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The Top-235 Fights of 2011: 235-225

"THE FUCK BV?! YOU SAID 250?!!" I know, I know. But I'd be lying to you. I've watched hundreds of cards, and I literally scraped the barrel for good fights. I can't, in good faith, expand my list to 250 and still tell you there were good fights. These 235 fights I've chosen are legit GOOD fights. If I were to expand it for the sake if expanding it, I'd be robbing you.

So take my word, these 235 are the best 235 fights I could find in the year 2011.

I apologize for the delay, but guys, I tried to do it as best I could. If I wanted a Top-50, it woulda been done by Christmas. I hope you enjoy. If you've seen any of these fights, feel free to comment, or if you catch them on YouTube or any other medium, PLEASE, comment. I'd hate to be the only one that watched a Shooto fight in front of 50 people. WATCH IT TOO!

Also, with the exception of today, I'll be posting the fights 25 at a time, not 10.

And...here....we....go.

#235
Event: ZST 9th Anniversary
Date: November 23
Setting: Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Fight: Kohei Kuraoka vs. Masayuki Okuke

PBP: N/A

Result: Okude def. Kuraoka via Armbar r2

Scorecard: N/A
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Had it: N/A

Describe the Fight in Five Words: Slow at first, gets grapply.
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#234
Event:
DEEP Cage Impact in Tokyo Part 2
Date: October 29
Setting: Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Fight: Ken Hasegawa vs. Seigo Mizuguchi

PBP: N/A

Result: Ken Hasegawa def. Seigo Mizuguchi UD

Scorecard: Hasegawa UD
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV: Hasegawa UD

Fight in Five Words: Big, sloppy heavyweights getting nasty.
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#233
Event:
Jewels 14
Date: May 14
Setting: Shin-Kiba, Tokyo, Japan
Fight: Miyoko Kusaka vs. Sachiko Yamamoto

PBP: N/A

Result: Sachiko Yamamoto def. Miyko Kusaka UD

Scorecard: UD [Yamamoto]
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: UD [Kusaka]

Fight in Five Words: Jewels is the shit. Watch.
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#232
Event:
Brazilian Fighting Championship 1
Date: July 9
Setting: Regional Events Center, Sao Jose de Rio Preto, Salo Paulo, Brazil
Fight: Jose Rodrigo vs. Sergio Fernandes

PBP: N/A

Result: Jose Rodrigo def. Sergio Fernandes TKO 3 (Punches)

Scorecard: N/A
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: N/A

Fight in Five Words: Sloppy at first, great heart.
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#231
Event:
Dream/IGF New Year
Date: December 31
Setting: Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Fight: Satoru Kitaoka vs. Shinya Aoki

PBP:

Round 1:
High kick by Aoki and then a jab. He takes a thai clinch and then gets the fight to the ground. Kitaoka has a guillotine but Aoki escapes. Aoki takes his back and then locks in a triangle choke which is super tight. Aoki switches to an armbar and Kitaoka escapes. The stand and Aoki hooks Kitaoka's right leg. Aoki trips him to the mat and Kitaoka right back to his feet. Referee separates them. Aoki clinches and gets the fight to the ground. He's in Kitaoka's half guard. Sorry spaced and the round is over.

Round 2: Aoki gets the takedown early and works to pass to side control. Aoki stands and tries to throw Kitaoka's legs to the side for a pass. Woah the fight is still going on? Sorry I'm really spacey. Aoki lands a head kick that Kitaoka blocks. Kick to the body lands for Aoki. His stand up is really improved since moving to Evolve.

Round 3: Aoki lands a counter kick to the body. And then a knee to the body. He grabs a body lock and gets the fight to the ground. Aoki takes Kitaoka's back and has a single hook in. Aoki gets his second hook and locks in a body triangle. He's looking for a rear naked choke but Kitaoka does a good job at fighting hands. Something happened and Kitaoka is standing with Aoki on his back. The referee stands them up. Aoki shoots in and Kitaoka sticking his butt on the rope to stop the takedown. Dude is legitimately sitting on the rope. Head kick lands cleanly for Aoki and then transitions to a single leg. He gets it as the round ends.

Round 4: Kitaoka attemps a head kick but he misses. Aoki doubles up the body kicks. Looping right hand by Kitaoka misses Aoki. Aokia with the thai clinch and lands several knees that bloody Kitaoka's face. He gets the takedown and has Kitaoka's back. Aoki has a rear naked choke and Kitaoka is breathing weird. He's out of the choke but he's stuck in the body triangle. Aoki back to the choke and against Kitaoka defends to escape. Kitaoka doing a good job at surviving but he's doing just that...surviving. Aoki has the choke tight and again Kitaoka fights hands. He has blood pouring out his mouth and nose. The breathing is incredibly creepy.

