well, junior did not come out crisply at all. i think he was expecting the onslaught from cain and went in to a more defensive mode early. if he had just fenced in and out with the bombs as usual, i can't help feeling that he would have been better served.
but great heart and resilience and second wind by junior. i thought for sure he was finished a couple times.
cain, i was a little surprised to see how tired he got by the end. but working for all those takedowns is obviously exhausting.
This fight was alot closer than most people think.
Cain fought at a godly pace, Anderson Silva would lose if he fought against a guy that takedown attempt pace and punching power. JDS has a strange ability to get back onto his feet like a cat. He also can stuff multiple chains in a takedown attempt. It reminds me of a old Chuck Liddell. People seem to not count takedown defense once the fighter is taken down once.
I think the third fight is gonna be alot closer than people think especially if JDS closes that gap in cardio. This was the modern version of the classic "Ground and Pounder" vs "Sprawl and Brawler"