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Jon Madsen defeated Mostapha Al Turk via unanimous decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Paul Kelly defeated Matt Veach via submission (guillotine) at 3:41 of Round 2.
DaMarques Johnson defeated Brad Blackburn via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of Round 3.
Rick Story defeated Nick Osipczak via split decision.
Phil Davis defeated Alexander Gustafsson via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:55 of Round 1.
Kendall Grove Vs. Mark Munoz
Props to Grove for walking out to “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty.
Round 1: They’re feeling each other out, Grove trying to work his reach. Munoz gets a takedown. Grove gets up but eats some shots by Munoz for it. Grove drops Munoz with an uppercut. Munoz grabs a leg and holds on for dear life. Grove hammering Munoz against the cage. Munoz won’t relent with the takedown but Grove is defending well. The ref separates them. Grove tries for a choke but Munoz gets out and lands a big right hand. Grove trying for a guillotine but Munoz gets out. Grove goes for a guillotine again but Munoz survives. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Grove.
Round 2: A good exchange to start. Grove lands a big knee and gets Munoz’s back as he falls. Grove loses an armbar and Munoz starts to rain down punches. They’re scrambling but Munoz is staying on top and landing heavy punches. Munoz brutalizing Grove. The ref stops it. Awesome comeback; Nogueira is in his corner and must be proud.
Mark Munoz defeated Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes) at 2:50 of Round 2.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Terry Etim
Etim takes a page out of BJ Penn’s book and enters the cage to Phil Collin’s “In the Air Tonight”.
Round 1: Etim takes the center of the Octagon. They trade leg kicks. Dos Anjos gets a takedown and Etim grabs onto his neck with a guillotine choke. Etim won’t let go but Dos Anjos looks relaxed. He gets out of it and passes into Etim’s side control. The referee stops it to warn Dos Anjos for throwing knees to Etim’s spine. They start back standing. Etim gets Dos Anjos to the ground. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Etim.
Georges St. Pierre is shown in the crowd and Joe Rogan hints at his possible bout with Anderson Silva.
Round 2: They trade leg kicks. Etim gets the Thai plum and lands a good knee that wobbles the Brazilian. Dos Anjos puts him on his back. Dos Anjos in half guard trying to go for the mount. Dos Anjos with some good elbows. Dos Anjos briefly gets mount but Etim shakes him off. Dos Anjos in North-South position going for a kimura. He switches to an armbar and Etim taps.
Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Terry Etim via submission (armbar) at 4:30 of Round 2.
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
Renzo’s entrance is met with a standing ovation.
The third man in the cage is Herb Dean.
Round 1: They are looking to exchange standing, things are starting off slow. Gracie landing some good shots. Hughes ties him up. Fairly uneventful first round, Hughes looks bored. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Gracie.
Round 2: Hughes landing some good leg kicks. Low blow by Gracie, they touch gloves and keep going. Hughes goes for a takedown but Gracie gets out of it. Renzo getting the better of the standup exchanges. The crowd is growing restless with the conservative pace approach both men are taking. Renzo tries for a takedown but Hughes stops him by threatening with a guillotine. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Hughes.
Round 3: The leg kicks Hughes is throwing seem to be making the difference in this fight. Hughes lands a good right but offers no follow up. Gracie looks frustrated. They clinch against the cage. Hughes lands some big shots but is content to sit back. Hughes knocks Gracie down with a leg kick and then helps him back up. He knocks Gracie down again with a kick to the leg. Hughes knocks him down again. Hughes landing big punches against the cage and the ref stops it.
Matt Hughes defeated Renzo Gracie via TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of Round 3.
Penn is entering the cage wearing a knee brace on his left knee.
BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar
UFC Lightweight Championship
Round 1: Frankie moving well to start things off. Penn working his jab well. Edgar is keeping busy and showing very good movement on his feet. Edgar goes for a takedown but Penn throws him off. Penn landing with some heavy counter punches. Edgar goes for a hip toss and Penn throws him off. Penn has a mouse under his eye. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Penn.
