By Zach Arnold | October 18, 2013
— MMA Supremacy (@MMASupremacy) October 20, 2013
Date: Saturday, October 19th (UFC 166 in Houston at the Toyota Center)
TV: Fox Sports 1/PPV
- Bantamweights: Kyoji Horiguchi (-150, 3 to 2 favorite) defeated Dustin Pague (+130) in R2 in 3′51 by KO.
- Featherweights: Andre Fili (-220, 11 to 5 favorite) defeated Jeremy Larsen (+180) in R2 in 53 seconds by TKO.
- Lightweights: Tony Ferguson (-450, 9 to 2 favorite) defeated Mike Rio (+350) in R1 in 1′52 with a choke.
- Welterweights: Adlan Amagov (-180, 9 to 5 favorite) defeated TJ Waldburger (+150) in R1 in 3′45 by KO.
- Lightweights: KJ Noons (-160, 8 to 5 favorite) defeated George Sotiropoulos (+140) after 3R by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 twice).
- Ladies (135 pounds): Jessica Eye (+180) defeated Sarah Kaufman (-220, 11 to 5 favorite) after 3R by split decision.
- Welterweights: Hector Lombard (-180, 9 to 5 favorite) defeated Nate Marquardt (+150) in R1 in 1′48 by KO.
- Middleweights: Tim Boetsch (-200, 2 to 1 favorite) defeated CB Dollaway (+180) after 3R by split decision (30-26 twice, 27-29).
- Flyweights: John Dodson (-350, 7 to 2 favorite) defeated Darrell Montague (+270) in R1 in 4′15 by KO.
- Heavyweights: Gabriel Gonzaga (+170) defeated Shawn Jordan (-200, 2 to 1 favorite) in 1 in 93 seconds by TKO.
- Lightweights: Gilbert Melendez (-700, 7 to 1 favorite) defeated Diego Sanchez (+500) after 3R by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 twice).
- Heavyweights: Daniel Cormier (-600, 6 to 1 favorite) defeated Roy Nelson (+400) after 3R by unanimous decision (30-27 three times).
- UFC Heavyweight title match: Cain Velasquez (-200, 2 to 1 favorite) defeated Junior dos Santos (+170) in R5 in 3′09 by TKO via non-stop beatdown.
I'm no doctor but I have see a lot of men who are too tough for their own good and JDS is one of them. He was out and this should stopped.
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 20, 2013
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) October 20, 2013
Cain Velasquez took years off the life of Junior dos Santos and probably damaged his brain in the process. This fight and the beatdown Diego Sanchez took from Gilbert Melendez should be reminders about the recent Cleveland Clinic study on how MMA fighters suffer from a different type of brain damage than boxers. The damage MMA fighters receive shows up faster because of the part of the brain that is impacted (the part that controls speech & pain).
It’s time for Nate Marquardt to retire. He’s taken a lot of damage as well. The immediate reason a lot of testosterone users want T is because they are past or current steroid users. Some abuse pain killers and some damage their bodies through bad weight cuts. The fourth reason is accumulated brain damage. I hope the man is OK. It’s time for his manager to have a serious sit down with him. When I saw the punches Lombard inflicted on Nate’s head on the mat, the CC study popped into my head because the ground punching is really what adds to the risk that these fighters take. Much more vulnerable.
Cain Velasquez out-struck Junior dos Santos 123 to 46, connecting on 61 percent of his strikes. Sixty-six of them came from the clinch.
— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) October 20, 2013
Junior dos Santos made it past round four but what a beating. Herb Dean did a poor job as an official when it came to preventing the further beatdown. The shine is starting to fade on Herb as an official. The TKO finish was what everyone expected but the one-sided nature of the fight was sad to watch.
Roy Nelson dropping an Uncle Tom reference on Daniel Cormier a few months ago earned him a prime & well-deserved thrashing. He got what was coming to him. Cormier is super-smart and the real deal. American Kickboxing Academy really should be proud of the job they’ve done with both Cain & Cormier. Cormier is not going to be a fun fight for Jon Jones if DC can make it to 205.
The story of the night was the awful officiating by Dickie Coles’ commission, both with the referee & judge selection. Talk about a dog’s breakfast. Texas is currently battling Florida for the mantle of worst big state AC in the country. Nevada & New York are right near them with California also doing some occasional run-ins.
The lowlight of the night featured Jon Schorle, former California top official, and Ruben Najera (first-time working a UFC show). Tim Boetsch vs. CB Dollaway was a giant mess. Dollaway taunted Boetsch, then poked him in the eye once to the point where he was bleeding and the Texas AC doctor did nothing to stop the fight. Then came the second eye poke from Dollaway right after he got warned. Dollaway won at least two of the three rounds, so the worst case scenario should have been a draw after a point was taken away. Nope. Schorle & Najera both scored the fight 30-26, meaning they gave Boetsch all three rounds. The third judge scored the fight 29-27, meaning he gave Dollaway all three rounds.
If you took the prop bet of John Dodson winning by KO/TKO, you got lucky. +200. Other than Mighty Mouse, JD is on a roll.
You should have taken the under on how long the Shawn Jordan/Gabriel Gonzaga fight was going to last. There went any shot of Jordan becoming a title contender a couple of years from now.
Sarah Kaufman decided to throw out the game plan against Jessica Eye and paid the price on the score cards. Eye winning by decision was the correct score. Under the 10-point must system, Eye won the first two rounds. Under PRIDE scoring, Kaufman would have won. Ruben Najera gave R3 to Eye when he scored that fight. Thanks, Texas. Bottom line? Sarah didn’t fight a smart fight and way too many fighters on the UFC Houston card either threw away their game plans, had no game plan, or else brought the worst people to give corner advice in between rounds that you could possibly find.
Ugly main event & uglier night for officials at latest UFC Brazil show
Date: Wednesday, October 9th (at Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Brazil)
TV: Fox Sports 1
- Lightweights: Alan Patrick defeated Garett Whiteley in R1 in 3′54 by TKO.
- Flyweights: Chris Cariaso defeated Iliarde Santos in R2 in 4′31 by TKO.
- Welterweights: Yan Cabral defeated David Mitchell after 3R by unanimous decision.
- Welterweights: Igor Araujo defeated Ildemar Alcantara after 3R by unanimous decision.
- Bantamweights: Raphael Assuncao defeated TJ Dillashaw after 3R by split decision.
- Welterweights: Rousimar Palhares defeated Mike Pierce in R1 in 31 seconds with a heel hook.
- Light Heavyweights: Fabio Maldonaldo defeated Joey Beltran after 3R by split decision.
- Light Heavyweights: Thiago Silva defeated Matt Hamill after 3R by unanimous decision.
- Welterweights: Dong Hyun Kim defeated Erick Silva in R2 in 3′01 by KO.
- Welterweights: Jake Shields defeated Demian Maia after 5R by split decision.
Date: Saturday, October 26th (in Manchester, England at Phones 4U Arena)
TV: Fox Sports 1/FS2
- Welterweights: Michael Kuiper vs. Bradley Scott
- Featherweights: Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
- Featherweights: Andy Ogle vs. Cole Miller
- Ladies (135 pounds): Rosi Sexton vs. Jessica Andrade
- Middleweights: Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
- Lightweights: Al Iaquinta vs. Piotr Hallmann
- Flyweights: John Lineker vs. Phil Harris
- Middleweights: Alessio Sakara vs. Magnus Cedenblad
- Lightweights: Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
- Light Heavyweights: Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo
- Lightweights: Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor
- Lightweights: Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard
- Middleweights: Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz