Tito Ortiz returns to the Octagon for the first time in 18-months to rematch fellow former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin in the UFC 106 main event, while welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and Anthony Johnson square off in the event’s co-headliner.
MMAFrenzy.com’s live coverage of UFC 106 gets underway at 7:30pm ET with preliminary card results, followed by results and updates for the Spike TV preliminary card at 9pm and pay-per-view main card at 10pm ET.
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UFC 106 LIVE RESULTS
- Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- Josh Koscheck def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 2, 4:47
- Paulo Thiago def. Jacob Volkmann via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Luiz Cane via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
- Amir Sadollah def. Phil Baroni via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Ben Saunders def. Marcus Davis via KO (knee) – Round 1, 3:24
- Kendall Grove def. Jake Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:59
- Brian Foster def. Brock Larson via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:25
- Fabricio Camoes vs. Caol Uno – majority draw (29-27 28-28 28-28)
- George Sotiropoulos def. Jason Dent via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:36
UFC 106 LIVE UPDATES
Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt
Round 1 — After standing briefly, Rosholt dumps Grove to the ground and quickly takes his back, but Grove gets back to his feet. Rosholt again drops him to the canvas and Grove again stands, but he’s unable to get out of Rosholt’s grip. Grove escapes and gets a takedown of his own, then goes to work from Rosholt’s guard. Grove lands several punches before Rosholt gets against the cage and stands, before dragging Grove down again and landing in his guard. Rosholt passes to mount then Grove gives up his back, but he gets back to half guard. Grove looks for an armbar then locks in a triangle and Rosholt quickly taps. Kendall Grove def. Jake Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:59
Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders
Round 1 — Saunders opens with a head kick that Davis kicks. Davis closes in with punches and Saunders lands a knee to the body before they briefly clinch. Davis again closes in throwing punches, but Saunders lands more knees to the body from the clinch. Davis working for a takedown but Saunders keeps the fight standing and continues to batter Davis with knees to the body. Saunders rocks Davis with more knees to the body and face, then looks for a trip takedown but Davis clinches against the fence then pushes away. Saunders drops the bloodied Davis with a knee and knocks him out cold with a single punch on the ground. Ben Saunders def. Marcus Davis via KO (knee) – Round 1, 3:24
Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah
Round 1 — Baroni moves forward and connects with punches early. Sadollah recovers and lands knees, but Baroni fires back with more punches. Baroni and Sadollah trade knees and punches in the clinch against the cage, but neither fighter is clearly winning the exchanges. Baroni takes Sadollah down and goes to work from his guard, while Sadollag looks for submissions but Baroni backs away and lets Sadollah return to his feet. More punches from Baroni land, but Sadollah counters with more knees. Baroni works hard for a late takedown, but Sadollah remains on his feet and connects with more knees before the bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Sadollah 10-9.
Round 2 — Sadollah opens with a leg kick then rocks Baroni with punches and knees. Baroni recovers and throws punches, but Sadollah keeps him away with front kicks. The pair get back in the clinch and Sadollah tees of with more knees and elbows. Baroni pushes Sadollah away, but Sadollah clinches and connects again. Sadollah works punches and kicks to the body, then goes for a flying knee before grabbing the clinch. Baroni and Sadollah trade in the clinch then separate, Sadollah connects again to the body but slips and Baroni lands a combo but Sadollah finishes the round strong with more punches and knees in the clinch. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Sadollah 10-9.
Round 3 — Sadollah opens the final frame with more kicks while Baroni aims for big punches. Sadollah connects with a combo, then lands a knee flush to Baroni’s face. They briefly clinch, but Baroni forces Sadollah to back away with punches. Sadollah quickly closes in and tees off with elbows in the clinch that open up a deep cut on Baroni’s forehead. Sadollah lands leg kick after leg kick then Sadollah closes in unleashes punches and kicks. Baroni continues to look for an opening but Sadollah continues to batter the veteran. More kicks to the midsection buckle Baroni and he pours it on late but Baroni manages to survive. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Baroni 10-8 and the fight for Sadollah 30-26. Amir Sadollah def. Phil Baroni via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Luiz Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Round 1 — A lot of movement from Cane and Nogueira early as the pair trade punches. Nogueira lands the first big punch of the fight with an overhand left. Nogueira rocks Cane with a combination, then drops him with a left and finishes him with punches on the ground. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Luiz Cane via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann
Round 1 — Thiago works punches and looks for an uppercut early, then lands a kick to the body. They briefly clinch before Thiago easily takes Volkmann down into side control. Volkmann gets top control briefly before they return to the clinch and trade punches and knees. Thiago scores a trip takedown and gets mount after Volkmann lands awkwardly, but Volkmenn is uninjured and gets back to full guard. Volkmann looks to stand and Thiago lets him return to his feet, where they again clinch against the cage and tussle for position before separating. Thiago knocks Volkann down with a last-second combo, but he’s saved by the bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Thiago 10-9.
