The Fight Before the Fights: WMMA 2 Simulates Strikeforce's Carano Vs. Santos

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The Fight Before the Fights: WMMA 2 Simulates Strikeforce's Carano Vs. Santos

Grey Dog Studios game, WMMA 2 is fabulous for anyone who's ever wanted to know what it was like to be Dana White, and Joe Silva. You can download the demo at www.greydogsoftware.com I highly recommend it, if you need to kill some time and want to learn more about the sport.

A while ago I stumbled across a game that has consumed my soul more then UFC 2009 Undisputed ever did.

WMMA 2 is a game created by Adam Ryland, and although it features a fictional universe out of the box, the well done mods(most of which are still in development) on the real world, although not complete, are still very good.

I thought I'd test their quality by running a sim of various cards, and see how close the game gets to getting it right, I'll only be simming the television card, mostly because I don't feel like sitting through a David Douglas or Mike Cook fight.

The following is me simulating the upcoming Strikeforce card. I'll be using the recently released beta version of Tap or Snap 2.0, with some edits, enjoy!

 

'JT Money' Jesse Taylor squares off with Jay Hieron in the Strikeforce Middleweight division.


>We are underway!
>Hieron throws a couple of jabs as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>Taylor tries to step away from the takedown.
>Hieron gets the takedown! Taylor pulls guard.
>Hieron lies on top of Taylor, basically smothering him.
>In guard, Hieron begins working to pass to side control.
>Hieron is too much for Taylor, passing guard and gaining side control.
>Hieron pounds away from side control, but is unable to land many clean shots on Taylor.
>Hieron pounds away from side control, but is unable to land many clean shots on Taylor.
>In side control, Hieron begins working to get a mount.
>Hieron takes the back instead, Taylor rolled over rather than get mounted.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Hieron fires away with punches, and Taylor is stung by several big shots.
>Hieron tries to get the hooks in so that Taylor is primed for a rear naked choke.
>Taylor doesn't allow the rear naked choke to be applied.
>Hieron blocks an attempt to roll him off of the back.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Hieron attempts a rear naked choke.
>Taylor fights off the rear naked choke attempt.
>Taylor tries to turn over and sweep Hieron but can't do it.
>Hieron tries to get the hooks in so that Taylor is primed for a rear naked choke.
>Taylor blocks it by turtling up.
>Hieron blocks an attempt to roll him off of the back.
>The time runs out on round one.
>A tight round, but definitely 10-9 in favour of Hieron.


>We are back underway!
>Taylor hops around from foot to foot, looking for an opening.
>Time slips away as Hieron doesn't press Taylor, allowing him to circle.
>Hieron attacks Taylor with a series of quick jabs.
>Taylor tries for a jab but Hieron moves out of range.
>Hieron misses with a punch.
>Taylor doesn't press the issue, allowing Hieron to circle.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Taylor keeps out of range, assessing the situation.
>The fight slows as Hieron sits back and allows Taylor to circle.
>Hieron waits for a flurry of punches to stop, then hits a crisp punch.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Hieron throws a couple of jabs as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>The takedown is successful, Taylor pulls guard.
>Hieron tries to pound on Taylor, but all the blows are comfortably dealt with.
>Taylor tries to pull Hieron in close and smother him, but doesn't get anywhere with it.
>Hieron fires away with big punches, but Taylor keeps the guard secure and doesn't take any undue damage.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>I think Hieron took that round, 10-9 on my score card.


>And here we go, round three!
>Hieron avoids a quick jab and hits a straight punch.
>Hieron chooses to shoot in on Taylor.
>Taylor sees the takedown coming and tries to move.
>The takedown doesn't work, Taylor saw it coming and got out of range.
>Taylor circles as he plans his next move.
>It seems that Hieron is happy to let Taylor circle for the moment.
>Taylor tries for a series of strikes but Hieron moves out of range.
>Hieron sneaks a glance at his corner.
>It seems that Taylor is happy to let Hieron circle for the moment.
>Hieron uses a stiff jab to stop Taylor from advancing.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Moving in closer, Hieron looks like he may want to wrestle Taylor.
>Hieron cannot get close enough to the elusive Taylor to grapple.
>Taylor steps in but an exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>It seems that Hieron is happy to let Taylor circle for the moment.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Hieron waits for Taylor to step in, then hits a nice jab.
>A quick one-two combination from Taylor only finds gloves.
>Not letting up, Hieron steps in closer to pressure Taylor into action.
>The fight comes to an end as the time limit expires.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Hieron.

