I’ve seen a lot of crazy things in MMA but last nights decision in the main event between Jon Fitch and B.J. Penn was not the right won. The fight was ruled a majority draw (29–28 Fitch, 28–28, 28–28). Penn had some great take-downs but Fitch fought through it and really gave B.J. a run for his money. Based on what I saw I thought Fitch barely won the fight but I guess I was wrong. As the commentators always say, never leave it in the hands of the judges.
The fight I was looking forward to the most was Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera because of all the trash talk. I really thought Rivera would make it go to a decision but Bisping defeated Rivera by TKO (strikes) at 1:54 in round 2. There was a few tense moments in the fight but in the end the two fighters embraced.
Other results included:
-Middleweight bout: Kyle Noke vs. Chris Camozzi
Noke defeated Camozzi by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round 1.
-Welterweight bout:Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
Ebersole defeated Lytle by unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
-Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
Siver defeated Sotiropoulos by unanimous decision (29–28, 30–28, 30–27).
I have to add that Dennis Siver looked pretty impressive. This guy is a deadly striker and he will definitely be a Lightweight Champion someday. I really enjoyed this card. Not a lot of big names but they were some solid fights even though the ending of the main event sucked. I hate when fights are inconclusive because in my mind there should always be a winner and a loser.
Here are some big fights coming up that will hopefully not go to a draw.
-Welterweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
-Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Maurício Rua (c) vs. Jon Jones
-Bantamweight bout: Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
-Heavyweight bout: Mirko Filipović vs. Brendan Schaub
-Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Jake Shields
-Featherweight Championship bout: José Aldo (c) vs. Mark Hominick
-Light Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
-Lightweight Championship bout: Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Gray Maynard
-Light Heavyweight bout: Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
-Heavyweight bout: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
The UFC really knows how to put on good fights and gives it’s fan something new to look forward to. Keep checking back for results, and big fights as their made.