Last night UFC on FOX featured what should have been three very good fights. And that’s what they were. Good fights. None rose to greatness, but that happens sometimes. Let’s take a look at them and my predictions:
Demian Maia (15-3) vs Chris Weidman (7-0)
Prediction: Weidman scores the win.
Result: Weidman defeated Maia via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Making me 1-0 for the night.
Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) vs Michael Bisping (23-3-0)
Prediction: Bisping in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
Result: Sonnen defeated Bisping via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) making me 1-1 for the night.
Rashad Evans (21-1-1) vs. Phil Davis (9-0)
Prediction: Evans scores the win.
Result: Evans defeated Davis by Unanimous Decision (50-45,50-45,50-45) making me 2-1 for the night.
* Weidman took the fight on 11 days notice and had to lose over 30 pounds to make weight. So I wasn’t shocked when Weidman began to gas out late in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I was surprised that Maia gassed as well. Conditioning could have been the difference in the fight and it wasn’t.
* Hats off to Weidman for taking the fight on short notice and winning!
* I thought Bisping won the fight. By my scoring he won the 1st and 2nd rounds and lost the 3rd. I wasn’t alone in thinking that. Seems that even Sonnen felt it could have gone that way. Unfortunately, the judges felt differently.
* Rashad Evans dominated Phil Davis in every round and every aspect of the fight. Hats off to Sugar Rashad. His next fight is going to be for the title against Jon “Bones” Jones and should be a great battle.