87.6
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight was a good example of Bellator being the place where guys that should have retired from the UFC, go to continue their fighting career. Both guys looked slow and sluggish, and even though this fight was more or less nonstop slugging from both guys, it was kind of slow & boring still. I gave Tito all 3 rounds, mostly for being the only one with any sort of grappling defense, and then his striking seemed a little sharper too. Bonnar threw some decent punches, but he looked like he had no business fighting professionally anymore. So yeah, I'm glad this fight is over, and in my opinion, it didn't even come CLOSE to living up to all the hype & shit talking that occurred leading up to this "Bellator Main Event".
96.2
TKO (Knee to the Body & Punches)
4:40
      Wow, I was tricked into believing that Bonnar actually had a chance in this fight. I was one of the only two people I knew that thought Bonnar had a chance of winning. Well, Silva played with him for an entire round, standing with his back against the cage, and just dodging punches using his brilliant head movement. He also absorbed some HARD punches from Bonnar and didn't even looked phased at all. Bonnar came out like a ball of fire, and went out at the end of the first round like a ball of fire. Bonnar gave it a shot, but to be honest, Silva absolutely destroyed him, and made him look somewhat foolish, similarly to the way Silva took out Forrest Griffin in their fight.
89.1
Decision
15:00
      It's been a while since I've seen Bonnar fight, so I was sort of excited to see him return, even though I'm not that familiar with Kyle Kingsbury. The first round started out kind of close, with both guys showing solid striking while standing, but once Bonnar took it to the ground, the entire fight basically turned into Bonnar dominating Kingsbury with his wrestling skills, and a few half assed submission attempts, and some solid ground & pound earned the unanimous decision victory for Stephan Bonnar.
90.7
Decision
15:00
      Well then, Bonnar pretty much just handed Pokrajac his ass. Bonnar was able to take down Pokrajac in all 3 rounds, he completely controlled him, pounded away at him, transitioned pretty seamlessly, etc... Just, overall, Stephan Bonnar is clearly in another league, compared to the grappling skills of Pokrajac. In the end, all 3 judges gave the fight to Bonnar, and I obviously agreed. It was a little awkward, because Pokrajac lost a point early in the fight, due to a knee to the head of Bonnar while on the ground (even though Pokrajac was on the bottom), and then Bonnar lost a point in the final second of the fight, for strikes to the back of the head of Pokrajac. What's the point of taking away points, if they're both going to end up in the same spot on the scorecards anyway?
93.7
TKO (Punches)
8:08
      Hell yeah! This was a straight up brawl, both guys spend the entire two rounds launching HUGE bombs. Blood was covering Bonnar's face, Soszynski's muscles made him look like a fucking wrecking machine, and both guys really gave it their all, pretty badass fight overall. Stephan Bonnar ended up landing a big knee in the second round, and after Soszynski fell down, Bonnar finished him off with a minute or so worth of punches on the ground. Great fight, both guys deserve a standing ovation.
90.9
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
11:04
      Yeah! Soszynski looks like an action figure, so I've been a fan for a while, he also has some badass tattoos. Bonnar is cool too though, but he pretty much got destroyed in this fight. Sozynski's striking was crisp, he fought like an animal, and Bonnar just wasn't able to get anything over on him. Eventually, early in the third round, Bonnar's head got split open like a melon, due to an accidental headbutt, but since Soszynski pretty much dominated the rest of the fight, he wins via TKO due to doctor's stoppage. Good fight!
89.8
Decision
15:00
      Wow! Mark Coleman actually looked pretty beastly in this fight, especially considering his poor performance against Shogun in his previous UFC attempt. The first round, Coleman took Bonnar to the ground pretty easily, and controlled him for a while, but Bonnar did a really good job of trying to gain back the control via submission grappling, and ended up elbowing Coleman from the crucifix position. The second round, Coleman earned those points back, by beating the shit out of Bonnar on the ground, leaving Bonnar's face a bloody mess. The third round was close, but I'd say Coleman controlled it for the most part, and the judges agreed, giving Mark "The Hammer" Coleman his first UFC win since UFC 12, when he beat Dan Severn via Neck Crank submission. It's always cool seeing the old school guys put on a good performance, I do feel bad for Bonnar though, he got man handled by an old man!
92.4
Decision
15:00
      Off the top of my head, I can't remember watching Jon Jones fight before. I'm sure he's in one of my reviews from a recent UFC event, but I'm not sure which one. With that being said, Jon Jones is fucking amazing. His throws were CRAZY, flinging Bonnar around with multiple suplexes, and his strikes were brutal as well. There was one point where Bonnar threw a kick, Jones caught it, and then while holding Bonnar's leg, Jones attacked him with a spinning back elbow. CRAZY! The first 2 rounds went to Jones easily, but Bonnar won the third round. In the end, Jones wins via unanimous decision.
89.2
TKO (Punches)
7:47
      This was a pretty great fight... The first round was all Eric Schafer... He pulled guard, and unleashed a bit of a Jiu-Jitsu clinic on Stephan Bonnar, which is impressive, since Stephan Bonnar is really good at Jiu-Jitsu as well... By the end of the first round, Schafer had a rear-naked choke locked on Bonnar, but he wasn't able to finish him before the bell... The second round started the same way, with Eric Schafer pulling guard, but once they hit the ground, Stephan Bonnar pounded away at his face with his fists, until the referee stopped the fight due to strikes... Good show...