Round 5: Kitaoka swinging to finish this fight. Aoki clinches and gets the fight back to the ground. Sorry spaced out again. Aoki has Kitaoka's back in a body triangle and is still looking for the rear naked choke. Fighters are standing and Kitaoka has Aoki's back. He tries to open up but Aoki quickly clinches. Aoki working his jab with 30 seconds remaining. Aoki drops for a takedown and Kitaoka has him in a front headlock and is throwing knees to the head. Round and fight over.

Result: Shinya Aoki def. Satoru Kitaoka UD

Scorecard: Aoki def. Kitaoka UD
BE Scorecard: N/A But guessing Aoki UD
BV Scorecard: Aoki def. Kitaoka UD

Fight in Five Words: Aoki gonna Aoki, solid bout.
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#230
Event:
Bitetti Combat 9
Date: June 18
Setting: Club Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fight: Danilo Patusco vs. Pablo dos Santos

PBP: N/A

Result: Danilo Patusco def. Pablo dos Santos via TKO R1

Scorecard: N/A
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: N/A

Fight in Five Words: One-night tourney. Fought balls off.
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#229
Event
: XFO 38
Date: January 22
Setting: Woodstock, Illinois
Fight: Mike Corey vs. Tom Ahrens

PBP: N/A

Result: Corey def. Ahrens UD

Scorecard: Corey UD
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: 29-28 Corey

Fight in Five Words: Tight crowd, they gave action.
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#228
Event:
Bellator 56
Date: October 29
Setting: Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas
Fight: Jacob Akin vs. Jeimeson Saudino

PBP: N/A

Result: Saudino def. Akin R1 Rear-Naked Choke

Scorecard: N/A
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: N/A

Fight in Five Words: Nonstop grappling, incredible to watch.
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#227
Event
: Bellator 55
Date: October 22
Setting: Cocopah Resort & Casino, Yuma, Arizona
Fight: Jade Porter vs. Nick Piedmont

PBP: N/A

Result: Porter def. Piedmont UD

Scorecard: 29-28, 30-27, 30-27
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: 30-29 Piedmont

Fight in Five Words: Awesome fight outdoors in sun.
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#226
Event:
Championship Fighting Alliance 3
Date: October 9
Setting: U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida
Fight: Dennis Olson vs. John Howard

PBP: N/A

Result: Howard def. Olson via UD

Scorecard: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
BE Scorecard: N/A
BV Scorecard: 30-27 Howard

Fight in Five Words: Doomsday fights safe, but smart.
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#225
Event:
Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum
Date: June 18
Setting: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Fight: Joe Ray vs. Nah-Shon Burrell

PBP:
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Joe Ray - Round 1 - Burrell with a counter left hand early. Leg kick by Ray but it's clear that Burrell's hands are much faster in the stand up. Burrell drops and gets a nice takedown into half guard. Ray gets his full guard back. Burrell tries to pass and almost gets caught in a triangle, eats a couple elbows and then almost gets double armbarred. Ray turns, looking for a kneebar and Burrell muscles through it into a pass to half guard. Ray tries to lock up a kimura and Burrell gets out and now lands three hard right hands and passes to side control. Ray sucks a leg back in to regain half guard. Ray tries for another armbar and Burrell gets out and lands a hammerfist. Burrell pushes him back into the cage after Ray gets back to his feet and Ray is defending with a kimura attempt and transitions to a deep armbar and Burrell spins and pops his arm out. 10-9 round for Ray but the judges may give it to Burrell for being on top (I hope not though).

Round 2 - Hooks for Burrell and Ray tries to spin. Leg kick by Burrell off a jab. Ray throwing flashy spinning strikes and head kicks but missing while Burrell tags him with straights and jabs. Takedown for Burrell (which I don't understand given his edge in the stand-up. Ray continuing to look for submissions. Ray manages to stand up and get a takedown but Burrell manages to quickly reverse. They're stood up and Burrell has a high kick blocked. Jab lands for Burrell and now Ray tries for a knee and Burrell catches it and takes him down. Burrell landing hammerfists now and Ray trying to work his legs up but his submission attempts are getting slower. Burrell avoiding the subs and Ray is turtled up looking for a single leg and Burrell is landing short punches. 10-9 Burrell.

Round 3 - Burrell landing the one two and Ray is weakly throwing leg kicks. Uppercut off the jab by Burrell now. Burrell is just controlling this round with combinations off the jab. Jab, left hook combo by Burrell, one of my favorite combos. Spinning backfist by Ray. Right hand by Burrell. Right hand again by Burrell. Body lock by Burrell against the cage and Ray tries for the takedown but Burrell spins to the top. Ray locks in a deep guilotine and Burrell manages to survive. They stand up and Burrell gets the takedown. He finishes up landing some punches from the top. The round ends and it's 10-9 Burrell which gives him the fight 29-28 on my card.

Result: Burrell def. Ray UD

Scorecard: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28
BE Scorecard: 29-28 Burrell
BV Scorecard: 29-28 Burrell

Fight in Five Words: Tried to steal the show.

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