Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its latest pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza TONIGHT (Sat., May 28, 2011) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition, hard-hitting heavyweights and former grappling rivals Frank Mir and Roy "Big Country" Nelson will try to settle their differences inside the Octagon while also making a case for a spot in the 265-pound title hunt.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 130 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action:
UFC 130 QUICK RESULTS
Quinton Jackson defeats Matt Hamill via Unanimous Decision
Frank Mir defeats Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision
Travis Browne defeats Stefan Struve via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Brian Stann defeats Jorge Santiago via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Rick Story defeats Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision
Tim Boetsch defeats Kendall Grove via Unanimous Decision
Demetrious Johnson defeats Miguel Torres via Unanimous Decision
via unanimous decision
UFC 130 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
Matt Hamill vs. Quinton Jackson (205-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Hamill. Leg kick from Hamill. Hamill shoots and is stuffed and Rampage lands a good flurry. Wild head kick misses by Hamill. Rampage lands a hard left. Another counter left from Rampage. Leg kick from Hamill. Leg kick from Hamill. Right hook and then uppercut from Rampage. Rampage unloads with a good combo. Rampage stuffs a take down and lands a knee to the stomach. Rampage stuffs another take down with ease. Hard uppercut and left hook from Rampage. Nice one two from Hamill. Knee from Rampage. Rampage stuffs another take down and goes after Hamill with a hard uppercut and knee. Big right from Rampage and a jab. Leg kick from Rampage at the bell. Hamill had no success with take downs and Rampage will control this fight if that continues. 10-9 Rampage.
Round two: Hamill bleeding from his mouth and eye. Head kick from Hamill misses and Rampage lands a good combo. They tie up and Rampage lands a knee. Another good knee to the body from Rampage. Big uppercut from Rampage in the clinch. Lazy shot from Hamill and Rampage lands a hook, knee, and uppercut. Rampage now ties things up against the cage. Crowd restless. Left from Hamill nothing on it. Jab from Hamill. Rampage stuffs a take down and lands a counter hook. Another stuffed takedown and hook from Rampage. HARD uppercut from Rampage and a body shot and left hook and Hamill is hurt. They tie up briefly. VICIOUS body shots from Rampage and he stuffs another take down. Knee to the head from Rampage at the bell and this is an extremely one-sided fight. Hamill is just plainly over matched. 10-9 Rampage.
Round three: Superman punch from Hamill misses and good counter right from Rampage. Rampage misses with a sloppy hook. Stuffed take down from Rampage and now their tied up against the cage. Nice combo from Hamill. Hard body shot from Rampage and now their tied up against the cage. Nice knee from Rampage. Rampage stuffs another tak down and lands a decent combo. Hard right and left hook combo from Rampage. Leg kick and uppercut from Rampage. Another leg kick and hook combo from Rampage. Hard knee to the body from Rampage. Their tied up against the cage now. Hard knee to the body from Rampage. Rampage unloads a barrage of punches to end the round. Rampage dominates all the way through the fight, but the crowd is upset with the lack of a finish. Hamill had no chance in this fight. 10-9 Rampage.
Final result: Quinton Jackson defeats Matt Hamill via Unanimous Decision
Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson (265-pound limit)
Round one: Left from Mir. Body shots from Nelson as he charges in. Their clinched and good knee to the gut from Mir. Mir with the dominant position against the cage. Nelson reverses and is now in the dominant position. HARD knee from the clinch by Mir. Jab from Nelson. Another knee from Mir and Mir misses a head kick. Nelson tags Mir with a right and backs him off instantly that one hurt him. Their against cage now with Nelson in control. Hard knee from Mir and two more knees from Mir. Mir now unloading with big knees and left hooks. Nelson with control against the cage. Good right from Nelson on the break and a good uppercut from Nelson. Good right from Nelson. Knee from Mirr again and a good straight left from Mir. HUGE hip toss take down from Mir and now Mir jumps into the full mount. Mir moves to the back and Nelson to his feet now. Knee from Nelson at the bell, awesome round but Mir is doing some good damage on the feet. 10-9 Mir.
Round two: Hard right from Nelson. Left from Mir and leg kick from Mir. Body kick from Mir. Now their tied up against the cage. Mir drops down for a single leg and gets the take down. Half guard from Nelson. Nice elbow from Mir. Nelson gives up the back and he is getting to his feet. Hard uppercut from Nelson. Nice knee from Mir and left hook from Nelson. Mir with another single leg take down. Nelson walking up to his feet again. Now their tied up and Nelson lands a right and he looks gassed. Hard leg kick and knee from Mir. Nelson with a right. Nelson pushes Mir against the cage. Ref breaks em. That is the bell and Nelson is exhausted. 10-9 Mir.
