So going into 95 I think the general feeling was it wasnt the best card in the world and I dont think anybody had to high hopes for it, so I was only slightly dissapointed it was the first event ive missed live in the best part of 2 years
Anyways, I was proven hugely wrong when I got home and watched the fights, they where all sick! Even the undercard had some awesome action. Some of my thoughts on the card -
- Really stoked for Etim and Hardy, both winning in pretty brutal fashion. Good win for Kelly to. Nice to see the U.K guys tearing it up. Dan Hardy vs Mike Swick is a fight id like to see next.
- Damian Maia. What can you say man, this guy is for real. Ill be the first to admit I was still a little sceptical going into this fight but his takedown was so sweet, straight into mount and it was game set and match from that point.
- Koshcheck. Im pretty dissapointed for him man, I mean, I dont really like the guy, but I like his attitude of just wanting to fight constantly and put on a show for the fans. I dont think he was out when the ref stopped the fight either. Goddards a top ref but imo it was the wrong call. Mabeys if Josh had of actually had a look at some footage he would of respected Thiagos striking a little more.
Stevenson vs Sanchez was a good fight, and I was really happy Joe wasnt mauled like alot of people expected becouse hes one of my favourites. He showed hes still got alot to offer at 155, and Sanchez showed the cut isnt going to be a problem for him and hes going to be a force in the division. Sanchez vs Florian 2 is a must in my mind now.