88.4
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Garcia caught a kick and took down McGee 90 seconds into the opening round, but McGee quickly stood back up, as Garcia continued to cling to his back with a tight clinch against the fence. Garcia tried to setup a backpack style rear-naked choke halfway through the round, but McGee was able to shake him off and reset. They traded some strikes, with Garcia landing the harder shots, and then McGee scored a slick takedown to finish the round. Round one goes to Garcia.
     McGee dropped Garcia 45 seconds into the second round, and he nearly finished him with some wild ground & pound, but Garcia was able to pull guard, and buy some time to recover. McGee spent most of the round on top, until the referee reset them with 90 seconds left in the round. Garcia quickly tried to take McGee to the ground, but McGee took control of the clinch, and finished the round pressing Garcia against the fence. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     They both started the final round by digging for takedowns, which resulted in a stalemate clinch against the fence. Garcia took down McGee 2 minutes into the round, and pinned him against the fence in a seated position. Garcia took McGee's back, and then McGee shook him off with 2 minutes left in the round. McGee spent the rest of the round beating up Garcia with ugly sloppy elbows, leading to the 29-28 unanimous decision victory for Court McGee.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded some wet sounding strikes, McGee threw a head kick, Strickland caught it, punched him, and took McGee to the ground 30 seconds into the opening round. McGee worked his way back to his feet, and then they traded some more wet sounding punches & kicks, with Strickland using his range decently, while McGee was focusing a lot on hitting the body of Strickland with kicks. That was a fairly even round of striking, but I'm going to score it slightly in favor of Sean Strickland.
     The second round started with McGee clinching with Strickland's back, he tried to take him down, but Strickland was able to break free, create some distance, and then they went back to boxing with each other. After two rounds, I have Strickland ahead, 20-18, going into the final round. It's a close fight, but McGee seems to be wearing more damage on his face, so I think Strickland is winning, but I could see that round going to McGee.
     They both came out boxing in the final round, and then McGee shot for another takedown (0 for 8 with takedowns at this point), and Stickland stuffed his shot again. Strickland ended up taking down McGee, he pinned him against the fence, and unloaded with some decent medium distance elbows, while McGee just kind of flopped around on the ground. McGee worked his way back to his feet with a minute left in the round, and then tried to take Strickland down again, but failed again. Strickland slammed McGee with 30 seconds left in the round, locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the round by pounding on his face with big punches from back control. This fight should go to Sean Strickland, at least 29-28, if not 30-27. One judge gave all 3 rounds to Strickland, and the other two judges scored the fight, 29-29, for a Majority Draw. That's fucking dumb. I'm giving Strickland the victory points for this one.
     EDIT: They came back after the fight, and announced Strickland won by unanimous decision, and there was an error in the cards.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      This fight started with Saunders throwing knees, and McGee was working his dirty boxing. A small cut opened up over the left eye of McGee in the first minute of the opening round. Saunders continued to chip away at McGee with some hard knees & kicks. McGee continued to work his boxing & leg kicks. McGee kicked Saunders in the head halfway through the round, and it looked like he got rocked for a second. Saunders continued to throw some heavy kicks to the body of McGee. They both continued to trade heavy punches & kicks all the way up until the buzzer sounded. That was a close competitive round, but Saunders probably landed the bigger shots, so I scored that round for Saunders.
     The second round was another back & forth striking match, with both guys landing some hard shots. Saunders continued to land the harder kicks, while McGee continued to chip away at him with a lot of solid boxing combinations, and a lot of forward movement. They clinched for a little while, and McGee pressed Saunders into the fence. That was a close round, but I scored it for McGee. I'm assuming this fight is all tied up going into the third round, but it could be going either way.
     The final round was more of the same, with McGee still pushing forward, and he rocked Saunders with some crisp boxing, and then he took him down halfway through the round with a nice body lock takedown. McGee spent some time inside the guard of Saunders, while dropping some heavy punches, while keeping some solid control on the ground. Saunders sort of threw up a triangle choke, but McGee had both of his arms inside, so he wasn't really in any trouble. McGee broke free with 30 seconds left in the round, he postured up, and continued to work some ground & pound, busting up the head of Saunders with some heavy elbows to finish out the round. That round DEFINITELY goes to McGee, so I scored this fight 29-28 for Court McGee. The judges fucked him in the ass though, and gave the win to Ben Saunders via unanimous decision, the crowd was pretty upset, and I'm pretty pissed off too.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      McGee almost finished Steele with the first punch of the fight, but Steele recovered quickly. McGee then clinched, slammed Steele to the ground, took his back, and immediately started working a neck crank, and it looked like Steele was in some serious trouble, but he fought his way back to his feet 90 seconds into the round. They circled around each other for a while, not really throwing much, and then Steele unloaded on McGee with some big punches with 90 seconds left in the round. Steele unloaded another flurry with 30 seconds left in the round. McGee tried for one last takedown at the end of the round, but couldn't get Steele to the ground again. Steele earned some points back late in the round, but since McGee dropped him, slammed him, and almost finished him with a submission early in the round, I'm giving the first round to McGee.
