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- Cain Velasquez vs. 'Sugar' Rashad Evans

>Round one begins!
>A jab misses and Velasquez counters with a left jab to the cheek.
>A straight left fails to land and Velasquez is able to fire back with a crisp jab.
>Velasquez is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Evans.
>Evans is pulled into a grapple.
>Velasquez is trying to muscle Evans up against the cage.
>Evans ends up backed against the cage.
>Velasquez uses underhooks to gain solid control, and is looking for a takedown.
>Velasquez gets the takedown by using the underhooks for control and working a trip! Evans pulls guard.
>Velasquez attempts to pass guard and gain a better position.
>He passes the guard well, gaining side control.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>In side control, Velasquez begins working to get a mount.
>Evans tries to sweep from the mount attempt, but gets rolled and gives up his back.
>Velasquez has good control, and starts pounding away on Evans.
>Evans is barely able to do anything at all, he cannot get out from under Velasquez!
>The referee stops the fight, he didn't feel Evans was intelligently defending himself!
>The winner, by TKO, is Cain Velasquez!
>Official Result: Cain Velasquez defeats 'Sugar' Rashad Evans (TKO (Strikes) in 4:18 of round 1). The match was rated as being Great.

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- 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt vs. Shane Carwin

>And here we go!
>Hunt steps back to avoid a one-two combination.
>Carwin sees a body kick coming and hits a couple of shots to the body and a nice right uppercut.
>Carwin slips out of the way of a body kick.
>Carwin counters a right kick to the body by hitting a nice left hand.
>Hunt steps in but an exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Carwin steps in closer to force the issue.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Moving in closer, Carwin looks like he may want to try and clinch with Hunt.
>Carwin is surprised by a vicious countering right uppercut, but he avoids it at the last second.
>Hunt comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>The two fighters move closer, ready to strike.
>Hunt backs away to create some more space.
>Carwin sees a right body kick coming, grabs it, shoots in for a takedown, and gets it, Carwin is in half guard.
>Carwin looks to get past the half guard.
>He passes to side control.
>Carwin starts trying to work to use side control as a way to get behind Hunt.
>He rolls Hunt over a little...and slips behind to take the back!
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Carwin tries to get Hunt locked in a rear naked choke.
>Hunt stops Carwin from flattening him out.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round one.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Carwin.
>Round two begins!
>Between rounds, his corner told Hunt to be aggressive and really let his hands go.
>A jab misses, allowing Hunt to counter-strike with a series of big punches, putting Carwin down on the ground!
>Carwin recovers his wits quickly, and waits for Hunt to make a move.
>Hunt motions for Carwin to stand up, which he does.
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes but neither hits.
>Carwin comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Strikes from Hunt keep Carwin from stepping in too close.
>Carwin keeps out of range, assessing the situation.
>Not letting up, Hunt quickly steps in closer to attack Carwin.
>Advancing, Hunt counters a left jab by using a series of big punches, putting Carwin down on the ground!
>Carwin shakes off the cobwebs quickly though, and is alert.
>Carwin takes a kick to the legs.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Carwin keeps Hunt back with an up-kick.
>Carwin makes Hunt step back with an up-kick.
>Carwin is allowed to stand back up, Hunt simply stepped away.
>Hunt avoids a flurry of rights and lefts and hits a kick to the side of the ribs.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Hunt looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Carwin.
>Hunt gets caught with a right hook though, and he is momentarily wobbly!
>Shane Carwin doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>Both fighters exchange strikes, but neither hits anything significant.
>Mark Hunt is looking really tired.
>Although visibly tired, Hunt looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Strikes from Carwin keep Hunt from stepping in too close.
>Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Hunt.
>There's the bell and round number three begins!
>Hunt slips out of the way of a flurry of punches.
>Carwin steps back to avoid a kick to the body.
>A flurry of rights and lefts miss, allowing Hunt to hit back with a sharp body kick.
>An attempted body kick misses, giving Carwin the opportunity to counter with a couple of hard right hands!
>Shane Carwin seems to be fighting against exhaustion.
>Hunt is on wobbly legs, he almost fell over as he attempted to back off!
>Carwin throws a vicious right uppercut to try and finish Hunt, but he is just able to avoid it.
>Carwin drops a shoulder, trying to sucker Hunt in with a feint.
>Carwin feints to the right, trying to draw Hunt into throwing a strike.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Carwin throws a swift jab but doesn't do any damage.
>Not letting up, Hunt quickly steps in closer to attack Carwin.
>Hunt counters a flurry of punches with a body kick.
>Mark Hunt seems to be fighting against exhaustion.
>A weak body kick is countered by Carwin with a series of lefts.
>Hunt side-steps an attempted knock out right and hits a series of heavy right hands that just keep coming!
>Carwin falls to the ground! Hunt continues to pound away, sensing victory!
>Carwin is taking a lot of shots, the referee has no option but to leap in and stop the fight!
>Mark Hunt takes the victory by way of TKO!
>Official Result: 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt defeats Shane Carwin (TKO (Strikes) in 3:59 of round 3). The match was rated as being Great.

