Sunday, May 29, 2011

UFC 130 Leftovers

UFC 130 was a contender's night out. Several fighters will be bumped up on their weight division's depth roster after tonight. Here's some quick notes on UFC 130:
  • Quinton Jackson was clearly in a different league than Matt Hammill. Rampage's win proved that a few takedown attempts can't take out ten years of experience.
  • Frank Mir finds himself in the title run conversation once again with a win over Roy Nelson. I guess Roy's mullet power just wasn't working.
  • Travis Browne greeted his Dutch opponent Stefan Struve with a superman punch that totally graced the art of boxing.
  • With a huge career-boosting upset over Thiago Alves, Rick Story now has a new story to tell. The upper ranks of the welterweight division welcomes new blood!
  • Defeating former Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago, puts Brian Stann a step closer to a title run somwhere down the line. The UFC's middleweight picture just thickened.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC 130 - Rampage vs. Hamill
May 28, 2011
MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card
Quinton Jackson def. Matt Hamill via unanimous decision
Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision
Travis Browne def. Stefan Struve via KO (Superman Punch) - R1, 4:11
Rick Story def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision
Brian Stann def. Jorge Santiago via TKO (punches) - R2, 4:29

Preliminary Card
Demetrious Johnson def. Miguel Torres via unanimous decision
Tim Boetsch def. Kendall Grove via unanimous decision
Gleison Tibau def. Rafaello Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) - R2, 3:28
Michael McDonald def. Chris Cariaso via split decision
Renan Barao def. Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision

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