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UFC 79: Sam Caplan’s complete breakdown and analysis

In addition to my feature on Chuck Liddell’s win over Wanderlei Silva during UFC 79, I also wanted to provide my full breakdown of the card.

1. Mark Bocek defeats Doug Evans via unanimous decision

I arrived at the show a few minutes late and didn’t see Bocek vs. Evans in its entirety. What I did see, I was not impressed with.

All three judges scored it 29-28.

2. Roan Carneiro defeats Tony DeSouza via TKO (referee’s stoppage) at 3:32 of round 2

The match started off pretty slow but Carneiro’s MMA skills were just too much for DeSouza. The fight ended when the referee stepped in after Carneiro was on the ground with DeSouza and reigning down unanswered blows to the back of his head.

After the fight, Carneiro got on the mic and pleaded for the UFC to give him more fights. With this win and a solid showing in a losing effort to Jon Fitch, I think he’ll get it. It’s a shame that Carneiro and Thiago Alves are both affiliated with American Top Team because that would be one hell of a match.

3. Dean Lister defeats Jordan Radev via unanimous decision.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REMAINDER OF SAM CAPLAN’S COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF UFC 79; INCLUDING HIS RESPONSE TO THOSE WHO CLAIM SOKOUDJOU WAS EXPOSED; WHERE HE FEELS LYOTO MACHIDA RATES IN THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION; WHETHER CHUCK LIDDLEL IS BACK; WHAT MATT HUGHES SHOULD DO NEXT; IF WANDERLEI SILVA WAS HURT BY LOSING; AND WHERE GEORGES ST. PIERRE RANK IN THE WORLD’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS.

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