UFC 208 a night that was meant for the history books, first fight at the Barcalays Center in Brooklyn New York and also the crowning of the inaugural women’s Feather Weight championship. This night on paper wasn’t the best looking card with a lot of random fights thrown together and it lived up to its expectations. Between judging all over the place, questionable reffing and then with fighters not putting on their best performances besides Jacare who dominated again. This was a very lackluster, forgetful card. Here is the recap of UFC 208. Next up is UFC Fight next Sunday February 19th Derrick Lewis vs Travis Browne.
Germaine De Randamie (7-3) defeated Holly Holm (10-3) via unanimous decision.
This was a back and forth fight with Holm throwing more volume but De Randamie landing more strikes and doing more damage. The judges scored it 48-47 in De Randamie’s favor but there’s a little controversy here. At the end of the second round Germaine hit Holm well after the bell rung which should of been a point taken away and then she did it again in the third throwing punches after the bell had rung. If you take away those 2 points Holm wins 47-46 or if you give a warning in second round a point has to be taken in the 3rd and then we have a draw 47-47. Now I don’t think Holm deserved to win but illegal shots like that is uncalled for and the ref should of done something about it. Either way De Randamie is the new Featherweight Champion and will be waiting for Cyborg.
Anderson Silva (34-8) defeated Derek Brunson (16-5) via unanimous decision.
This was a lackluster fight and in my opinion the decision was horrible. No way did Silva win this fight. Brunson landed more significant shots and multiple take downs while Silva didn’t do much. Brunson won 1st round and 2nd and 3rd were close but Brunson still had a take downs in each of those rounds. The judging was all over the place in Brooklyn and this fight was no different. I really thought Brunson won 30-27 or atleast 29-28 but guess the judges thought different.
Ronaldo Souza (24-4) defeated Tim Boetsch (20-11) via kimura in RD 1.
Give Jacare his title shot already! Not much to say about this fight besides Jacare showed once again how his ju jitsu is on another level. Once the fight hit the mat it was over. I’d love for him to just wait on sidelines and fight the winner of Bisping and Romero.
Glover Teixeira (26-5) defeated Jared Cannonier (9-2) via unanimous decision.
This fight was utter domination from Glover Teixeira. It was a very smart fight on Glovers part. He exploited Cannoniers take down defense and grappling abilities rather than rely on his hands and get in a brawl. He took Cannonier down at will and just controlled him the whole fight and won a decision.
Dustin Poirier (21-5) defeated Jim Miller (28-9) via majority decision.
What a fight to kick off the PPV. They both had their moments in this back and forth fight but Poirier landed more shots a few more take downs, and that’s what secured him this fight. Jim Miller and Dustin Poirier are warriors. Both men took beatings and left the octagon looking like it. Jim Millers face was all busted up and legs ate up from leg kicks and Poirier barely could stand on his right leg from nasty low leg kicks from Jim Miller. (FOTN)
Belal Muhammad (11-2) defeated Randy Brown (9-2) via unanimous decision
Wilson Reis (22-6) defeated Ulka Sasaki (19-4-2) via unanimous decision
Islam Makhachev (14-1)defeated Nik Lentz (29-8-2) via unanimous decision
Rick Glenn (19-4-1) defeated Phillipe Nover (12-8-1) via split decision
Ryan LaFlare (13-1) defeated Roan Carneiro (21-11) via unanimous decision