Round 2: Edgar is moving quickly and landing with some good combinations. Penn lands a big punch and shirks off a takedown attempt from Edgar. The exchanges are pretty even on the feet so far but Edgar is a little busier. Penn lands a good combo; he’s putting some power behind his punches. Edgar with a good leg kick. Edgar gets a takedown but Penn hops right back up. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.
Round 3: After a quick timeout to wipe excess water off of Edgar the two fighters meet in the middle and start engaging. Penn putting the pressure on Edgar to start off the round. Edgar lands a good combination. Edgar goes for a takedown but doesn’t get it. Edgar mixing it up well, lands a good body kick. Penn shrugs off a takedown and lands a good knee. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.
Round 4: Neither man can get much significant offense going but Edgar is still looking busier. Penn is chasing Edgar down but he can’t quite catch him. Penn lands a good counter right hand. Edgar pushes forward with a combination. Edgar might be on his way to a huge upset victory. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.
Penn’s face looking a little worse for the wear.
Round 5: Edgar gets a takedown. Penn stands back up. Penn lands a leg kick. Edgar lands a stiff right hand. Penn looking a little tired. He tries for a head kick and it’s blocked. Edgar goes for a takedown and Penn shrugs it off. Edgar lands a good leg kick. Penn looks desperate. Edgar is on his way to winning this fight. Penn turns it on for the last few seconds. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for for Edgar.
Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn via unanimous decision (scores of 50-45, 48-47, 49-46) to become the new UFC lightweight champion.
An emotional Edgar celebrates his victory.
The lightweight division just got a lot more interesting.
Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia
UFC Middleweight Championship
Georges St. Pierre is shown again; Joe Rogan says that they will fight if Silva wins.
Round 1: Silva looking very relaxed, feeling Maia out. Silva kicks Maia to the knee. Silva spins Maia back with a leg kick. Silva dancing around. He lands a spinning back kick. Silva putting his hands on the ground in front of Maia. Silva lands a right and Maia slips. Silva is opening up, he lands some good leg kicks. Silva is moving wildly and lands a lunging punch. Maia tries to pull guard but Silva isn’t having it. Silva knocks him down with a flying knee. Silva is toying with Maia. Fightline.com scores the round 10-8 for Silva.
Round 2: Silva keeping his hands low and mocks Maia for trying to hit him. Silva is making another statement in this fight. He knocks Maia down with a leg kick. Silva using Capoeira to get inside and land kicks and punches. Silva stuffs a takedown and kicks Maia in the arm. Maia misses on another couple of takedowns. Silva taunting Maia in the middle of the ring. Silva berating Maia in the ring. Silva picking Maia apart. Fightline.com scores the round 10-8 for Silva.
Round 3: Maia throws a right hand. Silva landing with kicks. The action is slowing a bit. Silva misses with a kick and then pours it on Maia. Maia misses with a takedown. Maia is sticking in there and trying to land punches, Silva just isn’t having it. Maia’s face is busted up. Silva shrugs off another takedown. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 4: There are shades of the Thales Leites fight appearing now, Silva can finish this but he isn’t. Maia misses with a couple of big punches. Silva is getting the better of the exchanges. The crowd chants Maia’s name. Now they’ve switched to a chant of “GSP”. Silva is backing away from Maia. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 5: Silva is going to draw a lot of criticism if he doesn’t finish Maia. Maia’s left eye is swollen shut. Maia tries for a takedown. Maia catches Silva with some punches. Maia is swinging big and pushing forward. Silva lands a spinning back kick. Maia gets ahold of Silva’s leg and he pushes him against the cage. Silva gets out of it. Silva is not looking to engage. Maia throws his hands up. The referee stops the fight and warns Silva that if he doesn’t engage he’s going to dock him a point. Maia is pushing forward as the round ends. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Maia.
Anderson Silva defeated Demian Maia via unanimous decision to retain the UFC middleweight title.
Silva apologizes for his performance and says that it won’t happen again; he says that he lacked humility.