My Thoughts From the UFC 206 Main Card
UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis was held on December 10, 2016 at the Air Canada Centrein Toronto, Ontario, Canada. If you care about my thoughts on the event they can be found below.
Max Holloway def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:50
I guess Anthony Pettis might have broken his hand during an early exchange and had to rely on a heavy kicking attack throughout the fight. That makes sense because his game plan seemed a little off to me (you know, like that uncle in your family you swear is gay) and he definitely looked hesitant with his fists. Max was winning the exchanges on the feet although he did get hit with kicks to the legs and body. This was a big win for Holloway and I love how he called Jose out after the fight… Jose Waldo that is. He wants to fight him for the belt as soon as he is found. Brilliant!!! He should write for BDARadio.com.
Donald Cerrone def. Matt Brown via knockout (head kick) – Round 3, 0:34
Donlad Cerrone keeps kicking a$$ and taking names. The name he took this weekend and added it to his resume of knockouts was Matt Brown. Brown has been struggling as of late and I am not sure if the UFC was feeding him to the wolves (just kidding, Cerrone is a cowboy and there are no wolves found around him…because he would shoot them from his horse) or just needed two big names to help the card sell. It doesn’t matter because Cerrone used his kicks throughout the fight to set-up that huge fight ending one in the third round. The official verdict was 458ft on the home run. The sound of the ball (Brown’s head) coming off the bat (Donald’s leg) was deafening.
Cub Swanson def. Dooho Choi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
This fight was okay if you are into two guys going nonstop, landing big punches, eating big punches, being very creative with their strike game, being technical with their stand-up and putting on one of the best MMA fights EVER!!! Both of these guys slugged it out for 3 rounds proving they are very tough, very durable and very fun to watch. Nobody lost this match-up. Well, technically Dooho Choi took home the L but you get what I mean.
Kelvin Gastelum def. Tim Kennedy via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:45
Tim Kennedy looked like he was going to snipe Kelvin Gastelum early in the first round (that is funny for the true MMA fans) when he rag dolled him around the octagon…but being off for a couple of years serving our country took a toll on Kennedy’s gas tank and he slowed quickly. Kelvin used that and picked Tim off with great boxing. Gastelum said he wants to move back down to welterweight if the UFC lets him. He was clearly undersized and out-muscled but you can’t go around missing weight like he has.
Emil Meek def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Who? You don’t really care about this fight so I am not going to do a lengthy write-up. My job is done!!!