My Thoughts From The UFC 205 Main Card
The UFC finally made its debut in NYC for UFC 205 at the most famous arena in the world Madison Square Garden. You can find my thoughts on the historic main card below:
Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez via second-round TKO (3:04)
This fight was hard to watch (almost as bad as two girls, one cup). I picked Alvarez to win because I thought his ground game would be too much for Conor (or maybe I dislike the guy a little so betting against him made me feel a little better). That may have been true but a quick left hand from McGregor dropped Eddie (and his brain cell count) and from that point it was all Conor all the time. He was quick, he was powerful and he was accurate. Eddie had no answer for the left hand of McGregor that was continuously thrown over his right. That sounded like I knew what I was talking about for a minute but I stole that from Alvarez’s corner (sue me). I guess it is Conor’s world and we are just living in it.
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson ruled majority draw
I had a hard time watching this one as well. It appeared Tyron was fine with doing nothing for 60% of the fight (he fought like, I have sex). The two rounds he did mount some offense he had Thompson on the brink of losing (I would have stopped the fight at one point). I don’t know if Woodley was afraid of gassing, thought he was winning or if Wonderboy’s style stifled him but I do know he was inches away from losing that decision. I had it as a draw with Thompson winning 3 rounds, and Woodley winning 2 (one by a 10-8 score). If they run this fight one more time, I pick Stephen by decision.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision
This fight went exactly as I thought, Joanna threw a million punches and landed almost all of them. Karolina wasn’t as fluid as the champ and had a hard time dealing with her speed and accuracy (basically I am saying Jedrzejczyk fights like a man) until she landed a huge punch that almost put Joanna unconscious. Kowalkiewicz wasn’t able to finish her but she was able to make her face a little less attractive(can you say hematomas and a broken nose?). Shout out to Karolina and the way she continues to lean on the cage in between rounds. It reminds me of when a girl bites her lip. Hotness!!!
Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via third-round TKO (0:24)
Yoel Romero is one explosive dude. I don’t remember the fight, I remember how the fight ended. Yoel landed a flying knee that had Chris Weidman’s head leaking like somebody turned on a blood faucet. It reminded me of when MVP put a dent in Cyborg’s head in Bellator. Scary stuff!!! I guess Romero fights Bisping next but let’s hope we don’t see anymore over the top celebrations from Yoel. Actually, that salute step thing he did was spectacular and made me realize I have no coordination or rhythm. #YOEL-O
Raquel Pennington def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision
I picked Raquel to win this fight because I believed the rumors that Miesha and Bryan Caraway broke up. I thought she wouldn’t be focused enough to win because she would be distracted by painful emotions and Bryan texting every 5 minutes to get back together. Then, I see Caraway walking to the octagon with her and it set me into a panic. My DraftKing’s lineup was going to be busted because Miesha had her college sweetheart in her corner. It didn’t matter, because Raquel was too much for her on the night and pulled off the decision by outworking Tate. They talked to Miesha after the fight and she quickly announced her retirement from the sport (eff brash decisions). I still don’t 100% believe her and Bryan are together and I think we will see her back in the cage after the sting of the loss wears off.