Former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin square off tonight in the main event of UFC 115, and MMAFrenzy.com will have live UFC 115 results and play-by-play from the UFC’s first event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
MMAFrenzy.com’s live UFC 115 coverage begins at 9pm ET for the Spike-televised prelims, followed by main card play-by-play starting at 10pm leading up to the Liddell-Franklin headliner around 11:30pm.
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UFC 115 RESULTS
- Rich Franklin def. Chuck Liddell via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:55
- Mirko Cro Cop def. Pat Barry via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 4:36
- Martin Kampmann def. Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ben Rothwell def. Gilbert Yvel via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Carlos Condit def. Rory MacDonald via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:53
- Evan Dunham def. Tyson Griffin via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
- Matt Wiman def. Mac Danzig via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:45
- Mario Miranda def. David Loiseau via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:07
- James Wilks def. Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 30-27)
- Claude Patrick def. Ricardo Funch via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:48
- Mike Pyle def. Jesse Lennox via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:44
UFC 115 PLAY-BY-PLAY
Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
Round 1 – Danzig goes on the attack early with punches and kicks, then Wiman counters. Danzig grabs a kick and trips Wiman to the ground, the rolls into his guard. Wiman grabs a guillotine. Danzig rolls to try to escape, but Wiman keeps it on and works for the finish. Danzig doesn’t tap or pass out, but referee Yves Lavigne stops the bout anyways. Terrible stoppage.
Matt Wiman def. Mac Danzig via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:45
Tyson Griffin vs. Evan Dunham
Round 1 – Griffin stalks forward but eats a kick to the body. Griffin connects with punches before Dunham grabs a leg for a takedown, but Griffin stays on his feet. Dunham gives it up and eats a punch followed by a kick to the body. Griffin has Dunham backing away as he shops away with leg kicks and body punches. Dunham fires back with a combo, finishing with a body kick. More leg kicks by Griffin, but Dunham counters. Griffin gets too close and Dunham gets him down and takes his back. Dunham tries to work in the rear naked choke, but Griffin fends it off. Griffin and Dunham trade punches on the ground until the bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Dunham 10-9.
Round 2 – Dunham counters Griffin’s offense to begin the second, then goes for a takedown but Griffin grabs a guillotine. Dunham escapes in half guard, but Griffin prevents him from posturing and throwing punches. Dunham grabs a D’arce as Griffin gets back to his feet, but lets it go. Griffin follows up a leg kick with punches, but Dunham gets another takedown. Dunham tries to get his back and Griffin gives it to him. Dunham briefly gets the rear naked choke before Griffin stands with him on his back. Dunham gets the body triangle and continues to work for the RNC. Griffin spikes him down, but Dunham stays on and he stands again until the bell sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Dunham 10-9.
Round 3 – Griffin looks for the knockout to start the third, missing with a head kick before connecting with punches. Dunham lands a body kick, then a combination. Another combination for Dunham, then Griffin shoots for a takedown. Dunham stays on his feet and Griffin abandons it. Dunham connects with more punches, then another body kick before taking Griffin’s back again in a takedown. Dunham tries for the rear naked choke again, but has to focus on keeping Griffin from escaping instead. Griffin stands with Dunham on his back. Dunham tries to stand his arm in for the RNC, but Griffin keeps his chin tucked. Griffin falls to the canvas and Dunham can’t get the choke before the fight ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Dunham 30-27 and has winning the fight 30-27.
Evan Dunham def. Tyson Griffin via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Round 1 – MacDonald moves forward, catches a kick, and trips Condit to the canvas but lets him up. MacDonald connects with a right, Condit counters, then MacDonald gets a takedown from the clinch. Condit connects with punches off his back and keeps MacDonald from doing much. Condit gets back to his feet and rocks MacDonald, but MacDonald returns the favor then takes Condit back to the ground. Condit continues to neutralize MacDonald in his clinch and throws punches from the bottom before standing. MacDonald and Condit trade kicks, then Condit fires more leg kicks but MacDonald catches one. Leg kicks from both fighters before MacDonald scores another takedown in the closing seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for MacDonald 10-9.
