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UFC on Fox 4 bonuses (and analysis) - Lauzon, Swick, Varner

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this card was badass, this was better than the last ppv for me, I love it when cards on free tv go all out. these guys were leaving everything out on the mat. awesome, wish more fighters would take notes on how to go for the kill instead of point fighting. I want to be entertained dammit

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Just got back from los Angeles
Fights were awesome.

Lauzon vs varner is fight of the year candidate

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Just got back from los Angeles
Fights were awesome.

Lauzon vs varner is fight of the year candidate



my thoughts aswell, awesome back and forth fight !

they should have made this the ppv card and next weeks ufc 150 the free to air.

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Yahya should've gotten SOTN IMO. That was an excellent submission, rare, and a weird variation of it.



Agreed.

It's a popularity contest I'm telling you

Shame



I know . How often do you see a north south choke? Yahya was robbed.



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Rua is getting up there in age



He's only 30, bro!



Shit. Didn't realize that. Dude looks like he's 40.

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Here's a scary thought: Joe Lauzon has 22 victories. All of them are by stoppage. I've always known his ability as a finisher, but I didn't know the exact stats until now.

I totally agree that Rani's north/south was a strong contender for sub of the night based on its own merits. But I think Lauzon's choke is pretty great as well, especially considering how much damage he took before. Varner hits hard, and he landed a lot of body shots.

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Good write-up there isk.
I was surprised at how much cardio Lauzon had going into rd3. I don't like Varner, but he put up a hell of a fight on short notice. I agree with the fight-of-the year sentiment.

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So @JoeLauzon won his 9th + 10th post-fight bonuses last night in 13 career UFC appearances. Heads back to the Bean w/ an extra $100K.



Wowerz

But on the other side Lauzon has struggled against contenders and putting a good win streak together, but who cares. The guy is a finisher and one of my fav's.

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Something else to like about this card - in the post fight press conference linked here , check out the courtesy and respect between Shogun and Machida.

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Posted by Aether

Yahya should've gotten SOTN IMO. That was an excellent submission, rare, and a weird variation of it.



no way, lauzon's triangle was way better he had to react in a heart beat to catch that thing in the scramble, then to hold varner in it when he looked like he was doing everything correctly to escape. it was way more impressive than the north-south.

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Ehhhhhhhhhh....

yeah, agree to disagree, I guess. Triangles are a dime a dozen. It's like giving SOTN to an armbar when there's a modified gogoplata on the same card. Yahya's grappling display was light years ahead of Lauzon's IMO.

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Loved seeing Swick back in there, he had me worried in the first round, but defended well and survived. I loved the KO, 3 presice shots to the jawbone, all landing in the same spot. I dont think he was trying to overdo it, he was just making sure he had it.
Bader didnt fight very smart against Machida, and suffered the consequences. Machida looked great though. Brandon Vera actually showed up, looked better than I have seen him in awhile. Mad props to Shogun for scoring the KO even though he seemed tired, I love a late round finish.
Lauzon and Varner, what a fight !!!!! Can we say rematch !!!!!!!!

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Posted by Aether

Ehhhhhhhhhh....

yeah, agree to disagree, I guess. Triangles are a dime a dozen. It's like giving SOTN to an armbar when there's a modified gogoplata on the same card. Yahya's grappling display was light years ahead of Lauzon's IMO.



really? it was hardly a standard triangle choke though.. he got taken down with the double leg, hit the butterfly sweep, then as varner was trying to scramble out he dived in 'all or nothing' style. Varner posted knee in ass trying to pull out, but lauzon controlled the arm to hold him in then closed the triangle up with his own arms.

i couldn't rate a by the numbers north-south choke over that just because they aren't as common in the ufc. but hey my opinion is clearly the less popular here, so maybe i'm wrong..

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Well it's subjective, there's not really a right or wrong answer to this question. It was a nice triangle, but for me, the whole sequence from Yahya being in full guard, passing, spinning to the top, and then the fact that he applied a strange variation of the choke that I've never seen made it more impressive to me, personally.

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Yahya hit a Dragon Sleeper. SOTC

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