I keep seeing comparisons to leonard garcia but eddie had fast, accurate & heavy hands. His left hook was beautiful, uppercut looked great and his over hand right was on point. He didn't constantly throw from the chin like a boxer but that's probably because he's trying to get his opponent to bang w/him and obviously just in case he needs to defend against a take down.
I totally don't get how folks could see that as mark's fight. I didn't see any rounds as 10-8 but if I had to award 1 round as a 10-8 it would be round one in favor of eddie not round 3 which was obviously mark's round.
i'm sure i'm biased as eddie teaches my kids BJJ but I am a hominick fan (have been since UFC 58 against yves edwards) and didn't want to see mark lose 3 in a row...obviously I rooted for Eddie but i'm glad it went down the way it did. I don't see mark getting cut after "fight of the night." I'd be happy to see those 2 fight again later.
my favorite thing about the fight was how professional these guys were. I hate fake beef and sometimes even the real beef bugs me. These guys were mad cool. Did you see the post fight hospital pic?
I don't think Eddie will ever cut to make 135. He already cuts plenty to get to 45.
He has always been about trying to make fights entertaining by standing and making it a bloody war but he's very solid on the ground too. I wish he'd go for takedowns once in a while just to mix things up...maybe he will in the future.