Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its latest pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza TONIGHT (Sat., June 11, 2011) from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" will feature former UFC heavyweight number one contender Shane Carwin, filling in for an injured Brock Lesnar, as he tries to eliminate The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 coach Junior dos Santos from the division title chase.
The winner is expected to face reigning champion Cain Velasquez later this year.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 131 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action:
UFC 131 QUICK RESULTS
Junior Dos Santos defeats Shane Carwin via Unanimous Decision
Donald Cerrone defeats Vagner Rocha via Unanimous Decision
Dave Herman defeats Jon Olav Einemo via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Mark Munoz defeats Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision
Kenny Florian defeats Diego Nunes via Unanimous Decision
Sam Stout defeats Yves Edwards via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Chris Weidman defeats Jesse Bongfeldt via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) Round 1
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Mike Massenzio via unanimous decision
Nick Ring def. James Head via submission (rear-naked choke) in round 3
Darren Elkins def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision
Dustin Poirier def. Jason Young via unanimous decision
Joey Beltran def. Aaron Rosa via technical knockout in round 3
UFC 131 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
Shane Carwin vs. Junior Dos Santos
Round one: Carwin shoots for a single and has Dos Santos against the cage. Dos Santos defending well for now. Now their tied against the cage and Dos Santos lands a knee on the break. Carwin lands a right. Right from Dos Santos. Uppercut from Dos Santos and jab from Carwin. Jab from Dos Santos. Hard overhand right from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Right from Junior. Carwin just missing with his punches. Jab from Dos Santos. Right from Dos Santos and Carwin gets a single leg take down, but Dos Santos pops right back up. Good left hook from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Right from Junior. Both men trade lefts. Jab from Dos Santos. Left hook, jab, right hook from Dos Santos. Dos Santos lands a big right hand and then a left and drops Carwin!!! Dos Santos landing vicious shots on the ground and is almost finishing the fight. Carwin survives!!! Their back to the feet and Carwin's face is a bloody mess. Dos Santos dominated that round could be a 10-8. 10-8 Dos Santos.
Round two: Carwin's nose looks broken, his eyes are cut, and his face is an absolute mess. Herb Dean might have let Carwin get some rope this fight could easily have been stopped. High kick from Dos Santos missed. Jab from Dos Santos. Uppercut from Dos Santos just misses. Jab from Junior another jab. Inside leg kick from Dos Santos. Left hook from Dos Santos. Jab from both men. Body jab from Junior. Another body shot from Dos Santos. Leg kick from Carwin. Another leg kick from Carwin. Right from Dos Santos. Another right from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Double jab from Dos Santos. Carwin charges in and lands a big left!!! Dos Santos backs off briefly. Right from Dos Santos and good counter right from Carwin! Jab from Dos Santos. Nice inside leg kick from Dos Santos. Leg kick from Carwin. Jab from Dos Santos. HUGE head kick from Dos Santos!!!! Carwin eats it! Right from Carwin. Right from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Left hook from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Right from Dos Santos. HARD body shot combo from Dos Santos. That is the bell and Carwin landed a big shot and is tough as hell, but Dos Santos is winning this fight. 10-9 Dos Santos.
Round three: Carwin's face is a mess. Left hook from Dos Santos. Carwin grabs a single leg and he gets the take down!! Dos Santos walking the cage. Dos Santos back to his feet and now their tied up against the cage. Knee to the body from Dos Santos. They break. Jab from Dos Santos. Left hook from Dos Santos. Body shot from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Right from Dos Santos. Carwin charges in and misses a left. Good right from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Big left hook from Dos Santos wobbles Carwin. Jab from Dos Santos. Jab and right from Dos Santos. Right from Dos Santos. Jab and right hand combo again from Dos Santos. Left hook from Dos Santos. Body shots from Dos Santos. Right hand lead from Dos Santos. Hard right from Dos Santos. Left hook from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Herb Dean stops the action to check the condition of Carwins multiple face wounds and broken nose. Hard left hook and then duck under take down from Dos Santos!!! Carwins kicks him off and is up but he eats a right for his troubles. Left hook from Dos Santos. Hard combo from Dos Santos. Dos Santos ducks under for another big take down right before the bell and that is the fight. Pure domination by Dos Santos bell to bell. Amazing win, Carwin is a tough dude cause his face looks like raw meat. 10-9 Dos Santos.
