Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to storm the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, TONIGHT (Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010) with its latest pay-per-view (PPV) event.
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UFC 119 will feature a heavyweight mash-up between former division champion Frank Mir and former PRIDE GP champion Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in the main event of the evening. Joining them in "Circle City" will be Antonio Rogerio Nogueira trying to stop the light heavyweight ascension of Ryan Bader in the co-featured fight of the night.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 119 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!
Here are the complete UFC 119 results:
UFC 119 QUICK RESULTS
Frank Mir defeats Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Main card (Televised):
Ryan Bader defeats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision
Sean Sherk defeats Evan Dunham via Split Decision
Chris Lytle defeats Matt Serra via Unanimous Decision
Melvin Guillard defeats Jeremy Stephens via Split Decision
UFC Prelims (Spike TV broadcast):
C.B. Dollaway defeats Joe Doerksen via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Matt Mitrione defeats Joey Beltran via unanimous decision
Under card (May not be broadcast):
T.J. Grant defeats Julio Paulino via unanimous decision
Waylon Lowe defeats Steve Lopez via split decision
Thiago Tavares defeats Pat Audinwood via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Sean McCorkle defeats Mark Hunt via submission (kimura) in round one
UFC 119 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
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Frank Mir vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (265-pound limit)
Round one: Mir charges in going for the take down and is stuffed by Mirko. Their tied up against the cage as Mir lands some knees to the body. Mir catches a low blow and it stops the fight. Mir goes for a right but misses. Nice left from Mirko. Mir ties him up and lands a good elbow. Mir pressing Cro Cop against the cage. Inside leg kick from Mir and grabs a hold of Mirko again. Knee to the stomach. Nice left from Mirko. Leg kick from Cro Cop. Mir with a good short left and their against the cage again. Thats the bell, very close round. Mir gets it 10-9.
Round two: Mirko looks like he cannot find his distance. Right from Mirko. This is like watching paint dry. Mir gets a body lock and tries for a take down but Mirko stops it. Their against the cage and nothing is happening. Mir ties up Mirko again and this fight is terribly boring. It is basically a sparring match and a bad one at that. Both men just spent 1 minute hugging before Herb Dean broke them up. Leg kick from Mirko. Leg kick from Cro Cop. Cro Cop just misses a head kick. Thats the bell and this is a horrible fight. Cant even score that round it was so bad. Ill say 10-9 Mirko by default.
Round three: Mirko with a good left that doesnt land but at least he tried something. Mir tries for a trip but nothing. Literally nothing happening. Right from Mirko. Both fighters are only throwing one strike at a time then getting in a tie up and standing against the cage hugging each other. Knee to the stomach from Cro Cop. Right from Mir. Mir lands a knee out of no where and Cro Cop is out cold! Wow amazing KO to an absolute horrible fight. That might have saved Frank Mir's reputation.
Final result: Frank Mir defeats Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Ryan Bader vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205-pound limit)
Round one: Bader comes out charging forward. Nice right from Bader. Both men doing some feeling out. Nice left from Nogueira. Bader still moving forward keeping Lil Nog on his heels. Bader trying to find his distance though. Nice right from Bader and now he gets a take down and Bader is landing some SERIOUS BOMBS from the top position!!! Bader did some significant damage. Nogueira pulls guard now. Nice short elbows from Bader. Nice right from Bader. Nogueira back to his feet. Bader scored some big points there on top of landing some serious power shots that did real damage. Nice kick from Nogueira. Nogueira lands a big right now and Bader gets a take down. Nogueira back to his feet. Thats the bell, Ryan Bader won that round with conviction. 10-9 Bader.
Round two: Inside leg kick from Bader. Body kick from Nog. Left from Nogueira. Left from Bader. Right from Bader. Good right from Nogueira. Body kick from Bader. Bader with a sloppy right. Left from Nog. Bader ducks under for a take down but nothing there. Good right from Bader. Bader catches a kick and gets the take down. Bader in half guard. Nogueira back to his feet. Nice kick form Bader and left form Nog. Nog stuffs a take down. Bader tosses Nogueira down and then lands a good right. Good right from Bader. Leg kick from Nogueira. Slow round action wise, boring fight. 10-9 Bader.
