Elite XC: "Unfinished Business" is set go off LIVE from the "Stockton Arena" in Stockton, Calif., TONIGHT (July 26)!
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Without further delay, see below for the latest Elite XC results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
ELITE XC "UNFINISHED BUSINESS" QUICK RESULTS:
"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler defeats Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith by technical knockout (strikes) at 2:35 of Round 2 to retain his Elite XC middleweight title
Jake Shields defeats Nick "The Goat" Thompson by submission (guillotine) at 1:03 of Round 1 to become the first ever Elite XC welterweight champ
Nick Diaz defeats Thomas "Wildman" Denny by technical knockout (strikes) at 0:30 of Round 2
Cristiane "Cris" Cyborg defeats Shayna Baszler by technical knockout (strikes) at 2:48 of Round 2
Antonio Silva defeats Justin Eilers by technical knockout (strikes) at 0:19 of Round 2 to become the first ever Elite XC heavyweight champion
Wilson Reis defeats Brian Caraway by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rafael Feijao defeats Travis Galbraith by technical knockout at 3:00 of Round 1
David Douglas defeats Marlon Mathias by technical knockout (striked) at 0:12 of Round 1
Anthony Ruiz defeats Jeremy Freitag by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Carl Seumantafa defeats Mike Cook by technical knockout (strikes) at 3:39 of Round 1
Drew Montgomery defeats Brandon Tarn via technical knockout (cut) at 4:22 of Round 3
ELITE XC "UNFINISHED BUSINESS" BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
CBS telecast (Begins at 9 p.m. ET):
Elite XC Middleweight Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith
Round one: Lawler tries a high kick. Smith answers with a leg kick. Smith is stalking. Jumping high kick from Lalwer. Combo and then high kick attempt again from Lawler. Another kick hits Smith's arm now. Smith charges back with a combo and head kick of his own, and Lawler back pedals and punches out. They exchange again with shots from both guys. Smith throws and misses a leg kick. In the clinch now. Lawler lands a knee. Big elbow from Smith, and Lalwer answers with a big right hand. Elbow from Lawler now and they break out. Smith charges and throws a big high kick. Straight kick now from Smith. Lawler lands a right hand and then three or four unanswered jabs. Two big kicks from Lawler look to have Smith hurt a bit. Nice head kick from Lawler. Smith charges back with a flurry that puts Lawler on the defensive. He circles out and lands a couple punches. Smith lands another hard shot and the round comes to an end. I say Lawler 10-9.
Round two: Leg kick from Smith. They're circling. Smith with a big elbow now in the clinch and they're both throwing wild punches. Lawler is bleeding from his head. Lawler now with three huge punches to Smith that go unanswered. Smith now battles back. Lawler has Smith against the cage now, and he's working the strikes from there. Big body punches from Lawler. There's blood everywhere. Knee from Lawler, and more punches. Smith tries to push out, but Lawler stays on him. Elbow from Lawler. Knee from Lawler, another one, and Smith goes down. He's hurt bad! Herb Dean looks like he wants to stop it, but he let's it go. Lawler rains down punches and Smith tries to stand. Lawler grabs the back of his head and lands a big knee! Smith goes down again, and now Lawler is throwing nasty kicks to Smith's body. Smith is covered up and not fighting back. Herb Dean steps in and stops the fight, and Robbie Lawler retains his Elite XC middleweight title.
Final result: Robbie Lawler defeats Scott Smith by technical knockout (strikes) at 2:35 of Round 2 to retain the Elite XC middleweight title
Jake Shields vs. Nick "The Goat" Thompson for vacant Elite XC welterweight championship
Round one: Shields has got a determined look on his face. He sprinted to the cage when his name was announced. This is going to be a great fight. Good staredown! Here we go. Jab and kick from Shields. Shields shoots for a single and gets the takedown. He has a full mount. Thompson is scrambling, but can't get out. Good control from Shields. Thompson finally spins out, but Shields grabs a deep deep guillotine and is cranking it hard. This is deep. Nick Thompson taps out, and Jake Shields has just won the first Elite XC welterweight title over a very good opponent, in dominate fashion. Very impressive.
