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Matthew Riddle defeated Greg Soto via disqualification (illegal upkick) at 1:30 of Round 3.
Jared Hamman defeated Rodney Wallace via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Rousimar Palhares defeated Tomasz Drwal via submission (heel hook) at 0:45 of Round 1.
Ricardo Almeida defeated Matt Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:30 of Round 2.
Nate Diaz defeated Rory Markham via TKO (strikes) at 2:47 of Round 1.
Mark Bocek Vs. Jim Miller
Round 1: Miller enters the arena to the theme from “The Sopranos”. They trade early and Bocek gets the takedown. Miller gets up and they trade again. Miller establishes Mission Control but can’t land the omoplata. Miller gets a kimura in deep and uses it to sweep Bocek. Bocek gets out of it. Round ends with Miller in Bocek’s guard. Close one to call. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Miller.
Round 2: Bocek immediately gets the takedown. They struggle for position on the ground. Bocek is cut and bleeding. Miller threatens with a heel hook. Bocek gets Miller’s back. He traps Miller’s right arm with his leg. Miller defending well, somehow. Miller stands up and slams Bocek to the ground. Exciting fight. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Bocek.
Round 3: They start the round trading. The pace has slowed and the exchanges are even. 3:10 to go, not much is going down. Bocek goes for the takedown, they are fighting against the fence. Miller lands some knees and goes for the takedown himself. Bocek gets Miller down and establishes over-under control. Miller gets up and gets a takedown but Bocek gets out of it. They are grinding it out against the cage. Bocek gets a good takedown. Miller gets Bocek’s back with 5 seconds to go. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Bocek.
Jim Miller defeated Mark Bocek via unanimous decision (29-28 across the board).
Ben Saunders vs. Jon Fitch
Round 1: They trade early. Saunders gets Fitch against the cage. Fitch gets the takedown, Saunders gets butterfly guard. Fitch lands with some elbows. Saunders walking his legs up Fitch’s back. Saunders lands an upkick. Fitch smothers Saunders for most of the round. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.
Round 2: They exchange and Fitch gets Saunders against the cage. He slams Saunders down and works him with the same grinding top control. The crowd is getting restless. They get back to their feet. Saunders lands well but Fitch gets him back on the fence. The round ends against the cage. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.
Round 3: They exchange again until Fitch gets Saunders on the fence. Saunders looking for a kimura. The referee separates them. Fitch lands a nice combination and then goes for the takedown again. They break but Fitch gets Saunders down again. 2:00 to go, the crowd is silent, probably wishing that Thiago Alves was in the cage. Fitch gets into Saunders’ half-guard. Fitch cuts Saunders with an elbow, finishes the round with more ground and pound. Fightline.com scores the fight 10-9 for Fitch.
Jon Fitch defeated Ben Saunders via unanimous decision (all scores of 29-27).
Fabricio Camoes Vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Round 1: Camoes goes for the takedown immediately and they hit the fence. Camoes lands a shoulder throw and gets Pellegrino’s back. Pellegrino stands against the fence with Camoes still clinging to his back. Camoes goes for the rear naked choke. Pellegrino slams Camoes to his head and takes his back, then moves to mount. Camoes gets his guard back. Camoes goes for a triangle choke and then an omoplata. Pellegrino gets side control. Pellegrino in half guard. Good round. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Pellegrino.
Round 2: They hit the ground with Pellegrino on top. Back to the feet and Pellegrino gets a takedown to put them right back on the ground. Pellegrino with good ground and pound from Camoes’ guard. Pellegrino mounts Camoes. They scramble but Camoes is getting the worst of it and seems to be tiring. Camoes tries for a switch but Pellegrino reverses it. Pellegrino gets the rear-naked choke. It’s over.
Kurt Pellegrino defeated Fabricio Camoes via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:20 of Round 2.
Vacant UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship
Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin
Round 1: They don’t touch gloves. They exchange and Carwin goes for a takedown. They hit the fence. Carwin is landing short punches from the clinch. The ref separates them. Mir rushes in with a combination. They hit the fence again. Carwin bullies Mir against the cage, he drops him and goes for the finish. The referee lets it go on for awhile but Carwin brutalizes Mir and gets the stoppage.
Shane Carwin defeated Frank Mir via TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of Round 1 to win the interim UFC heavyweight championship.
UFC Welterweight Championship
Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Dan Hardy
Round 1: The main event of the evening is about to get underway. St. Pierre gets Hardy to the ground and sits in his half guard. St. Pierre gets in side control. Hardy spins out of it but St. Pierre gets his back. 3:00 to go and St. Pierre is active from the back. Hardy gets back up but St. Pierre immediately takes him back down. Hardy gets St. Pierre in his half guard. St Pierre gets the mount. Hardy rolls over and stands up with St. Pierre on his back. They hit the ground again and St. Pierre is staying on his back. St. Pierre goes for an armbar but Hardy rolls out and stands up. Very good round, Hardy defended well. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for St. Pierre.
Round 2: They are feeling each other out. St. Pierre gets the takedown and lands in half guard and moves right in to side control. St. Pierre tries to get his back but Hardy is trying to shake him off. Hardy gets in St. Pierre’s guard. St. Pierre gets back to his feet. St. Pierre lands a one-two and Hardy smiles. St. Pierre gets a solid takedown and Hardy pulls guard. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for St. Pierre.
Round 3: St. Pierre immediately goes for the takedown and gets it. Hardy regains guard, St. Pierre posturing up to land bigger shots. St. Pierre lands some shots and moves into half guard. Hardy goes for the triangle but St. Pierre gets out and moves to side control, he’s setting up for an armbar. Hardy explodes out. Hardy scrambles out and briefly gets up but St. Pierre hangs on and drags Hardy back down. St. Pierre goes for the mount and gets Hardy’s back. Hardy stacks him up and and gets him off of his back but St. Pierre gets him right back down. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for St. Pierre.
Round 4: Hardy’s jab looks to be lacking its pop. St. Pierre gets him down and briefly gets the mount. Hardy gets back up but St. Pierre stays on him. Hardy goes for St. Pierre’s leg and gets him against the cage briefly before St. Pierre takes him back down. St. Pierre stacks Hardy on the fence. St. Pierre gets a kimura and cranks it but Hardy won’t tap. Hardy gets out of it. St. Pierre won’t relent, ends the round by rolling for a kneebar. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for St. Pierre.
Round 5: They are exchanging early. St. Pierre lands a kick and gets another takedown. The crowd is getting restless. St. Pierre gets the kimura again but Hardy gets out of it. St. Pierre smothering from the top. 20 seconds left. St. Pierre rolls for a kneebar at the end but the bell rings. The fighters embrace in a show of respect. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for St. Pierre.
Georges St. Pierre defeated Dan Hardy via unanimous decision (scores of 50-43, 50-44, 50-45).
St. Pierre says he is not happy with his performance and Hardy was tougher than he expected.
Hardy gives his props to St. Pierre. Hardy is cheered because of his gameness and refusal to tap on several occasions.