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Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can catch the PPV on TV or over the internet at Yahoo! Sports.
Now, on to the action! We’ll have quick match results available for you after each preliminary fight followed by live round-by round coverage of all main card bouts by Mark Wayne of FightLine.com. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.
John Salter defeated Jason MacDonald via TKO (injury) at 2:42 of Round 1.
Mike Guymon defeated Yoshiyuki Yoshida via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Joey Beltran defeated Tim Hague via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-26, 29-28).
Johny Hendricks defeated T.J. Grant via majority decision (scores 29-27, 29-27, 28-28).
Marcus Davis defeated Jonathan Goulet via TKO (punches) at 1:23 of Round 2.
Joe Doerksen defeated Tom Lawlor via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:10 of Round 2.
Patrick Cote Vs. Alan Belcher
Alan Belcher walks out to “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix. Good choice by “The Talent.” The crowd obviously supports the Canadian, Patrick Cote.
Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the third man in the cage. Belcher comes out right away with kicks. Belcher landing pretty consistently with body kicks, tags Cote with a low blow. Cote restarts with a solid combo. The crowd is deafening. Cote catches a kick and takes Belcher down. He lands in Belcher’s guard. Cote passes to half guard and is going for a kimura. Belcher rolls out of it and gets on top in half guard. They scramble and Belcher stays on top until the bell. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Belcher.
Round 2: The round is stopped right away because Belcher forgot his mouth piece. They restart with Cote landing some decent combinations. Cote is landing some heavy shots. Belcher grabs the Thai clinch and they hit the fence. They disengage the clinch and trade shots. Cote catches a knee and takes Belcher down again; Belcher’s back is against the fence. He gets up, grabs Cote around the waste and slams him to the ground. Wow. He gets Cote’s back and taps him out with a rear naked choke.
Alan Belcher defeated Patrick Cote via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:25 of Round 2.
Belcher called out Anderson Silva in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
Kimbo Slice Vs. Matt Mitrione
Mitrione takes a page out of Mike Brown’s book and walks out to “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The crowd roundly supports Kimbo.
Round 1: Mitrione whiffs a high kick. He misses again and Kimbo catches the kick and slams him hard. He slams him again and falls into a triangle attempt by Mitrione. Kimbo gets out of it and lands in side control. Mitrione stands up and presses Slice against the cage. Kimbo takes Mitrione down again and presses him against the cage. They stand up. Mitrione lands a grazing knee and a leg kick. Kimbo gets hit with a leg kick and goes down, Mitrione locks up a gator roll but can’t finish it. Close round. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Slice.
Round 2: Mitrione lands a solid one-two. Kimbo wraps him up again and they hit the cage. The first round could have gone to Mitrione on the virtue that he came closest to finishing. Mitrione wrecking Slice with leg kicks. Slice looking disheartened. Mitrione teeing off on Slice. Kimbo tries for a takedown but can’t follow through. He hits the ground and Mitrione gets on top of him. He’s landing big knees to Kimbo’s mid-section. Mitrione gets the full mount. “Meathead” is landing a lot of unanswered shots but there’s not too much on them. He abandons that approach and starts looking for the sub. He lands more punches and Big Dan stops the fight, Kimbo didn’t want to be in there anymore.
Matt Mitrione defeated Kimbo Slice via TKO (ground strikes) at 4:20 of Round 2.
After the bout, Kimbo wished everyone a happy Mother’s Day.
Sam Stout Vs. Jeremy Stephens
Round 1: Yamasaki is back in the cage for this one. They come out trading early. Stephens gets a takedown off of a leg kick. Stout stands up. Stephens landing with some power. Stout with a leg kick. Stout finding a home for his left body hook. Stephens drops Stout with a punch, after a short ground tussle they’re back to their feet. Stephens lands a spinning back-fist. Stout slightly bloodied. Stout seems a bit wary of Stephens’ power but he’s still pressing forward and lands a nice leg kick off of a feint. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Stephens.
