Sunday, 06 July 2014 12:41
Best fight: Weidman vs. Machida
Worst fight: Santos vs. Camozzi
Local Buffalo Wild Wings was full, but not packed or standing room only. Wild Pro-Machida crowd.
Thanks for the awesome coverage this weekend.
A nice Saturday of fights. I got to see two of my favorites: Fitch and Weidman, on different cards, pull off nice victories.
WSOF - This was the deepest card they have put on to date, and would have been even deeper if the original lineup hadn't been altered due to injuries. The fights shown all had good action, and I'd put all of them on a UFC PPV ahead of anything we saw yesterday, save for the title fights.
UFC 175 - Watching the UFC try to fill an excessive amount of cards is like watching someone try to stop a hundred leaks in a boat at the same time. This is getting obnoxious. Multiple cards on the same day; headliners that would best be served on a throwaway undercard; and cards that can barely pass as even being interesting. 175 barely had depth. The fact is, Rousey's matches are foregone conclusions, so people were really only paying for Weidman vs. Machida, and the heavyweight fight, which we never seem to get enough of. Once purchased, we were told that fight was now off. It was up to Chris and Lyoto, or I was going to call my carrier and ask for a refund. The rest of the card (3 matches!) did nothing for me.
Weidman and Machida put on a great fight. Machida's style has never been one of interest to me, but when he finally engaged in the last two rounds, things got great. This card went from a thumbs down to a thumbs up. However, the UFC seriously needs to consider what they are offering. A fight like Nelson vs Hunt would have added great depth to a show like this. Instead, a few thousand subscribers may see it, but it will do nothing for the future of title shots, etc. You can't build challengers, or sell PPVs, if people don't see the fights. Now we have another weak card falling apart with an injury to Aldo. Throw that garbage on free TV; does Aldo even sell buys? Now with the champ gone, they can hope for even less buys.
Best fight: Weidman vs Machida
Worst fight: Doane vs Brimage (they put this crap on a main card)