I enjoyed the Lombard/Burkman fight.

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  1. doomy200

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    I don't know why people were so unhappy about it. It was an entertaining fight and had some great exchanges. Yes, Burkman backed off a lot and circled, but the tension was there not knowing when they were gonna throw hard again. Lombard showed how smooth his combinations can be, as well as some good defensive skills. Burkman proved why he's never been ko'ed in his career. I liked it.
     
  2. Pointy Elbows

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    I zoned out...didn't find it entertaining at all.
     
  3. McSpikes

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    It's just funny to see the hate for Lombard but love for Cerrone. You can't really MAKE your opponent engage. If somebody is determined enough, they can make any fight boring.
     
  4. estranged

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    looked weird and should have ended by rd2
     
  5. acidic

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    I enjoyed the fight as well.
     
  6. Tarbender

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    Burkman's a tough SOB
     
  7. TwoFace

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    This was a fight no one asked or was curious about and we all know this was just to keep Lombard busy.
     
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    Yeah it was a strange match but I was entertained! Burkman is tough as fuck and is dangerous and lombard is well lombard!
     
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    yeah i liked it aswell, i kept getting the feeling that Lombard would get ko'd by a sneaky counter
     
  10. Hester65

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    It was pretty lackluster. Watching 2 fighters swing wildly displays nothing.

    Neither fighter changed speed on their strikes or ever threw more than a two strike combo (not to mention both strikes had the same target). At no point did we see a high to low, low to high, or a double up. Nothing, just a bar room brawl between professionals.

    I lost count how many times they were within arms reach of one another and nobody threw a jab. They just looked at each other and leaned away from the power hand. It was like neither guy had ever heard of a jab or a set up strike.
     
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    Lol, c'mon be serious, no you didn't.
     
  12. Word

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    I enjoyed it. Hector got hit a few times, I really didn't expect that. Burkman did much better than I though and I hope to see him again when he doesn't gas after one round.
     
  13. JonSnitchPhones

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    It was compelling to people who like karate. I'm one of them, as Machida is one of my favorites. Lombard has kind of a Machida-style, only the boxing-centric version. He's defensively aware and then rushes in here or there with hopeful kill shots, then backs off if he doesn't hurt his opponent enough. The excitement is in the big moments looking for the finish, and then the stalking or set up in between. Some people are looking for just constant banging. That's a crap shoot, and the elite of the sport should and does come down to more than that. That style is also a recipe for a boring back end because most fighters will blow their load above the little guys. Lombard could have maybe ko'ed Burkman if he threw caution to the wind a few times. But is that a good approach when your opponent has never been ko'ed, has recently badly hurt/finished multiple name opponents, and was just laying back on the counter baiting you in? No, yet Lombard is getting flack. If it was boring that was primarily due to Burkman's approach, and Lombard did about what he was supposed to do given the circumstances. But like I said I didn't really find it boring.
     
  14. Dick

    Dick 1PunchKO Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I had money on Burkman so I was entertained, especially when he was staring Lombard down with his hands at his waist lmao! Pretty badass.
     
  15. AP_RESURRECTION

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    yea that plus his striking looked very predictable almost wanderlei esque
     
  16. riitzni

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    Wow. That's....well good for you TS. At least someone did.

    What I like most about that fight is that the UFC had the good sense to follow it with FLWs and it was an excellent fight at that. Watching Horiguchi work almost made me forget completely about the preceding bout.
     
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    This is spot on.

    Burkman gets props just for getting in there w/Lombard. Got more respect for Burk than the likes of TyRUN Woodley
     
  18. sparkyjohannsen

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    I mean, it was alright.
     
  19. Genki Sudo II

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    Why no love for the Lombard? Why?
     
  20. Senkoy

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    I thought round 2 was really good, but round 3 was horrible.
     

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