This was a very historic event in my mind, mainly because of the huge upset that regardless of what people say now was not expected.
1.KURT PELLEGRINO VS JUNIOR ASSUNCAO-this was a quick opening fight to the event with a great rear naked choke applied by Kurt. Junior did the best he could in this one but he was over come early by Kurt. A great quick opening bout.
2.CLAY GUIDA VS JUSTIN JAMES-the first round of this fight was amazing, both of these guys came to fight and win. It was back and forth between these two the entire round, Clay even gets caught in a deadly arm bar yet slips out. The second round was just as exciting as it went back and forth until it had 20 seconds left in the round. That is were it ended with Clay getting the win with a nice rear naked choke.
3.YUSHIN OKAMI VS KALIB STARNES-good enough first round between these two as most of it is just a feeling out process. Other then a few kicks and punches, and a take down that almost ends it there isn't much in this round. The second round is less active as it is mostly in the clinch the whole round, there is a good take down though. Round 3 more exciting as Okami not only mounts Kalib but also pounds his way to a victory.
4.SPENCER FISHER VS DAN LAUZON-this is another quick yet exciting fight as Dan gets two great take downs and even supplies some good ground and pound. But Spencer ends this towards the end of the first with a great knock out, it was obvious that Dan wanted no part of that.
5.CHEICK KONGO VS CARMELO MARRERO-round one was real good as Marrero who I thought at the time was going to get destroyed completely dominated Kongo. He took Cheick down and pounded on him the entire round, Kongo really had no answer for it. Round two was exactly the same except without all the ground and pound, although Kongo almost ended it with a guillotine choke. Round three was a little different because it was almost entirely on the feet, except for a little while with Kongo on top this time. Carmelo takes a split decision, although it should have been unanimous in my opinion.
6.JON FITCH VS KUNIYOSHI HIRONAKA-the first round of this fight is amazing as Fitch spends almost all of it inside a deep triangle. He comes back at the end of the round and almost stops it him self. The second round sees Fitch deliver some great kicks and when these two go to the ground it is nothing short of a chess match between these two warriors. In round three both are bloody both are tired and both are still in it giving it all they have. This is by far one of the best fights on an over all good card, Fitch takes a well deserved decision.
7.SEAN SHERK VS KENNY FLORIAN-this was the fight that would crown the first Lightweight champion after years of the title laying dormant in the UFC. Once the fight started Kenny was taken down, but then it got even. These two battled the entire time on the ground, both on offense and defense against each, usually it is one or the other. The second round is a bloodier version of the first, both just battle on the ground for the most part. The third is just like the first two, but with a great explosion from each at the end. The following round followed the same formula as the previous, but it was never boring. The final round went the distance looking just like the others, but like I said this fight never seemed boring. In fact to me it felt pretty epic. Sean Sherk wins by decision and becomes the new Lightweight champion.
8.RICH FRANKLIN VS ANDERSON SILVA-this is that fight I was talking about earlier, I don't care what you say everybody thought Franklin was going to take this. Even if some one thought Silva was going to win this I bet no one saw a first round domination coming. I remember watching this live and thinking no way Rich just got it put on him that bad. Of course looking back now I' am sure every one can believe it and even say they knew it would happen. But at the time it was unbelievable. Still to this day one of the best beat downs in history. Silva just killed Rich's body with some vicious knees and then landed a killer head kick.
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