Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is locked and loaded to kickoff its latest pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled to go down TONIGHT (Nov. 21, 2009) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 106: "Ortiz vs. Griffin 2" features a rematch between former light heavyweight champions, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin. Top welterweight contender, Josh Koscheck, will once again step up on relatively short notice to see if the hard-hitting Anthony Johnson belongs among the division’s elite.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 106 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC 106 QUICK RESULTS
Forrest Griffin defeats Tito Ortiz via split decision
Josh Koscheck defeats Anthony Johnson via submission (Rear Naked Choke) round two
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeats Luis Cane via TKO (Strikes) round one
Amir Sadollah defeats Phil Baroni via unanimous decision
Paulo Thiago defeats Jacob Volkmann via unanimous decision
Ben Saunders defeats Marcus Davis via knockout (knees) in round one
Kendall Grove defeats Jake Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) in round one
Brian Foster defeats Brock Larson via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Fabricio Camoes vs. Caol Uno declared a majority draw after three rounds
George Sotiropoulos defeats Jason Dent via submission (armbar) in round two
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Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin (205-pound limit)
Round one: Nice right hook from Griffin. Nice leg kick from Griffin. Nice right from Ortiz. Nice right from Griffin. Leg kick from Griffin. Ortiz shoots in and gets an easy take down. Ortiz with a good elbow. Full guard for Griffin. Body shots from Ortiz. Kimura attempt by Griffin and he uses it to slip out and is now working his way to his feet. Knee from Forrest. Nice leg kick from Forrest. Nice right from Griffin. Take down attempt from Ortiz and he doesnt get it. Head kick from Ortiz. Inside leg kick from Forrest. Front kick from Griffin. Thats the bell, and it was a very close round. Ortiz got a take down and used some good ground and pound and Griffin controlled the stand up. Its a toss up round ill say 10-9 Forrest.
Round two: Nice right from Forrest and Left from Ortiz. Griffin with a good leg kick and Ortiz uses it to get the take down. Ortiz in full guard and lands a good elbow. Ortiz paased to half guard but Griffin to his feet. Big front kick to the face by Griffin and Ortiz's mouth piece flies across the ring. Nice combo from Forrest and left from Tito. Good uppercut and body kick from Forrest. Ortiz flies in for a take down and gets it. Griffin using butterfly guard. Now Ortiz into full guard. Nice elbow from Ortiz. Another good elbow from Ortiz. Forrest is cut open bad on his left eye now. Griffin reverses position now and is on top in half guard!!! Elbow from Griffin. More elbows from Griffin! Thats the round, Griffin closed out great but Ortiz controlled the round. 10-9 Ortiz.
Round three: Nice double right then left from Forrest, good leg kick from Griffin. Nice combo from Griffin. Good right from Forrest. Big right left from Griffin. Jab from Griffin then a leg kick. Nice left. Left right from Griffin lands. Great body shot from Forrest and then a leg kick. Right left combo from Forrest. Right then head kick from Forrest. Leg kick from Forrest and Tito goes for take down and is stuffed. Another nice combo from Forrest. Leg kick from Forrest. Body shot from Forrest. Jab from Forrest. Left right left combo from Griffin. Big high kick and then right hook from Forrest. Tito looks wobbly. Ortiz looks gassed big time. Big right left combo from Griffin. Leg kick then right from Forrest. Good left from Tito. Another right hand by Griffin. Inside leg kick from Griffin then another right left combo. Another leg kick from Forrest. Double attempt stuffed by Griffin. Big right by Forrest! Forrest with another good right to end the round. Forrest absolutely dominated that round from start to finish, he picked apart Ortiz the entire round. 10-9 Griffin.
Final result: Forrest Griffin defeats Tito Ortiz via split decision
Round two: Leg kick by Johnson. Another leg kick from Johnson. Now it seems Johnson was poked in the eye by Koz. Big high kick from Koz. Another good right from Koz. Another eye poke from Koz stops the fight once again just when the action was picking up. Head kick from Johnson blocked. Big left hook from Johnson and Koz lands a good right and now Koz shoots and gets the take down. Koz in the half guard now. Elbows from Koz. Big elbows from Koz. Koz with another good elbow. Johnson is bleeding bad from his eye now. Johnson is giving up his back now. Koz slips in the rear naked choke!!! Thats it Johnson taps out!!! Big win for Josh Koscheck.
