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GFC: Evolution Live Blog

Tonight I will be going live at 9 PM EST, covering the GFC: Evolution card with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave comments throughout the night…

GFC: Evolution

Branden Lee Hinkle vs. Cacareco
Jacare vs. Bill Vucick
Thomas Denny vs. Fredson Piaxao
Adam Disabato vs. Chris Brennan
Damian Maia vs. Ryan Stout
Phil Cardella vs. Rafeal Dias
Leopoldo Serao vs. Rob Wince
Nissen Osterneck vs. Chris Myers
Matt Brown vs. Daniel Moraes
George Bush vs. Vinicius Malgahaes
Adiano Nasal vs. Michael O’Donnel

- Finally it’s time to get going after that long boring intro.

- They are currently showing the typical pre-fight interviews.

- Ronnie Duncan is the host with Cesar Gracie and Erik Apple standing by his side. Where is Nick Diaz… Ah well, Apple is no slouche in the booth. Keith David is acting as the GFC cage announcer.

- Here is the bout order:

Matt Brown vs. Daniel Moraes
Phil Cardella vs. Rafael Dias
Damian Maia vs. Ryan Stout
Adam Disabato vs. Chris Brennan
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bill Vucick
Branden Lee Hinkle vs. Alexandre Ferreira
Thomas Denny vs. Fredson Paixao

Matt Brown vs. Daniel Moraes

- After some technical difficulties, Brown makes his way to the hexagon.

- Shortly after Moraes makes his was to the hex walking to some classic GnR.

Round 1:

They come out and size each other up early. Brown comes out looking to strike. Moraes throws a good overhand right followed by a leg kick. Brown moves forward and fires off a shot to the body. Moraes responds and then they clinch and Moraes secures an excellent takedown. Moraes immediately gains half guard and starts to throw shots from the top. Moraes ties up one of Brown’s arms and rains down three shots. Moraes moves to mount while Brown holds on tight. Moraes postures up and begins to rain down some hard shots from the top. Good elbows from the top and then moves into an armbar. He sinks it in tight immediately and Brown taps.

Daniel Moraes - Winner Submission (Armbar)

- Next up is Phil Cardella vs. Rafael Dias.

Phil Cardella vs. Rafael Dias

Round 1:

They come out with a glove touch. Cardella comes out quickly looking for strikes. Dias clinchs and pushes Cardella up against the cage. Cardella goes for a flying triangle while he is against the fence. The fight hits the canvas and Dias gets top position. Dias stands over top of Cardella and fires down some hard rights. Dias moves into Cardella’s guard as Cardella throws some elbows from the bottom. Dias continues to work feverishly from the top landing some hard rights. Dias moves to the half guard. Dias smothers Cardella from the top. Cardella attempts to go for a kimura but fails. They exchange a few weak shots and then Dias postures up and throws a few hard rights. Dias continues to posture up and land shots. Cardella lands a very hard upkick that stuns Dias. Dias settles into Cardella’s guard and eats a few elbows from the bottom. Dias regains himself and stands back up. They scramble and end up back in Cardella’s guard. Dias postures up again and it results in another scramble. Cardella continues to throw some hard elbows from the bottom as Dias postures up with hard rights. Cardella throws an illegal kick from the bottom. Mario Yamasaki allows them to continue. The round ends with an elbow from Cardella.

Round 2:

The second begins with a glove touch. Dias comes out with a few hard strikes and then he secures a takedown. They scramble for top position. After a great scramble Cardella secures top position. Cardella works from the half guard. Cardella throws a few good lefts from the top. Cardella traps Dias’s arm as he throws a few lefts. Dias showing a nice welt on his forehead. Cardella attempts to roll for a triangle but Dias is able to get free and gain top position. Cardella continues to toss elbow from the bottom. Cardella throws some lefts from the bottom as Dias lays on top. Cardella begins to grind his elbow in the face of Dias. Cardella momentarily utilizes the rubber guard. Cardella continues to work from the bottom as Dias lays in his guard. Cardella looks for a triangle but Dias doesn’t budge. Finally Dias postures up and throws a few shots before laying back into Cardella’s guard. The move close to the cage as Cardella pounds away from the bottom. The round ends wtih Dias laying in Cardella’s guard.

