Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is finally set to boogie-down in "Motown" with its latest pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, which is set to go off TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 20, 2010) from the Palace of Auburn Hills in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.
UFC 123: "Rampage vs. Machida" will be headlined by a light heavyweight match up of top contenders and former 205-pound title holders Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida. And two guys you've probably never heard of, Matt Hughes and BJ "The Prodigy" Penn, will finally complete their welterweight trilogy.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 123, beginning with the Spike TV broadcast at 9 p.m. ET. We'll then roll right into the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET. Up-to-the-minute quick results of all the other under card action will begin to flow around 8 p.m. ET.
Many of our readers check-in before, during and after the televised action to share their thoughts on all the exciting action. Therefore, feel free to leave a comment or 123 before you leave and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it always turns out to be a great discussion.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after "Rampage vs. Machida."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 123 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action:
UFC 123 QUICK RESULTS
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson defeats Lyoto Machida via Split Decision
Main card (Televised):
BJ Penn defeats Matt Hughes via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Phil Davis defeats Tim Boetsch via Submission (Kimura) Round 2
George Sotiropoulos defeats Joe Lauzon via Submission (Kimura) Round 2
Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves defeats Gerald Harris via Unanimous Decision
Spike TV broadcast (Televised):
Brian Foster defeats Matt Brown via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 2
Mark Munoz defeats Aaron Simpson via Unanimous Decision
Under card (May not be broadcast):
Dennis Hallman defeats Karo Parisyan via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Edson Barboza defeats Mike Lullo via technical knockout (kicks) in round three
Paul Kelly defeats T.J. O'Brien via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Nik Lentz defeats Tyson Griffin via split decision
UFC 123 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (205-pound limit)
Round one: Rampage moving forward right away. Machida backing up. Leg kick from Machida. Inside leg kick from Machida. Inside leg kick again from Machida. Inside leg kick again from Machida. Rampage trying to avoid those kicks. Inside leg kick from Machida and Rampage charges forward with a good right. Rampage charges in and lands a good combo. Rampage holding Machida up against the cage. Knee's to the thigh from Rampage and body shots also. Big uppercut and right hook from Rampage on the break., Machida with a body kick. Big right counter from Rampage as he blocks a knee. Good body kick from Machida. Rampage pushes Machida against the cage again. Machida now reverses and lands some knees. Body shots from Rampage. Rampage misses with a lead left. Rampage using angles to cut off Machida very good. Check kick from Rampage and he charges forward with a flurry. Thats the bell, nothing to big but Rampage won the round. 10-9 Rampage.
Round two: Rampage moves forward right away. Knee from Machida misses. Rampage grabs a hold of Machida and has him against the cage. Rampage with body shots and knees to the thigh. Low blow lands on Machida. Their back at it. Rampage looking for a lead left hook he has just missed with it a couple times. Their tied up Rampage with a knee to the body. Rampage with a take down!!! Rampage on top holding onto a double. Machida to his feet and turns Rampages back to the cage. Good right from Rampage on the exit. Their tied up again and body shots from Rampage. Big knee to the body from Rampage. Good uppercut to the body from Rampage. Rampage blocks a head kick. Rampage lands a big uppercut and Machida backs up. Leg kick from Machida. Right from Machida. Now their clinched up again against the cage. Machida tries for a trip take down and Rampage stops it. Knee to the body from Rampage. Machida lands a right at the bell. Rampage's take down and the fact that he was moving forward should have won him the round. 10-9 Rampage.
Round three: Rampage again moving forward. Leg kick from Rampage. Leg kick from Machida. Rampage misses with a good combo. Leg kick from Rampage. Rampage misses with a left/right hook combo. Rampage gets caught with a big shot then a combo! Head kick from Machida!! Machida with a knee! Now Rampage explodes with a huge combo of his own!!!!! Machida now gets a take down!!! Machida in half guard. Machida not looking to pass. Now Machida is trying to pass to full mount. Rampage looking to stall. Machida looking for a kimura. Machida now into side control. Rampage preying for a stand up. Machida to full mount!! Machida now going for an arm bar!!! Rampage goes for a slam and Machida just lets go and their both on their feet. Machida goes right for the tie up. Machida gets the back now, Rampage winds up on top from the scramble!! Thats the bell, exciting end to that fight. This is going to be a tough fight to score. Machida had Rampage hurt but then Rampage burst out with a flurry of his own that saved him from being KO'd. Machida won this round but i think Rampage won the fight. 10-9 Machida.