Final result: Josh Koscheck defeats Anthony Johnson via submission (Rear Naked Choke) round two
Round one: Inside leg kick from Cane. Another inside leg kick from Cane. Nog with a jab then inside leg kick. Nice big left from Nog and then another. Double jab from Nog. Right then HUGE left from Nog and Cane is hurt bad!!! Another left and then another from Nogueira!!!! Cane is hurt big time!!! Nogueira lands a HUGE left and Cane is out!!! The ref stops it and Little Nog with an impressive impressive victory in his UFC debut.
Final result: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeats Luis Cane via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah (170-pound limit)
Round one: Baroni quick into the actions and is landing some big body shots and then a good right that knocks back amir. Sadollah with some good knees to the body. HUGE uppercut from Baroni and then some more good body shots and a solid right hook. Baroni again connects with a huge right. Nice leg kick from Sadollah and Sadollah with good knees from the clinch. Baroni with a good knee and uppercut. Knee by Sadollah. Baroni with some big body shots and again lands a good uppercut. Baroni drags down Sodallah to the mat. Baroni on top in full guard. Sadollah up and good left hook from Baroni and then a leg kick from Amir. Knees to the body from the clinch by Sadollah. Good body shot from Baroni, good knee and right hook from Amir. Baroni bleeding from his left eye. HUGE knee from Amir from the clinch. Baroni drops down for a double leg take down. Amir avoids the take down and Sadollah with two big knees to end the round. That was great action in that round Baroni started hot 10-9 Sadollah though for his damage from the clinch.
Round two: Head kick from Amir and then Sadollah tags Baroni with a HUGE knee. Nice combo from Amir. Big right hand from Baroni. Front kick from Amir lands right on the chin of Baroni. Sadollah with two nice knees. Two snapping front kicks from Amir. A nice inside leg kick from Amir. Baroni looks gassed big time. Amir with a great elbow. Knee to the gut by Sadollah. Leg kick from Sadollah. Head kick then front kick to the body by Amir. Jab from Sadollah. Baroni with a good right left but hes gassed. Wicked elbow by Sadollah. Good body kick by Sadollah and Baroni lands a solid right. Big left right from Baroni. Sadollah lands a leg kick. Baroni seems too gassed to muster any power. Thats the bell, Sadollah dominated that round big time. 10-9 Sadollah, and Baroni is just beyond gassed on top of getting chopped away with leg kicks.
Round three: Leg kick by Amir. Another stinging leg kick from Amir. Baroni with a good left. Nice right hand from Amir and then a big knee and elbow!!! Baroni throws two wild punches. Amir with another SICK leg kick. Their up against the cage. Baroni is gassed. Superman punch by Amir. Baroni's left thigh is red and swollen. Amir with some vicious elbows up against the cage and now theres a huge cut on Baroni forehead. Body shot from Baroni. Greta leg kick from Sadollah. Another leg kick and another. Superman punch lands by Sadollah and a big knee!!! Baroni buckles and Amir goes to the body with punches! Big leg kick from Amir. Leg kick by Amir and then another head kick lands. Front kick then jab and flying knee by Amir. Front kick to the body by Amir. Both guys land lefts. Body kick from Amir and now Amir is landing some big elbows and thats the bell. Give Phil Baroni serious credit for being tough as nails and taking serious abuse but after the first 2 minutes of this fight he didnt have anything left in his gas tank. Great showing by Sadollah who exhibited some serious Muy Thai skills.
