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A few thoughts on UFC 106

UFC 106 is now in the books and last night was an interested night of fights. We had a draw, a few upsets and some points deducted too. With all that happened I was only 4-5-1 on my picks. I’m now officially in a slump and need to figure out a way to turn things around. My third losing event in a row has put my overall at 62-43-1.

Amir Sadollah looked really good last night against Phil Baroni as he actually out striked the powerful Baroni. Sadollah won the fight and it was hardly on the ground which many would have thought that would of favored Baroni. Sadollah’s Muay Thai was really solid and he just dominated the fight from start to finish.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira did something last night that many former Dream fighters couldn’t do. Lil Nog stepped into the octagon and not only won but did it in dominating fashion. I look forward to seeing him fight again maybe against Keith Jardine or Forrest Griffin. (Nogueira wins Knockout of the night honors = $70k)

Josh Koscheck look really good in beating Anthony Johnson but looked bad too. Koscheck was hit with an illegal knee in the middle of round one but the know clearly hit his forearm. Koscheck then put on his best acting job ever; selling the knee hit his eye and almost getting the fight called. The fight did restart but the round ended with Koscheck landing a few eye pokes on Johnson. The fight ended with a nice rear naked choke by Koscheck but after the fight called out Dan Hardy. He thinks he should fight Hardy for the chance to face GSP stating that Hardy hasn’t fought anybody. Hardy just defeated Koscheck teammate Mike Swick at UFC 105, opps. (Koscheck & Johnson win Fight of the night honors = $70k ea, Koscheck wins Submission of the night honors = $70k)

The main event between Ortiz and Griffin was so similar to their first meeting it even ended in a split decision. Forrest Griffin looked shape in his striking landing nice combo’s mixing in some legs kicks too. Ortiz got the takedown in both round one and two but was only able to inflict damage in the second round. The third round Ortiz looked to say the 18-month ring rust and just couldn’t do anything. The rematch was again close and if they fight again I’d expect another close fight.

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