Round three: Good right from Lil Nog. Bader poked in the eye. Body kick from Bader. Big left from Bader and right from Nog. Left from Nog. Bader ducks under and gets a take down, Nog back to his feet though. Left from Nog. Right from Bader. Good combo from Nog. Nice combo from Bader. Right from Bader. This is a slow fight. Right from Bader not much on it. Good left and then a right from Bader. Nogueira with a HUGE left that lands on the button. Nogueira now turning it up but Bader gets the take down and stops the onslaught. Bader in full guard. Thats the bell, should be a Bader win but overall and very boring fight. 10-9 Bader.
Final result: Ryan Bader defeats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision
Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk (155-pound limit)
Round one: Dunham keeping his distance avoiding the take down. Nice right from Dunham. Sherk shoots in for the take down and Dunham slips in a DEEP guilotine choke! Sherk is turning red! He slips out, wow that was a close calling for the former champ. Sherk on top now and this is his world. Full guard for Dunham. Sherk passes to half guard now. Dunham walks up the cage and is back to his feet. Nice knee from Sherk and he lifts up Dunham again and gets the slam for the take down. Sherk right into half guard. Dunham back to his feet again. Dunham grabs an odd guillotine without a body lock and it could be over!!! Sherk somehow slips out and Dunham has the back. Now Sherk reveres positions and lands a HUGE elbow that cuts Dunham open big time. Dunham to his feet but the ref has to stop the fight for the doc to check the cut. Its a bad one, but the ref clears Dunham to continue. That's the round, Dunham's cut is going to play a big factor. Although Dunham came close twice to finishing the fight. Sherk outpointed him, 10-9 Sherk.
Round two: Nice right from Dunham. Sherk shoots and misses. Nice counter right from Sherk. Sherk shooting in but Dunham again is looking for the choke. Dunham is squeezing tight!! It could be over! Wow. Sherk slips out again! He has almost been out cold 3 times already. Sherk trying to keep the take down attempt going and Dunham keeps going for the guillotine. Nice elbow from Sherk. Sherk going for the take down again against the cage but again he is leaving his neck vulnerable. Dunham with a knee. They are apart again now. Sherk lands a good combo. Nice right and left combo from Dunham. Nice right from Dunham. Dunham again lands a big left and now lands a HUGE knee and high kick to the head. Another good head kick from Dunham and he is scoring some points now. Dunham is going off now and landing some serious blows including a front kick to the face. Nice step in knee from Dunham. Dunham is landing great combos now and again another knee at the end of the round. Dunham is doing some real damage on the feet. Dunham stole that round in my opinion. 10-9 Dunham.
Round three: Dunham lands a head kick that hurts Sherk bad!!! Sherk is hurt and dives for the leg and is trying to tie up Dunham to avoid any more damage. Sherk holding onto a leg and not doing anything with it. Sherk on cue completes the take down. Dunham back to his feet easily. Sherk holding onto the leg. Dunham gets off the cage finally. Nice left from Dunham and then a good combo from Dunham which he caps off with a stiff right hook. Head kick from Dunham. Good knee from Dunham but it allows Sherk to grab a leg again. Dunham using a guillotine to land a big knee. Nice right left combo from Dunham. Knee from Dunham. Left from Dunham. Big left from Dunham, and a head kick from Dunham and a front kick. Big left from Dunham. HUGE knee from Dunham and another BIG knee. Dunham is unloading some serious strikes. Great combo from Dunham. Great head kick from Dunham and another Big knee from Dunham. Dunham landing some serious combos. Thats the bell, and that was an amazing fight. Dunham, dominated that last round with powerful striking. 10-9 Dunham.
