91.4
TKO (Elbows & Punches)
8:23
      MacDonald clearly looks like he's fighting above his weightclass here, as Mousasi looks like a monster compared to him. Mousasi basically beat the shit out of MacDonald in the first round, picking him apart with strikes, while completely overpowering him. Round one was a 10-9 round for Gegard Mousasi.
      MacDonald dove for a flying leg lock or some shit to start the second round, Mousasi stuffed the shot, pinned MacDonald in the center of the cage, and then smashed his face in with big strikes. He passed to full mount 3 minutes into the round, continued to blast MacDonald with hard elbows and punches, MacDonald was a bloody mess, and the fight was finally stopped. Gegard Mousasi is a fucking monster, and MacDonald proved that he has no business fighting at middleweight. That was a good win for Mousasi though.
90.8
TKO (Punches)
3:35
      These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Mousasi shot in for a quick takedown a minute into the opening round. Carvalho did a good job powering his way back to his feet, but Mousasi just whipped him back to the ground while he worked to secure back control. Carvalho continued to struggle to get back to his feet, and Mousasi continued to dominate him with his relentless wrestling. Mousasi eventually secured back mount, unloaded with some big punches, Carvalho just curled up and covered his head, and Mousasi becomes the new Bellator Middleweight Champion via a first round stoppage.
91.1
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Mousasi shot in for a takedown a minute into the opening round, and slowly brought Shlemenko to the ground, but he was having trouble holding him down, as Shlemenko did a good job sort of sitting up, and getting back to his feet, while Mousasi tried to sit on his lap. Mousasi threw him down 2 minutes into the round and tried to take his back. Mousasi's right eye was already swelling shut, but he was still clearly dominating Shlemenko on the ground, as he worked to setup a rear-naked choke. Shlemenko did a good job defending against the choke, but Mousasi still pretty clearly won that round. The round ended with Shlemenko landing some decent strikes on the ground, but yeah, round one clearly goes to Mousasi.
      The doctor ALMOST stopped the fight due to Mousasi's right eye swelling shut, but he let them continue for some reason. Shlemenko came out swinging in the second round, and landed some big punches, even knocking down Mousasi at one point, but he clearly didn't want to follow him to the ground, so he told him to stand back up. Mousasi tried to take down Shlemenko, but again, Shlemenko put up a decent fight, struggling to stay on his feet. Mousasi finally scored that takedown with around 90 seconds left in the round, and he pounded on Shlemenko a bit, took his back, and then attempted those rear-naked chokes again, but Shlemenko was once again, able to survive until the end of the round. Mousasi is ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
      The final round had Mousasi walking down Shlemenko for a good portion of the round, while they both exchanged punches at a similar pace. Shlemenko landed a brutal body kick 2 minutes into the round, which caused Mousasi to shoot for another takedown, but Shlemenko was able to reverse him on the way down, and then Shlemenko pressed Mousasi against the fence on the ground. Mousasi landed a nice upkick at one point, but Shlemenko fired back by throwing some bombs down at Mousasi's head. By the end of the round, Shlemenko was chasing Mousasi while throwing bombs, and Mousasi looked like he was clearly rocked by the end of the round. Round 3 definitely goes to Shlemenko, but I'm still scoring this fight 29-28 for Mousasi, but apparently a lot of people disagreed with me. All 3 judges agreed with me though, giving the unanimous decision victory to Gegard Mousasi.
89.3
TKO (Knees)
8:13
      We're one minute into this fight, and already Mousasi's long arms are causing Weidman some problems with the boxing. He was having a hard time closing the distance to land punches, so he just shot for a takedown instead. Weidman nearly caught him in a brutal looking guillotine, but he just gave it up for some reason and they stood back up. Mousasi landed a few more strikes, and then Weidman took him down again, with half the round remaining to work. After a brief scramble, they both stood back up. Weidman ducked down for another takedown attempt, he pressed Mousasi against the fence, and Mousasi locked him into a clinch to avoid getting dumped to the floor. They broke apart, Weidman blasted Mousasi with a series of hard punches, he had him rocked for a second, and then shot for a takedown, which he sort of completed, but Mousasi basically did the splits, and stood back up. The round ended with Mousasi slipping, and Weidman pinning him again. That was a clear 10-9 round for Weidman.
