UFC 81: "Breaking Point" is set for tonight (Saturday, February 2) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 81 results. (Note — This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest results!)
UFC 81 QUICK RESULTS:
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira defeats Tim Sylvia via submission (guillotine choke) in round three
Frank Mir defeats Brock Lesnar via submission (kneebar) in round one
Nate Marquardt defeats Jeremy Horn via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Ricardo Almeida defeats Rob Yundt via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Tyson Griffin defeats Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision
Chris Lytle defeats Kyle Bradley via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Tim Boetsch defeats David Heath via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Marvin Eastman defeats Terry Martin via unanimous decision
Rob Emerson defeats Keita Nakamura via split decision
UFC 81 BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
DrubSunshine here tonight we will find a clearer picture of a clouded heavyweight division, Big Nog vs Sylvia should be very interesting in a classic ju jitsu versus striking match up. In the co main event Brock Lesnar of WWE fame will take on Frank Mir to be honest im more curious about this fight than I am excited we will see if Lesnar is the real deal or someone who is way over his head.
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira vs. Tim Sylvia (265-pound limit)
Round one: Nog with an inside leg kick. Both fighters looking for distance. Leg kick from Nog. Sylvia with a good overhand right. Nog shoots and Sylvia falls on top of him. Nog with half guard. Jab by Sylvia. Nice right hand by Nog. Both fighters clinch. Sylvia with a good uppercut. HUGE left hook by Sylvia!!!! Nog falls down and is holding on for dear life in full guard!!! HUGE cut over Nogs left eye. Nice combo by Sylvia. Nog with a lazy take down attempt and Sylvia on top again in Nogs full guard. Nice elbows by Sylvia from the top. Back to the feet. Nog is hurt bad. Jab by Nog. Nice jab by Sylvia. Nice left hook from Nog followed by a left to the body and right to the face. Jab by Nog. Sylvia working the left jab to perfection. Nog shoots for the single and he gets the take down and passed to side control instantly but thats the bell. Sylvia gets that round easily he looks dominant on the feet.
Round two: Nice jab from Nog. Nice jab from Tim. Uppercut from Tim. Sylvia with a right cross and a left hook that lands flush. Right by Tim. Nog with a steady jab. Sylvia with a great jab. Nice uppercut from Sylvia. Left hook from Sylvia. Good uppercut and right hook from Sylvia. Jab from Nog. Body shot from Sylvia. Uppercut from Sylvia. Single leg from Nog working for the take down. Sylvia trying to fend him off. Nog is shooting for the waist and not the legs and its costing him dearly. It makes no sense that Nog is not fighting from the inside and putting his head on Sylvia's chest to nullify the reach advantage. Big right from Sylvia, big Left from Nog!! Nice left from Nog. Thats the round, again Syliva gets the nod he wins that one easy.
Sylvia is breathing heavy. Inside leg kick from Nog and Sylvia counters with a great right hand. Again Nog is shooting at the waist and not the legs and he is getting stuffed. Nog shoots in and sweeps the leg of Sylvia!!! Sylvia falls on top. Nog sweeps and flips him over and now Nog in side control. Nog locks in the Guillotine Choke and Sylvia taps!!!!!!!! Its over Folks!!! Big Nog is your new heavyweight champion!!!
Final result: Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira defeats Tim Sylvia via submission (guillotine choke) in round three
Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (265-pound limit)
Round one: Lesnar with a take down instantly. Lesnar raining down punches!!! Wait the ref stops the fight and takes a pt away from Lesnar for hitting the back of the head. Lesnar rocks Mir with a HUGE right!!!! Lesnar raining down HUGE hammer fists!!!! Mir goes for an arm bar!!! But Lesnar escapes!!! Mir locks in a leg lock and thats it!!! Its over!!! Lesnar was absolutely destroying Mir and then out of nowhere Mir locks in a knee bar.
