once again the ladies put on an impressive fight. Gina Carano and Kaitlin Young put on the best example of MMA of the night IMO. when it went to the ground there was submission attempts (Gina's attempt the gogoplata!) and stand up was a MuayThai clinic. great fight.
Lawler vs. Smith had the makings of an epic fight. i had it even going into the 3rd, one rd a piece. it's just a damn shame about the doctor stoppage after the accidental eye poke. i think they should have given smith the full 5 mins to recover. i think maybe CBS was scared of an eye gouging out on natl primetime television. you could see the disappointment in both of their eyes. at least it was declared a no contest. neither of the fighters wants a win or a loss that way.
thompson vs. slice. first off, DID YOU SEE THAT EAR?!
AND already lots of controversy. Brett Rogers who won earlier that night by KO, said he saw Kimbo tap out. Rogers called Kimbo out at the press conference
. lots of people are also saying the fight should have been stopped right at the end of the 2nd rd, when Thompson was elbowing the hell out of Kimbo in the crucifix. a minute of unanswered blows to the head, but it was let go. and of course, you got the people who think the fight was stopped early to ensure that Kimbo gets the win, apparently he was behind in the scorecards and would have lost a decision. Kimbo definitely needs more work, he definitely wouldn't last long against a good BJJ fighter.
and the numbers are in, and this event pulled in 4.3 million viewers
! so hopefully they will have another one soon.