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Whoa! Tbh... I was not expecting that. Hunt will face Cain Velasquez in the quarterfinals.

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Post #152   5/13/13 5:34:31PM   

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Posted by jakewalters

Whoa! Tbh... I was not expecting that. Hunt will face Cain Velasquez in the quarterfinals.



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Nice win by Hunt! I was shocked when Davis won the 2nd rd vs jds. Made me a tad nervous

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- Frank Mir vs. 'Big Country' Roy Nelson

>And here we go!
>A flurry of punches miss Mir and allow him to counter-strike with a nice right hand.
>Mir throws a right jab but Nelson avoids it.
>Moving in closer, Mir looks like he may want to wrestle Nelson.
>Nelson moves in too, and they start to grapple.
>Nelson is looking to muscle Mir back against the cage.
>Mir doesn't let himself be driven back though, and gains a dominant position in the grapple instead.
>Using his wrestling skills, Mir is trying to push Nelson up against the cage.
>Mir achieves it, pinning Nelson to the cage.
>Mir looks for an elbow strike, but Nelson out-wrestles him and switches them around so that he is in the dominant position.
>With the cage trapping Mir, Nelson looks to try and take him down.
>Mir blocks the takedown attempt and turns Nelson around so that he has his back to the cage.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Mir tries to hit Nelson with a knee strike, but Nelson takes the opportunity to switch it around so that he is in control and Mir is the one backed against the cage.
>With the cage trapping Mir, Nelson looks to try and take him down.
>Mir stops the takedown attempt, then uses his wrestling to take control of the grapple and put Nelson against the cage.
>Nelson wrestles back against Mir, turning him around so that he now has his back to the cage.
>Nelson attempts to wrestle Mir to the ground.
>He gets a takedown, using the cage to his advantage.
>The takedown leaves Mir seated with his back pressed against the cage.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Nelson looks to get a more dominant position by pushing Mir from a seated position onto his back.
>Nelson isn't able to mount Mir this time around.
>Mir tries a sweep, but doesn't budge Nelson.
>Nelson smothers Mir up against the cage wall.
>Roy Nelson is breathing very hard.
>Round one ends as time expires.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Nelson.
>Round two begins!
>A left jab misses and Mir counters with a right jab to the cheek.
>Mir comes in, looking for a quick takedown.
>The takedown doesn't work, Nelson sprawled to defend it and then works into a clinch position.
>Nelson is trying to muscle Mir up against the cage.
>Mir doesn't let himself be driven back though, and gains a dominant position in the grapple instead.
>Breathing very hard, Frank Mir is looking ragged.
>With control of the clinch, Mir tries to complete a takedown.
>Mir doesn't get the takedown, Nelson blocked it.
>Nelson tries to uses a whizzer to turn Mir, but is blocked from doing so.
>Mir attempts to wrestle Nelson to the ground.
>Mir doesn't get the takedown, Nelson blocked it.
>Frank Mir looks like he doesn't have a lot left to give.
>Nelson tries to get free of the clinch, but is stuck.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Mir attempts to pick Nelson up for a slam.
>He can't get it though, Nelson slips out and takes his back instead!
>From the looks of things, I don't think Roy Nelson has much energy left.
>Nelson attempts an armbar.
>Mir fights off the armbar attempt.
>Mir tries to move Nelson off his back but can't.
>Frank Mir looks like he is completely out of gas.
>Nelson gets both hooks in, and is now in a really dominant position.
>Nelson, with both hooks in, attempts to get a rear naked choke fully applied.
>Mir fights off the rear naked choke attempt.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>With both hooks in, Nelson tries to flatten Mir out for the rear naked choke.
>Nelson gets the rear naked choke fully applied, but the round comes to an end before he can get the tap out!
>Round two ends as time expires.
>I have to give that round to Nelson, but only a 10-9.
>We are back underway!
>It sounded like his corner told Nelson to attempt to get Mir to the floor in this round.
>Nelson avoids a quick jab and hits a flurry of quick punches to sting Mir.
>Mir slips out of the way of a leg kick.
>A tired Mir moves forward, looking for a takedown.
>Mir is stopped by a good sprawl, and is pulled down to the ground in a loose front facelock until he is on his knees.
>Not wasting a second, Nelson moves straight into attempting a D'Arce choke!
>The attempt is unsuccessful, Nelson knew how to defend against it.
>Roy Nelson looks like he is almost out on his feet with exhaustion.
>Mir cannot stop himself being rolled and secured in side control.
>Mir takes a knee strike to the ribs from under side control.
>Nelson throws a few strikes, but they are without venom.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Nelson begins trying to get himself into mount.
>Mir doesn't allow Nelson to get the mount.
>Mir tries to sweep Nelson but can't.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Stuck under side control, Mir takes a knee to the ribs.
>With no progress being made, the referee stands them back up.
>Mir slams a crisp left into the gloves of Nelson, but can't follow up.
>The fight slows as Nelson sits back and allows Mir to circle.
>Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.
>I have to give that round to Nelson, but only a 10-9.
>The judges' scores are now being announced.
>All three judges score the contest as 30-27.
>So the winner, by unanimous decision, is 'Big Country' Roy Nelson!
>Official Result: 'Big Country' Roy Nelson defeats Frank Mir (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Poor.

