Wednesday, June 1, 2011

UFC 130 Rampage Jackson vs Matt Hamill post-show thoughts

Overall show was just ok. The main event and co-main event were not very good fights.

Rampage Jackson did enough to earn a title shot against Jon Jones but not many will pick him to win against Jones.

Hamill said he would break Rampage's will but it was Hamil's will that got broken during the fight when he was unable to take down Rampage in the fight.

No surprise that Rick Story upset Thiago Alves. Alves has trouble with wrestlers and Story had a great game plan.

Fans booed Story because they wanted to see Alves deliver a highlight-reel knockout.

Rampage got booed as well because he couldn't finish Hamill. It was smart of Rampage to not mention the boos during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Brian Stann was impressive against Jorge Santiago. No surprise that Santiago lost as he has not been successful in the UFC and has been knocked out a lot in his career.

Travis Browne's Superman punch knockout of Stefan Struve was exciting. Browne needed a good win because his last fight against Cheick Kongo was boring.

San Francisco's Chris Cariaso fought well in his decision loss to Modesto's Michael McDonald. I think the fight could have gone either way.

Middleweight Tim Boetsch looked great dominating Kendall Grove. It seemed like he broke Grove's will during the fight with his ability to take down Grove.

Most controversial fight was Demetrious Johnson's decision win over Miguel Torres. The back and forth fight could have gone either way but the judges gave it to Johnson.

Dana White was critical of Frank Mir and Roy Nelson for their performances. I don't know what White expected from them. These are two big heavyweights and it wasn't a great match-up to begin with.

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