Round 2 – Condit throwing leg kicks to start the second, then MacDonald counters with a combination. They clinch, and Condit tries for a takedown, but MacDonald ends up in side control. MacDonald stands and Condit follows. Condit jumps into the clinch, but MacDonald does the damage as they separate. Condit connects with a leg kick, but misses a superman punch and MacDonald tries for a takedown and eventually drags him down. Condit staying active on the bottom with punches and high guard until MacDonald lets him stand. MacDonald connects to the body, then Condit misses with another superman punch. MacDonald lights up Condit with a combination, then Condit shoots but MacDonald stuffs it. MacDonald lands a left and follows it up with leg kick-overhand combo. Condit lands again with leg kicks, but most everything else is blocked. They trade push kicks as the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com gives the second to MacDonald 10-9, putting him up 20-18.
Round 3 – Condit firing kicks again to start the third, but MacDonald catches one and counters with a head kick. MacDonald unloads punches, but Condit gets him down and connects with an elbow from the top. Condit connects with more punches from his feet, then mounts MacDonald, but he gets back to half guard. Condit grinds away with elbows, but MacDonald gets to his feet and they clinch. Condit with a combination against the fence before taking MacDonald down again. MacDonald’s face swells as Condit tees off with ground and pound against the cage. Condit stands and continues to pressure with elbows, then briefly gets mount, but MacDonald works back to half guard. Condit stands again and drops punches, then back into half guard with more ground and pound. Condit continues the offense, and the fight is halted with seconds left.
Carlos Condit def. Rory MacDonald via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:53
Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
Round 1 – Rothwell comes out swinging, then Yvel fires back before pulling guard. Rothwell passes to mount, but Yvel rolls into guard and stands. Rothwell slams him back to the ground and passes to side control. Rothwell grinds away with ground and pound, but gets too aggressive and Yvel stands, but is quickly taken down again and mounted. Rothwell postures up and connects with a few punches, but Yvel escapes and tries an ankle lock before Rothwell gets back into side control. Yvel rolls and takes Rothwells back, then blasts him with a kick as they stand and rocks him punches. Rothwell is hurt, but manages a kick to the body before Yvel unloads more punches and a high kick in the closing seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-10.
Round 2 – Rothwell shoots for a takedown to start the second and succeeds. Rothwell easily passes to side control, but Yvel keeps him under control. Rothwell punches the body, then goes back to half guard. Rothwell gets mount and connects with big elbows. Yvel tries to limit the damage, but Rothwell connects with punches. Yvel escapes and stands, but Rothwell quickly takes him back down into half guard. Yvel sweeps to the top and unloads big punches that have the fight close to being stopped. Yvel continues to connect with punches, but Rothwell gets up and gets Yvel down again. Rothwell mounts again and connects with a few elbows before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Yvel 10-9, putting him up 20-19 on our card in a very close fight.
Round 3 – Yvel with a surprise shot to begin the third, but Rothwell stuffs it. Yvel looks for a triangle, but Rothwell escapes and moves to side control. Rothwell grinds away with elbows, but there’s little power behind them. Rothwell gets mount again, but Yvel quickly gets back to half guard. Rothwell punches the body, but both fighters are gassed. Yvel tries to push away, but Rothwell instead goes to side control and grabs an arm. Rothwell keeps Yvel pinned and grinds away with elbows for the remainder of the round. MMAFrenzy.com gives the third to Rothwell 10-9, making it a 29-29 draw on our card.
Ben Rothwell def. Gilbert Yvel via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann
Round 1 – Kampmann sneaks through some jabs to start the action. Thiago with a leg kick, but Kampmann is the aggressor early and connects with more jabs then counters with a right. Leg kick by Kampmann, followed by a straight and another leg kick. Thiago counters a jab, then Kampmann connects with a combination. Thiago still tentative, then Kampmann drops him with a right. Thiago recovers and gets a takedown, but Kampmann tries for a guillotine. Kampmann rolls away and stands, but Thiago gets him down again. Kampmann back to his feet and grabs another guillotine that’s tight, but Thiago escapes before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Kampmann 10-9.