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- Alistair 'Demolition Man' Overeem vs. 'Big' Ben Rothwell

>The fight begins!
>Both fighters fire off strikes, but neither does any significant damage.
>A straight left fails to land and Overeem is able to fire back with a crisp jab.
>Rothwell throws a left jab but Overeem avoids it.
>Rothwell comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Rothwell is now standing in the pocket.
>An exchange of strikes doesn't really lead to anything.
>Having stepped in close to throw their strikes, they end up grappling.
>The grapple breaks up after a short struggle, and the two fighters step apart.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Overeem looks like he might be trying to get in close to clinch with Rothwell.
>Overeem ends up grabbing Rothwell in a Muay Thai clinch.
>Overeem loses the Muay Thai clinch after a knee strike misses and gives Rothwell the opportunity to wrestle free.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Overeem looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Overeem moves into the pocket.
>Overeem throws a barrage of big punches but Rothwell covers up well.
>Both fighters fire off strikes, neither produces any significant damage.
>Stepping back, Overeem creates a bit of distance.
>Round one ends as time expires.
>There was very little to separate them in that round, but I'll give that one 10-9 to Overeem.
>There's the bell and round number two begins!
>Overeem throws a vicious right uppercut but Rothwell avoids it.
>Both fighters come toe-to-toe and strike, but none of the strikes result in significant damage being done.
>Neither fighter backs away, instead they both choose to start swinging!
>A massive right hook connects, Rothwell is knocked down...he is out cold!
>Alistair 'Demolition Man' Overeem takes the win by Knock Out!
>Official Result: Alistair 'Demolition Man' Overeem defeats 'Big' Ben Rothwell (Knock Out (Punch) in 0:58 of round 2). The match was rated as being Good.

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The quarterfinals are set!

Quarterfinals

Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva - (5/15)
Jon Jones vs. Junior dos Santos - (5/15)
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Cain Velasquez vs. Mark Hunt - (5/16)
Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem - (5/16)

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Fighters moving into the Quarterfinals
(2) jakewalters - Alistair Overeem, Roy Nelson - Eliminated: Mauricio Rua, Chael Sonnen
(1) Playground_Samurai - Daniel Cormier - Eliminated: Georges St-Pierre, Dan Henderson, Frank Mir
(1) Pookie - Anderson Silva - Eliminated: Antonio Silva, Rashad Evans, Bob Sapp
(1) jjeans - Jon Jones - Eliminated: Alexander Gustafsson, Shane Carwin, Phil Davis
(1) P_F - Cain Velasquez - Eliminated: Anthony Johnson, BJ Penn, Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera
(1) Shane - Junior dos Santos - Eliminated: Stefan Struve, Alex Volkov, Ben Rothwell
(1) Budge - Mark Hunt - Eliminated: Travis Browne, Lyoto Machida, Stipe Miocic
(0) emfleek - Eliminated: Josh Barnett, Fabricio Werdum, Glover Teixeira, Sergei Kharitonov