Final result: Junior Dos Santos defeats Shane Carwin via Unanimous Decision
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Round one: Head kick from Florian. Nunes misses some spinning backfists and kicks. Head kick from Nunes just misses. Left then right from Florian. Nunes with a leg kick. Florian ducks under a punch and gets the clinch and a knee to the stomach. Florian drops down for a single leg and gets a brief take down. Nunes back to his feet and spins around and has Florian against the cage now. Both men trade knees. Nunes now going for the take down and he gets it. Elbows from Florian and he is back to his feet. Nunes with a knee on the break. Right from Nunes. Nunes with a leg kick. Sharp right from Nunes and then a big leg kick thats drops Florian to one knee briefly. Leg kick from Ken Flo. Head kick from Nunes. Spinning back fist from Nunes lands flush. Head kick from Nunes. Jab from Florian. Spinning back kick from Nunes misses. Jab from Florian. Florian ducks under a punch and gets a take down. Nunes escapes and is back to the feet and puts Kenny against the cage. They break and spinning elbow from Nunes. Nunes lands a BIG left hook that drops Florian!!!! Florian tries for a triangle but the bell rings and that might have saved Florian. Nunes, wins that round by a nose. 10-9 Nunes.
Round two: Jab from Florian. Nunes swinging wildly. High kick from Nunes. Left from Kenny. Nunes looking for a big right and leg kick from Florian. Florian ducks under for the take down but cannot get it. Nunes slips out of a high single. Florian still gunning for a single leg. Nunes warned for holding the cage. Florian gets taken down now by Nunes. Florian with good elbows off his back and now throws up a triangle. Nunes defending. Nunes standing up and Florian kicking the knees. Right from Nunes. Standing leg kicks from Nunes. Ref lets Kenny up. Body kick from Nunes. Jab from Florian. Body kick from Nunes. Florian with a big double leg take down now. Florian in half guard. Florian looking to pass guard. Nunes bleeding badly from the back of his head due to previous elbows. Nunes in full guard. Florian postures up and rains down some good punches. That is the bell and another close round but this one goes to Florian by a nose. 10-9 Florian.
Round three: Nunes looks gassed in his corner before the round. Both men trade leg kicks. High kick from Ken Flo. Leg kick from Nunes. Jab from Florian. Right from Florian. Now their tied up and Florian lands a knee to the body. Florian with an easy double leg take down. Full guard for Nunes, and Florian landing some body shots and a big elbow. Right from Florian. Florian passes to half guard. Hard elbow from Florian. Another big elbows. Florian postures up and lands a big punch and is into side control now. Nunes looks gassed out. Nunes gives up his back and makes it to his feet. Nunes has Florian against the cage now. High kick and nice left from Nunes on the break. Jab from Kenny and leg kick. Jab from Florian. Another sharp jab from Florian and another. Nunes charing forward but he is gassed. Nice left from Nunes. HARD knee from the clinch from Florian and a jab. Knees to the body from Florian, Nunes lands a HUGE right hand that drops Florian to one knee, but the bell saves him!!! WOW, I still think Florian gets the W. 10-9 Florian.
Final result: Kenny Florian defeats Diego Nunes via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Lots of dancing to start. Body kick from Munoz and then a right from Munoz. Left from Maia. Leg kick from Maia. Big overhand right from Maia. Now their clinched against the cage. Maia in the dominant position. Knees from Maia. The ref breaks em off the cage. Left from Maia then a head kick and another left from Maia. Wow he looks awesome on his feet. Nice combo from Maia and another head kick and now their tied up against the cage once again. Munoz in the dominant position with Maia against the cage. They break. Right from Maia and counter left from Munoz. Body kick from Maia. Head kick from Munoz. Munoz misses a head kick and Maia lands a counter right. Big combo from Maia finished off with a hard right and Munoz is flustered. Left from Munoz. Hard left from Maia and another hard left from Maia Munoz shoots but the bell stops the chances of a take down. Maia looks like a different man on his feet and he is winning this fight on the feet right now, amazing. 10-9 Maia.
