UFC 108 Results and Live Play-by-Play

Jan 3, 2010
Sherdog.com reports from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with UFC 108 results and live play-by-play. In the main event, Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva will square off in a light heavyweight showdown.

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Rafaello Oliveira vs. John Gunderson
Round 1
Oliveira lands a nice low kick to Gunderson’s lead leg and is tagged to the face for it. Gunderson locks up a guillotine from a front headlock and falls to guard. Oliveira searches for an escape but cant extricate his head. He climbs to his feet and readies to slam Gunderson but he lets go of his guard before he is planted. He locks the submission back up and drops back to half-guard. Oliveira scrambles to the top and passes to mount. He strikes from the top and then takes Gunderson’s back. Gunderson turns back in and has to defend an arm triangle. He gives up his back again and then mount again. Gunderson works his way back to standing along the cage. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira.

Round 2
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Oliveira vs. Gunderson.
Gunderson steps in as Oliveira tries to kick and lands a nice right hand. Oliveira shoots and hits a double. Gunderson works a Kimura for a sweep and gets back to his feet. Oliveira takes it right back to the mat. Oliveira establishes his position inside Gunderson’s guard before moving to the mount again. Oliveira takes Gunderson’s back again but he defends the rear-naked choke well. He turns back in and tries to sweep into mount but Oliveira’s base is solid. He takes the back yet again as Gunderson turtles. Oliveira slips over Gunderson’s head and grabs his right arm. He is looking for an armbar but Gunderson holds onto his left wrist to stave off the attack. Gunderson wiggles off the hook, snaking his arm free and punching as the horn sounds ending the second frame. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira.

Round 3
After a stern talking to by his coach Shawn Tomkins, who tells him he needs to be on top, Gunderson gets taken down again to start the third. He briefly gets back to his feet and lands in top position after a takedown of his own. Oliveira does not let him set up on the ground and scrambles back to the top. Gunderson fights his way back to his feet but is taken back down with a single. Gunderson grabs a half-hearted guillotine but can’t get his guard and Oliveira escapes easily. Oliveira mounts again and with about 90 seconds left is in complete control. He takes Gunderson’s back again, searching for a choke but Gunderson fights him off. Oliveira switches to an armbar but Gunderson holds on for the final 20 seconds to make it to the bell. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira.

Official scores are all 30-27 for Oliveira, who takes the unanimous decision.

Mike Pyle vs. Jake Ellenberger
Round 1
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Ellenberger vs. Pyle.
Ellenberger charges in on Pyle right off the opening bell. He counters a jab with an overhand right that does not connect, but sends Pyle scurrying away. Ellenberger pursues him to the fence and takes him down to the floor. Pyle works a high closed guard that keeps Ellenberger at bay for the moment. Pyle opens his guard and gets his right foot on the hip of his opponent as he tries to get something going. Ellenberger is not very active from the top but finds a shot here and there. Pyle throws some elbows from the bottom that don’t affect Ellenberger at all. Pyle tries to switch his hips and work a submission from the bottom but Ellenberger stands in his guard and when he does not settle back in, referee Yves Lavigne brings them back to their feet. Ellenberger wastes no time and sinks Pyle once again with a double. Pyle latches onto to a kimura but Ellenberger defends. Ellenberger tees off with hammerfists as Pyle turtles up in the frames closing seconds. Pyle is slow to get up after the horn sounds. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Ellenberger.


Round 2
Ellenberger crushes Pyle with a right hook and pounds away with punches along the cage. Lavigne has seen enough and stops the bout at 22 seconds.

Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen
Round 1
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Munoz vs. Jensen.
Munoz and Jensen touch gloves and we are underway. Jensen scores with an inside-low kick and a jab. Munoz looks to shoot and barely avoids a Jensen knee. Munoz gets the double but Jensen has him in a guillotine. Jensen works free and regains his feet. He backs Munoz onto the cage with solid punches including a nice uppercut. Munoz answers with a takedown. Munoz lands a number of punches that force Jensen to turn away but he can’t escape the barrage. Munoz blasts away to the head an body of a prone Jensen. He looks like he may have tapped but Yamasaki lets it go on. Munoz continues the assault until Yamasaki sees Jensen tapping at 2:30 of the opening frame.


Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon
Round 1
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Miller vs. Lauzon.
Miller pushes forward and clips Lauzon with a right hook. Lauzon counters fire and Miller slips in a left hook. Lauzon stands tough in the pocket and drops his foe with a left-hook counter. Miller bounces back to his feet and eats a knee for his hustle. Miller recovers and latches on a Thai plum. He jumps vertically and misses a knee to the chin. Lauzon lands power shots to the body from both hands. Miller picks up the aggression, but he fails to land a clean blow. Miller scrambles for a takedown and Lauzon hops on his back. Miller easily escapes danger and transitions to side control, where he hops over and applies an inverted triangle. Lauzon offers little defense to the position as Miller moves into a kimura. Lauzon taps at 3:05 of the first.


Martin Kampmann vs. Jacob Volkmann
Round 1
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Kampmann vs. Volkmann.
Kampmann sneaks in a right hand as Volkmann swings for the fences. Volkmann answers with a left hook that snaps Kampmann’s head back. Undeterred, Kampmann steps forward and drops his opponent to his knees with a straight right. Kampmann is bleeding from a small cut above his left eye. Kampmann looks exceptional on his feet. He keeps his hands high and bounces on his toes. The proper technique pays off as he blasts Volkmann with a right-hook counter. Volkmann collapses to the canvas and Kampmann engages the downed fighter on the floor. After a minute of working for position from the top, Kampmann stands up and cracks Volkmann with a right hand. He dives back into the guard and unloads with his right. Volkmann gets to his knees and Kampmann locks in an inverted guillotine ala Torres-Beebe.
Referee Yves Lavigne pulls Kampmann off at 4:03 of round one.


Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel
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Dos Santos vs. Yvel.
Round 1
Yvel misses a spinning-back kick. The fighters briefly flurry, but nothing lands. The temperature turns up as both fighters swing wildly. Yvel lands a right hook as dos Santos moves away smoothly. Dos Santos aims his left hand at the body and it connects. Dos Santos ducks under a right hand and lays Yvel out with a left-hook counter. The Brazilian pounces with punches to the head until referee Herb Dean steps in to save Yvel at the 2:07 mark of round one. Yvel protests the stoppage.



Jim Miller vs. Duane Ludwig
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Miller vs. Ludwig.
Round 1
Lugwig connects with a straight right to get the action started. Miller jabs forward and then opens up with a crisp punch-kick combo. An uneventful exchange unfolds. The fighters take to the center of the cage and Miller knocks an off-balanced Lugwig to the canvas with a right hook. Miller hops directly to mount and locks up an armbar. Ludwig fights off the technique momentarily before tapping at 2:31 of the opening period.



Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout
Round 1
Lauzon throws Stout to the floor. Lauzon lands some punches and elbows tha open up a cut above the left eye of Stout. Lauzon goes for a kimura and it’s deep. Stout rolls and rolls before finally escaping to his feet. Stout is bleeding badly. Lauzon shoots immediately and fails. He pulls guard and gets control of Stout’s wrist. Lauzon tries to open his guard and Stout uses the window to stand. Stout goes to Lauzon’s body with a straight right. Again he goes to Lauzon’s body. Stout is having his way with Lauzon’s liver. Stout catches a low kick and backs his opponent up with a right hand. Stout gets busy and unloads with a punching combination before missing a spinning-back fist at the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stout
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Stout
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Stout

Round 2
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Stout vs. Lauzon.
Lauzon brings the fight to Lauzon and is stuffed on a shot. Stout roughs Lauzon up with his hands and then lands a head kick with his left foot. After seeing his frame buckle, Lauzon is still standing. Lauzon briefly trips Stout to the canvas before getting clipped with a right hand. Stout is still bleeding heavily from the cut he suffered in the first frame, but it’s not slowing him down. Stout keeps up the pace as he moves around the cage well with nice footwork. Stout jabs with his right hand and then switches to an orthodox stance. Stout lands a right hand and a left hook to the midsection. Lauzon is bleeding from his left ear as he fails on a single-leg attempt. Stout wipes the blood from his eye and connects with a kick to the body. Lauzon pulls guard and absorbs an elbow from Stout. Another elbow connects with Lauzon’s forehead before
time expires.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stout
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Stout
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Stout

