Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to return to the Spike TV airwaves tonight (Wed., March 31) for its second event in less than a week as UFC Fight Night 21 lands at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
UFC Fight Night 21 will feature a main event with perennial lightweight contender Kenny "KenFlo" Florian welcoming Japanese superstar "The Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi to the UFC for the first time in his career.
In addition, Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Champion Roy "Big Country" Nelson tries to keep his momentum going against the up-and-coming Stefan "Hightower" Struve.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 21 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 21 QUICK RESULTS
Kenny Florian defeats Takanori Gomi via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3
Roy Nelson defeats Stefan Struve via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Jorge Rivera defeats Nate Quarry via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Ross Pearson defeats Dennis Siver via unanimous decision
Nik Lentz defeats Rob Emerson via unanimous decision
Gleison Tibau defeats Caol Uno via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Andre Winner defeats Rafaello Oliveira via unanimous decision
Jacob Volkmann defeats Ronys Torres via split decision
Gerald Harris defeats Mario Miranda via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Charlie Brenneman defeats Jason High via unanimous decision
Yushin Okami defeats Lucio Linhares via technical knockout (doctor's stoppage) in round two
Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi (155-pound limit)
Round one: Both men looking for distance. Jab from Florian. Leg kick from Ken Flo. Florian throwing alot of faints. Inside leg kick from Florian and counter right from Gomi. Nice left from Kenny and then a right. Clinch from Florian he misses a knee. Jab from Florain. Inside leg kick from Florian. Body shot from Gomi. Jab from Florian. Nice left from Gomi and counter right from Ken Flo. Nice body shot from Gomi. Good jab from Florian. Right from Florian. Double jab from Florian. Gomi stuffed on a take down attempt. Gomi connect with a left then right. Jab from Florian. Head kick from Gomi misses. Nice right from Florian and thats the bell. Good round for both men but Florian gets the edge, Gomi is however landing the more powerful shots but Florian controlled the round. 10-9 Florian.
Round two: Jab from Florian. Body shots from Gomi. Jab from Florian. Jab from Florian. Another jab from Florian. Body shot from Florian Gomi misses on a left hook. Florian controlling with crisp boxing. Nice duck under and right from Ken Flo. Gomi is winding up for big shots but Florian sees them coming. Jab from Gomi and another, good knee from Florian. Jab from Florian. Gomi with a jab. Nice body shot left hook from Gomi. Jab from Florian. Nice left hook from Gomi. Head kick from Florian is blocked. Nice jab from Gomi. Jab from Florian. Body kick from Florian. Jab from Gomi. Nice left right from Gomi then leg kick from Ken Flo. Nice left from Gomi. Thats the bell, Florian is controlling with his boxing and picking apart Gomi but isnt landing anything with any power. 10-9 Florian, Gomi needs a KO.
Round three: Florian with a tie up. Knees from the clinch by Ken Flo. Jab from florian. Wow big left from Gomi stuns Florian and he does right for the take down and slams Gomi to the mat. Full guard for Gomi. Florian pounding the body. Florian to half guard and almost has an arm triangle. Full mount for Ken Flo. Gomi gives up his back!! Kenny throwing punches to find an opening. Kenny locks in the choke and Gomi is tapping!!! Kenny Florian with a big victory, impressive finish.
Final result: Kenny Florian defeats Takanori Gomi via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3
Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve (265-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Struve. Right from Nelson. Leg kick from Struve again. HUGE right from Nelson drops Struve to the mat!!!! Nelson is pounding away big time!!! He is dropping BOMBS!! Thats it Roy Nelson with a HUGE KO victory!!! Struve is gushing blood from his nose like a faucet. Wow Roy Nelson is no joke.
