My Thoughts From The UFC Fight Night 100 Main Card
UFC Fight Night 100 was 1 of 2 events the UFC held this weekend. This card took place at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. You can find my thoughts on the event below.
Ryan Bader def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:51
This fight went exactly like everyone thought it would. Ryan Bader played the part of face puncher and punched face. “Darth” Bader is younger, stronger and faster. He landed everything he threw and concussed little Nog’s noggin (trying saying that 5 times fast). I hope Antonio follows his brother’s footsteps (although I doubt he will be able to walk in a straight line for at least a month) and retires from the sport. He has been in too many wars and his body doesn’t perform the way it used to. Unfortunately, there is no blue pill for that. On a side note – If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours…call everybody you know.
Thomas Almeida def. Albert Morales via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:37
Thomas Almeida was way too fast for Albert Morales. Albert was trying to counterpunch but got rocked a few times when they decided to trade punches in the center of the octagon. Morales did secure a takedown toward the end of the round but couldn’t do anything with it. Almeida came out in the 2nd like a shark that smelled blood in the water (I am not sure if sharks smell blood, but let’s pretend they do for the sake of this blog). He landed punches in bunches and one devastating body shot crumbled Morales. The fight was stopped seconds later.
Claudia Gadelha def. Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Claudia Gadelha kicked her wrestling game up a notch when she faced Cortney Casey this past weekend. That sentence is funny because I said kicked and the only thing I remember about the fight was the illegal head kick Claudia landed to a downed opponent. Casey looked rocked and I wasn’t sure she was going to be able to continue. I would have deducted a point since Gadelha deducted a million brain cells from Casey but she didn’t even get a warning (you know the saying…when in Brazil). Claudia went on to use her wrestling to secure the unanimous decision and her spot as the number 2 fighter in the division.
The rest of the card saw a few more decisions with Krzysztof Jotko def. Thales Leites via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27), Kamaru Usman def. Warlley Alves via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-28) and Sergio Moraes def. Zak Ottow via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)
All in all it was a successful card. We got to see Almeida get back on the winning track, Bader make a claim for a title shot and we got to look at Claudia for a few rounds (she is so dreamy).