>The judges' scores are now being announced.
>Judge #1 has given 30-27 to Hieron.
>Judge #2 scores the match as 30-27 to Hieron.
>Judge #3 has scored it 30-27 Hieron.
>The winner, by unanimous decision, is Jay Hieron!


>Official Result: Jay Hieron defeats 'JT Money' Jesse Taylor (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Poor.

Moving on to the next match, in which 'The Endless Warrior' Mitsuhiro Ishida will take on 'El Niño' Gilbert Melendez in the Strikeforce Lightweight division.

This match is for the Strikeforce Interim Lightweight Title title.


>And here we go!
>Ishida looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>He pulls Melendez into a grapple.
>Ishida is looking to muscle Melendez back against the cage.
>Melendez out-wrestles him though.
>Using his wrestling skills, Melendez is trying to push Ishida up against the cage.
>Ishida ends up backed against the cage.
>Melendez tries to take Ishida down.
>Melendez struggles at first, but once he manages to get a good grip Ishida is unable to do anything further to stop the takedown.
>Melendez ends held by Ishida in half guard.
>Melendez keeps Ishida guessing with a few quick strikes.
>Melendez begins trying to get his leg free of the half guard.
>Ishida doesn't let Melendez get his leg free, and so half guard remains in place.
>Ishida tries to get full guard on Melendez but doesn't get anywhere.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Melendez attempts to pass half guard and gain a better position.
>He finds himself unable to get past the half guard on this attempt.
>Ishida tries to get full guard on Melendez but doesn't get anywhere.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Melendez begins trying to get his leg free of the half guard.
>Ishida comfortably blocks the attempt and keeps Melendez in half guard.
>Ishida tries to transition to full guard, but can't manage it.
>Melendez throws a few punches, but they appear to be more of a prelude to something bigger.
>Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.
>Close, but that round goes to Melendez, 10-9 on my card.


>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>Ishida is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Melendez.
>Ishida grabs Melendez and pulls him into a grapple.
>Melendez smothers Ishida when he tries to use some dirty boxing, and gains the upper hand in the grapple as a result.
>From the grapple, Melendez tries a takedown.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Ishida blocked Melendez.
>Melendez is trying to push Ishida so that his back is up against the cage.
>Melendez achieves it, pinning Ishida to the cage.
>Melendez attempts to wrestle Ishida to the ground.
>Ishida valiantly defends it, but eventually does get taken down.
>Breathing very hard, Gilbert Melendez is looking ragged.
>Melendez throws a few half-hearted punches as he takes a moment to plan ahead.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Melendez throws a few half-hearted punches as he takes a moment to plan ahead.
>Melendez looks to get past the guard.
>Melendez isn't able to pass guard on this attempt.
>From his back, Ishida manages to pull Melendez toward the cage.
>Using the cage, Ishida stands up. Melendez still has control though.
>Melendez tries to keep him up against the cage with wrestling, but Ishida reverses so that he is the one in control.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Ishida pins Melendez up against the cage and controls him for almost a full minute.
>The time runs out on round two.
>Close, but that round goes to Melendez, 10-9 on my card.


>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>Ishida avoids a quick jab and hits a solid punch.
>Ishida shoots in, looking for a takedown.
>The takedown is successful, Melendez pulls guard.
>Ishida smothers Melendez with his body by pushing forward and down.
>Ishida looks to pass guard and get side control.
>Ishida is too much for Melendez, passing guard and gaining side control.
>Ishida looks to get a mount.
>He is too good for Melendez, and has mount.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Ishida tries to lock Melendez in an armbar.
>Melendez gets caught by the armbar, and it's deep enough that he has to tap!

>The winner, by Submission; Mitsuhiro Ishida!

>Official Result: 'The Endless Warrior' Mitsuhiro Ishida defeats 'El Niño' Gilbert Melendez (Submission in 3:14 of round 3). The match was rated as being Decent.