Round 2 — Thiago drops Volkmann again early in the second but he staggers back to his feet then scores a takedown to side control. Thiago looks to escape but Volkmann takes his back and throws punches before Thiago scrambles back to his feet. They trade punches and knees in the clinch and both fighters connect. Thiago falls to the mat and Volkmann follows him down and takes his back then gets mount but Thiago reverses to the top. Volkmann does his best to prevent Thiago from posturing, but Thiago manages some punches then gets away and lands a big shot before finishing out the round on top. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Thiago 10-9.
Round 3 — Thiago opens the third with punches then Volkmann fires back. Thiago drops Volkmann in an exchange and Thiago follows him to the ground. Volkmann looks for a triangle, but Thiago manages to pass to side control before Volkmann reverses to the top. They stand and separate, then Volkmann shoots for a takedown but Thiago evades and pounces on Volkmann, who reverses and throws punches from the top. Volkmann ties up Thiago’s arms and tees off with punches and elbows. Thiago gives up his back but slips Volkmann off and gets to side control. Volkmann locks up a D’arce choke from the bottom, but Thiago slips free then ground and pounds for the final seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Volkmann 10-9, but has the fight for Thiago 29-28. Paulo Thiago def. Jacob Volkmann via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson
Round 1 — Koscheck opens the action with low kicks, then changes levels and connects with a left. Johnson counters with kicks, then Koscheck lands several punches. Johnson winding up and throwing big punches, but none land flush. Johnson connects with a punch and Koscheck stumbles then shoots for a takedown but Johnson sprawls. Koscheck struggles to get back to his feet and Johnson blasts him with an illegal knee that appears to connect above Koscheck’s right eye. Johnson loses a point for the knee, which replays show Koscheck blocked with his arm, but Koscheck takes several minutes to recover from blurry vision before the fight results. Johnson throwing powerful kicks on the restart. Koscheck tries for a takedown and Johnson is able to stay on his feet for a while but Koscheck eventually gets him to the canvas and takes his back. Johnson escapes and goes after Johnson before the bell sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Johnson 10-9, but it’s 9-9 after the point deduction.
Round 2 — Koscheck catches Johnson in the eye with his finger twice early in the second, but the fight quickly resumes both times. Koscheck scores a takedown on the restart and goes to work from the top with ground and pound, with a elbow opening up a cut on Johnson. Koscheck takes Johnson’s back and locks in a rear naked choke, forcing Johnson to tap late in the second. Josh Koscheck def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 2, 4:47
Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin
Round 1 — Tito and Forrest touch gloves and we’re underway. Ortiz moves forward and Forrest catches him with a combo. They pair trade kicks, then combos. Ortiz shoots and successfully take Griffin down and goes to work with ground and pound from guard. Griffin looks for a kimura and uses it to escape, and both fighters return to their feet and clinch. Knees to the body by Forrest in the clinch, then they each look for trip takedowns but are unsuccessful and separate. Griffin works kicks, then lands a combo. Tito shoots again, but Griffin evades. They trade punches, but Griffin seems to get the better of the exchanges. Griffin closes in and clinches, then they close out the final seconds locked up against the fence. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Griffin 10-9.
Round 2 — Both fighters throw punches to start the second, the Ortiz connects with a punch. Tito catches a kick and uses it to take Forrest down. Griffin tries to lock up Ortiz, but Tito does some damage with ground and pound before Forrest scrambles back to his feet. Griffin throwing punches that miss, but connects with a front kick that knocks out Ortiz’s mouth piece. It’s replaced and the action resumes, with Ortiz quickly securing another takedown, but Griffin keeps him in full guard. Ground and pound by Ortiz from the top, while Griffin stays active on the bottom but he comes up empty. Tito opens up a big cut on Forrest’s face with ground and pound, but Griffin sweeps into half guard and works ground and pound of his own to finish out the frame. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Ortiz 10-9.
Round 3 — Ortiz and Griffin throw punches early, then Forrest connects with several combos and continues to mix in kicks. Ortiz offering little midway through the third as Forrest continues to work punches. Tito looks for a takedown, but Forrest stuffs it and continues to land punches and occasional kicks. Ortiz looks to clinch but Forrest slips away and resumes his punching attack then lands a high kick. Griffin is in the groove and continues to land punches and kicks before Ortiz finally fires back only to have Forrest connect yet again. Ortiz catches a kick, but Griffin again prevents the takedown and lands another combo. Both fighters swing wildly as the final bell sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Forrest 10-9, and scores the fight in Griffin’s favor 29-28. Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Pictured: Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin