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Middleweight Championship Fight: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chael Sonnen
Round 1 – Yves Lavigne is our referee and we are under way. Chael with a quick takedown and Anderson is controlling posture. Some ground and pound by Chael but he’s having to avoid a very active guard by Silva. Anderson locks up a brief arm-triangle from the bottom but Chael works out. Silva working for a sweep but Chael is too spread out. Open-handed strikes by Chael. Anderson nearly had the arm-triangle again but lost it. More short strikes by Chael with 1:30 left. Chael advances to mount with :50 left but he is not posturing up. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Sonnen.
Round 2 – Chael storms to the cage. Anderson grabs a single briefly. Sonnen with occasional knees. Sonnen drops down and Anderson defends. Anderson separates and lands some nice strikes. Great takedown D from Silva. Chael tries a spinning backfist and slips Silva rocks Chael with a knee to the chest. Chael is back up and Anderson drops him, Silva swarms and it’s all over.
Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO at 1:55 of Round 2
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Round 1 – Tito Ortiz’s last bout in his legendary career will refereed by Steve Mazzagati and we’re ready to go. Forrest storms out quickly. Nice right by Ortiz. Forrest is moving a lot early but Tito lands a knee pick takedown. Nice elbow by Ortiz followed by a big right. Griffin is working to escape off his back and uses a butterfly sweep to escape. Nice combo that Tito gets the better of. Nice left hook by Griffin. Nice legkick and uppercut by Griffin. Griffin stuffs a takedown attempt. Nice legkick by Griffin. Griffin is getting the better of Tito now. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Griffin.
Round 2 – Ortiz rocks Griffin with a massive right hand. Forrest recovers though and the pace slows. Nice lead left hook by Forrest. Griffin is settling in again though as Ortiz looks dead. Griffin with more shots now. Body shot by Ortiz. The fighters both look in slow motion here. UFC graphic showed Griffin has doubled Ortiz’s output in Round 2. Griffin stuffs a Tito Ortiz takedown and lands some hard hammerfists as the round ends. Forrest recovers to win the round 10-9 (20-18).
Round 3 – More legkicks by Griffin. Ortiz rocks Griffin again but Griffin rolls right through it. Tito bulls Forrest to mat. Tito now doing much on top as Forrest works for a butterfly sweep. Griffin working kimura but loses it. Half-way through the round now. Forrest works back to the cage and escapes. Forrest working Tito against the cage now. Tito looks dead with 90 seconds left. Solid strikes by Forrest. Nice right by Ortiz. Forrest is working but can’t seem to land the big strike as the round ends. Forrest just straight up leaves the Octagon after the bout and Dana White pursues him… that’s bizarre. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Ortiz but the fight for Griffin (29-28).
Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
Patrick Cote vs. Cung Le
Round 1 – Le with a nice sweep takedown but he forces Cote to stand. Le with a headkick legkick combo. Cote stalking forward now and lands a body shot as Le looks to get his timing. Right hook by Le. Legkick by Cote. Body kicks by both fighters. Headkick by Le checked. Takedown attempt by Cote and Le makes him pay with some nice punches. Bodykick by Le. Le with a nice punch and duck as Cote runs into the fence. Nice 2-1 combo by Le. Nice body kick by Le. Front-leg sidekick to the thigh by Le. Cote struggling with the angles of Le early. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Le.
Round 2 – Cote looking to push the pace early but he’s unable to land. Wheel kick misses by Le. Nice sidekick by Le. Great combo by Cote. Nice combo by Cote. Nice right by Le. Both fighters are cut now. Nice knee from the thai clinch by Cote but Le punches out. Nice kick by Le. Spinning heel kick by Le. Nice body kick by Le to a solid right hand. Nice combo by Cote. Body shot by Cote. Front kick by Le. Great knee to a right hand by Le. Cote rocks Le but Le quickly grabs the clinch with :40 left. Cote with some great dirty boxing. Cote tries a jumping front kick to end the round. MMAFrenzy scores a much closer round 10-9 Le (20-18).
Round 3 – Accidental low blow by Le but we’re back underway quickly. Cote controlling the clinch now. Nice knee by Le. Nice knee by Le again. Spinning backfist by Cote barely misses a homerun. Nice right by Le. Spinning back kick by Le misses. Double underhooks by Cote in the clinch but Le with a nice trip. Cote gets back up quickly and shoots an ill-fated single. Le stalking forward now. Nice right-left hooks by Le with ninety seconds left. Nice right by Le. Big trip by Le and he’s in Cote’s guard with :30 left. Cote trying to throw from the bottom as Le hangs on as the horn blows. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Le (30-27).
Cung Le def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Round 1 – Maia in quickly on the shot and Kim responds with elbows. Maia takes Kim’s back while standing. Maia takes Kim down hard and Kim quickly taps. Looks like he broke a rib on the way down.
Demian Maia def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (bodylock takedown) at :41 of Round 1
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Round 1 – Fighters feel each other out early before Chad Mendes catches a McKenzie kick and unloads to the body and McKenzie crumbles to the mat in a heap before the referee stops the fight.
Chad Mendes def. Cody McKenzie via TKO (body shot) at :31 of Round 1
Mike Easton vs. Ivan Menjivar
Round 1 – Josh Rosenthal is our referee and we are underway. Fighters feeling each other out early. Headkick by Menjivar barely misses. Fighters exchange combos. Big hook by Easton misses. Low blow by Easton but Menjivar waves it on. Nice legkick by Easton. Easton connects on a nice headkick. Nice headkick by Menjivar. Spinning back legkicks by Menjivar. Nice combo by Easton with :50 left. Front kick by Menjivar to Easton’s hp. Nice combo by Menjivar. Nice elbow by Menjivar answers an Easton takedown attempt as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores a close round 10-9 Easton.
Round 2 – Both fighters exchanging earlier as the pace picks up a bit. Legkicks by both fighters. Combo by Easton. Menjivar push kick to the hip glances off. Nice spinning legkick by Menjivar. Legkick by Menjivar. Menjivar catches a kick and kicks Easton’s other leg. Front kick to the hip by Menjivar falls just short. Nice combo by Easton. Headkick by Menjivar. Nice combo by Menjivar. Nice body hook by Menjivar. Easton with another body shot. Flying knee by Easton. MMAFrenzy scores another close round 10-9 Easton (20-18).
Round 3 – Nice left hook by Easton. Menjivar flashes a takedown attempt but it’s not there. Nice legkick by Easton. Easton has stalked throughout the fight. Big overhand right by Easton misses. Big body shot by Easton. Spinning backfist by Menjivar misses. Headkick by Easton is checked. Menjivar telegraphs the spin and Easton launches a beautifully timed takedown. Easton woking some ground and pound in Menjivar’s guard. Menjivar with a nice hip escape and we’re back up. Brief stop for a low blow. Elbow by Menjivar. Menjivar is fighting somewhat timid, against a much larger Easton. Spinning backfist by Menjivar misses. Easton throwing crazy stuff as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Easton (30-27).
Mike Easton def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,30-27)