UFC 76 results coverage and LIVE blow-by-blow commentary

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UFC 76: "Knockout" at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., is set for this evening Saturday, September 22.

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UFC 76 QUICK RESULTS:

Keith Jardine defeats Chuck Liddell via split decision
Forrest Griffin defeats Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via submission (rear naked choke) in round three
Jon Fitch defeats Diego Sanchez via split decision
Ryoto Machida defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura via unanimous decision
Tyson Griffin defeats Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision
Rich Clementi defeats Anthony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) in round two
Jeremy Stephens defeats Diego Saraiva via unanimous decision
Christian Wellisch defeats Scott Junk via submission (heel hook) in round one
Matt Wiman defeats Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision

UFC 76 BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
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Chuck Liddell vs. Keith Jardine (205-pound limit)

Round one: Here we go. Lidell looking for distance. Nice leg kick and left hook by Jardine. Another nice leg kick. Nice right by Jardine. Body kick by Jardine. Nice left hook by Lidell. Nice right by Lidell. Nice combo by Lidell!!. Nice right by Jardine. Jardine is cut. Nice body kick by Jardine. Nice jab by Lidell. Nice left by Lidel. HUGE right by Lidell. Nice left by Jardine. Front kick by Jardine. Lidell with a combo. Chuck with an uppercut. Nice leg kick by Jardine. ANd thats the round.

Round two: Jardine with a leg kick. Chuck with a right. Nice body kick by Jardine. HUGE right by Jardine and it drops Lidell!!!! But Chuck bounces right back up. Another body kick by Jardine. Another nice right by Jardine. Leg kick by Jardine. Nice right by Lidell. Followed by a nice right by Jardine. Leg kick by Jardine. ANother one. Chuck lidells ribs look raw. Chuck lands a right, Lidell with a spinning backfist. Another leg kick by Jardine. Nice right by Lidell. Nice left by Lidell. Leg kick by Jardine. Left hook by Chuck. Nicde right by Lidell. ThaTs the round. Jardine won that one easily.

Round three: HUGE leg kick by Jardine. Lidell with a nice left hook. Another leg kick by Jardine. AGain with the leg kick. Nice right by Jardine. Nice right by Chuck. Nice leg kick from Jardine. Followed by a left hook. Again a HUGE leg kick and a body kick. Again a leg kick. Chuck with a nice left pushing the pace. Again another leg kick. HUGE left by Jardine. Nice jab by Lidell. Nice left hook by Jardine. Nice right by Jardine. HUGE left by Jardine and another left hook!!!! NIce body shot by Chuck. Nice hook by Jardine. Upercut by Lidelll. Left buy Jardine. High kcik from Lidell!! Leg kick by Jardine!! And thats the round. I give it to Jardine. Jardine should win this fight.

Final result: Keith Jardine defeats Chuck Liddell via split decision

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Forrest Griffin (205-pound limit)

Round one: N/A

Round two: N/A

Round three: Shogun shoots. Gets the take down. Forrest goes for a triangle!!! now and Arm bar!! and Shogun is out. Shogun in Griffins full guard. Forrest going for the oma plata!!! Now hes got the back!!! Knees to the body from Forrest!!! Forrest on top now!!! Griffin with sick elbows!!! Now with some punches. Forrest with a HUGE right!! Forrest has his back again and is still raining punches. Knees to the body from Forrest. Forrest raining more punches!!! Griffin in half guard. Forrest has his back now going for a choke!!!Thats it its over!!!! Griffin with the rear naked choke to finish it!!!!! WOWW!!! What an amazing fight!!!!!

Final result: Forrest Griffin defeats Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via submission (rear naked choke) in round three

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Diego Sanchez vs. Jon Fitch (170-pound limit)

Round one: A great stare down and here we go!!! Diego immediately rushes out after Fitch and Fitch lands and knee and a right. Diego going for the take down and fitch wards it off. Diego with a one two. Fitch with a knee. Nice leg kick by Fitch. Now their clinched up against the fence. Diego with some knees to the stomach. Fitch with a knee. Fitch with a nice left using dirty boxing technique. Still clinched, Fitch with a nice left. Diego with a take down. Fitch reveres! Gets a doubles leg take down and is in Diegos full guard. Diego going for the armbar. Fitch gets out. Fitch with a nice left. Fitch with some nice hammer fists. Nice left by Fitch!!

Round two: Here we go! Rd 1 went to Fitch. Lets see how this goes. Fitch again on top right away Diego missed a shot. Back to the feet, Fitch goes for a head kick then gets taken down. Fitch looking to scramble. Fitch has a double leg and reverses!!! Fitch has his back!!! Fitch has one hook in. Fitch with some hammer fists, then Diego reverses!! Fitch picks up Diego and dumps him with a slam!!!! Scramble and Fitch on top again!!! HUGE hammer fist by Fitch!! Fitch with a right! Diego looking for an arm bar, but Fitch stops it with two vicious hammer fists!!!! Diego is bleeding from his nose. and thats the round, again i give that one to Fitch 10-9.

