Compustrike Stats For Silva vs. Cote Fight

A lot of people are talking about Silva’s tentativness, but look at the compustrike.  No doubt this was not a typical Anderson Silva.  Perhaps there is a reason for it that we do not yet know.  Anyways, the point is that it wasn’s as bad as it looked and Cote didn’t do as good as some will say.  He only made it 3 rounds because Anderson let him.

Cote
Silva
14/72
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
28/55
19%
Percentage
51%
7/47
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
9/23
15%
Percentage
39%
5
Power Strikes Landed
8
2
Clinch Strikes Landed
1
6/23
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
15/24
26%
Percentage
62%
6
Kicks Landed
11
0
Knees Landed
4
1/2
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
4/8
50%
Percentage
50%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
0

Glossary
Total Strikes = Total Arm Strikes + Total Leg Strikes + Ground Strikes
Total Arm Strikes Landed = Power Strikes Landed + Clinch Strikes Landed
Total Leg Strikes Landed = Kicks Landed + Knees Landed

Round 1

Cote
Silva
8/42
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
9/20
19%
Percentage
45%
4/25
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
3/10
16%
Percentage
30%
4
Power Strikes Landed
3
0
Clinch Strikes Landed
0
4/17
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
6/10
24%
Percentage
60%
4
Kicks Landed
6
0
Knees Landed
0
0/0
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/0
0%
Percentage
0%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
0

Round 2

Cote
Silva
5/23
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
18/32
22%
Percentage
56%
3/16
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
5/10
19%
Percentage
50%
1
Power Strikes Landed
4
2
Clinch Strikes Landed
1
1/5
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
9/14
20%
Percentage
64%
1
Kicks Landed
5
0
Knees Landed
4
1/2
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
4/8
50%
Percentage
50%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
0

Round 3

Cote
Silva
1/7
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
1/3
14%
Percentage
33%
0/6
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
1/3
0%
Percentage
33%
0
Power Strikes Landed
1
0
Clinch Strikes Landed
0
1/1
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/0
100%
Percentage
0%
1
Kicks Landed
0
0
Knees Landed
0
0/0
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
0/0
0%
Percentage
0%
0
Takedowns
0
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
0

 

I might add that I wish that the UFC would show the compustrike stats during the televised portions of the show.  If EliteXC did anything well, I liked the compuStrike stats in between rounds and after fights.  Just food for thought.  I wonder if anyone knows if Dana has ever said why they don’t do it or if they ever would.

Many Questions Arise in Wake of UFC 90?

I believe several questions arose in wake of UFC 90.  I will post the questions in poll form so my readers can voice their opinions.

1. 

Personally, I think it is a mix of a few things and none of them involve anything Cote did.  I think Anderson Silva was trying to confuse Cote.  Part of me feels he was playing around and trying to get in a groove.  I really feel that a KO was coming.  He showed flashes of it.  I was highly disappointed with the fight, but stuff happens.  Silva had a game plan and we don’t like it because Cote’s knee blew.  Silva didn’t know that would happen.  Perhaps he planned on becoming more aggressive.  Anyways, as Dana White said, I would hate to be Silva’s next opponent.  I have a feeling he will be fighting sooner than later. 

2. 

Here is my take on it.  I think Thiago Alves is for real.  I was not on his bandwagon, but I think he is a very good strike, however I see two problems.  He is very predictable.  He loved the flying knee and superman punch.  A good striker could give him problems too.  Also, I don’t know how he would do off his back.  I do not know if he could beat either GSP or B.J. Penn.  I am leaning towards Penn winning the super fight on January 31, and I think if B.J. can get Alves down to the ground he can submit him and pound him.  I think style wise both Penn and GSP are tough matchups for anyone.  So, I say he is for real, but he cannot beat GSP or Penn right now.  GSP was impressed with Alves and thinks he may see Thiago after Penn, but Georges better not overlook B.J.

3.

I am not quite on the bandwagon, but I think he could be a solid fighter.  He needs to prove himself more.  I do not know if he is that good or if Werdum just underestimated him.  He has great training and could be a star, but I’d like to see one more fight before I jump on the bandwagon.  I seem to remember a few guys like Houston Alexander and Sokoudjou coming out of nowhere with a couple of big names KO’s and then disappointing.  I don’t think Dos Santos fits into that mold because I think he will be a more well rounded fighter and trains with some of the best.

4.

I think several impressed.  I guess I would have to say that I was impressed with Thiago Alves the most.  He looked very sharp.  I also was impressed with Josh Koscheck in his loss.  He is tough as nails.  I thought Sherk was impressive and showed good stand up.  Of course Dos Santos was impressive as well.  I enjoyed the Miller vs. Horwich fight and think that both are solid fighters.

5.

My answer depends on how literal you take this question.  Most disappointing to me was Anderson Silva.  I expected a KO.  However, it wasn’t all his fault.  The Cote injury was disappointing, but that wasn’t his fault either.  I really expected more out of Aurelio as well.