Round 3:

Glove touch to start the round. Cardella fires off a head kick and then they clinch. Cardella attempts to stuff the takedown but Dias is able to secure the takedown. As was the case in the first two rounds, Cardella frantically worked from the bottom throwing short left hands. Dias moves to the half guard as he looks for a head and arm choke. Unfortunately for Dias, Cardella stuffed the attempt and regained guard. Cardella begins grinding his elbow in Dias’ face and then the fight is stood back up. Cardella attempts to throw a shot and he is immediately take to the canvas. Again he works from the bottom throwing plenty of elbows. Cardella begins to slam his heel off Dias’ thigh as Dias does very little. Cardella continues to land from the bottom as Dias lays in his guard. Dias attempts a couple of punches but Cardella shows solid defence. Dias lands a few short shots. Crowd beginning to boo as they want a stand-up. Cardella works from the bottom as he attempts both strikes and submissions. 10 seconds left… Dias finally postures up but he does nothing as the round ends.

Phil Cardella - Winner Decision (Unanimous)

- They are currently showing a segment with Branden Lee Hinkle…

- Next up is Damian Maia vs. Ryan Stout.

Damian Maia vs. Ryan Stout

- Maia comes out first walking very slowly looking calm and composed.

- Stout comes out next with his hands in the air as he comes out with the hometown crowd behind him. Stout garners a huge reception as he prepares to enter the hexagon.

Round 1:

The fight begins with a glove touch as Maia comes out with a few kicks. They end up clashing shins and then Maia secures a very easy takedown. Maia works from the top as Stout tries to keep guard. Maia moves to side control. Moments later Maia moves to mount. Stout holds on while Maia begins to rain down shots. Stout squirms from the bottom. Maia attempts to roll to the back but Stout scrambles and gains top position. Maia quickly reverses him again, landing in the mount. In a weird turn of events, Stout begins to tap grimacing in pain. It looks like Stouts shoulder popped out of its socket. The doctors immediately rush into the ring and begin working on him.

Damian Maia - Winner Tapout (Injury)

- On the replay it showed that something clearly happened to Stout’s right shoulder during the sweep which caused him to immediately start tapping.

- Cesar Gracie enters the ring and interviews Maia. Maia states that he hopes everything is alright and he thanks the crowd in Ohio.

- They showed a clip of Nissen Osterneck vs. Chris Myers. Nissen Osterneck quickly put the fight to the canvas and won the fight as the ref jumped in immediately (weird stoppage).

- Up next is Adam Disabato vs. Chris Brennan.

Adam Disabato vs. Chris Brennan

- Disabato comes out first garnering a great reception being the hometown fighter. Disabato walked out to “Bodies Hit the Floor” while Mark Coleman walks by his side.

- Next out is Chris Brennan walking to “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor.

- As the in-ring announcer introduces the fighters, Disabato receives a solid reaction and PRIDE vet Chris Brennan is booed.

Round 1:

The round begins with a glove touch. The come out slow looking for openings. Disabato throws out a few jabs that misses. Disabato attempts a punch and then charges forward looking for the clinch but Brennan avoids it. Brennan begins to work his jab followed by a good low kick. Disabato charges forward again and secures the takedown. They scramble and Disabato keeps top position. Brennan rolls for a heel hook. He sinks it in deep and before Disabato can attempt to defend he is laying face down on the canvas tapping. Brennan quickly jumps up and begins celebrating as he does a backflip in the middle of the hex.

Chris Brennan - Winner Submission (Toe Hold)

- Apple enters the cage to interview Brennan. Brennan states that he trained very hard for the fight and also he shows some love for Jeremy Williams who recently passed away. Said there was a ton of cracking when he applied the submission. “I want to dedicate this fight to Jeremy Williams.”

- They are currently showing a video segment with Relson Gracie.

