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Jul 12, 2009
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Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty
Round 1
Gugerty misses a low kick. Gugerty gives Grice angles and paws out a few jabs which sets up a single-leg attempt. Grice stuffs it, but Gugerty ties him up and drags him down with an inside trip. Grice scrambles but falls into a guillotine. It looks deep. Grice is able to defend and gets back up to his feet. Gugerty will not let go of his neck. Gugerty drags his foe back down and locks in the guillotine even deeper. Gugerty rolls him over and Grice's right arm falls limply onto the canvas. It's over as referee Herb Dean at 2:36 of round one.

CB Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor
Round 1
Lawlor walks to the cage to Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out," and he is holding a chain leash attached to one of his teammates. Not exactly comedy in its finest hour. Dollaway's entrance is much more traditional and serious. Dollaway misses a right cross. Dollaway shoots in, but Lawlor stuffs it and sinks a quick guillotine before pulling guard. It's deep. Lawlor starts yelling at referee Yves Lavigne that Dollaway is out. He is. Just like that it's over. All it took was 55 seconds.

Lawlor: "My coaches told me not to go for the guillotine choke unless I knew I had it, so I guess I had it."

Dong Hyun Kim vs. T.J. Grant
Round 1
Both fighters look very relaxed as they touch gloves. After a short feeling-out process, Grant shoots for a single leg. Kim defends and stumbles back into the fence. Grant won't let go of the leg but Kim is patient. Kim quickly sweeps Grant and lands in the Grant’s guard. Kim lands several mini-hammer fists while trying to pass. Grant is using a very high guard and tries to slip on a triangle to no avail. Big elbow by Kim. Grant kicks off and scrambles back to his feet. Kim applies a Thai plum and quickly drags Grant back down. Grant scrambles again and gets back up, but Kim is glued to him. Kim brings him back down and from within his foe's gaurd, lands another solid elbow. And another. 10-9 Kim.

Round 2
There is a small laceration on the left eyebrow of Grant. There is also a small abrasion under his right eye. Grant looks a little anxious and comes out firing. He misses a wild head kick. Grant shoots in for a single, but Kim stuffs him. Grant tries again but falls into a guillotine during a scramble. Kim rolls him over and loses it. Grant pops his head out and secures guard. Kim lands a left elbow. And another. There is now a large hematoma forming on Grant’s forehead. Grant quickly tries a gogoplata, but the Korean fends it off. Another left elbow from Kim lands flush. Kim stands up and just misses a massive left hand onto the still-down Grant. Kim dives back into Grant's guard. Grant lands an upkick, but Kim had one knee down. Kim rests for about ten seconds while referee Mario Yamasaki warns Grant. They restart on their feet but the round ends. 10-9 Kim.

Round 3
Kim still looks very fresh. Grant's face is lumped and battered. Grant throws a nice flurry early, but Kim blocks the punches and delivers a hard-straight left to Grant’s liver. Grant presses Kim into the fence. Kim reverses position. Grant follows suit. Not much action. Yamasaki restarts the fighters. Grant throws three wild punches and one of his right hands graze. Kim scores a takedown and lands in Grant's guard. Some moderate elbows from Kim. The pace is very slow now. Kim lets him up and they quickly clinch. Grant presses Kim into cage, who in turn scores another takedown. Kim moves to half guard. With precious little time left, Grant pulls to full guard and tries to scramble. 10-9 Kim.

All three official judges see the bout 30-26 for Dong Hyun Kim.

Jon Jones vs. Jake O'Brien
Round 1
Jones misses a head kick. O’Brien shoots for a single and misses. Decent overhand right lands for Jones. O’Brien misses a loopy left hook. Jones counters with a spinning-head kick and is way off his mark. O’Brien shoots in for a double, but is stuffed. Jones misses another head kick but follows up with a low kick and a stiff-left jab. Jones is moving around the cage swiftly, and it's giving O’Brien difficulties. Hard kick to the ribs from Jones. O’Brien is pressing the action, but his aggression is ineffective. Though nothing hard landed cleanly, Jones won the round based on activity. 10-9 Jones.

