This weekend we had UFC 174 come to a close. Here are the results from the night of fights.
Main Card – PPV, 10:00 PM ET
Demetrious Johnson def. Ali Bagautinov via Unanimous Decision
Rory MacDonald def. Tyron Woodley via Unanimous Decision
Ryan Bader def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via Unanimous Decision
Andrei Arlovski def. Brendan Schaub via Split Decision
Ovince Saint Preux def. Ryan Jimmo via TKO
Preliminary Bouts – FX, 8:00 PM ET
Kiichi Kunimoto def. Daniel Sarafian via Submission (RNC)
Valerie Letourneau def. Elizabeth Phillips via Split Decision
Yves Jabouin def. Mike Easton via Unanimous Decision
Tae Hyun Bang def. Kajan Johnson via KO
Preliminary Bouts – Fight Pass, 7:00 PM ET
Michinori Tanaka def. Roland Delorme via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason Saggo def. Josh Shockley via TKO (Punches, Round 1, 4:57)
Performance of the Night Bonuses:
Fight for the Night: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson – $50,000 each
Tae Hyun Bang for his KO – $50,000
Kiichi Kunimoto for his submission – $50,000
This was largely a snooze fest of a card by all counts. I don’t remember a UFC card in recent memory that was so uneventful. From top to bottom is was just plain bad. The Main card was was nothing but decisions, with the sole finish coming from Ryan Jimmo breaking his arm and having to quit.
This isn’t to say there weren’t really good performances. Demetrious Johnson, Ryan Bader, and Rory McDonald all put on clinics. They won decisively and yet somehow managed to bore everyone. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching someone get utterly destroyed – see Jon Jones fights. This was different in that, they were winning bt it felt more like a sparring match.
The only “competitive” match (and I use that term lightly) was Arlovski v. Schaub. Schaub lost via split decision and to be honest, probably should have won. “The real losers here,” to quote Dana White after the fight “were the fans.” Both looked slow and out of place. Arlovski really disappointed in his return to the UFC and Schaub should have had Tebow praying for him in his corner rather than just sitting ringside.
Did you guys watch it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.