I have perfect sound, can't complain one bit about it.
That said I missed the finish of The Briscos match and didn't get picture back till the start of Finaly vs Elgin. Then I missed the end of that match. I'm still listening to it but I'm not getting pictures. ROH is saying it is on my end but my buddy whos only similarity to me is the city he lives in is having the same issues.
I get my Internet from my Cable Company he gets it from a the phone company
Thumbs up show.
Best match: Silva vs. Franklin. Pretty much the main event you expect from two guys whose title hopes ended long ago, and who are employed only for providing entertaining main events while still maintaining marginal drawing power.
Worst match: Hacran Dias vs. Yuri Alcantara. I think I speak for the rest of the world when I say: who?
UFC FX 4
Thumbs in the middle. Shitty main cancels out the rest.
Best fight: Swanson-Pearson
Sub: N/A (only saw the top card and Lamas-Hioki)
In the top fuel tv fight, Ricardo Lamas was too athletic and versatile for Hatsu Hioki and mixed up his attack to sweep the last two rounds and take the correct 29-28 UD. Sad comment on the state of JMMA, as Lamas is a fringe contender at best in UFC and Hioki is arguably the best fighter in Japan.
Cub Swanson opened the top card with a brilliant 2ndR TKO of Ross Pearson. Swanson has expanded his arsenal to include Capoeira and lately is looking just as much the human highlight reel as Aldo and a rematch might be more than interesting.
Brain Ebersole and his annoying chest hair survived some top notch Jiu Jitsu from TJ Waldberger (again what is with the way Buffer says -berger names, his middle name is not 'Wald') to take a deserved 29-28 UD. Ebersole shows some Capoeira too but not on the same level. Seems to be the new trend. Waldberger however is still a very young guy with an already evolved JJ game and there's a lot of upside there.
Spencer Fisher somewhat surprises by outboxing Sam Stout in their rubber match, but Stout surprises also with newly found TD ability and takes a debatable but understandable (or vice versa) 30-27 UD in a good scrap.
Clay Guida stinks out the joint vs. Maynard but you're not supposed to judge a fight on entertainment value and IMO Guida did all the landing and won 4 rounds. The guy whose style is getting nullified is the one who's supposed to have to adjust what he's doing. Doing schtick and getting hit in the face doesn't score points. Stink fight which really should have been no surprise as almost all of both of their fights have stunk but the surprise was it stunk different than it should have, and I'd be happy to see Bendo (or Edgar) beat the crap out of Maynard (again).
Thumbs up. Whole lotta Want-To on display.
Best fight: call it a 3 way tie Rich vs. Wandy, Mutante vs. Serginho, Vinicius vs. Campos
Worst fight: Dias vs. Alcantara
KO: Nothing clean, several about equal TKOs
Sub: Rodrigo Damm
First, I don't understand why the Brazilian TUF guys were billed by their ring names on TUF, and by their real names on this show. I found it confusing and will refer to them by their Brazilian names, which I already have them 'branded' by. Second, if they're gonna do Brazil, Buffer, Goldy and Rogan (especially Buffer and Goldy) better hit Berlitz and study Portuguese, or at least for Christ's sake WATCH THE FUCKING TUF BRAZIL SHOW AND LEARN HOW TO SAY THE NAMES. You're getting paid enough to do a little fucking homework.
Also found it interesting that Vitor was booed. I think the season exposed him as a lying, manipulative, holier-than-thou douchebag and evidently the fans in Brazil think so too. Even more interesting was that the heel heat extended to his protege Cezar Mutante, who got booed in his own home town. The Brazilian fans react strongly to everything, + or, and will start to boo even a few seconds of inactivity.
Anyway, Milton Viera (rumored to be the creator of the Anaconda Choke) and Felipe Arantes opened the FB prelims with a spirited 3 round scrap. Arantes seemed to sweep the final two rounds but the decision was a split draw with the even card being an odd 28-28, which can only be 2-1 in rounds but with the 1 being a 10-8 and there weren't any rounds that wide in this fight, and I'm the first to score wide.
Wagner Campos takes the first two rounds from Marcos Vinicius with top shelf JJ, but gets busted up in the process as Vinicius is very active and dangerous striking from his back. Campos looked to have been in a fight ending position a time or two but chose to give them up and lived to regret it, as Vinicius found his striking range at the top of the 3rd and did not let up till Campos was out on his feet and the ref stepped in. Terrific fight.
