feel for range.
Evams goes for the single, Nog defends deep, looked like a takedown, Nog scrambles out.
Now he’s landing on the aftermath of the scramble.
Jabbing wins the round for Nog, and I think Shad’s mouth is bloody. He may just be chewing cherry Bubblicious.
I have it 10-9 Nogueira 19-19 after 2
Still nothing happening, really. My dog is whining a lot to go out, but he’s a jerk. He got kicked out of group play at Dog Party USA. How can you not even be a good boy during group play?
Nog gets eye poked pretty good, and it’s time for Joe Rogan’s traditional mid-show open-finger glove complaints.
They restart after a short break, and it doesn’t take them long to get back to not doing much.
I guess Nog is winning this round on low kicks so far. Maybe? He’s landed several to the body in this round, and nothing else has happened.
Rashad working the jab with 80 seconds to go in the fight.
Evans goes for the single, nothing. That could be trouble. Nog looking crisper in the standup in the final 60. Lands a big knee to the stomach.
Nice right lands over the top for Shad, Nog grabs the clinch and hits some uppercuts. Shad hits last, I think Nog hit more.
I have it 10-9 29-28 Nogueira after 3
The judges scores it 29-28 29-28 29-28 after 3 for the winner, Antonio “Little Nog” Nogueira defeats Rashad Evans by Unanimous Decision
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
Chris has Frankie by 4th Round KO…I don’t know how this will end, but I expect Aldo to completely out-physical Frankie and own this fight from start to finish. One of us is way wrong.
Crowd cheering “Frankie” early. It’s impossible not to like the guy.
Frankie working leg kicks early. Big uppercut lands for Aldo.
Quick jab hurting Frankie. Frankie goes leg kick, eats a straight right. Jose lands again. He has the timing down it seems…uh oh.
Aldo is WAAAY faster than Edgar. Everything Frankie throws, Aldo misses and counters with the jab or a hard right.
HUGE leg kick by Aldo, followed by a right that lands. He is in charge.
Another leg kick lands. Feints low, goes high.
I have it 10-9 Aldo after 1
Every time Frankie comes forward, which has been a lot, he’s getting beat up.
Aldo hitting the jab over and over. NASTY leg kick buckles Frankie for a second.
Another. And another. Aldo hits the flying knee after Frankie tries unsuccessfully to get inside.
Another leg kick, but Frankie hits Aldo with a huge right in the process, and gets the takedown. Aldo is back up after a second.
Aldo tries a spinning back kick, Frankie hits him with a left at the end of the spin.
I have it 10-9 20-18 Aldo after 2
Frankie goes for the double early, kind of gets it, Aldo back on his feet as soon as his butt hits the canvas.
Front kick lands to Frankie’s face, didn’t seem to hurt him too much, but he’s bleeding harder from the nose.
Frankie starting to make a real dent with the leg kicks to Aldo’s left thigh.
Frankie with a nice combo. Huge right lands for Frankie. This round quickly turning his way.
Aldo throws off the takedown attempt like it’s a joke.
Lots of kick late, and Frankie has the momentum.
I have it 10-9 Edgar 29-28 Aldo after 3
Aldo landing the jab. Edgar still trying the low kicks. Spinning back kick by…you know.
Ok, now Frankie lands a spinning back kick. Aldo holding Frankie at bay with the jab. Frankie goes hard for the takedown, gets natsing.
Frankie goes for the takedown, ends up getting Aldo’s back, picks him up and throws him, Aldo gets back up, but with Frankie on his back.
Frankie tries to throw Aldo again, Aldo uses his legs to stay grounded, and they separate after a bit.
Aldo misses with a flying knee. I think Aldo outstruck him there, but the throw may be the difference.
I have it 10-9 Edgar 38-38 after 4
Aldo pushing the pace in the 5th. Misses a flying knee, follows with a punch.
Right lands for Frankie. Another takedown attempt for Frankie, Aldo lands a shot as he pulls back.
Aldo looking at the clock, he’s winning this round, but it’s close.
Frankie trying a bevy of combos and low kicks, but it may be too late. Aldo jumps off the fence with a punch.
I have it 10-9 48-47 Aldo after 5
The judges score it 49-46 49-46 48-47 for the winner, Jose Aldo defeats by Frankie Edgar by Unanimous Decision
Chris vehemently disagrees with the decision. I honestly don’t see where anyone finds 3 rounds for Frankie.