Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its latest pay-per-view extravaganza TONIGHT (Aug. 6, 2011) from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Also on the card, "The Phenom" Vitor Belfort is out to prove his worth in the middleweight division -- and maybe even earn himself another chance at Anderson Silva -- against the man who's bringing "Sexy" back, Yoshihiro Akiyama.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 133 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action:
UFC 133 QUICK RESULTS:
via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Constantinos Philipou defeats Jorge Rivera via Split Decision
via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
via Unanimous Decision
via unanimous decision
via split decision
def. Paul Bradley via unanimous decision
UFC 133 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
Round one: Here we go. Ortiz misses a head kick. Jab from Tito. Ortiz is moving forward and lands a glancing left. Titto lands a good left hook then both men trade leg kicks. Ortiz charges in with a wild right he seems to be unafraid to strike. Good right from Evans. Now they tie up and both men trade solid right hooks. Tito looks confident on his feet here. Evans a little less so. Ortiz with a good double leg shot and take down!! Evans against the cage trying to walk his way up as Ortiz is working to pull his legs out from under him. Punches from Evans. Evans to his feet and Ortiz is holding onto a single but lets it go. Good combo from Evans. Now both men trade a flurry of punches. Knee from Tito. Now Evans goes to the body HARD and Evans lands a good barrage of power punches. Tito ties things up and lands a good knee to the body. Big elbow from Evans and a knee from Ortiz to the stomach. Right from Evans and he gets a big slam take down. Now Evans on top and is landing some good punches and elbows but Ortiz is blocking most of it. Ortiz has half guard. Evans now moves into side control. Tito with a scramble and Evans lands some punches to end that round. Ortiz is game but Evans came on strong late with power strikes and the big take down to win the round, 10-9 Evans.
Round two: Tito is bruised up on his face but no cuts. Both men hesitant to engage right now. Straight right from Ortiz. Tito charges forward but nothing lands. Left from Ortiz. Good one two combo from Evans. Evans goes for the take down and Ortiz has the guillotine now and it is locked up!!!! Evans slips out and is on top of Ortiz now. Half guard for Ortiz. Evans passes right into side control. Ortiz might have dumped his gas with that guillotine attempt. Ortiz just defending. Evans now throwing good lefts at Tito on the side of the head. Good elbow from Evans as he gets the mounted crucifix position. Tito now trying to get a hip escape and get out of this position. Ortiz fighting hard to get position back, Evans with left hooks from the top. Tito covering up trying to minimize the damage. Tito rolls over and has a heel hook!!! Evans slips out and is back on top in side control. Ortiz is starting to gas. Tito rolls over and is on his knees now and Evans lands a hard knee to the body. Tito covers up after the knee to the chest and Evans throwing some punches with not much on them but the ref stops the fight as Tito is not defending. Rashad Evans will be getting a title shot now. Ortiz came in and gave a hell of an effort and almost locked in a couple of submissions and really gave an awesome effort on short notice against a guy the caliber of Rashad Evans. Good fight.
Final result: Rashad Evans defeats Tito Ortiz via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Round one: Leg kick from Akiyama. High kick from Belfort and it just misses its mark. Inside leg kick from Akiyama. Head kick from Belfort and Akiyama moves back and respects the power of Belfort. Another attempted high kick from Belfort. Big left from Belfort drops Akiyama!!!! Belfort jumps on top and starts throwing BOMBS!!! Akiyama somehow stands up but eats 3-5 unanswered VICIOUS LEFT HOOKS. Now Akiyama falls to the mat and Belfort is throwing a rapid fire succession of BOMBS and Akiyama is OUT COLD. Wow classic Vitor Belfort win.
