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“UFC 141: Lesnar Vs. Overeem” Results

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Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes

Round 1: They come out fast and touch gloves, Nunes getting off first with a leg kick. Nunes with a spinning back kick that Gamburyan partially blocks. Nunes working the outside, chopping at Manny’s legs with kicks and getting out of the way when he lunges in. Gamburyan ducks a punch and tries for the takedown, but Nunes defends. Gamburyan wings a hard right that misses. Gamburyan being forced to play Diego’s game so far. Gamburyan goes for the takedown off of a kick, but Nunes defends well. He continues to drive for it, and he eventually gets Nunes down against the cage. Nunes gets to his feet after eating a right hand. Nunes shucks him off and goes back to working his kicks. Nunes with a lead left-leg kick combo. Manny lunges for another takedown and is easily denied. Nunes with a good leg kick and a spinning back kick follow up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Round 2: They touch gloves again and Manny rushes forward, landing a big right that Nunes eats. Gamburyan rocks Nunes with a hard overhand right. Nunes separates himself and times a knee as Gamburyan shoots for a takedown. Nunes defending well, but Gamburyan is all over him. Nunes extricates himself and they set up in the center. Nunes with a spinning back kick. Nunes with another spinning back kick. Manny lands a left hook and then hits a double-leg. Joe Rogan thinks Gamburyan may have hurt his right hand. Gamburyan working short punches and keeping Nunes down against the fence. Gamburyan looking to work a choke form top position. Gamburyan yells at Nunes, “Watch the fingers!” as Nunes tries to pry his fingers apart. Nunes gets to his feet and presses Gamburyan into the cage. Manny misses on a trip attempt and Nunes makes him pay with punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Round 3: The action starts out more tentative so far, Nunes clearly more respecting of Gamburyan’s striking now. Manny lands another right hand, to which Nunes responds with a hard leg kick. Gamburyan goes to the body. Nunes with an inside leg kick. Gamburyan getting trapped on the outside again, slightly tripped up by Nunes switching Southpaw. Gamburyan wading in and trying to land bombs, while Nunes flicks his kicks at him. Gamburyan shoots for the takedown and is denied. Nunes lands a good knee. Manny fails on another takedown. Two minutes to go and Nunes has taken the momentum back. Manny with another hard right. Nunes answers with three hard kicks. Gamburyan fighting desperately for the takedown, but Nunes isn’t having it and he’s making Manny pay with hard knees. Good left by Gamburyan, but he takes a kick to the cup and the action is halted. They embrace and go after. Manny with a hard shot that Nunes answers with two thudding kicks. Gamburyan ducks another and shoots for the takedown. Nunes defends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Diego Nunes defeated Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jacob Volkmann vs. Efrain Escudero

Round 1: Volkmann comes out fast, flicking kicks out, but not landing much. Escudero lands a nice leg kick and then slaps on a guillotine when Volkmann shoots. Volkmann defends and winds up in side control. Volkmann doing what most thought he would so far, smothering Escudero from top position. Escudero doing well enough to avoid damage, but cannot get up. The crowd boos.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Round 2: Volkmann shoots from the outside and he gets Escudero down, powering through Escudero’s half-hearted choke attempt to take top position again. After a full minute of little meaningful action, referee Herb Dean stands them up. Volkmann blankets Escudero again though, dragging him to the mat against the cage. Volkmann takes Escudero’s back and slaps on the rear naked choke. Escudero defends, but Volkmann retains top position as Escudero tries to squirm away. Volkmann rides top position until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann

Round 3: Volkmann lands a pair of stiff punches to start off the last round. Escudero throws a weak knee and opens himself up for the takedown, which Volkmann snatches quickly. Volkmann still doing his best Jon Fitch, riding Escudero from top position, but doing little to finish. Dean stands them up again. Volkmann drops for a single, Escudero defends and lands some decent elbows, but Volkmann stays on him and blankets him against the fence. Escudero keeping to his feet. He slaps on a choke out of nowhere and brings Volkmann to the mat with it. It’s a deep north-south choke, but Volkmann is defending well. Escudero adjusts and puts him in a guillotine, but somehow Volkmann is hanging on. Twenty seconds to go and it looks like Volkmann will survive the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Escudero

Jacob Volkmann defeated Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Volkmann threatens to do the same to Frankie Edgar and then tells a bad Obama joke.