Round two: HARD right left combo from Munoz. Maia is hurt and goes for the take down and Munoz sprawls out and is landing some MASSIVE BOMBS to the thighs and ribs of Maia. Maia tries to pull guard and their back on the feet. Munoz with a HUGE left. Both men trade flurries. Maia shoots in on Munoz and now Munoz is going for a D'Arce choke and he looses it and now Maia is on the back . Munoz slips out gets back up and lands a right. Maia shoots again and Munoz is sprawling out. Maia was hurt early in the round and he wants this on the ground now. Munoz with big punches to the thigh and now Maia pulls guard. Hard body shot from Munoz. Munoz moves to half guard. Munoz to the feet and lands a knee. Munoz now going for a single leg take down. Maia goes for a choke and Munoz is out. Munoz on top and is posturing up trying to land something big. Some punches from Munoz. Hard body shots from Munoz. Short punches now from Munoz. Ref with the stand up now. That is the bell and a completely different round that was all Munoz and he hurt Maia with a big combo. 10-9 Munoz.
Round three: Both men hug to start the round. High kick from Munoz and then a body kick. Right from Maia. Right from Munoz. Double leg shot and take down from Munoz and Maia right back up but he eats a big combo from Munoz. Munoz now going for a single leg and Maia hit a switch and is going for the back of Munoz. Maia with a crucifix, and Munoz spins out and now their back on their feet clinched against the cage. Maia with his back to the cage. Munoz holding onto a single. He lets it go. Maia reverses positions. Munoz now puts Maia's back against the cage. Punches from Munoz against the cage. Both men stalling. Ref breaks them. Hard left from Maia. Head kick from Munoz. Knee from Munoz while Maia shoots. Munoz grabs a single and tosses Maia to the matt. Maia to his feet and lands some knees to the gut of Munoz. Munoz puts Maia against the cage. Now they break, and right from Munoz. Body kick from Munoz and one from Maia. Left from Munoz. Maia shoots and eats some punches for his trouble. Their back up and Munoz lands a couple lefts at the bell. This is a close fight this decision could go either way. Im leaning towards Munoz. 10-9 Munoz.
Final result: Mark Munoz defeats Demian Maia via Unanimous Decision
Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha
Round one: Leg kick from Cerrone and right from Rocha. Another hard inside leg kick from Cerrone. Ref stops it for a second for low blow. Another leg kick from Cerrone as the action re-starts. Nice knee from Cerrone. Hard leg kick from Cerrone. Another leg kick from Cerrone and then a knee, but Rocha gets the take down when he catches the leg. Brief scramble and hammer fists from Rocha and Cerrone is back to the feet. Rocha goes right for another take down and Cerrone jumps out of it. Leg kick from Cerrone. Another leg kick from Cerrone followed by another. Nice right from Rocha after a fake shot. Leg kick from Rocha. Right from Rocha. Leg kick from Cerrone and another one. Leg kick from Cerrone. Nice left and leg kick combo from Cerrone. Cerrone shrugs off a take down attempt. Cerrone catches a kick and then kicks out the leg from under Rocha and sends him to the mat. Cerrone lets him up and lands a left. HARD leg kick from Cerrone again. Left from Cerrone. Another leg kick from Cerrone and then a combo followed by another leg kick. Jab from Cerrone at the bell lands hard. Rocha scored with the take down, but i think Cerrone took the round. 10-9 Cerrone.
Round two: Leg kick from Cerrone right off the bat. Rocha looks to be hurting on his lead leg. Leg kick from Cerrone and a scuffle where both men lands punches. Leg kick from Cerrone. Cerrone catches a kick and lands a body kick and another leg kick. Rocha dives for a double and Cerrone falls but bounces right back up and now their against the cage. Rocha trying to drag Cerrone to the mat with a single but nothing there and Cerrone powers his way out. Good right from Rocha. HARD leg kick from Cerrone. Jab from Cerrone. Hard right from Rocha. Leg kick from Cerrone. Jab from both men. Leg kick from Cerrone. Another leg kick from Cerrone. Right from Cerrone. Rocha shoots and Cerrone just jumps out of it with ease. Rocha dives at the legs again and Cerrone lands a clothesline and ends up on top. He lets Rocha up now. Hard right from Cerrone and then a leg kick. Leg kick from Cerrone. Front kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone and these are taking there toll. Two more leg kicks and a stuffed take down from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone and you can hear the snap of the kick these are powerful as hell. Shot from Rocha and Cerrone sprawls out and is back to his feet. Leg kick from Cerrone again and high kick at the bell. Cerrone is dominating this fight with his kicks and their taking their roll on Rocha. 10-9 Cerrone.
