Hathaway controls the wrist and keeps Sanchez from finishing the takedown. The fight lasted a full 5 rounds in which Jones defeated Evans by unanimous decision. Russow tries for the double, but Duffee shakes it off and circles away. Brent Brookhouse: Miller got beat on the feet by Demian Maia, Bisping has better striking than Maia. Under card May not be broadcast : Melvin Guillard vs. Miller eats it and continues on. Big straight from Mike followed by a jab out of his movement.
I don't think he'll ever get another shot again. Rampage is used to being hit and he can dish out plenty of punishment with his heavy hands and knees from the clinch. Pierre excluded come primarily from one of these styles. He was faster than I anticipated. Moments later, Forbes rocks Jensen with a left of his own. I think Miller will be able to get Bisping down, but Bisping's shown he's got an excellent guard and a gift for getting back to his feet.
Head kick from Bisping blocked, followed by two punches and an outside leg kick by Miller. Bisping put a steady stream of right hands on Miller, a former International Fight League champion who now finds himself on a three-fight losing streak. Nog recovers quickly and gets Brilz into a crucifix. The gasp through the crowd in attendance was huge. Rashad's speed will be a factor, but as soon as Jackson lands cleanly -- Rampage will tear Rashad apart. That's probably enough against a very talented but likely distracted Miller. Kid Nate: I want to see Miller win this one very badly, but I just don't see how he does it.
Kim traps Sadollah's left arm against his own neck and starts raining down strikes. The fight was in the light heavyweight division and Rashad Evans won the match by unanimous decision. Aaron Riley Luke Thomas: Riley's got the veteran experience to make something happen in his favor one way or the other. Still, the style matchup favors Jackson, and Rashad will have to outwork him for three rounds to overcome that. Right hook clips Bisping, but Bisping gets a 1-2. Round 2 Leg kick from Brilz leads to a takedown from Brilz. They do not touch gloves.
Grant's face looked absolutely brutalized by Kim's elbows, and I think those elbows are going to be become a factor once again. Big elbows from the top, but Sanchez weathers the storm. We have been following this one closely and for good reason. Chris Nelson: Potential Fight of the Night here, but in the end it's gotta be Sanchez via decision. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision Decisive Round: Round 2: Sadollah looks comfortable on his feet, landing a few kicks, but Kim ducks under one and secures another takedown, moving swiftly to side control.
Brent Brookhouse: Sanchez loses to top 5 guys, everyone else he tends to be able to outwork and out cardio. Kid Nate: This is a deliciously tough call. Not the start Sanchez had in mind. Rampage gives up his back to spin free and gets back to his feet. But I don't expect that to happen.
I think he takes this fight, and it will be a good barometer for where he's at. Jason Brilz Round 1 Jabs and leg kicks to test one another out. Duffee's knack for knockouts is going to be a problem, and I forsee him pummeling Russow to a victory here. I might very well be underselling Evans, but he may actually be a middleweight. Just as we saw when Machida lost to Rua earlier this month, I see Evans being uncomfortable in that style of fight and losing as a result.
Head kick blocked by Sanchez. The fight lasted a full 5 rounds in which Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans by unanimous decision. I know he beat McCully and he has the win over Zentsov, but his career has been mostly beating up on guys who aren't even good on a regional level. Strong round for Bisping, 10-9. In the center of the Octagon, Duffee stuffs a takedown. He backs Lauzon into a corner and unleashes a hail of knees and elbows.