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson

Round 1: They touch gloves and set up in the center, Kim landing a glancing leg kick. Another lands more flush. Pierson grabs hold of Kim and tags him with a left to the body. Pierson wading in without head movement and eats two right jabs for it. Pierson with a good leg kick. Kim tries for a crane kick sort of strike that Pierson catches, but can’t use to take him down. Kim holding the edge in the stand up so far, working his range well and avoiding Pierson’s shots. They clinch again and Kim throws Pierson off-balance, briefly working a headlock. Kim takes him for a ride with a slick Judo throw against the cage, but Pierson rolls into top position and takes Kim’s back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Round 2: Kim with a good leg kick. Kim settles back into a comfortable distance, from which he touches Pierson with both kicks and punches. Pierson closes the distance and presses Kim into the cage, but Kim fights free quickly and they set up in the center again, where Kim goes back to work. Kim lands a hard two-punch combo as Pierson wades in with his hands low. They clinch against the cage briefly again. Kim lands with the crane kick and follows up with a hard left hand. Pierson with a couple of decent knees from the clinch. Kim sticks another one-two. Kim defends a takedown and finally lands the crane kick flush; it sends Pierson reeling. He’s saved by the bell, but he walks on very shaky legs back to his corner.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Round 3: Pierson starts the round still looking a little weak-kneed, but he’s in there to fight, pressing Kim into the cage after working some strikes. Kim frees himself quickly. After a brief bout of striking, Kim times a beautiful takedown. Pierson fights to his feet, but Kim stays on him against the fence and takes him down with a nice trip. Kim working from top position, but Yves Lavigne stands them up, questionably. Kim goes back to working from the outside with a minute left. Pierson closes the distance and they battle for position briefly, with Kim freeing himself in short order. Kim holds the edge in the stand up until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kim

Dong Hyun Kim defeated Sean Pierson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Njokuani vs. Danny Castillo

Round 1: Njokuani working his range against Castillo, keeping him on the end of his punches. Castillo ducks under a punch and hits a quick takedown, but Njokuani gets to his feet. Castillo staying on him though, hanging onto him against the cage, working knees to the thigh. Castillo working relentlessly for the takedown, he gets Njokuani down against the fence. Castillo takes a low mount, which Njokuani is defending by scooting up the cage. Njokuani gets to his feet and hits a trip, but Castillo stays on him like glue, working the knees to the thighs still and trying to drag him to the mat. Castillo gets a big takedown and takes Njokuani’s back as he tries to scramble to his feet. Castillo working for the choke, but Njokuani turns into Castillo’s guard. Castillo gets to his feet and Njokuani slaps on a guillotine, which Castillo negates by picking him up and slamming him to the mat. Njokuani gets to his feet and lands a nice knee. Njokuani tries to land a few before the bell, but his arms look a little heavy from the grappling.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Round 2: Castillo trying to work punches, but having a hard time touching the taler fighter. Njokuani sprawls out of a takedown and lands a nice knee. Njokuani avoids another takedown attempt. Njokuani starting to time Castillo, avoiding his shots and countering well. Njokuani stuffs another takedown and starts to work from the plum, landing solid knees and a crisp elbow before breaking. Njokuani sits Castillo down with a hard right hand, but Castillo presses forward through a few hard knees and gets the takedown. Castillo sitting in Njokuani’s guard, doing little damage, but taking the time to recover. Njokuani gets to his feet briefly, but Castillo puts him back down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Njokuani

Round 3: The striking starts out a bit more even this time around. Njokuani sprawls out of another takedown, but Castillo stays on him and eventually gets him down against the cage. Njokuani trying hard to get to his feet, and he eventually does, but Castillo is still riding him. Njokuani rolls for a kneebar, allowing him to get to his feet. Njokuani lands a nice knee from the clinch. Castillo gets Njokuani down again though, pressing him into the fence. Njokuani gets to his feet, but again, Castillo stays on him. Njokuani frees himself with thirty seconds to go and starts after Castillo, letting go with punches and kicks. He pressures until the end, but can’t finish before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Castillo

