TKO (Punches)
      This fight started with a decent bit of scrapping, Oliveira was picking apart Lentz with his range, and then Lentz tried to force a takedown, but Oliveira reversed him immediately. The round ended with Oliveira on top, dropping elbows on Lentz's bloody face. Round one clearly goes to Oliveira.
     Oliveira threw some wild strikes to start the second round, Lentz grabbed him and took him down, Oliveira slapped on a guillotine choke, Lentz tapped once, I guess that wasn't enough, so the fight continued. Lentz popped his head free, threw an elbow, Oliveira threw an upkick, tried to setup a triangle, and the referee paused the fight due to the illegal upkick. The referee started them back on the ground, with Lentz on top, but Oliveira popped back up almost immediately, and then knocked out Lentz. That was a strong performance by Oliveira, continuing his 5-Fight winning streak. That's a tough loss for Lentz.
Submission (Anaconda Choke)
      These guys traded a couple of strikes, Teymur threw a head kick, and then poked Oliveira in the eye. After a long timeout, the referee took a point from Teymur, because he thought it would have an impact on the fight, even though it was unintentional. That's probably a good call in my opinion. When the fight started back up, Teymur poked Oliveira in the eye again, immediately. The referee told them to keep fighting, so Oliveira threw a kick, and then Teymur dropped him with a big left hand. He let him back up, they traded some more strikes, shit got sloppy, and Teymur scraped at Oliveira's face again, causing the referee to warn them both. When the fight started back up, Oliveira scored a takedown, and started wildly flopping around while looking for a wide variety of submissions. They stood back up and reset again, and we're only halfway through the first round at this point. They spent the rest of the round trading strikes, with Oliveira looking a lot more aggressive. Round one is probably a 10-8 round for Oliveira.
     The second round started with some aggressive boxing, Oliveira rocked the shit out of Teymur with some big punches, he slapped on a violent Anaconda choke, rolled, and forced Teymur to submit early in the second round. That was a fantastic finish by Charles Oliveira.
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
      Wow... Oliveira grabbed Miller, picked him up in the air with a back clinch, threw him to the ground, took his back on the ground, locked on a rear-naked choke, and forced Miller to submit in just over one minute of the first round. That was a fantastic performance by Charles Oliveira, marking only the third time Jim Miller has ever been submitted, and the first time anybody has been able to do it in the first round. Every time you think Charles Oliveira is done, he comes in and does some shit like this, and proves that he can submit badass black belts with his superior grappling.
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
      These guys spent the first round trading some random strikes, and clinching a little bit, and then Oliveira scored a takedown with a minute left in the round, and quickly passed to full mount. Giagos was able to throw him to the side and stand back up a few seconds later though. I'm giving that round to Oliveira, but it wasn't a dominant round for either fighter.
     Oliveira blasted Giagos with some slick striking to start the second round, mixing up his shots to show a variety of techniques. Giagos threw some decent punches, but Oliveira was just outworking him with style. Oliveira scored another takedown with 2 minutes left in the round, Giagos gave up his back as he tried to get back to his feet, Oliveira locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission with around 90 seconds remaining in the second round. Charles Oliveira now has the most submission wins in UFC history.
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
      These guys spent a couple of minutes trading punches & kicks while bouncing around a lot, and then Guida shot in for a takedown, Oliveira slapped on a guillotine choke on the way down, once they hit the ground, Guida was stuck, and the fight was over. That was a solid win for Charles Oliveira, and a disappointing loss for Guida since he was building a nice little 2-fight winning streak before this fight.
TKO (Elbows)
      These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Oliveira clinched, and took Felder to the ground in the first 30 seconds with a tight body lock. They stood back up, Oliveira took Felder's back, yanked Felder to the ground again, and then spun around to setup a D'Arce choke. He locked it on, rolled with it, and Felder tried to twist his way out of it, but Oliveira did a fantastic job twisting it tighter and tighter. He eventually had to loosen it up, so he blasted Felder with a blatantly illegal knee to the face, and then took Felder's back. Felder stood up, and threw Oliveira to the ground. Felder jumped into the dangerous guard of Oliveira, and dropped some big punches & elbows, putting himself at risk in favor of doing some serious damage with his ground & pound. That round was pretty insane, with Oliveira clearly winning the first half of the round, Felder clearly won the second half of the round, so I'm calling that a 10-10 round. I think Oliveira came closer to finishing the fight, but Felder looked better walking back to his corner.
