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Prelim Quick Results:
Jonathan Goulet def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka via TKO at 2:07 of Round 2.
Cain Velasquez def. Brad Morris via TKO at 2:10 of Round 1.
Rich Clementi def. Sam Stout via split decision.
Demian Maia def. Ed Herman via triangle choke at 2:27 of Round 2.
Jason Day def. Alan Belcher via TKO at 3:58 of Round 1.
Jason MacDonald def. Joe Doerksen via TKO at 0:54 of Round 2.
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The crowd is craaaaaazy, to borrow from Joe Rogan since he couldn’t make this event. Fighters are walking to the Octagon to start the night. Here we go…
Mark Bocek vs. Mac Danzig
Round 1: Dancing around, feeling each other out so far. Bocek attempts a single leg, defended well so far by Danzig. Bocek gets a double leg and starts some ground and pound. Danzig attempts a triangle, Bocek defends. Danzig stands with his back against the cage. Reverses Bocek now, works some ground and pound. Quite a bit of defensive grappling going on, half-hearted offense. Round one is over. I give it to Bocek 10-9.
Round 2:Danzig with a HUGE knee to Bocek’s head! Bocek goes down, Danzig gets top position, tries to finish. Bocek is recovering now. Standing now, Bocek is working on a single-leg. Danzig lands another knee, hurts Bocek. Danzig takes Bocek down, gets his back. Danzig is dominating right now. Has both hooks in, plenty of time left. Bocek escapes, gets the fight back to the feet and starts landing some punches. Danzig takes Bocek down again, starts working some more ground and pound. Bocek is defending with his legs. Round ends with Danzig dominating. That’s got to be a 10-8 round for Danzig.
Round 3:Touch of gloves to start the round. Bocek trying some kicks, goes in for a double-leg. Danzig defends. Bocek finally gets him down, but Danzig starts looking for submissions from his back. Mac pushes off with his feet, stands back up, lands another knee. Bocek is just trying to survive now. Knee opened Bocek up, the ref stops to have the cut checked. Lets it continue. Bocek is showing a ton of heart here, but Danzig is just fighting on another level right now. Danzig takes him down, takes his back — works a rear-naked choke…and that’s it. Danzig wins via rear-naked choke at 3:48 of Round 3. Very impressive performance by Mac Danzig. Danzig gives a lot of praise to Bocek in the interview with Florian.
Danzig def. Bocek via rear-naked choke at 3:48 of Round 3.
Charles McCarthy vs. Michael Bisping
Round 1:There’s been quite a bit of trash-talk between these two, let’s hope the fight is as exciting as that has been. Bisping looks ripped at 185. Trading punches, both are throwing wild shots. Bisping gets a few knees in, and McCarthy taunts Bisping afterwards. Crowd starts a soccer chant for Bisping. McCarthy takes Bisping down – half-guard. Bisping starts working his way up, but McCarthy takes his back, starts working for an armbar. And he’s getting close to it. Bisping pulls his arm free. Back standing and trading. Bisping starts teeing off on McCarthy with knees, and drops him. McCarthy turtles up, Bisping hammers away. Seconds til the round ends. Round over. And the ref stops the fight after the bell. Evidently McCarthy cannot continue and is holding his arm.
Bisping def. McCarthy after Round 1, McCarthy unable to continue.
Kalib Starnes vs. Nate Quarry
Round 1:Quarry starts with some body shots and leg kicks. Quarry starts looking to trade and ends up chasing Starnes around the ring with Kalib, literally, running backwards. Crowd starts to boo as the action slows down. Both are dancing around, only Quarry looks to be willing to engage right now. Quarry is landing leg kicks and punches at will. Round is coming to a close with Starnes not doing much at all. 10-9 for Quarry, but possible 10-8 because Kalib just doesn’t seem to realize he’s in a fight yet.
Round 2: Round starts the same way Round 1 ended, with Quarry chasing down Starnes. The Canadian crowd is beginning to boo Starnes, a Canadian. They want to see some heart and fight from their countryman. Quarry attempts a kick, Starnes grabs his leg and takes him down. But not for long as Quarry is back to his feet. Nate starts in again with leg kicks and punches. He’s landing combinations at will. Starnes is doing nothing except upsetting the crowd. End of round. Again, 10-9 to Quarry, but could be another 10-8.
