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UFC kicks off 2011 in Las Vegas with a New Year's celebration like no other. UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defends his crown against the only man to beat him, undefeated number one contender, Gray Maynard. Plus, always exciting middleweight contender Chris Leben looks to keep his hot streak going against ''All-American'' Brian Stann, and all-action Clay Guida takes on Japanese icon Takanori Gomi.
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UFC 125 was originally to have Shane Carwin fight Roy Nelson, but a combination of event s put paid to that, so in the co main event hard hitters Chris Leben and Brian Stann went head to head, Leben is hardly ever in a bad fight and both fighters go looking for a KO early. Brazilian Thiago Silva who hadn't fought in nearly a year took on Brandon Vera in what was a good fight, however this fight would be shrouded in controversy weeks afterwards. Scrap pack fighter and brother of Nick, Nate Diaz battled Dong Hyun Kim in an entertaining battle. Speaking of entertaining Clay Guida brings his 100 miles an hour fight pace to the Octagon to fight International superstar Takanori Gomi. On the under-card which is included Josh Grispi fights Dustin Poirier knowing a win would give him a Featherweight title shot, Grispi was originally to fight Champion Jose Aldo at this event.
As usual these 2 disc UFC DVD are jam packed with features including all the preliminary fights as well as the always excellent countdown show which is what you should watch first if you have not already seen the event. The weigh ins are included as well so get ready for some stare down's. UFC 125 started the year off with a bang for the UFC and is well worth owning.
The Main event is Gray "the Bully" Maynard vs Frankie "the Answer" Edgar (in reality, it's Frankie "Two Times" Edgar due to his regular immediate rematches he'd recieve from the title fights at LW from 2010 to 2012). This is a rematch pitted between two wrestlers, Gray being heavier handed & Frankie being quicker, who fought 2 years prior to Ufc 125. Their 1st fight at Ufc Fight Night 13 saw Gray controlling the stand-up world and taking Frankie down at will, whenever he pleased (good scrap though). The rematch for the title was all a good fight could be and more!
One of them Obliterates the other in the 1st round knocking him down on 5 seperate occassions, which would have been More than enough reason to stop a fight. However, the Extremely battered is not beaten. The energy dump exerted by the winner of round 1 is just enought to allow the other to get back in the fight, and before anyone knows it, he catches his second wind and then the two continue to battle in --> an Epic beat down, come-from-behind, roller coaster-of-a-ride, war of attrition, back n forth, title fight <--. The ending is Anti-Climactic to say the least as I saw a Clear & Decisive winner, where two of the judges did not. It's a shame to have such an ending to such an Amazing fight. For this reason, I decided to rate the whole event an 8, & not a 9, because it's a huge deal -Especially in a Title fight. Nevertheless, the fight itself: Epic.
The Comain event is hard-hitting, ex-WEC LHW champ Brian Stann vs Chris "the Crippler" Leben. (I call him "Pumkin Head" & "the American Zombie" due to the fact he can take more punishment than almost anyone and keep comin forward... and he has an enormous head). Leben is also known to be one of the heaviest handed fighters in Any Ufc weightclass. One of them sure can take a hit, or barrage/storm of them, and the other takes em all & keeps coming forward. Good fight, good finish.
Brandon "the Truth" Vera vs Thiago Silva is mostly a one-way beating, altho the loser has a few shining moments. Sadly, the winner failed a post-fight drug test and the fight was deemed a No Contest. Ok fight; good beating, tho illegitimate.
Nate Diaz vs Dong Hyun "Stun gun" Kim turns out to be a good fight between these two lanky welterweight fighters. They are largely Jiu-Jitsu & Judo based, respectively. A good chess match with some stand-up involved as well.
Clay "the Carpenter" Guida ("the Caveman") vs "the Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi. Guida is known for his constant pressure fighing in the Ufc while Gomi is known for his unorthodox & heavy-handed striking. But as it turns out, this fight may have Thee strangest display of striking ever seen in an MMA fight. Decent fight.
Marcus "the Irish Hand Grenade" Davis vs Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens is a good fight, with an ubrupt, devastating finish.
Dustin "the Diamond" Poirier vs Josh "the Fluke" Grispi, who was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo for the Ufc FW (featherweight) belt (aquired from the WEC after it was fully absorbed into the Ufc in 2010) before the champ was injured, turned out to prove Grispi's name was correct as he definately was not ready for a title shot.
Phil "the New York Badass" Baroni vs Brad Tavares is a brawl in which both men find themselves hurt at seperate times, but one is finished. Short, but sweet.
Ex-WEC FW champ Mike Brown vs fellow WEC veteran Diego "the Gun" Nunes would have been Fight of the Night, had it not been for the Epic Main event being the same night. These two go back n forth in a consistent, action-packed fight that's definately pleasing for any fight fan. It's fights like this one that should make MMA fight fans care about watching the un-aired priliminary fights in the undercard. Great fight.
Daniel Roberts vs Greg Soto consists more ground fighting in contrast to many of the other fights at Ufc 125.
Wrestlers Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann and Antonio McKee faced off in a mostly competitive fight. Ok fight.