UFC 152 : What We Learned from Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2012

September 22, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; Matt Hamill (right) takes down Roger Hollett in the light heavyweights fight during UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

After a brief retirement, Matt Hamill returned to action at UFC 152, where he took on Canadian boxing specialist Roger Hollett. 

The Hammer cruised to an easy, if uninspired victory, and he reasserted himself into the UFC's light heavyweight picture on a winning note.


What We'll Remember about This Fight

In the scope of UFC 152, we'll remember this fight as the rotten apple that spoiled an otherwise tasty bunch. 

In the larger scheme of things, we'll remember the bout as Hamill's return to the UFC.


What We Learned about Hamill

To be honest, not a whole lot.

He out-wrestled an overmatched opponent, repeatedly putting Hollett on his back and working in some strikes from the guard. It's the kind of victory we've seen from Hamill before, yet not enough to suggest he is any better than he was last time we saw him compete.


What We Learned about Hollett

We learned that he has big biceps and an all-around impressive physique.

We also learned that he doesn't have particularly impressive striking, wrestling, grappling or energy. All in all, we learned that he probably isn't good enough to sick it out in the UFC.


What's Next for Hamill

Probably a step up in competition and a loss, or another low-level competitor and win. I'd like to see him fight Vinny Magalhaes.


What's Next for Hollett

Almost certainly a UFC pink slip.