I watched UFC 101: Declaration yesterday at Outback Libis during the Balls Channel and Colt 45 viewing party, and had a great time with my friends Don Herana and Alex Villafania.
As I said in my previous post, I’m a big fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champ Anderson Silva and I knew he would beat former light heavyweight king Forrest Griffin, but man, even I didn’t think it would be so easy for Silva!
Silva, who moved up a class again to fight for the second time in the light heavyweight division, made Griffin look like an amateur inside the octagon en route to knocking out the former champ at 3: 23 of the first round.
It was an unbelievable performance by Silva, who about midway in the fight dropped his hands and just evaded Griffin’s punches with head movements.
After the fight, Griffin did not even wait for the official decision and basically ran out of the building. Initial reports have indicated that Griffin ran because he wanted to immediately see a doctor for a dislocated jaw and loss of hearing in one ear. Griffin’s boxing coach, however, has since confirmed that Griffin did not suffer any injuries during the fight.
Here’s a clip of the Silva post-fight interview.
Silva, by the way, has reportedly offered to permanently move up to the light heavyweight division to seek new challenges, even if that means giving up the middleweight crown.
In the co-main event, BJ Penn successfully defended his lightweight crown with a fourth-round rear naked choke on Kenny Florian. Penn started out strong, and at first it actually looked like he would finish the fight in seconds.
Florian, however, is a tough customer, but in the end Penn simply proved too good for him.
Here’s a clip of the Penn post-fight interview.
Here are two pics I tweeted via Twitpic while we were watching the fight.
Here’s a coaster with an amusing message.
All three of us got UFC T-shirts for ordering two Colt 45 4+1 buckets.
Here’s the T-shirt.
By the way, I didn’t tweet the results in real time yesterday because I didn’t want to spoil the results for anyone, especially those who were going to watch the delayed telecast on Studio 23 last night. Click here for the complete UFC 101.
It was our first time to go to a UFC viewing party, and we’ll most likely go again to Outback Libis for UFC 102: Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira on August 30 (August 29 in the US).