- Up next is Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bill Vucick.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bill Vucick

- The Pittsburgh, PA native, Bill Vucick walks out first with his arms raised in the air.

- Next out is BJJ monster Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Jacare sports the black gi top as he jumps around looking to be in excellent shape.

Round 1:

They come out with a glove touch and then get to work. Vucick throws a low kick early that misses. Jacare moves forward as Vucick looks to implement his hands. Vucick attempts a superman punch which Jacare shoots off of. Jacare puts Vucick on his back and moves to side control. Jacare throws a few short elbows. Jacare gets knee on belly but then decides to use his punches. Jacare slams Vucick’s head of the canvas with numerous elbows. He then moves to mount and begins raining down bombs as Vucick attempts to cover up. Vucick eats some heavy bombs and before eventually tapping out.

- After the fighter Jacare begins imatating a crocodile on the canvas of the cage. Vucick’s face showing a great deal of damage after the fight.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza - Winner TKO (Strikes from Mount)

- They are currently interview Thomas “Wildman” Denny who stated his favorite fighter is Takanori Gomi and he’d like to train with him in the future. Denny also stated he trained with Team Wildman for this fight.

- The fill some time by showing Adriano Pereira vs. Joey Whitt.

Adriano Pereira vs. Joey Whitt

Round 1:

Pereira gets a takedown early and begins to work from side mount. He throws a few weak shots as Whitt regains guard. Pereira throws some weak shots from the top. Whitt tries rolling which allows Pereira to take his back. They scramble and Pereira gets into the position to sink in a head and arm choke. It’s in deep but luckily Whitt is able to get free. Pereira works from side control as he tosses a few elbows to the body. He traps Whitt’s arm and fires off a few shots. Whitt gives up his back again as they lay on the canvas. Pereira sinks in the hooks and begins to rain down bombs as he flattens Whitt out. After a ton of bombs Pereira sinks in the choke and Whitt taps out.

Adriano Pereira - Winner Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

- Up next is Branden Lee Hinkle vs. Alexandre Ferreira.

Branden Lee Hinkle vs. Alexandre Ferreira

- UFC veteran Branden Lee Hinkle comes out first gaining a great reaction as he walks with “The Hammer” Mark Coleman.

- Ferreira comes out next walking to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent.

Round 1:

They come out and touch gloves. Hinkle moves forward tossing a lazy jab. Ferreira secures a huge takedown. Ferreira then stands behind Hinkle when they return to the feet. Ferreira quickly drops down and goes for a heel hook. He locks it in and Hinkle immediately falls to the canvas. Hinkle cannot get out so he begins firing off some illegal kicks before tapping out. Hinkle has a terrible limp after the fight.

Alexandre Ferreira - Winner Submission (Heel Hook)

- Up next is Thomas Denny vs. Fredson Paixao.

Thomas Denny vs. Fredson Paixao

- Denny comes walking out to a live rap performance, lame… Denny should get lessons from Mayweather Jr. (50 Cent).

- Paixao walks out to some Eminem as he looks to be a very thick individual.

- This in-ring announcer is terrible, in this title fight he said “The fight will be three 3-minute rounds” and afterwards he stoods there and was corrected by everyone in the audience who screamed “FIVE”.

Round 1:

The round starts with a quick glove touch. Denny comes out with a couple of left jabs. Denny gets in two good rights as he stuffs a takedown attempt from Paixao. Paixao attempts a hard leg kick that misses. Denny comes forward again with the left jab. Denny fires off a good right. A few more left jabs from Denny and then Paixao secures a very easy takedown. Paixao immediately moves to side control. They scramble as Denny tries to get out of the bottom position. Paixao attempts to hold his position but Denny stands up. Denny ducks in for a single leg. Paixao gets ahold of Denny’s head and throws a good knee. They break free and meet in the middle. Denny tosses out a few jabs followed by a 1-2 that Paixao blocks. Denny throws two overhands that miss. Paixao shoots in again and secures another easy takedown. He gains top position and then they scramble. Paixao sweeps Denny with an omaplata. Paixao gains mount where he fires off a few hard shots. Paixao looking for an armbar. Denny squirming on the bottom as Paixao puts on a clinic from the top. Denny with a big cut on his head. Paixao rolls into an armbar and Denny is forced to tapout.

