MMA: UFC 131 Prelims, Analysis


Besides the fact that fans are getting to see more fights now with the UFC streaming preliminary fights, they are also getting to see consistently more entertaining fights then their main card counterparts. Streaming on both Facebook and YouTube tonight fans could pick their poison for the UFC 131 prelims.

The UFC prelims mix young, hungry up and comers and desperate veterans together to make compelling and exciting fights, as long as the judges don’t screw it up. Case and point with the judges, watch the Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa bout.

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Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa – Elkins by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Horrible judge’s decision

Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa – Beltran by 3rd rd. TKO

Rockem Sockem Robots and cup checks

Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young – Dustin Poirier by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Lots of action, yet questionable 30-27

James Head vs. Nick Ring – Nick Ring by 3rd rd Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Ring bloodies Head

Mike Massenzio vs. Krzysztof Soszynski – Soszynski by Unaimous Decisison (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Valiant effort from Massenzio but Soszynski dominates

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Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman – Weidman by 1st rd Submission (Standing Guillotine)

Weidman impresses, Bongfeldt taps with just seconds left

Yves Edwards vs. Sam Stout -Stout by 1st rd KO

Brutal KO off a counter overhand left, horrible sound when Edwards head hit the canvas

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