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- Anderson 'The Spider' Silva vs. Daniel Cormier

>Round one begins!
>An attempted body kick misses and Cormier fires back with a barrage of huge rights, knocking Silva down!
>Cormier moves in quickly, kneeling beside Silva and starting to hammer down with punches!
>Cormier unloads with big punches, Silva is struggling to cope!
>Silva tries to turn away from the blows, but gets rolled and Cormier has his back!
>Cormier tries to hook Silva in a rear naked choke.
>Silva rolls them so that they are staring at the lights, then sharply turns over to wind up in guard.
>Silva took advantage of slack groundwork there, Cormier should have properly applied hooks first.
>Silva keeps Cormier guessing with a few quick strikes.
>Silva gets pulled in tight, stopping him from posturing up or launching any attacks.
>Silva keeps Cormier guessing with a few quick strikes.
>Cormier gets the double underhooks in and pulls Silva close, controlling him well.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Silva throws a few left hands to the body.
>Cormier pulls Silva down in close and hits him with several short punches to the side of the head.
>In guard, Silva throws a couple of punches designed to keep Cormier guessing.
>Cormier reaches up and tries to lock up an arm.
>Silva fends off Cormier, and doesn't give up an arm.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>Silva punches down at Cormier, but they are easily taken on the gloves.
>Cormier grabs Silva and draws him in close, smothering him.
>Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.
>That round goes to Cormier, 10-9 on my card.
>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>A tight combination narrowly misses Cormier and allow him to counter-strike with a jab.
>Silva feints high before throwing a kick to the body, but Cormier avoids it.
>An exchange of strikes doesn't lead to any real damage.
>Having stepped in close to throw their strikes, they end up clinched.
>Cormier hits Silva with some short strikes to the side of the head while grappling.
>Using his wrestling skills, Cormier is trying to push Silva up against the cage.
>He does so, and now has Silva pinned to the cage.
>Cormier catches Silva with an elbow to the face from the clinch while he is pressed up against the cage.
>Showing his ability to exert control, Cormier smothers Silva up against the cage for a minute or more, wearing him down with occasional sharp punches to the ribs.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Unable to get free, Silva is smothered up against the cage for well over sixty seconds.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>The lack of progress forces the referee to separate the two fighters.
>A straight right by Silva keeps Cormier from advancing.
>Time slips away as Cormier doesn't press Silva, allowing him to circle.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>That was a yawner of a round, and I think both fighters are now a bit frustrated.
>I have to give that round to Cormier, but only a 10-9.
>Round three begins!
>Silva counters a left jab by hitting a sharp kick just above the hip.
>An exchange of strikes doesn't lead to any real damage.
>A feint puts him off balance, but Cormier is still able to slip out of the way of a body kick.
>Silva counters a superman punch with a clean right.
>Cormier looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>Silva counters with a left hand that catches Cormier flush, rocking him!
>Cormier has to cover up to absorb a nice one-two combination, having been off balance after falling for a feint.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>An exchange of strikes doesn't lead to any real damage.
>Cormier is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Silva.
>He pulls Silva into a grapple.
>Daniel Cormier doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>Cormier tries to use some dirty boxing, but Silva uses his wrestling skills to smother him.
>Cormier tries to use some dirty boxing, but Silva uses his wrestling skills to smother him.
>Cormier is trying to muscle Silva up against the cage.
>Cormier does it, Silva is stuck with his back to the cage.
>Daniel Cormier seems to be fighting against exhaustion.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Cormier tries to throw a knee strike from the clinch, but Silva takes the opportunity to turn his opponent around so that Cormier ends up backed against the cage instead.
>Silva steps back to achieve some separation from Cormier and gets ready to strike.
>Silva nails Cormier with a great combination, ending with a beauty of a left cross.
>The time expires on round three, and that is the end of the fight.
>I think Silva took that round, 10-9 on my score card.
>The ring announcer is now giving the official scores.
>All three judges have given 29-28.
>So the winner, by unanimous decision, is Daniel Cormier!
>Official Result: Daniel Cormier defeats Anderson 'The Spider' Silva (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Average.