- New GFC Welterweight Champion Fredson Paixao.

Fredson Paixao - Winner Submission (Armbar)

- That’s all she wrote folks. Thanks for following along, be sure to tune in next Saturday for UFC 71: Rampage vs. Liddell II.

K-1 World GP 2007 Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 1 AM EST, covering the K-1 2007 World GP with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave comments throughout the night…

K-1 World GP 2007 in Hawaii

K-1 USA GP 2007 Tournament:
Mighty Mo def. Kyoung Suk Kim
Jan Nortje def. Julius Long
Patrick Barry def. Gary Goodridge
Alexandre Pitchkounov def. Tatsufumi Tomihira

Semi-Finals:
Mighty Mo def. Jan Nortje
Alexandre Pitchkounov def. Patrick Barry

Finals:
Mighty Mo def. Alexandre Pitchkounov

K-1 Heavyweight Title Match:
Badr Hari def. Yusuke Fujimoto

Super-Fight:
Remy Bonjasky def. Glaube Feitosa
Hong-Man Choi def. Mike Malone
Junichi Sawayashiki def. Randy Kim

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PRIDE 34: Kamikaze Live Blog

We’ll be going live at 3 AM EST to cover PRIDE 34: Kamikaze. This will be the final show run under DSE management.

Check out our official predictions as well: PRIDE 34: Kamikaze Predictions

PRIDE 34: Kamikaze

Ricardo Arona vs Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Kazuyuki Fujita vs Jeff Monson
Don Frye vs James Thompson
Shinya Aoki vs Brian Lo-A-Njoe
Zelg Galesic vs Makoto Takimoto
Eric Esch vs Wagner da Conceicao Martins
Akira Shoji vs Gilbert Yvel
Edson Drago vs Yoshihiro Nakao

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UFC 69: Shootout Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 10 PM EST, covering UFC 69: Shootout with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave comments throughout the night…

Check out our official predictions as well: UFC 69: Shootout Predictions

UFC 69: Shootout

Main Card Bouts:

Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra
Diego Sanchez vs. Josh Koscheck
Roger Huerta vs. Leonard Garcia
Mike Swick vs. Yushin Okami
Kendall Grove vs. Alan Belcher

Preliminary Bouts:

Marcus Davis vs. Pete Spratt
Thales Leites vs. Pete Sell
Luke Cummo vs. Josh Haynes
Heath Herring vs. Brad Imes

Also check back at 3 AM EST as we’ll be covering PRIDE 34: Kamikaze.

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UFC Fight Night 9 Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 8 PM EST, covering UFC Fight Night 9 with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave comments throughout the night…

Check out our official predictions as well: UFC Fight Night 9 Predictions

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Tonight’s lineup for anyone that is wondering…

Televised Bouts:
Joe Stevenson vs Melvin Guillard
Kenny Florian vs Dokojonosuke Mishima
Antoni Hardonk vs Justin McCully

Undercard Bouts:
Drew Fickett vs Keita Nakamura
Wilson Gouveia vs Seth Petruzelli
Rich Clementi vs Roan Carneiro
Kurt Pellegrino vs Nate Mohr
Forrest Petz vs Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Thiago Tavares vs Naoyuki Kotani

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Icon Sport: Epic Live Blog

Tonight we will be providing readers with a ‘Live Blog’ of Icon Sport: Epic. The event should be starting any minute now so sit back and enjoy the blow by blow coverage. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments throughout the night. Also we can now be found on Myspace, feel free to send us a friend invite!

