Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now underway with its last pay-per-view (PPV) event of the 2009 fight campaign, which is happening LIVE (Dec. 12, 2009) from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
UFC 107: "Penn vs. Sanchez" features a sensational main event between lightweight division champion, BJ "The Prodigy" Penn, defending his title against number one division contender, Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez. Former two-time heavyweight champion Frank Mir will "begin his quest for a third title" when he takes on Cheick Kongo in the co-featured fight of the night.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 107 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC 107 QUICK RESULTS
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn defeats Diego Sanchez via TKO (Doctors Stoppage; Cut) Rd 5
Frank Mir defeats Cheick Kongo via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1
Kenny Florian def. Clay Guida via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Rd 2
Jon Fitch defeats Mike Pierce via Unanimous Decision
Stefan Struve def. Paul Buentello via Majority Decision
Alan Belcher def. Wilson Gouveia via TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 3:02, Rd 1
Matt Wiman def. Shane Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Johnny Hendricks def. Ricardo Funch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Rousimar Palhares def. Lucio Linhares via Submission (heel hook) at 3:21, Rd 2
DaMarques Johnson def. Edgar Garcia via Submission (triangle choke) at 4:03, Rd 1
TJ Grant def. Kevin Burns via TKO (referee stoppage) at 4:57, Rd 1
UFC 107 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
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UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez (155-pound limit)
Round one: BJ moving forward. Diego charges in with punches but isnt close on any of them. Penn with a HUGE right and Diego is hurt bad!!!!! Penn on his back and is pounding away with punches!!! Diego rolls over and tries to get a leg and Penn is still throwing a flurry of punches!!! Diego now works his way back up to his feet and Penn is stalking him now. Diego looks wobbly on his legs still. I dont know how he survived that onslaught. Diego now charges in again and BJ lands an uppercut and Diego is dropped again briefly. Sanchez now holding onto a single looking for a take down. Nice big elbow from Diego on the break. Penn stalking Diego and you can tell he was hurt bad he is on his heels now. Body kick from Diego. BJ very calm and picking his shots. Diego with a failed take down attempt. Diego misses with a left and Penn lands a good left of his own. Flying knee attempt from Diego stopped with a Penn jab. BIG right again from BJ and another good right from Penn!! Thats the bell and BJ Penn dominated on the feet that round from start to finish and was seconds away from a TKO. 10-9 round for Penn with an outside shot at a 10-8 round.
Round two: Diego very hesitant. BJ chasing and being very aggressive. Diego grabs a hold of a single and is looking to lock it up. BJ up against the cage using some dirty boxing. Diego lets the leg go. Nice left right combo from Penn. Nice right from Penn. Diego is very wary of trying to attack. BJ relaxed and just picking his shots at will. Diego charges in and throws a flurry and hits nothing but air. Diego shoots and Penn sprawls and lands a good right. Head kick from Diego misses and Penn makes him pay with a left. Counter left from BJ and then a good straight right down the pipe. Diego with a right. BJ misses with a big right and Diego is going for a single leg take down. Penn with great defense. The round ends and once again its all BJ Penn he hasn't even broken a sweat yet. 10-9 Penn and Diego needs to shake things up otherwise its only a matter of time before Penn capitalizes in a big way.
Round three: Decent right from Sanchez. Head kick blocked by Penn. Left hook from Penn lands flush. Penn rushes in and lands a good right. Diego goes for a single leg again but Penn is stifling his attempt. Penn with elbows to the shoulder of Diego as he goes for the take down. BJ lands a good hammer fist with some snap. Short uppercuts from Penn. Dirty boxing from Penn convinces Diego to abandon the single leg attempt. Head kick from Diego misses. Single leg attempt again from Diego. Penn lands a left hook. Penn using the wizzer to just control Diego's head. Nice elbow from Penn. Nice left from Penn. BJ now picking up the pace. Diego swing a miss and Penn lands a knee to the stomach. Two good dirty boxing rights from Penn. Diego again goes for a single leg but at this point its all for naught Penn's defense is too good. Penn lands a flurry of left and rights as Diego lets go. Thats the bell, and BJ Penn is putting on a clinic. 10-9 Penn. Diego needs a miracle.
