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Ufc 81

18 April 2006
I gotta say, this was one of the most exciting nights in UFC since I've been following the sport.

Brock Lesnar looked good but his inexperience proved to be a fault because he exposed himself more than once - first he landed few punches into the back of Mir's head and lost a point. He should have known better than that. Second, he let Mir wrap his legs around his own legs and by the time he figured out what was going on, he was already on the way down to get submitted. Inexperience is a big deal and those two points prove that!

It just goes to show that, as intimidating as you can be with your size, you've got nothing against pure skill. Lesnar is the first ever UFC fighter to require XXXL gloves!!! But power and size cannot match submission skill, even though I hate watching wrestlers and ju-jitu fighters because 99% of the time those fights are boring!

Stone Cold, Undertaker and that Curt guy from WWE and TNA were all present tonight and they all got a lesson in how much of a difference there is between soap opera wrestling and real fighting.

But I like Lesnar and I think he will do good in the future, he just needed to get a quick lesson in what not to do!

Nogueira vs Silva was great too! Unbelievable!

From SI.com said:
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira took the UFC interim heavyweight title, forcing former two-time champion Tim Sylvia to tap in the third round on Saturday night.

In the co-main event, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir spoiled former NCAA wrestling champion Brock Lesnar's UCF debut, grabbing Lesnar's leg and securing a kneebar that forced him to submit at 1:30 of the first round.

Nogueira took the title vacated when Randy Couture suddenly retired from the organization.

Sylvia showed superior striking, repeatedly landing punches throughout a dominant first round. Sylvia defended Nogueira's takedown attempts and landed effective punches in the second round.

But in the third round, Nogueira reversed a Sylvia takedown and gained side control. Sylvia was able to escape side control, only to fall directly into a guillotine choke which forced him to tap 1:28 seconds into the round.

Nate Marquardt beat Jeremy Horn, finishing off the veteran of more than 100 MMA fights by guillotine choke 1:37 seconds into the second round, and Ricardo Almeida defeated Rob Yundt by guillotine choke at 1:08 in the first round.

Tyson Griffin and Gleison Tibau stood toe to toe and exchanged punches throughout the majority of their three-round fight, with each fighter landing numerous shots.

Neither fighter appeared to be hurt in the match and Tibau was able to take down Griffin on numerous occasions. However, Griffin landed the more effective strikes and took the decision with all three judges scoring the bout 30-27.

In the preliminary bouts, Chris Lytle wasted little time in finishing off Kyle Bradley. Lytle stunned the UFC newcomer just moments into the fight and never let up, knocking out Bradley just 33 seconds into the first round.

Tim Boetsch made an impressive UFC debut, defeating David Heath by TKO at 4:52 of the first round; Marvin Eastman earned his first victory inside the octagon with a decision over Terry Martin; and "The Ultimate Fighter Five" cast member Rob Emerson gained his first UFC victory, defeating Keita Nakamura by split decision.
What happened to the recorded vids we used to get on buzhumor?:frown:
I agree it was a good UFC event. Damn Lesnar is fast for his size. :eek: Give that guy more jiu jitsu lessons and hes gonna be dangerous. Even Mir during the press conference said he was not winning for the first 1:20. The striking in the back of the head was kinda so so, I consider it part inexperience and part bad timing. Mir was tunring his head back and forth so he wouldn't get nailed. Brock made a mistake and got his leg caught, game over. Looked like Mir tried a couple arm bars and Lesnar was just too big and strong.
Looked like Mir tried a couple arm bars and Lesnar was just too big and strong.

Mir said that too in the post fight interview with Rogan. He turned towards Lesnar's corner and said "See that guy's arms? He's a beast!"

It was a good night.