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UFC 81: Tim Sylvia vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Interim UFC HW Title)

Round 1 Sylvia rocked Nogueira with hard right and knocked Nogueira down and nearly knocked him out. Sylvia continued to land blows on Nogueira and Nogueira was in deep trouble a few times. Nogueira took Sylvia down as the horn blew. 10-9 for Sylvia.

Round 2 Sylvia’s reach advantage continued to be a problem for Nogueira. Sylvia stuffed a couple of takedown attempts for Nogueira and hit Nogueira with more punches to the head. Another 10-9 round for Sylvia.

Round 3 Sylvia landed a big right early on. Finally Nogueira was able to take Sylvia down and got on top. Nogueira was able to get a guillotine on Sylvia and got the come from behind victory!

Winner and new UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via submission in Round 3.