Danny Castillo defeated Anthony Njokuani via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assuncao

Round 1: Pearson, keeping his distance, hits an inside leg kick. Assuncao returns. Assuncao times a takedown perfectly and hits it with ease, dumping Pearson to the mat. Pearson getting to his feet, but Assuncao is all over him. Pearson frees himself and comes after Assuncao swinging. Assuncao standing sort of like Lyoto Machida, but it’s working pretty well for him. He times a kick again and grabs hold of Pearson. Pearson doing better to keep on his feet, and Assuncao eventually disengages. Pearson chasing after Assuncao, but having a hard time touching him. Assuncao’s awkward movement is giving Pearson fits, but the Brit tags Assuncao up after he fails on a takedown. Assuncao lands a nice three-piece. Pearson chases Assuncao until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Round 2: Pearson coming out more aggressive, but he eats a body kick. Assuncao drops for the takedown and gets it in short order. Pearson pops right up, Assuncao keeps hold of him but he eventually breaks free. They both land left hooks before Assuncao drives for the takedown again. Assuncao continually working for the takedown. Pearson sprawls and gets top position, but backs out to work the stand up. Assuncao with a right hand. Assuncao goes for the takedown again, pressing Pearson into the fence. Pearson shakes him off and tries for a head kick that glances off Assuncao’s arms. Pearson goes hard to the body and then sits Junior down with a stiff jab. Pearson is dogging Assuncao now, having finally pinned him down, battering him to the head and body with punches and knees. Assuncao tying him up now though, slowing his assault. Pearson working with knees, but Assuncao breaks free. They exchange briefly and Assuncao goes back in for the takedown. Pearson lands a slick trip, but Assuncao grabs his leg and returns the favor, eating an elbow in order to plant Pearson on his back. Pearson working elbows from the bottom and he gets to his feet right before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pearson

Round 3: Assuncao catches the first kick Pearson throws to take him down. Assuncao is all over him, he takes his back with one hook. Assuncao tries for a few submissions, but Pearson avoids them all and gets to his feet. Assuncao lands a hard left and immediately grabs hold of Pearson again, grating him into the fence. Pearson gets in a few good digs against the fence, and eventually works free. Assuncao dives right back in for the takedown. Pearson hammers Assuncao with a hard leg kick after breaking away. He times a good knee to Assuncao’s face as he dives in for another takedown. Pearson pressing Assuncao into the fence now, they both land good shots before breaking. Pearson lands a head kick and a good knee before Assuncao goes back in for the takedown. Pearson looking to hit the takedown, but he breaks away and starts to pour it on Assuncao, dogging him with a volley of strikes. Assuncao goes for the takedown again, holding Pearson into the fence until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pearson

Ross Pearson defeated Junior Assuncao via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Nam Phan vs. Jimy Hettes

The first fight on the main card will take place in the featherweight division and will be overseen by referee Herb Dean.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Hettes throws the first shot with a head kick. Hettes hits a slick foot trip and takes Phan down. Phan to his feet, but Hettes stays on him and drags him back down. Hettes is swarming fan, landing some decent punches from the top. Phan to his feet, but Hettes is still clinging to him. Hettes slaps on a guillotine and takes Phan down with it. He loses it, but he’s teeing off on Phan now, bouncing his head off the canvas. Phan turns over, he turtles, Hettes on him like glue. Hettes pacing himself, sinking one hook as Phan lays on his side. Hettes continually punching. Phan hip escapes, but Hettes just keeps tagging him. Phan gets to his feet, but Hettes keeps him into the fence, working some dirty boxing. Hettes gets clipped by a right hand from Phan and dives back in for a takedown. Hettes hits a nasty trip and then takes mount. Hettes nails Phan with a hard elbow. Again. Phan gives up his arm and Hettes rolls for it. A minute to go. Hettes is just pounding on Phan’s face as he defends the armbar. Hettes pounding Phan’s body. Phan bleeding badly from his face. Hettes hammers Phan with punches until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Hettes

