87.3
Decision
15:00
      The first round had Penn controlling the center, while Guida hopped around the outside, and they were both landing similar punches. Penn probably landed the harder punches, so I'm giving the first round to Penn. Penn looked like he was running out of gas around the 6 minute mark, and of course, Guida still looked like a ball of energy. The second round goes to Guida.
     The final round started with Penn looking absolutely exhausted, and Guida looked like he was ready to get the party started. Guida continued to lay it on thick, nonstop, and Penn looked like a drunk guy from a college bar, who picked a fight with someone he didn't think would take the bait. In the end, this fight was a clear unanimous decision victory for Clay Guida, and the SEVENTH loss in a row for B.J. Penn. Penn is a legend, but it's time... SERIOUSLY.
87.9
Submission (Inverted Heel Hook)
2:46
      Penn threw a few strikes, he looked pretty slow, they clinched for a few seconds, and then Hall dropped down to start working for leg locks, while Penn just stood above him, throwing kicks at Hall's legs on the ground. The referee told Hall to stand up 2 minutes into the round. Hall threw a few kicks, and then he dove for a heel hook, locked it on immediately, and Penn tapped out as soon as Hall cranked on it for a second. Ryan Hall is such a weird fighter, but that's a big win, as he's the first fighter to ever submit B.J. Penn.
86.0
Decision (Majority)
15:00
      Penn landed some decent punches early, and then they clinched, and Siver tried to take him down, and Penn did the "standing on one foot" takedown defense that he's famous for. Penn continued to pick apart Siver with his boxing, and then worked some hard knees from the clinch before resetting again. Siver landed a hard spinning back kick to the body of Penn. Siver landed some hard punches, and Penn looked a little lost halfway through the round. They continued to trade strikes at a fairly even pace for the rest of the round. I have no idea who won that round. More than likely Siver won that round with his power striking.
     Siver looked like he was probably winning the second round by throwing the harder strikes again, but Penn clipped him a few times with some solid punches. Penn dropped Siver with an uppercut with 2 minutes left in the round, and then he jumped on him. Siver tried to grab an armbar from his guard, but Penn slipped out of that and passed to side control. Siver tied up Penn with sort of a bottom position crucifix, preventing Penn from really doing much damage, but I still think that knockdown will steal the round for Penn. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     Siver started the third round with some aggressive striking, as Penn just backed up, looking exhausted. Siver clearly won the first 3 minutes of the round with his striking, as everyone waited patiently for Penn to get his second wind. Siver blasted Penn with a lot of hard inside leg kicks, and rocked him with a head kick. Siver continued to unload on Penn with 90 seconds left in the round, and the referee almost stepped in to stop it, as Penn was barely even defending himself. Penn basically quit after the second round. The third round was probably a 10-8 round for Siver, as Penn didn't even put an ounce of effort into that round. Penn still looks terrible, and he seriously needs to retire. I think that's going to be the consesus review of him, until he finally gives it up. Congrats to Siver for an "ok" majority decision victory, over a washed up legend. One crack headed judge scored the fight a draw for some reason.
91.4
TKO (Head Kick & Punches)
5:24
      Rodriguez started this fight with a few decent kicks, but Penn quickly caught a kick, clinched, and pressed Rodriguez into the fence. They split up a few seconds later. Rodriguez continued to chip away at Penn with a lot of wild head kicks, and he rocked him several times. The later into the round we went, the more it looked like Rodriguez was going to kill Penn by repeatedly landing BRUTAL kicks, over and over again, to Penn's head. That was a 10-8 round for Rodriguez. This felt like Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey, and I think most people are probably shocked that Penn was able to survive that round.
      The second round had Rodriguez dropping Penn almost immediately, he then unloaded on him with a million violent punches to the face, while Penn tried to spin around, looking to find his guard, but Rodriguez stayed too far to the side, and continued to slaughter him with punches, forcing the referee to step in to save Penn. That was a fantastic performance by Rodriguez, and an extremely disappointing return for B.J. Penn after retiring nearly 3 years ago.