Final result: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson defeats Lyoto Machida via Split Decision
BJ Penn vs. Matt Hughes (170-pound limit)
Round one: BJ comes out with a good right left combo. Body kick from Hughes is caught and Penn lands a counter left. BJ comes forward with a with HUGE right hook that drops Hughes!!! BJ starts dropping BOMBS and thats it Hughes is out!!! BJ WINS BY KO. WOW THAT WAS INSANE!!
Final result: BJ Penn defeats Matt Hughes via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis (205-pound limit)
Round one: Head kick from Davis. Leg kick from Boetsch. Both men trade good leg kicks. Jab leg kick from Davis. Big leg kick from Davis and he is looking for some high kicks. Sharp leg kick again from Davis then a body kick. Boetsch caught the kick but lets it go. Body kick from Davis and glancing right from Boetsch. Body kick from Davis. Davis double underhooks and a big take down. Half guard for Boetsch. Davis looking for an arm triangle. Boetsch with good defense. Good body shots from Davis. Davis working some good punches to the body and head now. Big elbows from Davis now. Still in half guard. Big punches from Davis now. He is controlling. Boetsch moves to full. Davis with some good body shots. Boetsch to the feet and Davis lands a big knee to the gut from clinch. This round is over and Phil Davis is dominating. 10-9 Davis.
Round two: High kick from Davis nothing there. Jab from Boetsch. Davis muscles his way into double underhooks. Their against the cage now. Crowd booing why I dont know. So far though this round is uneventful. Davis working hard for double legs. Boetsch goes for a guillotine! Davis slips out. Now Davis in half guard. Davis looking for a kimura. Davis is cranking it hard with one arm. Davis is powering it through and Boetsch is looking like he is ready to tap. Boetsch taps out from a one armed kimura!! Wow never have seen someone successfully win with a one handed kimura submission. Great showing from Davis.
Final result: Phil Davis defeats Tim Boetsch via Submission (Kimura) Round 2
Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos (155-pound limit)
Round one: Both men come out throwing combos. Lauzon lands two sharp rights. Sotiropoulos wiffs. Good right from Lauzon again. Nice left hook from Lauzon. Sotiropoulos ducks under and goes for a single. Lauzon defends well and is out. Lauzon throws a good combo and lands a big knee. Nice right again from Lauzon. Sharp right again from Lauzon. Sotiropoulos goes for a double but Lauzon lands some SICK elbows while sprawling. Lauzon sprawls out. Sotiropoulos was worse for wear on that take down. Sotiropoulos with a body lock. Lauzon out. Nice uppercut from Sotiropoulos. Right from Sotiropoulos. Lauzon throws a combo and Sotiropoulos pulls guard. Lauzon scrambles and is now back on top after briefly being reversed. Sotiropoulos grabs a single and is looking for the take down. Full guard for Lauzon. Lauzon scrambles out briefly but Sotiropoulos grabs the back. Sotiropoulos gets into side control now. Good hammer fists from Sotiropoulos. Full mount for Sotiropoulos. Sotiropoulos goes for an arm bar and Lauzon reverses!!! Lauzon with big elbows to end the round!! Wow amazing round, Lauzon is dominating the stand up and showing great take down defense and scrambles when on the mat. 10-9 Lauzon.
Round two: Jab from Lauzon. Right from the Aussie. Jab from Sotiropoulos. Single from Sotiropoulos but nothing there. Their against the cage. Sotiropoulos still working hard on a single. Nothing there. Lauzon has slowed down big time. Good body shot from Sotiropoulos and now he is landing some big knees from the clinch. Sotiropoulos cant get the take down. Lauzon with a trip take down but he lands on his back and Sotiropoulos is in north-south position. Sotiropoulos looking for a kimura. Lauzon's mouth is wide open and he is gassed. Lauzon again scrambles out but Sotiropoulos right back into side control. Sotiropoulos locks in the kimura and that is it Lauzon taps out!!! Lauzon dominated early with a blitz of fast and furious striking and great take down defense. However he gassed late in the 1st and it continued early in the 2nd round and Sotiropoulos took advantage. Great fight.