Round 2 – Kampmann begins the second with leg kicks, while Thiago still can’t unload. Jab continues to connect for Kampmann, but Thiago finally counters with a combination. Kampmann gets into the clinch, then has to avoid big punches from Thiago as he exits. Thiago shoots, but Kampmann easily takes his back Kampmann looks to setup submissions, but Thiago stays out of danger. Kampmann stays on Thiago’s back, but Thiago grabs an arm to neutralize him. Thiago sweeps to side control, but Kampmann escapes and unloads knees in the clinch then tries for a choke as the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Kampmann 10-9, putting him up 20-18.
Round 3 – The fighters are tentative to start the third until Kampmann avoids a looping punch, counters, then trips Thiago to the canvas. Kampmann gets to side control, the quickly passes to mount and works for an arm triangle. Thiago gives up his back, then tries to scramble away, but Kampmann maintains control. Thiago stands, but Kampmann connects with a knee and puts Thiago back on the ground. Thiago stands, but an overhand right is blocked and Kampmann takes him down again. Kampmann looks for the arm triangle again, but Thiago survives. Another 10-9 round for Kampmann, giving him the fight 30-27.
Martin Kampmann def. Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Pat Barry
Round 1 – Barry starts aggressive and throws big rights. They trade leg kicks, then Barry knocks Cro Cop down with a right, but he’s up quickly. Barry tees off with powerful leg kicks, the Cro Cop fires back some kicks of his own. Barry drops Cro Cop again with another right, but he immediately stands. Cro Cop’s swells quickly, while Barry continues to pressure with leg kicks and punches. Cro Cop clinches and tosses Barry down, then connects with punches against the fence before separating. They hug with just over 30-seconds left, then Cro Cop moves forward with punches. Barry fires a high kick in the final seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Barry 10-9.
Round 2 – Cro Cop fires a pair of left head kicks, but Barry blocks them. Cro Cop pushes forward with punches. Barry lands a left, then Cro Cop avoids a right. Leg kick by Barry, followed by a body shot for Cro Cop. Cro Cop moves into the clinch and works punches to the body, then Barry trips but stands. Cro Cop continues to work the body, but they’re separated and restarted. Cro Cop winning the standup midway through the frame. Barry’s kick is blocked and he slips to the ground, and Cro Cop jumps into half guard. Barry tries to keep Cro Cop under control, but he eventually passes to mount then takes Barry’s back. Cro Cop softens Barry with punches, then tries for the rear naked choke, but Barry survives the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Cro Cop 10-9, making it even 19-19 going to the third.
Round 3 – Barry and Cro Cop shake hands as the third gets underway. Cro Cop connects with a left, then lands an axe kick. Cro Cop ducks a punch to get into the clinch, but they separate. Cro Cop slips, but quickly stands and they trade punches. Cro Cop getting the better of the standup, connecting with a left and an uppercut before clinching. Cro Cop works punches to the body before they stall and are restarted. Cro Cop rushes forward and unloads on Barry with punches, eventually drops him before continuing with punches and elbows on the ground. Cro Cop takes Barry’s back and forces him to tap to a rear naked choke.
Mirko Cro Cop def. Pat Barry via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 4:36
Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin
Round 1 – Liddell moving forward and changing levels, but Franklin connects first with a leg kick. Liddell fires back with leg kicks of his own before Franklin shoots, but Liddell stays on his feet and connects with a hard kick to the body. Franklin throwing punches, but Liddell avoids and scores a takedown against the fence. Liddell stands to throw punches, but Franklin stands and Liddell gets cut. They exchange punches and kicks, then Franklin connects with a combo. Liddell hurts Franklin, but he comes right back and connects with punches of his own. Liddell presses forward with punches, but Franklin counters and knocks him out cold in the closing seconds.
Rich Franklin def. Chuck Liddell via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:55
In what should be the end of Liddell’s legendary career, “The Iceman” finally regains consciouness and exits the Octagon for what likely the last time.
In his post-fight interview, Franklin reveals he broke his left arm blocking a kick earlier in the round, but fought on to score the KO.