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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 99 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC 99 QUICK RESULTS:
Rich Franklin defeats Wanderlei Silva via Unanimous Decision
Cain Velasquez defeats Chiek Kongo via Unanimous Decision
Mike Swick defeats Ben Saunders via TKO (Strikes) R2
Mirko Filipovic defeats Mustapha Al-Turk via TKO (Strikes) R1
Spencer Fisher defeats Caol Uno via unanimous decision
Dan Hardy defeats Marcus Davis via split decision
Terry Etim defeats Justin Buccholz via submission (D'arce choke) R2
Denis Siver defeats Dale Hartt via submission (rear-naked choke) R1
Paul Taylor defeats Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision
Paul Kelly defeats Roli Delgado via unanimous decision
Stefan Struve defeats Denis Stojnic via submission (rear naked choke) 2:37 R2
John Hathaway defeats Rick Story via unanimous decision
UFC 99 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Jesse Holland here guest blogging LIVE from Johnny Utah's to cover bout numero uno as Cro Cop looks to return to heavyweight greatness against Mustapha Al-Turk. Remember, play-by-play starts from the bottom up. Bottoms up!
No Cop! Okay, a little change of plans as the first event of the day will be Dan Hardy vs. Marcus Davis.
Davis vs. Hardy is early contender for Fight of the Night with that brutal back-and-forth affair. Now we fast-forward to Fisher vs. Uno.
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva (195-pound limit)
Round one: Nice straight left from Ace. Leg kick from Silva. Wanderlei swinging for the fences but doesnt connect. Nice body kick from Franklin. Silva just misses a big head kick. Good body kick from Franklin but Silva catches the leg and gets a big take down. Ace with full guard. Franklin scrambles to his feet and now gets a take down of his own and is on top. Franklin mounts and now has the back and is landing some good punches. Silva with a small cut on his nose. Thats the bell, good action and a close round. I give it narrowly to Franklin 10-9.
Round two: Both guys go for leg kicks. Nice body kick from Silva. Both fighters meet and exchange punches. Nice looping right from Silva just misses. Leg kick from Franklin. Body kick from Ace. Franklin with a stiff jab and puts Silva on his back. Silva right back to his feet hes not hurt what so ever. Body kick from Franklin. Nice right from Ace. Weak head kick from Silva. Silva throwing big bombing rights trying to connect. Good body kick from Franklin. Silva looked very tired. Nice head kick from Silva. Great left right combo wobbles Franklin and Ace is hurt bad. Ace with a body kick and Silva with another right and now their up against the fence and Silva lands another good right. High kick from Ace but he slips as Silva falls. Their both toe to toe again and thats the bell. Tough round to call, id say Silva for his power in exchanges and hurting Franklin.
Round three: Silva throwing bombs but misses. Leg kick from Silva. Franklin with a good jab and then a great left hook. Nice right from Franklin. Groin kick from Franklin brief stoppage. Franklin with a good shot. Silva charges in and clips Ace with a big left and then a good knee from the clinch by Silva. Weak head kick from Silva no damage. Jab from Ace. Leg kick from Silva. Ace with right left combo but a weak one. Silva looking for the haymaker. Jab from Ace. Left from Silva and a big right from Silva and now Wanderlei is throwing bombs at ace and lands a knee. Ace with a take down and Silva back to his feet and Franklin lands a good left and now Silva with elbows at Franklin with him on his back and Franklin with punches to finish the round. Thats the bell, a extremely close close round. Id lean towards Silva but thats my heart talking my head tells me that Rich Franklin stole the last round with a take down and won the fight.
Final result: Rich Franklin defeats Wanderlei Silva via Unanimous Decision
Cain Velasquez vs. Cheick Kongo (265-pound limit)
Round one: Kongo lands a quick right and then another big right and Cain's knees buckle and he falls. Cain with a take down to avoid being finished he has to be hurt. Kongo gets up briefly and then gets top position but Cain reverses and is back on top and now in side control. Cain now mounts and has a choke almost locked in. Kongo works his way to his feet but Valasquez with a big take down. Right back into side control. Cain now again with a full mount and Kongo gives up his back again, and Cain is just teeing off with punches from behind. Cain keeps punching and Kongo back to his feet but Cain with another HUGE slam and hes throwing around the bigger guy like a rag doll. Kongo to his knees and has a single leg and is looking to use it to stand up but Cain keeps control. Kongo to his feet and lands a nice knee and thats the bell. Interesting round, Kongo hurts Cain bad early but then Valasquez recovers and dominates the rest of the fight with vicious ground and pound, 10-9 Cain.
Round two: Cain with a good right. Kongo with a knee and Cain with a right. Cain rushes in and Kongo lands another HUGE right and Cain is rocked again and falls. WOW. Now both fighters are clinched against the fence. Velazquez charges forward with another big take down. Cain with the back and then turns over Kongo to his back. Kongo switches right away and gives up his back again. Cain now relentless with his punches and Kongo is gassing out. Kongo to his feet briefly and Cain just takes him down right away once again. Nice backward elbow from Kongo. Cain riding out on Kongos back and doing damage with punches and now Cain with a big knee to the side. Another big monstrous knee and some hammer fists from Valasquez. Cain jumps right into a full mount and Kongo is trying to escape and thats the bell. Again a weird round Cain gets dropped once again by a Kongo punch and yet he recovers AGAIN to win the round with awesome ground and pound. 10-9 Cain. Kongo needs a KO.
Round three: Kongo with a sharp stiff right and it snaps back Cains head and now Kongo is looking for a take down and briefly gets one but now Valasquez reverses position and is on Kongos back once again pounding away with big big punches. Valasquez is bleeding now. Valasquez is still just methodically pounding away on Kongo. Kongo to his feet and is now landing some knees to the stomach and Cain looks winded. Kongo now lands a punch and Cain looks rocked AGAIN, but once again Valasquez gets the take down and is in a dominant side control position with one of Kongos arms pinned to the mat. Cain now with the full mount. Kongo fighting his heart out looking to throw punches from the bottom of a full mount. Cain ending the round with another barrage of punches. Thats the bell, what an interesting fight. Kongo landed 3 separate punches that could have easily finished the fight and ones that did hurt Valasquez BAD. But Cain Valasquez answered with amazing will and awesome vicious relentless ground and pound.
Final result: Cain Velasquez defeats Chiek Kongo via Unanimous Decision
Mike Swick vs. Ben Saunders (170-pound limit)
Round one: Saunders charges forward, and Swick lands on top in Saunders full guard. Saunders holding on looking for a stand up from the ref. Saunders with double butterfly guard now. Swick just peppering Saunders side with punches. The fans are booing looking for more action. Swick still pounding away with body shots. Swick's asks Saunders if hes going to hold all night and Saunders responds stand back up then bitch. Swick goes for a brief guillotine and then bails out. Saunders looking for rubber guard. Saunders now with an upkick. Swick dives right back into guard. Great stinging body kick from Saunders. Swick with a decent combo but most missed. Up against the cage and Saunders with a knee. Great knee from the body clinch by Saunders. Knee to the body from Saunders. Thats the bell. A boring boring start, have to give it to Swick for Octagon control.
Round two: Head kick from Saunders partially blocked. Swick with two good knees from the clinch and Saunders answers with a couple of his own to the body. Swick falls on top right into the mount, but Saunders with a quick hip escape and now with butterfly guard. Back to the feet. Head kick from Saunders not much damage though. Knees from Swick with a quick clinch. Saunders with a knee of his own. Leg kick from Saunders and a right from Swick. Front kick from Saunders. Swick with a big left and then he charges forward with a lighting quick combo and then he lands a big right that drops Saunders and he finishes him off with 3 vicious left hooks. Great KO from Swick and he finally looked like the Mike Swick that everyone saw in his early Octagon days.
Final result: Mike Swick defeats Ben Saunders via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Mirko Filipovic vs. Mustapha Al-Turk (265-pound limit)
Round one: Turk with an overhand right and then leg kick and another. Turk goes for a shot and Cro Cop shrugs him off. Leg kick from Turk. Mirko with a left. Leg kick from Turk.
