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For me this was the best UFC event in a while as all the fights where entertaining and it was a night of finishes and great endings and what looks like the last fight from a UFC Hall of Famer anyway here are my thoughts of the matches

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin was the biggest surprise for me, I underestimated Rich and he knocked out Liddell who has now been stopped in his last three fights and you now have to think this is his last fight in the UFC
All credit to Rich as he broke his arm early in the fight and still managed to KO Chuck with a great punch to the jaw at the end of the first round

After the fight Joe Rogan said he does not want to call another Liddell fight and he should ride into the sunset, to be honest he should have stopped at least two fights ago.

Patrick Barry vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic was exactly what you would think both men stood and traded it was a great display with some great kicks and Cro Cop throwing some kicks we’ve not seen in years and to prove he has a ground game Cro Cop won by choke and then in something we don’t see often Cro Cop asked Dana not to be stingy and give him a bonus for submission of the night or fight of the night and he ended up getting Submission of the night

Martin Kampmann vs. Paulo Thiago was a standard fight with Kampmann looking really good in getting the decision win

Gilbert Yvel vs. Ben Rothwell was quite exciting both fighters gave there all in the first round and in the next two rounds worked a lot ton the mat and both gave there all and Rothwell getting the decision win

Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald started the PPV off and they both put on a great show MacDonald really controlled the fight but Condit has a great third round and took the fight to Condit and the fight was stopped 7 seconds left in the last round after landing some great punches and elbows the crowd where not happy as MacDonald was from Canada but it was the right decision for the ref to make but had it went to decision then Rory MacDonald would have likely won

I was three for five in my predictions tonight which was not bad

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Well seeing as I’m late in posting this I will focus on the main card

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin – This should be a really interesting fight and much better than another Chuck vs Tito match which is what this was meant to be, both men need a win Chuck more than Rich if it goes to a decision I would favor Franklin but I see Chuck getting a Round 2 – KO

Patrick Barry vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic – After Cro Cop lost his last fight to Junior Dos Santos he needs to look strong here but we’ve yet to see the old Cro Cop of Pride yet in the UFC but i’d like to think he could win tonight with a Round 3 – TKO

Martin Kampmann vs. Paulo Thiago – I’d like to think that Thiago is the stronger fighter but I see a decision win for him

Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel – I heard Ben had to cut weight to make this heavyweight fight which means he’s really going to be heavy going into the fight tonight which I think may gave him an advantage and a decision win

Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald – I think Carlos might have the edge here with a Round 2 – submission

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