Final result: Amir Sadollah defeats Phil Baroni via unanimous decision
Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann (170-pound limit)
Round one: Nice head kick from Thiago but mostly misses. Thiago grabs hold of Volkmann and now their up against the cage. Great trip and take down by Thiago. He lands right in side control. Volkmann now works his way into half guard. Volkmann works his way back to his feet. Volkmann cut on the bridge of his nose. Thiago with another trip and take down and he jumps right into full mount. Volkmann wiggles his way out and has half guard now. Volkmann back to his feet. Nice leg kick from Thiago and Volkmann goes for a take down and is stuffed. Their cliched up against the cage now. Knees from Thiago. Nice elbow on the exit from Volkmann. Uppercut from Thiago. Great right left combo from Thiago drops Volkmann but its right at the bell!!! WOW Volkmann is quite literally saved by the bell he would have been out cold. 10-9 round for Thiago.
Round two: Volkmann goes for a kick Thiago catches it and lands a nasty kick of his own. Thiago charges in with a superman punch and Volkmann gets a take down and is in side control. Volkmann has the back now and is peppering in some punches. Thiago grabs a leg and slips out. Both men just body clinching. Thiago with a good punch and flying knee attempt. Volkmann with a good left and then a take down. Volkmann has the back again. Volkmann mounts briefly and lands a couple punches but Thiago reverses and is on top now. Volkmann with full guard. Some left hooks from Thiago from the top position. Thiago postures up and lands a big left and jumps right into side control. That round was much closer and Volkmann had it won but Thiago closed out the round strong and should take that one 10-9.
Round three: Volkmann charges is and Thiago tags him with a hook and Volkmann drops to the mat! Thiago now on top and in side control. Volkmann now back to his feet and peppering in some body shots. Both men now back to the feet. Thiago with a left hook. Volkmann goes for a double leg and gets stuffed and now Thiago jumps on top but Volkmann reverses position and now has the back. Volkmann now with the crucifix position. Thiago is out and shakes Volkmann off his back. Thiago throws aside the legs and is in side control now in a north south position. Volkmann with a Darsch choke from the bottom! Thiago slips out and Volkmann just doesnt have the strength to lock in the choke. Thiago now pounding away with some punches. Thats the bell, that round was all Volkmann and he just couldnt finish the fight. 10-9 Volkmann.
Final result: Paulo Thiago defeats Jacob Volkmann via Unanimous Decision
Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders (170-pound limit)
Round one: Saunders comes out stalking Davis, looking to mix it up right off the bat. Davis closes the distance and gets Saunders pressed up against the cage. The pair breaks and head back to the center of the Octagon. Saunders gets Davis in the clinch and lands some nice knees to the head of Davis. He's cut. Saunders lands another big knee. And another. Davis finally escapes and lands a few punches on his way out. Davis lands a kick, but Saunders responds with a punch and then yet another knee. Saunders now has Davis pinned up against the cage, but Davis breaks free. Davis lands a leg kick, but Saunders hits him again. Saunders gets him in the clinch and drills him with two HUGE knees. Davis crashed to the canvas and Saunders puts the icing on the cake with a monster punch on an unconscious Davis. That's it! Saunders is the first guy ever to stop the "Irish Hand Grenade" via strikes. Wow!
Final result: Ben Saunders defeats Marcus Davis via knockout (knees) in round 1
Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt (185-pound limit)
Round one: Grove comes out looking to establish the reach and take advantage of his massive size advantage. Rosholt sneaks underneath, grabs a double leg and slams the Hawaiian to the mat. He gets his back, but Grove gets to his feet quickly. Now Rosholt is draped on his back with both fighters standing up against the fence. Grove turns and now has Rosholt pressed up against the fence, securing a takedown of his own in the process. Now Grove works the ground and pound, which Rosholt is able defend nicely. He gets to his feet, lands a nice punch, which he follows with a flying knee. Rosholt once again scores a takedown and lands in side mount. He quickly transitions to full mount. Grove gives up his back to escape and is actually able to at least get out of full mount. He throws up his legs while Rosholt is on top of him, angling for a triangle choke. Rosholt doesn't see it coming and Grove has it in tight. That's it! Rosholt taps via triangle choke.
Final result: Kendall Grove defeats Jake Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) in round 1