UFC 115 Blow By Blow

Former middleweight champion Rich (Ace) Franklin returns to face former light-heavyweight...

Former middleweight champion Rich (Ace) Franklin returns to face former light-heavyweight titleholder Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell at UFC 115 in Vancouver. (UFC photo)

NEIL SPRINGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

Former champions Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell and Rich (Ace) Franklin meet in the main event of UFC 115.

Also, Pat (HD) Barry steps into the cage with his idol, Mirko (Cro Cop) Filipovic.

Carlos (Natural Born Killer) Condit vs. Rory (The Water Boy) MacDonald

Round one

MacDonald catches a body kick and takes him down. He tells Condit to get back up. MacDonald connects with a big right hand. They clinch and trade knees. MacDonald secures a takedown. Condit works punches off his back. Condit goes for rubberguard, but lets it go. He tries to elbow MacDonald's head.

MacDonald stands up and lets Condit get back to his feet. Condit tags him with a big right. MacDonald responds with a straight-right and tries a flying knee. He catches a knee and takes Condit down again. Condit tries for a heel hook, but MacDonald spins out and they're back up.

They trade teeps and knock each other back. Condit lands a stiff leg kick. MacDonald catches a kick, but does nothing with it. Condit with more leg kicks, but MacDonald takes him down as the round ends.

Round two

MacDonald pushes the pace at the start. They clinch. Condit misses a sweep attempt and MacDonald lands on top. They get back to their feet. Condit knees his head off the clinch. MacDonald tags him with a left-hook. A couple nice jabs from MacDonald. Condit with another leg kick. Condit misses a Superman punch. MacDonald tries a takedown, but Condit lands on top.

MacDonald sweeps him and is in his guard. Condit tries the rubber-guard again. MacDonald stands up and kicks his legs a bit. Condit is back to his feet. MacDonald tags him with a nice combo after breaking the clinch. Condit with a big knee and tries a spinning backfist. Nice leg kick from Condit. They trade jabs.

MacDonald knocks him down with a teep as the round ends.

Round three

Condit lands a leg kick. MacDonald trips him back and tries a flying knee. He starts teeing off with punches and tries a takedown. Condit lands on top. He cuts MacDonald with elbows from on top. Condit stands back up and lands a huge punch to MacDonald's head. He lands more short elbows. He's got full-mount.

MacDonald brings him back to half-guard. Condit with more elbows and MacDonald's bleeding quite a bit. MacDonald sweeps him and is back to his feet. Condit presses him against the cage. MacDonald tries a takedown, but Condit reverse and is on top.

Condit with more punches and elbows from on top. MacDonald's orbital bone is swollen and literally popping off his face. Condit just keeps unloading with punches and elbows. This is a massacre. He takes full-mount, but MacDonald brings him back to half-guard. Condit stands up and goes back to half-guard. He lands more elbows and punches and the ref calls it with less than 10 seconds on the clock!

Winner: Carlos Condit by third-round TKO.

(Big) Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert (The Hurricane) Yvel

Round one

Rothwell immediately comes out slugging. Yvel responds and they're swinging for the fences. Yvel tries a guillotine, but Rothwell pops his head out and now has side-control. Rothwell easily takes mount, but Yvel just shoves him off and they're back to their feet.

Rothwell gets a big slam and takes side-control. He knees the body and goes for an americana shoulder-lock. He gives it up and works in some punches. He works for a crucifix. Yvel throws him off again, but Rothwell immediately takes him down.

Rothwell gets the mount. Yvel pushes him off and tries for a heel hook. Rothwell spins out and goes back to side-control. Rothwell gets the crucifix. Yvel pushes off the fence and rolls over on top. Now Yvel connects with a head kick and is hunting him down, throwing big opunches. Rothwell is in trouble here. He looks wobbly. They clinch and Yvel tries a head kick as the round ends.

Round two

Both guys look tired. Rothwell shoots again and puts Yvel down. Yvel tries a triangle choke, but can't get it. Rothwell has side-control and punches the body. Yvel brings him to half-guard. Rothwell takes the mount and lands a big elbow. Rothwell keeps throwing punches. Yvel gets back to his feet. Rothwell gets the takedown again.

Yvel sweeps him with an americana and unloads with big punches! He keeps pounding away with massive shots. After taking some serious punishment, Rothwell gets back to his feet and takes him down again, though.

Rothwell takes the mount, but can't do anything before time expires.

Round three

Rothwell probably needs to finish him here. Yvel has hurt him bad in both rounds.

Yvel tries to shoot, but Rothwell stuffs it and lands on top. He takes side-control and knees the body. Rothwell's not doing much here, he's just lying on top of him.

He tries some short elbows and takes the full-mount. Yvel brings him back to half-guard. Now he's in full-guard. Yvel tries to kick him off, but Rothwell passes to side-control. Rothwell lands some little elbows and takes the crucifix. He tries some elbows, but gives up the position and moves to side-control.

Rothwell continues landing little shots. Yvel just can't get him off. The round finally ends.

Winner: Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). I have no idea how one of the judges could score the second round for Rothwell.