Icon Sport: Epic Results

Duane Haney def. Devon Damo - Submission (Triangle Choke)
Ryan Lee def. Jay Bolos - Decision (Unanimous)
Scott Anderson def. PJ Dean - Decision (Unanimous)
Kimo Wolfel def. Dereck Keasley - Decision
Kala Kolohe Hose def. Ron Verdadero - KO (Punches)
Justin Buchholz def. Marshall Harvest - KO (Punch)
Jeremy Williams def. Charles Jones - Submission (Verbal)
Poai Suganuma def. Nate Cary - Decision (Unanimous)
Jason Miller def. Hector Urbina - TKO (Punches)
Renato Verissimo def. Lars Haven - TKO (Punches)
Robbie Lawler def. Frank Trigg - KO (Punches)

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PRIDE Press Conference 3/27/07 Live Blog

If you haven’t already heard, PRIDE is planning to hold a press conference later today in Tokyo concerning a huge announcement involving the company.

Various Japanese media outlets such as Sports Hochi, Nikkan Sports, and Fight! Miruhon are stating at least something concerning a merger/buyout/new company forming between the UFC, PRIDE, Zuffa, and the Fertitta Brothers as well as other potential clients.

The press conference is said to be happening between 5-6 PM Tokyo time. That would mean 4-5 AM EST. You may think Scott and I are insane but we are going to stay up and live blog any news as soon as we receive it regarding the details of the press conference.

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PRIDE 33: Second Coming Live Blog

Tonight I will be doing a ‘Live Blog’ for the evenings event. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments throughout the night.

Here are some various media links for the time being…

Boxing Scene: PRIDE 33: The Last Coming?
Boxing Scene: PRIDE: The Next Casino Sport?
Sherdog: Mac Danzig Pre-Fight Video Interview
Sherdog: Nick Diaz Pre-Fight Video Interview
InsideFighting: Head to Head: Henderson vs. Silva

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UFC 67: All or Nothing Live Blog

Tonight I will be doing a ‘Live Blog’ for the evenings event. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the form of comments throughout the night…

- We’ll be live in 48 minutes folks, be sure to check back then!

- It’s that time folks, we are live.

- The broadcast started with the typical fighter highlight videos and now Mike Goldberg is speaking about Cro Cop, Rampage and the middleweight title fight being off.

- They interview Travis Lutter, he is quite pissed and looks pretty drained.

- Rogan joins the broadcast.

- Silva comes on and says “Lutter disrespected the title, the fans and him.”

Scott Smith vs. Patrick Cote

- Cote comes out first with UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre.

- Smith comes out next looking focused while he sports a black ‘Full Contact Fighter’ sweater.

- Bruce Buffer enters the octagon and introduces the respective fighters.

- Referee is Yves Lavinge.

Round 1

The fighters come out and touch gloves. Cote lands two good leg kicks early. They size each other up. Cote lands a good body shot followed by a right straight combo. Cote lands another leg kick. Smith charges forward with a combination ending with a left high kick. Cote comes forward with two punches and then he gains the clinch. Cote goes for a flying knee and Smith lands a big right. Smith lands a inside leg kick. Tries a high kick that misses. They come in with shots and then gain the clinch. Smith lands some good elbows while in the clinch. Cote gets in a left while pinned against the cage. Smith goes for a knee and Cote grabs it and slams him. Cote begins to land shots from the top and then Smith scrambles and returns to his feet. They regain the clinch and then break free. Cote lands a good low kick. Smith fakes a kick. Cote comes in with a left and then a good body kick. Smith misses a punch. Smith comes forward with a combo that misses. Smith tries a low kick that misses. Cote lands an inside leg kick. Smith then gets in a body kick. Round ends with Cote attempting a punch.

Round 2

They come out and size each other up early. Smith throws a low kick, Cote responds with two of his own. Cote comes in with a superman punch that is blocked. Smith charges forward with a combination landing a few punches. They clinch against the cage and Cote throws a few knees. He then ducks and looks for a double. Cote begins to knee the legs of Cote after losing the takedown. Ref separates them. Smith comes in and Cote nails him with a beautiful shot, Smith wobbles but Cote hesitates to charge. They laugh and then Smith throws a wild kick. Smith misses with a low kick. Smith tries a high kick that misses. Cote lands an excellent low kick. Smith throws a low kick that misses and then Cote throws a shot and gains the clinch. Smith throws two glancing blows. Cote breaks out of the clinch and lands an excellent low kick. Smith tries a high kick that misses. Cote looks confident tossing off shots. Smith misses with another kick. Cote lands another good low kick. Cote gets in another punch as Smith moves forward. They gain the clinch again and Smith attempts to throw an elbow. They break free from the clinch and Smith charges forward and throws a high kick but it misses and the round ends.

