Matt Wiman... who saw that coming?

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pdanke
6/8/08 10:35:50AM
Not me...

Tavares won a very active first round, but Wiman kept his composure and showed some really decent jiu jitsu defense.

Second round was more of a slugfest, with Wiman winning most of the standup exchanges, eventually knocking Tavares out cold with a brutal right.

Great win for Wiman...

And now what for Tavares? After an underwhelming decision against Omigawa, and now this loss, his star plummeted pretty quick.
Jackelope
6/8/08 10:49:06AM
I almost picked Wiman. I didn't expect that kind of a performance out of him, but I knew he wasn't as big of a dog as people had him. Props to Wiman, that's one pick I didn't mind missing
theguido
6/8/08 11:52:18AM
I also picked aginst Matt but found myself cheering for him. Man that guy looked crazy good compared to his TUF peformances. His jits was awsome, sub attempts from the bottom constant movment I can't say enough about how frickin impressed I was with this guy.
prozacnation1978
6/8/08 11:52:22AM
i would have never picked wiman to beat taveres ever
i thought he was done in the first, but good for him
would love to see him fight spencer again
Khaos
6/8/08 12:01:46PM
I did pick Wiman, based on his last couple of wins,and the fact that he's "Handsome"


sorry had to throw the nickname pun in there
tomsmith17381
6/8/08 12:09:24PM
i was extremely impressed with wimans hunger and desire to win. desire like that goes a long way to helping you win he took some shots but came back strong and finished him well. Who would of thought this was the same fighter that was on the ultimate fighter tv series.
Franklinfan47
6/8/08 12:11:06PM
I definately didn't see it coming either, but good for him.
Aaronno9
6/8/08 12:19:00PM
He showed hes improved alot in that fight. Showed his chin to, he got absolutly hammered with a big punch at one point and it didnt even seem to phase him. Ive never been sure if i liked the guy or not, and after the fight i was kinda pissed that id got the pick wrong, but when he was nearly crying and you could just see how happy he was i was glad he won.
jgtribbett
6/8/08 12:19:06PM
for reall.. wiman was on his game and has been spending time elarning to fight better as appose tomost who train what they have.. he has made a huge stryd to being what a ufc fighter trully should be
89vision
6/8/08 12:24:27PM
Burns tapping Roan was the biggest upset on that whole card, a blue belt made Roan a highly decorated black belt tap. Wiman beating Tavares was a close 2nd especially how it ended in a brutal KO.
Twenty20Dollars
6/8/08 12:48:15PM
i saw it coming that's why i picked Wiman to win via tko. i thought wiman stood a better chance of winning than people gave him credit for.
MFOTHER
6/8/08 1:05:58PM
it was so funny seeing chuck in his corner just staring at him.....obviously his trainer was doing most of the talking, and chuck was there for support, but the camera was on him a bunch, and it seemed like he was at least gonna say SOMETHING
wolfman
6/8/08 1:20:58PM

Posted by Jackelope

I almost picked Wiman. I didn't expect that kind of a performance out of him, but I knew he wasn't as big of a dog as people had him. Props to Wiman, that's one pick I didn't mind missing



That's how I felt. I switched back and forth on this fight a couple of times and eventually went back to the save pick of Tavares. Sure enough, that pick wasn't as safe as I assumed.
bullettdodger
6/8/08 1:32:04PM

Posted by wolfman


Posted by Jackelope

I almost picked Wiman. I didn't expect that kind of a performance out of him, but I knew he wasn't as big of a dog as people had him. Props to Wiman, that's one pick I didn't mind missing



That's how I felt. I switched back and forth on this fight a couple of times and eventually went back to the save pick of Tavares. Sure enough, that pick wasn't as safe as I assumed.



Me three, WhenWiman took that ridiculous shot, and his face recoiled a bit i thought he was on the way out the door.... Loved that he came roaring back. I look forward to seeing Wiman again
nickcuc547
6/8/08 2:17:34PM
i saw him putting up a fight, but i didn't see him winning under any circumstances, huge performance for wiman with his 4th straight ufc win.
dannyfrank
6/8/08 2:21:27PM
i wanted wiman to win this fight, and originally picked him to win. then i changed it to thiago. definitely a bad decision on my part
SociopathX
6/8/08 3:07:54PM
I picked Wiman to win!
juanez13
6/8/08 4:02:15PM
I didnt see it, that for sure

anyways here is the Gif.

Lord_Lenny
6/8/08 4:43:27PM
i picked it perfect sometimes going with your gut instinct works
Rush
6/8/08 6:56:40PM
Other than Wiman grabbing the fence int he first to prevent a takedown, I thought he did very well. I thought Thiago did really well too. Both fighters got caught and Wiman recovered well from his.
SmileR
6/9/08 9:09:08AM

Posted by bullettdodger


Posted by wolfman


Posted by Jackelope

I almost picked Wiman. I didn't expect that kind of a performance out of him, but I knew he wasn't as big of a dog as people had him. Props to Wiman, that's one pick I didn't mind missing



That's how I felt. I switched back and forth on this fight a couple of times and eventually went back to the save pick of Tavares. Sure enough, that pick wasn't as safe as I assumed.



Me three, WhenWiman took that ridiculous shot, and his face recoiled a bit i thought he was on the way out the door.... Loved that he came roaring back. I look forward to seeing Wiman again

I want in on this too! I had him picked originally then thought he didn't have a hope in hell so switched. Watching the fight though I was seriously impressed! The Handsome Wiman blew me away!
emfleek
6/9/08 9:23:24AM
I never even considered picking Wiman. Good for him for winning, even though I like Tavares a lot.

I'm still pissed that I switched my wager up. At one point, I had wagered my entire (I know, big whoop) bankroll on Burns, thinking he could possibly pull off the upset.

DAMN ME.

I still hate myself.
gsquat
6/9/08 9:41:09AM

Posted by emfleek

I never even considered picking Wiman. Good for him for winning, even though I like Tavares a lot.

I'm still pissed that I switched my wager up. At one point, I had wagered my entire (I know, big whoop) bankroll on Burns, thinking he could possibly pull off the upset.

DAMN ME.

I still hate myself.



Same on Wiman. I never once considered it. That was one of my three parlays (with Bisping and Cane... money on Cane). However very impressive in both standup and ground game. Very happy for him and I wish him the best.
bigbubbano23
6/9/08 11:18:28AM
i always bet against matt. idk why but i just think he can never win.
breakdown5
6/9/08 10:34:52PM
I thought he stood a chance. I switched back and forth about five times before I settled on Wiman. Tough fight to call.
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