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post #121 of 195 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 12:19 AM
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That is incorrect. judging criteria is based on effective striking, grappling, aggression and octagon control. for the most part Rockhold was far more agressive and he also largely controlled the cage. The fight was close and either guy taking it would not have been a crime.
I disagree. Although it was a closely contested fight I believe Souza clearly should have won the fight.

First 2 rounds were easily Souza's. Rockhold did nothing to win those rounds.

The 3rd round was Rockhold's.

In the 4th Rockhold was tired, Souza landed far better shots standing and spent more time controlling the fight pressing Rockhold against the cage.

The 5th could have gone either way with Rockhold having a slight advantage standing compared to Souza actually getting a takedown.
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Cormier is a ******* beast.

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Wow. What a performance. That guy is the real deal!
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Jacare deserved to lose just for going the distance with a guy like Rockhold. Embarrassing.

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post #129 of 195 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 12:25 AM
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It is effective aggression and hitting air and forearms doesn't qualify.
Aggression is aggression. Swinging at air is still being aggressive. It may not be effective striking but it is aggression. As somebody else said though all things being equal the person who lands more strikes is being a more effective striker regardless of how many times they swing at air.

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wow cormier put big foot away.

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