Round 3

They come out trading early and Smith lands some excellent punches but Cote gets in a few two. Smith then goes in for the single leg takedown but he gives up and gains the clinch. The ref separates them and then they meet in the middle. Cote lands an excellent leg kick. Smith tries charging forward with a combo again. Smith tries to throw a huge bomb that misses and he eats one from Cote. Cote begins to press the action landing some leg kicks. Cote lands a huge body shot and then an excellent combination of punches on the cage. Smith then charges forward with a combo and gets Cote against the cage. He works for the takedown but Cote stops it. The ref separates them from the clinch. Cote misses with a wild combo. Smith comes forward with an excellent combo including a kick and he lands a few shots that rock Cote. They then clinch against the cage and Cote tries a to get in a knee and elbow. Smith lands two shots while in close. Cote lands an excellent combo in the clinch. He then goes down for the double leg. Cote breaks free and lands an excellent combo before gaining the clinch. Smith misses with an elbow.

- All judges scored the fight 30-27 for Cote.

Patrick Cote - Unanimous Decision

- Up next is Rampage vs. Eastman.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Marvin Eastman

- Eastman is the first man to come out with “Big” Eric Pele in his corner.

- Next up is Quinton Jackson looking very focused sporting his metal chain. Tiki is walking out with him while Quinton howls like a wolf.

- Very intense staredown.

Round 1

Both guys combo out and toss shots early. Eastman throws a jab .They gain the clinch and then break free. Eastman tosses another jab. He then comes in with a combo that Rampage blocks. Eastman misses with a left. Quinton comesin and lands a good left. They clinch and then exchange knees along the cage. Eastman lands a body shot. Quinton gets in a good knee. Eastman lands a hard elbow in the clinch. Rampage throws an uppercut and then BJM separates them. Quinton comes in with a combo that misses. Marvin Eastman shoots in but the weak attempt is stuffed. They gain the clinch again in the middle of the octagon. They break free and then Eastman comes in with a combo. Quinton tosses a good left and then Eastman slips. Quinton lands a good leg kick.and then huge uppercut. Rampage then comes in with an excellent combo. Rampage looks for a trip but it fails. They clinch against the cage but then are separated. Eastman comes forward with shots and he sneaks in a right. Rampage lands a huge left towards the end of the first that rocks Eastman. They then begin to slug and Eastman gains the clinch to end the round.

Round 2

Eastman starts the round off with a jab that misses. Quinton comes forward and misses with a punch. Eastman comes in with two punches that miss. Rampage lands a good knee and punch to the body. They clinch against the cage Rampage misses with an uppercut. They break free and Eastman fires off a low kick. Rampage comes in with a left right combo and Eastman slips. Eastman then throws a 1-2. Eastman lands a right and Quinton responds with a left-right combo. Quinton misses with an uppercut. Rampage lands a big right that looks to rock Eastman momentarily. He then lands a body shot and they break free of the clinch. Eastman comes in with two hard punches Quinton blocks. Eastman then takes a hard punch. Eastman throws two jabs and then they clinch. He gains the Thai clinch but Eastman powers out. Eastman lands an excellent elbow. Rampage comes in with an excellent combo followed by three hard uppercuts that finish Eastman off. He falls backwards and hits his head off the canvas. Rampage pounces and lands two shots on the ground and then BJM splits them up.

Quinton Jackson - TKO (Strikes)

- Afterwards Quinton Jackson tells about how nervous he was coming into the fight.

- Just a little note, the UFC has not shown any clips about Cro Cop since the opening of the show but they’ve shown numerous clips of Lutter and Silva… You’d think Cro Cop would get a little air time.

