UFC 152’s streak of delivering quality action–one that extends to the very beginning of the prelims–came to a screeching halt with the disastrous Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett fight.
Neither man seemed particularly interested in engaging; worse, neither man seemed remotely capable of going at even half-pace for three rounds. Filled with inactivity, the fight was showered with boos from the live audience.
Matt Hamill, returning from a year-long retirement, easily took the decision due to successful takedown attempts and some ground-and-pound, but this was not a performance capable of confirming his relevance in 2012. Hamill’s ground-and-pound seemed hollow, and he brought virtually nothing on the feet even though a tired, tentative Hollett offered little reason for the “TUF” alumnus to fear engagement.
Matt Hamill b. Roger Hollett via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)