Round 2
Jones launches a flying knee seconds into the round that misses. Jones barely misses a head kick. Jones continues to bounce around and back away from O’Brien. A short-counter left hook lands for O’Brien two minutes in. Spinning-back fist by Jones clips O’Brien on the head and causes him to stumble. Jones pounces and has O’Brien pinned along the fence. He sinks in a guillotine and O’Brien fends it off. Jones switches his hands and it looks more like a brabo choke. O'Brien taps out. It's officially tagged a tapout due to a guillotine at 2:43 of the second.

Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller
Round 1
Hard overhand right by Miller glances Danzig's head seconds in. Perfect double leg execution by Miller moments later. Miller slips over to half guard and Danzig is controlling the neck. Miller is not giving Danzig any breathing room for any sort of submission attempt. Danzig sweeps and rolls into Miller’s guard. Miller unloads a flurry of elbows from his back which cut up Danzig's hairline and forehead. Danzig scrambles up to his feet, but is pinned against the fence. He is a bloody mess. Miller takes him down and Danzig sinks a guillotine. He can't pull guard and eventually lets it go. Danzig tries an omaplata at the bell. 10-9 Miller.

Round 2
Cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran is working diligently on Danzig’s face. Danzig gets the second frame started with a low kick. Miller counters with a stiff-straight left on the mark. Miller shoots in for double and fights his way through a sprawl before landing it. Danzig pulls guard against the fence. Danzig briefly tries a kimura, but lets go. Miller throws several left hands and Danzig, now bleeding profusely again, blocks them all. In Danzig's guard they are elbowing each other. Miller lands a hard-left elbow. Two more. Danzig is trying to scramble away, and Miller is suffocating him. Referee Steve Mazzagatti stands them with a minute left. Danzig lands a kick to the face, but it's partially blocked as Miller charges. Danzig pulls guard with a tight guillotine. It's very tight and deep. Time runs out. Danzig probably would have finished him if he had more time. 10-9 Miller.

Round 3
They trade left hands. Danzig lands a knee to the face as Miller shoots in. He misses a guillotine on the way down. Miller scrambles up. On their feet, blood is gushing from Danzig's face. A hard right jab connects from the southpaw Miller. Miller's stance is giving Danzig problems. Danzig lands another knee to the face during a shot, but again misses the guillotine on the way down. Danzig pulls guard. He's trying a kimura. Miller slinks out of it and takes Danzig's back. He's got both hooks in and Danzig defends the choke. Miller now sinks it deep. With 35 seconds left, Danzig escapes and sweeps Miller before landing several hammer fists. Danzig goes for broke, as time expires. Great fight. 10-9 Danzig.

Jim Miller takes the fight with scores of 30-27 from all three official judges.

Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar
Round 1
Coleman shoots in and scores a single leg. Bonnar gets a steady guard against the fence. Bonnar latches on an omaplata and Coleman stays calm. Coleman shifts to north-south position and fights out of the lock. Bonnar is still pressed against the fence and starts to cage walk. Coleman won't let go of Bonnar’s leg. Bonnar lands a series of elbows onto Coleman’s ear and head. Coleman still has Bonnar’s right leg. Bonnar switches between a kimura on Coleman’s right arm and elbows to the head. 10-9 Bonnar.

Round 2
Coleman looks fresh to begin the second round. Left jabs by Bonnar. Coleman gets stung by a short-right cross. Coleman now is very sluggish looking but he scores a quick takedown. He lands a massive elbow that splits open Bonnar's head. From half guard, Coleman lands a few elbows and hammer strikes. Bonnar pulls guard. Coleman now looks totally spent. Bonnar again tries an omaplata, but gives it up halfway through. Coleman is not letting Bonnar move. Bonnar tries and loses another kimura. Coleman is caught in another omaplata, but he scoots out and passes to north-south. Coleman is back in Bonnar's guard after some slick defense. Bonnar slaps on an armbar and Coleman defends. The round ends with Coleman landing punches to Bonnar's body. 10-9 Coleman.

