What We Learn’t From UFC: Fight For The Troops 2

 

2011 is not the year for Mike Brown

Two losses, 3 weeks, one year is not the best way to start the year and Brown knows this. Decisions don’t seem to be going his way and he must be wondering what he needs to do to get back on the right track.

 

Cody Mckenzie finds out what it’s like to be choked out

Much respect to Cody Mckenzie, the kid always brings the fight to his opponent and he certainly isn’t afraid to go toe to toe with any  opponent. However, one can only find it slightly ironic that the first true loss of his career (not including his loss to Nam Phan on TUF)  was via choke. He’s still young and if he’s able to sharpen his striking and takedowns, then the sky is the limit for him. However, on this night, Yves Edwards taught Mckenzie a valuable lesson.

Pat Barry dishes out the pnishment

Pat Barry dished out some serious to the incredibly tough Joey Beltran. His striking was precise and relentless. You could liken the performance to Jose Aldo vs Urijah Faber or Edson Barbosa vs Mile Lullo. That’s how hard Beltran was getting hit. Much respect to him for lasting three rounds.

 

Actions speak louder than words

Mark Hominick claimed that his striking was on another level compared to that of current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and he was going to prove it by defeating George Roop. I don’t think anyone can argue that Hominick made an impressive statement in his fight against Roop. If his striking is the same against Jose Aldo, who is also an incredibly dangerous striker, we’re in for a treat.

 

The Evolution Of Matt Mitrione

How good was Matt Mitrione against Tim Hague. It’s almost as if every time Mitrione gets in cage, he’s a completely different fighter. His striking was impressive, but his footwork was fantastic and Joe Rogan was completely right, c omparing by comparing to a heavyweight version of Dominick Cruz. My question is, how far can the star of Matt Mitrione rise?

 

Sorry Melvin…

I feel as if I need to apologize to Melvin Guillard as I keep on betting against him. However, he proved once again, that by going to Greg Jackson’s gym has helped him utilize and understand his undoubted potential. If he keeps on going like this, then no can doubt that he deserves a UFC title shot. Apparently his next fight might be against Kenny Florian, but I’d love to see him face Jim Miller

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