93.6
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2:14
      On his way out to the octagon, everybody was talking about how Mike Nickels is a great Jiu-Jitsu fighter... The fight started with Nickels letting loose a few punches via fast combos to the face of Bonnar... Bonnar then attacked back, with some punches of his own... They eventually fell to the ground, and they basically turned into a great big ball of man flesh... Nickels looked like he was going to be able to out-grapple Bonnar, until Bonnar locked on this chicken wing type of maneuver, pulling the arm of Nickels, behind his back... Then Bonnar continued to absolutely school Nickels in the game of Jiu-Jitsu, until he was eventually able to lock on an incredible rear naked choke for the quick submission victory in the first round... Stephan Bonnar makes his UFC return with a BANG!!!
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Soooo... Back in the day, these 2 guys had one of the best fights of all time... They both brawled for 3 rounds, nearly killed each other, and both won contracts to the UFC, after the first season of The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show... So this was the rematch, and to be honest, there was no way that this was going to live up to the expectations after that last fight... So with that being said, this fight was pretty good, both fighters put forth a solid effort, but neither really dominated... I scored the fight 29-28 for Forrest Griffin, but he ended up winning by unanimous decision, and won all 3 rounds... So... Forrest Griffin wins a tough fight against Stephan Bonnar, but neither fighter really put forth 100%... I felt they were both running at about 89%... Still a good fight though...
89.0
Decision (Majority)
15:00
      Man, Stephan Bonnar was completely dominated in this fight... Rashad Evans was slamming him all over the place, over and over again... Rashad was grounding & pounding Bonnar... Bonnar couldn't lock on any submissions at all, because Rashad kept slipping out of everything... Hands down, Rashad Evans won this fight... It's also worth mentioning though, that Rashad still hasn't FINISHED a fight yet... All of his fights go to decision, and in this one, he won by "majority decision" which was weird, because for some reason, one of the judges thought it should have been a tie? Whatever... Bonnar's performance was disappointing in this fight...
89.9
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight for the most part... Keith Jardine was KILLING Bonnar's left leg with some hardcore leg kicks, and Bonnar finished the fight with a leg that looked about as bruised as humanly possible... Jardine also displayed some solid striking skills with his fists as well... Neither fighter could really take the other guy to the ground at all, but at one point during the second round, Bonnar locked on a rear-naked choke, which Jardine easily escaped... I didn't get to see the final 2 minutes of the fight, which sucks, because from the sound of things, that ended up being the most exciting part of the fight, where Bonnar's eye was cut open pretty badly (I saw a picture afterwards)... Anyways, the point is, I would have probably given the fight to Jardine from what I saw during the fight, probably by split decision... The judges however, gave the fight to Bonnar by unanimous decision, which caused the crowd to boo... So, eh, whatever...
87.2
Submission (Kimura)
4:30
      This was a pretty solid fight... They started out on their feet (like all fights do) but Stephan Bonnar pretty much took James Irvin to the ground at will, and Irvin didn't really seem to have much defense for the takedowns at all... Bonnar tried a couple of times to lock on various submissions, but eventually locked on the kimura in the first round for the submission victory... James Irvin hung in there though, so I think if the referee wouldn't have stopped it, Irvin's arm definitely would have snapped... Good fight...
89.3
Decision
15:00
      This fight was basically a 3 round war. When they were on their feet, Stephan seemed to have slightly crisper striking, but Hoger was at least able to hold his own while standing. Both fighters were able to take each other down multiple times, and on the ground, there was a lot of back & forth action. I guess my main disappointment was that I wanted Bonnar to finish Hoger. Either way, Bonnar wins via unanimous decision, so that's cool I guess.
94.5
Decision
15:00
      I think everybody basically knows how this fight turned out. I'm not even going to try to give a play by play on this one. It was a 100% brawl for 15 minutes, nonstop action, both guys literally left it all in the octagon, and it really could have gone either way. TECHNICALLY I think Bonnar should have won, but I like Forrest more, so I was happy to see the fight go to Forrest via unanimous decision. Badass fight overall though, regardless of who you were cheering for.
89.2
Submission (Armbar)
4:58
      These guys traded a few sloppy strikes, they clinched, and Bonnar shot for a takedown one minute into the opening round, and he got caught inside a tight guillotine choke. It looked like his head was seconds away from popping off. He pulled his head free a few seconds later, and pulled guard. Swick landed some basic ground & pound, and then Bonnar stood up with 2 minutes left in the round, and after a brief scramble, he ended up on top of Swick in full mount. Swick quickly swept him, and ended up back inside Bonnar's guard with 90 seconds left in the round. Swick continued to pressure Bonnar on the ground, until Bonnar slapped on a tight triangle armbar, for the submission victory with only a couple of seconds left in the round.
85.9
Decision (Split)
10:00
      These guys shuffled around for a while to start the first round, with only a few punches being thrown, and nothing landing from either fighter. They clinched for a while, and then Bonnar took down Southworth, but he couldn't hold him down for very long, so he ended up pulling guard instead. They stood back up after a while, and finished the round in a wild brawl, which I thought Bonnar won, so I gave that round to Bonnar.
      They clinched early in the second round, and Bonnar scored another takedown 40 seconds into the round, landing in half mount. Bonnar eventually settled into Southworth's guard, where Bonnar was able to land some short punches, before Southworth scrambled to top control. Southworth tried to slap on a triangle choke, but he was way off in his positioning, so Bonnar resecured top control, and continued to land short punches from inside Southworth's guard. The referee stood them up to reset halfway through the round. They spent the rest of the round trading punches, with Bonnar moving forward for the most part, so in the end, the fight was close, but I scored it 20-18 for Bonnar after two rounds. Two judges agreed, giving him the split-decision victory.