     Mousasi came out like a rabid wolverine in the second round, he destroyed Weidman's face with some brutal punch combinations, he had him hurt against the fence, but then he shot for a takedown for some reason, which Weidman easily stuffed against the fence. They split up, Weidman scored another takedown, and Mousasi hit him with some elbows from his back. Weidman passed to full mount halfway through the round, and Mousasi gave up his back. Mousasi nearly swept him, but Weidman used some expert control to end up on top, and then they both stood back up. They exchanged a few strikes, Weidman complained about a groin shot, he ducked down, Mousasi grabbed him, blasted him with a couple of hard knees to the head, there were some questions about whether one of the knees was legal, so they gave Weidman time to recover, everybody got super confused, nobody knew what the fuck was going on, so they gave the TKO stoppage victory to Gegard Mousasi. I appreciate that they "modified" the knees to a grounded opponent rules to make them more lenient, but JUST LEGALIZE THEM ALTOGETHER, THIS SHIT IS FUCKING RETARDED. Congrats to Mousasi for a weird win. As for Weidman, that makes 3 losses in a row, and he remains 0-2 in his home state of New York. This shit is fucked up, and the crowd is about to riot. Mousasi was on the verge of a title shot here, and Weidman is on the verge of getting fired. So... A rematch would make sense based on the way this fight ended, but both of these guys are getting screwed right now. Weidman by his 3-Fight Losing streak, and Mousasi by the lack of a title shot. Where do we go from here?
89.7
TKO (Punches)
4:37
      The first round started really slowly, with Mousasi landing a couple of solid jabs, and Hall landed a couple of heavy spinning heel kicks. Mousasi took down Hall with a minute left in the round, he tied up Hall against the fence, he unloaded with some punches, and Hall just kind of laid there like he wanted to go home, not really putting up much of a fight at all on the ground. Congrats to Mousasi for avenging his loss to Hall, but I don't know if that performance will necessarily be enough to earn him a title shot. A couple of jabs, a takedown, and some basic ground & pound? I mean, first round finishes are cool, but... I somehow feel underwhelmed right now.
91.7
TKO (Punches)
7:43
      The first round mostly had Mousasi controlling the center of the cage, walking down Belfort, and hammering him with big kicks to the body & legs, and he rocked him late in the first round with a combination of punches up against the fence. Mousasi went for a couple of takedowns, but only completed one, at the very end of the round as the buzzer was sounding. Round one clearly goes to Mousasi. Belfort had some fast counterstriking, but not enough to come close to winning the round at all. Mousasi's "calm" attitude has me cracking up a little bit.
     Belfort landed a hard body kick early in the second round, but after that, Mousasi unloaded on him, brutally beat the shit out of him with all kinds of wild strikes, Belfort was in some serious trouble up against the fence after Mousasi rocked him with a head kick, Mousasi clinched, threw Belfort to the ground, mounted him, Belfort tried to roll out of danger, Mousasi continued to dominate him with his grappling, he unloaded with some brutal punches & elbows from full mount, and the referee eventually had to stop the fight when Belfort gave up his back one last time, and got punched in the head really really hard. That was another fantastic finish by Gegard Mousasi, more than likely ending the career of Belfort.
90.7
KO (Punches)
4:32
      These guys both looked cautious at the start of the fight, only trading a handful of punches in the first minute. Santos eventually landed some hard leg kicks, Mousasi rocked him with some punches, Santos fell down against the cage, and Mousasi nearly finished him with punches, before grabbing his back. Mousasi wrestled him down to the ground, landing in side control with 90 seconds left in the opening round. Mousasi landed some decent shots on the ground, and then moved to half mount. Mousasi continued to try to move toward guard, but Santos did a decent job tying up his leg, and eventually Santos gained full guard. They randomly stood up quickly, Mousasi blasted Santos in the chin with a perfect right hand, then a left, and then a series of punches on the ground, and Santos was knocked the fuck out. That was a great performance by Gegard Mousasi.
87.1
Decision
15:00
      Leites started this fight immediately working the clinch for a takedown, and it looked like he sort of pulled guard, but Mousasi ended up mounting him, so they both hopped right back up. They sort of traded strikes for a few minutes, with Mousasi landing more punches, and then they clinched again, and Leites did that ridiculous "pull mount" thing again. They stood back up, and traded slow punches for the final minute of the round. I'm assuming Mousasi won that round.