Round three: Mir with a knee form the clinch. Nelson is gassed beyond belief. Body kick and knee to the head from Mir. Mir pushes Nelson against the cage with ease and lands an elbow. Easy take down for Mir now. Nice short elbows from Mir. Mir in half guard. Nelson to his feet. Mir just pushes him against the cage again. Knee from Mirr and he drops down for another big take down. This fight is over at this point. Nelson has nothing left in the tank. Hard elbow from Mir. Nelson to his feet. Mir with another easy take down. Hard elbow from Mir and another big elbow that follows it. BIG elbow from Mir. Nelson back to his feet. Mir holding onto a single as the bell rings. Complete domination by Frank Mir. 10-9 Mir.
Final result: Frank Mir defeats Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Both men trade leg kicks. Hard body kick from Browne and now their tied up against the cage with Struve in the dominant position. Short elbow from Browne. Hard right from Browne on the break. Leg kick from Browne. Front kick from Struve. Jab from Browne. Leg kick from Browne. Front kick from Struve followed with a jab. Both men miss wild rights. Good right from Struve. Browne with a take down. Half guard for Struve. Struve scrambles and trips Browne and gets a take down of his own. Struve almost locks in a anaconda choke but Browne slips out. Back to the feet now. Wild flurry from Browne. Browne lands a HUUUGEEEE Superman punch and drops Struve to the mat he follows with two pointless hammer fists and Struve was already out cold and this fight is over. WOW that was a vicious KO. INSANE.
Final result: Travis Browne defeats Stefan Struve via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Round one: Leg kick from Stann. Hard leg kick from Stann. Right from Stann. Inside leg kick from Stann. HARD right, left, right combo from Stann. Leg kick from Stann. Right from Stann. Leg kick from Santiago. Hard leg kick from Stann. Leg kick and right cross combo from Stann. Santiago swinging and missing. Stann counterpunching with success. Hard leg kick from Stann, and Santiago lands a good leg kick. Hard left from Stann. Good right then leg kick from Stann. HUGE left hook drops Santiago!!! Stann pounces and is throwing some BOMBS!!! Stann landing some elbows and hammer fists and now Stann is on top. HARD hammer fists from Stann. Santiago holding on for dear life. Stann landing some big rights on top and an elbow in the mix. Stann unleashes a flurry of HARD punches and then he lets Santiago up and he is still wobbly. Stann dominated that round as the bell rings. 10-9 Stann could be even worse for Santiago.
Round two: Double inside leg kick from Stann. Santiago goes for a take down and Stann stuffs it. Now their tied up against the cage. Stann shrugs off Santiago. Hard leg kick from Stann. Inside leg kick and clipped right drop Santiago for a brief second but he is right back up. Right from Santiago. Right from Stann. Hard right left from Stann. Right from Stann. Hard leg kick from Stann. HARD uppercut from Stann. Spinning back fists from Santiago lands and counter left from Stann. Stann catches a leg, but does nothing with it. Hard right from Stann. Leg kick from Stann. Nice jab from Stann. Good combo from Stann lands flush. Flying knee from Santiago and he just eats a punch on the way in for it. Nice right from Santiago and leg kick from Stann. Body kick from Stann. Leg kick from Stann. HUGE right hook drops Santiago and Stann throws a few more bombs for good measure and Santiago is out cold!!! Brian Stann looks dominant again, insane.
Final result: Brian Stann defeats Jorge Santiago via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Round one: Hard left from Story. Right from Alves. Leg kick from Story. Story goes for a take down and gets it. Alves walking his way to his feet and Story is landing knees to the thigh. Story has the back now and lands some HARD knees to the thigh. Alves gets a take down of his own but Story right to his feet. Left from Story and body shot from Story. Story in the dominant position up against the cage and the ref breaks them up. Body shot from Story. Left from Story. Nice body shot right hook combo from Story. Knee from the clinch by Alves and Story pushes him against the cage. Knee to the body from Story. HARD elbow from Alves and Story unleashes a flurry of HARD hooks and lands a number of them flush. Right from Alves. Story with a good counter hook. Alves lands a good combo and Story lands a hard uppercut. That is the bell and these guys came to fight, Story controlled the round and looked impressive on his feet. 10-9 Story.