Final result: Roy Nelson defeats Stefan Struve via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Nate Quarry vs. Jorge Rivera (185-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Quarry. Quarry with another leg kick. Left from Quarry. Leg kick from Rivera. Nice right from Rivera and another right that clips Quarry. Quarry stunned a bit but has recovered. Big right from River. Left right from River finds its mark. Leg kick from Quarry. Rivera lands a wild right and drops Quarry!!! Knees from Rivera and then Quarry lands an elbow. He seems to have recovered and he is lucky to do so. Rivera with another right that snaps Quarrys head back. Quarry right to the clinch and lands a knee and now Rivera lands a right and their on the ground briefly and he drops some big punches. Quarry bleeding heavily. Rivera again with a BIG right knee from Rivera. Another HUGE right from Rivera and now hes pounding on Quarry with a feverish pace. Thats the bell and Quarry is saved from a certain KO. 10-9 round for Rivera with a outside shot at 10-8.
Round two: Nate's face is a mees hes swollen all over. Quarry comes out with leg kicks and swinging a right. Another BIG right from Rivera and then a BIG time left and Quarry collapses to the mat!!! Rivera pounding away and thats it Rivera with a huge win he looked very impressive tonight, certainly the best ive seen him.
Final result: Jorge Rivera defeats Nate Quarry via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver (155-pound limit)
Round one: Jab from Pearson and Siver with one of his own. Big right from Pearson. Leg kick from the Britt. Body kick from Siver caught. Head kick from Pearson is blocked. Jab from Pearson. Both men miss with wild lefts. Leg kick from Pearson nice right left counter from Siver. Big counter left from Siver after Pearson lands a right. Left from Pearson. Nice left from Pearson again. Left from Pearson again hes finding a home. Right hook then head kick from Pearson. Siver with a right and counter left from Pearson. Big right from Pearson lands. Siver grabs a leg but thinks better of it. Nice superman punch from Pearson. Big body kick and big right from Pearson and another straight right from Pearson he is landing with authority. Pearson takes Siver to the mat and he has his back. Ross with one hook in looking for a body triangle. Pearson rolls him into a full mount but Siver reverses position. SIver to the feet and he lands a HUGE right and left. Siver bleeding from his left eye. Siver with a left at the bell. 10-9 round for Pearson but this is an action packed fight to start thing offs.
Round two: Big mouse under Siver's left eye. Big left from Pearson. Leg kick from Pearson. Siver still standing tall in there. Nice bodyL kick from the Brit. Big overhand right and left hook from Pearson. Siver grabs for a leg briefly. Spinning back kick to the gut from Siver lands hard. Both men throwing wild but not connecting. Right from Pearson and a weak left hook. Flying knee from Pearson. Jab from Siver and Pearson. Inside leg kick from Pearson. Siver with a single leg take down. Theres a scramble and Pearson now on top and back to his feet. Jab from Pearson. Jab from Pearson again. Then a straight right finds its mark from the Britt. Jab from Ross. Leg kick from Pearson. Left right from Pearson. Leg kick from Pearson. Siver with a left. Left hook from Siver. Thats the round, Siver is still standing in there showing his guts but Pearson is pulling away. 10-9 Pearson.
Round three: Big leg kick from Pearson. Jab from Ross. Jab from Siver then a front kick which misses. Nice body hook from Siver. Siver with a nice counter left. Jab from both men. Leg kick from Pearson. Right from Siver. Nice left right from Siver. Inside leg kick from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Left from Siver. Head kick from Siver misses. Great left right combo from Pearson, but Siver answers with a take down. Full guard for Pearson. Hes throwing elbows from the bottom, Siver looking to pass to side control. Pearson uses and underhook and gets to his feet. Jab from Pearson. Big leg kick from Pearson. Pearson gets his back standing knee to the thigh then a take down. Mount from Pearson but Siver slips out the back door. Another spinning back kick from Siver but doesnt do much. Kick to the gut from Siver. Jab from Siver. Leg kick from Pearson. Nice right left from Pearson jab from Pearson. Siver goes for a double but nothing there. Thats the bell, very close round but i think Pearson took it again. 10-9 Pearson. Siver though was tough as nails all the way through.
Final result: Ross Pearson defeats Dennis Siver via Unanimous Decision