     The second round had both guys trading, with Mousasi delivering more damage, picking Leites apart with his range. Leites shot in for a few takedowns, but they were all really shitty attempts. I don't know what happened to the killer that came out a few fights ago, named Thales Leites, but the version of him that comes to the U.K., is pretty fucking pitiful. Mousasi is ahead 2-0 going into the final round.
     Leites came out aggressive to start the final round, landing a few nice punches, and then he shot in for a takedown, and pulled guard. They stayed there for a few seconds, and then stood up. Leites started to come back halfway through the round, with some of the best punch combinations of the fight, but he got tired, and just gave up on that, and let Mousasi take him to the ground. Mousasi just laid on top of him, stalling out the clock. Leites started to work toward an Omoplata, and then instead of finishing it, he just laid there and took a nap. Thales Leites sucks. Mousasi did a good job winning this fight, but his performance sucked too. This entire card so far has been pretty fucking boring. WAY too much fucking decisions so far. The main event had better be explosive as fuck.
92.6
TKO (Punches)
5:25
      Mousasi took Hall down early in the first round, and controlled him for a couple of minutes from top position. He eventually moved into full mount, and Hall tried to find a heel hook, which was kind of silly. He then went for a crazy Kimura / armbar, but Mousasi slipped out of it. By the end of the round, Mousasi had PRETTY MUCH locked on a rear-naked choke with a body triangle. The first round goes to Mousasi. The second round started with Hall throwing a flying spinning back heel kick thing, which knocked Mousasi on his ass. Hall followed up with a knee, and a barrage of punches, which resulted in him finishing Mousasi early in the second round. AWESOME highlight reel finish for Uriah Hall, after he was nearly finished at the end of the first round.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      This was obviously one of the more important fights on the card, and it was extremely one-sided, and somewhat boring. Mousasi took Philippou to the ground in every round, spent the majority of the fight inside the guard of Philippou, and he punched him in the face, for the duration of the fight. Pretty good display of domination by Mousasi, but I would have liked to see him try to finish it, instead of just hanging out comfortably in the guard of Philippou.
87.3
TKO (Punches)
1:10
      Oh give me a fucking break... First off, let me just say that I don't want to see Dan Henderson fight anymore, sort of like Chuck Liddell late in his career, I just get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when Dan Henderson fights these days. At 44, it's hard to get pumped about his fights. With that being said, his offense was sloppy, and he got clipped by a right hand, Henderson tripped over his own feet, fell backward against the cage, Mousasi landed another punch, the referee freaked out and jumped in to stop the fight, and Henderson was like "What the fuck bro? I'm wide awake, why did you stop it?" And then the crowd got pissed. So yeah, this card so far has kind of sucked. I'm REALLY hoping that the main event lives up to the hype at least. Oh, and did I mention, Dan Henderson is now 1-5 in his last 6 fights? Come on man... Just... Come on...
91.6
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
14:30
      Going into this fight, I had Jacare ranked as the #2 Middleweight in the world. Mousasi on the other hand, I have floating somewhere around #20, so in my mind, this was a fight designed for Jacare to get revenge on his previous loss a long time ago against Mousasi. And that's more or less what he did, he fucking DESTROYED Mousasi in the first two rounds, taking him down, and beating the living shit out of him, both standing & on the ground. The third round started to slow down a bit, but Jacare was able to dominate him during most of the round, eventually finishing with the guillotine choke. Ronaldo Souza is fucking legit, and in my opinion, he should be next in line for a title shot. Why hasn't he been given a title shot yet?
90.2
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:57
      Well that sucks for Munoz, he didn't really put up much of a fight at all. Mousasi beat him up on the feet, defended the takedown, ended up getting on top of Munoz, mounted his back, locked on the rear-naked choke, and finished him in the first round. Mousasi looked really good in this fight, and it was nice to see someone finally finish a main event fight in the first round. I'm still not totally sold on Mousasi though. They're talking about him being in the Top 10, but personally, I still feel like he needs one more solid win against someone decent, before I would personally put him in the Top 10, but then again, I didn't really watch many of his fights outside of the UFC & Pride, so maybe I'm missing out on something special here. Either way, finishing Munoz in the first round was a really solid statement by Gegard Mousasi.
