I did a podcast on this show here:
Hirotaka Yokoi vs Jerrel Ventiaan
|"Why isn't Venetiaan in his corner?" - Quadros|
|"At this point he's mounted again. Doesn't look like he's gonna be escaping..."- Quadros | "Nope" - Bas|
|Venetiaan gets saved by the bell on an armbar attempt|
Yokoi won the first round hands down. He rode him and GnP'd him all the way with Venetiann getting in diddly. Yokoi definitely tired himself out though and didn't hit any super good shots in the GnP.
|Venetiaan escapes...then gets put down again!|
|Armbar tap out.|
Hirotaka Yokoi beat Jarrel Venetiaan via armbar in the 2nd round at 3:29. This was a totally one sided fight with Yokoi being on top the whole time and finally finishing. Venetiaan got nothing in and Quadros described this as "target practice".
|"I'm gonna slam him then drive a knee into his head and it's probably gonna be over within 2 minutes." - Randleman|
Kevin Randleman vs Kenichi Yamamoto
|"Randleman has said about fighting in Mixed Marial Arts, and I'll quote him - This is easy." - Quadros|
|"If Yamamoto tried to steal the round from Randleman then Randleman Kleptomaniac took the round back from him." - Quadros|
|"There's Yoji Anjoh from the old UWF days." - Quadros|
|"He had a loss to Bas..some obscure fighter from Holland." - Quadros | "But Randleman is not looking past Yamamoto. As a matter of fact, he's looking through him." - Quadros|
|"These are shots that are gonna hurt later on." - Bas|
|"And he looks fresh. Oh my God." - Quadros|
|"He could fake something and do something illegal...but I don't think that's gonna happen." - Bas on how Yamamoto can win|
Maurilo "Ninja" Rua on Ricardo Arona:
Ninja said he wanted Paulo Filho next:
Bas and Stephen said it should be a really good fight. They said Rua was more active but Arona was stronger. Stephen said Ninja might be able to pull it out.
|"Real gentlemen have a lot of women, man." - Arona|
|"They wasted no time getting acquainted, folks." -Quadros|
Heath Herring was interviewed and showed off his haircut for the night:
Heath Herring vs Fedor Emelianenko
Bas and Quadros predicted Nog would beat Schilt by submission in one round.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Semmy Schilt
|Now that's what I call a big screen.|
|"The jab from Semmy Schilt is not a jab. It's a power shot from hell." - Bas|
Wanderlei Silva vs Hiromitsu Kanehara
Wanderlei Silva beat Hiromitsu Kanehara in 3:40 in the 1st with a soccer kick and a stomp. The corner then stopped it. Silva demolished Kanehara and almost put his foot through his head. This was an annihilation and you could even tell Kanehara knew he had no chance. Excellent show from Silva here.
|"I'm gonna break his arm." - Frye on Yoshida|
Don Frye vs Hidehiko Yoshida
Bas and Quad didn't know Sak's opponent and assumed it would be an easy win.
Kazushi Sakuraba vs Gilles Arsene
Nobuhiko Takada vs Kiyoshi Tamura
|"In nature, it's a known fact that all men have kryptonite below the belly button. And Tamura, accidentally, activated that kryptonite." - Quadros on Tamura's low blow|
Overall thoughts: Really good show marred by two bad "semi-exhibtions" with Sakuraba/Arsene and Takada/Tamura. Skip those two and enjoy the rest of the show, because the rest was very solid. So many guys looked awesome here and this show made you want more. Fedor reminded me of why he was considered the man at one point, Yoshida looked great, Silva was a monster and Randleman looked like an alien. The spectacle of the show was also very good and I think even non-MMA fans can get into this.