Round three: Hard front kick and then leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone and then he sprawls out of a take down attempt with ease. Leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone and right from Cerrone and he stuffs another take down. Nice flying knee from Rocha. Head kick blocked and leg kick from Cerrone. Right from Rocha. Cerrone catches a leg and then once again kicks out the leg from under Rocha sending him to the mat. Two more hard leg kicks and Rocha looks done he can barely stand at this point. More leg kicks from Cerrone. Rocha shoots and is stuffed no problem. Rocha tossed to the mat. Leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick body kick and leg kick from Cerrone. Rocha's leg is done. Nice combo from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone. Leg kick from Cerrone and then a one two combo that wobbles Rocha. HARD snapping leg kick from Cerrone. Cerrone now nails some big punches and lands a left that sends Rocha to the mat. Cerrone tells him to get up and Rocha wants nothing to do with it and lets the bell rings. Dominating win for Cerrone. 10-9 Cerrone.
Final result: Donald Cerrone defeats Vagner Rocha via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Front kick from Herman to start as Einemo charges in. Double leg kick from Herman. Einemo gets the clinch and has Herman with his back against the cage. Double underhooks from Einemo. Einemo tries for a toss and Herman lands two knees and gets out of the clinch. Good right from Einemo. Leg kick from Herman. Right from Einemo. Nice uppercut from Einemo. Clinch and knee from Herman. Front kick from Herman. Nice left from Herman and a right. Knee from Herman. Leg kick from Herman. Another hard leg kick from Herman and another. Good right from Einemo but he is reaching for it. Nice knee from Herman. Body kick from Herman and then a leg kick. Right from Einemo. Leg kick caught by Einemo and he gets the take down! Side control with ease for Einemo. Einemo with a hammer fist. Herman kicks him off and is back to the feet. Good right from Einemo and then a one two combo and leg kick from Einemo. Right from Herman. Knee from the clinch by Herman and Einemo with a right a knee from the clinch. Their against the cage and uppercut right hook from Einemo. Hard right from Einemo and then a trip take down right at the bell. Einemo wins that one, but Herman looks game. 10-9 Einemo.
Round two: Jab from Einemo. Front kick from Herman. Right from Einemo. They clinch up against the cage. They break and elbow from Herman on the exit. Nice overhand right and another from Einemo. Front kick from Herman. Right from Einemo again. Now their clinch against the fence. Big knee from Einemo!! Einemo now landing some good rights. Einemo swings for a HUGE right misses and slips and falls. Time stopped for a mouthpiece that Herman lost. Right and another HUGE knee from Einemo. Herman is in trouble. Herman now lands a knee from the clinch and lands a left hook thats drops Einemo!!!!! Herman on top and is dropping some good elbows!! Herman lets Einemo up. Big knee and right from Einemo. Einemo with another HUGE right hands. Herman with knees from the clinch!!! Uppercuts from Einemo and Herman lands two more big knees and drops Einemo with a right. Herman on top raining down punches and that is it the ref stops the fight!!! WOW, that was an insane round. Amazing fight.
Final result: Dave Herman defeats Jon Olav Einemo via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
UFC 131 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE 'PRELIMS' SPIKE TV COMMENTARY:
Round one: Leg kick from Stout and then a jab. Right from Edwards. Straight right from Stout then another leg kick. Good counter left from Edwards. High kick from Stout is blocked. Right from Edwards. Left hook from Stout then a good flurry. High kick from Edwards and now he shoots for a single and their is a struggle from Stout before Edwards finishes it off. Stout with butterfly guard. Edwards throwing some punches keeping busy. Some more punches from Edwards. Stout is working hard to get to his feet, and now he gets back up. Nice left from Stout. Left from Edwards. Front kick from Stout, high kick from Edwards and he slips and falls but nothing comes of it. Body shot from Edwards. Straight right from Stout. Hard left from Edwards. Overhand left hook from Stout and thats it!!!! Edwards is OUT COLD. WOW ONE HITTER QUITTER THERE. Stout with a VICIOUS One punch KO!! Sick win!