Final result: Sean Sherk defeats Evan Dunham via Split Decision
Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra (170-pound limit)
Round one: Both men throwing bombs early. Body shots from Serra and then he goes to the head. Lytle throwing BOMBS. Nice body shot from Serra. Lytle lands a few good shots. Jab from Lytle. Nice uppercut from Lytle. Jab from Lytle. Serra charges forward and lands a couple rights but nothing clean. Serra cut. Nice right from Serra. Another good right from Serra but Lytle eats it. Jab from Serra. Good right from Lytle. Nice body shot from Serra and right from Lytle. One two combo from Serra. Good right from Lytle. Jab from Lytle. Good right from Lytle. Nice left from Lytle. Serra's left eye is busted up. Jab from Lytle and another right. Lytle with a flush right and Serra a little stunned. Thats the round, id lean towards Lytle but it could go either way. 10-9 Lytle.
Round two: Nice jab from Lytle. Big right from Lytle rocks Serra but now Serra lands a right of his own that stops Lytle in his tracks. Lytle to the body. Jab from Serra and right from Serra. Serra with a good body shot. Good right from Serra. Lytle with good right. Jab from both men. Jab to the body from Lytle. Good right hand then uppercut from Lytle. Serra with a good body shot. Nice hook from Lytle. Nice left hook from Serra. Lytle dropping BOMBS now. Uppercut from Lytle, Serra lands a body shot and some rights of his own. Lytle with a big uppercut. Right from Lytle. Jab from Lytle. Lytle with a good right. Lytle is throwing BOMBS he has Serra hurt!!! Serra though charges forward and lands some shots of his own. Leg kick from Serra. Thats the bell, that round was all Lytle. 10-9 Lytle.
Round three: Jab from both men. Body shot from Serra. Body shot from Serra. Serra catches Lytle with a good right. Good body shot from Serra. Serra goes for a trip take down but nothing there. Leg kick from Serra and another leg kick from Serra. Good right from Lytle. Good right from Serra. Leg kick from Serra. Good leg kick from Serra and good counter right from Lytle. Good right from Serra. Leg kick from Serra. Jab from Lytle. Good left hook from Lytle. Leg kick from Serra. Jab from Lytle. Jab from Serra. Lytle tags him with a right. Body shots from Serra. Serra is gassed. Thats the bell, Lytle should win this decision. 10-9 Lytle.
Final result: Chris Lytle defeats Matt Serra via Unanimous Decision
Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens (155-pound limit)
Round one: Guillard comes out swinging with a HUGE right but misses and Stephens lands a big counter right of his own that drops Guillard on his ass. Guillard pops back up and now is distancing himself and gathering his witts. Guillard charges in with a combo but misses and Stephens lands a good body shot. Good body shot from Guillard, and both men land leg kicks. Nice right from Guillard. Both men are swinging big. Good right cross from Guillard. Nice left right combo from Guillard. Nice left right combo from Guillard that tags Stephens. Nice leg kick from Guillard. Nice body kick from Stephens and right from Guillard. Leg kick from Stephens. Leg kick from Guillard. Leg kick from Stephens. Nice right from Guillard. Good charging right from Guillard at the end of the round. Despite that big shot from Stephens Guillard is controlling this fight with his speed. 10-9 Guillard.
Round two: Guillard with a good combo and Stephens is flat footed and looking greatly affected by the speed difference between both men. Nice body kick from Guillard. Both guys are tied up briefly but they break right away. Nice body kick from Stephens. Kick from Guillard lands low and the ref stops it for a minute. Nice leg kick from Stephens which lands hard. Good overhand right from Guillard and then a body shot from Guillard. Now Stephens lands a low blow and Guillard is hurting. Big right from Guillard and Stephens lands a good counter right. Guillard just diving in and out and landing good combos. Nice combo from Guillard. Guillard's foot speed is the real difference thus far. Nice leg kick from Stephens and left hook. Stephens picking it up now behind sharp leg kicks. Nice leg kick from Stephens. Guillard with a leg kick of his own. Another good kick from Stephens. That's the bell, that was a very very close round. Stephens might have won on scoring with his kicks. 10-9 Stephens.
Round three: Nice one two from Guillard. Nice leg kick from Stephens. Leg kick from Stephens. Nice right from Guillard. Leg kick from Stephens. Nice jab from Guillard. Body kick from Stephens. Body shot from Guillard. Nice body kick from Guillard. Jab from Guillard. Body kick from Stephens. Stephens connects with a good right and then lands two leg kicks in a row. Nice left hook to the liver rocks Guillard back. Jab from Guillard. Right from Stephens. Leg kick from Stephens. Another leg kick from Stephens. Good body kick from Guillard. Nice body kick from Stephens and right from Guillard. Another very close round and this fight could go either way. I think Stephens might have barely won on points because of his kicks. 10-9 Stephens.
