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UFC 92 Quick Results:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Rashad Evans def. Forrest Griffin by TKO at 2:46, R3
UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by TKO at 1:54, R2
C.B. Dollaway def. Mike Massenzio by TKO at 3:01, R1
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva by KO at 3:21, R1
Cheick Kongo def. Mustafa Al-Turk by TKO at 4:37, R1
Yushin Okami def. Dean Lister by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 3), R3
Antoni Hardonk def. Mike Wessel by TKO (Strikes) at 2:09, R2
Matt Hamill def. Reese Andy by TKO (Strikes) at 2:19, R2
Brad Blackburn def. Ryo Chonan by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 3), R3
Pat Barry def. Dan Evensen by TKO (Kick) at 2:36, R1
UFC 92 Blow-By-Blow Live Main Card Commentary:
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans (Light Heavyweight)
Round one: Both come out looking well conditioned… Evans lands a right hand… Griffin counters with good low left kicks… Rest of round is back and forth, with Evans landing heavier punches, but Griffin controlling action with crisp, strong left kicks.
Fightline.com scores very close round 10-9 for Griffin
Round two: Evans comes out snapping his left jab… Griffin consistently whips low left and right kicks that slow Evans down.
Griffin lands a powerful right hand and follows with a left kick that throws Evans off balance. He rushes in and knees Evans to the body.
Evans shakes it off like he’s not hurt… Forrest continues to control the round with very sharp, low left kicks.
Evans responds with a snappy jab and nails Griffin with a a quick right cross near end of the round… They trade combos with Forrest ending the round with a solid one-two punch.
Fightline.com scores round 10-9 for Griffin
Round three: Evans starts with his left jab again. Forrest sticks to his effective low left kicks.
Forrest is growing very confident with his leg kicks and attempts one after another… In the midst of Griffin’s constant leg kicks, he lays a right leg kick out a tad too long and Evans catches Griffin’s foot and throws him to the mat.
Like a snake, Evans pounces on Griffin and starts a barrage of hammer fists, landing with uncanny accuracy.
The onslaught looks bad for the champion, but Griffin is eventually able to grab Evans and hold him close enough to regain his bearings (sort of).
For the next minute Griffin attempts to catch Evans in a kimura, and then a triangle choke, but he is clearly worn down from Evans’ ground and pound and has little success with the holds.
Just when it appears that Griffin might be able to survive the round, Evans postures up on Griffin, who is holding a lazy guard.
Evans leans in and nails Griffin with an ATOMIC right hand. Griffin looks almost out… Evans, without missing a beat, rises into a squat and delivers five or six devastating, unanswered left hands. Referee jumps in and thankfully calls an end to the onslaught.
Final result: Rashad Evans by TKO at 2:46 of the 3rd Rd.
UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. Frank Mir (Heavyweight)
Round one: Mir comes out southpaw. He controls round early with low leg kicks and solid right uppercuts… Mir takes Nogueira down with an aggressive clinch and a leg trip.
Mir follows Nogueira down and throws some ground and pound before letting Nogueira back up.
More low right inside kicks and incredibly effective right uppercuts to Nog’s jaw. Nogueira seems surprised by Mir’s striking power and accuracy.
All Nogueira can do is throw an occasional left jab… Mir seems to tire a bit, but stays out of Nogueira’s punching range with low kicks and a few right uppercuts.
Mir regains some energy as the round winds down. He throws a crisp left hook that nails Nogueira on the button knocking him down.
Mir follows with some quick hammer fists and forearms before letting Nogueira up again. Mir seems to realize he can win this on the feet.
The fighters clinch, Mir lands a knee, Nogueira lands a solid combination…
Mir shakes it off and signals that he’s not hurt. In final seconds of the round Mir throws a beautiful right-left combo that knocks Nogueira down for a second time.
Fightline.com scores it 10-8 for Mir.
Round two: Mir starts with a low inside left kick, which has been working well for him. Nogueira is looking like a fighter closer to the age of 42 than 32, and does nothing more than toss out his left jab.
SUDDENLY, Mir unleashes a crushing left hook that has Nogueira backing up… He follows with a crushing left cross that finds its way around Nog’s right hand… Nogueira goes down… Mir jumps on him and wails away with a fierce ground and pound attack.
Referee Herb Dean tries to give Nogueira a chance to recover, but he is almost out as Mir throws punch after punch…
Herb Dean stops fight at 1:54 of the 2nd Rd.
