UFC 111 Blow By Blow

Georges St. Pierre (right) puts his welterweight championship on the line against Dan Hardy at UFC...

Georges St. Pierre (right) puts his welterweight championship on the line against Dan Hardy at UFC 111. (UFC photo)

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Georges St. Pierre aims to defend his UFC welterweight championship for the fourth straight time, when meets Dan Hardy in the main event of UFC 111.

Also, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin battle to determine an interim heavyweight titleholder.

BLOW BY BLOW

Jim Miller vs. Mark Bocek

Round one

Miller tries to land double-jabs, but eats a stiff straight-right. Bocek shoots for a takedown and presses him against the cage. Miller drops for a guillotine choke, but Bocek pops his head out. Bocek stands and grabs Miller's head. They stand up and trade knees.

They separate and Miller lands a stiff leg kick. Bocek lands another straight-right and gets a big slam. Miller tries for a gogoplata, but Bocek pops his arm. Bocek passes to half-guard and Miller tries for a kimura. Miller grabs it and sweeps. Bocek is in big trouble, but he straightens his arm out.

Miller is in Bocek's guard. Bocek has a cut on his forehead.

Round two

Bocek gets another slam, but Miller is trying for the rubber-guard again. Bocek postures out and passes to half-guard. Bocek passes to side-control, but Miller brings him back to half-guard. Bocek stands and lunges in with a big right. He does it again, but lands a left this time.

Miller tries for a ankle lock, but Bocek rolls out. Bocek takes Miller's back and secures a body triangle. Bocek is trying to soften him up for the choke with punches. The round ends.

Round three

Miller lands a stiff uppercut. Bocek comes back with a body kick. Miller with a leg kick. Bocek tries a takedown, but Miller stuffs it. Miller with another leg kick. Bocek with a nice jab. Bocek shoots again, but ends up pressing Miller on the fence.

Miller grabs his head and delivers a couple knees. Now Miller's working for the takedown. Bocek switches out and shoots for the leg. Bocek dumps him, but Miller is back up. Bocek grabs his head nad delivers knees. He shoots again, but Miller stuffs it. Bocek gets him down, but Miller springs back up and shoots for the legs.

Bocek sprawls. Miller jumps on his back as the round ends.

Winner: Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Jon Fitch vs. Ben Saunders

Round one

Fitch delivers a leg kick and Saunders slips on it. They clinch and Saunders presses him on the fence. Fitch switches it out and is trying to pull him down to the mat. Fitch spins and puts him down.

Saunders has a butterfly guard, as Fitch is trying to get mount. Fitch is delivering lots of punches, but Saunders is defending well. Saunders is landing some punches from his back, but Fitch is all over him. Saunders spins off the fence, but Fitch stays on top. Fitch just keeps delivering punches from on top. The round ends.

Round two

My browser crashed and I lost the write-up for this round. However, Fitch just continued beating Saunders up on the ground.

Round three

Fitch with a big right hand and presses him against the fence. He delivers a nice leg kick. He shoots and pushes him against the cage. He delivers knees and Saunder switches out.

Fitch reverses and they separate. Fitch connects with an uppercut and delivers a knee to the body. Fitch lands a nice uppercut and takes him down. Fitch with a nasty elbow. Fitch stays on top and continues to chip away with elbows. Saunders is bleeding a lot now. The fight ends with Fitch mauling him.

Winner: Jon Fitch by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes

Round one

Camoes immediately jumps on his back and attempts a standing rear-naked choke. Pellegrino dumps him on his head and Camoes is hurt! Pellegrino pounces, but Camoes goes for an omoplata! Pellegrino lunges in with a punch and takes side-control. He lands an elbow to Camoes' head.

Pellegrino delivers another hard elbow from Camoes' guard. He moves to half-guard. The round ends.

Round two

Camoes fails a takedown and Pellegrino takes his back. He lands an elbow before they separate. Pellegrino shoots and gets the takedown. He goes back to the ground-and-pound and takes the full-mount. Camoes switches out, but Pellegrino works elbows to the body. Camoes gets up and tries for another takedown, but Pellegrino puts him down.

Camoes stands up and Pellegrino works in a couple knees. Pellegrino puts him down, takes his back and secures a rear-naked choke for the win!

Winner: Kurt Pellegrino by second-round submission (rear-naked choke).

Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin

Round one

Mir charges and Carwin presses him on the fence. Carwin is trying to pull him off and delivers some short punches to the face. Carwin adds some knees to the legs. The ref restarts them. Mir charges again and they exchange punches. Mir now has him pressed against the cage.

Carwin explodes with uppercuts and Mir is drops! Carwin pounces and absolutely unloads on him! Carwin just keeps going and the ref finally stops it! That beating went way too long.

Winner: Shane Carwin by first-round KO.

Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy

Round one

St. Pierre immediately takes him down and passes to half-guard. Hardy brings him back to full-guard and tries for rubber-guard. St. Pierre breaks it and moves to half-guard again. St. Pierre transitions to side-control. Hardy stands up, but St. Pierre takes his back and rolls him down to the canvas.

Hardy gets out and stands up, but St. Pierre takes right back down to the ground. St. Pierre works in some body and head punches from half-guard. St. Pierre takes full-mount and tries some punches. Hardy rolls and St. Pierre takes his back.

St. Pierre grabs an armbar and Hardy is in trouble! Hardy refuses to tap and rolls out! That was close. The round ends.

Round two

Hardy tries a left-hook, but misses. St. Pierre lands a leg kick. St. Pierre shoots for a single-leg and takes Hardy down. He passes to side-control and tries to knee the body. Hardy scrambles and St. Pierre takes his back again. He dumps him and Hardy is on top in St. Pierre's guard. St. Pierre stands up after a hip escape. Hardy tries a high kick, but it misses. St. Pierre lands a stiff right and follows with a jab.

St. Pierre shoots and takes him down again. St. Pierre lands an elbow as the round ends.

Round three

St. Pierre immediately takes him down again. St. Pierre delivers some punches to the body; Hardy responds with hammerfists. St. Pierre stands up and starts delivering big punches, but Hardy is defending well.

St. Pierre with a nice elbow. Hardy tries a triangle choke, but St. Pierre passes it into side-control. He works for a kimura, but Hardy defends it. Hardy stands up, but is immediately dumped again. St. Pierre goes back to side-control and Hardy is breathing out of his mouth now.

St. Pierre takes his back, but Hardy dumps him. St. Pierre ties up a leg and trips him down as the round ends.

Round four

St. Pierre puts him on his back again. St. Pierre takes mount. Hardy spins out, but St. Pierre takes his back and forces him to the ground. Hardy grabs a leg, but St. Pierre puts him down again.

St. Pierre postures up and starts landing punches from inside Hardy's guard. He passes to side-control and grabs a kimura! St. Pierre is really wrenching it, but Hardy isn't tapping! St. Pierre stops forcing it and Hardy gets his arm out. I think St. Pierre simply chose not to break his arm there.

St. Pierre spins for a kneebar as the round ends. Four rounds of complete domination.

Round five

St. Pierre with a nice jab. He shoots again and puts Hardy on his back. St. Pierre passes to half-guard. Hardy tries to stand up, but St. Pierre takes his back. Hardy scrambles to his knees and St. Pierre puts him on his back.

St. Pierre grabs a kimura from half-guard, but Hardy escapes. St. Pierre takes side-control and works in some elbows. Hardy stands up, but is immediately slammed back down. St. Pierre goes for a leg lock as the fight ends.

Winner: Georges St. Pierre by unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 50-45).


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