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UFC 94: Karo Parisyan vs. Dong Hyun Kim

What a snore and hug fest! There definitely should have been more explosion and dynamite in this fight, instead it turned into a 3 round snoozer. Neither fighter should have won. They should have counted this a draw.

Fight Video below (if available):

Round 1
Kim muscles Parisyan to the floor. Kim transitions to Parisyan’s back, where he locks in both hooks while his opponent stands. Parisyan falls backward to slam Kim, but he’s ready for it. Kim stays tight on Parisyan’s back and gestures to the crowd as he pounds the head with his left hand. Kim spins for an armbar and Parisyan defends. Now working from guard, Kim locks on a tight triangle choke. The hold is tight, but Parisyan pulls his head free. With 80 seconds remaining in the frame, Parisyan punches the body with his left hand. Parisyan stands and Kim quickly takes him down and moves to his back. Parisyan stands and takes knees to the thigh and body. First round is all Kim.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kim
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kim
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Kim

Round 2
Kim misses wide on a head kick and sprawls on a Parisyan takedown attempt. Parisyan tosses Kim to the floor but can’t shake his opponent off his back. With one hook sunk in on his midsection, Parisyan uses a kimura to escape the bad position. He turns Kim over and extends the arm, nearly forcing a tap or an injury. Kim slides free and is slammed hard to the canvas with a judo toss by Parisyan. Both fighters stand and Parisyan is warned for spitting out his mouthpiece. Referee Josh Rosenthal informs Parisyan that another offense will result in a one-point deduction. Kim lands a crisp left to the right side of his opponent’s head. The round ends with a Parisyan punching flurry.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Parisyan
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Parisyan
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Parisyan

Round 3
Kim gets a takedown to start round three. Parisyan locks on a triangle and kicks the head of Kim illegally. Rosenthal separates the fighters and warns Parisyan for the tactic, even though it appered that he was just pushing off to get back to his feet. Parisyan attempts a single when action is resumed, but fails on the shot. With two minutes remaining in the final period, the crowd starts to boo the lull in action. Parisyan goes for another judo throw, but he can’t hold Kim down. Parisyan trips Kim’s feet from under him, but Kim quickly gets back to standing. The uneventful round ends to a chorus of boos.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kim
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Parisyan

The judges score the contest 29-28 for Kim and 29-28 (twice) for Parisyan.

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