LAS VEGAS -- Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir battle to crown an undisputed UFC heavyweight champion. Also, Georges St-Pierre defends his welterweight title against Thiago Alves.
BLOW BY BLOW
I'll skip the usual pre-coverage ramblings as the UFC decided to start the show 30 minutes early.
Matt (The Real One) Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty
Gugerty gets a takedown, but is caught in half-guard. He moves Grice towards the fence. He grabs a guillotine choke, but Grice slams out. They stand up, but Gugerty still has the choke. They hit the ground and Gugerty finishes the choke for the win!
Winner: Shannon Gugerty by first round submission.
CB (The Doberman) Dollaway vs. Tom (Filthy) Lawlor
Lawlor takes octagon control and jumps into a guillotine choke. Dollaway taps!
Winner: Tom Lawlor by first round submission
Dong Hyun (Stun Gun) Kim vs. TJ Grant
Grant tries a leg kick and shoots for a takedown. Het gets Kim down, but is having trouble keeping him there. Kim reverses and puts Grant on his back.
They're in guard and Grant tries some elbows from his back. Kim works in some short punches, but can't pass Grant's guard.
Grant is back to his feet, but Kim takes him back down. Kim still can't pass. Grant is back up and has a leg. He tries a takedown, but Kim reverses and puts him on his back. Kim starts using short elbows. They trade eblows and punches as the round ends.
Kim lands a hard kick, but Grant responds with an attempted head kick. Grant grabs a leg and goes for a takedown, but Kim reverses into a guillotine choke! Grant fights out!
Kim is back in Grant's guard. He lands a couple hard punches. Grant goes for a triangle choke, but Kim avoids it. Kim starts landing some nasty elbows, but Grant is trying for an omoplata. Kim avoids that.
Kim stands up and tries to pass to side-mount. Grant sucks him back into full-guard, though. Grant tries to sweep, but Kim pushes him back down. Kim stands up and Grant lands an illegal up-kick. They restart on the feet and trade a bit before the round ends. Grant needs something big here.
They touch gloves. Grant lands an inside leg kick. They clinch against the cage. Grant tries for the leg again. Kim tries a throw, but can't get it and they go back to the clinch. Grant throws a couple knees at Kim's body.
They start swinging with Kim landing the better punches. Kim takes Grant down. He continues to have difficulty passing Grant's guard, but lands a hard elbow.
They stand up and clinch against the cage. Kim takes him down again. He stands up and tries to punch Grant's head, but Grant uses his legs to keep Kim's hips at bay.
The round ends.
Winner: Dong Hyun Kim by unanimous decision.
I'll take this opportunity to mention that I'm having issues with the Wi-Fi in the Mandalay Bay Events Center. I will try to update as regularly as possible.
Jon (Bones) Jones vs. Jake (Irish) O'Brien
O'Brien eats a push kick and tries a takedown, Jones avoids it. Jones lands a hard overhand right. Jones tries a huge spinning head kick, but misses. O'Brien tries another takedown, but Jones sprawls.
Jones lands a slapping leg kick. They trade punches and O'Brien seems to be landing his left-hook. Jones tries a head kick, but O'Brien blocks it. He goes for another, but isn't getting through. O'Brien with a nice left-right combo. Jones with another leg kick and O'Brien almost catches it. Jones tries a jumping kick as the round ends.
Jones with a big flying knee, but he can't land the follow-up punches. He fakes a superman punch, tries a head kick and follows with a push kick that lands. Jones with another inside leg kick. O'Brien nails Jones with a left-hook.
Jones lands a huge spinning-back elbow, but O'Brien tries a takedown. Jones stuffs it secures a guillotine for the win!
Winner: Jon Jones by second round submission. Man. a lot of guillotine chokes so far.
Okay, someone just gave me access to a different wireless network. Hopefully, this one stays steady.
Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller
Danzig lands a nice jab, but eats a left-straight. Miller gets the takedown and tries an overhand elbow. He goes for another and attempts to pass Danzig's half-guard. He postures up and lands a couple punches before bringing his head back down.
Danzig has full-guard now. Miller with a hard elbow. Danzig stands up, but eats a couple punches to get it done. Miller presses him against the fence and almost slams him. Danzig is bleeding quite a bit, but he tries a guillotine choke. Miller is out and continues to grind away at Danzig.
Danzig tries a gogoplata, but Miller avoids it and lands more elbows. The round ends.
Miller lands a huge body kick. He shoots and gets Danzig down again. Miller starts unloading with punches, but Danzig is defending them all. Danzig works in some elbows to the top of Miller's head.
Miller continues to grind away with those elbows. He tries a flurry of punches and hammerfists, but Danzig uses his hips to avoid any serious damage. Miller with another flurry, but he needs to improve his position because they're not hurting Danzig.
The ref stands them back up. Miller lands a hard right-hook and takes him down. Danzig has a guillotine, but the round ends!
Danzig is starting to open up on the feet. He lands a couple nice body shots, but needs to finish him. Danzig with a big knee, but Miller catches it and takes him down. Danzig is back up, but he looks woozy. Miller connects with a couple hard rights. Danzig with a big straight-right, but Miller puts him on his back again.
Danzig tries an omoplata, but Miller pulls his arm out. Miller takes his back, but Danzig lands some punches. Danzig turns him over and starts unloading with punches, but the round ends. Best fight so far.
Winner: Jim Miller by unanimous decision.
Mark (The Hammer) Coleman vs. Stephan (American Psycho) Bonnar
Bonnar comes out quickly, but isn't committing to much yet. Coleman gets him down against the fence, but Bonnar tries an omoplata shoulder lock. Bonnar simultaneously goes for an anklelock, but Coleman spins out.
Bonnar gets his hips out and stands back up. Coleman tries a takedown, but Bonnar is on his back and elbowing him in the head now.
Coleman is fighting for the leg, but Bonnar continues to land elbows and punches. Bonnar tries a kimura as the round ends.
Bonnar lands a stiff jab and ducks a huge right from Coleman. Coleman fails on a takedown attempt. Bonnar tries a spinning back kick, but Coleman puts him down and starts landing elbows and punches.
Coleman moves him against the fence and Bonnar is bleeding quite a bit. Bonnar tries to get his hips out again, but Coleman is back on top of him. Bonnar tries another omoplata, but Coleman spins out. Bonnar goes for a leg, but Coleman puts him back down again. They trade punches and elbows as Bonnar tries an armbar. Coleman unloads as the round ends.
Bonnar needs to finish him here. Coleman looks pretty fresh, though. Coleman connects with a straight-right and shoots for a takedown. Bonnar sprawls, but Coleman eventually gets him to the mat. Coleman is caught in half-guard, but is landing some punches. Bonnar kicks him off and tries a couple up-kicks. Coleman jumps into his guard and tries to smother him. Bonnar creates distance, but eats more punches. Coleman moves him against the fence and tries a neck-crank. The round ends.
Winner: Mark Coleman by unanimous decision.