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- Junior 'Cigano' dos Santos vs. Jon 'Bones' Jones

>The fight begins!
>dos Santos feints to the right, trying to draw Jones into throwing a strike.
>dos Santos tries for a left jab but Jones moves out of range.
>Jones comes in closer, looking to clinch with dos Santos.
>dos Santos keeps himself moving out of range, not wanting to clinch.
>Moving in closer, dos Santos looks like he wants to strike from the pocket.
>Jones strikes first and manages to rock dos Santos with a solid right!
>Jones drops a shoulder, trying to sucker dos Santos in with a feint.
>dos Santos slips out of the way of a combination of short sharp punches.
>dos Santos throws a swift jab but doesn't do any damage.
>Jones comes in closer to press the issue.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Jones comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Jones moves into the pocket.
>dos Santos slips past a spinning heel kick and hits a nice jab.
>dos Santos tries for a left jab but Jones uses head movement to avoid it.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Moving in closer, dos Santos looks like he may want to try and clinch with Jones.
>dos Santos cannot get close enough to the elusive Jones to clinch.
>dos Santos looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Jones fires off a right hand first, but the impact is taken by the gloves of dos Santos.
>The time runs out on round one.
>An extremely close round, could have gone either way, but personally I'll give it to dos Santos 10-9.
>Round two begins!
>It sounded like his corner told Jones to go after dos Santos and look to finish it.
>A feint puts him off balance, but dos Santos is still able to slip out of the way of a body kick.
>An attempted spinning heel kick is well wide and only succeeds in setting up dos Santos to hit a jab.
>A tidy combination doesn't find a home, giving dos Santos the opportunity to counter with a solid left.
>dos Santos looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Jones.
>To counter, Jones throws a huge right hand which doesn't miss by much.
>dos Santos gets Jones with a punch to the ribs, but it lacked power.
>Jones comes in closer to press the issue.
>There's a short stalemate as both fighters advance and throw strikes, but neither hits.
>dos Santos backs away from Jones, creating some space between them.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>dos Santos side-steps an attempted knock out right and hits a crisp jab.
>Moving in closer, dos Santos looks like he wants to strike from the pocket.
>dos Santos can't close the distance, Jones keeps him away with strikes.
>dos Santos gets suckered in by a feint, and is fortunate to avoid the barrage of big right hands that follow it.
>Jones comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>dos Santos now has Jones standing in the pocket.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Jones dodges a jab, and fires back with a kick to the ribs.
>dos Santos slips past a tidy combination and hits some heavy right hands...Jones can only cover up and try and survive!
>Getting destroyed, Jones falls to the ground...but the blows keep on landing!
>The referee is forced to jump in and stop the match!
>Junior dos Santos takes the victory by way of TKO!
>Official Result: Junior 'Cigano' dos Santos defeats Jon 'Bones' Jones (TKO (Strikes) in 4:39 of round 2). The match was rated as being Good.

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The two greatest pound for pound fighters BOTH lose in the first two quarterfinals. The heavyweights just proved too big and too powerful for Jon and Anderson. We'll see them both again next round, perhaps in the finals if things go as planned.

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- Cain Velasquez vs. 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt

>We are underway!
>Velasquez counters an attempted body kick by scoring with a couple of nice shots.
>Velasquez swiftly avoids a barrage of big punches.
>Velasquez shoots in, looking for a takedown.
>Hunt gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard.
>Velasquez unloads with big right hands from the guard, but Hunt is able to deal with most of them.
>Hunt throws out some punches, but Velasquez leans back to avoid them.
>In guard, Velasquez begins working to pass to side control.
>He passes the guard well, gaining side control.
>Velasquez tries to ensnare Hunt in an americana.
>Hunt doesn't allow the americana to be applied.
>Velasquez blocks an attempt to pull guard.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Velasquez attempts the mount.
>He can't get the mount as Hunt rolls away to stop it, but does take his back instead.
>Velasquez increases his control by getting both hooks in.
>With both hooks in, Velasquez tries to flatten Hunt out for the rear naked choke.
>Hunt gets flattened out with the rear naked choke, he has to tap!
>By submission, the winner is Cain Velasquez!
>Official Result: Cain Velasquez defeats 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt (Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:19 of round 1). The match was rated as being Good.

