Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, June 29, 2009

UFC 99: The Comeback. Is it over for the Axe Murderer?


This happened two weeks ago and I wasn't able to watch it until the weekend.

Best fights:
Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy. Davis, the Irish Hand Grenade from Bangor, Maine, USA let his hatred for Hardy get the best of him. As a result, Hardy tapped danced on his face.

Mike Swick beat Ben Saunders with a TKO in the 2nd Round.

I'm sorry Mike Goldberg, but that's mere speculation that Mirko Cro Cop beat Mostapha Al-Turk. That was a poke in the eye that helped the Croatian win.

Check Kongo. I was hoping he'd win his heavyweight bout with Cain Velasquez but he sucks at the ground game. Velasquez got hurt at the start of every round but always recovered nicely to take the fight to the mat where Kongo had no answer.

The main event between Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva and Rich "Ace" Franklin was a great main event. Silva really looks on his way out. Although he tagged Franklin good on several occasions, he himself got rocked even more times. I would have wanted him to win but he's slowing down. In his previous fight, Rampage Jackson knocked him out cold. Now he loses on a unanimous decision.

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