Hey everyone and welcome to the UFC 94 Blow By Blow. As always, I'm your host, Neil Springer.
Nate Diaz vs. Clay (The Carpenter) Guida
Diaz takes octagon control and the size difference is pretty big here. Guida has his work ahead of him.
Diaz is tagging him repeatedly with his jab. Guide tries a takedown, but can't finish it. Guida lands a nice leg kick. Guida reverses a takedown and he's on top of Diaz.
Diaz stands up, but Guida is on his back. Guida forces him to the mat with a full nelson! Diaz spins out and Guida takes side-control. Diaz stands up, but gets slammed for his trouble! Guida knees him in the shoulder.
Diaz stands up again and swings for the fences, but the round ends. Nice round for Guida.
Diaz comes forward and tries a judo throw, but Guida avoids it. Diaz presses him on the fence and works in some knees. Diaz turns it around and goes for the legs. He almost picks Diaz up again.
Guida just won't let up. Diaz gets him down, but Guida slips out. They're back up and against the cage again. Guida throws him down, but Diaz stands back up.
Diaz throws him, but they struggle to be on top. Diaz tries for a kimura, but Guida slips out and they're back on their feet. He throws him again, but Guida is back on top. Diaz tries a triangle, but the round ends.
Close, but still Guida's round.
Guida lands a leg kick, but Diaz is peppering him with punches. Diaz clips him with a right-hook. He lands another. Diaz has to work if he wants to win.
Diaz tags him with a straight-right and now he's showing off and taunting Guida. He unloads with punches against the fence and Guida is in trouble.
Guida goes for a takedown and presses him against the fence. Diaz throws him, but Guida takes his back. They stand back up and Guida takes him down.
They're up again and Diaz is frantically trying to secure one of Guida's arms. Guida takes his back and the round ends.
Winner: Clay Guida by split decision.
Karo (The Heat) Parisyan vs. Dong Hyun (Stun Gun) Kim
Parisyan throws an overhand right and charges forward. Kim gets him to the ground and takes his back. Parisyan stands up, but Kim is still on him.
Parisyan tries a throw, but Kim holds on and starts punching him to the side of the head. Parisyan stands up again, but Kim is still on his back.
Parisyan tries to dump him again, but Kim tries for an armbar. Parisyan slips out and now he's on top! Kim tries a triangle choke, but Parisyan slips out!
They stand up, but Kim takes him down. They're on the feet again and Kim knees his legs. Good round for Kim.
Kim almost lands a head kick, but Parisyan ducks. He presses Kim against the fence and throws Kim, but can't stay on top. Parisyan goes for a kimura, but uses it to sweep.
They stand back up and Kim presses him against the cage. Parisyan throws him and has side-control. He can't keep him down and Kim stands back up.
Parisyan works knees to the legs and body. They separate and the ref stops the fight to put Parisyan's mouthpiece back in.
Parisyan throws a hard overhand right and charges forward. They clinch and Karo presses Kim on the fence. The round expires and Parisyan is starting to come alive.
Parisyan swings for the fences and presses Kim against the fence. Kim gets a takedown, but gets kicked off. The ref warn Parisyan not to hit him in the face with the upkicks.
Kim presses him against the cage and starts kneeing the body. Parisyan takes over and puts him on the ground.
Kim stands up and reverses the position against the fence. Now Parisyan turns it around again, but no one is really doing anything significant.
Parisyan takes him down, but Kim is right back up again. Parisyan presses him again and works in some knees. The round ends. I don't even know how to call that last round. Lots of clinching with no one really doing much else.
Winner: Karo Parisyan by split decision. That probably should have been a draw. Kim took the first round definitively. Parisyan just edged him out in the second and neither man deserved the third.
Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon (Bones) Jones
Jones tries one of the sloppiest haymakers ever to start. Bonnar lands leg kick, but they clinch. Jones tries a takedown, but can't get it. They exchange knees and Jones throws him down. Bonnar stands up.
Jones puts him down again, but can't keep him there. Bonnar connects with a leg kick. They tie up again and Bonnar has to be careful not to get dumped again.
Jones takes his back and throws him again. Jones lands a huge spinning back-elbow and Bonnar drops! That may have caught him in the back of the head. Bonnar survives the onslaught, but he's not out of the woods yet.
They stand up again and Bonnar eats a hard knee. Jones puts him down again and the round ends.