Final result: Vitor Belfort defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Jorge Rivera vs. Constantinos Philippou (185-pound limit)
Round one: Both men feeling the other out right now. Leg kick from Rivera and another leg kick from Rivera. Now their tied up against the cage and a knee to the body from Philippou. Rivera with the thai clinch and Philippou gets a take down now. Full guard for Rivera. Philippou now steps over into half guard and is landing some short punches. Rivera trying to walk the cage and he eats and flurry of punches but does make it to his feet. Now their tied up against the cage again. Ref breaks them finally. Leg kick from Philippou. Philippou pushes Rivera against the cage once again. Fans booing they dont like the lack of action. Rivera now reverses position and has Philippou against the cage. They break now. Nice straight right from Rivera. Rivera pushes Philippou against the cage and is landing some short left punches. Big left hook from Rivera on the break and counter uppercut from Philippou. Leg kick from Rivera. Philippou pushes Rivera against the cage at the bell. Terribly boring round, goes to Philippou for the take down work. 10-9 Philippou.
Round two: Jab from Philippou. Left from River. Right from Philippou. Good right from Philippou and Rivera is dropped. Philippou on top throwing non stop punches and Rivera is covering up. This is close to being stopped now. Rivera now grabs a leg and is on top of Philippou!!! I thought he was done. Now Rivera landing good left hooks on the top against the cage. Philippou could have gassed himself out there looking for the finish. Good elbow from Rivera. Philippou back to his feet. Now their tied up against the cage with Philippou in the dominant position. Right from Philippou. Now foot stomps against the cage from Philippou. Body shots from Rivera. Knees from the clinch to the body from Philippou. Uppercut from Philippou. Ref breaks them. Jab from Rivera and right hook from Philippou. Against the cage again and a knee from Rivera. Good trip take down from Rivera. Philippou though is going for a Oma Plata! Philippou has it locked in tight and he just has to sit up and grab the waist to truly lock in the finish. Rivera battling to survive. Philippou now going for a foot lock and they scramble and Philippou is on top now in half guard. That is the bell and another round for Philippou and Rivera needs a finish. 10-9 Philippou.
Round three: Left hook from Philippou and a good uppercut. Good knee from Rivera and Philippou looks hurt. Rivera misses a head kick and falls and is right back up. Rivera lands a BIG right hand and hurts Philippou. Left from Rivera and now Philippou ties things up. Left from Philippou. Right from Rivera and Philippou grabs a single and gets the take down. Rivera with full guard. Rivera throws up his legs and almost locks in a triangle. Philippou now has the back after a scramble and Rivera gets to his feet. Knee from Philippou to the mid-section. Rivera pushes Philippou against the cage now. Both men looked tired. Not much time left only about 2 minutes on the clock. Foot stomps from Philippou and the ref breaks them. Knee to the stomach from Philippou and now he goes for another take down but has no strength left. Rivera has a hold on the neck and is putting his weight on Philippou and throwing soft punches. Knee to the chest from Rivera. Rivera lands a flurry of lefts. He is working for the take down but he might need the finish. Good left hooks from Rivera. Philippou back to his feet but their still tied up. Ref breaks them again. Both men trade rights and Rivera lands a good right. Rivera goes for a trip but ends up on his back. That is the bell, ill give Rivera the 3rd round and overall this was a close fight but I think Philippou will take the decision. Overall a tough fight to watch though, 10-9 Rivera.
Final result: Constantinos Philippou defeats Jorge Rivera via Split Decision
Round one: Jab from MacDonald. Pyle shoots but is pushed off. Leg kick from Pyle is caught and MacDonald lands a right that puts Pyle to the mat. Jab from Pyle. Uppercut from Pyle. Pyle shoots and MacDonald has a guillotine attempt but lets it go. Butterfly guard for MacDonald. MacDonald is up to his feet and Pyle has the back. MacDonald reverses positions and now Pyle is holding onto a single leg against the cage and drags down MacDonald. Pyle on top in butterfly guard. MacDonald back to his feet now. Left right combo from MacDonald. Pyle shoots and MacDonald grabs a standing guillotine and it is in TIGHT but Pyle spins out of it. MacDonald now on top in Pyle's full guard. Pyle tries to sweep and MacDonald is up to his feet standing over Pyle. HARD standing leg kicks from MacDonald and you see bruises already on Pyle's leg. MacDonald jumps back down into full guard and lands a left. MacDonald postures up and lands some HARD punches. Pyle is covering up and MacDonald lands some HARD elbows and punches and Pyle is covering up and not moving and MacDonald is pouring it on now and he is landing some big shots and the ref stops it!!! WOW, MacDonald finishes this fight with sick and powerful ground and pound this kid has a very very bright future in the 170lb division.
