Saturday, June 13, 2009

UFC 99 Running Blog

The first fight is Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy. This has been a great fight so far and we are now going to the third round.

Dan Hardy wins by split decision. All three judges scored the fight 29-28. Davis had a few takedowns but Hardy was able to land a vicious knee and elbow to Davis in the match. The elbow and knee rocked Davis and Davis was a bloody mess after the elbow to his nose in the third round.

Davis seemed to be in position in the first round to win the fight after taking Hardy down and landing some good punches from the top.

Hardy tried to console Davis after UFC announcer Bruce Buffer announced the decision but Davis just waved him off. Hardy told Joe Rogan after the fight that he is not here to make friends but to find opponents.

The next fight is Caol Uno vs. Spencer Fisher. Uno is coming into the cage now and UFC middleweight contender Yushin Okami is in his corner.

This fight is not as exciting as the first fight on the pay-per-view. We are now in the second round and the crowd in Germany is booing.

Matt Pena, Fisher's coach, told Fisher not to pay attention to the crowd in between the first and second round.

I would give the first round to Fisher and the second round to Uno. Uno had some takedowns in the second round.

This fight will probably go to a decision. Fisher has shown good takedown defense throughtout the whole fight.

Uno is spending the whole fight trying to get a takedown while Fisher is trying to keep the fight standing up.

The third round was dominated by Uno. He took Fisher down and worked his ground and pound. He might have had a chance to finish the fight if not for the bell ringing to end the third round.

Uno should win this fight as I had him winning the last two rounds.

Wow, Fisher wins by unanimous decision! Are you kidding me?

Rogan did not even interview Fisher after the fight. Uno should have stayed in Japan instead of having to deal with such bad judging. This was just a terrible, terrible decision by all three judges.

Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders is next.

Not much action at all in the first round. The highlight of the round was Swick asking Saunders if he was going to hold him all night and Saunders replied by saying "Stand it up, bitch."

Swick wins by TKO in the second round. Swick was just too fast on the feet.

Swick thanks his mom and his wife after the fight. He said he wants to fight all the top fighters such as Matt Hughes, Thiago Alves, and GSP.

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Mostapha Al-Turk is up next!

Al-Turk has a four inch reach advantage over Cro Cop.

Al-Turk came out aggressively but missed on a lot of his punches. Cro Cop was waiting to counter and delivered some punches himself. Al-Turk got poked in the eye and started to cover up and Cro Cop took advantage of this and rained down a few more punches before the ref stopped it.

I did not see the eye poke either so I can't blame the ref for not seeing it.

Cheick Kongo vs. Cain Velasquez is next.

Kongo just walked into the cage. He looks huge, mean, and scary looking. I would not want to fight him.

Velasquez is supposed to be a future superstar. This is the fight that I have been waiting for.

Mike Swick is in the corner of Velasquez. Velasquez recently became a proud father of a baby girl. I read in Fight! Magazine that he enjoys watching The Food Network and Dancing With The Stars with his girlfriend. He also enjoys Mexican music.

Velasquez just dominated Kongo in round one. This could be a 10-8 round for Velasquez.

Velasquez is just taking Kongo down over and over and over and over again.

If Rampage Jackson was here, he would say we have Brown on Black crime.

Velasquez wins by unanimous decision. Kongo showed a big heart by not giving up and being able to last all three rounds while taking a brutal pounding.

Kongo actually rocked Velasquez a few times early on in round one and two, but Velasquez was able to shake off the cobwebs and took Kongo down.

The main event between Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva will be underway shortly.

Silva just made his way out to the cage and now Franklin is walking to the cage. Franklin is coming out to a rap song by Cypress Hill. This is a change for Franklin as far as entrance music goes.

After Swick defeated Saunders, he jumped out of the cage and shook hands with Dana White, and UFC owner Lorenzo Ferttita. He jumped back into the cage after that for the post-fight interview with Rogan.

Franklin is smiling as he walked into the cage. Will he still be smiling after this fight is over?

I might be wrong but I think this will be a very entertaining fight with a lot of back and forth action.

Franklin trained with Matt Hume in Seattle to prepare for this fight. He also trained in Los Angeles with UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva for eight days.

Silva and Franklin both traded punches and kicks until Silva caught Franklin's kick and took Franklin down.

The round just ended and I give the round to Franklin. Franklin just told his corner that he thinks he broke Silva's nose.

Franklin was on top of Silva in the end of the round and landed a lot of punches to Silva's face.

The second round was exciting. Silva rocked Franklin in this round with his right hand.

The third round was exciting as well and I don't know who the judges will award the fight to.

This was a stand-up war and a very good fight. These are two tough warriors.

Franklin is very happy as he wins by unanimous decision over Silva. Franklin was being interviewed by Rogan when he all of a sudden instructed one of the guys in his corner to do pushups. That was a pretty funny moment. Franklin is getting revenge for all the pain his trainers put him through in training camp.

Silva told the fans that his victory is having his fans happy and the crowd enjoying his fight with Franklin. The crowd cheers loudly for him.

Overall, this was a pretty good show. We have a new heavyweight title contender in Cain Velesquez, and a new welterweight contender in Mike Swick. Both train at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.

The Davis vs. Hardy fight did not disappoint and neither did the main event.We also got to see the return of Cro Cop.

The next UFC show will be June 20 on Spike TV. The main event is between Clay Guida and Diego Sanchez.


Andrea Hawkins said...

What do you think of the upcoming UFC 100. What a show that's going to be. I am super excited.

Anonymous said...

great fights yesterday!!! War Cain and Rich!!