89.6
TKO (Punches)
14:16
      Well... Every time B.J. Penn returns to the UFC, I always keep my fingers crossed, thinking that maybe THIS time will be different, and maybe since he took this fight so seriously, he'll make a triumphant return, and destroy somebody. But this fight was ridiculous. B.J. Penn dropped from 170 (his last fight against Rory MacDonald 19 months ago), down to 145 to take on Frankie Edgar (who he already lost to twice in the past). And Penn just stood there looking like a stop sign for the entire fight, completely upright, tip-toeing around the octagon, while Edgar beat the shit out of him, took him down without any trouble at all (usually Penn has amazing takedown defense, but he wasn't able to defend against ANY of the takedowns), and once they were on the ground, Edgar was able to punish him with punches & elbows, until eventually the referee had seen enough, and stopped the fight. Great fight for Edgar, but I think it's officially time for Penn to call it quits, this was pretty embarrassing.
90.5
Decision
15:00
      This fight was kind of embarassing for BJ. I never thought I would compare BJ Penn to Ken Shamrock, but this fight reminded me of the Shamrock vs. Franklin fight, out with the old, in with the new. Rory COMPLETELY dominated BJ for all 3 rounds, hitting him at least 6 times as many times, he took him down, he just completely outclassed BJ Penn. Sorry BJ, but your performance blew.
95.4
Decision
15:00
      This entire fight, I was rooting for Nick Diaz, because I don't like BJ Penn. The problem is, after the fight was over, I think BJ Penn just retired? If that's the case, it's kind of sad, he REALLY looked defeated. It was a hell of a fight though, Diaz's boxing is second to none, and BJ Penn's chin is ridiculous. Great fight by both fighters, and I definitely think Nick Diaz deserves the next title shot against GSP.
89.6
Draw (Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty close fight. I gave the first round to B.J., the second round was a draw, and the third round I gave to Jon Fitch, HANDS DOWN. So in the end, PERSONALLY, I thought Fitch won, most people thought Fitch won, one of the judges thought Fitch won, and even B.J. Penn said that he thought Fitch won. So, I'm giving the victory points to Fitch, but the official decision was that it was a majority draw.
92.6
KO (Punches)
0:21
      There really isn't much to say, other than this was the big "tie breaker" between one of the biggest rivalries in UFC history. B.J. Penn came out looking fast, he was aggressive, he punched Hughes, Hughes fell to the ground, Penn punched him a couple more times and the referee stopped the fight. Hughes had no idea what was going on. Great win by B.J. Penn, and I have no idea what's next for Hughes at this point.
90.6
Decision
25:00
      Well, that was a pretty lopsided fight. Frankie Edgar was able to take B.J. to the ground every round, dominate him on the ground, he had better striking, more heart, more cardio, more of everything. B.J. Penn didn't look like he was even a title contender at all. So yeah, good job Frankie Edgar, you just DOMINATED B.J. Penn.
87.6
Decision
25:00
      Lightweight Championship fight! Oh my God! This is so exciting! Oh, wait... No it's not... 25 minutes of B.J. Penn standing in the center of the octagon, spinning around in circles, throwing a random counterpunch here & there, and Frankie Edgar hopping around him like a rabbit, throwing a few punches here or there. Neither guy had any interest whatsoever in finishing the fight. So yeah, after a performance like this, Penn didn't deserve to keep the belt, I gave the fight to Edgar 49-46 (gave the first round to Penn). So yeah, Edgar is the new champion, pretty cool historical moment, but shitty fight overall.