Round 3
Coleman’s forehead is knotted-up severely. The fighters exchange glancing punches. Coleman tries a single, but it's stuffed. Bonnar has control of Coleman's head momentarily as they get back up. Coleman scores another takedown. Bonnar is able to get to half guard. The crowd is chanting for the UFC hall of famer. Two minutes left and Coleman is landing some meager punches to Bonnar's face. Coleman stands up. Bonnar misses some upkicks and Coleman dives down into Bonnar's guard. Coleman pins Bonnar into the fence. Bonnar scrambles and Coleman takes his back, where he attempts a rear-naked choke. 25 seconds left. He can't sink it. Time expires. 10-9 Coleman.

Official scores: 29-28 for Coleman on all three cards.

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Round 1
Belcher attacks Akiyama’s legs with two low kicks. Akiyama misses a front-leg headkick. He throws another and misses a straight right hand. Akiyama buckles from a kick to the groin. Referee Mario Yamasaki gives Akiyama a short reprieve and the action is restarted. Akiyama blasts Belcher with a right-hand counter. Belcher cracks the lead leg of his opponent with a low kick. Akiyama connects with a kick to the body, a right hand and a low kick of his own. Belcher drops Akiyama with a left hook. Akiyama bounces back up and pieces together a nice left headkick, right-straight combo. Akiyama eats a low kick and connects with a right hand. The fighters exchange wild strikes and Belcher gets the best of it as Akiyama stumbles against the fence. A Belcher kick is caught and Akiyama drags him to the canvas. Belcher Works an omplata from his back. Akiyama escapes and lands a right hand a split second after the bell.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama.

Round 2
Akiyama trips Belcher to the canvas and begins to work from side control. Akiyama lands a few short-right hands before ending up in Belcher’s guard. Akiyama tees off with a right hand to the chin. Belcher goes high with his hips in search of offense, but Akiyama has none of it. Akiyama passes to half guard and Belcher stands. Now back on the feet, Akiyama lands a right straight and misses an uppercut. Belcher buckles his opponent’s leg with a well-placed kick to the thigh. Perhaps feeling fatigued, Akiyama checks the round timer for the third time in the fight. And the fourth with 40 seconds to go. Belcher clips Akiyama with a right-hand lead and a low kick. Belcher lands two more low kicks before the round closes.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Belcher.

Round 3
Belcher closes back in on the left leg of Akiyama, who’s now sporting a large mouse on his left eye. Belcher lands two sharp left hooks to the body. Akiyama ducks under a jab and backs away from a low kick. Akiyama’s left eye is now closed after a punching exchange. Akiyama pieces together two flush right-hand counters. He counters a Belcher teep kick with another right hand. Belcher answers with a sharp right of his own. Akiyama trips his foe to the canvas and lets him up. One minute remains. Belcher attempts a “Superman” punch that falls just short. Akiyama slips under a spinning-back fist and throws Belcher with an ashi guruma.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama (30-27 Akiyama).
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Belcher (29-28 Akiyama).
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Akiyama (29-28 Akiyama).

Official scores:
Adalaide Byrd: 30-27 Akiyama.
Douglas Crosby: 29-28 Belcher.
Patricia Morse Jarman: 29-28 Akiyama.

Yoshihiro Akiyama takes the split decision.

Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
Round 1
Bisping displays lots of lateral footwork and a jab. Henderson stalks his opponent across the cage while throwing bombs. Bisping slips everything and gets in a short left. Henderson clips Bisping with a right hand and he’s hurt. Henderson unloads with both hands, but Bisping recovers. The European fighter moves swiftly on his feet; refusing to trade with the more dangerous Henderson. Bisping continues to move well and he’s connected a few times with his jab. Henderson has hit nothing but air with his right hand in a good two minutes. Bisping uses a double jab to set up a glancing right hand. Henderson rushes and ties up with his opponent near the fence. Henderson knees the body. Bisping surprises everyone with a takedown attempt. It fails miserably. Henderson connects with a hard right before the horn.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Henderson.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Henderson.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Henderson.

Round 2
Henderson chases Bisping around the cage, winging his right hand. Bisping runs and jabs selectively. Henderson connects with the temple as Bisping retreats. Bisping is putting some serious miles in. Bisping finally throws a right hand, and it connects softly. Henderson knocks Bisping out cold with a right-hook counter. Henderson gets in a right elbow/forearm for good measure. Bisping is out cold for several minutes. The official time is 3:20 of round two.

Henderson says the final strike on his sleeping opponent was meant to "shut him up." Bisping leaves the cage under his own power.

Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves
Round 1
The fighters engage in a feeling-out process in the center of the Octagon. 50 seconds into the round, St. Pierre get s a single-leg takedown. Alves stands quickly and is dragged back down to the canvas. St. Pierre attempts to mount and Alves gets to his feet. The champion hops on his back with two hooks. Alves rolls over and stands. St. Pierre connects with a nice jab and a low kick to Alves’ lead leg. GSP uses his jab again to setup a low kick. Alves stuffs a St. Pierre double. The challenger checks a low kick and glances a right hand off the jaw. Alves finally closes the distance to unload and St. Pierre takes him down with a double. Alves, bleeding from a small cut near the right eye, gets to his feet at the horn.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.

Round 2
Alves lands a right-hand lead. St. Pierre misses a “Superman” punch and gets a bullish double. St. Pierre controls from the top in half-guard. St. Pierre briefly mounts before Alves gets back to full guard. Alves is bleeding from the nose and the champion targets it with two sharp elbows. The challenger’s face is a bloody mess and St. Pierre punches and passes. Alves shows good defense in getting back to guard. GSP stays precise with his ground striking. He punches while passing and he’s landing at a high rate. Alves gets to his feet and St. Pierre stays right on him.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.

Round 3
Alves gets a right hand in to kickoff the third round. Alves clips the champion again and then stops a shot. Alves misses short on a “Superman” punch, but it looks as if he’s seized momentum. St. Pierre uses his range well as he jabs and circles from his foe’s power. Alves connects with two low kicks and St. Pierre gets a needed takedown. At the midway point of the frame, St. Pierre connects with short rights to the body and an elbow to the head from half guard. Alves explodes and gets to his feet. St. Pierre lands a clumsy low kick and backs away. Alves digs a low kick home and absorbs a kick to the groin from GSP. St. Pierre pushes Alves back with a teep kick. St. Pierre’s footwork is excellent, but could his inactivity cost him a round? Alves falls from a right hand and St. Pierre pounces with punches and elbows from the top. Alves recovers and stalls from the bottom to end the round.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.

Round 4
St. Pierre feints with his right hand and gets an ultra-smooth double. The champion achieves mount quickly. St. Pierre works to gain a higher position and Alves gets to half guard. Alves scrambles and St. Pierre works for an armbar. Alves has none of it, as he escapes and takes the top position. St. Pierre eats some punches from his back in a butterfly guard. St. Pierre defends well and stands without taking any punishment. St. Pierre lands a left-hook counter to the chin from close range. St. Pierre catches a low kick and takes Alves down easily. He moves gracefully to Alves back and he gets both hooks. St. Pierre looks for a rear-naked choke as time expires.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre.

In between rounds, St. Pierre tells trainer Greg Jackson that he pulled his groin. “I don’t care. This is where champions are born,” replied Jackson. “Hit him with your groin.”