Final result: Sam Stout defeats Yves Edwards via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Round one: Head kick from Weidman partially blocked. HARD head kick from Bongfeldt rocks Weidman!!! Weidman clinches up and he gets a hip toss takedown after a brief struggle on the ground. Side control for Weidman now. Bongfeldt gets into full guard now. Weidman with some big ground and pound punches. Good punch from Weidman. Weidman back into side control. Weidman now moves into north-south position. Brief scramble and Bongfeldt has full guard back. Weidman moves into half guard. Weidman now back into side control and he goes for north south position again. Weidman looses position in the transition. Side control again for Weidman. Two good HARD elbows from Weidman. Now Bongfeldt slips out and is back to the feet. Body kick from Bongfeldt and nice knee from Weidman. Weidman locks in a standing guillotine choke with 10 seconds left!!! Bongfeldt taps out with only 2 seconds left on the clock!!! Wow impressive submission win. This kid has got some tools.
Final result: Chris Weidman defeats Jesse Bongfeldt via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) Round 1
UFC 131 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM COMMENTARY:
The General in control.
Round one: Uh-oh, quick reverse takedown from Massenzio. Quick level change and they're clinched up against the cage. Not a lot of action before the break. Massenzio pushes through with a double leg takedown. K-Sos wall walks his way back to his feet. Trading low leg kicks. Soszynski stuffs a takedown and lands a right hand on the way out. Massenzio answers with some decent shots of his own. Leg kick and another takedown from Massenzio. Half guard and he might take this round if he can keep this position. K-Sos pushes him off and gets back to his feet right as I say that. Massenzio pushes him against the cage and the ref wastes no time in separating them. K-Sos pushes forward and Massenzio shoots in. Too telegraphed, as K-Sos sprawls out of it. Soszynski lands a nice shot and Massenzio dives in for another takedown. Again, though, nice sprawl. Not sure how to score this one. 10-10
Round two: Massenzio opens again with a takedown attempt and K-Sos is sprawling his way out. Looks like he's got a front headlock. Nope. Mike controlling the wrist and there is literally no activity. Massenzio is just sitting there holding Soszynski's wrist. He finally stands up. clinched against the cage with underhooks. They break and Massenzio looks a little worn. Pushes forward with punches, though. Another sloppy shot that K-Sos sprawls right out of and back to wrist control from Massenzio. Just ugly. Another shot from Massenzio and K-Sos stops the takedown without sprawling and simply using the cage to his advantage. Mike won't give up the single leg. The ref calls for action but he won't find much of it here. He calls for a reset and it takes about three seconds for Massenzio to shoot in and get stuffed. K-Sos lands a couple big punches before another shot from Mike gets stuffed to end the round. 10-9 Soszynski
Round three: They stop short of a bro hug to start the third. Clinch work against the cage. K-Sos lands a knee. Massenzio shoots in and K-Sos sprawls before quickly taking his back. Massenzio gets to his back and K-Sos is in side control. Uh-oh. Patented kimura time? Doesn't look like it. Wrist control from Massenzio and he's in the fetal position eating elbows to the body. K-Sos grabs the wrist and he's looking for the kimura. Massenzio is essentially just playing defense. Big knees to the body from K-Sos. Massenzio is just taking it. Soszynski is working hard to get something here and a scramble leads to a bulldog choke but an eventual stand-up. The ref breaks the two up with about 45 seconds left in the fight. This has been one of the worst preliminary cards I've ever seen. Massenzio again looks for the takedown. He did take this fight on short notice, one weight class above his. The round ends and it's clear who the winner is in this one. 10-9 Soszynski
Final result: Krzysztof Soszynski def. Mike Massenzio via unanimous decision
Round one: Ring comes out throwing outside leg kicks. Head lets them happen. Push kick. Answers a leg kick with a straight right. Head pushing forward. Gets locked into a clinch and eats a knee. Ring landing some nice shots here. Straight left connects. Ring feints and shoots in for a takedown. Effortless. Straight into side control. Head rolls into full guard. Backs out a bit, enough to let Head get back to his feet. Head gets feisty and lands a knee with a punch behind it. Oh shit, lands a big punch that puts Ring on his ass. Head rushes him and Ring just grabs hold. They reset and Ring is slower. Head pouring it on and he's landing big knees from the Thai Plum. Front kick from Ring lands clean and backs Head off. Another good right from Head but Ring grabs him up and takes him down. Half guard is open but Ring is doing much. Looks to land elbows. A couple punches before the round ends. Looked good early for Ring, then he got rocked, then he came back to finish on top. Ugh. Uh.... 10-9 Ring.
