Welcome to MMAFrenzy.com’s LIVE coverage of UFC 86 “Jackson vs. Griffin”. After appearing as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 7, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson takes on challenger and The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin for the 205-pound title in the UFC 86 main event.
Patrick Cote vs. Ricardo Almeida, Joe Stevenson vs. Gleison Tibau, Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle, Tyson Griffin vs. Marcus Aurelio are also slated for the televised main card.
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- Forrest Griffin def. Quinton Jackson (c) via unanimous decision
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
- Patrick Cote def. Ricardo Almeida via split decision
- Joe Stevenson def. Gleison Tibau via submission – Round 2, 2:57
- Josh Koscheck def. Chris Lytle via unanimous decision
- Tyson Griffin def. Marcus Aurelio via unanimous decision
- Gabriel Gonzaga def. Justin McCully via submission – Round 1, 1:57
- Cole Miller def. Jorge Gurgel via submission – Round 3, 4:48
- Melvin Guillard def. Dennis Siver via TKO – Round 1, 0:36
- Justin Buchholz def. Corey Hill via submission – Round 2, 3:57
QUINTON JACKSON VS. FORREST GRIFFIN
Forrest Griffin defeats Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 49-46)
Forrest Griffin in the NEW UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
PATRICK COTE VS. RICARDO ALMEIDA
Patrick Cote def. Ricardo Almeida via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
JOE STEVENSON VS. GLEISON TIBAU
ROUND 1 – Stevnson is aggressive early, pressing the action. Both fighters connect with punches. High kick by Tibau. Stevenson lands a hard right and Tibau falls to the ground. Stevenson follows and works a guillotine but Tibau escapes and reverses. Stevenson gets back to his feet and they clinch against the fence. Stevenson connects with an elbow. Tibau secures a takedown but Stevenson is quickly back on his feet. They clinch, then separate, and Stevenson connects with a combination that sets up a takedown. Stevenson works from Tibau’s guard but falls into an omoplata. Tibau works to finish the fight but Stevenson appears to be in little trouble, gaining a position that allows him to ride out the final minute-plus of the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Tibau.
ROUND 2 – Stevenson and Tibau both connect with combinations then Stevenson shoots in for a takedown. Tibau remains on his feet and they clinch against the cage. They tussle for position and Tibau secures a brief takedown but Stevenson is quickly back on his feet. Tibau secures another takedown and quickly moves to side control. Tibau mounts Stevenson but Stevson capitalizes on a mistakes by Tibau and both fighters return to their feet. Tibau shoots in for another takedown but Stevenson secures a guillotine choke on the way to the ground. The choke is tight and Tibau is forced to tap out at 2:57
Joe Stevenson defeats Gleison Tibau via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:57
JOSH KOSCHECK VS. CHRIS LYTLE
ROUND 1 -Lytle and Koscheck touch gloves. Lytle looking for a right. Kick by Koscheck misses and Lytle fires back with punch-kick combo. Leg kick by Lytle. Koscheck presses and misses on a kick, falling to the ground but he quickly gets back on his feet. Koscheck secures a takedown into Lytles guard. Lytle has a quillotine but Koscheck escapes and goes to work with ground and pound. Koscheck moves to half guard and looks to pass but Lytle keeps him in place. Lytle uses his legs to get away momentarily but Koscheck is quickly back into half guard. Lytle keeps Koscheck from passing then reclaims full guard. Koscheck gets back to half guard and postures up to drop punches. Koscheck nearly gets past Lytle’s butterfly guard but Lytle keeps full guard. Koscheck finishes the round strong with some good ground and pound. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Koscheck.
ROUND 2 – Lytle quickly connects with a combination. Koscheck follows up with a good kick. Koscheck attempts a takedown but Lytle is able to get back to his feet. Koscheck tags him then takes Lytle down. Lytle works another guillotine with Koscheck in half guard but Koscheck manages to escape. Lytle is able to keep half guard but Koscheck postures up and ground and pounds Lytle against the cage, opening up a cut on Lytle forehead. More ground and pound from Koscheck bloodies Lytle up further. Lytle tries to keep Koscheck from posturing up but he continues to drop punches from half guard. Koscheck lands a series of short but hard punches to finish out the lopsided round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Koscheck.
ROUND 3 – Lytle rushes in but Koscheck evades. Koscheck comes close and Lytle tags him with a punch. Koscheck shoots but Lytle sprawls and then connects with an uppercut. Koscheck is relentless and presses Lytle against the fence. Lytle drops down and works a kimura then a guillotine but Koscheck escapes. Koscheck drops more punches from the top, widening the cut on Lytle’s head. Koscheck pounds on Lytle’s head before they are stood up by Yves Lavigne. Back on their feet Lytle is swinging for the fences. Lytle connects with a combination but slips on the blood and they clinch against the cage. They stall and are again restarted. Koschecks backs away from Lytle on the restart but Lytle is eventually able to close the distance and both fighters exchange hard punches before the bout concludes. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Koscheck and the fight 30-27 Koscheck.
