From a grappler's perspective, UFC 118 wasn't as flashy or awe inspiring as, say, Fedor-Werdum (Strikeforce, 6/26/10) or Silva-Sonnen (UFC 117), but there was some solid grappling going on.
Some fools got choked out and others, well, just "choked."
The Elite Grapplers Disappointed. Unfortunately, the world class grapplers on the card didn't deliver much excitement for me. Damian Maia dominated his opponent (Maria Miranda) on the ground with a one-sided decision victory. Technical? Yes. Boring? Yes. I even re-watched this fight to give it a second chance, and I wish I had watched some "Dog Whisperer" reruns instead. Poor matchmaking pitting BJJ black belts against each other.
That's about it. Lot's of choking.
Note: Joe Lauzon got a nice armbar against a very suspect Gabe Reudiger. Random newcomer, Amilcar Alves also scored an armbar deep in the undercard.