UFC Fight Night 88 Garbrandt Almeida

My Thoughts From The UFC Fight Night 88 Main Card

Published On May 31, 2016 | MMA News
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I hope everybody had a great Memorial Day weekend. This was a time for remembering the soldiers that sacrificed for our country. The UFC hosted a card on Saturday night headlined by Cody Garbrandt and Thomas Almeida and that fight did not disappoint. Check out my thoughts below:

Cody Garbrandt def. Thomas Almeida via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:53

Cody dominated this short fight. He was faster, landed at will and used great angles. I feel like Almeida landed two hard punches the entire fight. They must have been filled with carbohydrates and extra protein because Cody ate them right up and ended the fight with energy and power punches. Garbrandt was the elite fighter on the night.

Jeremy Stephens def. Renan Barao via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

This was a close fight. Barao seemed quicker in the beginning of the fight but appeared to slow after multiple takedown attempts. Once his speed went away, Stephens was able to connect with his power and accuracy. I swear a few of those punches would have sent Renan’s chin out of most big league ballparks. Check out my slightly ethnic insensitive tweet from Saturday. I do realize not all Chinese people are named Chin…but there has to be a lot. This is a hint to follow me on twitter. I am new to this game so I have a laughable amount of followers. I am hilarious by the way:

Rick Story def. Tarec Saffiedine via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Rick Story grinded out a decision against Tarec Saffiedine. He landed leg kicks and constantly pressured Tarec against the fence. It shows how durable and smart Story is when he steps in the cage.

Chris Camozzi def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Camozzi dominated this fight and opened up a nice cut with some elbows. Chris was better everywhere the fight went and seemed to have a significant strength advantage muscling Miranda around the octagon. The only question at the end of the fight was how much blood did Vitor lose? I am taking the over on 2 quarts. I am not really sure how much blood that is, but I always take the over.

Lorenz Larkin def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

This fight was a chess game on the feet with Larkin coming out on top. Lorenz seemed to be quicker to the punch and countered pretty successfully. I think both guys were happy they found opponents willing to trade on the feet. I was happy too!!!

Paul Felder def. Josh Burkman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

This was a close fight too. Felder seemed lost in the first round but found his groove in 2 and 3. He started to find his range, and really put in a lot of work everywhere the fight went. Burkman was game but the judges gave the decision to Felder.

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