Josh Koscheck defeats Chris Lytle via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 30-28)
TYSON GRIFFIN VS. MARCUS AURELIO
ROUND 1 -The first good punch lands a full minute into the bout as Griffin connects with a right. Aurelio looks to pull guard but Griffin doesn’t follow him to the ground. Aurelio looks to bring him into his guard but he’s unsuccessful and Griffin is able to posture up and drop some shots. Aurelio finally brings Griffin into his guard and looks for an armbar but Griffin escapes and postures up. Griffin lands several more punches before Aurelio scrambles back to his feet. Inside leg kick and combination by Griffin. Griffin connects with another kick. Aurelio rushes in but quickly reverses. Griffin lands more shots before they clinch for the remaining seconds of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Griffin.
ROUND 2 -Quicker pace to open the second as both fighters exchange early. Griffin lands a leg kick and follows up with another. Aurelio rushes in and looks to connect but Griffin tags him with combinations. They clinch. Griffin pressed Aurelio against the cage a peppers him with knees. Griffin picks Aurelio up and slams him to the ground. Aurelio takes Griffin’s back in a scramble but Griffin rolls back to the top. Aurelio briefly secures a triangle from the bottom but Griffin escapes and lands more strikes. Punches to the body by Griffin to close out the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Griffin.
ROUND 3 – Griffin connects with solid kicks early in the final round before shooting for a takedown. Aurelio connects with a knee and Griffin backs away and continues to connect with kicks and punches while avoiding any major damage. Aurelio shoots but Griffin defends and keeps the fight on their feet. Aurelio is gassed and Griffin looks to finish, connect with several hard punches and a good kick to the body. Right-left by Griffin quickly followed with a left-right combo. Griffin easily takes Aurelio to the ground and starts working ground and pound. Aurelio secures an armbar but Griffin pulls out. Griffin lands more ground and pound and evades Aurelio’s submission attempts to finish out the bout. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Griffin and the fight 30-27 Griffin.
Tyson Griffin defeats Marcus Aurelio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
GABRIEL GONZAGA VS. JUSTIN MCCULLY
ROUND 1 – After a brief exchange to open the bout Gonzaga drops McCully with a leg kick then transitions from McCully’s guard to mount. From the top Gonzaga quickly secures a kimura that forces McCully to tap out at 1:57.
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Justin McCully via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 1:57
JORGE GURGEL VS. COLE MILLER
ROUND 1 – Gurgel connects early with kicks and punches then Miller and Gurgel trade leg kicks. Miller lands a hard right and keeps Gurgel away with his reach advantage then connects with a combination. Gurgel lands a hard right and closes the distance but Miller counters with a solid right. The fighters exchange punches to finish out the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Gurgel.
ROUND 2 – Miller is aggressive but Gurgel is able to overcome the reach disadvantage and connects with leg kicks. Miller shoots and secures a takedown and lands hard punches on the ground while Gurgel looks for submissions from the bottom. Miller transitions to half guard then moves and locks in a guillotine choke but Gurgel escapes and they scramble back to their feet. Gurgel secures a late takedown before the second round concludes. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Miller.
ROUND 3 – Gurgel and Miller trade strikes to open the final round. Gurgel secures a takedown but Miller is able to get back to his feet. Gurgel gets another takedown but Miller again returns to his feet. Gurgel and Miller exchange strikes then Gurgel takes Miller down again. They scramble and Miller secures a triangle. Gurgel defends briefly but Miller tightens the hold and forces Gurgel to tap at 4:48.
Cole Miller defeats Jorge Gurgel via submission – Round 3, 4:48
MELVIN GUILLARD VS. DENNIS SIVER
ROUND 1 – Guillard drops Siver to the ground quickly with a right. Guillard rushes in to try to finish Siver off but gets caught in an armbar. Guillard escapes, returns to his feet, then rushes back in and lands several big shots that again drop Siver and force referee Herb Dean to halt the bout at 0:36.
Melvin Guillard def. Dennis Siver via TKO – Round 1, 0:36
COREY HILL VS. JUSTIN BUCHHOLZ
ROUND 1 – Hill tags Buchholz with a combination seconds in. Hill keeps up the pressure and uses his reach advantage to connect with several more punch combinations before taking Buchholz to the ground. They’re quickly back on their feet and Hill lands several more punches while Buchholz counters with kicks. Buchholz pulls guard but Hill quickly gets back up. Hill lands several hard knees and a kick then secures a late takedown just before the end of the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Hill.
ROUND 2 – Hill opens strong again, this time connecting with a knee and some punches but Buchholz counters with some kicks. Right head kick by Buchholz connects and the pair trade a furious series of punches during which both fighters connect. Buchholz pulls guard and attempts a gogoplata but Hill avoids then passes to side control and finally mount. Buchholz is able to escape and in a scramble he takes Hill’s back and locks in a rear naked choke. Hill is forced to tap out at 3:57.
Justin Buchholz defeats Corey Hill via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 3:57