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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 87 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC 87 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges defeats Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
Brock Lesnar defeats Heath Herring via Unanimous Decision
Kenny Florian defeats Roger Huerta via Unanimous Decision
Rob Emerson defeats Manny Gamburyan via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Demian Maia defeats Jason Macdonald via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3
Tamdan McCrory defeats Luke Cummo via Unanimous Decision
Cheick Kongo defeats Dan Evensen via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Jon Jones defeats Andre Gusmao via Unanimous Decision
Chris Wilson defeats Steve Bruno via Unanimous Decision
Ben Saunders defeats Ryan Thomas via Submission (Armbar) Round 1
UFC 87 BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
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Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch (170-pound limit)
Round one: GSP goes for a double leg take down and gets it right away. FItch with a nice elbow from the bottom. GSP goes for an elbow but misses. Fitch looking for a triangle. GSP to half guard now. Nice left from GSP and Fitch now on his knees working his way to his feet but St Pierre grabs a single and takes him right back down. Fitch to his feet and GSP lands a left, FItch gets rocked by a big left and GSP is jumping on top and looking to finish the fight. Fitch is weathering the storm and holding on. Fitch has a cut under his left eye after that onslaught. GSP lands a right, Fitch back to the feet and GSP lands a good left. GSP with some big elbows from the top. Fitch was hurt bad and now hes trying to gain his composure. GSP passes and now to side control. GSP mounts briefly and Fitch escapes. Thats the bell, GSP won that round handly.
Round two: Fitch looks to have recovered. Jab from GSP and then a right hook. Jab from GSP, good body shot from Fitch. Leg kick from GSP. Fitch looks much more comfortable this round. Jab from GSP. Another jab from GSP then a head kick blocked. Another good body shot from Fitch. Jab from GSP then inside leg kick. Nice body shot from Fitch then a knee and a wild left that just misses. Spinning back kick just grazes Fitch. GSP is bleeding now on his head. Fitch with a big right that just misses. Good right from Fitch lands flush. Fitch with a good right then left and another body shot. Jab from GSP. GSP is more careful after Fitch has landing some shots, GSP with a body kick. GSP shoots but Fitch stuffs it and lands a knee. Now Fitch lands a good left right combo then a knee and another left. Nice left from GSP then a spinning back kick that misses. That was a close one, id give it to Fitch he landed more shots that round.
Round three: Nice right from Fitch. Fitch looks light on his feet. Fitch lands a right then GSP lands a HUGE left and Fitch falls to the ground. Fitch latches on and now GSP has his back but Fitch escapes!!! Fitch is bleeding bad but he now is on top in GSP's full guard. Fitch hitting the body. GSP trying to tie the arms up. Fitch landing consistent body shots. Fitch goes for a mount and GSP reverses and gets on top. Fitch now in full guard. Fitch looking to get it to the feet. GSP lands a left Fitch one of his own. Jab from GSP. Leg kick from Fitch. Head kick from GSP blocked then a leg kick. Now their clinched against the fence and Fitch lands a knee, Fitch with a short right and GSP lands a big right!!! GSP lands a kick and a big knee. FItch is wobbled again, now hes holding on. GSP with a left then gets a double leg take down. Thats the bell. GSP takes that round with his big power punching but Fitch is holding on.
Round four: Jab from Fitch. GSP looking for a big one. Fitch lands a knee then a jab. GSP is bleeding over his left eye. Head kick from Fitch. Big right from GSP. Body kick from Fitch. Fitch with a right then shoots for a take down but is stuffed. Leg kick from GSP. Jab from Fitch. Another jab from Fitch. Jab from GSP. Nice right then left from Fitch. Jab from Fitch, GSP goes for a big right but misses. Jab from GSP. Fitch shoots for a single and goes for the take down, but St Pierre avoids it for now. Their up against the fence and Fitch still has a single leg. 1 minute left. St Pierre gets out and now is back on top. GSP landing some elbows. Fitch landing some punches from the bottom. Thats the bell, St Pierre wins that round and its another for GSP but Fitch is putting up a hell of a fight.
Round five:Nice left hook from GSP. Fitch with a head kick. Leg kick from GSP. Right from St Pierre. Left hook from Fitch. Jab from GSP. Body kick. BIG left from GSP. GSP takes down Fitch and is now on top. GSP with some body shots, Fitch trying to tie up the arms. Two big lefts form GSP. Fitch goes for an armbar. GSP with a right. Back to the feet, Fitch needs something big to pull out this fight, but GSP takes him down again. Fitch is trying to scramble out. Fitch to his knees looking to get up. Only 20 seconds left. GSP takes him right down again, Thats the bell. GSP defends his title in impressive fashion. Jon Fitch is a warrior and goes a full 5 rounds with GSP something that maybe only a handful of men on this earth can accomplish. It was a great fight. Kudo's to both men. GSP vs Penn anyone?