93.4
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
22:37
      Oh my god. This fight made me want to cry, from the brutality of the situation. The first round consisted of Penn basically knocking out Sanchez, but Sanchez fought through it, and just kept getting dominated for the rest of the round. The next 3 rounds consisted of Sanchez getting beaten up, trying to take down Penn, and Penn just looking at him like he was being silly with the takedowns. The fifth and final round, had BJ Penn destroy the face of Sanchez, opening up the worst lip cut, and worst forehead cut that I've ever seen in my entire life. BJ Penn is incredible, Diego Sanchez literally got destroyed, and Penn is still the UFC Lightweight Champion.
93.0
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
18:54
      This was a pretty great Lightweight Championship fight. Kenny Florian seemed like the more aggressive fighter in the first 3 rounds, by constantly pressing Penn against the cage, but Penn kept finishing those grappling events with a flurry of punches, which lead me to score all 3 of the first 3 rounds in Penn's favor. The fourth round was more of the same, but Penn started to get more aggressive, eventually slamming Florian to the ground, he mounted him, he punched him in the face a lot, and eventually got on Florian's back, locked on the rear-naked choke, and BAM! That's all she wrote. BJ Penn is a beast! Florian did pretty well for 4 rounds, but eventually he just got outclassed.
96.0
TKO (Corner Stoppage)
20:00
      This was one of the most important fights in GSP's career, and it turned out well for him. BJ Penn moved up from 155 to challenge GSP for the welterweight title, in an attempt to become the first fighter to ever hold 2 UFC titles in 2 different weight classes, at the same time. GSP pretty much schooled him by taking him down at will, out-boxing him, controlling him on the ground, and completely exhausting BJ Penn. After the 4th round, they went to their corners, and BJ Penn's brother told the doctor to stop the fight (for some reason). In the end, BJ Penn wasn't looking good at all after round 2, so it was probably a good idea to stop the fight. Georges St. Pierre is the fuckin' MAN!
93.6
TKO (Knee & Punches)
15:00
      Man, this was one of the most anticipated fights of all time for me, and it was kind of disappointing... I've been a huge fan of Sean Sherk ever since Pride Bushido 2, and after he got stripped of the title from the steroids scandle, it's been downhill for him... BJ Penn snuck in, beat up Joe Stevenson & became the UFC Interim Lightweight Champion... THAT WAS SHERK'S BELT MAN!!! But yeah, sort of pointless to argue that now, since BJ Penn just beat his ass... All 3 rounds consisted of both guys throwing jabs & hooks... BJ Penn landed a million jabs, and Sherk's arms were too short to land the hooks, and in the end, Sherk was forced up against the cage, BJ Penn unleashed a flying knee which connected with Sherk's chin, Sherk went to the floor, BJ Penn threw a bunch of punches at Sherk's face (and knocked him out), and then he was sort of saved by the bell... Well, Sherk never really got back up after that, and the referee decided to stop the fight (good call)... But yeah, I'm mostly disappointed because Sherk didn't really put up much a fight, and he never really went for any takedowns... BJ Penn is the man though, and now that he's beaten Sean Sherk, it's obvious that BJ Penn is the #1 Lightweight Fighter in the world right now...
94.9
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
9:02
      MAN... What a hell of a main event... Joe Stevenson came out to the octagon, looking like he was scared to death... BJ Penn came out fairly calm, as usual... The first round consisted of BJ Penn attacking Stevenson like a fucking trantula or something, just absolutely crushing the guy against the ground, his Jiu-Jitsu is far superior than Stevenson's, his striking is better, his wrestling is better... I've never been a BJ Penn fan, but after watching this fight, he's definitely one of the best fighters I've ever seen... That dude is fucking insane... He opened up a HUGE hole in the forehead of Stevenson with an elbow in the first round, which caused a fountain of blood to gush out of Stevenson's head during the entire fight... Near the end of the second round, BJ Penn locked on the rear-naked choke for the submission victory... Stevenson cried, Penn won... TERRIFIC fight, and BJ Penn is the fucking man... I really can't wait to see this fight between BJ Penn & Sean Sherk... That should be a terrific lightweight title fight...
