UFC 70: "Nations Collide" is officially in the books.
But, it hasn't aired on Spike television just yet.
Therefore, if you don't want to find out the results before they happen, I suggest turning off the computer.
I can't guarantee that commenters won't comment on the results of the fights before they air on television.
In this post, we're just going to give some quick results and recaps of the main card bouts, as well as the main event between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Gabriel Gonzaga.
Here we go:
Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic via knockout (head kick) in round one
Fight recap: Speechless.
Andrei Arlovski defeats Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision
Michael Bisping defeats Elvis Sinosic via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Fight recap: With all the pressure on his shoulders, Bisping delivered. It looked like Sinosic slept with Bisping's wife the way the hometown favorite came out swinging. In the first round, "The Count" beat the hell out of Sinosic from inside his guard. His ground and pound was downright vicious -- Bisping reigned downed relentless punches for which Sinosic had no real answer. In fact, he was lucky to escape round one breathing. "The King of Rock and Rumble" did catch Bisping with a nice knee to the chin that dropped the Liverpool native to start round two, but he didn't have the gas to finish the job. Bisping recovered -- defending a nice kimura attempt -- and pounded his way to a stoppage. Bisping looked good. And Sinosic, well, looked like Sinosic. He's a gamer, but just doesn't have the talent to compete with the top dogs at 205 in the Octagon. Big surprise, right?
Terry Etim defeats Matt Grice via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Fight recap: Etim comes out and rocks Grice early. However, the former state champion wrestler quickly gets on top of the hometown native after the Brit can't capitalize on the overhand right. Grice has some laser punching inside Etim's guard, bloodying the lanky 155-pounder with heavy punches and elbows. Etim finally realizes he's taking too much punishment and gets to his feet, trapping Grice in a standing guillotine choke. Grice escapes, but is clearly affected from the lack of oxygen. Etim gets him in another guillotine choke -- this time from his back -- and Grice takes an early nap. Etim looked nice when he wasn't getting pounded. Anf for the most part, so did Grice. It was a good fight -- lots of action.
Cheick Kongo defeats Assuerio Silva via majority decision
Fight recap: Good lord Kongo is enormous. Too bad a junior varsity wrestler can take him down. Silva was able to do just that, but when he had him on the ground he did absolutely nothing. Kongo strafed Silva with blistering kicks and punches, leaving the Brazilian no other option but to cover up and go for the takedowns. He more or less took Kongo down at will, but his inability to do anything from side control -- or even on top -- resulted in a loss. Silva took some punishment and showed that he's a gamer -- too bad he's 0-3 in the Octagon. Kongo looked fantastic on his feet in a fight that was nothing to write home about.
For all the undercard results -- as well as the main card and main event results -- click here. WARNING: There are big SPOILERS if you click that link.