Sunday, March 27, 2011

Good weekend for me! (UFC, Bdubs, March Madness)

Alright as implied by the title, I am having/had a good weekend.  Granted some things are still missing which is why I don't consider it great and what not.  But yes, one of the main factors to this awesome weekend.... March Madness!!!!!!

For those of you who don't know, March Madness is basically a nickname for the NCAA basketball tournament.  It is an amazing one this year.  This weekend consists of the sweet sixteen games and elite eight games (side not: 64 teams are in the tournament, 68 if you count the play in games).  The games have been AMAZING!!! Upsets are running rampant.  My bracket that I filled out is still breathing, barley, but I have put that in the back of my mind and am pulling for the upsets big time.  Right now in an elite eight game an 11 seed Virgina Commonswealth University is currently up fifteen* (see bottom of blog for the *) on Kansas a 1 seed.  I would love to see Kansas go down, that would make the final four consist of no 1 seeds which equals awesome!  There is a lotta game left but still pulling for VCU.

Okay now onto the other thing that helped make this weekend good... Ultimate Fight Night: Seattle.  I don't believe I have expressed my feelings of UFC but, I freakin' love it.  It is very entertaining to me.  This took place on Saturday night, the maincard did anyway.  Pre lims were on earlier on Facebook, but I was at Buffalo Wild Wings eating some wings watching some basketball (another good thing this weekend).  Regardless the maincard started with a rematch of what many considered the fight of the decade from 2000 to 2010.  It was Leonard Garcia vs. The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung  It ended with a never before seen submission in the UFC. A twister, essentially what I gathered it is a form of a spine crank.  Basically he trapped Garcia's hips and twisted Garcia's whole body much further than a spine would normally allow. It is a very hard move to land but when he landed it, I won't lie, it looked VERY painful.  The second fight was between Amir Sadollah and DeMarcus (The Darkness) Johnson.  This was pretty much one sided for Sadollah as he controlled the fight and was connecting on his thrown punches.  Sadollah finished Johnson in the second round when Johnson submitted to strikes.  Granted he was getting pounded but I still don't think you should ever submit to strikes, take the KO much more respectful, I can't talk to much though I don't know what it's like to be repeately punched and what not.  The third fight was an expected brawl between Brit Boxer, Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy, and American brawler, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson.  This fight went completely against what I expected.  Rumble Johnson was a JUCO wrestling champion and The Outlaw has been known to have terrible wrestling skills.  Rumble exploited this and controlled the fight for three rounds winning by unanimous decision.  Smart strategy by Rumble but beings he said he was gonna KO Hardy standing, I was let down by the lack of major fireworks here.  The main event was between two of my favorite Light Heavyweight fighters. Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis and Antonio Rogerio "Minotouro" Nogueira (a.k.a Lil' Nog).  (side note: Lil Nog is the twin of my favorite fighter Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Noguiera".)  This fight was expected to be a break through fight for Mr. Wonderful.  He did win but he was not as impressive as everyone expected.  He couldn't establish his takedown until halfway through the 2nd period and didn't display much ground and pound but he got the unanimous decision regardless.

Wow was I long winded today, sorry about that.  I just really felt the need to break down the UFC fights haha, sorry if it bores any of you.  But yes good weekend for sure.  I'll see ya all later.

*VCU up by 14 at half on Kansas =) still a whole half left though.