Wandy gets knocked out by head kick.
Barnet beats Melgares by decision. Had a knee bar locked in, in the final 10 seconds.
Way to go Mirko!!:bruce1:
Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Emelianenko wins by stopage.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Cyrille Diabate
shogun wins by knockout.
Ricardo Arona vs. Alistair Overeem
Arona wins by body lock. Kinda looked like the guy got eye poked.
Crocop wins by tap out. Looked like he punched Barnett in the eye.
Was an awesome fight though.
All I can say is Crocop has become a GnP machine. It looks like each time he starts throwing the hammer fist he is avenging his loss to Randleman. I've never seen anyone use it so much, and so effectively. It looks like Crocop just entered a new phase of his career, and he is very scary.
Only downside was all the eye poking. Barnett confirmed that he did get poked in the eye unintentionally.
Yeah, two fights ending by eye poke kinda sucked.
I think you mean Nogueira.Originally Posted by dito
Not sure what anyone said during the fight b/c I watched it in Japanese but here was my take.
Aleks looked leaner for this fight and his hands were very fast.
Crocop dominated Silva and had a plan. He kicked a few liver shots to get Silva's hands to drop and threw the high kick which connected. Silva was out and had a cut opened from the kick on the side of his head.
Crocop ability to sprawl is strong(obviously). Barnett was on the receiving end of ALOT of punches from Crocop that went unanswered. Barnett was tough to take all of those. The final punch from Crocop left Barnett in alot of pain. Hopefully his eye is not too badly damaged.
Silva was in trouble when his right eye closed, and, damn, Mirko punches HARD.
Closed right eye + CC LHK = KTFO. He probably didn't see that kick coming. Crocop's GnP looked great, and I'm happy for him. I have thought that he's the guy that can beat Fedor for a while, but "can" and "will" are two different things......
I haven't seen Arona vs. Overeem or Kharitonov vs. Aleksander yet. What did you guys think about these fights?
The Manhoef/Cyborg match was on the youtube a while back so anyone can check that one out. One writer referred to Cyborg as being one step to the left of Silva on the evolutionary scale. That made me laugh.
Thanks for the link, Size. I've got the whole event just haven't had time to watch it yet.
So the new HW rankings are
??????? I feel uncomfortable with Nog at 4th, though.
Crocop set up the kick perfectly. He hit Wandy with a liver kick and let Wandy drop his hands before he threw the LHK.Originally Posted by jas123
Size I think Aleks drops his left to bait the other guy. I've heard FSN commentators (Glazer and Trigg, I think) criticize Aleks and "not pretty, but gets the job done". For a guy that big, I think he moves really well and has great hands, although he was outclassed by Crocop.
My instructor (friend of wandy and Shogun) actually thinks Shogun is better. Wandy has always had a tendency to get wild. I can't believe he got wild with Crocop. Also, my instructor pointed out that Wandy's greatest weapon is his knees, but he didn't use them in his last two fights.
Wandy didn't look himself at all in that fight. He didn't have that "I'm gonna eat your children" look during the staredown. When he was agressive, he was wildly so. I have to watch it again, but 205 is definitely the weight for him. He is faster with better stamina. I think the deciding factor was Crocop's vicious (and unique) GnP. I've never seen hammer fists used like that so consistently.
Cro crop " right kick hospital, left kick cemetary"
Cro crop destroyed all in his path, emelianenko got dropped but got back his composure in time to keep his defences up. wold not want to tango with that family. would have been a better fight if barnetts fight wasnt 15 mins as opposed to 5 mins for cro crop. either way it was cro crop in my books by a wide margin he looked very strong. couldnt believe that wandy actually came in 4 lbs heavoer than cro crop.
Aleks vs. Sergei was a great fight. I thought Aleks was in trouble early. Sergei was orbiting Pluto when the ref stopped it. Those knees sliding along the canvas were brutal. It looked like one caught him right on the chin, at which point he just stopped moving.
Does any one kno what cro crop was saying, he spoke for awhile and the interpreters did not translate....