Minowaman – still not a simple pushover. dangerous leg holds can give anyone trouble who’s not good enough to control the action
Bob Sapp – showed a few more skills but still got in trouble once his first attack didnt finish the job.
Hong Man Choi – he’s still big.
Jose Canseco – wtf. he did have a good overhand right.
Jan Nortje – way too fat.
Sokoudjou – explosive and fast, but he was clearly unthreatened by nortje. Awesome when he’s comfortable, but we didnt learn anything new about him.
Gegard Mousasi – Handled the bigger man with ease. Impressive on the ground.
Mark Hunt – No ground defense, obviously wants to stand and strike.
Kawajiri – took down and controlled a very physical JZ from the top. good counterpunching but JZ was a little sloppy. Very good all round performance.
JZ Calvacante – Unable to do much from guard. kawajiri was able to control him from the top for most of rd 1 (10 minutes). kawajiri was counterpunching very effectively. JZ was most dangerous with his choke attempts. Good striker with sub defense is going to give him problems.
Abel Cullem – great submission defenses, very tough. his standup is a little limited. stay away from him as a favorite, wait for him to be an underdog against all but the very best guys.
Hideo Tokoro – good movement. tokoro is best when he fights allround fighters that will mix it up. tokoro is capable against anyone, although sharp strikers can nail him early on.
Takaya – a little sloppy in his striking. more physical than tokoro, but not as talented.
Maeda – plodding with not much explosion. works for position on the ground, but doesnt do much when he gets there.