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This is a Fight Pass only show from Abu Dhabi and while it’s not a big time card with a huge main event, there are some interesting match-ups and fan favorites fighting. It should be a fun show.
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No, I didn’t stay up and watch the show, which would’ve been great, but I needed to be functional on Saturday. However, by doing so, I was able to check out how the UFC Fight Pass worked on a replay. Actually, replay is incorrect, as I believe I’m watching this show off the live feed, but I just rewound it to the beginning. I don’t know if the actual replay video will be edited in any way, but it looks like I’m watching what everyone saw live, just rewound.
I’m also using my Apple TV and the Airplay feature. The picture is rock solid. Jon Anik and Brian Stann are on the mic. The great Joel Martinez is the ring announcer.
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This is the second Strikeforce show under the Zuffa banner, but the first main show. Dana White is there as you can tell by the photo with he, Lorenzo, and Scott Coker. This would’ve been pretty unreal just a few months ago.
Looks like we’re starting with Lyle Beerbohm vs. Shinya Aoki.
1. Lyle Beerbohm vs. Shinya Aoki
Aoki got an early takedown and immediately got his back and sunk in a rear naked choke. He was also cranking his neck at the same time.
Winner: Shinya Aoki by way of 1st round submission
2. Keith Jardine vs. Gegard Mousasi
Jardine looked good early on as he was keeping pressure on Mousasi and even scored a takedown. Mousasi started to get inside and was getting the better of the exchanges. Jardine looked in trouble, but scored a takedown. Mousasi had an illegal upkick as Jardine wasn’t upright. A point was taken away from Mousasi. Even with the two takedowns, I’d have to give the round to Mousasi because his striking did damage to Jardine. Jardine looks like he’s going to go down at some point. Because of the point deduction, I’d score it 9-9.
Thomson says that he doesn’t lift weights. That’s incredible. I figured that by now, everyone has some sort of routine with heavy weights, but that probably helps him keep his weight down too.
DREAM was back today with another excellent show from the Yokohama Arena in Japan. DREAM 11 featured the conclusion of the featherweight grand prix, more from the Super Hulk Tournament, the return of Kazushi Sakuraba, and some damn great fights, so let’s get straight into it.