UFC 123 Analysis: Maiquel Falcao vs. Gerald Harris?Middleweights, Round 1
Wow, I was a little confused as to how this pairing got billing about Sotiropoulos/Lauzon, Davis/Boetsch and even Parisyan/Hallman and, for about three minutes, Harris and Falcao validated that confusion.
But then Big Rig erupted a la his Brazilian brethren Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo and Wanderlei Silva.
He spent the first half of the round feeling out the Hurricane before bull-rushing him behind a flurry of punches and dropping him with a combination of said punches/knees. Once on the ground, he was all over Harris like a spider monkey, ultimately securing a wrenching rear-naked choke that would've ended the bout had the horn not saved Gerald.
One of the more bizarre 10-9 rounds I've ever seen goes to Falcao.