Final result: Frank Mir by TKO at 1:54 of 2nd Rd.
C.B. Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio (Middleweight)
Round one: Massenzio comes out pursuing Dollaway. He rushes Dollaway, and Dollaway throws a sharp knee to Massenzio’s midsection… Massenzio answers with a nice right hand.
Action goes back to middle of the ring. Massenzio again pursues Dollaway… They tangle and as Massenzio pushes off he follows with a right cross that stuns Dollaway… Dollaway goes down… Massenzio follows and grapples with a stumbling Dollaway. Dollaway lands on top but still has cobwebs in his head.
Massenzio clamps down with a guillotine choke from his back. It’s sunk in deep and Massenzio appears seconds from a submission victory. Dollaway pulls his neck away and squirms with everything he has as he tries to escape… Finally he squeezes his head out— An act Houdini would have been proud of!
Dollaway wrestles with Massenzio trying to secure top position. Massenzio goes for a triangle choke. Dollaway escapes fairly easily.
Still in top position, Dollaway passes Massenzio’s guard. He pulls his leg out of Massenzio’s guard and gets a full mount on Massenzio… Massenzio rolls and gives up his back— Uh Oh!
Dollaway flattens Massenzio out… Massenzio is in DEEP TROUBLE… Dollaway waylays him from one ear to the next, throwing rights and lefts… All Massenzio can do is cover the back of his head. He is in a defensless position as the referee jumps in and calls the fight.
Final result: CB “The Doberman” Dollaway by TKO at 3:01 of the 1st Rd.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva (Light Heavyweight)
Round one: Rampage comes out looking spry, ready to box with Silva… Silva is cautious and throws a couple of tentative kicks… Silva gets close to Rampage and Rampage goes for a takedown, but Silva stops him with a a short knee to the chest…
Silva is still feeling out his punching range. He snaps a solid right kick to Rampage’s left knee… Another sharp right kick to the same place follows a few moments later.
Silva is starting to measure his kicks. He snaps another low right kick… This time Rampage catches it with his left hand and throws Silva off balance…
The action returns to the middle of the Octagon… The excitement level in the crowd rises… Both fighters throw some combos, but nothing lands squarely.
Silva begins to push the action, throwing rights and lefts with Rampage countering… Silva backs Rampage up towards the cage… He throws wild rights and lefts, Rampage ducks and blocks, and then release a DEMONIC left cross that lands with thunderous impact on Silva’s jaw… Silva drops like a sack of potatoes, he is out! Rampage follows with two or three unnecessary hammer fists… The referee jumps in and Rampage finally has his revenge.
Silva is out cold from the one punch knockout. Not only will this definitely be the KO of the night, but it could be the KO of the Year!… Rampage is howling as the camera cuts to Chuck Liddell in the crowd. Chuck is shaking his head and doesn’t look happy… Rampage goes to check on Silva who is just coming to. This could be the KO that finally ends Silva’s career.
Final result: “Rampage” Jackson by KO at 3:21 of the 1st Rd.
Cheick Kongo vs. Mostapha Al-Turk (Heavyweight)
Round one: Kongo opens with a snappy left jab… Al-Turk throws a right kick, Kongo catches it and lands a right cross, knocking Al-Turk down… Kongo cracks a downed Al-Turk with left and right kicks to the legs.
Al-Turk gets back to his feet and rushes Kongo trying for a takedown… Kongo shows good standup defense… Al-Turk continues to try for the takedown and pushes Kongo up against the fence… Kongo peppers him with right hands and then elbows.
Al-Turk fires off a low knee while in a clinch on the cage… Referee Steve Mazzagatti stops fight and warns Al-Turk for the low blow.
When action continues Turk misses with a wild right. He goes for a single leg takedown… Kongo answers with a low blow of his own… Mazzagatti stops the action again and warns both fighters.
When the fight resumes Kongo is energized. He throws a right behind Al-Turk’s left ear. He lands another right to Al-Turk’s jaw, knocking him down.
Kongo pounces and unreels an UNGODLY ground and pound attack… Hammer fist after hammer fist, followed by a vicious barrage of elbows. One elbow opens a large gash on Al-Turk’s forehead which explodes like a water fountain of blood.
Al-Turk tries to weather the storm, but Kongo reels off elbow after elbow…
Fight is mercifully stopped.
Final result: Cheick Kongo by TKO at 4:37 of 1st Rd.