     The second round started with Oliveira immediately shooting for a takedown, but Felder stuffed the shot, and they battled for control of the clinch against the fence. Felder eventually took down Oliveira, and unloaded on him with some big punches & elbows while keeping him pinned against the fence again. Oliveira rolled to setup a kneebar with 2 minutes left in the round, and Felder tried to roll out of it, but he seemed a little lost on the ground at this point. Oliveira used that attempt to sweep Felder, but then he just randomly laid down, allowed Felder to settle in on top, and Felder dropped some big elbows again. Felder pinned Oliveira against the fence, and then dropped some BRUTAL elbows, refused to stop, so the referee had to step in to stop the fight. That was a great fight, and an awesome finish by Paul Felder.
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
      Oliveira started this fight with some hard kicks, followed by a nice trip takedown from the clinch, around the one minute mark of the opening round. Brooks tried to stand up against the fence, while Oliveira kept him clinched hard, and as soon as Brooks stood up, Oliveira slammed him, took his back, and slapped on a rear-naked choke. Brooks stood up, wearing Oliveira like a back pack, but that choke was on TIGHT, and after Brooks held on for a while, he eventually was forced to submit. That was a fantastic submission victory for Charles Oliveira, against a guy who has never lost by submission. Charles Oliveira's offense is fucking awesome.
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
      Oliveira missed weight by 9 pounds for this fight, but he also took it on 3 weeks notice, so... Lamas came out and beat him up with punches & kicks to start the first round, they clinched, and Lamas threw Oliveira to the ground in brutal fashion. Lamas had a really weird top position, but he was still able to land some nice elbows on the ground. Lamas went for a mounted guillotine choke, and Oliveira somehow turned that into back control for Oliveira. They stood back up, and Oliveira dumped Lamas to the ground. Oliveira started digging for a possible D'Arce choke, and it looked like he had it locked on. He rolled back, mounted Lamas, and Lamas popped his head out, and regained guard. Oliveira stacked Lamas, and then grabbed his back again, working for a rear-naked choke with a minute left in the opening round. Lamas sat up to try to defend against the choke, while Oliveira punched him a few times to try to loosen up his defense. Oliveira had a really solid back control, and he hit Lamas with some hard elbows to end the round. Round one clearly goes to Oliveira.
     Lamas came out swinging for the second round, and landed a nice spinning heel kick. Oliveira fired back with some clean punches, and some knees, there was a wild scramble, Oliveira took the fight to the ground, and Lamas swept him, ending up on top in another awkward version of side control. Oliveira tried to scramble back to his feet, and Lamas slapped on a tight guillotine choke, finishing Oliveira via submission halfway through the second round. That was a FANTASTIC finish for Ricardo Lamas, as he remains undefeated in Mexico.
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
      Pettis started this fight by throwing a kick, Oliveira caught it, and then tried to take him down, and after struggling for a minute to secure the takedown against the fence, he finally gave it up. Nice takedown defense by Pettis. They broke up, Pettis threw a strike, and Oliveira tried to take him down again, this time grabbing his back and dragging him to the ground. Oliveira was looking for the rear-naked choke, and Pettis spun out of it, ending up on top inside Oliveira's guard. Oliveira immediately started working for submissions from his guard, but Pettis stood back up. Pettis dropped Oliveira with some hard kicks to the body, and then unloaded with some punches on the ground, while Oliveira flopped around desperately looking for a submission from his back. Oliveira scrambled back to his feet, and took Pettis down against the fence, Pettis tried to get back to his feet, and Oliveira grabbed his back again. Pettis shook him off, and then landed some more strikes on the ground to finish out the round. Round one clearly goes to Anthony Pettis as he makes his featherweight debut.
     Oliveira came out throwing punches & kicks to start the second round. Pettis landed a punch to the body, Oliveira shot for a takedown, and Pettis reversed it, ending up on top, but Pettis just stood up and told him to get back up. Pettis was clearly landing the harder shots, but Oliveira was still doing a good job moving forward, pressuring Pettis, and landing some strikes from the clinch. Oliveira took Pettis's back from the clinch halfway through the second round, and then he was able to drag him to the ground again, as Oliveira continued to look for a rear-naked choke with the body triangle locked on. Oliveira threw some decent punches from the back, but Pettis spun out of that bad position with a minute left in the second round. Pettis told Oliveira to stand back up, and Oliveira immediately jumped up and clinched again. Oliveira chopped up Pettis in the final 30 seconds with some elbows, Pettis landed a hard spinning back kick to the body, and then Oliveira took Pettis to the ground in the final few seconds. I gave that round to Oliveira, but it was super competitive.