Round two:Cro cop opens up and lands a HUGE left and then right, then he lands two MONSTER lefts and Turk falls. Mirko lets him stand up, Cro Cop lands another big left and Turk is holding his head. Mirko charges in and lands another 2 big rights and Turk falls and Mirko lands a big left and thats it the fights over. Now that we watch the replay it shows that Mirko unintentionally poked Al-Turks eye and that is what seemed to help end the fight. Either way its a win for Mirko.
Final result: Mirko Filipovic defeats Mustapha Al-Turk via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno (155-pound limit)
Round one: Fisher low kicks. Uno shoots and gets stuffed. They stand but not much takes place as they go to the cage still clinched. Knees by Fisher. Uno turns him around and hugs him. Boos trickle down from the crowd. Ref mercifully separates them. Low kick by Uno. Huge low kick lands for Fisher. Right hand connects for Fisher. Uno shoots again and nice sprawl from "King" denies him. They're up against the fence again. Boos getting louder. Uno with a marshmallow combo to end the round. Yawn.
Round two: Low kick by Fisher. Uno uses the opening to shoot and finally gets him down. Fisher muscles his way back up. Back on the feet and Uno with a failed shoot. Nice low kick by Fisher. Uno answers with one of his own. Uno shoots and gets nothing. They roll over and Uno lands on top. Uno busy but Fisher escapes. They clinch and go to the cage. Uno changes levels and Fisher isn't having it. And again. Nice sweep by Uno. Back up again and more hugging. Knee lands for Uno. Fisher with one of his own and Uno pulls guard. Fisher working for position but Uno scrambles out. Round over.
Round three: Uno charges and pushes him to the cage. Failed sweep by Uno and Fisher stuns him with a knee. Uno still pushing forward. Uno works for a takedown and gets it. Unfortunately nothing else happens for about a minute as they hug against the cage. Back on the feet and Uno slips delivering a low kick. Right hook by Fisher but Uno pulls guard. Back up again and right back to the cage. Fisher strikes and Uno shoots. Uno finds his way on top and lands a few shots but little damage is inflicted. Fisher covering up. Round ends with Uno on top blasting Fisher.
Final result: Spencer Fisher defeats Caol Uno via unanimous decision
Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy (170-pound limit)
Round one: Hardy smiling. Davis scowling. Low kick by Davis. Another. Davis charges and they go to the cage. They struggle for position. Lots of hugging. Davis muscles him down. Davis to mount. RAPE CHOKE! Hardy scrambles. Evil Dead style dual thumbs to the eyes by Davis. WTF? Hardy rolls and Davis takes his back. Davis landing punches. Hardy being overpowered. Davis looks for a guillotine but releases. Hardy gets to his feet. Huge elbow lands for Hardy. Then a knee. Davis wobbly. Fast clinch by Davis. Knees by Hardy to end the round.
Round two: They exchange low kicks. Low kick lands for Hardy. Then Davis. Davis with a stiff jab. Nice left by Davis. Low kick by Hardy. They start swinging and both connect. Quick clinch and Davis eats a HUGE knee. Davis crumbles. Hardy on top. Davis survives and looks for a triangle. Davis locks up an arm but Hardy escapes. Elbow lands for Hardy. Davis busy from bottom. Ref stands them up. They clinch and go to the cage. Then back away. Davis goes for a low kick and eats a big punch. Davis answers with one of his own and then shoots and takes Hardy down. Action-packed round. Davis on top with body shots to end the round.
Round three: Stinging left from Davis drops Hardy. Davis charges and works from Hardy's guard. Body shots by Davis. Hardy with a stingie guard. Davis busy and rolls for a foot but Hardy powers out. Quick scramble and they're back to their feet. Quick clinch and to the cage they go. Hardy with a knee to the body and then a takedown. HUGE elbow lands for Hardy and literally tears Davis' face in half. Ref calls for a cut check on Davis. He gets cleared to return and they're back on the ground to restart. Hammer fists by Hardy. Ref stands them up. Davis blinded by blood. High kick misses for Hardy. Davis rushes and pushes him to the cage as time expires.
Final result: Dan Hardy defeats Marcus Davis via split decision