Surprises & Disappointments From UFC 175

alexis-davis Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC 175. Surprises Kenny Robertson — He always gets underrated, but Kenny Robertson is a damn good fighter and he showed it again at UFC 175 with a dominant 30-26 decision over Ildemar Alcantara. Robertson has underrated wrestling, excellent submissions and creative striking and with that skill set there’s no doubt in my mind he can continue to win fights in the Octagon. Rob Font — Making his UFC debut, Rob Font wasn’t expected to beat top-15 ranked George Roop. But after throwing one huge punch that knocked Roop out in the first round, Font is no longer flying under the radar, and must be viewed as a legit contender at 135lbs. I’m looking forward to seeing who the UFC decided to match him up with next. Kevin Casey — After flaming out of the UFC during his first stint, Kevin Casey went back to the drawing board and the result has been nothing short of fantastic as he extended his win streak to four-straight fights with a brutal knockout of Bubba Bush. Casey is always underrated by the fans and the bettors but after beating Bush in such vicious fashion it’s likely he gained some much-deserved respect. Disappointments Alexis Davis — She was hailed as tough and fierce and as a potential legit threat to Ronda Rousey’s belt, but Alexis Davis was caught with punches early in the co-main event of UFC 175 and finished in just 16 seconds. It was one of the quickest title fights in MMA history and there’s really not much more to be said other than that Davis’ durability was overrated by many (including myself) and she will have to win a few more fights in a row to ever sniff another title shot. Chris Camozzi — In a preliminary middleweight matchup, Chris Camozzi was upset by split decision by Bruno Santos. The fight was much more competitive than it should have been as Camozzi was a hefty favorite entering the contest, but he let Santos take him down at key times during the fight and lost a decision. He has now lost three in a row and will be lucky if the UFC decides to give him one more bout, which they may do since he is a tough guy and has helped the UFC out in the past on short notice. Guilherme Vasconcelos — In one of the most boring fights on the card, Guilherme Vasconcelos had a dud of a UFC debut as he was outpointed over three rounds by unheralded Luke Zachrich en route to a decision loss. It was a very, very poor UFC debut by the Brazilian and it wouldn’t even shock me if the UFC decided to cut him because he just didn’t look like he belonged.

Written by Adam Martin.

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