Final result: George Sotiropoulos defeats Joe Lauzon via Submission (Kimura) Round 2
Gerald Harris vs. Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves (185-pound limit)
Round one: Both men just feeling out their distance no strikes thrown in 1st minute. Jab from Harris. Jab from Harris again. Sharp quick jab from Harris. He has a lighting quick jab. Crowd booing big time. Falcao hasnt thrown one strike yet. Jab from Harris seems to be the only point scoring going on as of now. Body kick from Falcao and he is finally on the board 3 minutes in. Jab from Harris. Right hook from Harris. Falcao comes in and throws a HUGE flurry on power shots. Big knee to the chest. Now Falcao on top and is throwing some serious BOMBS. WOW out of no where!!! Falcao still throwing big shots. Harris desperately trying to get to the feet. Harris looking to hold on. Falcao now has a choke locked in. Harris with a BIG back ward slam!!! Falcao has a rear naked choke DEEEP still after the slam but the bell rings!!! Wow Harris saved by the bell and Falcao won the round with only 2 minutes of offense but it was impressive. 10-9 Falcao.
Round two: BIG right from Falcao right off the bat. Harris pops up with a BIG right of his own. Falcao counters with a flurry and is on top now. Falcao has the back now. Harris is looking to escape. Falcao has the back and both hooks looking for the choke again. Falcao has picked up right where he left off. Falcao with big shots to open up Harris. Harris turns it around and is now holding onto a double. Falcao gets double under hooks and is throwing some knees to the stomach against the cage. Jab from Harris. Harris drops down for a single but Falcao sprawls on it. Harris holding on tight. Harris holding onto a high single. Harris with a big slam take down and Falcao right back up. Harris landing a good knee on the way up. Body kick from Falcao. HUGE head kick from Falcao. Harris goes right for a double and Falcao sprawls out. Harris is breathing heavy and he has taken some serious damage not to mention basically being choked up but saved by the bell. Harris desperately holding onto the single and is trying to avoid anymore damage, but he cannot seem to mount any offense. Back to the feet. Thats the bell, and another round dominated by Falcao. Harris is gutting it out but he is beaten up and gassed. 10-9 Falcao.
Round three: Jab from Harris. Inside leg kick from Falcao. Both men dancing around. Harris needs a stoppage. Pace is slow as can be. Nothing going on 2 minutes into the round. Harris looks like he doesnt want anything more to do with Falcao. He is down on the cards big time and needs a stoppage but isnt doing much of anything. Jab from Harris. Jab from Harris. Left from Harris. Falcao seems to know he is up and is not worrying about this round. Harris throwing jabs but nothing else. Harris shoots in for a double and Falcao sprawls out, I dont know how Harris thinks that will stop this fight. Head kick from Falcao. Jab from Harris. Body kick from Harris. That is the bell, and that was a terrible 3rd round. Harris wins the round by default, but lost the fight. I have no idea when he was down 2 rounds to none why he didnt go for broke to try and get the win. 10-9 Harris.
Final result: Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves defeats Gerald Harris via Unanimous Decision
UFC 123 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE "PRELIMS" COMMENTARY (SPIKE TV):
Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster (170-pound limit)
Round one: Sharp leg kick from Brown. Brown misses a head kick. Foster dives in and gets a take down. Good elbow from Foster. Brown up to his feet. Nice right from Foster, flying knee attempt from Foster and Brown gets a take down. Brown in north-south position. Side control now for Brown. Foster sneaks out the back door and now has Browns back and he lands some good punches. Brown on top now again and has the back now that he avoids an arm bar attempt. Foster back to his feet and they both exchange knees. Good right from Foster and another good right from Foster then a take down. Brown trying to scramble. Foster on top in half guard. Brown reverses position and mounts! Foster gets out but Brown has the back now. Brown gets shook off the back but now he has an arm bar in and its close!! Foster patient and gets out of it. Foster on top. Foster posturing. Good elbows from the bottom from Brown. Thats the end of the round and it was close overall. Id lean for Foster due to the take downs, but Brown has done his fair share of damage. 10-9 Foster.