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Cain moves on to fight the winner of Reem/Nelson in the semis!!

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Post #162   5/16/13 2:24:19PM   

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Hunt's run is over

I'm looking forward to the Light Heavyweights

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Posted by Budgellism

Hunt's run is over

I'm looking forward to the Light Heavyweights



Yeah i'm interested to see how deep we get into weight classes under LHW next time around. Will Aldo be picked?

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- Alistair 'Demolition Man' Overeem vs. 'Big Country' Roy Nelson

>The fight begins!
>Nelson avoids a quick jab and hits a solid left.
>Nelson avoids a barrage of big right hands.
>A left jab misses and Nelson counters with a clean left.
>An attempted body kick misses, giving Nelson the opportunity to counter with a jab.
>Overeem fakes a lunge.
>Nelson comes in closer to press the issue.
>There's a takedown attempt from Nelson.
>Overeem sees the takedown coming and tries to move.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Overeem avoided Nelson.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>A flurry of rights and lefts miss, allowing Overeem to hit back with a scything low kick to the legs.
>They exchange strikes, but neither fighter inflicts any real damage.
>Overeem circles, looking for an opening.
>Not letting Overeem settle, Nelson moves in closer.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Nelson comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Overeem uses his strikes to stop Nelson from getting too close.
>Overeem feints going high but then throws a leg kick, Nelson just avoids it.
>Overeem avoids a flurry of punches and hits a straight left.
>Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.
>Incredibly close round, but Overeem came out just ahead on my score card.
>Round two begins!
>Overeem tries to get a knock out with a scorching right cross but Nelson moves out of range.
>Nelson steps back to avoid an enormous knock out punch.
>Nelson catches an attempted body kick and goes for the takedown, down goes Overeem! He pulls guard though.
>In guard, Nelson begins working to pass to side control.
>He passes to side control.
>Nelson looks to get a mount.
>He can't get the mount.
>Nelson blocks Overeem as he tries a transition to guard.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Nelson uses side control to hit a knee just above the hip.
>Nelson is trying to move from side control to mount.
>Overeem doesn't let Nelson get the mount, and so he remains at side control.
>Nelson blocks an attempt to pull guard.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Stuck under side control, Overeem takes a hard knee to the ribs!
>Nelson fires off a handful of punches, each easily being blocked with gloves.
>Overeem attempts to secure an arm-in guillotine.
>Nelson alters his posture to prevent it.
>Nelson tries to get into the mount position.
>Nelson struggles but cannot mount Overeem.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>That round goes to Nelson, 10-9 on my card.
>There's the bell and round number three begins!
>Moving forward, Overeem counters a left jab with a couple of jabs and a right cross.
>A feint puts him off balance, but Nelson is still able to slip out of the way of a body kick.
>Nelson chooses to shoot in on Overeem.
>Nelson walks into a big left jab, landing right on the cheek.
>Nelson steps back to avoid a kick to the body.
>A feint sets up a right head kick attempt from Overeem, but Nelson moves out of range at the last moment.
>Nelson avoids a tight combination.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Overeem comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Overeem is now standing in the pocket.
>Overeem throws rights and lefts, but Nelson covers up well and none of the shots find a home.
>Nelson comes in, looking for a quick double leg takedown from close range.
>Nelson can't complete the takedown, and has to settle for pushing Overeem up against the cage.
>Nelson looks for a trip takedown.
>Nelson can't get the takedown, but does get behind Overeem when he attempts to wriggle free.
>Breathing very hard, Roy Nelson is looking ragged.
>Circling out, Overeem breaks free of Nelson and regroups in the center.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>Nelson avoids a nice combination.
>The fight comes to an end as the time limit expires.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Overeem.
>The ring announcer is now giving the official scores.
>All three judges give a score of 29-28.
>The winner, by unanimous decision, is Alistair Overeem!
>Official Result: Alistair 'Demolition Man' Overeem defeats 'Big Country' Roy Nelson (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Average.

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And then there were four.... Cormier, JDS, Cain, and Reem the only four that remain.

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