Round two: Leg kick from Alves. Head kick and left hook combo from Story. Story with a take down and now has the back as Alves walks back up to his feet. Story with a shot and is going for a double leg take down. Big take down from Story and he is on top in half guard. Alves back to his feet and he gets a take down of his own. Story back up to his feet and lands a good knee on the way up. Story has Alves against the cage. Knee from Story. Story has the back and is kneeing the thigh of Alves. Nice left hook from Story and now he is going for a double leg take down again and he gets it. Alves to his feet and lands some good punches and a head kick. Story with a flurry and thats the end of the round. Story against controlled the round bell to bell. 10-9 Story.
Round three: Both men trade blows. Right from Story. Hard body shot and hooks combo from Story. Good knee from Alves lands hard. Alves with a combo and left hook. Story with right hooks to the body. Story again goes in for a take down but is stuffed this time. Story lands a good knee. Hard left from Alves. Jab from Story. Body shot and left hook from Story. Hard body shot from Story. Nice hook from Story and now he is going for a double leg take down and Alves defends it. Nice left hook from Alves. Right from Alves and body shot from Story. Story goes for a leg again and Alves stuffs it. HARD right from Alves and a left. Uppercut and left from Alves. Good combo from Story to counter. Again Story goes for a double and is stopped. Hard right from Alves and he lands a HARD knee that stops Story. Story just holding on against the cage now. Alves needs a stoppage. Head kick from Alves. Knee from Alves. Hard knees from the clinch from Alves and both men throwing wild punches at the bell. Story lost gas late and Alves came close to stopping this fight but it was too little too late for the brazilian. 10-9 Alves.
Final result: Rick Story defeats Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision
UFC 130 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE 'PRELIMS' SPIKE TV COMMENTARY:
Round one: Jab from Grove, and leg kick from Boetsch. Boetsch shoots for a single and gets a forceful take down with a body slam. Boetsch on top in half guard landing some good blows and now he lets Grove up. Front kick from Boetsch and Grove with one of his own. Knee to the stomach from Grove in the clinch. Boetsch drops down for a double and gets another easy take down. HARD punches and elbows from Boetsch. Full guard for Grove. Grove almost gets an armbar, but Boetsch slips his way out. Boetsch standing over Grove now while Grove lands upkicks to the knee. Grove is up and they tie right back up. Knees from both men. Grove sneaking towards a guillotine. Body shots from Grove. Grove holding his own against the cage now with the dominant position. HARD knee to the body and left hook from Grove at the bell. Boetsch won the round, but Grove had a dominant final two minutes and might have found his footing in this match. 10-9 Boetsch.
Round two: Leg kick from Grove. Jab from Grove. Inside leg kick from Grove. Grove pushes Boetsch against the cage and is working body shots, knees, and foot stomps. Boetsch now with a wicked body slam and is right into half guard. Boetsch looking extremely powerful at 185. HARD short elbows from Boetsch. Grove works his way back to the feet, but Boetsch grabs a leg and drags Grove right back down to the mat. More ground and pound from Boetsch from side control. Grove back to his feet but he looks gassed out now from carrying around the weight of the considerably bigger man in Boetsch. Boetsch drops down for a double and gets it again with ease. Full guard for Grove. High guard from Grove as he tries for a submission. Boetsch lets him up and neither man does anything before the bell, and thats another round for Boetsch. 10-9 Boetsch.
Round three: Boetsch immediately goes for the take down and gets it. Grove works his way back to the feet, Boetsch with the dominant position against the cage. Grove reverses and lands some good punches and knees. Boetsch with a big body throw take down and lands right into side control. Grove looking for a submission with a high guard but Boetsch has the back and is landing some huge knees to the ribs of Grove. Grove up to his feet but eats a big knee on the way up. Grove stuffs a take down and Grove lands a good knee. Jab from Grove. Boetsch looks tired and goes for a lazy single, but just muscles his way through for the take down. Grove almost has a triangle but he cannot close it out. Back to the feet and Grove goes for a take down and then bails. Boetsch with a double leg take down and again right into side control. Good punches from Boetsch and Grove is bleeding from his left eye. High guard again from Grove, but Boetsch is just muscling him around. Grove snags a leg now walks it up and gets a take down of his own. Boetsch reverses and is back on top in a split second. Boetsch throwing hard punches to close out the round. Grove was game and kept going for broke, but he looks simply overmatched by the size of Boetsch. Boetsch looks like a legit top 10 fighter at 185lb's. 10-9 Boetsch.
