UFC 194 Aldo vs McGregor Review
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC Featherweight Championship
First round: McGregor landed a left and side kick. McGregor knocked him out in seconds. Aldo went for a left as did McGregor, McGregor landed perfectly on the jaw and Aldo went down. Aldo is in tears. :13
UFC Middleweight Championship
First round: Weidman got a huge positive reaction but no boos for Rockhold. Crowd going nuts and stomping before the match even started. Trading low kicks. Chris jumped on his back right away and got in piggy back position. Rockhold tried to throw him off but Weidman staying out of a bad position. Rockhold has him against the cage. Right by Weidman and he got the takedown. Rockhold back up. Loud let’s go Weidman chant. Elbow by Weidman. Another takedown by Weidman. Rockhold had a guillotine. Weidman motioned like he’s got nothing on it. Herb Dean called a standup. Weird to stand up from there. Hard body kick by Rockhold. Weidman took him down. Rockhold reversed and got another guillotine. Close round. Rockhold 10-9.
Second round: Rockhold landing punches. Hard body kick by Rockhold. . Weidman with a body kick. Both missed punches. Hard body kick by Weidmnan. Head kick by Rockhold. Low kick by Rockhold. Weidnan went for a takedown but Rockhold blocked and landed a body kick. Hard body kick by Rockhold. Weidman went for a takedown but Rockhold blocked and landed a body kick hard. Hard body kick by Rockhold. Another body kick by Rockhold. Weidman missed a kick. Rockhold with a right. Left by Weidamn. Hook kick by Rockhold just missed. High kick by Rockhold. Big right by Rockhold. Best punch of the fight. Right by Rockhold. Left by Rockhold. Body shot by Rockhold. Weidman with a right. Body kick by Wiedman. Body kick by Rockhold. Weidman with low kicks. Rockhold slipped a punch and landed a right. Low kick by Rockhold. Body kick by Weidman hurt him. Rockhold with a left. Rockhold 20-18.
Third round: Body kick by Weidman. Body kick by Rockhold. Body kick by Weidman. Weidman wants a takedown. Rockhold blocked him. Two body kick by Weidmann. Hard left by Weidman and he got the takedown. Rockhold back up. Rockhold with a left, a body kick and a low kick. Another left by Rockhold. Body kick by Weidman. Left and right by Rockhold. Body kick by Weidman. Another body kick by Weidman. Both guys are really tired at this point, slower and more measured. Hard kick by Weidman. Weidman missed a wheel kick and Rockhold took him down and got his back. Rockhold has full mount. Rockhold punching and elbows. Rockhold landing a lot of punches now. Weidman is in big trouble. Rockhold dropping a ton of punches and elbows. Rockhold is killing him with punches. It really should have been stopped. Rockhold 10-8 round for sure, I’ve got 30-26. That should have been stopped and I don’t know if Weidman is getting up from that.
Fourth round: Weidman answered the bell. Body kick by Rockhold. He tried for a takedown but Weidman blocked it. Rockhold got him down. Weidman has several cuts. Rockhold landing punches. Rockhold on top throwing punches again. Herb Dean stopped it and Rockhold is the new champion. 3:12
Rogan with Luke Rockhold. “It’s hard to describe. I can’t believe this is real.”
Rogan with Chris: He says this was Luke's night, at the end of the the day I've got a beautiful family, fans love me, I'll be back. He said the spin kick wasn't the smartest move, I wanted to give everything I had, all I can do is work hard.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Yoel Romero
First round: Romero came into the ring and did a roundoff. He’s an athlete at a completely different level from almost anyone in this sport and a lot of others. Traded body kicks. Nice right by Souza. Souza moving forward. Body kick by Souza. Left to the body by Souza. Romero threw a kick but it was checked. Romero landed a hard left. Spinning punch by Romero decked Souza. Romero throwing punches from the top. Romero starting to land good punches on the ground. He’s really weary, however. Romero with punches and elbows. Romero just got out of trouble and more punches. Romero with hard elbows. Souza went for an armbar. Romero got out and got his back and punching. 10-8 Romero
Second round: Body kick by Romero. Left by Romero. Souza went for a takedown. Romero totally holding onto the fence but Souza got him down and Romero reversed. The ref should have called a penalty point for that one. It was too long and too flagrant. Body shot by Souza. Body kick by Romero. Body kick by Souza. Souza landed a right. Romero looks shaky. Body kick by Romero. Body kick by Souza. Body kick by Romero. Souza’s round 19-18 Romero after two.
