UFC 126 Submit Fight Examination: The Aftermath
The pleasure creating up to the UFC 126 function certainly proved to be value it. Silva had an electrifying knockout, Franklin and Griffin took it the end and Jon Jones had a surprisingly entertaining win towards Bader. So wherever do these fighters go from here, and what do the outcomes from February 5th, 2011 indicate for the UFC fighters and their futures?
Following Jon Jones functionality, it was declared that he will fight Shogun Rua in a minor over a month from now in UFC 128 for the mild heavyweight title. Jon Jones additional proved his legitimacy as a competitor right after putting undefeated UFC fighter, Ryan Bader, in a modified guillotine choke. Jon Jones had some crucial takedowns all through the match versus a fortified wrestler to exhibit his strength on the floor as properly. Jones might be the toughest competitor Shogun has noticed yet whilst defending his belt.
The reigning middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, continued his domination more than the middleweight class following defeating Vitor Belfort with a lighting rapidly front kick to the encounter, which knocked Belfort out. The fight commenced out quite uneventful with each fighters circling for nearly 3 minutes right up until the knock out occurred. Could Silvas next fight be towards St. Pierre? We will not know until finally right after the outcome of St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields, but if St. Pierre wins, this superfight could turn into a actuality. As for Belfort, he will still continue being a sturdy competitor in the middleweight class. A comeback to combat Silva once more after some time would not be at all not likely.
The battle in between Prosperous Franklin vs Forrest Griffin went down to the wire. Each fighters are growing older and required to every single place on a sturdy efficiency to show to Dana White that they are nonetheless best notch rivals. Forrest Griffin managed most of the fight versus Franklin, and arrived out with a win, but each fighters showed they had the ability to compete at an elite level. Franklin and Griffin will both return for more bouts in the UFC.
Other notes from the night consist of Jake Ellenberger defeating Carlos Rocha in a split determination, and Miguel Torres defeating Antonio Banuelos through unanimous decision. Anderson Silva acquired the knockout of the night time award Jon Jones received the submission of the night time award Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly obtained the combat of the night award these awards are worth $seventy five,000 in bonuses from the UFC.