Bonnar comes out and connects with a body kick. Jones tries a weird back kick of sorts. Jones trips him and takes his back. Jones tries an illegal knee as Bonnar is getting up, but it doesn't land.
Jones gets another takedown. Jones has side-control, but Bonnar stands up. Bonnar lands a nice overhand right. Bonnar presses him against the fence, but eats a hard left as they separate.
Bonnar works in some nice uppercuts and they clinch again. Jones throws him again, but can't keep Bonnar on the ground. Jones tries a weird scissor trip, but the round ends.
Bonnar needs to do something here. They clinch and Bonnar works in some nice dirty boxing. He's tagging Jones with some uppercuts.
Bonnar is starting to come alive and Jones is looking tired. Jones lands a nice knee, but he's eating a lot of uppercuts. Bonnar tries a trip, but Jones reverses and is on top.
Bonnar tries a triangle choke, but can't secure it. They stand up and Jones presses him against the cage. They separate, but that doesn't last very long. Did someone put magnets in the octagon walls?
Bonnar is turning it up and charges forward, but Jones keeps moving away. The round ends.
Winner: Jon Jones by unanimous decision. On an odd note, each of the five preliminary fights went to the judges. Combine those with the three PPV matches so far and that's eight decisions in a row!
Lyoto (The Dragon) Machida vs. Thiago Silva
Silva takes octagon control -- no surprise there. Machida tags him with a straight-left and dodges a body shot. Machida comes in with a knee and follows with a kick to the body. Another straight-left and Machida accidentally knees Silva in the groin.
Machida comes forward and sweeps Silva. Nice. Machida steps out and they're back up. Machida knees Silva in the body and drops him with a left-hook! Silva survives and they're in the guard.
Machida steps out and starts kicking Silva's legs. Machida dives back into Silva's guard. He lands a nice tight elbow to Silva's face. Machida steps out again.
Silva comes forward again, but he just can't land anything. Machida lands a huge left-right combo and Silva drops again! Silva survives and stands up. Machida takes his back and they clinch on the fence. Machida trips him down and then lands a huge punch that knocks Silva out on the ground as the round ends!
Winner: Lyoto Machida by knockout at 4:59 of round one. Is this Bizarro World!? Every match goes to decision except the Machida fight.
Georges (Rush) St-Pierre vs. (The Prodigy) BJ Penn
They clinch immediately and GSP presses him against the cage. They exchange knees and GSP goes for a single-leg takedown. He has the leg, but can't take Penn down.
Penn feeds him an uppercut as he's bouncing on one foot. GSP gives up the leg and they separate. GSP tries a big overhand right, but can't land it. Penn lands a jab, but GSP goes for a takedown. He still can't get it and they clinch on the fence again.
They separate and GSP lands a stiff jab. GSP clinches again and they exchange knees. Nice leg kick from GSP. They exchange shots and the round ends.
Penn lands a nice jab and then tags him with a left-hook. GSP clinches again and the crowd boos him. GSP finally gets the takedown, but Penn is working his rubber-guard.
Nice elbow from GSP. He stands up and tags him with a huge right. GSP takes side-control and knees him to the body. GSP works some small punches to the face, but Penn reclaims guard.
GSP lands a couple more elbow and passes the guard to side-control. That doesn't last long as Penn brings him back to guard. Good round for GSP.
GSP tags Penn with a stiff jab. Penn is slowing a bit and GSP looks very comfortable. Penn jabs, but GSP clinches again. GSP gets the takedown.
Penn is bleeding quite a bit from the nose. GSP gets some small punches in, but Penn is keeping him in the guard. He's working both the body and the head, but Penn is back up!
Penn goes for a takedown of his own, GSP switches it and presses him against the cage. GSP gets him down again and lands a hard elbow to Penn's face. GSP is unloading with his ground-and-pound on Penn. The round ends.
GSP tags him with a hard jab and takes Penn down. He takes side-control and starts unloading with elbows and punches to the head. GSP receives two warnings for shots to the back of the head. GSP has full-mount, but Penn takes it back to half-guard.
GSP goes right back to side-control. Penn takes him back to half-guard, but GSP just keeps passing it. He continues to land on Penn, but isn't doing enough to damage to warrant a stoppage.
GSP comes alive and starts throwing like crazy, but Penn survives the round! Penn can't continue and GSP wins by TKO!
Winner: Georges St-Pierre by doctor stoppage at the end of the fourth round.