UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz Recap
First of all congratulations to everyone who managed to get through BT Sport's in studio coverage of the event without smashing their tv screen. Having to listen to some random girl just out of college who knew nothing about mma and some nobody annoying journalist all night was annoying as fuck. The girl kept asking him after every fight if the fighter lost because of their conditioning, even when the fights ended in the first round.
Lyoto Machida vs Mark Munoz
Lyoto Machida is elite!! He would smash Chris Weidman, simple as that. Mark Munoz put up a pitiful attempt. Not that he could of done much better but its nice to not have to hear about this guy being a top contender anymore like we've had to for the last few years. I really don't know where he goes from here since there is no point in the UFC building him up again at 35 years old just for him to get destroyed again whenever he fights a Weidman, Machida, Bisping, Silva or Belfort. Machida is going to do massive things at middleweight and he will not have any trouble against wrestlers in the division like he had at light heavyweight with the massive size and length disadvantage.
Next for Machida: Title shot against the winner of Chris Weidman/Anderson Silva.
Next for Munoz: It would not surprise me if he got cut although any top ten fighter deserves to keep their place in the UFC so I hope he is kept around. Costa Philippou would be a good next opponent to see which guy can bounce back and which guy is basically done.
Ross Pearson vs Melvin Guillard
What a dissapointment. After all the build up we only get to see them fight for less than two minutes before the no contest, and now they have to start their training camps all over again and wait another few months to finish the fight when they should be moving on to the next stage of their careers. From the short time we saw Guillard looked like the better fighter and if he timed his strikes better he could of knocked Pearson out legally. I expect him to take the rematch. And lol at Pearson getting on the mic and saying that they were going to main event the next UK show, because thats exactly what the crowd wanted to hear...
Next for Pearson/Guillard: Rematch.
Jimi Manuwa vs Ryan Jimmo