89.2
Decision
25:00
      This was a pretty big fight, a couple of Top 10 at 185 going at it for 5 rounds. It started off really slow, but eventually started to pick up the pace, once Machida started landing a ton of kicks to the head of Mousasi. I'm not sure how anyone can get kicked that many times, RIGHT SQUARE in the face, without getting knocked the fuck out. But yeah, Machida clearly won this fight, so congrats to him, this was a pretty big win for him.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      This was supposed to be a fight between Gegard Mousasi and Alexander Gustafsson for the #1 contender spot or something, but Gustafsson cut his eye during practice, so he was replaced by Ilir Latifi. In the end, Mousasi reminds me of Nick Diaz, he just moved around the outside, and jabbed Latifi until Latifi's face was a bloody mess. Mousasi wins all 3 rounds, and I guess it doesn't really mean anything, since Latifi was basically a no name in this fight. Maybe Mousasi will actually be able to fight Gustafsson next time?
90.0
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
4:09
      This fight started out kind of slow, but once Mousasi took Kyle to the ground, the pace started to pick up, Mousasi unleashed some pretty badass ground & pound, and eventually Kyle rolled over, exposing his back, Mousasi locked on the rear-naked choke, and then Kyle tapped out, and then about 35 minutes later, the referee said "Oh, ok... I guess he's quitting..." and he pulled Mousasi off of him. It was weird, watching the referee just staring at Kyle's hand, questioning "Is he tapping? Or is he just patting Mousasi on the back?" Fucking weird organization we have here.
90.3
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great one-sided ass beating delivered by Gegard Mousasi, in a fight that in my opinion, has the two top Light Heavyweight fighters in Strikeforce. Mousasi took St. Preux down in every round, and pounded the shit out of him, hitting him with hard punches, and elbows, and absolutely dominating him with his grappling. St. Preux didn't stand a chance in this fight. That was a pretty piss poor performance by St. Preux, considering Mousasi dominated him at the same game that St. Preux used to pretty much dominate all of his previous opponents. Really strong win for Gegard Mousasi.
89.1
TKO (Punches)
3:29
      Izumi is a THICK dude for 205. Short, and thick. Mousasi used his reach advantage to pick him apart with his boxing, and Izumi wasn't able to get inside to do anything worthwhile in this fight. Mousasi eventually knocked Izumi down to the ground with a big right hand, and then he just started winging big looping punches at the head of Izumi, until the referee was forced to stop the fight to save the day. Nice win for Gegard Mousasi.
89.7
Draw (Majority)
15:00
      The first round was a very close round, and hard to score. I thought Jardine was clearly winning, he secured multiple takedowns, but didn't really do much with any of them. Mousasi beat him up on the feet a little bit, but how do you score those strikes, compared to the wrestling of Jardine? Near the end of the first round, Mousasi landed a hard upkick, which caused the fight to stop temporarily, and the referee took a point away from Mousasi, so I guess the first round would PROBABLY have to be scored a draw? Maybe Jardine won? And if that's the case, then it's a 10-8 round? I don't know what to think of that first round. The second round basically had Mousasi beating the shit out of a tired Jardine for most of the round. The third round started with some sloppy brawling, and Jardine received a shot to the balls. The third round had Jardine shooting for bad takedowns, and Mousasi easily avoiding them, Mousasi continued to beat him up, and even nearly ripped Jardine's head off with a guillotine choke. Mousasi also scored a takedown of his own. In the end, I feel like Mousasi definitely deserved to win this fight, he destroyed Jardine, but Jardine got lucky by taking that upkick to the chin in the first round, which lead to a majority draw. I say FUCK DRAWS, so I'm giving the victory points to Mousasi for this fight.
89.5
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
6:10
      Mousasi took Mizuno to the ground early, where he beat up Mizuno with some basic ground & pound. Mizuno went for a few submissions, but Mousasi didn't have any trouble slipping out of them. After 6 minutes or so of Mousasi beating up Mizuno on the ground, and outgrappling him, he eventually flipped around onto the back of Mizuno, where he finished the fight via rear-naked choke. Nice fight for Gegard Mousasi, as he continues to build up another winning streak.
88.6
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
0:31
      That was sloppy. O'Brien shot in for a takedown to start this fight, he went head first into a guillotine choke, Mousasi scrambled a little bit to get a better position, and then he really cranked that choke, and forced O'Brien to submit. Really nice finish for Gegard Mousasi, in 31 seconds of the first round.
