UFC 122 had some pretty decent fights. The main event was a disappointment for Marquardt and UFC fans. Okami beats Marquardt at UFC 122. Marquardt did not do enough to win the fight. He will have to work his way back up to the top of the division again. Good thing I taped the fights because I came home at ten O’clock ready to watch the fights, but they started at nine. Remember, UFC 122 was free; this is why it did not have the most exciting fighters in the UFC. However, UFC 122 had some good and interesting fights. It is worthy of your time if you taped it and want to watch some good UFC entertainment.
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexandre Ferreira-Matyushenko wins with a TKO due to elbows, the elbows seemed illegal, but he was given the victory.
Pascal Krauss vs. Mark Scanlon-Pascal Krauss wins the unanimous decision
Nick Osipczak vs. Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig-Duane Ludwig wins a split decision. If you watched the fierce fight you would have seen him lose the first two rounds. For some reason the judges gave him the victory anyway. Bad decision by the judges
Kyle Noke vs. Rob Kimmons-Noke gets a rear-naked submission win in round two
Goran Reljic vs. Krzysztof Soszynski-Krzysztof Soszynski won a tough fight against Goran Reljic. Goran Reljic took Soszynski down a few times, but was unable to do anything on the ground. Soszynski overpowered Reljic. All three rounds were pretty much the same. Soszynski was too strong for Reljic who tired near the end of round three and got pounded.
Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta–
Round One-Amir Sadollah lands a few punches. He lands a few knees and an elbow. Peter Sobotta lands a quick combination. Both men are swing wild punches at each other. Peter Sobotta throws a few kicks that land glancing blows. Sobotta gets the back of Sadollah. Sadollah fights for wrist control. Peter Sobotta tries to get Amir Sadollah to the ground. The two men wrestle for position. Sadollah lands a few good knees to the body of Sobotta. Peter Sobotta continues to try to take Amir Sadollah down. The round ends with Sadollah’s foot touching the face of Sobotta. This was a well fought round/slight advantage Sadollah.
Round Two-Amir Sadollah uses good movement to land some nice punches. Amir Sadollah teaches Sobotta the art of boxing throughout round two. He peppers Sobotta with punches and a few good kicks. He knocks Sobotta to the ground with one good combination. Amir Sadollah is too much for Sobotta in the second round. Easy round two for Amir Sadollah
Round Three-Amir Sadollah lands kicks and punches nearly continuously through round three. Peter Sobotta tries to fight back, but Sadollah is too much for him. Amir lands some pretty good punches in round three. He is sticking to his plan in this fight and teaching Peter Sobotta a lesson in the art of mixed martial arts. Peter Sobotta does not have enough to keep up with Amir. Amir Sadollah wins an easy unanimous decision over Peter Sobotta.
Seth Petruzelli vs. Karlos Vemola– A fight I didn’t know was going to happen at UFC 122.
Round One-The two men come out swing for the fences. Vemola slams Petruzelli to the ground. Petruzelli gets up and gets slammed back to the ground again. Petruzelli tries to put Vemola in a triangle, but Vemola powers out of the submission try. Vemola gets Petruzelli’s back and lands on his back with Vemola back on top of him. Vemola uses some good ground and pound on Petruzelli. Petruzelli is pounded out by Vemola in the first round.
Andre Winner vs. Dennis Siver
Round One– The fighters come out ready to pound on each other. The fighters come out punching and kicking. Andre Winner has the speed and reach advantage. Both fighters are landing good punches. Siver tries for a takedown, but pounds Winner with a good punch instead. Siver has more speed than expected and wins respect from Andre Winner. Siver lands a huge punch and puts Andre Winner on the ground. He puts Andre winner in a choke and chokes him out. This was a fast and exciting fight to watch. Siver wins a great fight.
Kris McCray vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Round One-McCray quickly takes Rocha to the ground. Rocha reverses and gets in side control. McCray reverses and gets side control. McCray tries a little ground and pound while he has the advantage. He throws some good knees to the body of Rocha. McCray gets Rocha’s back and tries for a hook. Rocha tries to get wrist control. McCray does more ground and pound. Rocha gets a quick knee bar submission win. McCray is in pain at the end of the fight. This is two exciting fights in a row.
Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami
Round One-The fighters step into the ring. The Japanese fans are ready for their fighter to fight. Okami is taller than Marquardt. Nate Marquardt goes for a quick guillotine of Okami, but quickly gives it up. Okami winds up on his back and tries to control Marquardt’s arm. Nate Marquardt goes for the guillotine again and winds up on his back instead. The chess match continues with both fighters standing up. Okami lands a couple good punches and tries for a takedown. Nate Marquardt had good takedown defense. He lands a knee to the body of Okami, but Okami gets him to the ground. Okami may have won round one.
Round Two-Nate Marquardt’s corner tells him no more guillotines. Okami begins round two as the aggressor. He is stalking Nate Marquardt. Nate Marquardt lands a knee and takes Okami to the ground. Marquardt gets the back of Okami for a second, but Okami jumps up to his feet. Okami lands a few good punches. Marquardt is waiting and lands a great right hand to the face of Okami. The fight should be one round for each fighter.
Round Three-Okami is controlling the fight. Neither fighter looks like a fighter trying to get a shot at the title. Nate Marquardt lands another good right hand. Okami lands a few good punches. Nate Marquardt is spending too much time going backwards. This will not look good to the judges. He looks like he is having trouble with the jab of Okami. Okami lands some more good punches. Nate Marquardt gets a takedown near the end of round three. There is a minute left when Okami stands back up. Nate Marquardt’s face is bloody from the punching of Okami. Marquardt lands a good right after the bell rings. Okami wins the fight because he controls the fight and Nate Marquardt did not do enough.
UFC 122 was okay. The main event was not great. Okami fought a good fight, but Nate Marquardt did not do well. Some of the other fights at UFC 122 were surprisingly good. Dennis Siver picked up a great victory over Andre Winner. Vemula out powers Petruzelli and pounds him out. Rocha gets a good knee bar win over Kris McCray. UFC 122 was fun to watch at home, but would not have been worthy of pay per view. On the other hand, UFC 123 should be off the wall next week.