UFC 208 Review: Anderson Silva And Dutchwoman Germaine de Randamie’s Unforgettable Night in Brooklyn


UFC 208 in Brooklyn lived up to my expectations of being a card going down in the books as historic and one that will be hard to forget.

Barclays Center not only hosted the highest grossing sports event ever that evening, but it left the MMA world with plenty to talk about. 

The final fights of the evening gave us decision wins leaning towards Anderson "The Spider" Silva and newly crowned featherweight Queen, Germaine de Randamie (GDR) (pictured above).

With both winners taking unanimous decision wins over their opponents, the public was quick to take opinion on whether or not the judges made the right call, and taking away from the momentous wins for these fighters that night.

Anderson Silva (pictured above) further debunks the stigma of age and fighting and GDR opens the gate for a new women's division. In my opinion, these are wins for the sport.

If there is one statement fighters can thoroughly agree on, it is "never leave it to the judges." 

Nine out of the 10 fights in Barclays Center went to the judges for its final fate.

The sole finish came via 84kg (185lb) reptile, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza over the gritty Tim Boetsch.

In a dominant first round finish via kimura, the UFC's #3 ranked middleweight claimed his 17th victory via submission and rightfully so, another Performance of The Night Bonus.

The victory further inks his claim to a title shot in this division. 

The second round of honours for the evening, "Fight of The Night", was awarded to Lightweights Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier and Jim Miller (pictured above).

Dubbed as one of the most competitive weight classes in the UFC, the fans were given a back and forth treat with a full lasting 15min war between the two.

The Diamond takes the nod from the judges after surviving Miller's psychotic kicks, and takes a nod from the fans in one of the most fun fights of night to watch.

Congrats to my American Top Team teammate, Dustin, you are a beast!

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