Final results: Rory MacDonald defeats Mike Pyle via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Round one: Head kick from Hallman and now he grabs the back of Ebersole with ease and has one hook locked in. Ebersole grabbed the cage on the way down and got a warning. Hallman with a body triangle now and their hand fighting as Hallman looks for the submission win. Hallman with both hooks now and is still working on that rear naked choke. Ebersole turns towards the choke now and is on top, but Hallman now has the guillotine locked in now! Ebersole working to slip out and it seems to be that he is out now and is on top of Hallman. Butterfly guard for Hallman. Good right hand and elbow from Ebersole. Ebersole working in body punches and elbows now. Another good elbow from Ebersole. Right from Ebersole. Good hammer fists from Ebersole. HUGE elbow from Ebersole and Hallman is HURT!! Ebersole is now landing some vicious elbows!! Ebersole is relentless and is unloading hammer fists, elbows, and punches and Hallmans face is a mess. Two more HUGE elbows and Ebersole wins the fight the ref stops it!!! WOW That was an impressive win from Ebersole this guy is full of surprises. Amazing win.
Final result: Brian Ebersole defeats Dennis Hallman via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
UFC 133 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE "PRELIMS" SPIKE TV COMMENTARY:
Round one: Both men feeling each other out early. Leg kick from Mendes. Another leg kick from Mendes. Front kick from Yahya to the mid-section. Leg kick from Mendes. Low blow stops the action briefly. Leg kick from Mendes. Nice right from Mendes as Yahya charged in. Leg kick from Mendes. Good right from Mendes and he is just beating Yahya to the punch right now. Good jab and right from Yahya. Inside leg kick right hook combo from Mendes. Yahya shoots and nothing there and he eats a high kick for his troubles. Leg kick from Mendes. Another leg kick from Mendes. Wild punches from Yahya. Leg kick from Mendes. Mendes throws off Yahya as he tries to tie things up. Leg kick from Mendes. Hard right hook left hook combo from Mendes. Yahya with a weak shot that Mendes dodges with ease. Yahya charges in and Mendes just picks him up and dumps him on his back but doesnt follow to the ground. Hard body shot from Mendes. Flying knee from Mendes to close out the round. Mendes is controlling the action. 10-9 Mendes.
Round two: Right from Mendes back up. Mendes ducks under and gets a big slam take down! Yahya trying to hold him down on the mat and Mendes gets back up where he wants the fight. Leg kick from Mendes. Jab from Yahya. Leg kick from Yahya. Mendes dodges another take down attempt with ease he just side stepped it. Left from Yahya. BIG right from Mendes. Hard left hook to the body from Mendes. Mendes ducks under and gets another big take down. Mendes leaving no space he doesnt want to give up a submission. Elbow from Mendes and now he stands back up. Big left hook from Yahya. Yahya shoots for a single and is stuffed. Straight right from Mendes lands flush. HUGE right from Mendes buckles Yahya. Big left uppercut lands now for Mendes he is finding his range now and landing power shots. Jab from Mendes. Mendes catches a leg and lands a knee. Left from Yahya. Left from Yahya and leg kick from Mendes at the bell, Another easy round for Mendes. 10-9 Mendes.