     Oliveira landed some decent strikes to start the third round, and then took Pettis to the ground in the first 30 seconds. He passed Pettis's guard, landing in side control. Pettis went for an armbar, but Oliveira shrugged it off, and continued to control Pettis on the ground. Pettis tried to kick off the fence to get back to his feet, and after a brief scramble, Pettis ended up on top in north south position. Oliveira got back up, shot for a takedown, and Pettis submitted him with a guillotine choke. Solid win for Anthony Pettis in his featherweight debut.
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
      This fight started with some exchanges of strikes, with Oliveira kicking the shit out of the legs of Jury. He then clinched, lifted Jury, and took him to the ground. Jury sort of went for an armbar, Oliveira easily slipped passed that and grabbed Jury's back, looking for the rear-naked choke. Oliveira showed some excellent grappling, and then spun around to lock on a guillotine choke, Jury tried to stand out of it, and was forced to submit as Oliveira was hanging from Jury's neck. That was a pretty brutal guillotine, and not a very warm welcome for Jury in his first fight at featherweight. Awesome win for Oliveira though, especially considering that Jury has never been finished in his entire career, and has only lost once by decision to Donald Cerrone. This was a pretty fun fight while it lasted, and I'm happy to see Oliveira get back on the winning road.
TKO (Injury)
      Soooooo... What just happened? I was REALLY excited for this fight, but it was kind of terrible. A few decent strikes were thrown, Oliveira shot in for a takedown, he sort of got it, but let Holloway up, and then Oliveira stood up, grabbed his shoulder, and waved off the fight. Holloway then punched him in the body a couple of times, and the referee finally realized that he was ACTUALLY waving off the fight, so the fight was stopped, due to some sort of weird fluke injury. That's a really shitty way for this fight to end. I guess Holloway wins by TKO?
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
      OH SHIT. This was the best fight of the night. This fight was fucking outstanding! Oliveira is fucking awesome, showing some nice elbows from the clinch, as well as OBVIOUSLY he has some amazing submission skills, always dangerous from all positions on the ground. Oliveira clearly won the first round, pretty much destroying Lentz. The second round was all about Lentz getting revenge, as he slammed Oliveira down on his head, and fucking destroyed him, beating the living shit out of him up against the cage on the ground. So going into the third round, it's all tied up. Lentz looked like he might be headed towards a victory in the third round as well, until Oliveira went crazy with a scramble, locked on a guillotine choke, hanging onto Lentz, dragging him to the ground, flipping him over, ending up with a full mount guillotine, forcing Lentz to eventually submit. FUCKING AWESOME FIGHT!!! And huge submission victory for Charles Oliveira.
      BOOM! Fight of the night right here! Charles Oliveira as usual, was fucking insane, throwing wild strikes, and incredible submissions for the first two rounds, so in my opinion he was the pretty clear winner. The REALLY crazy thing though, was how Jeremy Stephens escaped 100 submission attempts by one of the best submission fighters in the UFC. Not to mention, Stephens never stopped coming forward, he continued to beat Oliveira's ass all the way until the bell rang, so... This was one hell of a fight by both fighters, but congrats to Oliveira for a hard fought unanimous decision victory.
Submission (Anaconda Choke)
      OH SHIT. That was one of the best grappling matches I've ever seen, pretty much nonstop action from start to finish, with both guys throwing high level Jiu-Jitsu at each other, both showing excellent defensive skills, both showing insane offense, both showing great wrestling, and both showing solid striking at a few different points. In the second round, there was an accidental eye poke that almost had the fight stopped, where Oliveira was in pretty bad shape, but he decided to continue fighting, and was able to continue pushing forward, eventually finishing the fight with one of the sickest D'Arce chokes I've ever seen. Pretty amazing fight by both guys, and a HUGE win for Charles Oliveira, being the first guy to ever submit Hioki.
Submission (Triangle Choke)
      Wow, finally there is a finish! Charles Oliveira completely dominated Ogle for this entire fight, from start to finish, with his wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu skills. He made Ogle look like he had no business ever going to the ground, locking on submission after submission, and just running an absolute clinic on him. In the end, Ogle finally got top position in the third round, and looked like maybe he'd win a round, and then Oliveira locked on the quick triangle choke, forcing Ogle to submit. Great win for Charles Oliveira!