Final result: Melvin Guillard defeats Jeremy Stephens via Split Decision
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C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen (185-pound limit)
Round one: Fight starts and the pair circle each other in the initial feeling out process. CB uncorks a kick to the body and Doerksen uses it to go for a takedown. He gets it, CB scrambles and angles for a guillotine choke. He's got it. It looks deep. Doerksen stands up to try and get out, but CB just tightens it every time he tries to escape. Doerksen eventually bucks to get out of the hold, flips around and CB flips with him. They do it again, and again! CB lands on top and Doerksen is in big trouble. That's it -- he's tapping furiously! Wow, what an insane sequence. CB was riding a bull to get the guillotine. Fantastic finish.
Final result: CB Dollaway defeats Joe Doerksen via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Joey Beltran vs. Matt Mitrione (265-pound limit)
Round one: Here we go! First televised fight. Mitrione wastes not time, landing a shot on the "Mexecutioner" that sends him in reverse. Mitrione follows up with more strikes and a head kick, which is blocked. He's still coming forward, cutting the cage off and landing glancing blows. He's letting his hands go and mixes in a low kick. Right hook and a stiff jab send Beltran up against the fence. Beltran isn't doing much right now -- Mitrione lands a nice shot and Beltran counters. He's awake! Beltran lands a nice shot of his own that sends Mitrione back a bit. He looks stunned. Now Beltran's really letting the punches fly -- Mitrione looks a little overwhelmed ... the punches are flying. Mitrione gets him in a Thai clench to calm him down. Beltran goes for a takedown right away and there is blood all over Mitrione. Not sure who, or where, it's coming from. Beltran is now working some solid ground and pound, dropping some serious leather. Mitrione tries to throw up a triangle, but Beltran works around it and continues his assault. Mitrione is trying to get to his feet, but Beltran is just too heavy on top. Mitrione tries for another triangle, but again, Beltran defends. Round ends with Beltran still in top control.
Round two: Two touch gloves and Mitrione comes out the aggressor again with a high kick that is blocked, followed by an inside leg kick that connects. Beltran puts his head down and start winging punches and Mitrione answers. Beltran bulls him into the cage and goes for another takedown, but Mitrione is able to break away and take the fight back to the center of the cage. Beltran, again, comes barreling in with his head down and throwing wide punches. Mitrione tags him with a right and Beltran wobbles. He's going in for the kill, but Beltran counters and lands a nice shot that slows Mitrione's attempt at finishing him. Now Beltran slows the pace with a takedown attempt, but Mitrione throws him off and the two start going at it again. Herb Dean inexplicably stops the action to cut some tape off Beltran's glove. Action resumes and it's suddenly rock 'em sock 'em robots again. Beltran, with 30 seconds left in the round, goes for a takedown to steal it. Mitrione defends and lands a head kick with seconds left that sends Beltran back to his corner a little groggy.
Round three: Final round -- it's anyone's fight. Let's see who wants it more. Mitrione is smiling, bouncing and looking to set the pace again. Both fighters are exchanging punches, but nothing solid connects for either of them with three minutes left on the clock. Beltran is trying to bum rush Mitrione again, but he steps aside and keeps shadow boxing. Mitrione finally lands a nice jab that stops the progress of Beltran. He throws a three-punch combination and lands one of them. Mitrione lands another and all Beltran can do is cover up. He's not really responding. Mitrione throws another head kick that misses its mark. Beltran's face is a bloody mess. Mitrione tries to add to the damage with a few more punches just for good measure. Beltran throws a big punch that connects, but doesn't do much to Mitrione. With 10 seconds to go in the fight, both fighters let loose with flurries of punches until the final horn sounds. Entertaining fight, but certainly not the prettiest.
Final result: Matt Mitrione defeats Joey Beltran via unanimous decision