Round two: Both men land lefts. Leg kick from Brown. Foster gets caught with a low blow. Herb Dean stops it. Spinning back kick from Foster only hits the back. Inside leg kick from Brown. High kick from Foster blocked. Front kick from Brown is caught and Foster slams him to the mat. Foster standing over Brown looking to dive in with a good punch. Brown waiting to get up. Foster with a good left. Brown ties up Foster's hands now. Full guard for Brown. Good right from Foster and another big right. Elbow from Foster. Brown grabs a single and Foster grabs a guillotine. Brown taps out!! Foster with an impressive win.
Final result: Brian Foster defeats Matt Brown via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 2
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson (185-pound limit)
Round one: Nice right to the body from Simpson. Leg kick and right hook combo from Simpson. Nice right from Simpson. Big right from Munoz. Nice left hook from Munoz. Munoz pushing Simpson against the cage and working in knee's to the thigh. Simpson reverses position and lands a solid knee. Nice left hook from Munoz. Munoz with a weak shot and Simpson sprawls out and transitions to the back. Munoz is out and their standing again. Leg kick from Munoz. Another kick from Munoz left hook counter for Simpson. Take down from Simpson and Simpson is on the back and Munoz slips out. Wild exchange and both men land some blows. Munoz nice elbow uppercut and knee combo. Another big uppercut wobbles Simpson!! Simpson ties up Munoz now against the cage trying to regain his bearings. Munoz turns it around. Simpson almost lands a hip toss, now has Munoz with his back on the cage. Nice knee from Simpson, Munoz goes for a big high kick but nothing doing. Leg kick from Munoz. Thats the bell and that was a close close round. It could go either way. Id lean 10-9 Munoz.
Round two: Great hook to body from Simpson. Body kick from Simpson. Munoz with a body kick, Simpson catches it and puts him on the mat. Munoz back up to his feet and lands a hard back fist. Munoz now lands some good rights and lefts and he has Simpson hurt!! Simpson lands a good counter. Munoz with a take down. Munoz on the back and Simpson to his feet. Low blow from Simpson stops the fight for a second. Munoz bleeding from his forehead. Nice leg kick from Munoz. Munoz another kick but he is very obvious with it. Nice high kick from Munoz. Munoz with another body kick and Simpson keeps catching it but cant do anything with it. Munoz lands a SICK head kick that snaps the head of Simpson back!!! I dont know how he is still standing, now Simpson with a take down!!! The ref stands them up. The crowd actually boo's!! Bad stand up from the ref. Now Munoz lands a low blow of his own. Munoz's cut is from both guys heads colliding. Simpson with a take down again. Munoz with a good right while getting back to his feet. Front kick from Simpson. Good right from Munoz. Another good right from Munoz. Munoz pushing Simpson against the cage and landing some knees to the thigh. That's the bell, and that was another really close close round. Simpson could have stole that one with the take downs, but Munoz is landing all the power shots and causing much more damage. 10-9 Simpson.
Round three: Nice leg kick again from Munoz and Simpson catches it and brings him down. Munoz transitions to the back and lands some HUGE punches!! Simpson to his feet and gets caught with a great left hook from Munoz! The ref stops it due to Simpson saying he got caught with a finger poke but it was a straight punch. They start up again and Simpson is wobbly. Munoz has him against the cage and is landing some good knee's. Nice left from Simpson. Good leg kick from Munoz. Nice right from Munoz. Their against the cage and Munoz is landing good knees and punches. Munoz is taking control of this fight now. Simpson reverses positions, but only briefly. Munoz lands a sick combo on the break. Simpson goes for a take down. Nothing there. Left from Simpson. Leg kick from Munoz. Knee to the body from Simpson. Leg kick from Munoz. Uppercut from Simpson. Nice knee to the body from Munoz. Simpson with a high single and gets a take down. Munoz now grabs a single and gets to his feet. Both men landing some huge punches now!! Uppercut from Simpson wild left hook from Munoz and both men land!! Their tied up now. Munoz with a knee to the body. Munoz now throwing wild BOMBS to finish the round!!! Thats the bell and wow that was a great fight. Both men fought hard and it was close throughout but Munoz landing some serious power shots and that should win him this fight. 10-9 Munoz.
Final result: Mark Munoz defeats Aaron Simpson via Unanimous Decision