Thiago Bodao, now billed as Perpetuo which none of the Americans can come even close to pronouncing, dominates the busier but wild Macarrao now billed as Leonardo Mafra before stopping him early in the 3rd with a body kick, straight right and G&P. Bodao is a fan favorite because of his natural likability and because he survived childhood cancer. During the season the most dramatic moment was when he fought Massaranduba who was gassed and collapsing waiting for the last round to start and Bodao was screaming FOR him (not AT him) to get up. The sportsmanship among the Brazilians is hard for Americans (especially Chael, apparently) to grasp .
John Macapa comes in 5 pounds over and has to cough up 25%, and the much smaller Hugo Wolverine outspeeds and outboxes him, taking the last round on sheer will, to take a deserved 29-28 UD, in another active scrap.
Pe de Chumbo pursues a TD as if striking is dishonorable and Massaranduba continually stuffs them and batters him in the process until the ref has to step in late in the 1st. These guys seemed to be the mentors or spiritual leaders or whatever in the house.
In the midcard main, Rodrigo Damm wastes no time in getting rid of Gasparzinho, dropping him with a left hook/right hand and quickly taking back and sinking the RNC. Gaspar was the house fuckup and Rodrigo in particular didn't want to deal with the bullshit. Rodrigo was the most internationally experienced fighter in the house, including a KO over Jorge Masvidal in Japan, and was favored to win the FW but had kidney failure cutting weight (not 'an injury' like they kept saying) for the semifinal fight and had to drop out.
Dias opens the top card with an almost American-wrestler 3 round lay and pray UD over Yuri Alcantara. Effective but boring or vice versa.
Fabricio Werdum bombs out Mike Russow in short order. Russow looks closer to being in shape than he ever has but is just in too far over his head. Werdum with continuingly improved striking able to land big shots from long range with ease and ends it with an uppercut KD and Ride&P. (btw the guy on your site who described Werdum's win over Fat Roy as 'bleh' needs to either learn to watch fights, or not comment on fights he didn't watch. Werdum put a bigger beating on Roy than Junior did.) Werdum preserves his ranking in what was a no win situation for him. He should be in the upper contender mix at least equal to Mir. Needs a better manager or something.
In the TUF Brazil FW final, Rony Jason and Pepey maybe come in too emo and somewhat leave the fight in the aisle. The will was there but neither shows much of his skills. Rony is a little more disciplined and takes the UD in a disappointing fight.
In the MW final, JJ ace Serginho backs in as Daniel Serafian, who KOed him, has to pull out with an arm injury and is in the crowd sporting a surgical cast (and getting a bigger pop than either guy in the ring till the fight heats up). Vitor's protege Cezar Mutante pulls out to an early lead, taking the first round with far superior striking, and then opens up in the 2nd, battering Serginho with punches and Capoeira kicks and having him in big trouble, but chooses to play it safe and force standups rather than risk Sergio's JJ on the ground and it backfires, as Sergio, pretty much swinging wild with eyes shut, lands a hail Mary elbow on the jaw and has Cezar in trouble, not enough to win the round but more than enough to turn a rout into a fight. The pace understandably slows in the 3rd with Sergio the aggressor but Cezar the more accurate and scoring early and late KDs to seal the UD, one judge giving Sergio a round.
Rich and Wandy tear it up more time in an exciting but mostly noncompetitive scrap. Rich looking sharp is doing a paint job till Wandy drops him late in the 2nd and comes within a hair of pounding him out. That proves to be Wandy's one moment in the fight as he has a hard time pulling the trigger after that and Rich, flying totally on instruments and having no subsequent memory of the KD or much that came after it, boxes his way back into the fight and takes back over, dropping Wandy in the final second to seal a UD which somehow sees NO 10-8 rounds. Could have called EVERY round a 10-8 but the 2nd for Wandy seems like a no brainer. Rich says he wants one last run at getting the MW title back. IMO he could have stayed at MW and been the policeman all this time, beaten everybody but Anderson. Can't see him ever beating Anderson, or Jones, but tell you what: Styles Make Fights---Rich Beats Chael. Bigger, stronger, better striker, much harder hitter, hard to take down, dangerous if you do take him down. As with Anderson, the issue now is age.