Final result: Tim Boetsch defeats Kendall Grove via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Leg kick from Johnson.Leg kick from Johnson. Hard kicks from Johnson. Inside leg kick from Johnson. Nice left hook from Johnson. Torres goes for a trip and Johnson balances himself. Johnson with a take down and Torres sweeps him over right away and is on top in half guard. Torres looking to pass, but good defense from Johnson. Johnson wiggling around on the bottom avoiding damage but Torres is being relentless looking to improve position and get submissions. Johnson with elbows from the bottom. Side control now for Torres. Johnson reverses position and now he is on top!! Torres uses the legs to sweep and he is going for a leg lock. Johnson slips out and now he has the back of Torres. Full guard for Torres as Johnson is throwing bombs. Torres looks amazing off his back and he is going for a choke now, but the round is going to end. Razor close round ill lean towards Torres, but both these guys look amazing tonight. 10-9 Torres.
Round two: HARD leg kick from Johnson. Nice left hook from Johnson as he charges in and then he gets a take down. High guard for Torres and he gets the sweep going for a triangle. Now their back up to the feet and Torres lands a knee from the clinch, but Johnson uses the opportunity to get the take down. Torres with an awesome butterfly sweep, but Johnson reverses himself and gets back on top. Torres now with a reverses triangle in tight, but Johnson works trough it and is back on top in the full guard of Torres. Torres now working the arm off his back and Johnson fights him off. Torres rolling around like a monkey and Johnson is working his ass off just to stay in top position. Nice elbow from Johnson and some short punches also. Johnson jumps over a butterfly sweep and avoids a leg lock and gets into side control. Torres gets back to half guard. Wow another fast paced round in the books, honestly i think Torres won that round off his back but Johnson had the dominant position and that means the judges will give it to him. 10-9 Johnson.
Round three: Inside leg kick from Johnson and then a hard wild right and left followed by another successful take down attempt. Full guard for Torres and he is working an arm hard right now. Torres is amazing off his back. Johnson defends brilliantly and is back in dominant position and he makes it into side control. Torres right back into full guard. Torres forces a scramble and almost snags a leg and now Johnson has the back and Torres is looking to roll into a submission. Torres with an INSANE sweep right into full guard!!! Johnson with a hip escape and he gets back into full guard. Torres to half guard. Johnson working an arm now. Guillotine from Torres in tight!!! Johnson escapes and now their back to the feet and Johnson charges forward throwing bombs and Johnson gets a double leg take down right at the bell!!! WOW that was one of the few extremely exciting ground wars. In my opinion Torres just barely got the victory for the work off his back, but im sure Johnson won it on the judges score cards and so thats how Ill score it. 10-9 Johnson.
Final result: Demetrius Johnson defeats Miguel Torres via Unanimous Decision
UFC 130 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM COMMENTARY:
Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald (135-pound limit)
Round one: McDonald lands a nice kick early and it leads to a Cariaso clinch. Up against the cage and they're active throwing knees and punches. They break, though, and reset to standing. Leg kick backs Cariaso up but he's still pushing forward. McDonald misses big on a punch. Big exchanges from both and McDonald tries a guillotine and can't get it. Lands a shot and sends Cariaso flying. McDonald on top but they get back up. Whoa, they roll and McDonald just misses a heel hook. Missed a bit there but it was an action packed round. Could go either way. 10-9 McDonald.
Round two: Leg kick to open from Cariaso. Big exchanging and my Facebook stream again craps out. Back up with about three minutes left in the round. Leg kick misses from Cariaso and McDonald is looking to come over the top with a right hand. Cariaso misses a kick and falls down. McDonald lets him back up. Errant nut shot brings a halt to the action. Back out they come and it's McDonald looking to land first. Not a lot of meaningful action. McDonald gets a takedown and he's on top. Boom, slides over to full mount but he's running fast out of time. Cariaso spins his way out and back to the feet right as the round ends. 10-9 McDonald.