89.1
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
8:12
      I got nervous before this fight started... As the fighters were walking to the Octagon, I felt like I was going to throw up... I could tell that both of these guys had huge butterflies in their stomachs, which is understandable, because this was a HUGE fight for both of them... Historically, this was a really important fight, but as far as actually watching it for entertainment, they both just looked a little too nervous... Jens Pulver was just moving slow, and seemed to hesitate with all of his punches, and he ended up getting taken down with ease... BJ Penn wasn't THAT active, but when he was, he was either going for submissions, or pounding on Jens Pulver from the top position... Pulver was able to escape several submission from Penn, so kudos to him for that... But in the end, in the second round, Jens Pulver tapped out to the rearnaked choke by BJ Penn, giving BJ the second round submission victory...
96.9
TKO (Punches)
13:53
      Honestly, I didn't give BJ Penn a chance in hell in this fight, after his poor performance against Georges St. Pierre... BUT, after the first two rounds, I honestly thought that Penn was going to win this fight... He started the first round dominating the striking game, standing with Hughes, and pretty much making Hughes look ridiculous... Every time Hughes tried to take Penn to the ground, Penn unleashed the craziest sprawls I've ever seen, defending every single takedown that Hughes could throw at him... The second round was pretty much more of the same, but it ended with Penn climbing on the back of Hughes, and locking on a triangle choke AND an armbar at the same time... Hughes honestly would have lost the fight right then, if he wasn't saved by the bell... So by that point, I thought Penn was going to win... Then come to find out, his cardio sucks, and he had no gas left in the take once the third round started, so Hughes just started to pick him apart... First Hughes stood with him for a while, showing off some of his boxing skills, and eventually FINALLY took Penn to the ground, locked on a crusifix from the sidemount, and then started launching right hands at the head of Penn (while both of Penn's hands were locked up) eventually forcing the referee to stop the fight... So Matt Hughes wins by TKO in the third round... If Penn had better cardio, he would have killed Hughes... It's too bad that Penn doesn't take his training more seriously, he could honestly be the best fighter in the world, with better cardio... Matt Hughes proves to be one of the greatest Champions of all time though... After the fight was over, Georges St. Pierre stepped into the octagon, and told Hughes that "I'm glad you won this fight, but I wasn't impressed by your performance..." And that got quite the reaction from the crowd... I'm honestly glad Hughes won this fight too, because I want nothing more, than to see GSP come in and take out Matt Hughes as soon as possible... GSP is the man!!! (I just hope he didn't bite off more than he could chew with this challenge)... But yeah, back to this fight, again, Hughes wins by TKO in the third round...
92.6
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight almost made me sick, because it went to decision... I wanted SO BADLY for Georges St. Pierre to win this fight, and actually finish BJ Penn, and then I was hoping that Penn would hand over his title to Pierre... BUT... Instead, the fight went the distance, all three rounds, and then Pierre won by SPLIT decision... So there really wasn't a clear winner in this fight, and that makes my stomach upset... BJ Penn showed some GREAT defense, but in my opinion, he never really tried to finish the fight until the last 20 seconds, where he almost locked on some weird submissions, but ended up with nothing... The biggest problem was that Penn broke Pierre's nose during the first round, and ALSO poked him in the eye, cutting his eye open... So the fact that GSP came back from the first round with a broken nose and a BAD swollen eye, really shows how much heart GSP has, and I really think he deserves the next title shot against Matt Hughes... As for BJ Penn, I think he's a cocky ass hole, and I'd rather not see him get any more big fights like this... Like I said, GREAT defense, and he obviously knows how to fight, but the only thing he did to damage Pierre was poke him in the fuckin' eye, and break his nose with a lucky uppercut... *shrugs*... GREAT fight, but I really wish that there would have been a definitive solution to the fight, instead of the SPLIT decision...