Round 2: They trade early again. Stephens is walking through Stout’s jabs. Stephens catches a leg kick and drops Stout again. He follows him to the ground and Stout looks for a kimura. Stephens is defending well and Stout lets it go. They stand back up. The stand up exchanges are a bit more even now; neither man with much of an edge over the other right now. Stephens looks for a takedown but Stout shrugs it off. Stout with a high kick. Stephens lands a big right. They both whiff on spinning back-fists. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Stephens.
Round 3: Stout looking a bit worse for the wear. He tags Stephens with a low blow and they take a moment to reset. Stephens lands a good combo punctuated by a body kick. Stephens fails on another takedown attempt. Stout with another left hook to the body. Stephens is looking a little tired. Stephens gets hurt by a leg kick and Stout swarms him. Stout teeing off with elbows from Stephens’ guard. Stephens gets up but he’s looking a little wobbly. He goes for a flying knee and he cracks Stout with a right hand. Stout looks confused as to how to finish Stephens and Stephens keeps moving forward. He lands a takedown but Stout gets back up. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Stout.
Jeremy Stephens defeated Sam Stout via split decision (scores of 30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Joe Rogan is probably right in saying that Stephens’ power made the difference in this fight.
Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley
Round 1: Big Dan Miragliotta is reffing this one. Koscheck refuses to touch Daley’s gloves. Daley starts with a flying knee that misses. Daley looking to land his jab. Koscheck gets Daley to the mat with relative ease. He tries to get up but Koscheck slams him back down. Koscheck has Daley against the cage in half guard. Daley is having a hard time getting Koscheck off of him and standing up; this could be a long night for Daley. Koscheck gets his back with 1:35 to go. He’s going for the rear naked choke. Daley rolls out of it and drops Koscheck with an illegal knee. A point is deducted immediately. The replay shows that Daley’s knee did not even touch Koscheck; he’s hamming it up really well. They restart and Daley fights off a takedown well. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck.
Big Dan takes back the point deduction because the knee never connected. Koscheck should suffer some sort of penalty for that acting display.
Round 2: Koscheck goes for the takedown and gets Daley against the cage, he gets him down. He gets full mount briefly but Daley locks down half guard again. Koscheck blanketing Daley without doing any damage. Koscheck fighting for Daley’s back and he gets it. Koscheck is not winning any fans in Montreal tonight. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck.
Round 3: Daley has to finish the fight in this round if he hopes to win. They begin the round trading with Daley being a bit more successful. Daley lands a big knee as Koscheck goes for a takedown. Koscheck gets him down anyway. Koscheck gets full mount. Koscheck not really looking to finish, he seems content to hold position on Daley. Koscheck seems to have confused the Octagon with a wrestling mat. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck.
Whoa, Daley just slugged Koscheck well after the bell rang. That’s not going to go over well with Dana White.
Josh Koscheck defeated Paul Daley via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27 across the board)
Koscheck really egging on the Montreal audience, saying that they’re losing twice because the Pittsburgh Penguins will beat them next week, and he’ll beat GSP after that.
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Lyoto Machida Vs. Mauricio Rua
During the ESPN MMA Live pre-fight show, ESPN insider Franklin McNeil said that sources near Rua’s camp have indicated that he may be harboring a knee injury. Let’s hope that is not the case.
Round 1: Yves Lavigne is the third man inside for this one. They start exchanging right away. “Shogun” is pressing forward. Machida takes Rua down and lands in half guard. “Shogun” gets to his feet and presses Machida against the cage; he lands some knees to the legs. “Shogun” really pressing forward here and Machida gets him down again. “Shogun” gets back up and eats a knee to the body. Machida lands a knee but Rua rocks him for it. He follows up with some big punches on the ground and Yves stops the fight. Lyoto is still laid out.
Mauricio Rua defeated Lyoto Machida via knockout at 3:35 of Round 1 to become the new UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion
A clearly and understandably excited “Shogun” is classy as ever in his post-fight speech. The crowd winces when Machida’s battered face is shown on camera, he leaves without giving an interview.