Round four: Diego has a good cut on the lip and his nose is battered a bruised. Penn comes out quick. His conditioning is amazing tonight. Great left from BJ. Diego misses another single leg take down attempt and BJ makes him pay with a right. Big right hand from BJ. Diego with desperate shot and BJ lands another right. BJ with a good right off the fence. Diego swings wildly to push his way in and goes for a single again but he is having zero luck. Penn once again making him pay with punches. Diego again looking for a single but Penn stuffs him again and the crowd is starting to boo as a response to Diegos lack of interest in striking with Penn. Nice head kick from Diego. Good jab from Diego. Big knee from Penn. A nice left hook from Penn to finish the round. Another 10-9 round from Penn and he hasn't even broken a sweat yet. He is outclassing Diego Sanchez.
Round five: SICK body shot from Penn makes Diego double over. Head kick blocked by Penn. Diego again drops down for a single despite knowing he needs a KO at this point. BJ with a clinch. Diego drops down again for the single and he obviously does not want to strike with Penn. Nice left on the way up from BJ. WOW big right and then head kick from Penn snaps the head of Sanchez back. Diego grabs hold of Penn and BJ unleashes some serious short uppercuts. Diego is gushing blood from a cut over his eye and the ref stops it to check out the damage. Thats it maniacs the doctor stops the fight as Diego has a gaping wound over his left eye. That is one of the worst cuts ive seen in a long long time. BJ Penn simply outclassed Diego Sanchez from start to finish. He hurt Diego in the 1st stanza and it was all BJ from that point on. This was BJ Penn at his finest.
Final result: BJ Penn defeats Diego Sanchez via TKO (Doctors Stoppage; Cut) Round 5
Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo (265-pound limit)
Round one: Kongo swings with authority but misses. Mir lands a HUGE left hand that drops Kongo!!! Mir jumps onto the head of Kongo and has a deep deep guillotine locked in!!! The ref jumps in and stops it and Kongo is OUT COLD! Kongo is literally asleep. Frank Mir comes out and dominates. Wow that was a very very impressive performance.
Final result: Frank Mir defeats Cheick Kongo via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1
Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida (155-pound limit)
Round one: They meet in the center and feel each other out. Head kick misses for Florian and he tumbles to the mat. Guida follows and tries to get busy in KenFlo's guard. Kenny showing stingy defense and gets back to his feet. Florian is cut. They trade hands and back away. Kenny with a knee but gets blocked. Guida stalking. Kenny shoots and gets a very brief takedown. Guida up and pushing the pace. Guida drops down for a single but Florian flattens him out. Guida rises and looks for a toss and Florian lands on top of him. Back to the feet and Florian with a big knee. Guida cut. Florian picks him up and drops him. Back to the feet and Florian with an elbow. Action halted to check the cut on Guida's head. Doctor can't find any cut in Guida's mop top. Guida belches loudly. Round ends with some jabbing on both sides.
Round two: jFlorian jabbing effectively. Guida shoot from too far away and doesn't get it. Blood pouring down the face of Guida. Florian showing superior stand-up. Superman punch misses for the Carpenter. Florian drops him with a HUGE right and pounces. Guida in all kinds of trouble. Florian takes his back and submits him with ease. Domination. Guida probably didn't even see the punch coming with the blood in his eyes.
Final result: Kenny Florian defeats Clay Guida via Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Jon Fitch vs. Mike Pierce (170-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Fitch to start. Fitch catches a leg and now is work the back of Pierce. Fitch muscles down Pierce and has his hooks in right away. Fitch using a half nelson to try and flatten Pierce out on the mat. Fitch peppering in some good punches to try and loosen up Pierces grip on his left wrist. Pierce punching up at Fitch. Pierce gets rid of one hook and now stands up and gets a double and a huge take down! Fitch back to his feet and both men with the body clinch. Fitch bleeding from the nose and the ref stops the stalemate. Good left from Fitch. Inside leg kick from Pierce. Good left from Pierce. Good knee and body kick from Fitch. The round ends with a lazy take down attempt from Fitch. Close round id lean 10-9 Fitch but it could go to either man.