Round 2: Hettes swarms immediately, failing on a takedown, but pressing Phan into the cage. Hettes tries for a jumping knee before grabbing a leg and dragging Phan to the mat. Phan rolls for a leg, but Hettes defends. Hettes posts up and starts back in with hard, accurate punches. Hettes goes for a choke, but it’s too high up and Phan escapes. Hettes goes for the guillotine and rolls, but Phan avoids and winds up on top, trying to rain down blows. Hettes gets to his feet and presses Phan into the fence, working dirty boxing and knees. Hettes is just all over Phan. They break briefly, but Hettes puts hits hands on him before closing the distance again and quickly getting the takedown. Hettes in side control pounding away at Phan from top position. Hettes puts the pressure on Phan until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hettes

Round 3: They touch gloves for the final round, Hettes whiffing a right hand. Hettes dives for the takedown, but Phan keeps clear of it and starts to work his boxing. Hettes doing well to avoid the brunt of it before clinching and taking Phan down again. Phan trying to get to his feet, but Hettes is making everything hard for him, staying on him and dragging him down as soon as he does. Hettes lands a knee against the cage before Phan separates. Phan lands a good right hand, and follows it up with a few more good shots before Hettes inevitably closes the distance and takes him back to the mat. Hettes sinks one hook in and looks to set up an arm triangle. Phan defends, but Hettes takes mount and start to pepper Phan with punches. Phan doing enough to defend and prevent the finish, but this is all Hettes. Hettes landing nasty elbows, Phan’s corner yells, ‘C’mon Nam!’ Hettes wallops him with a right hand. Hettes wailing away as the round closes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hettes

Jimy Hettes defeated Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Playing off his likeness to Ivan Drago, Gustafsson walks out to the Rocky 4 montage track. Well, one of them anyway. The Janitor walks out in his trademark work shirt to some generic butt rock.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Gustafsson takes the center. Gus moving well, feinting with his feet and hands. Vladdy lunges in with punches and falls off balance, Gus gets out of the way untouched. Gus lands a hard front kick and then shakes Vladdy off when he grabs hold of him. Gus working kicks with his very long range. Vladdy comes forward with a left, but Gus counters with a stiff jab that Vladdy runs right into. Vladdy falls to the mat immediately and Gus pours on the ground and pound on a turtled Vladdy until the ref calls it.

Alexander Gustafsson defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (punches) at 2:13 of round 1

Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks

This battle of welterweight grinders will be overseen by Steve Mazzagatti.

Round 1: Hendricks wallops Fitch with the first shot that he throws, a hard left that stiffens him immediately and sends him straight back, his head bouncing off the canvas. Mazzagatti steps in and calls it and Fitch tries to wrestle him before coming to.

Johny Hendricks defeated Jon Fitch via KO (punch) at :12 of round 1

Amazing performance by Hendricks.

Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone

Cerrone bounces out to Kid Rock’s “Cowboy,” as usual, looking cold and focused. Diaz walks out calm but looking ready to go, shadow boxing. Both men dogging each other from across the cage. Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage for tonight’s co-main event, which takes place in the lightweight division.

Round 1: Cerrone runs right out and Diaz grabs a standing arm triangle, Cerrone escapes and defends a takedown, but Diaz keeps him pressed into the cage. They trade hard knees. Both men tag each other with punches. Cerrone with a leg kick. Diaz swats Cerrone with a three piece and a good hook. Cerrone taking a lot of these on the chin. Diaz is tagging Cerrone up, to the head and body. Diaz keeping Cerrone on the fence, boxing him up and landing knees. Diaz keeping Cerrone on the end of his punches, popping his head back. Cerrone with a leg kick, but Diaz just pushing forward and staying in his face. Diaz has Cerrone confused, just picking him apart here. Cerrone with a head kick, but Diaz just eats it and keeps tagging him with straight punches and a slapping right hook. Cerrone falls to the mat after throwing a head kick. Cerrone’s mouth is wide open and slack, bleeding. Diaz is hunting him down. Diaz in full rhythm and just taking the fight to Cerrone, putting his punches together and taking Cerrone’s will. Diaz feinting kicks to land punches. He presses Cowboy into the fence before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 Diaz