Final result: Frank Mir defeats Brock Lesnar via submission (kneebar) in round one
Nate Marquardt vs. Jeremy Horn (185-pound limit)
Round one: Nice body shot by Nate. Both fighters clinch up and Nate with a solid take down. Horn with full guard. Nate postures up and starts dropping some BOMBS. WOW Nate lands 4 straight BOMBS that do some serious damage Horn looks hurt. Nate with some short sharp elbows. Nate with a great right cross. Nate with another take down and hes on top in Horns half guard. Nate with solid elbows.Nate with a HUGE Upper cut and now he lands a elbow and knee from the clinch!!! Horn falls from his feet. Nate with a darce choke. Horn with butterfly guard now. Nate postures up and eats an upkick. Horn locks in an Oma plata!!! Nate gets out but Horn reverses now and takes the top!!! Thats the bell, Nate the Great wins that round easy but Horn was close with the Oma Plata.
Round two: Horn with a leg kick. Horn with a take down. Nate with butterfly guard. Horn looking to pass. Nate with elbows from the bottom. 3 mins in the 2nd round. Theres a decent size cut over Nates eye. Both fighters on their feet and Nate locks in a standing Guillotine and thats it its over!!!
Final result: Nate Marquardt defeats Jeremy Horn via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Ricardo Almeida vs. Rob Yundt (185-pound limit)
Round one: Yundt with some powerful uppercuts. Almeida with a body shot. Almeida shoots and gets the take down. Yundt with butterfly guard. Yudnt reverses but gets caught in a Guillotine. Yundt stands up to try and slam him off with a HUGE slam, but Almeida keeps hold and Yundt is forced to tap out.
Final result: Ricardo Almeida defeats Rob Yundt via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Tyson Griffin vs. Gleison Tibau (155-pound limit)
Round one: Griffin with an inside leg kick. Griffin with a solid right cross. Tibau looking for distance and lands a good knee. Good right by Griffin, and Tibau answers with a great left hook. Griffin with a good body shot. Both fighters exchange punches. Now both fighters clinch up against the cage. Tibau is doing a great job of counter punching. Tibau almost gets a take down but Griffin back to his feet instantly. Great body kick from Griffin. Both fighter exchange great punches and Griffin lands a huge right!!!! Straight kick from Griffin and Griffin is lighting up Tibau with a barrage of right and lefts. Tibau takes him down instantly he had enough of the stand up there. Griffin back to the feet. Tibau with another take down. Tibau with some punches on the way up. Griffin back to his feet and thats the bell. Great round too close to call.
Round two: Griffin looks aggressive again on his feet. Tibau with a solid left. Griffin goes for a high kick. Clinched up against the fence, and now they separate. Tibau with a left. GREAT exchange Tibau lands two lefts and Griffin lands 3 rights. Tibau with a right hook and gets a great take down. Griffin to the feet after Tibau had his back with one hook. BIG right hand by Tibau but Griffin answers with one of his own just as good. Tibau is trickling blood from his nose. Griffin with a nice hook. Tibau looks less willing to exchange. Griffin with nice leg kicks. Good body kick Tibau. Griffin with a wild right. Tibau with a nice one two combo. Tibau now has a mouse under his eye. Great straight right by Griffin. Tibau with another nice take down. Griffin back to his feet. Thats the bell another hard round to score but Ill give it to Tyson Griffin.
Round three: Tibau looks a little more energetic. Griffin confident. Good left from Tibau. Nice right from Griffin but Tibau capitalizes and lands a great take down. Tibau with a nice left. Griffin back to the feet. Griffin with a wild right that just misses its mark. Griffin with a great left hook to the body. Tibau with a great tale down and Griffin gets up and lands a vicious body shot. Now a nice right by Griffin. BIG left hook to the body from Griffin. Clinched up against the fence. Tibau trying for a leg sweep take down but he cant get it. Nice knees and body shots from Tibau. Griffin breaks the clinch and lands a decent right.
Final result: Tyson Griffin defeats Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision