If Chad Mendes can't take Jose Aldo down, then the FW division is fucked. It was always cool when he escaped other guys TDs with ease, but he escaped Mendes' like they were nothing. That's the guys bread and butter. Did you see how small that window of opportunity was between the waistlock being broken and the knee landing. Aldo's reflexes are back. Long live the king.
Good thing I didn't put a bet on as I had Mendes and Johnson both by decision, both got jobbed out in the first round. How is it possible for Johnson to make 171 but miss 186 by 11 pounds? This guy takes the piss.
Massenzio got leglocked. Expected.
Erick Silva won in under 30 seconds but something weird happened with afterwards, saying illegal blows to the back of the head, but they all looked fine, especially compared to some we've seen (Belfort v Akiyama comes to mind instantly). at least that rule's being enforced now.
Terry Etim got KTFO and fell like a tree. It was glorious. Wheel kick Edson tried on Njokuani paid off big time here. Early contender for KO of the year from both Aldo and Barboza.