Last night was a great night for the UFC and it’s fans. It had some really great fights and some surprises. The first surprise of the night was seeing Brendan Schaub knockout defeated Mirko Filipović. That was the first fight of the night and it set the stage for the rest of the night.
The Miller brothers fought in their home state and I believe it’s a rare occasion when two brothers fight on the same card. This is how they did in their fights last night:
-Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller
Marquardt defeated Miller by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
-Lightweight bout: United States Jim Miller vs. Iran Kamal Shalorus
Miller defeated Shalorus by TKO (punches) at 2:15 of round 3.
Then one of the most anticipated parts of the night and that is the UFC debut of Urijah Faber who took on Eddie Wineland. I was really impressed with Wineland’s take down defense. He really made Faber work for it. Once Faber got on the ground he dominated and never looked back as won his first UFC fight.
In the Main Event of the evening Jon Jones challanged Shogun Rua for the Light Heavyweight Title. Jones defeated Rua in the 3rd round by TKO and I hate to say it, he made him look he had never been in a fight before. Jon Jones is a beast and is going to be hard to stop.
His next fight will be against Rashad Evans. They were friends and teammates but the media has caused some division between the two. I really get so sick of hearing guys saying they wont fight teammate or a friend. Tito Ortiz thought like that at one time when he and Chuck Liddell friends. What did Chuck do? Fought his friend and made his way to the top. Of course after that, there wasn’t a friendship anymore. If you want a title and if you want to move a fighter will take any fight given to him.
UFC 128 wasn’t stacked but it had good solid fight. It was one of the best all around cards I’ve seen in awhile. A lot more good fights to come this year so keep staying tuned.