     They continued to circle around each other in the second round, trading single shots, until Steele unloaded with some punches a minute into the round, allowing him to press McGee into the fence. McGee spun him around and took control of the clinch. The split up and reset halfway through the round. They traded a few shots, and McGee shot for a hard takedown, got Steele to the ground, but he immediately fought his way back to his feet again. They clinched for a while, with McGee pressing Steele into the fence, and McGee landed a hard knee to the body of Steele. McGee tried for a few more takedowns, but wasn't successful, so he just continued to press Steele against the cage until the end of the round. I have McGee ahead 2-0 going into the final round, especially since this is his hometown.
     Steele came out swinging in the third round, clipping McGee with some hard combinations. They circled around each other for a while, and McGee landed a hard body kick. Steele unloaded a flurry of punches again, and they reset in the center. Steele unloaded another flurry 90 seconds into the round, leading to a clinch against the fence. McGee took control of the clinch, pressing Steele into the fence again. He took Steele to the ground, but Steele popped back up immediately. McGee continued to press him into the fence. The referee split them up from the clinch with 2 minutes left in the fight. Steele shot for a takedown with a minute left in the round, but McGee stuffed it, clinched, and pressed Steele into the fence again. They continued to clinch aggressively at the end of the round, with McGee in control. I scored this fight 30-27 for McGee, but wouldn't be shocked if it's a 29-28 victory, or maybe even a split-decision. It was a close fight, but I really feel McGee pushed the pace a little more. All 3 judges agreed, giving the fight to McGee via unanimous decision. That was a tough fight for both fighters.
90.0
TKO (Punches)
4:15
      I was on the edge of my seat for this fight. McGee immediately started looking for takedowns early, but Ponzinibbio did an outstanding job staying on his feet. They both landed some pretty hard strikes, but Ponzinibbio was on another level with his strikes. Ponzinibbio landed a lot of nice leg kicks, some hard punches, including a big right hand that dropped Court. From there, Ponzinibbio went in for the kill, and brutally beat the shit out of Court McGee, becoming the first guy to ever stop him. Really solid win for Santiago Ponzinibbio.
87.3
Decision
15:00
     These guys spent the first couple of minutes circling around each other, throwing random strikes, and then McGee tried to work his clinch against the cage, but it wasn't really going anywhere, so they split up. McGee eventually kicked Alexandre in the dick. I didn't think either fighter was really winning that first round, and I was going to give it to McGee based on being slightly more aggressive, but Alexandre had a decent guillotine attempt in the final 30 seconds, so... I guess I'll score that round 10-10? MAYBE I would give Alexandre the slight edge on that round? McGee continued to pressure him for the duration of the second round, mostly just clinching against the fence, so I guess McGee wins that round. McGee came out for that final round a lot more aggressively, throwing more punches, and he even secured a takedown, but wasn't able to keep the fight on the ground for long. The rest of the fight was more of the same, with McGee clinching with Alexandre against the cage. By the end of the fight, McGee secured another takedown, and beat up Alexandre, to really seal the deal. Decent win for McGee considering he's been out for the past 2 full years. As for Alexandre, this marks an 0-3 record in the UFC, so I would expect him to get fired at this point.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      This fight was ok, but it sort of felt more like a hard sparring session, than an actual cage fight. It was pretty close, both guys showed decent striking, and solid wrestling, and they both seemed to WANT to bring the fight to the other guy, but there just weren't many highlight reel moments, so I started to get bored about halfway through it. In the end, all 3 judges gave the fight to Ryan LaFlare, 29-28.
87.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight, mostly just a brawl, both guys moving forward, throwing punches, Whittaker landed some nice elbows that busted up Court's face quite a bit. To be honest, I don't really know who SHOULD have won, but I WANTED Court to win, and two judges gave him the fight, so I'm ok with that. Court McGee wins via split-decision.