Round three: Last round!!! High kick by Fitch and Diego looks tentative. Nice knee overhand right by Fitch. DIego locks in a guillotine. Fitch is out!!!!!! Fitch on top now!! Hes in Diegos full guard. Fitch with some nice body shots. Diego going for a kimura. Fitch is out. Hammer fists from Fitch. Fitch with another hammer fist. Nice elbow by Fitch. Nice left by Fitch. Diego has a triangle!! but he gets out again!!! Fitch is still on top!! Thats the round!!! Again id have to give that round to Fitch but it was very close it could go either way.

Final result: Jon Fitch defeats Diego Sanchez via split decision

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Ryoto Machida vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (205-pound limit)

Round one: Big John gets the action started. Kaz comes out with a little dance and Machida answers with a big kick. In the clinch with Kaz up against the fence. Nice knees from Machida. Back in the center of the cage. Both fighters throw some little punches and Machida lands a knee to the gut. Big body kick from Machida. Kaz goes for a Judo throw but Machida counters and lands in half guard. Machida works for a kimura. Kaz gets back to his feets. Now they exchange some knees and it moves back to the center of the cage. Machida throws a nice high kick. Gets Kaz back up against the cage. Kaz slips and Machida gets on top but can't pass guard. Machida lands a few elbows and goes for another kimura. Kaz defends. Round comes to a close with Machida working some ground and pound.

Round two: Kaz slips again and Machida takes advantage with some solid ground and pound. He achieves full mount. Kaz rolls and Machida takes his back. Lots of rolling. Machida gets on top and lands a BIG elbow and a big right. He gets the back again and has the choke in! Kaz defends ... barely. Kaz scrambles and gets the leg of Machida. Now they're up. Kaz has a single leg but can't take down Machida. Machida reverses and gets full mount again. Kaz looks tired. Here come the elbows from Machida. Big right from Machida and Kaz somehow gets to his feet again. Back in the clinch with Kaz up against the fence. Nice knee to the body from Machida. Big left from Machida. Stiff right from Machida. Kaz doesn't seems phased and sweeps Machida. Kaz is in the guard. It stays that way as round two ends.

Round three: Third and final of a gritty fight. Kaz needs this round and throws a silly kick. Machida misses a spinning back kick. Nice left jab from Kaz and he takes Machida to the canvas. Machida gets to his feet and both are now in the clinch. Knees to the body from Machida and sweeps Kaz to the ground. Body shots from Machida try and soften up the Japanese fighter. Kaz rools and Machida has back control. Kaz gets up. Big knee from Machida lands flush on the chin of Kaz. Kaz lands a big overhand left that doesn't seem to hurt Machida. Kaz has a bloody nose. Big standing elbow from Machida. Both fighters seem gassed and content to flop around in the clinch. Nice knee from Machida to the grill of Kaz folled up by and elbow and some ripping body punches. Huge elbow from Kaz ... too little too late. Fight ends with a Machida takedown.

Final result: Ryoto Machida defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura via unanimous decision

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Tyson Griffin vs. Thiago Tavares (155-pound limit)

Round one: Both fighters come out and touch gloves. Griffin stalks Thiago and misses a looping overhand right. Missed high kick from the Brazilian. Griffin with a nice one-two. Nice low kick from Griffin and shoots in for the double leg. Griffin has Thiago on his back up against the fence. Reigns down some heavy rights. Thiago goes for a leg but Griffin spins out and both fighters scramble to their feet. Some nice clinch work by both fighters. Thiago sweeps Griffin and Griffin lands in his guard. Thiago scrambles and goes for the back but Griffin escapes, reverses and gets back on top with a big right. Griffin back in the guard of Thiago. Thiago gets up and Griffin gets him back down. Up down Up down. Good action. Round ends with both fighters in the clinch.

Round two: Griffin comes out aggressive again. Thiago lands a flying knee, but Griffin responds with a nice punch of his own. Thiago gets him on his back and drops some heavy hammer fists. Now has Griffin pressed up against the cage. Thago has mount but Griffin bucks and Thiago takes his back. Gets the hooks in and is working hard for a rear naked. Griffin gets to his feet with Thiago on his back constricting Griffin with a body triangle. Griffin backs up against then fence, dumps Thiago! Now he has Thiago on his back! But Thiago transitions into an armbar! Griffin escapes. Christ ... what a fight. Griffin now on top throwing some bombs. Tavares reverses and gets Griffin on his back. Griffin works for a guillotine but Tavares escapes and gets back control. Griffin has Thiago on his back again and dumps him hard on his head! Tavares is cut! What a SLAM! HUGE mouse under the left eye of Tavares. Holy shit ... round ends. What a round!

Round three: Tavares comes out looking pissed off. Tavares gets stuffed on a takedown and both fighters end up against the fence. Tavares with a big takedown and maneuvers for an omoplata. Griffin explodes out! Now back in the clinch. Griffin goes for a hip toss but Tavares defends. Tavares throws Griffin but he bounces up. Standing again and getting busy against the fence. Nice knees from Griffin in the clinch to the thighs of Tavares. Wow ... HUGE elbow from Griffin. Tavares seems unphased. Thiago goes for the shot and is trying to get the back of Griffin. Doesn't work and both guys AGAIN are standing. Tavares has underhooks and Griffin lands a big knee to the body. Tavares takes the fight to the ground but Griffin switches it up and gets on top. Big hammer fist from Griffin. Thiago goes for a leg but it's too late ... horn sounds. I wouldn't want to be a judge. Insane fight -- nonstop action.

Final result: Tyson Griffin defeats Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision

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