Round 3:Starnes comes out, looking to land a shot or two. But he’s throwing them as singles, doing no damage. Quarry still stalking. Not much action now at all with 2 minutes left. Time’s running out and Quarry peppering Starnes with more kicks and punches. Starnes flips off Nate as he’s getting hit in the head. Fight coming to a close. Nate taunts Kalib right as the round ends. Once again score it 10-9 for Quarry. Easy decision for “The Rock.” All 3 judges give the bout to Nate Quarry with one scoring it 30-24. Crowd boos Starnes loudly, but they seem to appreciate the effort of Quarry. Nate quotes Rocky IV, getting applause from the crowd.
Travis Lutter vs. Rich Franklin
Round 1: Touched gloves to start the fight. Rich caught Travis with a right hand. Lutter drops for a single leg. Both men working up against the fence. Lutter gets his back and takes him down. Lutter rolls over to side mount, then moves to half guard. Franklin’s defending well. Lutter falls into full guard. Travis works his way to half guard. This is the type of match that Lutter was wanting. He gets full mount with a minute and a half left. He starts punching from full mount and gets his arm. Franklin pulls out of the arm bar! Now Franklin is standing up with Travis on his back. Lutter shoots in for a double leg. Franklin sprawls and starts punching, but Lutter won’t let go of Franklin’s right leg. Lutter has Franklin sprawled up against the cage as the round ends. I score 10-9 for Lutter.
Round 2: Lutter looks a little tired to start Round 2. Clinch, Franklin lands a right knee. Lutter looks gassed. Franklin lands a left head kick that stuns Lutter. Drops to the mat. Franklin tries to pounce, but gets his leg trapped by Lutter. Franklin escapes, stands back up. Franklin lands a couple more knees. Franklin is teeing off as Lutter doesn’t have much left in his tank. Lutter grabs a leg. Franklin pulls free, starts punching. Lutter can barely stand up! Lutter is taking a lot of shots now. Lutter is down, getting hit. The ref steps in to stop it!
Franklin wins via TKO at 3:01 of Round 2. Florian makes the comment that the Canadian crowd might like Franklin because of his resemblance to the Canadian Jim Carrey, forgetting he’s almost identical to Ben Stiller.
Matt Serra vs Georges St-Pierre
Round 1: Fighters make their entrance. Let’s see if Serra can shock the world twice. GSP immediately takes Serra down into Serra’s half guard. GSP is trying to use short punches to break Serra’s hold. Crowd starts chanting “GSP.” Serra gets Georges in full guard. GSP lands a couple of big shots to Serra’s head as he postures up. Serra’s just trying to hold St. Pierre tight to his body. GSP works to half guard. GSP is starting to work some elbows as we come down to two minutes. GSP passes guard, takes Serra’s back, and works hammerfists to the side of Serra’s head. Serra’s trying to stand up against the cage. GSP holding steady, using knees. Serra finally able to get it standing again. GSP lands a superman punch, followed by a leg kick, and a double leg to take Serra down. Sidemount for Georges. As the round ends, GSP rains down a couple of punches to the downed Serra.
Round 1 was all GSP. 10-9.
Round 2: Serra has a big mouse under his right eye. Touch gloves for round two. Serra tries a leg kick, but Pierre catches it and takes him down. St. Pierre is using his wrestling skills to keep Serra on the defensive against the cage. Serra escapes, standing in the middle of the ring. Serra lands a glancing right head kick. GSP lands a spinning back kick. Serra throws some wild punches, landing a few. GSP is landing stiff jabs, then takes Serra down. Serra works to full guard. GSP trying to posture up and land punches. GSP lands a couple of short elbows. Serra’s in complete survival mode now. GSP is now working knees to the side of Serra. And they’re doing damage. Serra rolls, gets back to full guard, where GSP continues to dominate. GSP passes to side mount. Serra rolls. GSP takes Serra’s back and starts punching to the side of the head, along with hard knees to the body. More hard knees to the body. Ref steps in to stop the punishment. Georges reclaims the title!
Absolute domination in every facet by GSP. Serra carries GSP around the ring. A good show of sportsmanship.
Georges St. Pierre defeats Matt Serra via TKO at 4:25 in the second round to become the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion.
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