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WEC 35 Analysis (August, 2008)

205 lbs. Title – Brian Stann [29] vs. Steve Cantwell

Steve Cantwell is just 21 years old and appears to be in it to win it. He appeared supremely focused on the mission at hand and executed a great gameplane. He kept Stann off-balance with varied strikes and put heavy pressure on him. Stann couldn’t land the KO punch because Steve was slipping the punches very well. An excellent performance by young Steve Cantwell. Cantwell rises to 34. Stann drops to 35

170 lbs. Title – Carlos Condit [10] vs. Hiromitsu Miura

This was an incredible fight! Both fighters were pushed to the limits of endurance and Condit was the one left standing. Miura executed some wicked judo throws and exhibited a stellar chin. Condit had to dig deep to survive Miura’s assault. In the end, the champion survived and a challenger put himself on the map. Condit stays at 10. Miura debuts at 53.

170 lbs. – Brock Larson [36] vs. Carlo Prater [49]

Wow!  Brock Larson is as exlosive as they come. He landed his trademark left cross to Prater’s chin and quickly pounced on him to end it. Very impressive win for Brock. We will be seeing him agains soon. Larson rises to 31. Prater drops to 54.

155 lbs. Title – Jamie Varner [50] vs. Marcus Hicks [66]

Jamie Varner is creeping up the rankings and improving exponentially as a fighter. His boxing and muay thai looked very refined and he walked through the iron-chin of Marcus Hicks. Varner appears ready to take a step up in competition. Varner rises to 46. Hicks drops to 67.

145 lbs. – Josh Grispi [26] vs. Micah Miller [28]

At just 19-years-old, Josh Grispi seems poised for a long career. He racks up his 2nd straight quality victory by KO’ing Micah Miller. Grispi rises to 21. Miller drops to 32.

135 lbs. – Brian Bowles [6] vs. Damacio Page [16]

Page is an aggressive fighter but Bowles used that against him to lock in a fight-ending guillotine choke. Page put himself in a bad position and Bowles capitalized. I’m sure this won’t be the last time these two fighters meet in the cage. Both seem to have what it takes to be contenders for a long time. Bowles rises to 5. Page stays at 16.

135 lbs. – Kenji Osawa [17] vs. Scott Jorgensen [23]

Jorgensen rises to 18. Osawa drops to 20.

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August 5, 2008 - Posted by | MMA Analysis | , ,

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