Final result: Jake Shields defeats Nick Thompson by submission (guillotine) at 1:03 of Round 1 to become the first ever Elite XC welterweight champion
Nick Diaz vs. Thomas "Wildman" Denny
Round one: Denny with a body shot and he eats some straights from Diaz. Denny clinches and gets a takedwon. Diaz gets back up and Denny attacks with punches. Denny is looking decent early. Leg kcik from Denny. Denny with some more punches and he pushes Diaz to the cage and gets a takedown. Diaz is looking to get an arm, but Denny looks to have escaped. Denny has Diaz's back from here, but Diaz grabs his leg and drives him to the cage. Diaz with a nice right, and Denny charges right in with two or three of his own. They push out and Denny lands a kick after a few punches from Diaz. They clinch again and both guys are staying active with the punches. Diaz's punches look to be taking a toll on Denny and he stumbles for a moment. Diaz stays on him and Denny tries to clinch. Diaz pushes out and stays on the attack. Denny looks to have recovered and tries a superman punch. They clinch and Diaz has him against the cage. He lands some punches from there and they separate. Diaz with a big one two combo that lands squarely. Denny stumbles backward and Diaz chases him. Denny is showing heart by fighting back and staying on his feet. Wild exchanges from both guys to end the round. GREAT ROUND! I give it to Diaz 10-9.
Round two: Denny throws a wild combo right away and they're back at it. Diaz stays in there and lands some of his own. Diaz is now landing big punches with Denny's back against the cage. Denny is taking big shots and he falls to the mat. Diaz moves in for the kill and lands a big right hand to end the fight. The crowd is going crazy. This was an exciting fight. Thomas Denny came to scrap.
Final result: Nick Diaz defeats Thomas Denny by technical knockout (strikes) at 0:30 of Round 2
Shayna Baszler vs. Cristiane "Cris" Cyborg
Round one: Cyborg charges with punches right away. She slips, but recovers and they clinch. Baszler gets a tripping takedown and goes right to work on the ground. She looks to have a toe hold, but Cyborg escapes. Cyborg now works some nasty ground and pound from the top. Baszler is holding on to a leg, but Cyborg muscles her off and stands up looking to rain down some punches and kicks. Baszler grabs one of the kicks and pulls Cyborg to the mat. Baszler lands a couple punches from her back with Cyborg in her full guard. Cyborg postures up and lands a couple big shots. She hears a warning from Mazz to watch the back of the head, and the round comes to an end. I give it 10-9 to Cyborg.
Round two: Wild charge from Cyborg to start the round. She gets Baszler against the cage and lands some nice knees and some big punches. Baszler looks tired and in trouble. She gets out but looks very tired. Cyborg lands a big knee and a nice straight punch. Baszler is really tired, and Cyborg's Mauy Thai looks great. Cyborg lays into Baszler and Baszler drops. Cyborg thinks she has the fight won and jumps to the top of the cage to celebrate. In the meantime, Baszler looks confused as to why somebody isn't hitting her anymore, and Mazz is yelling at Cyborg to keep fighting. When she finally realizes the fights not over she goes right back on the attack with charging punches. Baszler tries to battle back with punches of her own, and eventaully is able to pull guard. Cyborg stands right up and tells Baszler to get up. Cyborg wins a couple more exchanges and lands some big elbows. Mazz yells for her to fight back. She throws some lazy punches and then gets drilled with a big right hand and drops straight to the ground. Big knockout for Cyborg. The camera pans to Gina Carano for some nice foreshadowing.
Final result: Cristiane Cyborg defeats Shayna Baszler by technical knockout (strikes) at 2:48 of Round 2
Showtime telecast (Begins at 8 p.m. ET):
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva vs. Justin Eilers for vacant Elite XC heavyweight championship
Round one: Eilers looks like a light heavyweight. This looks like a mismatch for sure. Lets see if Eilers puts up a fight. The bell rings and the gloves touch. Nice leg kick from Silva. Body shot from Eilers. Eilers throws a left, misses and eats a very nice three punch combo from Silva. Silva looks quick. Nice jab from Eilers. Leg kick from Silva. He throws a big head kick that gets blocked by Eilers. Nice counter jabs from Silva. Silva shoots and gets a big double leg takedown. The size advantage is definitely noticeable on the ground. Silva takes Eilers back and throws some big punches from there, one of which hits Eilers hard in the back of the head. Herb Dean steps in, stops the action and deducts a point from Silva. Silva lands a big kick and gets another takedown right away when the actions started back up. Eilers works his way back to his feet, and they're back up. Nice left hook from Silva and they're clinched against the cage now. A couple knees from Eilers and Silva answers with some of his own. Eilers punches out and gets separation. Silva with a big left hand, right hand combo. Both guys exchange jabs. Another big leg kick from Silva. Nice left hook from Eilers to end the round. I score it 9-9 because of the deduction.
