Posted by stock
Arlovski's striking looked crisp as ever, but was not impressed with his ground game at all.
He looked like a turtle on his back and Roy was moving thru positions at will. I thought the standup was extremely premature as Roy was working for position and I feel would have had a good chance of finishing Arlovski if given another minute.
I guess EliteXC doesn't want JJ guys unless they can get a sub in less than 30 seconds.
Anyway, Arlovski weathered the storm in the first round and weathered another near KO punch in the 2nd round, and just pounded away at a tired opponent.
Good fight for him. Hopefully we will get to see him fight some real talent next. I think he has proven he is better than the IFL heavyweights now.
Man, talk about discrediting the man's win!
Nelson is a very powerful heavyweight, probably much heavier than Arlovski is, so control over the man on the ground isn't surprising. Arlovski was never in any danger of ever being submitted or pounded out, Nelson merely laid on him for the first part of the round. You also failed to mention Andrei was able to scramble out fairly easily once Roy started getting a little tired.
As for the stand up that was the beginning of the end, I thought it was a good stand up as Roy was really not doing much damage the entire round save for a few shots and some kimura attempts. He wasn't anywhere near finishing Arlovski at this point. Good stand up.
Arlovski was never in any danger of being KOed, come on man. The time he fell back, it looked like he slipped on the mat more than anything as he was completely cognitive and didn't recoil as a result at all, he immediately went back on the offensive. The 2nd round was all about Arlovski, which he dominated by any way he saw fit.
Roy Nelson is a credible opponent for anyone in the division, as is Ben Rothwell. Are you saying neither of these guys were credible opponents?