Roger Huerta vs. John Halverson

- Halverson is the first fighter to come out. He looks fairly calm and relaxed.

- Huerta is the next to come out sporting some Xyience gear. Jens Pulver is walking out with Huerta.

Round 1

They come out and exchange jabs early. Halverson throws a kick which Huerta grabs and puts Halverson on the canvas. Huerta knees Halverson in the head on the canvas and he warned. The illegal knee hurts Halverson and he lays flats which allows Huerta to take his back and from there he rains down numerous bombs from the top and Yves Lavinge is forced to stop the fight.

Roger Huerta - KO

- Huerta says that he caught him in the shoulder not the head.

- They show a replay and it definitely looks like the knee hit him in the shoulder.

- They show a shot of Mirko Cro Cop and Eddie Sanchez in their respective corners warming up.

- Cro Cop vs. Sanchez is up next. Couture joins the broadcast crew.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Eddie Sanchez

- Eddie Sanchez comes out to Gasolina by Daddy Yankee.

- Cro Cop comes out next with the PRIDE FC theme music.

- Cro Cop gets a loud ovation.

Round 1

They come out and touch gloves. Sanchez misses with a wild combo. Cro Cop lands a hard left. They exchange punches. Cro Cop lands a hard kick to the body. Cro Cop lands a hard left. Sanchez lands a good right. Sanchez misses with a shot. Sanchez comes in wiht a combo that misses. Cro Cop lands anohter hard straight left. Cro Cop lands a hard body kick then head kick that is blocked. Eddie is able to get in two rights. They clinch and break free. Cro Cop lands a hard left. Hard low leg kick by Cro Cop followed by another huge low kick. Sanchez misses wtih a right. Cro Cop misses with a huge left. Cro Cop lands a glancing left high kick. He then lands a huge left. Sanchez falls to the canvas and Cro Cop mounts him. Cro Cop beings to rain down shots from the top. Cro Cop continues to rain down hard shots. Cro Cop lands huge shots from the top. Steve Mazzagatti calls an end to the fight.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic - TKO (Strikes from Mount)

- Afterwards Rogan interviews Cro Cop and he gives his one word answers. Cro Cop says he was frustrated that Sanchez would run from him.

- Up next is Silva vs. Lutter.

Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter

- Lutter is the first to come out as the lights in the arena dim.

- Silva is the next to come out. He looks very relaxed and composed.

- The meet in the middle and undergo an intense staredown.

Round 1

They come out and touch gloves and then Silva begins to circle. Lutter throws a weak jab that misses. Lutter fakes a shot. Lutter goes in with a very poor shot. He tries again and fails. Lutter fakes a right. Silva throws a high kick that is blocked. Silva lands a huge flying knee. Lutter takes the knee and gets Silva to the canvas. Lutter begins to work from Silva’s guard. Silva throws some punches from the bottom. Lutter postures up but quickly goes back down. Lutter throws some shots to the body. He tries to pass and Silva kicks away. He gets up but Lutter quickly gets a single leg and takes it back down. Lutter postures up again and ANderson goes for an armbar. Silva throws some hard up kicks to keep Lutter away. Lutter falls back into the guard. Lutter passes the guard and moves to side mount. Lutter goes fro the mount and Silva gets half guard. Lutter gets the mount and rains down hard punches. Lutter goes for a sloppy armbar and Silva gets free. He stands up and throws and an axe kick. Lutter then lays on his back and Silva stands there and watches.

Round 2

They come out and touch gloves. Silva throws a leg kick and Lutter shoots off it securing the double leg takedown. Lutter postures up and Silva lands an upkick. On the way down Silva locks on a tight triangle choke. Silva continues to pull as hard as he can. Silva continues to press with the tight triangle. Lutter looks to be alright as it is very loose. Silva begins to land huge elbows from the bottom while he has Lutter in the triangle choke. The elbows have a huge effect and Lutter taps out.

