These are my favorite type of episodes; all fights No BS. No crying, no horses, no ice cream cake, no water bottles in the pool, no speedos errr wait there was one but it was blurred. Although drama wise this has been one of the best seasons since the first its good to see just fights. We got 2 great fights “Creepy” Joe Lauzon vs Brian Geraghty and Corey Hill vs Rob Emerson. Lets get to it.
Dana says Joe Lauzon looks like a nerd but will kick your ass. One comment on Joe is that him KOing Pulver was unfuckingbelievable. One of the bigger upsets in UFC history. What were they thinking putting Pulver against such a huge underdog. Way to go Joe.
Pulver talks with Brian before his fight with Joe telling him to forget that they ever fought. “Forget the fact that he hit me.” – Jens Pulver. Has Pulver watched that fight? I was there it’s hard to forget. BTW I was screaming for Joe b4 and after the fight.
Brian has an impressive record 24-9-2.
Joe tried to stay as calm as possible. Joe’s blank stare looks focused.
No weigh ins.
Lauzon takes Brian easy. Brian shows no offense as he pulled guard when Joe got an underhook and was slammed down near the cage. From their Lauzon lands some brutal elbows and looks to have Brian hurt. In a scramble Brain gets to his feet but gives Lauzon his back. Lauzon takes no chances and finishes the fight with a rear naked choke without any hooks in.
Wow that was quick. BJ gets his first win. BJ is fired up. What a great coaching job by BJ eh Chuck?
I’m going to stick to my guns and say no matter who coached who in the first 5 fights the same person would have won. This is more a credit to Pulver thought as he is playing Joe Silva in these fights. +1 Pulver.
Even thought Brian like Pulver left Joe unscathed Joe hit his head pretty good on the takedown.
“Kid’s good… it means I didn’t get knocked out by a bitch.” – Pulver.
Was Pulver secretly rooting for Joe? Wonder what he tinks of the Diaz/Gomi fight…
Brian feels he left his heart in the dressing room. He has never been so embarrassed in his life.
Dana tells us that the Hill/Emerson fight decides control of the next fight matchup. Looks as though BJ’s first win is for naught.
Emerson seems grateful for his opportunity hopefully he fights like it. Emerson thinks Corey isn’t as half as good as Nate. I agree.
Corey admits that he lied about his fight record. His 4-0 record is a farce. He tells Pulver that he has 2 amateur fights one in a cage and one in ring. Do you believe him? I don’t. Wonder what else he is lying about.
6’4 155 is insane. Good move by Dana and crew.
BJ thinks Emerson can walk right thru him. I think so as well. Two amateur fights against the most experienced fighter on the show. If Emerson can land a few good shots early and set the tone of the fight this should be an easy win to get him into the next round.
The fight doesn’t go as BJ or I had it planned. In the first Corey comes out early and establishes his reach advantage and gains much needed confidence by breaking away from Emerson clinch and avoiding a take down. Emerson lands a few shots of his own including some great low kicks but Hill now knows he is in the fight.
BJ thinks Coreys punches aren’t doing any damage Rob should just power thru them.
In the second Emerson seems to have figured Hill out landing punches and kicks at will while Corey is able to land his stay away from me jabs. The round ends in exciting fashion with Emerson and Corey tangled up with Emerson cranking on a pretty good Heel Hook.
When the fight goes to the judges it seems we have our first tie.
In round 3 Corey once again does a good job of establishing his reach advantage and keeping Rob at bay. Rob is mentally unable to get past the fact that he is getting hit but does land a few good rights and kicks. The jabs are doing no real damage and once again Rob fights to the level of his opponent.
The third is close but Dana thinks Emerson won.
Corey hill wins. I think Dana was right but that the third was too close to call. Guess they gave it to the tall guy walking forward thats Ring Control right?
Corey admits after the fight that this was his first fight. Dana admits that he knew that as well. Maybe Horn is right about this kid after all. I think he will be an easy out in the next round.