Round two: Nice leg kick from Fitch. Pierce charges in and goes for a double and Fitch with some under hooks. Pierce working some knees to the thigh. Both men land jabs. Fitch with a left then a knee that misses. Leg kick from Fitch then a head kick that misses. Fitch catches a leg kick from Pierce and gets the take down right away. Fitch jumps to the back now and is working to get his hooks in. Pierce with good defense and their up against the cage now. Fitch misses a knee. Jab from Pierce. Leg kick from Fitch. Jab from Pierce. Nice right from Fitch. Nice left right combo from Pierce. Good faint left and right hook from Fitch and then a uppercut from Fitch. Body shot from Pierce. Good leg kick from Fitch. Fitch ducks under a left and gets a single leg take down and is right onto Pierces back again. Knee's to the head of Pierce from Fitch. Pierce on his feet but Fitch is working the back. Knee to the gut from Fitch as Pierces turns around. Fitch with a good left. Fitch charges forward and lands a good left then right. Pierce with a good left and Fitch with a take down attempt thats stopped but he lands a good uppercut to end the round. Not the most exciting fight but Fitch wins that round 10-9. He should be ahead on points thanks to his take downs.
Round three: Nice body kick and knee from Fitch to start the round. Fitch shoots in and gets stuffed but comes up throwing punches. Nice straight right from Fitch. Pierce charging in and now their clinched against the fence. Short left from Pierce. Nice elbow from Fitch and then 4 or 5 knees to the body from the clinch. Pierce pushes Fitch against the cage and is working knees to the thigh. Good left hook from Pierce. Left from Fitch and Pierce lands a counter right. Pierce bleeding from his nose. Both men land jabs. Head kick from Fitch lands. Jab from Fitch. Nice uppercut then left from Fitch. Another head kick from Fitch. Fitch again with another take down and is trying to hold down Pierce. Fitch again riding the back of Pierce. Pierce back to his feet. Jab from Fitch leg kick from Pierce. Fitch lands a left and then a big knee. Good body punch from Fitch. Pierce lands a right and buckles Fitch. Fitch looking to hold on now but Pierce is not capitalizing. Fitch holds on until the bell and that's the fight. Fitch should take this one on points.
Final result: Jon Fitch defeats Mike Pierce via Unanimous Decision
Paul Buentello vs. Stefan Struve (265-pound limit)
Round one: High kick misses for Struve. Paul backs him up with a a combo. Low kick by Struve. Paul catches a knee and Struve jumps into guard. Buentello backs away and eats an uppercut. Headhunter doesn't flinch but falls backwards under Struve's weight. Buentello gives up his back. Struve has a body triangle. Paul keeps himself locked in doggystyle position. Buentello taking shots to the head. Crowd getting restless. Struve rolls him over and Buentello is sucking wind. Struve sits him up and tries for the rear naked choke. Crowd raining down boos. Buentello manages to roll his way into Struve's guard and works elbows to the body. Struve busy from the bottom with elbows to the head. Round over.
Round two: Struve comes out looking tired. He tries for a flying knee and falls on his ass. He gets a chance to get up and pushes Buentello to the cage. Dirty boxing by Buentello. Struve drops down and works a leg but gets nothing. He transitions to the foot but Paul isn't having it. They break away and Buentello lands to the body. Both land an uppercut. Struve jumps for a knee and Buentello creams him with a right. Someone in the Underground is making the .gif as we speak. Skyscraper collapses but Buentello lets him up. They tie up against the cage and they unload on each other landing clean. Crowd roars. Struve goes E. Honda on Buentello who takes a breath and fires back. They break away and touch gloves. Buentello with an uppercut at the horn.
Round three: They trade jabs to open. Low kick by Struve. Another. Head kick misses. Two more low kicks land for Skyscraper. Knee to the body and a right land for Struve. Buentello eats an elbow against the cage. Couple of low kicks land for Struve. Buentello doing nothing except getting picked apart by leg kicks. Struve falls backwards in an exchange. Buentello lets him up. Buentello lands a 1-2 and a nice flurry to close it out but did nothing the entire round.
Final result: Stefan Struve defeats Paul Buentello via Majority Decision