Monday, March 16, 2015

My reaction to UFC 185

This past Saturday night was a spectacular night at UFC 185. This PPV event was completely stacked, filled with exciting fights that lived up to the MMA world's expectations. I found this event shockingly amazing because, of the two upset victories in the co-main and main event title bouts. It was definitely a great night of MMA action for sure. Below are my reactions to the two new champs' fights. Enjoy!

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

The odds were against Polish mixed martial artist, Joanna Jedrzejczyk this past Saturday night. The former six time World Muay Thai Champion shown everyone her flawless striking ability and incredible takedown defense. She dethroned Carla Esparza by stopping most of her takedowns, and landed devastating strikes, which led to her second round TKO victory. To defeat Esparza, the first Invicta FC and UFC Women's Strawweight Champion with ease, sends a message to the entire UFC Women's Strawweight division. I can't wait to see Joanna Jedrzejczyk back in action!

Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos shocked the MMA world, myself including, with his impressive performance over Anthony "Showtime" Pettis. Prior to this UFC 185 title fight, Pettis was on a five fight winning streak on which he earned the UFC Lightweight title, and defended it once against Gilbert Melendez. The Brazilian mixed martial artist, Anjos stepped into the octagon focused with the odds against him. He impressed the judges with his dominant performance by pressuring Pettis, landing combinations, and scoring takedowns. The UFC Lightweight division is filled with elite fighters waiting for their chance at capturing the title. Rafael dos Anjos is expecting to face the winner of Donald Cerrone versus Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Fight On!