87.4
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
4:39
      This was probably the worst Matt Hughes that I've ever seen (didn't even make it on to the Top 10 Fighters list for this show...) B.J. Penn moved up a weight class, to challenge Matt Hughes for the welterweight belt, and he completely dominated Matt Hughes from start to finish... B.J.Penn earned an impressive victory, but in my mind, Matt Hughes gave up this fight, before he even got in the octagon... Penn wins by rear naked choke submission at the end of the first round...
89.7
Draw
25:00
      I mean... this was a good fight, really important fight, Championship Fight, at the end of a tournament, etc... I thought Penn won the first round, and the fourth round, Uno won the second round, and maybe the third round, maybe the fifth round? I guess a "Draw" makes sense, sort of, because it WAS a close fight, but in the end, for some reason, I gave the fight to Penn. So, yeah, I thought Penn won, the commentators thought Penn won, it really could have gone either way, but it's pretty lame making a "Draw" decision for a Championship Fight...
88.3
Decision
15:00
      If Jens Pulver is no longer in the UFC due to a contract dispute, I would consider these two guys the top 2 fighters in this weight class. So this was BASICALLY a championship fight in my opinion. With that being said, it was pretty boring, lots of Serra trying to secure takedowns, and Penn defending against them. A few punches here & there, but in the end, I'd probably give the fight to Serra, for being slightly more active. The judges gave it to Penn though, so that's fine I guess, realistically I probably would have scored this fight a draw, if it didn't HAVE to have a winner (since it's a tournament fight).
89.4
TKO (Punches)
8:23
      Paul who? B.J. Penn is fighting some UFC newcomer for his first fight after barely losing a title fight against Jens Pulver? What's up with this matchup? Creighton clearly has good wrestling, but he looks like his natural weight class would PROBABLY be several classes below lightweight, so putting him against the much larger Penn is kind of mean. Penn pretty much controlled the entire fight, and he ended up finishing it halfway through the second round with strikes on the ground. Paul had a 3-0 record outside the UFC going into this fight, and this was officially the last fight of his career.
91.3
Decision (Majority)
25:00
      This was an awfully close fight, one hell of a scrap, and one of the few fights I actually didn't mind watching for 25 minutes. With that being said, I had the first round a draw, I gave 2 & 4 to Penn, and 3 & 5 to Pulver. So it really could have gone either way, I'd probably declare the fight a draw, but the judges gave the fight to Jens Pulver via majority decision, and I'm fine with that, because this fight really could have gone either way.
93.6
KO (Punches)
0:11
      HOLY SHIT! That was awesome. Caol Uno started the fight with a flying knee, which looked amazing, and then Penn punched him, knocked him to the ground, and then punched him a hundred times up against the cage, as Uno was already unconscious. FUCKING AMAZING win for Penn, especially considering I have these guys ranked as #2 and #3 in the world. So yeah, Penn definitely deserves a title shot after this one. Fucking amazing fight.
92.9
TKO (Knee & Punches)
2:42
      Wow! This was Penn's second fight in the UFC, but it was the first time he was actually televised. Din Thomas is super tough, and showed some really solid striking skills, but ultimately, he was completely overwhelmed by Penn's Jiu-Jitsu skills on the ground, and when they stood back up, Penn launched a HUGE knee, knocking Thomas on his ass, and then Penn followed up with a series of punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Awesome "live" debut, by B.J. Penn, and he's easily positioned himself as the #1 contender for the belt at this point, especially considering how thin the rest of the division is at this point.
90.7
TKO (Punches)
4:57
      Well that was a little embarrassing! B.J. Penn just dominated Gilbert in the clinch with knees, he dominated him on the ground with Jiu-Jitsu, and he finished the fight by getting on Gilbert's back, and punishing him with punches to the back/side of the head, until the referee was eventually forced to stop the fight. B.J. Penn is a monster, and it sucks that they didn't show this fight live on the PPV.