video review : Sean Strickland versus Alex Pereira at UFC 276

video review : Sean Strickland versus Alex Pereira at UFC 276

Sean Strickland seemed on the verge of finally becoming a star in The UFC after stealing the show at the 276 Press Conference. Full of wisecracks and knowing how close he was to a title shot; Alex Pereira has clearly been put on the fast track to one; he seemed more interested in taunting Israel Adesanya about getting “slept” by Pereira than Pereira.

“Focus on this guy”, Champion Adesanya warned, “Cause, trust me, he will sleep you if not.” Strickland laughed it off. Cut to Pereira landing a left hook and, well, sleeping him “in the very first round”. It’s a shot to the chin, but it’s Strickland’s bonehead that made him think it was a good idea to stand right there in front of one of the best strikers in the division.

my rating : 3 of 5

2022

my Anderson Silva fight reviews

UFC 101 ( versus Forrest Griffin ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Forrest Griffin at UFC 101

UFC 112 ( versus Demian Maia ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Demian Maia at UFC 112

UFC 117 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen at UFC 117

UFC 126 ( versus Vitor Belfort ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

UFC 134 ( versus Yushin Okami ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Yushin Okami at UFC 134

UFC 148 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen at UFC 148

UFC 153 ( versus Stephan Bonnar ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153

UFC 162 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chris Weidman at UFC 162

UFC 168 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :

video review : Chris Weidman versus Anderson Silva at UFC 168

UFC 183 ( versus Nick Diaz ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Nick Diaz at UFC 183

UFC Fight Night ( versus Michael Bisping ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night

UFC 200 ( versus Daniel Cormier ) :

video review : Daniel Cormier versus Anderson Silva at UFC 200

UFC 208 ( versus Derek Brunson ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Derek Brunson at UFC 208

UFC 234 ( versus Israel Adesanya ) :

video review : Israel Adesanya versus Anderson Silva at UFC 234

UFC 237 ( versus Jared Cannonier ) :

video review : Jared Cannonier versus Anderson Silva at UFC 237

UFC Fight Night ( versus Uriah Hall ) :

video review : Uriah Hall versus Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night

Tribute To The Kings ( versus Julio César Chávez Junior ) :

video review : Julio César Chávez Junior versus Anderson Silva at Tribute To The Kings

Triller Fight Club ( versus Tito Ortiz ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Tito Ortiz at Triller Fight Club

The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai ( versus Bruno Machado ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Bruno Machado at The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai

video review : Jeremiah Wells versus Blood Diamond at UFC 271

video review : Jeremiah Wells versus Blood Diamond at UFC 271

Mike Mathetha, known as Blood Diamond and better known as Israel Adesanya’s training partner, fails to live up to his hype in this UFC debut. Jeremiah Wells makes a blunder at the very start of the bout, which Diamond attempts to capitalize on, but he allows himself to get grabbed and eventually taken down. That’s the beginning of the end for the “highly touted” kickboxer who misses his one strike thrown.

my rating : 3 of 5

2022

video review : Israel Adesanya versus Marvin Vettori at UFC 263

video review : Israel Adesanya versus Marvin Vettori at UFC 263

Marvin Vettori insists he won the first bout, but, unless he’s as delusional as Israel Adesanya suggests in his victory speech, there’s no denying this one. Despite a few takedowns, one of which includes a near rear-naked choke Adesanya is slick enough to spin out of, Vettori does considerably worse this time around.

A lot of fans were speculating and debating about who improved more since their Fight Night pairing in 2018. The answer is clear, though Adesanya seems to move like he’s still carrying his weight from the Jan Błachowicz fight. Perhaps his Zen-like demeanor is just brought on by those new nose-breathing techniques.

my rating : 3 of 5

2021

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2021

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