Third round: Body kick by Souza. Low kick by Souza. Souza missed a kick. Front kick and left by Romero. Souza tried a takedown. He couldn’t get it. Hard left by Romero. Body kick by Souza. Souza landed some good shots. He’s got Romero hurt and took him down. Souza landign punches on the ground. He’s working for ahead and arm choke. Souza with some elbows and punches. Romero back up. Souza’s round so I’ve got 28-28, but if not a 10-8 first then it’s Souza’s fight.
The two hugged after the match and both posed with a Jesus flag.
Scores: 29-27 Romero, 29-28 Souza 29-28 Romero. I don’t agree with that decision in the sense Souza won rounds two and three.
Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
First round: Nelson got the takedown. Maia back up. Everyone wanted a Tokoro match on the ground here. Maia went for a takedown and Nelson tried to get his neck. Nelson now on top after a Maia takedown attempt. Crowd going crazy for Nelson. He trains in Ireland so he’s honorary Irish. Maia has his back. Maia throwing punches. Maia moved to mount and is punching him. Maia got his back. Maia punching hard from back position as the Brazilians chanted “You’re gonna die.” Maia punching from back position. He’s got Nelson is a body triangle. Maia working for an armbar. Nelson escaped and on top. The place went nuts for that reversal. The place is going crazy for a grappling match. It’s awesome. Maia 10-9.
Second round: Both landed punches. Maia with a takedown and Nelson reversed . Maia now behind him. Maia has his back again. Maia is in the piggy back position with a body triangle. Maia throwing punches from that position. Nelson reversed to the top. Maia reversed to the top. Maia landing elbows. Maia 20-18.
Third round: Maia took him down monentarily. Nelson trying for a guillotine. Maia out of it. Maia with punches and elbows from the top. Maia with elbows. Maia is working for a choke but he can’t get the arm under the chin. Maia gave it up to throw punches. Nelson reversed to the top with 15 seconds left. The crowd liked it and the two guys hugged. Maia easily 30-27.
Scores: 30-26, 30-25 and 30-25.
Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens
First round: Both missing punches. Super hot crowd anyway. Slow open. Both continue to miss punches. Holloway landed a punch. Stephens with a low kick. Holloway with a body kick. Body kick by Holloway. Stephens with a low kick. Holloway missed a punch and Stephens got behind him momentarily. Very close because little happened. Holloway 10-9.
Second round: Holloway tried a spin kick to the body but Stephens blocked it. Crowd is quiet. Stephens going for a takedown. Body punch and uppercut by Stephens. Low kick by Stephens. Holloway with a right. Stephens landed a right. Right by Holloway. Stephens again working for a takedown and can’t get it. Low kick by Stephens. Very close round again. Stephens, so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Holloway took him down. Holloway got behind him, throwing punches and working for a choke. Stephens out of trouble but Holloway is on top. Holloway with an elbow. He got Stephens’ back again and is working for a choke. Stephens back up. Stephens landed some punches. Low kick by Stephens. Holloway with a left. Stephens landed two punches and went for a takedown . Holloway blocking. Spinning elbow by Holloway. Holloway got the takedown. Stephens swinging wildly but mostly missing. Both threw at the fight ended. Holloway 29-28, but this is another close one.
Scores 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 for Holloway