My Thoughts From The UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg Main Card
Cristiane Justino def. Lina Lansberg via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:29
Cristiane Justino put on a clinic of what MMA is supposed to look like and showed the world why she goes by Cyborg. She stalked her opponent like a machine and threw her around the octagon with ease. I hope she stops fighting at 140 (the weight cut is going to kill her) and I hope the UFC adds a 145lb class…at least until Cyborg retires.
Renan Barao def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Renan Barao dominated the fight with Nover landing great leg kicks, good counters and sound wrestling…after the first round. Barao started the fight slow, but as soon as he found his momentum Nover didn’t really have a chance (well, maybe a Kongo vs. Pat Barry chance). I am glad Renan is back in the win column because he is one of the best in the division.
Roy Nelson def. Antonio Silva via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:10
I knew Roy Nelson was going to win this fight. Antonio Silva hasn’t looked the same since USADA came into the UFC (maybe it is a coincidence) and I think he should retire. He can’t keep taking heavy shots to the head. He has lost 5 of his last 6 fights and all of the losses were by KO/TKO. This man is not going to remember his name soon. His brain is turning into mush and I am afraid he is going to wander into the woods to never be seen again. Imagine a hiker running into an actual Big Foot. Wow, that took a long time to get to a terrible joke.
Francisco Trinaldo def. Paul Felder via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 2:25
Cleanup on aisle Paul Felders eye. This cut was nasty and I am disappointed the fight had to be stopped because it was a pretty close fight. Check out the picture Dana White posted on Twitter.
— Dana White (@danawhite) September 25, 2016
Eric Spicely def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:58
Spicely pulled off the biggest upset of the night submitting Thiago Santos with a rear-naked choke. The fight was a short one (not in a flyweight kind of way) because an early Spicley takedown setup the quick submission. I am sure this fight ended a lot of DraftKing hopes too.
Godofredo Pepey def. Mike De La Torre via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:03
This fight was exciting. These two came in to punch each other’s heads off and give the crowd a show. It wasn’t the most technical fight, but it was a fight. Pepey capitalized when he noticed De La Torre was rocked, dragged him to the ground and locked in the rear-naked.