Yeah I missed it I was soo pissed. I got in with like 10 mins to go.
Sigh it will be repeated I guess.
Diego is by far one of the best TUF competitors that have succeeded in the UFC
Anyone catch it last night??? All I know is I was damn impressed with Diego Sanchez, he's fun to watch. If a MMA fighter can be deemed "graceful" he is. Karo Parysian is no joke and aside from a few minutes there that Diego was a little winded, he completely dominated him. Good showing for the kid.
I thought the Diego/Karo fight was the only good one. Karo's judo throws were pretty impressive, but come the 3rd round he had nothing left and Diego just pushed the pressure the whole time. I thought the decision could have gone to Karo though, since he won the 1st two rounds. But I don't think they wanted to give Diego his 1st loss in a fight that close where he dominated at the end. They probably want to see him go after GSP, Hughes or Penn.
They need to start putting better guys on these though. The point of the show "The Ultimate Fighter" is to give the winner a shot in the UFC, yet at all the fight nights, all of the competitors from the shows fight anyway. I'd like to see dudes like Neer, Swick, Loisseau, Sherk, ect. fight in these.
I agree the other fights weren't that great but Koscheck looked fantastic.
GSP would tear him up. Has just as good conditioning, much quicker, can sprawl with the best and has dangerous striking. Not to mention he's comfortable on his back.Originally Posted by Doublebabse
Yeah I watched UF4. A dude a I know from my hometown is in it this season. Jorge Rivera, he's in the middles.
Of course GSP would tear him up, he's the best in the world IMO.
I saw it 29-28 as well.August 18, 2006
by Mike Fridley (Mike@sherdog.com)
Diego Sanchez (Pictures) cleared a major hurdle Thursday evening towards getting a UFC welterweight title shot, winning a unanimous decision over Karo Parisyan (Pictures) at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The hard earned victory wasn’t easy for the Albuquerque, New Mexico native, who sampled a taste of the canvas several times in the contest after being on the wrong side of Parisyan’s amazing judo throws.
It wasn’t the Ultimate Fighter’s widely respected wrestling game that propelled him to the win — it was his underrated stamina that laid the foundation for his hand being raised in the most important main event of the scrappy welterweight’s career.
Entering the third stanza (with Sherdog.com scoring the fight a round apiece) Sanchez simply out-hustled Parisyan, digging deep with a workmanlike effort to solidify his name in the UFC’s 170-pound title picture.
Starting the final period with more gas in his tank than the man across from him, the fresh Sanchez went right to work with a straight right to the chin that briefly buckled Parisyan’s legs.
Never a fighter to show any weakness, Parisyan plugged forward and scored a double-leg takedown against the cage. In the defining moment of the bout, Sanchez quickly rose to his feet and executed a brilliant trip that put him in position to hop on his opponent’s back.
After dishing out some punishment to the back of Parisyan’s head and nearly securing a rear-naked choke, the TUF veteran found himself back on his feet after a skilled reversal courtesy of “The Heat.”
Sensing his stamina advantage, Sanchez pressed forward with crisp punches and four consecutive shots to the midsection before a knee ejected a tooth from the California fighter’s mouth into the atmosphere.
After being thrown to the floor by a judo technique for the fourth time in the bout, Sanchez hustled to gain top position and pound out a decision on the judges’ scorecards.
Nelson Hamilton and Marcos Rosales called it 29-28 and the often mentioned Glenn Trowbridge absurdly scored it 30-26.
“I believe I’m the best in the world. I still haven’t got to go out there and perform at my best, but I do think when the time is right, that’s when it’s right for me,” said Sanchez when asked if he was ready for a shot at the title.
"Starting the final period with more gas in his tank than the man across from him, the fresh Sanchez went right to work"
Yup I watched the same fight.
Judo throws do do something man. Getting Judo thrown onto your head doesn't not "cause not damage." Ask anyone who has ever gotten it done to them, including Diego (who got thrown onto his head at one point).
Diego never lets up - very fun to watch.
Hughes/Sanchez will be a good one.
Hehe, I was just doing more reading on the fight forum. I can't beleive how badly Diego is hated on. That being said, the same people who hate him also said they hate that fact that they thought he won the fight. I guess he's gonna have to knockout or submit someone to get the respect he deserves?
Diego clearly won the third and Karo clearly won the second. I went with Diego in the first, but you can make a case for Karo. Diego hit him with a well place uppercut under the eye that cut Karo. Karo, looked a little stunned after that, but came on hard once he gained his composure. And, take downs do score in the UFC, whether they hurt the opponent or not, just like strikes. The question is the same in boxing. Who wins the fight, the fighter that scores more or the fighter who did the most damage. But, I think Diego, as much as I dislike him, deserved the fight after that finish.
P.S. He will be owned by any of the big three, IMO.
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I hope that donkey doesn't have a heinie troll!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rjYw_BFJabI : Watch starting at 0:35. You tell me that does nothing to the opponent or in the judges eyes?
They were worth nothing because like I said, they did nothing to improve his position. Had he thrown Diego across the ring and mounted him, I would say ok, give him some big points. But the fact is while they were fun to watch, Diego neutralized every one of them. The throw that Diego landed on his head, Karo landed harder on his own head....
And obviously they do nothing in the judges eyes, or else Karo would have won the fight.
If Hughes carries Trigg and slams him but falls into mount or doesn't mount Riggs after the slam, it doesn't matter. He slammed the dude straight up and will get points, just like a throw.
I don't see how putting someone on their back in their guard isn't a dominant position for the top fighter?
I thought the first round could have gone either way too, but had it for Diego
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The fact is the throws didn't do any damage, didn't give Karo any advantage (this time), and were "scored" accordingly. Diego for the win.
Scoring points in boxing/MMA is an expression in one aspect (i.e. "That punch will score good with the judges" or "what a takedown! That will score points with the judges" or "Those combos by Gatti, although no significant damage to Ward, will score with the judges"). I never said aything about a tally sheet so don't attempt to put words in my mouth.
A Judo throw/takedown is good period. Had Diego not did what he did in the 3rd round, Karo would've won the fight based on his throws. Clear as day.
From MMA weekly: "Karo proved once again that judo can work in MMA when he unleashed a few different throws that put Diego on his back and landing on his head a couple of times."