Saturday, 17 August 2013 21:28
THUMBS WAAAAAAAAAAY UP!!!
Best match: Overeem vs Browne
Worst match: Honestly? None
I slept in and missed most of the card, but I saw the three top matches and they easily made one of the best UFC cards I’ve ever watched. I can’t wait to catch the other bouts on replay.
Faber vs Alcantara had a helluva first round. Just sensational. It slowed down a lot for rounds two and three, but Faber was great in dominating a very dangerous opponent.
Overeem vs Browne: those body shots were sick and I thought Browne was done early on. His comeback was amazing and that front kick was a beautiful thing to behold. As Rogan said, OveROID didn’t respect the front kick and paid the price. And as one of my friends commented, these fighters who made their rep in Japan are nothing when they’re off the juice and against genuine opponents.
Chael vs Rua: I thought Rua was going to shut Chael’s mouth and end his career once and for all, but Sonnen was impressive and that submission was fantastic. Great main event. And extra kudos to Chael for channelling Superstar Billy Graham, then hyping his next match. He’s won me over again and proved he’s not just a big mouth (well...some of the time anyway).
FS1 must be thrilled with this show – I hope the ratings reflect that. Replay ratings should be off the charts.