89.9
Decision
25:00
      King Mo took Mousasi to the ground a couple of times in the first round, and pretty much controlled him on the ground the entire time, beating up Mousasi with punches, but King Mo started to look tired by the end of the first round. The second round was more of the same, with King Mo securing multiple takedowns, and beating up Mousasi, but this time, Mousasi was doing some pretty decent damage from his back, throwing punches & upkicks. By the end of the round, Mousasi was back on his feet, and he was climbing on Mo's back, looking for the rear-naked choke, but he ran out of time. The second round featured more of King Mo taking Mousasi to the ground, and laying on top of him, beating him up a little bit. The fourth round was the same thing, again, King Mo on top, Mousasi sort of getting beat up. King Mo sealed the deal about 30 seconds into the fifth round, where he shot through with a spear takedown, which basically means that the rest of the fight consisted of him on top, beating up Mousasi. HUGE victory for King Mo Lawal, ending Mousasi's insane 15-Fight winning streak, but... It wasn't the most exciting show King Mo has ever put on. Pretty solid fight overall though.
90.5
TKO (Punches)
1:34
      Gegard Mousasi is one of the best fighters on the planet right now. With a 15-Fight winning streak, finishing almost all of his opponents, Mousasi seems to be somewhat unstoppable at the moment. Goodridge is clearly a decade past his prime at this point, but Mousasi took him down with easy, mounted him, and beat the living shit out of his face, making him bleed, and forcing the referee to stop the fight due to the brutality behind the blows. So yeah, another highlight reel victory for Gegard Mousasi against a legend in this sport.
91.7
TKO (Punches)
8:43
      The first round was a pretty great round. Sokoudjou had a couple of really great throws, and takedowns, pretty much dominating Mousasi with his Judo skills. Sokoudjou also locked on a tight standing guillotine at one point, and also showed some solid striking skills. Mousasi held his own though, by showing some nice reversals on the ground, as well as some violent boxing of his own. Pretty close round, but I'd probably have to give the first round to Sokoudjou. The second round started with Mousasi getting the clinch against the cage, and he landed some really hard knees to the thighs of Sokoudjou. Mousasi eventually broke away, and landed some pretty brutal punch combinations to the head of Sokoudjou. They fell to the ground, with Sokoudjou powering his way into top position. Mousasi went for an arm from half guard, Sokoudjou escaped, but Mousasi ended up on top in Sokoudjou's guard. Mousasi spent the rest of the fight battering Sokoudjou's face with hard punches, forcing the referee to eventually stop the fight. Pretty great fight, and an awesome win for Gegard Mousasi, bumping him up to a 14-Fight winning streak.
91.4
KO (Punches)
1:00
      Mousasi just ran right through Babalu. He kicked him a few times, he grabbed him, threw him to the ground, absolutely dominated him on the ground with his grappling, and then he finished him off with explosive punches to the face, finishing Babalu in one minute of the first round. Gegard Mousasi is a beast!
88.0
Submission (Straight Armbar)
1:19
      Mousasi stormed Hunt at the start of this fight, getting him to the ground, where Mousasi had the side mount, landing some knees to the body and punches to the head to soften up Hunt. Mousasi went for the straight armbar, and AGAIN, Hunt taps to another arm lock. If Hunt doesn't take some Jiu-Jitsu classes soon, his career is going to be over. Hunt is now on a 5-Fight losing streak, all via either submission or KO.
93.0
KO (Upkick)
2:15
      Jacare, almost in a panic, shot in for a takedown, shooting for the ankles of Mousasi, and eventually, after Mousasi tried to defend the takedown by grabbing the ropes, Jacare was able to slam him to the ground, getting into Mousasi's half guard. After trying to beat his way through to pass the guard, Souza got sloppy, Mousasi kicked him in the face with a brutal upkick, knocking Souza unconscious. Mousasi then punched him a few times to make sure it was over, but Souza was clearly unconscious, so Gegard Mousasi is the Dream Middleweight Tournament Champion! That was fucking awesome.
91.9
Submission (Triangle Choke)
1:28
      Mousasi nullified the striking of Manhoef, by immediately going for the clinch, and then a takedown, and got on Manhoef's back. Manhoef powered out of it, ending up in Mousasi's guard, and Mousasi locked on a triangle choke immediately, Manhoef lifted him HIGH into the air, slammed him down to the ground, Mousasi never let up on it, only tightening the choke, and Manhoef was forced to submit. AWESOME submission victory for Gegard Mousasi against one of the scariest guys in the tournament.