Round 3
Stout has none of a Lauzon single leg. Stout shows his best pace of the fight thus far as he works all levels of his opponent with kicks, knees and punches. Lauzon is helpless on his feet against the Canadian striker. Two more takedown attempts fall short for Lauzon. Another low kick hurts Lauzon as he freezes up his advancement. With two minutes remaining, Lauzon secures a gutsy single-leg takedown. Lauzon moves to half guard. Lauzon mounts Stout and then gives up position for a guillotine. Stout escapes and stands. A desperate Lauzon dives for a flying heel hook. Stout moves away from the technique and blasts Lauzon with a right hand. Stout is peppering his opponent with his hands as the fight goes to the judges.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stout (30-27 Stout)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Stout (30-27 Stout)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Stout (30-27 Stout)

Official ruling: Sam Stout takes the unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 (twice) and 30-26.

Dustin Hazelett vs. Paul Daley
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Daley vs. Hazelett.
Round 1
Hazelett starts the bout with an amusing flip kick that falls short of its target. Hazelett bounces a hard right head kick off the forearm of Daley. The British fighter returns fire with two heads kicks of his own. Both are blocked. Daley begins to work on the left leg of Hazelett with low kicks. Hazelett backs Daley off with a teep kick and then checks a low kick. Hazelett, swinging for the fences with his head down and eyes closed, gets flattened by a Daley left-hook counter. Daley swarms on his fallen opponent with punches until Herb Dean pulls him off at 2:24 of the first stanza.


Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
Round 1
Rashad closes the distance and goes to the clinch against the fence. Silva, with his back to the fence, controls Evans right arm with an underhook. Evans drops levels for a takedown and he gets it. Silva uses his back to crawl up the fencing, but Evans picks him high into the air and slams him to the floor. Evans mounts his opponent, and then ends up standing after getting greedy from the dominant position. Evans uses fluid head movement to weave in and out of Silva’s punching combinations. Silva throws a knee to the head and Evans takes him down. Silva quickly gets to his feet and gets hit with a sharp low kick. Evans is stalking Silva around the cage. Silva lands a left hook lead and Evans ties him up against the cage. Evans goes to Silva’s body with power punches before dragging Silva to the canvas. He can’t hold the Brazilian down.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Evans
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Evans
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Evans

Round 2
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Evans vs. Silva.
Evans bombs away with his right hand and then closes the distance quickly. He is back in the clinch, pressing Silva into the fencing. Silva gets off the cage and is taken down by a quick single. Evans escapes a Silva armbar. Silva works to get to his feet, only to be slammed back down. The theme of the fight continues to play out, as Evans can’t hold his opponent down. Silva jabs and sprawls unnecessarily, wasting energy. Silva clips his foe with a right hand. And another. Silva is breathing heavy as Evans scores another takedown. Evans holds the waist and Silva pops back up. The round ends in the clinch, with referee Yves Lavigne asking the fighters to work.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Evans
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Evans
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Evans

Round 3
Silva stuffs his first legitimate takedown of the fight. Silva winds up for a right hand and Evans moves under it to get an easy single-leg takedown. Silva stands and taunts Evans, trying to draw him into a slug fest. Evans circles away and Silva taunts him again. Evans is weary of trading as he moves away. Silva is fighting with his hands down and he levels Evans with a right. Evans falls backwards and he’s in trouble. Silva unloads with both hands and Evans is barely standing. Silva, breathing heavily earlier in the round, is now spent. He has to take a breather, which allows Evans to clear his head. It is a huge round for Silva, but will it be enough to take the decision?

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva (29-28 Evans)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Silva (29-28 Evans)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Silva (29-28 Evans)

All three official judges see the bout the same, and award Rashad Evans with the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 across the board.

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