The co-main event is up next. 'Yerevan' Gegard Mousasi squares off with 'Babalu' Renato Sobral in the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight division.

The Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title on the line in this match.

>The fight begins!
>Sobral is knocked off his feet by a barrage of big punches!

>Sobral shakes off the cobwebs quickly though, and is alert.

>On his back, Sobral watches as Mousasi comes in looking to get a dominant ground position.

Sobral is too quick, slipping away from Mousasi and starting to scramble.

Sobral ends up in guard.


>Sobral is trying to pass guard.
>Mousasi finds his opponent too skilled, and Sobral passes guard into side control.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Sobral pounds away with punches from side control and Mousasi is in big trouble!
>Sobral attempts to move to mount.
>Mousasi can't fend off his opponent and is mounted.
>Round one ends as time expires.
>I have to give that round to Sobral, but only a 10-9.


>And here we go, round two!
>Sobral looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Mousasi.
>He pulls Mousasi into a grapple.
>Sobral looks for a takedown from the grapple.
>The takedown doesn't work, Mousasi blocked it and then takes control of the grapple.
>Mousasi looks to get some strikes in, but Sobral seizes the moment and wrestles his way into control of the grapple.
>Sobral, controlling the grapple with Mousasi, goes for a takedown.
>Sobral can't get the takedown, as Mousasi wrestles his way into a dominant position.
>The grappling doesn't last long, as they soon break away from each other.
>Mousasi circles, looking for an opening.
>It seems that Sobral is happy to let Mousasi circle for the moment.
>Gegard Mousasi doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>Renato Sobral doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Sobral snaps off a jab that catches Mousasi coming in.
>Backing out of range, Mousasi circles tentatively.
>Not letting up, Sobral steps in closer to pressure Mousasi into action.
>Sobral catches Mousasi with a solid jab.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Mousasi fires off a looping punch, but Sobral avoids it.
>It seems that Sobral is happy to let Mousasi circle for the moment.
>Mousasi slams a crisp punch into the gloves of Sobral, but can't follow up.
>Sobral seems to be waiting for Mousasi to make a move.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round two.
>A tight round, but definitely 10-9 in favour of Sobral.


>And here we go, round three!
>Moving in closer, Sobral looks like he may want to wrestle Mousasi.
>Not keen on wrestling Sobral, Mousasi uses movement to keep out of reach.
>Gegard Mousasi looks like he doesn't have a lot left to give.
>Sobral avoids a flurry of punches.
>Sobral throws a couple of jabs as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>Sobral gets the takedown! Mousasi pulls guard.
>Sobral attempts to pass guard.
>He does excellently, getting past the guard and into side control.
>Sobral is trying to move from side control to mount.
>Mousasi tries to sweep from the mount attempt, but gets rolled and gives up his back.
>Renato Sobral looks like he is on the verge of exhaustion.
>Sobral pounds away, and Mousasi is in serious trouble!
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Sobral pounds away on Mousasi, landing several great shots that rock Mousasi!
>Sobral unloads with big punches, landing several that clearly hurt Mousasi.
>Sobral tries to hook Mousasi in a rear naked choke.
>Mousasi gets flattened out with the rear naked choke, he has to tap!
>Renato Sobral takes the victory by way of Submission!

Official Result: 'Babalu' Renato Sobral defeats 'Yerevan' Gegard Mousasi (Submission in 3:35 of round 3). The match was rated as being Good.

 

It's time for the main event of the evening! Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos squares off with Gina 'Conviction' Carano in the Strikeforce Woman's Division.


>This match is for the Strikeforce Women's title title.


>We are underway!
>Cyborg fakes a lunge.
>Gina steps in closer to force the issue.
>There's a short stalemate as both fighters advance and throw strikes, but neither hits.
>Cyborg fakes a lunge.
>Gina comes in closer to press the issue.
>There's a takedown attempt from Gina.
>Gina doesn't get the takedown, Cyborg saw it coming and was equal to it.
>Cyborg counters a flurry of punches with a vicious head kick, knocking Gina out cold!

>Cristiane Santos takes the victory by way of Knock Out!


Official Result: Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos defeats Gina 'Conviction' Carano (Knock Out in 2:33 of round 1). The match was rated as being Great.

 

 

 

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