Final result:UFC Welterweight Champion Georges defeats Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring (265-pound limit)
Round one: Lesnar comes out with a flying knee. Lesnar lands a BIG right hand!!!! Herring goes right to his back!!! Herring scrambles and now he has a Guillotine locked in right now but Herring is holding on and has time to recover. Herring is landing some body shots. Lesnar throws a big right and misses and now he gets a big double leg take down. Herring is bleeding from his left eye and he has a big mouse. Lesnar now has his back and is landing some punches. Lesnar landing some big rights. Herring covering up trying to avoid damage. Herring trying to roll into guard but Lesnar is manhandling him. Nice big knee to the body from Lesnar. Lesnar looks extremely composed and calm hes a completely different fighter. Herring trying to get out and Lesnar is controlling his every movement. Lesnar pounding Herrings ribs. Lesnar with two HUGE knees to Herring body to close out the round.
Round two: Jab from Lesnar, and he goes for a take down but Herring side steps. Leg kick from Lesnar. Lesnar locks up Herring and judo throws him to the ground. Herring looking to pull guard, and Lesnar takes side control. Herring tries to stand and Lesnar switches right to his back and now Lesnar mounts!! But Herring slips out and Brock looses his hooks. Lesnar on top and hes just dropping HUGE knees to Herrings side. Herring looks completely gassed, Brock is controlling him without much effort. Brock now to side control. Herring now back to the feet. Brock grabs control of his head. Herring landing some body shots and Lesnar answers with two HUGE knees and the later buckles Herrings knees. Herring with a knee, Brock answers with one of his own, now Brock gets it right back to the ground. Thats the bell and Lesnar is dominating.
Round three: BIG leg kick from Lesnar. Jab from Brock, Herring bum rushes in but hes right back into a body lock from Lesnar. Both fighters exchange knees, Brock pins him up against the cage and now Lesnar just pulls him right back to the ground. He is manhandling a 250 pound Herring like a rag doll. Lesnar now lands massive knees to the kidney and liver of Herring. Herring looks gassed and desperate. Full mount of Brock Lesnar!! Herring out and gives his back to Lesnar again. Another HUGE knee to the body of Herring. Now Brock landing some hammer fists. Herring trying to land some elbows but no dice, Herring back to his feet and Herring lands a solid knee then jab but Lesnar lands a right and takes Herring right back down to the mat. 1 minute left. Lesnar controlling on the back of Herring. Lesnar on top in half guard. Herring goes right to his back again, now Lesnar is peppering in some punches and Lesnar gets full mount again!!! Thats the bell. Lesnar dominates from start to finish and after seeing this match and how much he has improved Lesnar is a serious force within the heavyweight division. I dont think there is any fighter in the weight class who can match raw power and strength with Brock Lesnar.
Final result: Brock Lesnar defeats Heath Herring via Unanimous Decision
Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta (155-pound limit)
Round one: Huerta with a leg kick. Another kick from Huerta. Huerta looks real smooth on his feet. Ken Flo with a head kick. Huerta with a leg kick and Florian dives right into a double leg take down, and Ken Flo jumps right into full mount!!! Florian now has his back and he flattened Huerta out. Body kick from Huerta. Hes back to his feet. Florian misses a head kick. Huerta catches Florian with a decent knee and Huerta charges in for a take down but Florian stifles it with a wizzer. Elbows from Florian. Body clinch from Florian and now their up against the cage. Leg kick from Huerta. Nice left from Huerta he looks comfortable with his boxing. Thats the bell. Solid 1st round and id have to give it to Florian who had just a little more offense that round.
Round two: Big kick from Florian. Nice right from Ken Flo and follows up with a body kick and head kick. Nice right from Florian. Nice body kick form Huerta and now hes going for a double leg take down. Kenny with some solid defense. Florian slips away. Leg kick from Huerta. Florian eats a solid left but hes going for a single leg take down. Huerta landing some good elbows to the side of Kennys head. Now Florian gets the back and has Huerta flattened out. Huerta though slips out!! WOW! This is a good fight. Inside leg kick form Florian. Nice leg sweep and then a HUGE right from Florian. Huerta is looking just a little bit gassed. Inside leg kick form Florian. Nice knee form Florian to the sternum. Leg kick from Huerta. Huerta is using the superman punch and fakes to try to set up his offense. Kenny with a short elbow and uppercut from the clinch. Nice right hook from Huerta. Nice left from Huerta then both guys exchange rights and Ken Flo lands a good body kick. Thats the bell id have to say another round for Kenny for once again getting just a little more offense.
