Thoughts on 102:
Big Nog is back. **** me dead he is back big time. The first thing I thought after his Mir fight was he must be injured no way a guy like Mir was ever in his class. Would love to see him receive a chance to get that loss back. If not, unleash him on Brock. Would love to see that happen.
Randy is such a trooper there. Most mortals would've been finished multiple times that fight but wow he's got stones on him. Brilliant brilliant fight. Worht the wait, although imagine if this happened two or three years ago. Would've been epic.
Silva-Jardine wasn't much of anything. Nice and hit and did well to finish.
Rosholt-Leben. Real good fight from Rosholt here, a fair few people were doubting him before it and he gave an impressive account of himself. Should be sticking around for a while. Leben wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination but he looks ragged. Maybe the first fight back from suspension gave him cage rust but might be a long shot for him to climb back out of this.
Maia-Nate was such a let down despite the crazy impact Nate unleashed on him. Goldie got it right when he said "all fights start on the feet" but I had this as my fight of the night before the show. Maia should get more shots in the division but this is a big blow for him. Marquardt want the Spider whcih I'd look forward to but Silva just seems to be on a different level in most facets. Hope to see Maia stay around, I really like him as a fighter. Crowd went ape **** when they showed Anderson SIlva's face on the big screen. Shocked to hear that tbh.
Soszyinski-Vera. Not a good fight at all and the crowd were quick to let them know about it. Found it difficult to stay with this fight let alone score it. Shrugged my shoulders when the decision came.
Herman's knee blowing out was nasty. He threw a few crazy knees and kicks but always looked a little loose and a fighter like Simpson rode the onslaught well and stayed calm.
Gonzaga-Tuscherer. Wow, Gabriel killed this guy. Tuscherer gets most of his cred for being the dude who prep'd Brock for his second Mir fight but he looked completely wrecked once he copped that low blow. Thought they would stop it when they called the doctor and he was writhing around everywhere and they probably should've. He had no chance in hell once they got him back up, Gonzaga monstered him.
That Todd Duffee bloke looks like a best. Sounds like a complete douchebag though.
All in all an excellent show. Loved the Main Event and plenty of crazy finishes and knock outs to keep everyone happy. Bring on Franklin-Belfort asap. 103 has a great card. Can't wait for it.
Last edited by duffer; 30-08-2009 at 05:36 AM.