My Thoughts From The UFC Fight Night 84 Main Card
Michael Bisping def. Anderson Silva via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
This was a weird fight but still entertaining. It was packed with action, knockdowns, knockouts (even though it ended with a decision) and a tough pace. I had the fight for Bisping and I believe 99% of the world did as well. Dana White came out and said he believed Silva won but we can disregard that because we know White is in it for the money (Anderson brings in stacks when he is winning). Silva could have easily ended it in the third when he ko’d Bisping. He just needed to follow up with two more punches and it would have been waived off. Instead he celebrated too early and loses the decision. I wouldn’t mind seeing these two do it again.
Gegard Mousasi def. Thales Leites via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
This reminded me of how Chuck Liddell used to fight. He uses wrestling to keep the fight standing and unleashes on the feet. The only difference is Liddell would have ended this with a knockout.
Tom Breese def. Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
If you like grappling this fight was for you. There were great submission attempts, reversals, etc. and some great ground and pound. It won’t score high marks for the viewing audience but it was interesting to see these two use their skills in the octagon.
Brad Pickett def. Francisco Rivera via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
There were some great exchanges in this fight but as soon as Brad Pickett realized he wasn’t going to win those he relied on his grappling to get the job done. This was a very close fight.