Round three: This is an even fight and these guys cancel each other out in most areas. Kenny with a nice front kick to Huerta's face. Nice take down from Kenny and then back up and Kenny lands a flying knee and Florian lands a BIG left then ANOTHER knee!!! WOW. Huerta spits on the ground after Kennys knee. Now Florian on top and looking to pas to half guard. Kenny postures up and lands a solid right. Now their back to the feet. Superman punch and uppercut from Roger. Big knee from Florian then a head kick thats blocked. Both guys exchange big rights. Kenny just misses with a big elbow. WOW! Big front kick that snaps back Huerta's head. Huerta lands a jab only 2 minutes left. Inside leg kick from Florian. Nice left right combo from Huerta! Florian with a big knee to the body. Huerta lands a right. Head kick from Florian, Huerta slips on a kick attempt. Big right hook from Florian and then he gets a double leg take down and lands a big left hook. Two knees from the clinch from Kenny and then he doubles up a jab. Thats the bell. Kenny had to have won this fight he looked like the better man, he just got his offense off more efficiently and consistently than Huerta did. Overall good fight from both men, but Florian was the better man tonight.
Final result: Kenny Florian defeats Roger Huerta via Unanimous Decision
Manny Gamburyan vs. Rob Emerson (155-pound limit)
Round one: Emerson comes out and lands a big right hand!!! Manny is stunned and then Emerson lands a HUGE left hook and Manny is out cold!!!! WOW!!! That was completely unexpected. Great Knockout.
Final result: Rob Emerson defeats Manny Gamburyan via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald (185-pound limit)
Round one: Macdonald moving forward. Macdonald goes for the clinch, and Maia is quick to pull guard to his comfort zone. The athlete looking to pass to half guard. Maia gets a leg over the top and now hes trying to sink in a triangle. Macdonald is in deep!! Maia is calm and squeezing and pulling down the head. Maia with some elbows, now Macdonald reverses position and slips out!!! WOW! The athlete has his back and briefly goes for a rear naked and now Maia goes right back to his back and pulls guard. Macdonald did an amazing job getting out of that submission most people would have been done. Macdonald stands and lands a nice right now he is going for a standing guillotine. Maia is now bleeding bad from his eye. Maia now slips right to Macdonalds back and has a rear naked slipped in!!! Jason is trying to control his hands and wait out the clock and Macdonald slips out!!! Thats the bell!!! WOW! This was a great round an absoloute chess match on the ground. Maia gets it 10-9 for almost having him finished twice.
Round two: Maia with a nice left and Jason is stunned and he goes for a double leg take down right away. Nice shot from Maia. Macdonald now going for a single and Maia reverses into a clinch. Maia now with knees but their not doing much damage. Maia gets a take down now and hes on into a full mount. Maia is landing some nice punches though their inst much behind them. Nice elbow from Maia. Macdonald now bleeding from his nose. Maia with a strong base and he has full control from the mount but Macdonald is avoiding major damage thus far. The athlete trying to control his arms. Maia with soft marshmallow punches but hes landing them consistently none the less. Yves Lavinge does a good job of noticing the lack of power behind Maia's punches and he doesnt threaten to stop it. Jason has a nice size cut on his nose. Macdonald pops out briefly and Maia trying to hold onto an arm bar, but Jason is out and right back on top! WOW! he survived a good 3 and 1/2 minutes of a full mount. Thats the bell. Maia wins the round again but Macdonald is still in this fight if he can capitalize in the 3rd.
Round three: Leg kick from Macdonald. Maia shoots for a single and gets the take down. Maia now spins around and Macdonald is now on top. The athlete looking to pass to half guard. Jason still on top looking for something to open up. Macdonald now going for a rear naked and Maia slips out and now Maia reverses position and goes right into the full mount! This guy has some smooth ass ju jitsu he makes it look effortless. Macdonald seems to know he needs to do something drastic and now hes giving up his back to try and escape. Maia lands short punches to keep busy. Maia locks in a rear naked choke and thats it!! Macdonald taps out. He showed alot of heart throughout the fight but Maia's ju jitsu was top notch and he just outclassed Macdonald on the mat.
Final result: Demian Maia defeats Jason Macdonald via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3