Round three: Mendes ducks under and gets another take down. Full guard for Yahya. Nice elbow from Mendes. Mendes covering the mouth to disrupt Yahya's breathing. Big elbow from Mendes. Good left punch from Mendes. Another short elbow from Mendes. Big left right punch combo from the top by Mendes. Big body shots from Mendes. Yahya goes for a leg and Mendes bails out. Mendes again with another easy take down. Yahya now holding onto the left arm of Mendes and is looking for a submission. Mendes postures up and lands a big elbow. Front kick from Mendes lands as their back to the feet. Left from Yahya. Yahya lands a left and it drops Mendes to the mat but he seemed of balance and it was more of a trip. Right from Mendes and then he ducks under and gets another take down. Mendes stands up and does a front flip and gets the back of Yahya at the bell. Mendes dominated that fight bell to bell this will be an easy win for the young Alpha Male fighter. 10-9 Mendes.
Final result: Chad Mendes defeats Rani Yahya via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Hamill doing some chasing around the rings as Gustafsson wants to use his length to strike. Right from Gustafsson. Jab from Hamill lands flush. Hard short uppercut from Gustafsson and then he lands another hard uppercut. Hamill with a good uppercut of his own. Gustafsson lands another uppercut. Leg kick from Gustafsson. Good right hook right uppercut combo from Gustafsson. Jab from Hamill. Leg kick from Gustafsson. Jab from Hamill. Hard left hook from Hamill and a counter right-left combo from Gustafsson. Gustafsson is cut now. Uppercut from Gustafsson. Good short combo from Gustafsson. Hamill briefly grabs a leg but doesnt commit to it. Nice right from Hamill. Good right then left from Gustafsson. Leg kick from Hamill. Leg kick from Gustafsson. That is the bell and I think Gustafsson took that round. 10-9 Gustafsson.
Round two: Gustafsson cut in the corner of his right eye. Good short uppercuts from Gustafsson and then a good right hook. Left hook from the Swed. Both men tie up and Hamill goes for a leg. Nothing there and Gustafsson unloads a big combo finished with a head kick and then another good right hook. Nice left hook and right uppercut combo from Gustafsson. Hamill slowing down now and he doesnt seem to even want to try for a take down. Good uppercut and head kick combo from Gustafsson but Hamill blocks it mostly. Leg kick from Hamill. Hamill cut above his right eye now. Right hook from Gustafsson. Hamill goes for a single and nothing there. Gustafsson lands a front kick and then sneaks in a big left and then two big rights and Hamill is down!!! Gustafsson now jumps on top and is throwing a series of BOMBS and is turning Hamill's face into raw meat. Now Gustafsson has the full mount and is just raining down punches. Thats it the fight is over and Gustafsson with a big KO win. Impressive.
Final result: Alexander Gustafsson defeats Matt Hamill via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
UFC 133 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM COMMENTARY:
Round one: Menjivar, who came in three pounds over the bantamweight limit, looks fast and fresh. Pace presses and Menjivar lands a head kick. Ivan lands a right hand. Not a lot of action and Menjivar lands an errant kick that hits Pace straight in the family jewels. That was nasty. After the reset, Pace misses a head kick. Rogan is talking about more effective cups, like a steel cup that rides up the crack of your ass. He's actually talking about this. While he's yapping about fighters groin areas, Pace gets a takedown and passes to half. Takes Menjivars back with both hooks in. Menjivar stands up with Pace on top of his back and doing work. He's got the rear-naked choke real close. Ivan manages to get out. Finally, Menjivar gets him off but too little too late. Pace is going to take the first round just on that sequence. 10-9 Pace
Round two: Menjivar opens with leg kicks. Pace answers with one of his own. Much slower pacing in the second frame. Ton of exchanging but not a lot of meaningful action. Menjivar attacks a covering Pace against the fence. Nothing real big. Nick is definitely "pacing" himself. Yeah, I did it, so what. Pace gets a nice double leg takedown with about a minute to go. Immediately moves to half guard. He's got Ivan's arm pinned down. Menjivar scoots out his hips and turns over. Pace postures up and lands a few shots just before the round ends. That one is iffy. 10-9 Menjivar
