UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller Preview & Predictions

UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller Preview & Predictions

(Column I wrote for gerweck.net)

UFC attempts to make their “third time’s the charm” event on the Fox network. Pay-Per-View headliners take a backseat as the objective is to create new stars with talent who present a better chance of producing an exciting fight that will leave the eyes of channel surfers glued to the action in the octagon.

 

Pat “HD” Barry (7-4) vs. Lavar Johnson (16-5): Both fighters bring with them aggression and ridiculous punching power fueled by an insatiable appetite for knockouts. Johnson has a chance to catch the Duke Roufus pupil if he can turn it into a wildfire fight, but he doesn’t possess the stand up pedigree of a Cheick Kongo or Stefan Struve to confuse Barry, who’s K-1 striking repertoire will be the difference maker.

UFC 141 results: Lesnar retires in defeat

UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem results 12/30/11 MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV

Diego Nunes defeated Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jacob Volkmann defeated Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dong Hyun Kim defeated Sean Pierson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ross Pearson defeated Junior Assuncao via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jim Hettes defeated Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Alexander Gustafsson defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:13

Johny Hendricks defeated Jon Fitch via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:12

Nate Diaz defeated Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Alistair Overeem defeated Brock Lesnar by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:26

-Brock Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA during the post fight interview. Lesnar said he promised his family he would retire if he lost this fight and if he won, he would have taken the fight and retired either way.

-Dana White said in the post fight press conference that he had no idea Brock was going to retire and said that can’t fight at the “other place” for the length of the contract. Dana said he didn’t know what the length of Brock’s current contract is.

-Johny Hendricks won Knockout of the Night & Nate Diaz/Donald Cerrone won Fight of the Night. $75,000 each