Round two: They come out and Silva lands a HUGE left hook right away that sends Eilers mouth piece flying. Silva sees Eilers is rocked and he stays on him with relentless punches. Eilers tries to turn and get away, but Silva gives him nowhere to run and eventually Herb Dean has to step in and pull Bigfoot off. Big win for Antonio Silva. He's the first Elite XC heavyweight champion.
Final result: Antonio Silva defeats Justin Eilers by technical knockout (strikes) at 0:19 of Round 2 to become the first ever Elite XC heavyweight champion
Wilson Reis vs. Brian Caraway
Round one: Reis slips while circling, but quickly is back up. Reis with a leg kick. Caraway lands a jab, but Reis shoots in for a single. He gets the leg and earns a takedown. Reis is now in Caraway's full guard. Reis transitions to half guard and lands a few punches from there. He's looking to pass, and now has side control. He stands and rains down a couple big punches before going back into the guard. He gets full mount for a second, but Caraway scrambles and they're back to their feet. Both guys exchange big right hands. Neither guy doing much, and Reis shoots in for another single. He gets it again and goes right to Caraway's half guard. Now to full mount. Caraway gives up his back and Reis is looking for the rear naked. Caraway stands and escapes somehow. Both guys back on their feet now. Caraway misses on an exchange and lands a knee, but pays for it with another single leg takedown from Reis. The round ends seconds later. I give that round 10-9 to Reis for sure.
Round two: Reis shoots again and easily secures another takedown to start round 2. He looks for mount, but Caraway scrambles and is back to his feet. Huge knee from Caraway that lands squarely! Caraway is on the attack, and Reis is in trouble. He weathers the storm and gets the fight back to a good position for himself. He's on top now, in half guard. Caraway looked like he was going to do something there for a moment, but good recovery from Reis. Reis now has side control and he's landing punches. There's blood now coming from Reis. Reis continues to work the ground and pound, and is controlling Caraway at the moment. Caraway scrambles again and gets back to his feet. Reis grabs for a leg right away and picks Caraway up and ends up with a lazy takedown. Caraway somehow spins to get the top control, and now he's looking for mount. Nice reversal by Reis, who spins to the top now, and side control. More ground and pound from Resi, and he takes Caraway's back and lands one last knee from the side to end the round. I have to give that round to Reis 10-9 as well. He was in trouble for a moment, but he still controlled that round.
Round three: Small exchange and Caraway with a nice body kick and knee. Reis shoots in and grabs another single leg. He gets the takedown and is in Caraway's half guard. He's working the punches and elbows from here. Caraway gets back to full guard, but he's eating a lot of ground and pound from Reis. Reis stands momentarily and eats an upkick. He drops right back to Caraway's half guard. The ref warms Reis to advance his position and he obliges by going to mount. But Caraway reverses and takes the top. There's a scramble and both fighters stand. Caraway with a big punch and Reis back pedals. Another big knee from Caraway and Reis grabs the leg for another takedown. Reis looks for side control and continues to do a nice job with the ground and pound. Reis throws a wild punch and slips and lands on his head. The crowd liked it, but Caraway couldn't capitalize. Back to their feet now and Caraway looks for another big knee, but falls victim to another takedown. He gets right back to his feet, but time is out, and the fight is over. I score that round and this fight for Wilson Reis.
Final result: Wilson Reis defeats Bryan Caraway by unanimous decision
Rafael Feijao vs. Travis Galbraith
Round one: Feijao looks focused. Lets see what he's got. Feijao works the leg kicks, and lands a big one. He momentarily slips, but recovers. They clinch now and Galbraith has Feijao against the cage. Both guys are throwing knees from this clinch. Feijao pushes out and they're separated for a second before going right back to the clinch. The ref warms them to work, and Feijao scores a big slamming takedown. Feijao stands and Galbraith holds on to a leg. Feijao pushes out and they're both back to their feet and into the clinch again. Feijao punches out and lands a nice combbo with three straight knees. He eats a few punches, then grabs the Thai clinch again and lands three or four more huge knees. Galbraith falls to the mat and Feijao pounces. He lands two or three more big shots before the ref has to step in.
Final result: Rafael Feijao defeats Travis Galbraith by technical knockout at 3:00 of Round 1
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