Paulo Thiago vs. Martin (The Hitman) Kampmann

Round one

Nice jab from Kampmann. Kampmann tags him with a straight-right. Another jab from Kampmann. Big right counter from Kampmann. Kampmann counters a leg kick with a straight-right. Nice jab from Kampmann. Thiago responds by throwing huge bombs, but none land.

Neck-snapping jabs from Kampmann. Thiago tries for a takedown, but Kampmann steps away. Thiago tries two head kicks, but they miss. Big right from Kampmann. Thiago looks hurt. He tries for another takedown, but Kampmann sprawls. Thiago gets a big takedown. Kampmann tries for a guillotine choke. He uses it to get back to his feet, but Thiago throws him down again.

Kampmann is back up and takes him down. He goes for a north-south choke, but can't get it. Good round for Kampmann.

Round two

Slapping leg kick from Kampmann. Another from Kampmann, only this lands hard. Leg kick from Thiago. Thiago tries a huge right, but Kampmann ducks under it. Kampmann lands a stiff uppercut. Thiago tries a takedown again, but Kampmann stuffs it and takes his back.

Thiago tries for a kimura. Kampmann is defending, but Thiago finally sweeps him with it. Thiago lands some shots before Kampmann gets back to his feet. Thiago tries another takedown, but eats a knee as the round ends.

Round three

Thiago's eye is looking swollen.

Kampmann blocks a left hook. Thiago throws a wild right from way outside striking range. The sense of urgency looks to be getting to him. Kampmann secures the takedown. He stands up and Thiago tries an upkick. Kampmann dives in and takes his back. Kampmann delivers some heel strikes to Thiago's thigh.

Thiago gets to his feet and tries another takedown. Kampmann muscles him down, however, and lands some punches to the head. Kampmann lands a big knee. Thiago stands back and they both try to throw a knee.

Thiago shoots and Kampmann sprawls. Kampmann tries for an arm-triangle choke. He takes Thiago's back and tries to close the choke. Thiago hangs on as the round ends, but that fight was all Kampmann.

Winner: Martin Kampmann by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Mirko (Cro Cop) Filipovic vs. Pat (HD) Barry

Round one

Barry tries a straight-right. Barry with a nice leg kick. He knocks Filipovic down with an overhand right! Filipovic is back up. Another leg kick from Barry. Filipovic with a big body kick. Barry misses a head kick. He drops him again with the right. Filipovic is back up, though.

Filipovic's cheek is swelling. Leg kick from Barry. They clinch and Filipovic delivers a knee to the body. Filipovic takes him down. Barry is back up and Filipovic tags him with an uppercut. Barry tries a big head kick and misses. Both guys are laughing ang hug. You don't see that everyday.

Filipovic blocks a head kick as the round ends.

Round two

Filipovic tries a head kick, but it's blocked. He delivers a stiff body kick. He charges forward with punches, but Barry avoids any damage. They clinch and Filipovic backs him against the cage. He punches the legs and body. He now works in some knees.

The ref breaks them. Big body kick from Filipovic. Barry misses a head kick and Filipovic pounces for a guillotine choke. He puts Barry on his back and is in half-guard. He works in some punches to the body. Filipovic takes the full-mount. Barry rolls and Filipovic takes his back.

He delivers some little shots to the head. Filipovic works for a rear-naked choke, but the round ends.

Round three

Whoever takes this round, wins the fight.

Filipovic tries another a heah kick. Filipovic busts out an axe kick! Filipovic grabs a clinch and knees the body. They push away. Barry trips him on a head kick attempt. Nice jab from Filipovic. Leg kick from Barry. Big left hand from Barry.

Filipovic with a stiff uppercut. Filipovic with another uppercut and follows with a right hook. Barry has slowed down quite a bit now. Filipovic clinches him against the fence and lands another big uppercut. He knees the body. The ref breaks them.

Filipovic is really turning it on. He's landing some huge punches and Barry drops! Filipovic pounces and unloads with punches and elbows. Filipovic sinks in a rear-naked choke and Barry taps!

Winner: Mirko Filipovic by third-round submission. Barry is out cold and Filipovic comes over to hug him once he comes to.

Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell vs. Rich (Ace) Franklin

Round one

Franklin almost trips him with a leg kick. He lands another, but Liddell follows with one of his own. Franklin lands a big left hook and follows with a straight. Liddell misses a head kick, but lands one to the body. Nice right hook from Franklin.

Liddell charges and takes him down. Franklin gets back to his feet and now Liddell is cut. Liddell with a leg kick. Franklin tries a straight-left. Left-straight from Franklin. Body kick from Franklin. Liddell wobbles him with a big right, but Franklin counters with a left-straight.

Leg kick and left hook from Franklin. Liddell charges again, but slips and eats punches.

Liddell clinches and lands an elbow on the break. They start swinging and Franklin throws a left-straight, but catches him with a huge right-hook and Liddell is out cold!

Winner: Rich Franklin by first round knockout. Franklin tells Rogan that he broke his arm by blocking one of Liddell's kicks.


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