Round 2: Cerrone knocks Diaz to the ground with a leg kick, but Diaz pops back up and lands a multi-punch combo. Cerrone tries a knee that misses. Cerrone lands two hard leg kicks, one that knocks Diaz down again. Diaz pushes in for the clinch and takes Cerrone’s back standing briefly. Cerrone spins away. Diaz back to putting his hands on Cerrone, knocking him down after a head kick. Cerrone sweeps his legs again with a leg kick. Cerrone eats a one-two. Diaz with several straight punches that Cerrone answers with a few of his own. Diaz with a hard left-right combo. Diaz with several good jabs and an elbow. Diaz still doing more damage than Cerrone, walking through everything he’s thrown to draw blood with punches. Cerrone trips Diaz to the mat, but Diaz pops back up and comes back with punches. Cerrone sweeps Diaz again with a leg kick, this time Diaz takes awhile to get up. Diaz staggers Cerrone with a hard punch. Cerrone recovers. Diaz with a multi-punch combo before the end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diaz

Diaz with the Stockton heybuddy between rounds.

Round 3: Diaz with a hard right hook. Diaz with a three-piece, then he gets out of the way of Cerrone’s counters. Diaz continuing his multi-punch onslaught. He tips Cowboy to the mat after catching a kick. Diaz peppering away, he mixes in a body kick. Diaz going to work with straight shots, popping Cowboy’s head back. Cerrone with a good knee. Diaz popping Cerrone repeatedly. Cerroen knocks him down with a leg kick but Diaz gets right back up and in his face. Cerrone trying, throws a few knees, but Diaz just keeps walking forward and landing solid shots. Cerrone sweeps Diaz again, but it’s the same story, Diaz walking forward ruthlessly and pouring on the punches. A minute to go. Cowboy tries a flying knee, Diaz avoids and presses him into the fence, landing a few shots on the break. Diaz relentless, keeping his punches in Cerrone’s face.

They embrace at the bell, giving each other respect and burying any ill will.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diaz

Nate Diaz defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Diaz gives thanks to his trainers and coaches. Thanks Cerrone for an awesome fight and apologizes for “all the s*** that went down.”

Cerrone gives it up to Diaz for being tough, promises to come back and give it his all.


Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem

Overeem walks out calm and collected as always, a smile on his face as he enters the arena to swelling house music. To the strains of a driving country ballad, Lesnar walks out slow. He gets pumped up and into his song as he prepares to enter the cage. Mario Yamasaki will referee the heavyweight main event.

Round 1: Lesnar with a leg kick and a nice jab. Overeem wings an overhand right that grazes Lesnar. Lesnar misses on lunging shots. Lesnar goes for a takedown and Overeem avoids it. Overeem already bleeding from the right eye. Overeem lands a hard knee, another. Lesnar answers and shakes Overeem off. Overeem closes the distances and hammers more knees to his gut. Lesnar is wincing. Overeem throws a body kick, clearly targeting Lesnar’s midsection. Lesnar on his heels now, Overeem stalking him. Overeem is walking Lesnar down, landing hard, stinging shots. Overeem goes hard to the body with a kick that sends Lesnar to the mat, clutching his midsection. Overeem swarms him, hammering him with hard right hands to the head. Lesnar’s covering up, but a hard punch to the body cowers him and Yamasaki calls it.

Alistair Overeem defeated Brock Lesnar via TKO (strikes) at 2:26 of round 1

Overeem talks through his win, is excited to face dos Santos. Lesnar stops Overeem to give him respect before taking the mic. After thanking his training partners and family, Lesnar humbly announces his retirement. Lesnar says he’s had a rough couple of years because of diverticulitis. He said he promised his family he’d retire if he lost, if not retire after the championship fight. He emotionally thanks Overeem, the UFC and the fans.