Round three: Menjivar pressing the action early. Pace is again starting slow, letting Ivan do what he wants and only throwing a straight jab. Misses badly when he puts a right hand behind it. Pace lands a nice left hand. Not a lot of urgency here. Menjivar finally pushes forward. DING, another shot straight to the nutsack. Feeling bad for Pace right now. Two minutes to go and they're back to the slow crawl. Menjivar puts a few punches together with a nice body kick. Pace lands a knee and hurts Menjivar enough that he's running away. Looks like Menjivar got hit in the eye and he can't see. Pace is rushing him big. JUST misses a spinning back fist. Menjivar is running away. Only 20 seconds left, though. Pace finally finds him and starts throwing bombs. Misses a flying knee and the round ends. 10-9 Pace
Final result: Ivan Menjivar def. Nick Pace via unanimous decision
Round one: Main event of the Facebook prelims, or at least it should have been. Big power shots from both guys starting out. Hendricks pushing forward and clinching up against the fence. Pressed out and Pierce lands an inside kick that Hendricks responds with one of his own. Hendricks rushes in and gets real low to get the takedown. Couldn't keep Pierce down, though, as he's right back to his feet. Body kick lands from Johny. Pierce pushes in and misses a left. Hendricks gets aggressive and lands a couple shots. Elbow from Pierce as they break. Big knee looks like it just missed. Back to the clinch game. The heavily promoted Chael Sonnen gets a shout from Goldie as being a member of Pierce's corner. Head kick misses from Pierce. Hendricks lands a shot and misses another knee. He looks faster and more crisp. 10-9 Hendricks
Round two: Pierce comes out fast and furious with plenty of punches in bunches. Not a lot of accuracy until a short clinch in which he landed a head-snapping uppercut. Hendricks backs up and Pierce has him against the cage now. They trade straight shots. Head kick from Johny. Pierce defends a takedown and instead pushes Hendricks up against the cage. Not enough action for Mario Yamasaki and he restarts the two in the center. Brief exchange leads right back to the clinch. Pierce has a guillotine attempt but can't lock it in. Nice shot lands. Big knee from Hendricks while Pierce covers up. Big exchange of combinations that neither fighter got the better of. Hendricks drives through for a takedown but Pierce masterfully sprawls and avoids. He is up against the fence with Hendricks still attacking a single leg. The round ends this way. 10-9 Hendricks
Round three: Pierce throws a quick shot after the fist bump. Hendricks looked like he didn't like that too much. Hendricks doing some nice work in the clinch but the pace has slowed considerably. Another stalemate. Pierce misses bad on a left hand and they go back to the clinch game. Pierce looking for the takedown but Hendricks gets out of trouble, albeit briefly. Finally, Pierce grabs a double and powerfully slams Hendricks to the mat. Hendricks works rubber guard. Pierce still working on top before what appears to be an illegal upkick. The reset and Hendricks lands a big knee. Pierce answers with a few uppercuts. Hendricks spins and grabs a leg, working hard for the takedown. The round ends with Hendricks still working the leg. Both guys arms are up in celebration. The fans aren't. 10-9 Pierce
Final result: Johny Hendricks def. Mike Pierce via split decision
Round one: And here we get to rolling, ladies and sirs. Bradley making his debut against a tough guy in "Sapo." Bradley the aggressor with Natal circling out early. Wide looping punches from Paul that miss. Left hand lands for Bradley. Slow exchanges with lots of footwork, advantage Natal. Bradley is bleeding a bit of out his nose. Jumps in and lands a couple shots but Natal backs away. First takedown attempt fails. Another failed attempt by Bradley after an exchange. Kick misses and Bradley still can't get him down on the bumrush. 0 for 3. Natal is landing leg kicks the whole way and Bradley has a big red spot on his left leg. Bradley catches a kick briefly and counters with a big right hand. Nicely done. Didn't capitalize, though, and the round comes to a close. Close one. 10-9 Natal