Round three: Out they come and leg kicks are the prevalent theme so far. Both guys landing well with a few. A little tentative for the final round of what could be a close fight. McDonald leg kick is slightly caught, enough so that Cariaso gets a driving takedown. McDonald is holding him close with an over arm trap. Absolutely no action since the takedown. Triangle attempt fails and they're back up on the feet. McDonald perfectly times a takedown and as soon as he gets to the mat, Cariaso throws his leg over for an omoplata. McDonald gets out, though. Standing across from one another with about thirty seconds left and no one looks like they want to win this fight. Cariaso comically misses a high kick. And another. And another. Goes low this time. McDonald throws a big head kick that misses bad right as the horn sounds and that's it. Ugh. 10-9 Cariaso
Final result: Michael McDonald def. Chris Cariaso via split decision
Round one: Super late Facebook stream kick in. One minute left and Escovedo lands a nice head kick. A big exchange leads to a clinch and Barao gets a nice takedown. Sitting in Cole's full guard now working from top. Cole looks for an arm but Barao defends beautifully. The action slows down and the round comes to an end. Not sure how to score this, seeing as I didn't see it all. Sounds like Barao did well.
Round two: Out we come for the second frame and Barao lands a nice 1-2. Oh, big shot from Cole and Renan goes down. Escovedo lands a knee to go with it but Barao takes him down straight after. Looks for a guillotine but lets it go. Shifts his leg out and he's working butterfly before Barao just stands up and backs out. Front kick from Renan. Low leg kick, answered with an overhand right. Another front kick. Swift leg kick lands clean. Clinch against the cage leads to another Barao takedown. Butterfly guard turns to full guard and Barao is working from top again. Cole pushes off the cage and resets underneath. Cole is landing more from the bottom than Renan is on top. Ref calls for a stand-up. They reset and Cole opens with a knee. Catches a leg kick and it leads to a clinch. Up against the cage again looking for the body takedown. Escovedo pulls guard right up next to the cage. Turns around off the cage again but no one is doing much of anything. Barao takes this on takedowns although Escovedo was active on the bottom. 10-9 Barao.
Round three: Front kick from Barao to open the third. Gets fancy and throws a flying knee. ends up on top after Cole lets a clinch lead to a takedown. Back up they go. Peppering shots from both guys. Nice leg kick lands with a sick thud. An exchange leads to a nice right from Barao and he lands a nice little spinning back fist. Throws a spinning back kick shortly after. Jesus, dude is pulling it out. Another flying knee misses from Barao. More exchanging. Spinning back kick sends Cole back. Yet another flying knee and Barao is winning this fight on sheer volume of alone. Add the fancy and it looks good to the judges. Lands a nice counter right and Escovedo is noticably slower. Big scoop takedown slam from Barao. Back on top and he might ride this one out. Scorecards are his as soon as they make it there. And another flying knee from Renan and Cole starts getting aggressive, knowing his down big. Gets taken down for his trouble. This one is over and it's all Barao.
Final result: Renan Barao def. Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision
Round one: Main event of the Facebook stream is up. Tibau has the name value here. Took this fight on just three week's notice and still made weight. He looks pretty big in there and he's pushing the pace. Oliveira, who also took this fight on extremely short notice after an injury to Bart Palaszewski, is doing a lot of circling out and peppering shots. Tibau shoots in and gets the first takedown but gets flipped over and that was very nice from Oliveira. Nothing is going to come easy in this one. Exchanging between both with neither fighter necessarily getting the better of the other. Tibau lands a straight left but only halfway. He lands clean on that and this one is done. Hell of a body shot and yet another big takedown from Tibau. This time Oliveira doesn't explode right up. Gleison knows the game and uses his weight to keep Oliveira down. Rafaello gets to guard. Manages to get back to his feet but gets caught with a nice left hand. He's back up, though. Rushes in but misses with everything. The round comes to a close and it's clear who took that one. 10-9 Tibau.
Round two: Tibau hits with a straight left and he's finding a nice little home for it. He's the aggressor here with Oliveira circling out repeatedly. Both guys in the center with neither wanting to concede it to the other. Nice little exchange there with Tibau looking far more crisp. Oliveira's corner begs him to get busy because he's getting it taken to him and lo and behold, Tibau drives in for the takedown. Oliveira manages to turn out and Tibau jumps like a cat, trying to lock on an arm triangle. Oliveira is too good for that, though. Tibau lands a big shot and Oliveira goes down. He pounces and he's landing big. He takes his back and it's not long before he locks in the choke and that's it for Oliveira. Great fight from Tibau. Technical as it gets.
Final result: Gleison Tibau def. Rafaello Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) in round 2