There were some big statements made this past Saturday night at UFC 107. For example the one made by Frank Mir when he defeated Cheick Kongo in just 1 minute and 12 seconds in round one. He used a guillotine choke to defeat Kongo pretty quick. Mir is still bitter about his lost to Brock Lesnar in July. He showed Saturday Night that he wants another fight against Brock Lesnar when he is healthy again.
Kenny Florian had a lot to prove after his lost to BJ Penn this past summer. He defeated Clay Guida with a rear naked choke in the second round of their fight. Florian is definitely still a contender for BJ Penn’s Lightweight Championship. I think if they fight again the outcome will be different because KenFlo underestimated Penn’s cardio the last time.
Speaking of BJ Penn, he proved once again his cardio is great right now by outlasting Diego Sanchez. That was a war but it was stopped to a really nasty cut on Diego. The fight ended at 2:37 in the 5th round. Diego really pushed BJ and probably could have won the fight if it weren’t for the stoppage. I felt that the doctors should have let him go the distance but that’s not my call and not my expertise. This was the final UFC event of 2009 and it didn’t let down at all. It was a good card with a great championship fight. Now it’s time to head into 2010 where there will be many great fights that will shock and awe us. Stay tuned because it’s going to be a wild 2010 in the UFC.