Jimy Hettes defeated Nam Phan via Unanimous decision
(30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
What a beautiful display of grappling by Hettes. He completely dictated where the fight took place, and Phan had little to no answer for the takedowns.
Hettes didn’t finish by submission, but proved to everyone that he’s here to stay.
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO 1st round (2:35)
I’m not surprised by the outcome of the fight, but i was expecting a different gameplan from Matyushenko. I thought that Matyushenko would try to counter strike at the start, then look for a takedown. Gustafsson used his reach advantage very well, and Matyushenko couldn’t figure out how to solve that puzzle.
Johny Hendricks defeated Jon Fitch via KO 1st round (0:12)
WOW! I truly thought that this fight was gonna go the distance. Hendricks was a huge underdog against Jon Fitch, the former number-one contender, and winner of thirteen fights inside the octagon. Hendricks put Fitch away with a brutal left hook that knocked him out instantly. (+200 betting odds for Hendricks)
Nate Diaz defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision
(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Trash talking had no limits prior to this match-up, including the incident at the pre-fight press conference staredown. Both fighters came to brawl, and thats exactly what they did.
Diaz controlled the fight with his fast and accurate boxing that Cerrone couldn’t avoid. One weapon that Cerrone had working for him was the leg kick, which started to show effects on Diaz in the third round.
An absolutely dominant performance by Diaz that has risen him up the welterweight divison.
Alistair Overeem defeats Brock Lesnar via TKO 1st round (2:26)
Lesnar came out hesitant, as did Overeem. Nothing really happened until they engaged in the clinch, where Alistair landed brutal knees to the body and denied Lesnar’s takedowns. The fight ending strike was a left knee to the liver that dropped Lesnar, followed by a few punches.
Lesnar officially retired after the fight.
Fight Wrap Up