Posted by MMA-San
Benson by Sub!
Your psychic powers amaze me
I love how the "Henderson by sub" option on the poll shoots up AFTER the fight.
Overall I thought it was a pretty decent card last night, hopefully tonights ufn can match it
I only mananged to go 5-5 with 48 points (I never do good on WEC cards), but confident I should do better tonight.
I thought Varner was going to be able to catch Ben with his hands, but I give props to Bendo for staying elusive and capitalizing on his mistakes like a true champion (proved me wrong again!). Bright future for Ben if he can stay healthy and hungry, though I wonder whos next for him at this point? A rematch with Cerrone seems most likely because he's already beaten all the top prospects like Njokuani and Roller and their first fight was a barn burner.
What Varner lacks in heart he makes up for in tastelessness. I sure wouldnt be talkin the smack he did last night if I tapped out that quick. And he wonders why people dont like him.
Thought Urijah also looked good. Was hoping Assuncao would hold on for a round and I could get the Faber decision, but for Faber to secure a sub on a game brazilian stylist like Raphael was impressive. Both guys should only go up from here, though I dont like Fabers chances against the KO machine known as Jose Aldo.
Mike Brown looked good, but really, was anyone expecting anything less than a first round sub? Complete mismatch imo.
Mackens and Jensen both let me down by getting out-pointed, but I still think they have good futures with the company. Props to Shalorus and Tauro though, if Kamal can develop his boxing technique to match his power and td defense, he could be a force in the division imo. Tauro showed some great slams and control, he could also go far. Good fights!
Havent seen much of the prelims yet, but on ufc.com they posted the Wheeler-Campuzano fight which was an all out war. Not knowing much about Campuzano, I thought Wheeler was going to sub him easy, but man that kid has some sick mui thai and knees. Props to both guys, especially Wheeler for being able to absorb such a beating. I think him and Valencia could do good at 125.
I also got a chance to watch Hominicks sub last night which was absolutely sick
Thought he was going to knock caraways ass out, but glad my boy was able to secure such an impressive win regardless. He's shown some great ground skills in his last couple of fights, a well-rounded Hominick could go far imo.
Havent seen the Valencia-Tamura fight yet, but that sounds like it was a really close fight to call. Thought the decision would go in favour of Tamura, but Charlie lucked out I guess. I hope it wasnt because of biased judging for the home boy, that would be a real shame.
Also noticed Fabiano and Wineland picked up decisions as I expected, though I am a little dissapointed Wagnney hasnt been finishing fights with subs. He seems content to merely control his opponents from the top in boring fashion. With all the hype that surrounded him coming into the WEC, I really expected more. Poor Roop (Pooroop?), he's had a bad year. But a huge size advantage is no match for a huge skill advantage.
WEC 47 is already looking pretty good so far as well with some great 135 pound match ups. Cant wait!
Good luck tonite ya'll