UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping Live Blog
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I got Nurmagomedov, Rothwell, Dollaway and Belfort. If these picks go anything like my bowl picks, as history indicates they likely will, we may finally get to see Bisping eviscerated by Silva.
John Anik looks like the guy who secretly pulls the hairs off of the toothbrushes he finds in your trash, and makes hats with them. Not saying he DOES do this, I’m saying he LOOKS like he does.
Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Let me be perfectly clear here…I will call him Nurm, and no more, and it is not because I am disrespectful, but because I am incredibly lazy. You have no idea.
Wait, Buffer speaks Portugese? You think his whole announcing career up to this point has just been him angling for an Ambassadorship to Brazil? If so…good play, Buffer. Good play.
Nurm’s been impressive every time I’ve seen him fight, but he’s got a fairly tall task in front of him tonight.
A lot of circling early. Nurm lands the first punch. Nurm lands a left and tries to follow over the top.
The crowd is feisty. Nurm drops Tavares with a huge uppercut, and just DESTROYS Tavares with elbows from side. Dayume.
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Thiago Tavares by TKO with 3:06 remaining in the 1st
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
Fat boy fight! (editor’s note: Chris said that)
I am “The Nose”. Go ahead, snicker.
Rothwell lands first, and Gonzaga dives for a single. He carries Rothwell to the cage by one leg.
Gonzaga keeps working for the takedown, but Rothwell defending ably. Gonzaga finally gets it from the fence, tries to go to back. Rothwell using the cage to great effect, and is back up, back to the fence.
Knee from Gonzaga, didn’t look that powerful. To me, sitting in my living room. They’re separated.
Gonzaga throwing huge punches, when he throws. Knee from Rothwell, who is now holding Gonzaga to the cage. He steps back, and they’re at range again. Gonzaga promptly lands 3 straight rights.
They’re starting to trade punches from range. Gonzaga back to holding Rothwell to the cage.
I have it 10-9 Gonzaga after 1
Gonzaga lands first, early in the 2nd. Gonzaga goes to a guillotine. He drops to his back, and it looks tight. That’s it, fight over.
Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Ben Rothwell by Guillotine Choke 58 seconds into the 2nd Round
Daniel Sarafian vs. CB Dollaway
Ultimate Phighter Phenom Phight Time. Pha reals.
I’m changing my pick to Sarafian. Got a feeling. Time to get thrown outs a moving car again.
Dollaway working leg kicks early. Sarafian is somehow bleeding already. Not sure what happened. Sniper maybe.
Sarafian lands some shots, and Dollaway throws a windmill that wasn’t close. Both fighters working the body early.
Sarafian stumbles and drops Dollaway with one shot. Dollaway tries to tyrn it to his advantage with a takedown, but no dice. They separate after a short period on the cage. Sarafian starting to own the exchanges
Sarafian has a big overhand right. He gets it flush, this thing is done.
I have it 10-9 Sarafian after 1
Feeling out in the 2nd. Sarafian still landing when they do exchange. Sarafian drops Dollaway with a massive overhand right, but Dollaway recovers and gets up quickly.
Sarafian goes for a takedown all the way to the cage, hits Dollaway with a kick to the face as he’s getting out of there/
Counter right lands for Sarafian. Dollaway is staying aggressive, but he’s not going to win on the feet. Zero chance.
Sarafian works the jab a little. Dollaway with a big kick to the body, and drops Sarafian with a huge uppercut. Dollaway finishes the round hammering Sarafian from his back.
I have it 10-9 Dollaway 19-19 after 2
They trade on their feet early in the 3rd. Dollaway lands another body kick. I think he’s taken some starch out of Sarafian with those. Dolloway hits Sarafian with a knee from the clinch, and then another big right. He gets on top of Sarafian against the cage, and is punching him from mount. Now to Sarafian’s back, and Sarafian back up with hsi back to the cage, whiel Dollaway continues to press the double.
Dolloway gets another takedown, and is holding from his back. Throwing some pitter-patter to avoid the standup. Sarafian reverses and stands up. Now diving into Dollaway’s guard.
Sarafian on top, in Dollaway’s half-guard. He moves to mount, and then shortly to back. Trying to straighten Dollaway out for the choke with less than a minute to go.
Sarafian trying to get the rear naked as the fight winds down, and Dollaway transitions into Sarafian’s guard. This is a close round.
Dollaway pushing forward for Sarafian, and gets hit by a knee. Fight ends with Sarafian over Dollaway on the ground against the cage.
I have it 10-9 29-28 Sarafian after 3
The judges have it 29-28 28-29 29-28 for the winner, CB Dollaway over Daniel Sarafian by Split Decision
No complaints. Close fight that could have gone either way, and Sarafian was purty bursted up at the end.
Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
The crowd seems to have a slight, yet perceptible, bias in favor of Belfort here. Film at 11.
I watched Vitor fight in high school. How the hell am I watching him fight at this level at 33?
Mohawk Vitor has +100 hit points. I never really played fantasy games, so if I did that wrong, screw you, get a girlfriend.
I gotta think Belfort destroys The Count here, but Bisping is one overachieving limey. Is that a slur? I really don’t know. Which is weird, because I’m usually so authoritative with my slur classification.
By the by, I hope you follow Dana White online. I know of no other major sports head who publicly trashes his sport’s referees during contests.
They feel out early, with Bisping trying leg kicks.
Vitor tries the head kick, not close. Minute and a half in, no real strikes landed other than Bisping leg kicks.
Vitor tries spinning head kick, also not close. Belfort lands a left. Cataches Bisping with an uppercut coming in. Belfort visibly getting more comfortable.
Belfort lands to the body. Bisping pawing with the jab. Belfort with another counter uppercut.
Quick stop for an eye poke, and we’re back at it.
Belfort follows a left with a body kick that is caught. Bisping really going diverse…and catches a huge shin to the face that stuns him. Vitor tries to capitalize, but not much gets through.
I have it 10-9 Belfort after 1
Belfort definitely had “counter strike” in the gameplan.
Bisping is bloodying to the nose sector.
Bisping definitely had “leg kicks” in the gameplan. Vitor levels Bisping with a huge kick to the head, followed up by the devastating finish on the ground.
Vitor Belfort defeats Michael Bisping by TKO with 3:34 to go in the 2nd Round
Vitor Belfort. Yup.