Forrest Griffin def. Quinton Rampage Jackson
Patrick Cote def. Ricardo Almeida by split decision
Joe Stevenson def. Gleison Tibau by Gulliotine Choke
Josh Koscheck def. Chris Lytle by Unanimous Decision
Tyson Griffin def. Marcus Aurelio by Unanimous Decision
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Justin McCully by Submission (Kimura)
Melvin Guillard def. Denis Siver by TKO
Cole Miller def. Jorge Gurgel by Submission
Justin Buchholtz def. Corey Hill by Submission
- Let me first say that UFC 86 was disappointing to me. I understand the main event was a great fight in many people’s minds, but it disappointed me. Furthermore, I was highly disappointed with the other fight that was so hyped in Patrick Cote vs. Ricardo Almeida
- Congratulations to the new Light Heavyweight Champion, Forrest Griffin. I slammed him the whole time. I said constantly he was not the number one contender over and over again. He fought well against Jackson. I do not know how long he can retain the belt, but I give him credit.
- I do not like to see someone’s belt taken over a very close decision fight. That decision could have easily gone the other way. To be honest I thought it was a draw or slightly to Rampage. Here is how I scored it: Round 1 (10-9 Jackson) Round 2 (10-8 Griffin) Round 3 (10-9 Jackson) Round 4 (10-9 Jackson) Round 5 (10-9 Griffin) Total: 47-47 Draw
- Rampage showed he has no ground game and that will be a problem against some guys. Although the majority of the light heavyweights would rather stand and bang anyways.
- Forrest had great heart and a great game plan, utilizing those leg kicks which won the fight in the judge’s minds
- While Forrest was the underdog he was the crowd favorite and the announcer favorite. That biased commentary made me mad. My impression of Joe Rogan, “Oh man, did you see how Forrest hit Rampage’s fist with his head, he must have learned that from Randy.”
- I will be ticked if they give Cote a title shot. He didn’t deserve to win. I also had that fight going differently than the judges.
- I was not overly impressed with Almeida outside of round 1 and was never impressed with Patrick Cote
- Find a different contender, you still have Okami, but also you have the likes of Bisping, Kampmann, etc.
- Joe Stevenson looked strong against a very game Gleison Tibau. Tibau had Stevenson locked up in round 1 and was winning the fight when Joe submitted him. That’s part of the game. Joe is a class act and I am glad “Daddy” won. He showed he is a top level lightweight
- Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle was my fight of the night. Koscheck looked great. I know everyone is down on Koscheck and I am not a fan, but he is talented. Why boo the dude after he put on a great fight? Lytle is a warrior as that cut was huge. Koscheck is a top 5 welterweight and solidified that at UFC 86.
- Tyson Griffin keeps getting better. He still needs to finish, but he looked very, very good. Griffin may be near the top of the lightweight ranks.
- Melvin Guillard destroyed Dennis Siver and that KO was vicious. siver needs to be dropped by the UFC.
My Fight Of the Night: Jush Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle
UFC Fight Of The Night: Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin
My Knockout Of The Night: Melvin Guillard
UFC Knockout Of The Night: Melvin Guillard
My Submission Of The Night: Cole Miller
UFC Submission Of The Night: Cole Miller
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