Round two: Ring quickly gets the takedown. His momentum carries him over and Head tries to keep control of his head but it doesn't work. Ring locks up a triangle from the top and Head might be screwed. Ring loses it. Odd. Switches over to the other side. North-south position now. Head gets back to half guard. Ring gets another takedown and he's landing big shots. He opens up a cut and he's landing bombs. Head looks done. Loses position and gets dumped on his head but he recovers. Head is bleeding profusely and Herb Dean stops it to have the doctor check it. Dean restarts the fight exactly as they were before the stoppage, Ring in side control. He lands a few big elbows and Head looks all but done. Ring is just doing work on the floor. Head will make it out of the round but he's a sitting duck in the third. 10-9 Ring
Round three: Head is in slow motion here. Ring is fresh as a cucumber. Oh, lands a nice left hand. Misses a big left hook behind it. Easy takedown from Ring. Head threatens with a guillotine for a very short time but Ring easily pops his head out. Ring stands up and lands a body shot. Head looks like he just wants out. Ring is too much to overcome. Still on top and dropping short elbows. Head gets back to full guard but Ring stands up and pushes his legs over and gets to side control ... again. Back to north-south position and over to side control again. More elbows and Head is completely gone. Ring looks to take his back but Head scrambles out. Locks in a rear-naked choke and Head taps quickly. Didn't even have a single hook in. Head wanted out.
Final result: Nick Ring def. James Head via submission (rear-naked choke)
Round one: I immediately don't like this fight, simply because it's not easy to type these guys names in real-time speed. Maybe I'll refer to them as Elk and Omi. Here we go, Maniacs. Omigawa bouncing and switching stances early. Elkins attacking with some short shots. Omi moving light but not throwing much. Lot of goofy shoulder movement. Hands are low and he's herky-jerky. Oh, nice straight left. This unorthodox thing seems to be working. Right as I say that, Elk lands a nice right. Omi is dropping down and eating punches. Elk with a lot of foot movement. Elk gets a takedown and Omi immediately looks for a leg. Elk starts bucking like he's got a bug on him and stands back up. Exchanging punches now and Elk looks to be getting the better of it. That's based on sheer volume if nothing else. And the stream busts out and says "Please stand by." Uh, okay. Made the switch to Facebook and haven't lost much time. Story is the same, too. Elk looking for a takedown off a leg kick but couldn't grab it. Landed a right on the way out though and the round ends. 10-9 Elkins
Round two: They come out fast and exchanging big. Elkins landing a few nice shots. Omigawa is clearly the aggressor. Wonder how that's being looked at by the judges. Nice body kick. Ton of exchanging and Omigawa breaks it off with a leg kick. Rogan seems to be infatuated with Omigawa. He's using Elkins busted up face as his basis for Omi winning the fight but he's wrong. Elkins is steadily landing cleaner shots. Omigawa lands a nice left but Elk follows it with a strong right. Another one. Some good shots from Elkins but he's bleeding progressively worse. Elkins eats a punch and dives for a takedown but misses badly. Another round for Elkins, though. 10-9 Elkins
Round three: Again, both guys are super aggressive to start the round. Omigawa uses Elkins momentum to take him down and into half guard. Elkins briefly threatens with a guillotine but doesn't have it. Gets back to full guard. Omi working on top for punches. Elkins throws his legs up for a triangle but doesn't get it. Scramble and Elkins uses a whizzer to get to his feet. Elkins is really bloody now. Goldie tells us that's how we know Omi is landing a lot of punches. Solid right hand from Elk. He's circling a lot and jumping in with punches. Action has slowed considerably. Elkins is landing more often, or at least it looks like he is, but Omigawa clearly has a lot more power on his punches. Not sure the kind of effect that will have on the scorecards. The round ends without much emphasis on closing and I'll give that one to Omigawa but the fight to Elkins. 10-9 Omigawa
Final result: Darren Elkins def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision
Round one: Man, they don't play around with these preliminary fights. As soon as one ends, the next one is about to begin. Off we go. Jason Young is British with the most American name ever. They rush in and throw bombs and both guys land decent. Young grabs a hold of an arm, working for the kimura. Can't get it, though, and Poirier gets back up. They reverse each other against the cage. Poirier lands some big shots. Young responds with a knee. Poirier comes back with a flying knee of his own. Damn, these two are swinging big like Beltran and Rosa were. Looks a lot less sloppy, though. Nice straight left. Young answers with a looping right. Low kick goes errant but the fight stays rolling. Young falls on a missed high kick but Dustin can't capitalize. Leg kicks exchanged. The round ends and that was a close one. 10-9 Poirier