Silva - Triangle/Elbows from the bottom

Next up is Frank Edgar vs. Tyson Griffin

Tyson Griffin vs. Frank Edgar

- Tyson Griffin comes out to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Round 1

They come out and touch gloves. Edgar comes in with a combo and a good right. Griffin then moves forward with some good punches. They then clinch but moments later break free. Edgar throws a right and Griffin responds with two punches. Edgar lands a good right and then he fakes a takedown and lands a couple move. Griffin moves forward with a some bombs and punches. Edgar takes Griffin down but Griffin secures a guillotine but Edgar breaks free. They stands and then Griffin gets a huge takedown. They then switch but Griffin gets him up against the cage again. Edgar lands some good shots to the body but they get back on their feet. Griffin comes over the top with a good right. Griffin lands two more punches and then they continue to exchange. Edgar shoots but fails. Griffin misses with a few shots. They exchange jabs and then Edgar gets in a right. Griffin moves forward with a wild three shot combo. Griffin misses with a jab and then takes a jab from Edgar. Griffin lands a knee and then Edgar takes him down. Edgar lands a hard knee and then a few shots from the top. He continues to rain down shots and then he takes Griffin’s back for a moment and they returnt o the feet. Griffin lands a knee just as the round ends.

Round 2

Griffin comes out with a combo early and Edgar responds. Griffin misses a body shot and then he throws a jab. Edgar misses with a big low kicka as does Griffin. Griffin then lands a huge uppercut. They clinch along the fence and Griffin goes for the takedown. Edgar holds the fence and gets a warning. Griffin continues to work for the takedown. He gets warned about grabbing the cage again. They then reverse positions and Edgar tooks for the takedown. They separate and move the the middle. Griffin misses with a jab. Edgar lands a good shot and Griffin answers with a great combo. Griffin misses two big shots and then he lands two low kicks. Edgar grabs the second kick and takes Griffin down. Griffin goes for a kimura but Edgar moves out. Edgar begins to land some great shots. They stand back up. They stand in the pocket and land some excellent punches. Griffin lands two hard low kicks. He throws another that takes Edgar to the canvas. Griffin throws another and Edgar takes him down. Griffin immediately goes for a kimura. Edgar gets the half guard and then Griffin takes him down. Griffin takes his back on the canvas and then Edgar reverses it and takes the mount. From there he begins to rain down good shots but eventually Griffin gets free. The round then ends.

Round 3

Edgar comes out with a good low kick. Griffin responds with a hard low kick. Griffin lands another hard kick. Edgar then goes for a takedown but he fails. Griffin throws a hard left right combo. Edgar fakes a kick. Griffin misses with another 1-2 combo. Griffin lands a good right and Edgar responds with a hard combo. Edgar gets in two good uppercuts. Griffin lands another hard leg kick. They clinch and Edgar lands a few knees. One goes low and Griffin is hurt. Edgar then takes advantage and langs some huge punches. He takes his back and lands some more hard punches. Griffin continues to eat punches against the cage and then Edgar takes him down. Edgar goes for a guillotine. They break free and Edgar lands a hard combo against the cage. Edgar secures another beautiful takedown. Griffin lookes for the kimura again. Edgar lands another great comon. Edgar takes Griffin down but Griffin rolls to a hard kneebar. Edgar cringes in pain but he fights through it. He is limping terribly after.

Frank Edgar - Unanimous Decision

- Excellent fight!

Terry Martin vs. Jorge Rivera

Round 1

They come out and touch gloves. Rivera lands a good leg kick followed by a high kick which Martin grabs and then lands a huge shot to the temple. Once they hit the canvas Martin landed two big shots which finished the night for Rivera.

Terry Martin - KO

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Tonight’s lineup for those who are wondering -

Televised Fights:
Rashad Evans vs Sean Salmon
Heath Herring vs Jake O’Brien
Hermes Franca vs Spencer Fisher

Swing Bout:
Nate Marquardt vs Dean Lister (will be televised if there is TV time remaining)

Undercard Bouts:
Clay Guida vs Din Thomas
Chad Reiner vs Josh Burkman
Ed Herman vs Chris Price
Ross Pointon vs Rich Clementi

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