UFC News: Diego Sanchez Out, Josh Koscheck in vs. Thiago Alves

The news has been reported that welterweight contender Diego Sanchez has sustained an injury that has forced him to withdraw from his upcoming bout with top contender Thiago Alves at UFC 90.  Diego suffered a rib injury that will force him out.  The problem with that is that this fight is being billed as one of the top fights of UFC 90, with the winner getting a title shot.  I am assuiming that has changed slightly now.  Poor Diego will be forced not only out of this fight, but also to wait for another chance to become a number one contender. 

Josh Koscheck was scheduled to headline the December, Fight for the Troops event against Yoshiyuki Yoshida.  As of now, that bout has not been called off, but it is very likely that fight will not happen.   I would imagine the UFC will look for another guy to fight Yoshida.  Perhaps the fight with Parisyan or even a guy like Jon Fitch.  Nevertheless, give Josh Koscheck credit for coming in on short notice and taking on a very tough fighter in Thiago Alves.  This fight is just as interesting and should be just as competitive, however, I did think Diego’s aggressive, in your face style was a problem for Thiago, but Koscheck can do that as well.  I only wonder what facrot cardio will play for Josh with little time to prepare.

UFC News: Drew McFedries Replaces Goran Reljic

It did not take long for the UFC to tap a replacement for Goran Reljic who was set to face Thales Leites.  It appears the replacement will be none other than Miletich trained fighter, Drew McFedries.  McFedries is very talented and has knockout power, but he has proven vulnerable on the ground.  Leites is a top notch fighter who is coming off of a controversial win over Nate Marquardt.  McFedries is coming off of a loss at UFC Fight Night 15 to Mike Massenzio.

UFC News: Goran Reljic Injured; Out of UFC 90

The UFC has been bit by the injury bug lately.  Karo Parisyan, Ricardo Almeida, Gleison Tibau, Thiago Silva, Brian Stann, and a few others have been forced to withdraw from recent bouts due to injuries.  The latest is Goran Reljic, who scheduled to fight middleweight contender Thales Leites.  Reljic was very impressive in his UFC debut against Wilson Gouveia at 205 lbs.  and has dropped to 185 lbs where he could be a serious contender.  This bout was highly anticipated and we are disappointed about the injury.  Reljic sustained a lowe back injury and according to his manaher he may only be sidelined for two-to-four months.  The UFC is already looking for a replacement.

UFC News: Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory at UFC 91

Sherdog.com is reporting that a bout between welteweight fighters Dustin Hazelett and Tamdan McCrory is likely for UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar.  The bout features two rising welterweight fighters.  Both these guys are solid up and comers and should be a good gauge for the skills of these guys. 

Tamdan McRory and the fast-rising Dustin Hazelett (Pictures) have verbally agreed to meet in a welterweight bout at UFC 91 “Couture vs. Lesnar” on Nov. 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Bout agreements are expected to be signed this week.

UFC 91 is expected to be huge.  Dana White predicted between 1 million and 1.5 million pay per view buys.  The card will headline the epic fight between Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar as well as a rumored bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.  Also, a super lightweight fight between contenders Joe Stevenson and Kenny Florian. 

The match between two of the promotion’s more highly regarded prospects will provide depth to a card that will feature a five-round heavyweight title fight between returning champion Randy Couture (Pictures) and former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Brock Lesnar (Pictures).

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt who operates at a black belt level, Hazelett (11-4) bounced back from his TKO loss to Josh Koscheck (Pictures) in March and submitted Josh Burkman (Pictures) with highlight-reel armbar at “The Ultimate Fighter 7” Finale three months later. Eight of the 22-year-old Hazelett’s 11 career wins have come by submission.

“He’s a good jiu-jitsu guy with a lot of experience, “McCrory said. “He’s been in the UFC a little longer than I have, but he’s just another tough opponent.”

McCrory (9-1), a promising 21-year-old from Ithaca, N.Y., last competed at UFC 87 in August when he went the distance for the first time in his career and picked up a unanimous decision victory against Luke Cummo (Pictures), a former finalist on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series.

“There were a lot of things I did well in that fight, and there were a lot of things I could have done better,” McCrory said. “They never go the way you expect them to. The way I see it, I’m a young talent with a lot of years left to grow. I have a lot of time to build my status in the UFC.”

A college student who splits his time between the classroom and the gym, McCrory made his UFC debut in 2007 when he submitted Pete Spratt (Pictures) with a triangle choke. A submission loss to Pride Fighting Championships veteran Akihiro Gono (Pictures) followed, though McCrory impressed against the seasoned Japanese standout. At 6-foot-5, he remains one of the welterweight division’s taller competitors, and he has set out to utilize the physical ability with which he has been blessed.

“I’ve been working on my jiu-jitsu a lot,” McCrory said. “That’s one of the parts of my game that wasn’t as strong as I needed it to be. I’ve gotten 100 times better on the ground. My stand-up’s still improving. Every day, I get better.”