Round two: Natal is out again throwing leg kicks and Bradley starts throwing bombs. He lands a big one and uses it to finally get a takedown. That was perfect. Bradley has him down now, passing to half guard. Natal has wrist control while Paul works hard to pass to side control. Natal goes for the sweep and Bradley just steps out. That was bad. Very few points scored on the ground there. The punches and takedown are greatly in his favor, though. Natal answers on the reset with a few punches. Back to the kicks. Camera gets in close on Bradley's legs and they are an ugly shade of red. He's getting chopped down. Big punch misses, Natal gets low but the takedown isn't there and they reset. Natal controlling range now. Errant shot leads to short lull. Bradley gets another takedown shortly after the restart and that's how the round ends. 10-9 Bradley
Round three: Natal pushes in to start the third and Bradley clips him. Did nothing with it, again. More kicks from Natal. Inside kick. Natal's reach advantage is a bit too much to overcome for Bradley. He misses a few takedowns. Shoots in again for the double leg and Natal with brilliant takedown defense. Lands a knee and a few shots on the way out and Rafael is just dominating this fight now. Defensively, but he's dominating. Bradley pushes Natal up against the cage and the crowd boos the inactivity. Ref restarts them and Bradley is gone. Looks tired as can be. Natal kicks the leg but Bradley times it perfectly and gets the takedown. Natal gets right back to his feet and with one minute left, this is all "Sapo." Another failed takedown from Bradley leads to a clinch that gets booed after about two seconds. The fight ends and it's clear who the winner is here. 10-9 Natal
Final result: Rafael Natal def. Paul Bradley via unanimous decision
Round one: Off we go. Brown opens with a big overhand right that misses. And another. Pushes for the takedown but Phan easily defends. Both guys throwing big shots in lieu of combinations. Brown grabs him up and takes him down. Got his back and landing punches. Brown all over him with punches. Phan is just eating every shot. Not a ton of damage being done, but it accumulates. Same position for a bit now. Phan is just surviving on the floor while eating shots. More of the same with Brown improving his position and Phan looks like he's bleeding. Phan is STILL locked up against the cage and eating punches and now elbows. Brown is absolutely dominating. Finally, Phan gets to his feet but there's only 20 seconds left. Brown gets a takedown to finish the round. Big round for MTB. 10-8 Brown
Round two: Brown comes out early going for the takedown again. Phan is defending well but Brown is relentless in his attack. Finally back to the feet and reset and Phan has opened up. He's finally get some offense in of his own, as opposed to the domination of the first round. Brown again pushes in for the takedown and has Phan against the cage. Finishes the job but Phan gets right back to his feet. Brown with a big overhand right that just misses its mark. Phan pushes forward and lands a looping left hook. He's not afraid to engage, that's for damn sure. Brown misses a few punches and again goes for the takedown with Phan defending. Brown looks just a bit more tired than Phan. Still not 100-percent? Round ends and it was still close. 10-9 Phan
Round three: Phan's corner tells him he needs to finish the fight to win and he probably does. Lands a stiff right hand and starts putting together combinations. Brown answers back with a big right. And another. Overhand just misses followed by a leg kick on the outside. Brown times him for the takedown but Phan was ready and we're right back to the clinch. Brown gets the takedown and he's got him against the cage. Phan using it to wall walk and gets to his feet. Brown's on his back with Phan grabbing a kimura. Phan slips out and gets back to being aggressive. Same song and dance, clinch failed takedown. Big exchanges and Brown is staying in there. Fails on another takedown. Misses a left hook. Phan pushing forward. Gets backed up by a right. Follows up by landing a nice shot. As the round comes to a close, Brown spent most of his night holding on with Phan doing what he could offensively. Tough to score. 10-9 Phan
Final result: Mike Brown def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision