posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 03:08 PM
Well last night was not a disappointment! Man, Palhares is just a leg destroyer to the max! So much that I think his technique and tactic scare
opponents before they even start fighting. He sets out to do damage too, not just a tap, but he wants to break something, and usually does!
Vitor looked good and I hope to see him continue with his success. Even his short punches have power. How bout that Rio crowd, that was crazy! I
sure hope Chael and Silva fight in Brazil!!
Erick Silva is one to watch imo. He is so good at such a young age and is training with some elite fighters! It's too bad he got disqualified, and
I counted 2 hits to the back of the head, but in the heat of the moment, I can see the ref doing what he did. However, in this day and age, the sport
should utilize instant replay for final judgement, because I think Mario had some reservation after watching the vid. Anyway, Silva is going to be a
force in the future, with a well rounded game and super athleticism!
Barboza, wow! He's another great up and comer, with a well rounded game. Like Rogan says, the 2 kicks from TKD that can/do work in MMA is the
spinning back/side kick, and the spinning wheel kick. That was a picture perfect kick that KO'd Etim upon impact. I thin that kick is most
effective later i a fight , when the opponent is more tired or relaxed, making them more susceptible to the kick.
Aldo is just awesome and has so few weaknesses. Unlike his last fight, he looked totally prepared and ready for this fight. DId you see him shaking
at ringside? So much energy ready for target. Love his kicks too man! 21 and 1 speaks volumes about this dude, and I always look forward to his
fights! The one dude that I think will be a greta match for him is Gilbert Melendez, who I think is now in UGC from SF. He is another almost perfect
fighter, aggressive and highly skilled.