Sunday, August 7, 2011

UFC 133 Results and Leftovers

Speedos vs. Chest hair arrows. Brian Ebersole (r)
KO'd Dennis Hallman (l). Ebersole was awarded
 a bonus for beating the guy in ugly speedo's.
[Pic Props: Daniel Herbertson (r), Esther Lin]
The word "embarrassment" tells the story of UFC 133. But someone's embbarrassment is someone else's glory. And that was definitely the case for the top portion of the card where Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Dennis Hallman, and Constantinos Phillipou bullied their way to big wins...

Rashad Evans embarrassed Tito Ortiz (Evans and Ortiz fought to a draw in 2007). A second round TKO only proved that Ortiz's glory days are far behind him. Gatekeeper status might be Tito's last resort. Knee to the chest = Embarrassment.

Vitor Belfort slaughtered Yoshihiro Akiyama in the first round. Akiyama represents a very short list of Japanese UFC fighters. What vibe will Akiyama's third consecutive create in Japan with the UFC set to announce an event there? Is Akiyama an embarrassment to JMMA or is his loss simply further evidence that there's a Pride curse on Japanese UFC fighters?

Dennis Hallman and Brian Ebersole both have over 60 wins. Experience wasn't the issue last night, it was those ugly speedos. Getting knocked out while wearing speedos (Hallman) by a guy with an arrow shaved into his chest (Ebersole), who get's a bonus for the KO = Embarrassing.

Jorge Rivera can't seem to regain his footing. He's old, he and Constantinos Phillipou put on a boring show. The judges simply flipped a coin. Boring = Embarrassing.

Video and results after the break...

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Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz 2"
August 6, 2011
Wells Fargo Center,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Main Card:
Rashad Evans def. Tito Ortiz via TKO at 4:48 of R2
Vitor Belfort def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via knockout at 1:52 of R1
Brian Ebersole def. Dennis Hallman via knockout at 4:28 of R1
Constantinos Philippou def. Jorge Rivera via split decision
Rory MacDonald def. Mike Pyle via TKO at 3:54 of R1

Preliminary Card:
Alexander Gustafsson def. Matt Hamill via TKO at 3:34 of R2.
Chad Mendes def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision
Ivan Menjivar def. Nick Pace via unanimous decision
Johny Hendricks def. Mike Pierce via split decision
Mike Brown def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision
Rafael Natal def. Paul Bradley via unanimous decision

Bonuses ($70,000):
Fight of the Night - Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
KO of the Night - Vitor Belfort
Beating guy in speedo's - Brian Ebersole

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