Wrapping Up: Holm vs Corriea (SPOILERS)

At UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore, some crazy fights happened in the wee hours of the morning (for us Americans at least).  Two Legends of the sport fell, we saw the rebirth of two former champions, and a new comer burst on to the scene in dominating fashion. 

Li Jingliang vs Frank Camacho

In what was one of the craziest fights of the year so far, we saw two up and coming fighters lay it all out on the line to make a name for themselves. If you didn't get the opportunity to watch this fight live, you should go back and watch it later. 

Ulka Sasaki vs Justin Scoggins

Scoggins came out and dominated in the first round.  He was winning on the ground and standing up.  He seemed to have Sasaki overmatched, but in what would be the craziest comeback of the year, Scoggins slipped up for one second and that's all Sasaki needed.  He jumped on his back and wrapped in the rear naked choke. 

Alex Caceres vs Rolando Dy

Caceres seemed to be in fine form again, after dismantling Dy for two rounds, and forcing the doctor stoppage.  He used superior footwork and striking to keep Dy at bay the whole fight, credit to Dy though for showing a ton of toughness and fighting with an injured eye for almost 2 rounds.  

Walt Harris vs Cyril Asker

Walt Harris wasted no time in knocking out Asker. It took him just one minute and forty four seconds. He might have even been able to catch the early flight home. 

Jon Tuck vs Takanoria Gomi

In a dominate performance by Tuck that last just one minute and twelve seconds, Tuck easily put away Gomi.  It is hard to see the former legend go out like this. I hope for his own sake that he hangs it up soon. 


Rafael dos Anjos vs Tarec Saffiedine

Rafael dos Anjos enjoyed a win in his welterweight debut against top 15 fighter Tarec Saffiedine.  He looked to dominate, and questions about his size and strength seemed to be answered to a certain degree.  He was able to utilize the same game plan that he used at lightweight effectively.  He should get a big name opponent next. 

Colby Covington vs Dong Hyun Kim

Colby Covington didn't make many fans in the arena with his grind it out performance, but who really needs to when you score 30-25, 30-26, and 30-27 on the judges score cards.  He also had a pretty good post fight interview, he is really taking the role of the villain.  It will be interesting to see who he gets next, maybe RDA? 

Marcin Tybura vs Andrei Arlovski

A former heavyweight champion and legend of the sport might be all dried up. After this loss, Arlovksi is on a five fight losing streak and might need to hang it up. 

Holly Holm vs Bethe Correia

Holly Holm was out to prove that she is still one of the best fighters in the world despite a recent losing streak.  In a fight where both fighters started out slow and tentative, it seemed like it could be a long boring fight; however, one minute into the third round everything changed when Holm landed a devastating head kick that completely knocked out Correia.  Holm showed why she is a former champion!