Round 5
St. Pierre keeps his distance until dropping levels for an easy single-leg takedown. Alves gets to his feet and St. Pierre presses his opponent against the fencing. The fighters separate and St. Pierre checks the clock before taking Alves back down. Alves muscles his way to his feet only to be ripped straight back to the floor. St. Pierre is pitching a complete-game shutout with just 70 seconds to go. St. Pierre ties his challenger up from half guard and does little more. Alves tries to scramble to his feet as the fight ends.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre (50-45 St. Pierre).
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre (50-45 St. Pierre).
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 St. Pierre (50-45 St. Pierre).

Official scores:
Adalaide Byrd: 50-45 St. Pierre.
Douglas Crosby: 50-44 St. Pierre.
Marcos Rosales: 50-45 St. Pierre.

Mir enters the ring with a large lump near the hairline above his right temple. It is lubed up well before he takes to the cage. Lesnar follows to an over-played Metallica song as he enters.

Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Round 1
Mir’s left knee is heavily bandaged. The titans collide in the center of the Octagon and Lesnar takes Mir down with a body lock. Mir looks for a kneebar and Lesnar has none of it. Lesnar smothers Mir from the top position in half guard. Lesnar controls the left arm of Mir as he punches the head with his free hand. The crowd is growing restless but Lesnar is scoring with short right hands to the head. Lesnar has his forearm behind Mir’s head and it’s proving to be effective as a neck crank. Mir, now bleeding from several points on his swollen face, frees his head and starts to work on the left arm of Lesnar. He pays for it as Lesnar peppers the face with his massive fists.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Lesnar.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Lesnar.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Lesnar.

Round 2
Lesnar takes Mir down and then lets him up. Mir pounces and blasts Lesnar with two knees, the second of which was a beautiful jumping knee to the chin as Lesnar had control of his other leg. Lesnar is rocked but he gets a takedown after the risky knee from Mir. Lesnar has his opponent trapped face down against the cage and a serious beating unfolds. Mir aborbs one savage right hand after the other until referee Herb Dean steps in to save him. A punch-drunk Mir stands after the stoppage and Lesnar is ready to go again. He’s held back as Mir tries to figure out which area code he is currently in. The fans boo and Lesnar flicks off the fans and then eggs them on in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. He finishes to applause after a one-liner involving adult activity with his wife. The official time is 1:48 of round two.

Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago
Round 1
switches to a brabo choke. Fitch is trying to adjust his position but the choke seems to get deeper. Fitch frees his head and transitions slowly to Thiago’s back. Thiago works for a single against the fencing as Fitch defends and strikes with his right elbow and fist. Fitch works a kimura on the left arm of Thiago as time runs out.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-10.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Thiago.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Thiago.

Round 2
After a right hand from Fitch, the pace slows to crawl as the AKA fighter and Thiago trade single attempts from the clinch against the fencing. Fitch slams Thiago to the floor and slowly advances to the back. Thiago turtles and defends as Fitch rides his back. Fitch works for a rear-naked choke and runs out of time.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Fitch.
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Fitch.
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Fitch.

Round 3
Fitch closes the distance and gets a double-leg after avoiding a Fitch uppercut. Much like the first round, Thiago turtles and Fitch goes slowly to the back. Fitch gets both hooks in and then turns his opponent for the mount. Thiago rolls over and gives up his back. Thiago stands and nearly gets a takedown following a scramble. Fitch takes the top position and fights off an anaconda attempt. Fitch again goes to the back of Thiago, though this time he locks on a body triangle. Fitch punches the head and crossfaces while trying to sneak his arm under the chin.

Jordan Breen Scores the round 10-9 Fitch (30-28 Fitch).
TJ De Santis Scores the round 10-9 Fitch (29-28 Fitch).
Mike Fridley Scores the round 10-9 Fitch (29-28 Fitch).

The judges’ scores are as follows: 30-27 and 29-28 (twice). The officials are not named.
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