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Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
Round 1 – Maia works the fight to the floor almost immediately. He has Story’s back. Rick is trying to defend, but he is not having much success. There it is. Maia sinks in the choke.
Official Decision: Maia def. Story via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:30 of Round 1
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
Round 1 – Head kick misses for Prado. Davis is looking takedown. He can’t get it. Now he does. He is on top, but Prado is staying aggressive. Prado is up. Davis puts him back down. Prado gets back to the feet, but Davis puts him back down. Davis with a huge shot. He continues to pound away, but Prado doesn’t seem to mind it. Prado back to his feet, but Davis is going to put him down. He does. Davis with a strike to end the round. Heavy.com scores the round 10-9 for Davis.
Round 2 – Head kick from Davis misses. Davis with a flying knee to set up the takedown. Prado defends nicely. Davis finally gets the takedown. Prado takes several shots to the body. He gets back to the feet, but Davis makes him pay with knees. Davis lets him go. He knows this is his fight. Prado with a head kick, but it gets deflected. Davis with a takedown attempt. He gets it, and Prado is in trouble again. Side control for Davis. Prado looks for an arm lock. Davis is too strong. Prado appears to have it. No, Davis escapes. He’s attacking now. He rolls. Prado taps. Incredible submission.
Official Decision: Davis def. Prado via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:29 of Round 2
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
Round 1 – Leg kick from Fitch. Silva in a karate stance. Silva throws a kick. Fitch with a takedown attempt. He has it. Poor decision from Silva to utilize the karate stance. Fitch has his back. Punches from the former top contender. Standing arm triangle attempt. Silva escapes. They are back to standing. Silva lands a nice right hand. Takedown attempt from Fitch. Nice uppercut from Fitch. They tie up. Fitch with a takedown attempt. He has it. Silva back up. Silva grabbing the fence. No call. Terrible no call. Fitch has him back down. Punches from Fitch to finish the frame. Heavy.com scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.
Round 2 – Fitch misses with a kick. Silva misses with a left. Uppercut from Fitch. Silva drops his opponent. Silva looking for the back. Fitch tries to escape. He is back to the feet. He walks to the cage. Silva lets him go. Fitch moves forward. He lands a nice left. He presses Silva against the cage. He drops for the takedown. Toss attempt. Silva reverses and takes his back. The Brazilian has the choke. Fitch is in trouble. He escapes. He gets Silva’s back. Now to the arm. Silva escapes, but it was so close. Heavy.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 3 – Takedown attempt from Fitch. He has it. Fitch moves to Silva’s back. Big punches. Silva is in big trouble. Punch after punch landing. Fitch rolls for an arm. Silva escapes. Guillotine choke. Fitch is out. That was close. Fitch on Silva’s back. Midpoint of the round. Stellar action. Silva is back up. Fitch throws him down. Big shots from Fitch. He is pounding away. More punches. This has to be stopped. The referee lets it go. More punches from Fitch. Silva gets back up. Front headlock to finish the frame. Amazing performance from Mr. Fitch. Heavy.com scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.
Official Decision: Fitch def. Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29- 28, 29-28)
Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado
Round 1 – Teixera comes forward immediately. Maldonado drops. Teixeira takes the back, then moves to mount. Maldonado is in trouble. Big punches. Huge shots from Teixeira. And elbows. Maldonado is in bad shape. Arm triangle attempt from Teixeira. Maldonado is refusing to tap. Teixeira moves back to mount. He is landing, and Moldonado eats several more elbows. He’s back up, somehow. Big strike from Teixeira. This needs to stop. Maldonado tumbles against the cage. Teixeira gets tagged. He is in trouble. Round ends. Crazy. Heavy.com scores the round 10-8 for Teixeira.
Round 2 – Teixeira immediately gets the takedown. This needs to stop. Teixeira with big strikes. He has Maldonado’s back. But he lets him up. Maldonado lands his jab. Nice shot to the body. Teixeira looks takedown. He has full back mount. Teixeira gets mount. Big elbows. Maldonado regains half guard. Hammerfists from Teixeira. The referee stands them up. Maldonado is battered. He says he can’t see. Now he says he is fine. The doctor is going to call this. No, it’s going to continue. Maldonaldo may be the toughest man on the planet. They trade left hooks. Huge right hook. Heavy.com scores the round 10-8 for Teixeira.
The doctor is calling this.
Official Decision: Teixeira def. Maldonaldo via technical knockout at 5:00 of Round 2
Antonio Nogueira vs. Dave Herman
Round 1 – Kick from Herman. Nogueira moves in. Herman gets the fight down. Nogueira is in trouble. He looks for a leg. Herman lets him back up. Nogueira with some solid striking. Herman doesn’t seem to mind. Kick to the body from Herman. They clinch up. Nogueira with some strikes up against the cage. They separate. Nice left from Nogueira. He connects again. Two minutes to go in the round. Nice right hand lands for the Brazilian. Kick to the body lands for Herman. Nogueira clinches up with under one minute to go. He looks takedown. They scramble back to the feet. Nice leg kick from Herman. They clinch as the round closes. Heavy.com scores the round 10-9 for Herman.
Round 2 – Nothing much happening early. Nogueira lands a right. Herman drops after the combination. He gets side control. Nogueira looking for an arm lock. Herman rolls. Nogueira has the back. Herman rolls. Nogueira has the arm. Crazy exchange happening right now. Herman looking to escape. Herman escapes to the feet. Wow. Another scramble. Nogueira gets the takedown and moves to mount. Armbar attempt. Nogueira appears to have it. Herman rolls away. No, he rolls into the armbar. He is forced to tap. Incredible submission. Incredible.
Official Decision: Nogueira def. Herman via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of Round 2
Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar
Takedown attempt from Bonnar right out of the gate. They clinch up, and Silva lands a knee. Bonnar looking for the back. Silva rolls away. Nice elbows from Bonnar. He looks takedown. Two minutes down, and Bonnar looks good. Nice strike from Silva. But Bonnar puts him back against the cage. Silva leans against the cage. He does not care. He is dancing around, and Bonnar clinches with him again. Nice elbow from Bonnar, but Silva fires back. He is standing in front of Bonnar, without a care. Bonnar with another clinch. Bonnar gets crushed with a knee. He drops. More punches. This is over. This man is unreal. Unreal.
Official Decision: Silva def. Bonnar via technical knockout at 4:40 of Round 1