Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is locked and loaded to kickoff its first major pay-per-view (PPV) event of the 2010 fight season, which is scheduled to go down TONIGHT (Jan. 2, 2010) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 108 will feature a reworked main event between former smooth-moving light heavyweight champion "Sugar" Rashad Evans and the hard-hitting Thiago Silva. British brawler Paul Daley is slated to battle Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenom Dustin Hazelett in the co-featured fight of the night.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 108 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC 108 QUICK RESULTS
Rashad Evans defeats Thiago Silva via Unanimous Decision
Paul Daley defeats Dustin Hazelett via TKO (Strikes) round one
Sam Stout defeats Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision
Jim Miller defeats Duane Ludwig via Submission (Arm Bar) round one
Junior Dos Santos defeats Gilbert Yvel via TKO (Strikes) round one
Martin Kampmann defeats Jacob Volkmann via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Cole Miller defeats Dan Lauzon via submission (inverted triangle choke) in round one
Mark Munoz defeats Ryan Jensen via submission (strikes) in round one
Jake Ellenberger defeats Mike Pyle via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Rafaello Oliveira defeats John Gunderson via unanimous decision
UFC 108 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Druby here for a solid night of fights that I think will surprise most fans with some great action. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Maniacs.
Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva (205-pound limit)
Round one: Evans bob's and weaves his way in and now clinches right off the bat. Silva looking for the clinch. Evans with the take down and Silva right back to his feet but Evans trips him right back down to the mat. Rashad in side control now and Evans with the full mount! Silva spins free and back to his feet and Silva with a knee and left to the body on the way up. Their up against the cage and now their off and throwing. Rashad with a good combo and Thiago lands a good left then knee and Evans goes right for the take down and gets it. Side control for Evans. Silva back to his feet. Inside leg kick from Silva. Good exchange from both men they both land solid shots. Good right from Evans on the way in and now their clinched against the cage again. Evans is controlling the octagon right now. Great left right to the body and right to the head from Evans. Evans gets the take down right after, and Silva right back to his feet but Evans is making him work. Thats the bell and Rashad controlled from bell to bell. 10-9 Evans.
Round two: Two chopping right hooks from Evans as he charges in looking for another take down. Their clinched against the fence again. Short punches from Silva. Short knee from Silva. Body kick from Silva and Rashad uses it to get another take down with the double leg. Evans now in half guard in the center of the cage. Silva tries to roll and gets to his feet. Rashad is relentless and gets another big take down with a slam. Silva with his back against the cage and Evans on top of him working him hard. Silva uses butterfly guard and a hold of a leg to get to his feet. Faint right and Evans charges in again and pushes Silva against the cage. Good right from Silva. Silva barely lands a right. Nice body kick from Silva. Double right and Evans charges in and gets the double leg take down again. Silva is frustrated big time with his back against the cage, and SIlva back to his feet and Rashad lands a right. Thats the bell and 2nd round just like the 1st. Evans controls from start to finish, Silva needs a knock out. 10-9 Evans.
Round three: Quick combo and take down attempt from Evans is stuffed. Evans with a left hook. Evans ducks under a right and again gets a take down. Silva right back to his feet but he looks tired. Body shot from Silva. Overhand right from Evans lands big. Silva keeps dancing and trying to pump up the crowd but that is getting him no points. Evans is ahead and he knows it. Silva lands a straight right and hurts Rashad!!! Silva charges forward and lands another shot and Evans grabs a leg. Silva landing punches now and hits a big uppercut!!! Evans is hurt bad!!! He is in trouble!!! Rashad seems to have weathered the storm as Silva is now with his hands on his hips. He had Evans hurt bad and in big trouble and decided to dance and posture instead of finish. Their against the cage tied up and that is the bell. Thiago Silva got his opening for his miracle and just could not capitalize.
Final result: Rashad Evans defeats Thiago Silva via Unanimous Decision
Final result: Paul Daley defeats Dustin Hazelett via TKO (Strikes) Round One
Round two: Good right from Lauzon and Lauzon ducks under and Stout just tosses him away. Great left to the liver from Stout. Leg kick from Stout. Head kick grazes Lauzon and he looks hurt. Lauzon desperately grabs for the take down and he locks it up. Stout trying to walk up the cage again. Stout back to his feet. Left to the body and right body kick from Stout. Stout with another body kick and Lauzon ties him up now. Stout gets the underhook and gets away. Stiff straight right from lauzon. Good right from Lauzon. Inside leg kick and straight right from Stout. Good elbow from Stout. Nice left hook and head kick from Stout. Stout chopping at the body with left hooks. Lauzon shoots and Stout sprawls and Lauzon pulls guard now. Stout back to the feet. Body kick from Stout. Inside leg kick right hand from Stout. Lauzon again pulls guard. Stout with elbows from the top. Nice elbow from Stout. Thats the bell and that round was all Sam Stout he looks in great shape and is dominating on the feet. Lauzon looks gassed and Stout's take down defense is making him loose hope. 10-9 Stout.
Round three: Lauzon attacks right off the bat with a combo. Lauzon shoots and gets stuffed. Left hook from Lauzon. Stout with a body combo. Both guys land body kicks. Left from Lauzon. Body kick from Stout. Big knee from Stout. Inside leg kick and right from Stout. Body kick from Stout. Nice combo from Stout. Lauzon shoots and cant lock it up. Body shot from Stout and then body shot left hook! Inside leg kick then right again from Stout. Lauzon shoots and Stout throws him off easily. Body kick from Stout. Nice combo from Stout. Body kick from Stout caught and he shoots in hard and finally gets a take down. Stout with full guard. Lauzon desperate and now is passing into half guard. Lauzon in the mount now and he has a hold of the neck and Stout somehow slips out. Stout back to the feet. WOW. Front kick from Stout. Great uppercut from Stout lands hard. Stout finishes it off with a barrage of punches to end the round. Amazing action, great showing from Stout he looked awesome. Lauzon started fast but seem to loose his gas and obviously the year off and knee injury took a toll on the conditioning of Joe Lauzon and im sure he will get better as he gets some more time in the gym. Great fight.
Final result: Sam Stout defeats Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision
Final result: Jim Miller defeats Duane Ludwig via Submission (Arm Bar) round 1
Final result: Junior Dos Santos defeats Gilbert Yvel via TKO (Strikes) Round 1