"UFC #112" comments
I'm sure Foxtel initially advertised the wrong screening times - probably because the UFC hadn't held an event in Abu Dhabi before (or in an outside arena). I caught the 3pm replay. Anyhoo... For a middleweight, Mark Munoz grounds'n'pounds like a heavyweight; and Phil Davis is deceptively deadly, applying that D'Arce choke in textbook fashion. However, the highlight for me was Matt Hughes taking Renzo Gracie down a peg. I didn't imagine the specialist wrestler would do it with a succession of leg kicks! I think MH's mean steak was evident as he kept sending the hobbling RG to the canvas. Frankie "The Answer" Edgar lived up to his designation and demonstrated that you don't have to execute a knockout or submission on BJ Penn, you just have to outwork and outpoint him. (I really like BJ's Hawaiian entrance music, but.) As for Silva/Meia...WTF? How did this go the distance? The crowd's disapproval was apparent in their chant, which amusingly went from "Silva" to "Meia" to "GSP" (who was sitting at Octagon-side) and back to "Meia". Did Anderson exhaust himself by showboating in the Arabian humidity? Kudos to Demian for maintaining his composure during that jazz, btw. And why didn't they read the judges' scorecards prior to awarding the decision? A dodgy conclusion to a dodgy bout.