FIRST OFF...........DERN IS GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE!!!
Yea, 100% agree with all of the above. I gave round 2 to Hill, as she controlled the fight and clench, but the rest of the fight was all Dern for sure. I came away with 2 thoughts, maybe 3:
1) Angela Hill got her ass kicked, but she has to be one of my favorites as well with her toughness. Those few rounds on the ground where she totally survived the armbars that Dern tried to put on her were all heart and strength. Dern is a MONSTER on the ground, and she survived it all and actually did rather well at some points. She got clocked with a huge knee at the beginning of round 4 and lost it convincingly, but she survived it with toughness, which is what impressed me. Most "chicks" would have gave up and curled up for a ref to stop the fight. Major respect.
2) Dern's cardio is off the chain. She is very well balanced to be able to put that much power and force behind her stand-up, as well as some kicks, and still be strong at the end of a 5 round war. If she can keep this up, she will be knocking on the door for a belt soon. I think she just needs to work on her clench some more, and not over-commit on some of the ground work and take-downs. I love watching her fight when she is active and on the aggressive side.
3) Dern's ASS. That's it, lol
The Hernandez vs Shabayzian fight was good.
I logged on when the Lupita/Emily fight started and had to walk away it was so damn boring. Total snoozefest for me.