      Holy crap! Nobody could have guessed that a Frankie Edgar fight would go to a decision!!! Oh... wait a minute... Anyway, both guys move A LOT, they're both super fast (Edgar is faster), they both gave it a hell of a shot, and I personally gave the first two rounds to Oliveira, but they were close rounds. Frankie Edgar turned it up to 11 in the third round, and I feel like he did enough in that final round, to deserve the decision overall. The judges (for the most part) gave all 3 rounds to Frankie Edgar, so kudos to him I guess. I STILL feel like he should drop down to 135 though. I'm sure he gets irritated by having people constantly tell him to drop down in weight classes, but I REALLY feel like he'd be a beast at 135. But yeah, good fight overall I guess, I'm just getting bored by all of these decisions tonight.
KO (Punch)
      This was a weird fight. Not much worth noting for the first half of the fight, but Cub Swanson eventually threw a really solid punch to the body of Oliveira, followed shortly after with a huge punch to the side of the head. The weird part was, it took a few seconds after that punch, for Oliveira to kind of wobble down onto the floor, apparently he was knocked out? I don't know, it was just weird. Cub Swanson clearly wins though.
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
      I've always been a fan of Jonathan Brookins, but after watching this fight, I can't really remember why. Charles Oliveira proved to have the better striking skills during the entire fight, and I thought Brookins was going to break out a solid submission in the second round, but Oliveira reversed it pretty quickly, and locked on a crazy solid guillotine / D'Arce choke. Charles Oliveira is a solid fighter, Brookins on the other hand, I'm not sure how long he'll be sticking around in the UFC, even though he was the winner of a previous season.
Submission (Calf Slicer)
      Nice! A new advanced submission technique that I've never seen before. Oliveira took Wisely to the ground, grabbed his leg for a kneebar, Wisely started to slide out in an attempt to escape, so Oliveira positioned himself so that his ankle was slicing into the calf of Wisely, and he almost ripped his leg off. Charles Oliveira is a scary dude on the ground!
TKO (Punches)
      That's what I'm talking about! Fuck all of those long drawn out fights, let's get down to business, and get shit done! I had Donald Cerrone scoring higher than Oliveira throughout this first round, but scores weren't necessary, because he eventually punched the fuck out of Oliveira's face, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Donald Cerrone knows what action is all about!
No Contest (Lentz Struck by Illegal Knee)
      First off, I think the "You can't throw a knee to the head of a downed opponent" is a dumb rule, I'm all for bringing back that ability, because it was awesome in Pride, and it's a legit technique. So with that being said, fuck the commission, I'm going to give the victory points to Oliveira here, for beating Lentz's ass. Don't get me wrong, Lentz put up a HELL of a fight, and the entire experience was pretty amazing, both guys going full force, so they both deserve to move up in the rankings, but Oliveira opened up a can of whoop ass, throwing an "illegal" knee to the head of Lentz while he was trying to stand up, and then Oliveira continued to batter him until he eventually finished him with a rear-naked choke. I fully understand that knees on the ground are brutal, BUT GET RID OF THIS STUPID RULE, it's a badass technique, and it needs to be available to these fighters. If you don't want to take a knee to the head while on the ground, learn to defend against it. Great fight by both guys, but an unfortunate technicality plagued the ending.
Submission (Kneebar)
      Jim Miller is a 155 badass! I mean, Charles Oliveira is a badass in his own right, but he just got dominated by Jim Miller. Miller took the fight to the ground, they scrambled for a couple of minutes, Oliveira went for a leg, Miller countered by locking on a kneebar, Oliveira just sat there looking confused for a few seconds, and then tapped out. Jim Miller is on a crazy streak right now, and I do agree with him, that he is currently one of the Top 3 in the division, but I'm not sure if he deserves a title shot necessarily, over Gray Maynard or George Sotiropoulos, but that's just my personal opinion. If he beats EITHER of those guys though, then I don't see any reason why they should make him keep waiting.
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
      This fight didn't really do anything for me. Both guys got kicked in the Jimmy once during the fight. Both guys had decent standup skills & grappling skills, but nothing was really happening, until after Oliveira got kicked in the balls in the third round, at which point, he sat down, put his hand down his pants like Al Bundy, and then proceeded to dismantle Escudero, climbing on his back, locking on a rear-naked choke, and forcing Escudero to submit. Great finish to an otherwise "normal" quality fight.
Submission (Armbar)
      Great quick fight! Elkins picked Oliveira up at the start of the fight, and slammed him down to the ground, as soon as they hit the ground, Oliveira locked on a triangle, and transitioned into an armbar, forcing Elkins to submit quickly, otherwise, Elkins would have left with a broken arm. Amazing defensive Jiu-Jitsu by Oliveira!