Thread: WEC - Torres vs Bowles
8/10/2009 8:27am, #11
I've been telling people for a while now that Brian hits harder than anyone else in the division, and is as talented as anyone there as well. Now there's no arguing the point. I'm pretty sure we'll see an immediate or at least very fast rematch though.
8/10/2009 9:54am, #12
I grow more and more impressed with Bowles everytime I see him!
And Curran got shafted imo.
8/10/2009 12:27pm, #13
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Simply amazing fight by Brian. He hits like a truck, and finally didn't end a fight with a standing mounted guillotine! Hehe, awesome stuff, and a huge thing for Rory and Andy's gym!!
Btw, Dominick Cruz... getting more and more impressed with that guy, although I'm not sure why he didn't mix up his striking with some down the pipe (although, it worked for him heh).
8/10/2009 1:30pm, #14
8/10/2009 1:55pm, #15
If you ignored Mir's ridiculous pro-Curran cheerleading it was pretty clear that Curran narrowly won the third round and lost the first two.Undisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
8/10/2009 2:14pm, #16
See, I saw him narrowly winning the 2nd and convincingly winning the 3rd.
I agree with Mir that the judges ignore it when a guy fighting from the bottom is completely owning the guy on top. Mizugaki landed almost no shots, while Curran was actually landing fromt he bottom in addition to multiple sub attempts.
8/10/2009 2:45pm, #17
Mizugaki got 1 for sure. Rd 2 could go either way. I couldn't even call it. Curran won 3 hands down.
8/10/2009 3:02pm, #18
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The first two fights were great match ups, although I disagreed with the judges in both cases. Massouh came back from being rocked to dominate the fight; it's just a shame he didn't hold onto that choke. I'm not sure why he let it go because it sure looked good.
That didn't bother me as much as the Mizugaki-Curran fight though. I'll give the first round to Mizugaki but I don't ever remember seeing anyone dominate a fight from the bottom the way Curran did. Curran nullified the GnP and was constantly threatening to end the fight via submission. Rounds 2 and 3 were all Curran and if the fight had been just a little longer he would have finished Mizugaki. Obviously the judges can't get past the idea that the fighter on top must be winning even when the fighter on the bottom is clearly dictating the pace of the fight, is more active, and is doing more to finish his opponenet.
It was great to see Bowles win, especially after all the **** Torres was talking. You've gotta love a fighter that comes out to Johnny Cash :p
8/10/2009 10:09pm, #19
Nulllified the GnP? He took shots the whole time.
8/10/2009 10:38pm, #20
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I don't really understand how you can say Curran controlled the fight from the bottom when Mizugaki would stand up, and rather than escaping this domination from the bottom, come back for more. How does "He keeps coming back to hit me" = "I am totally controlling him" ?