Was anyone else really impressed with Brandon Vera at tonight's WEC? He won the 4-man heavyweight tournament with little trouble. In his first fight, he brutally KO'd Minotauro's student Mussi with knees to the head followed by some huge punches while Mussi was on the ground. He then went on to beat Miletich fighter Mike Whitehead by breaking his nose with a knee.
This guy Vera looks like the total package. Great knees, great wrestling and looked to have a very good jiu-jitsu game when he was on the bottom of the much heavier Whitehead. The only thing is Vera will need to add some more lbs to compete with the real big UFC caliber heavyweights. Anyone else really impressed with his performance tonight at WEC? BTW, the WEC show on hdnet was awesome. I wish they would have shown the entire card, but the hour they showed was really entertaining. WEC rocks.
edited to break up the post into 2 paragraphs