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UFC 208 Results
1st Featherweight World Title
Holly Holmes vs De Randamie-
De Randamie defeated Holly Holmes in 5 rounds, in about which never reached the standards which have been seen off late, majority ending in the first round itself.
In fact the match will be remembered more for the judges ignoring or giving benefit of doubt to Randamie for landing punches even after the hooter sounded not once but twice in as many rounds,because if had the judges been even half the strict as my class teachers in high school, seperatedHolly would have got one point each in both the rounds and got the ball rolling because the end separated the winners by only a point.
Its not as if Randamie was not dominant, she was especially in the first two rounds, and overall she was on par with landing more Head strikes 87-16, Body strikes 41-31, but if rules are made then they ought to be applied.
Holly on her part was more impressive in leg strikes 46-29 and more than 8 minutes of clinch control as to just 45 seconds by her victorious opponent.
48-47 all three judges unanimously favoured December Randamie.
Bantamweight world title
Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson
It’s been a strange yet refreshing 2017 for billions of sports lovers be it any to experience Nostalgia in terms of has been ‘Kings and Queens’ of their grounds, rings to see them once again ruining their dens be it Federer, Nadal, Dhoni or Yuvraj now one more name can be added to the person having a ball Anderson Silva 41 years young.
The greatest fighter of all time ‘The spider‘ has atlast after 4years experienced sweet smell of victory though this fight had even more share of drama what with Silva trailing big time both in strikes 57-127 and take down departments but maybe Judges were seeing what naked eye couldn’t or they were in make believe world and hallucinating as they were clear in the verdict of 29-28,29-28 and 30-37.
But whatever be the controversy it was overwhelming for Anderson and his fans to see his hand raised in triumph after more than 1500 days and that’s what mattered most, as he has given so much to the sport and his fans and has been one of the main reasons why this sport is where it is in terms of popularity and people’s heart. Even God’s are smiling it seems.
Jaidre Souza beat Tim Boetsh( 1st round by submission)
Glover Teixeira beat Jared Cannonier (unanimous decision)
Dustin Poirer beat Jim Miller (Majority decision)
Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad — Muhammad def. Brown by unanimous decision(30-27 x2, 30-27)
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki — Reis def. Sasaki by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev — Makhachev def. Lentz by unanimous decision (30-25 x2, 30-27)
Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover — Glenn def. Nover by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)
Roan Carneiro vs. Ryan LaFlare — LaFlare def. Carneiro by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
The other fights of the night which to be fair were quite bland except the controversies their was nothing which remains enriched in our minds and will be remembered in our life time.
Finally- UFC you can put a much better show than this atleast when fight card is put into place because in end that’s what decides any events fate.