Round two: Right leg kick from Young. And another. Double round kick and another kick inside and low. Poirier answers with a body kick. Wheel kick from Young and Dustin clinches up. Inside leg kick lands to the nuts and Big John McCarthy stops it. That's twice now and Big John tells Poirier he wont' tell him again and next time he'll take a point away. Scalding. Young landing nice and clean with these leg kicks and Poirier looks nothing like the aggressive killer he did in the first round. Young is really pushing the pace and doing what he wants. Rogan says it's because of Poirier's legs and how Young has been chopping them down. I won't disagree. Much slower pace now from both guys. Flying knee attempt from Young misses and Poirier answers with a body kick. They exchange big and Poirier gets a late takedown. Hopefully that doesn't win him the round. 10-9 Young
Round three: Young lands a nice left to start. He looks a lot fresher than Poirier here. Dustin lands a decent right hand after an exchange. It leads to a clinch and Poirier has a double leg with Young wrapped around his neck. Young has underhooks, though. Young absolutely not allowing the takedown here, as it might cost him the fight. Dustin manages to trip the leg and finally completes the takedown. Not good news for Young. He's doing his best to control the arm and he gets back up. Goes down again but springs back and pushes Poirier against the fence. Poirier reverses him against the cage and he's working a single leg now. He gets the takedown and he's working with it. Passes to half with Young working hard from the bottom. That last round wasn't much but probably enough to earn Dustin the win. 10-9 Poirier
Final result: Dustin Poirier def. Jason Young via unanimous decision
Round one: The big boys are up and throwing bombs. Not really. Their punches don't look like they have much on them. Beltran clinches up with Rosa and pushes him against the cage. Rosa trys to circle out and eats a few big shots for his trouble. Beltran is landing some nice shots in the clinch now. Rosa is the bigger guy but he's getting muscled up against the fence. The ref ask for work but I'm not sure what he's watching. They respond though, pushing off the cage and just starting throwing bombs. Boom, boom, boom, boom, back and forth just throwing punches. Nothing of any substance lands but it was fun while it lasted. A bit more exchanging and the gas tank might be depleting quickly. Beltran aggressive here, pushing forward with big punches. Rosa not backing down from the fight, exchanging right there with him, but he's letting Beltran push him up against the fence. He'll lose the round for that. Rosa is bleeding out of his nose, too. Nice short elbows from Beltran on the inside. Jesus, these two are insane. Beltran backs off the clinch and they start just throwing bombs again. 10-9 Beltran.
Round two: Beltran opens with a low leg kick and Rosa presses forward. Rosa the one pushing the action to start the second. Smart move. He was letting Joey just back him down in that first frame. Beltran lands a leg kick before blitzing with punches and landing one or two clean on the chin. Rosa can take a shot but he's losing this fight. Beltran using the clinch quite a bit. They're both in their exchanging and it's consistently Beltran getting the better of it. Big knee from Beltran lands low and good god, that was vicious. Ref asks for a doctor. He ate the knee to the nuts and as he was going down, Beltran popped him with a knee to the face. Jesus, that was rough. Rosa is back up and at it with about two minutes left in the round. Push kick from the big guy. Beltran gets caught on the way in and Rosa turns it up and moves in with big shots. Abrupt stoppage and apparently Beltran got clipped in the nuts. Whoa. Yep. Ate a big one. They restart and I'm surprised both guys are still working so hard. Cardio, FTW. Beltran looks to clinch and eats an uppercut to get it. Has Rosa up against the cage and both guys stay busy with small punches. Rosa circles out and again they exchange punches. The round ends with Beltran and Rosa against the fence. Beltran might have landed a shot after the horn. He definitely did. Not cool. 10-9 Beltran
Round three: Rosa lands a couple decent right hands to start the round. Rogan refers to this fight as a rock 'em sock 'em war for the seventh time. Then proceeds to say Beltran is being more technical. No. They exchange big punches, Beltran lands one first, then Rosa. Beltran landing shots up against the cage with Rosa just eating them. Ref warns he'll stop it and Rosa stands up to keep fighting. Beltran drags him down and lands a big elbow from side control. He's landing big shots and that's it. The ref saves Rosa and he's bloodied and beaten.
Final result: Joey Beltran def. Aaron Rosa via technical knockout in round 3