90.0
Decision
15:00
      This fight was a pretty good grappling match, with a lot of back & forth action. Mousasi started the first round looking really strong, technically, his grappling skills were outworking everything Yoon could throw at him, but by the end of hte first round, Yoon was looking for an armbar, and Mousasi was in 100% defensive mode. They were tangled up in an insane position with one minute left in the round, where Yoon was cranking on that armbar, and Mousasi was fighting it by throwing hard knees & kicks to the head of Yoon on the ground. Really interesting chess match in that first round, and Yoon almost scored a draw in that round, but Mousasi escaped with a few seconds left, and was able to secure the round with a few more unanswered knees to the head of Yoon. Really great round by both fighters. Mousasi pretty much dominated Yoon again in the second round, riding his back for most of the round, while delivering punches to the back of the head. So yeah, I would give this fight to Mousasi, and all 3 judges agreed.
89.6
Submission (Triangle Choke)
3:10
      Kang took this fight to the ground early, getting side mount, where he tried to lock on a Kimura. He finally gave it up, and he stood up, and tried to punch Mousasi through his guard, and Mousasi caught him in the trap, finishing Kang with a tight triangle choke. Really impressive victory by Gegard Mousasi over a really skilled Kang. Kang made some really stupid mistakes in this fight though, leading to his submission loss.
90.1
TKO (Punches)
4:56
      Mousasi started this fight with a brutal kick to the nuts of Uscola. From that point forward, it was a pretty good back & forth grappling match, with Mousasi ending up in full mount by the end of the round, where he finished Uscola with some solid punches to the face. Nice win for Gegard Mousasi.
88.5
Decision
15:00
     Lombard came out there looking like Kevin Randleman, securing the clinch, and pulling Mousasi to the ground, where he ended up in Mousasi's guard, too stuck to unload any significant offense. He tried to pass the guard, but somehow, Mousasi magically ended up in side mount. From there, Mousasi stayed in various top positions, while beating up Lombard with punches. He then spent most of the first round on Lombard's back, with the body triangle, punching him in the face, while trying to open him up for a rear-naked choke. By the end of the round, Lombard was back on top, beating up Mousasi. The first round was kind of hard to score, but I'd probably have to give it to Mousasi. The second round started with Mousasi securing another takedown, getting full mount, and punching Lombard in the face, eventually sliding around onto Lombard's back, looking for the rear-naked choke again. After a couple of minutes, the referee issued a card to Mousasi for stalling. They started back on their feet, where Lombard was throwing heavy hands, and Mousasi was throwing slick kicks. Overall, it was a pretty good fight, fairly close, but I thought Mousasi deserved to win this one, and all 3 judges agreed.
90.6
Submission (Armbar)
14:24
      Well son of a bitch. I was honestly hoping that Gegard Mousasi would AT LEAST make it to the semi-finals, if not the finals. Akihiro Gono got the upperhand in this fight. The first round (10 minutes) consisted of Mousasi using his brilliant striking game, to make Gono look like his bitch. The one real offensive move that Gono had on his side, was he controlled the ground game with his wrestling, and almost locked on an armbar, but Mousasi snuck out of it fairly easily (like he did in his first round fight). Mousasi has some bad ass submission defense, and he's a great striker. I like this guy. The second round went pretty much exactly the same way, but within the last few seconds of the fight, Gono locked on another armbar, and this time there was no escaping. So Akihiro Gono wins by submission at the end of the second round.
90.5
TKO (Broken Eye Socket)
5:34
      Yeah man!!! Gegard Mousasi came out like a ball of fire, throwing bombs at Takimoto, but then was stopped when Takimoto got him in the clinch, and then proceeded to use his Judo skills to take Mousasi to the ground. The Takimoto LOCKED ON an armbar, which was really fuckin' nice, and it looked like he pretty much should have broken Mousasi's arm with it (it was locked on TIGHT) but somehow Mousasi just rolled over like it was no big deal at all, and then somehow got on Takimoto's back. It was one of the most amazing reversals I have ever seen. Mousasi then dominated the rest of the fight (which lasted about 5 minutes) by throwing punches to the back of Takimoto's head, and he tried a few times to lock on the rear-naked choke, but couldn't get his arm under Takimoto's chin. Eventually, the ref stood the fighters up, looked at Takimoto's eye (which was swollen shut) and after the doctors checked him out, they stopped the fight. Gegard Mousasi wins by TKO in the first round. GREAT FIGHT.