Patrick Cote Vs. Scott Smith
Was one of the slower fights of the card. Glad to see Cote get his first win in the UFC.
Quinton Jackson Vs. Marvin Eastman
Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Eddie Sanchez
With the hype surrounding Cro Cop and the lack of enthusiasm in the current Heavyweight division, this was a fight the UFC could not afford to have him lose. For a while beforehand, I started to doubt my decision that Cro Cop would dominate this fight. Sanchez sounded pretty confident about his chance to win. Some people said the fight ended too early, but Mirko Cro Cop walked through Sanchez. If the fight wasn’t stopped there, it would have been stopped 10 seconds later. Good showing for Cro Cop, a new addition that will bring some much needed excitement to the UFC Heavyweight division.
Anderson Silva Vs. Travis Lutter
Travis Lutter showed Silva that he could be taken down. He just forgot about Silva’s two little friends…left elbow and right elbow. On his back, Silva showed skill in surving takedowns, difficult positions, and submission attempts, escaping back to his feet. Although he won the first round, Lutter looked a little weak and dehydrated from cutting weight (that whole 1/2 lb.). Now what, who’s next for Silva? Who do you think has the best chance right now to beat Silva?