90.2
Decision
15:00
      This fight was a pretty badass boxing match, with BARELY any ground work at all. It's kind of pointless to try to describe a brawl like this, blow by blow, so I'll just say that Court McGee started out strong, handed Neer his ass for almost the entire fight, but every time I thought Neer was going to go down, he would lash out with some sort of badass counter punches, always staying in the game. In the end, the jduges gave the fight to Court McGee, and I agree 100%. Pretty awesome fight overall.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      What was that shit? Court McGee destroyed Nick Ring in the third round, so I felt he should have won the fight. The Canadian crowd disagreed though, and gave the fight to their hometown guy, Nick Ring. Whatever... I guess it could have gone either way, the first 2 rounds were kind of close, but Nick Ring got SMASHED in the third round, so that decision was fucked up.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good boxing match for the most part. Court McGee threw a lot of great shots & spinning elbows and stuff, but the problem is, most of the REALLY GOOD ONES, didn't land. Costas Philippou on the other hand, kept a pretty good pace going throughout the fight, and was able to score his way to a victory, by BASICALLY outboxing Court McGee. Pretty good fight overall.
90.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty slow paced fight for the first two rounds, but that third round was NUTS! I actually gave all 3 rounds to Court McGee, but after the ass beating he delivered in the third round, it was CLEAR that he was going to get the decision victory. Court McGee always seems to destroy people in the third round for some reason, it's like it's his lucky number or something? But yeah, Dongi Yang is still pretty legit, and he did some solid damage in the first half of the third round, but yeah, Court McGee is your winner, hands down.
90.2
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
11:21
      This was actually a pretty good fight, with quite a bit of back & forth action going on. Ryan Jensen scored with some solid striking & a takedown in the first round. Court McGee seemed to have the better striking in the second round. The third round was 100% Court McGee as he landed a really nice takedown early in the round, elbowed the fuck out of Jensen's face, and then finished him off with a quick arm triangle choke. Excellent surprise ending by Court McGee.
88.4
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
8:41
      I was happy to see Court McGee win this fight, mostly because I'm a big fan of Chuck Liddell. With that being said, Court won the first round pretty easily, and the second round, he dominated McCray with his wrestling skills, eventually finishing him off with a rear-naked choke. Good job to this season's TUF Champion!
89.0
Technical Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:45
     These guys traded a few random punches, and then McGee shot for a takedown, bringing Tavares to the ground inside the first 2 minutes of the opening round. They stood back up, and McGee continued to grind forward, not really scoring much more, but at least he had that forward momentum going, so I scored the first round for McGee.
     The second round had both guys trading some hard punches, but once again, McGee's forward movement, and takedown attempts I thought won him the round. The final round was more of the same, with McGee pushing forward, and Tavares mostly just being forced to defend himself from takedown attempts. McGee dropped Tavares with a right hand halfway through the round, but Tavares recovered quickly. Tavares then dropped McGee with a knee, but McGee continued to push through it, as he pressed Tavares against the fence for some basic clinching. McGee rocked Tavares in the final 90 seconds, they traded wildly, McGee dropped him with a groin shot (second one of the round), so the fight was paused for a few seconds. When they started back up, McGee decapitated Tavares with a left hand, he then took him down, took his back, and choked him unconscious with 15 seconds left in the fight. That was a great win for Court McGee.
86.5
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
5:28
     These guys traded some random strikes for the first 90 seconds, until McGee caught a kick, and used that to clinch with Hammortree's back, and then he threw him to the ground. He couldn't keep him down, but it at least scored some points for McGee. He threw him down again with 2 minutes left in the round, but again, couldn't hold him down. They traded a few punches, McGee threw a sloppy spinning back kick, and Hammortree took him to the ground, McGee quickly scrambled to top control, and finished the round on top, dropping short punches & elbows. Round one goes to Court McGee.
     They traded a few punches to start the second round, Hammortree shot for a takedown, and McGee caught him in a standing guillotine choke, and Hammortree was forced to submit. That was a pretty solid win by Court McGee, but he was slowing down significantly by the end of the first round. McGee moves on to the semifinals.
87.4
Decision (Majority)
10:00
      Court McGee started this fight with a takedown in the first 15 seconds. He landed inside Ring's guard, and mostly just hung out there for a while. They stood back up a minute or so later. They traded a few strikes, and then Ring started working for a guillotine choke, and then went for back control, so McGee laid down flat, and Ring secured half mount instead. I scored the first round for Nick Ring, but it was close.
     McGee came out swinging in the second round, beating up Ring with some solid boxing, while Ring's back was against the fence. McGee started to slow down halfway through the round, and Ring fired back with some decent strikes, but for the most part, I thought that round went to McGee. One judge scored the fight a draw, and the other two judges gave the fight to Ring for the majority decision victory after two competitive rounds.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      These guys both traded some wild strikes, and then McGee slammed the shit out of Baczynski with a speer, they stood back up immediately, McGee dropped Baczynski with a punch, and then Baczynski dropped McGee with some heavy shots. The second round had some more wild striking, McGee scored another takedown, and in the end, the fight was a draw after two rounds, so we're going to a third round. McGee scored another tired takedown, and he beat up Baczynski on the ground until the end of the round. That was a solid unanimous decision victory for Court McGee.