March 26, 2011
UFC Fight Night 24 Blow By Blow
By NEIL SPRINGER, QMI Agency
MMA legend Antonio Rogerio (Minotoro) Nogueira meets hot prospect Phil (Mr. Wonderful) Davis in the main event of Fight Night 24.
Also, former welterweight title contender Dan (The Outlaw) Hardy takes on the returning Anthony (Rumble) Johnson.
Leonard (Bad Boy) Garcia vs. Chan Sung (The Korean Zombie) Jung
Jung starts with an outside leg kick. He counters a leg kick with a straight right and blocks a head kick. Garcia tries a one-two and misses the straight right. Garcia lands a big overhand right, but Jung answers with a straight right.
Garcia misses a leg kick. Jung misses a head kick. Jung lands an uppercut and follows with a leg kick. Garcia catches Jung's leg off a body kick, but can't do anything with it. Garcia misses a windmill right hand. Jung takes him down and works for an armbar. He loses it.
Garcia stands up, but eats a knee and drops down. Garcia now has butterfly guard. Garcia throws hie legs up, but Jung lands some ground-and-pound and takes the back. Jung unloads with punches as the round ends.
Jung lands a jab. He charges forward with an uppercut, but Garcia backs away. Garcia lands a flying knee to the body. Jung tags him wiht a straight right and tries his own flying knee. Garcia avoids it. They continue exchaning punches. Jung whiffs on a head kick and follows with one to the legs. Garcia misses a huge overhand right. And again.
Jung lands a knee to the body. Garcia is starting to swing wildly now. Jung with a leg kick. Stiff jab from Jung. Big flying knee to the face from Jung. Jung takes him down off a kick and unloads with elbows. He takes the back and wraps his arm around Garcia's jaw. He starts cranking the neck, which twists Garcia's body and Garcia taps!
Winner: Chan Sung Jung via second-round submission (twister)
DaMarques Johnson vs. Amir Sadollah
Sadollah with a hard jab. He lands a head kick, but slips and Johnson falls on top of him. Johnson has side-control. Johnson lets him back to his feet. Sadollah lands an accidental low blow. They restart. Sadollah misses a teep and Johnson takes him down off it.
Sadollah seems to be riding his leg up for an omoplata, but Johnson postures to avoid it. Big elbow from Johnson, but Sadollah kicks him off. They restart on the feet. They exchange jabs. Johnson slips off a punch attempt, but springs back to his feet. Sadollah presses him against the cage.
Sadollah lands a knee, but Johnson delivers a beautiful judo throw. Johnson with an elbow. Sadollah gets up and slams him down. Sadollah unloads with punches as the round ends.
Johnson with a one-two. Sadollah preses him on the fence and delivers a huge knee to the face. Sadollah opens up and tags him with a flurry of punches. Johnson throws punches back and they restart.
Sadollah drags him to the mat and starts kneeing the body. Johnson rolls onto his back and Sadollah unloads with elbows and punches against the cage. Johnson scrambles to avoid the shots, but he's taking big damage here. Sadollah goes back to kneeing the body.
Johnson gets to his feet, but Sadollah takes him right back down and takes the full-mount. Sadollah controls an arm, unloads with huge elbows and Johnson taps out.
Winner: Amir Sadollah via second-round submission (elbows)
Dan (The Outlaw) Hardy vs. Anthony (Rumble) Johnson
Johnson with an inside leg kick. Hardy tries one of his own, but Johnson avoids it. Nice jab from Johnson. Hardy tries to counter with a hook, but misses. Johnson drops him with a huge head kick. Hardy scrambles for a takedown, but can't get it. Hardy stands up, but Johnson takes him down.
Hardy is trying to work a high guard to control Johnson's posture, but Johnson goes to his feet and rains punches down. Hardy tries to control the shoulder, but Johnson pops his arm out. Johnson throws more punches, but Hardy tries to throw up a triangle choke. Johnson stands out and tries to move to side control.
Hardy works for a kimura shoulderlock. Johnson straightens his arm to avoid it and is now in half-guard. Hardy takes him back to full guard. Johnson works punches to the body as the round ends.
Johnson ducks under a punch and takes Hardy back down. He works in punches to the head and body, while Hardy tries for another kimura. Hardy eventually gives up on it.
Hardy goes back to the kimura attempt, but Johnson pops his arm out and smothers him. Hardy gets him back to guard, but Johnson starts unloading with punches. Johnson keeps alternating punches to the body and head as the crows boos. The ref restarts them.
Johnson shoots again, but Hardy stuffs it and tries for the kimura again. Johnson gets him to the mat as the round ends.
Johnson tries a head kick, but Hardy tries to take him down. Bad idea. Johnson forces him straight to the mat. Johnson presses him against the cage, as Hardy once again works for a kimura.
That fails and Johnson continues to grind away. he takes the back, but Hardy stands up. Johnson tries a head kick on the break, but Hardy blocks it. Johnson takes him down again and secures back control. He unloads with punches to the head. Hardy tries to get Johnson off him, but to no avail. Johnson switches to mount and slaps on an arm triangle choke.
Johnson is riding high and gives up on it, then tries a bulldog neck crank. Johnson ends with a flurry of punches as time expires.
winner: Anthony Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Antonio Rogerio (Minotoro) Nogueira vs. Phil (Mr. Wonderful) Davis
Davis lands an outside leg kick. He tries a head kick, but Nogueira catches it and throws him away. Nogueira lands a straight left. Davis lands a head kick now. Davis shoots for a takedown, but Nogueira stuffs it. Davis presses him against the cage and knees the legs.
Davis tries a kick to the body, but eats a straight left. Davis ducks under a punch and tries for another takedown. Nogueira stuffs it again and they break. Another one stuffed by Nogueira.
Nogueira clips him with a counter left after a kick attempt. Nogueira defends another takedown, but slips. He's back to his feet and Davis can't capitalize. Nogueira catches a kick and clips him with a right hand. He stuffs another takedown.
Nogueira blocks a head kick. Nogueira blocks another and almost catches him with a straight left. Body kick from Davis. Right hook from Nogueira. Followed by a straight left. Davis tries for another takedown, but Nogueira throws him off easily. Nogueira tags him with a straight left. Davis with an inside leg kick.
Davis shoots for a single and finally gets Nogueira to the mat. Nogueira kicks him off, but Davis is right back on top. Nogueira takes wrist control and kicks him off. Davis charges on top of him, but Nogueira stands up and they're against the cage. Davis drags him to the mat and works some big punches. He knees the body as the round ends.
Nogueira lands a straight left. He blocks a flying knee attempt. Davis shoots for the single again and gets the fight to the ground. Nogueira spins out, but Davis drags him back down. Davis keeps trying to land more punches and elbows, but Nogueira sweeps him off and they're back to the feet.
Nogueira lands a straight left and avoids a single-leg takedown. Davis tries it again and gets Nogueira down. He works in more punches to the body. Davis keeps trying to land punches, but Nogueira is defending. He grinds away as the round ends.
Winner: Phil Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)