Kind of a slow night, only 2 finishes, but there was still some nice action. Some feel there was controversy, but I thought it was just a bunch of close fights that could have gone either way. Evans got the job done against Henderson, although he couldn’t find success with his wrestling, he stayed clear of that right hand and won a razor thin majority decision. Great job by Miocic, we all knew he had the skills, but he showed some great fight intelligence last night in sticking to the gameplan and refusing to get caught-up in the moment. Jimmo was Jimmo… He once again proved the old martial arts teachings about the best defense being not to fight at all – which is true, it’s just not very fun to watch. Jordan really smashed Barry last night, connecting with a few big uppercuts, and then pistoning that left arm into Barry’s head about 10+ times. For a card plagued with so many injuries, I thought they pulled it together pretty well in the end.
Fight of the Night: Sam Stout vs. James Krause
Knockout of the Night: Shawn Jordan
Submission of the Night: James Krause
UFC 161 Leaders
Coming in first place for our camp, 9th place overall on the playground, it’s EllisD1 with a big 80 points! Could this be the season where he pulls it all together and wins his first championship? bvrasp comes in 2nd place, followed by botl435 who puts up another nice score this season, he places 3rd. There he is again, tylerdurdin83 is 4th with yet another top 5 finish – he’s not going anywhere folks, so get used to it. Rounding out the top 5 is dan-o1, steadily posting up solid numbers consistently, and that’s why he was a top contender last season. Congrats guys, keep it up.
Coming up from 3rd place to take the lead for the camp, it’s bvrasp. Previous leader nomomrnicekyle drops back to 2nd place, but only 6 points behind the lead, I’m sure he’s not too worried about it. Moving up from 5th place to 3rd, botl435 makes his presence felt once again this season, proving that as long as he’s playing this game, he poses a threat. Banned2 had a bit of a slip here, moving from 2nd to 4th, but he’s been having a great season and will surely pull it together for the next one. Tripp_2 battled it out with way2swayzee7 in this event, and it was Tripp_2 who broke the tie and claimed the 5th place spot, well done. So here we are at the precise midpoint of the season… We’re 3 weeks out from the next event, so take some time, plan out your strategies and come back even stronger for the 2nd half of the season.
UFC 161 Points
UFC 161 Wagers
REMINDER: Our next event takes place on Saturday, July 6th, as Chris Weidman tries to dethrone Anderson Silva. Good luck on the next one, and have a great 2nd half.