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UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare (3/21/2015) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ginásio do Maracanãzinho)

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UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare

March 21, 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ginásio do Maracanãzinho)

 

Demian Maia (171) vs. Ryan LaFlare (171) - Maia, DEC (unanimous)

Erick Silva (171) vs. Josh Koscheck (170) - Silva, SUB (guillotine choke), R1 (4:21)

Léonardo Santos (156) vs. Tony Martin (156) - Santos, SUB (rear naked choke), R2 (2:29)

Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Shayna Baszler (136) - Nunes, TKO (low kick and punches), R1 (1:56)

Gilbert Burns (154) vs. Alex Oliveira (155) - Burns, SUB (armbar), R3 (4:14)

Godofredo Castro (145) vs. Andre Fili (145) - Castro, SUB (flying triangle choke), R1 (3:14)

 

Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card:

Francisco Trinaldo (155) vs. Akbarh Arreola (156) - Trinaldo, DEC (unanimous)

Edmílson Souza (146) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (146) - Souza, KO (punch), R1 (1:31)

Leandro Silva (156) vs. Drew Dober (156) - NC (CABMMA Overruled Referee's Decision)

Leonardo Mafra (155) vs. Cain Carrizosa (155) - Mafra, DEC (unanimous)

 

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:

Jorge de Oliveira (156) vs. Christo Giagos (155) - Giagos, SUB (rear naked choke), R1 (3:12)

Bentley Syler (126) vs. Fredy Serrano (125) - Serrano, KO (punch), R3 (1:34)

 

Event Bonuses ($50,000):
Performance of the Night: Fredy Serrano
Performance of the Night: Edmílson Souza
Performance of the Night: Godofredo Castro
Performance of the Night: Gilbert Burns

 

Attendance: 7,707

Rating: 617,000 viewers

 

Cancelled Bouts:

Urijah Faber vs. Raphael Assunção - Injury to Assunção (ankle)

Matt Wiman vs. Léonardo Santos - Injury to Wiman (back)

Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns - Injury to Thomson

Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva - Injury to Saunders

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Not the most eye-popping card, but IMHO not every UFC event needs to be must watch anyway.  I like the Castro/Fili match-up and Nunes/Bayszler at least.  Not expecting fireworks from Maia/La Flare, but I do think LaFlare is a decent prospect.

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Main card isn't to bad.

 

You get Pepey/Fili, Durinho, Leo Santos, Erick/Kos and Maia, so that's pretty decent.

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Amanda Nunes vs. Shayna Baszler is the fight I'm most looking forward too but I'm also interested in the Main event and co main event as well.

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Brazilian Athletic Commission needs to fucking step in and save itself from further embarrassment.

 

Herdy should be barred from refereeing big fights ever again.

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Brazilian Athletic Commission needs to fucking step in and save itself from further embarrassment.

 

Herdy should be barred from referring big fights ever again.

 

Apparently, he is six fights deep into his UFC ref career. Looks like we'll be seeing more Camila Albuquerque and Wernei Cardoso. The latter is the same guy that missed the headbutt in the Formiga/Jorgensen fight last March. He also had a shitty stoppage in the Rony Jason/Siler fight. Lets just say Brazil has a very mixed bag when it comes to referees.

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Burns probably should be the fighting guys outside of the top 20 before stepping up to Josh Thomson. The Oliveira fight showed he still has some stuff to work on and tools to develop. Let him fight guys who will give him different looks like tonight, and he will be better for it.

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Still can't believe Pepey sub'd Fili and that Burns comeback armbar was awesome.

 

Trinaldo maybe the first time I remember hearing Brazilians boo one of their own.

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Amanda Nunes post fight interview was longer than the first 3 entire fights together.

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Amanda Nunes post fight interview was longer than the first 3 entire fights together.

 

My favorite Nunes post fight interview was after the de Randamie fight IIRC where she totally ignored the questions just to go off on her own tangent. Charisma transcends language barriers. Also, it gives you a valid excuse to completely ignore questions.

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95% of the fighters ignore questions and get cutoff by Rogan.

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95% of the fighters ignore questions and get cutoff by Rogan.

 

Counterpoint: Anyone who drops the "I will fight anyone", which is roughly 95% of the active roster, deserves to get cutoff.

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Josh Koscheck just beat out Shayna Baszler tonight for the "OH SHIT! I Just Got Hit in the Face and This Isn't Good" Facial Expression Award.

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not sure what to think about a UFC card in Brazil where the main event starts before 2am Local Time. Guessing the non-decision streak is in risk for the main event?

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not sure what to think about a UFC card in Brazil where the main event starts before 2am Local Time. Guessing the non-decision streak is in risk for the main event?

 

That's pretty much every UFC card in Brazil though. There was one card last year where guys where getting into the cage at about 2:45 am.

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the Uberlandia card or another one?

 

I'm picking LaFlare, but that could turn out to be a really bad idea

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the Uberlandia card or another one?

 

Yeah, Uberlandia. I must have blocked that one out of my mind.

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Wait, LaFlare is a purple belt and he was talking that shit about wanting to grapple with Maia?  Maia may be the best grappler in the history of MMA, and this douche thought it was a good idea to grapple with him.

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so, Maia is just gonna lay on top of LaFlare all night? because LaFlare is not exactly promising on the mat so far

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