Official UFC 82 Discussion Thread

Capt.Caveman

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Here's the whole card for tonite and their weights


MAIN CARD

Anderson Silva (185) vs. Dan Henderson (184.5)
Heath Herring (248) vs. Cheick Kongo (233.5)
Chris Leben (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (185)
Yushin Okami (184.5) vs. Evan Tanner (185)
Jon Fitch (170) vs. Chris Wilson (169.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Andrei Arlovski (241) vs. Jake O’Brien (231.5)
Luke Cummo (170) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (170.5)
Dustin Hazelett (170) vs. Josh Koscheck (169.5)
David Bielkheden (170) vs. Diego Sanchez (169.5)
Jorge Gurgel (154.5) vs. John Halverson (155)
 

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Here's the play-by-play and results so far:


Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson
Round 1
Gurgel started the bout with plenty of low kicks with a few punches from the outside mixed in. Halverson looked to counter, and landed a decent combo halfway through the opening frame. Gurgel worked for a takedown against the fence, and Halverson reacted by pulling guard with a guillotine choke. Gurgel freed his head and pounded from the top position for the rest of the round. 10-9 for Gurgel.

Round 2
A head kick from Gurgel glanced off Halverson's head and glove but it got a nice pop from the crowd. Again, Halverson pulled guard with a guillotine, but Gurgel was free before the fighters hit the floor. From the top, Gurgel teed off and looked close to scoring a stoppage as referee Dan Miragliotta warned Halverson to defend better or get moving. After Gurgel seemingly punched himself out, the fatigued fighter moved to side-control and setup an armbar. Halverson cleared the legs and found himself on top with 15 seconds remaining in the round. He landed some decent shots but it was not enough to steal the round. 10-9 Gurgel.

Round 3
Halverson landed some good leather early in the third, backing Gurgel up with some stiff punches. Two minutes in the stanza, the fighters clinched and Gurgel took the top position after Halverson gave up an easy takedown. Gurgel controlled from the top without inflicting any damage, which prompted the referee to stand the fighters up. Halverson landed another decent punch on Gurgel before time expired. 10-9 Halverson.

The official judges scored the contest, 29-28 (twice) and 30-27, all for Jorge Gurgel.

Diego Sanchez vs. David Bielkheden
Round 1
Diego Sanchez rushed out and got a fast takedown in the opening seconds of the bout. Sanchez worked from the top with punches and elbows, but Bielkheden defended well. Sanchez moved to half-guard and looked for a Kimura, then jumped to mount after his opponent defended. Sanchez started slow from the dominant position but turned it up with 30 seconds left in the round. After eating several hard punches, the Swede fighter tapped out due to punishment at the 4:43 mark of the first.

Mark Coleman was just inducted to the UFC hall of fame.

Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck
Round 1
Fireworks right off the bat as Hazelett landed a head kick that backed Koscheck up to the fencing. Hazelett followed with a knee to the head that scored. Koscheck fired back and landed some good leather. Hazelett locked up a standing guillotine as Koscheck looked for a takedown. Koscheck escaped and threw some wild haymakers that glanced of Hazelett's head. Koscheck scooped up Hazelett and took him down, but was caught in a lose triangle as the round ended. Close round that goes to Koscheck, 10-9.

Round 2
A stiff left landed for Koscheck to get the second frame underway. Koscheck circled and dug to the body with hard punches. Koscheck then fired a head kick that hurt Hazelett and knocked him down. Koscheck, who stumbled throwing the kick, got up and finished Hazelett with a vicious right hand and a few more power shots. Referee Herb Dean stepped in to save Hazelett at 1:24 of the second round.

Luke Cummo vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Round 1
Some sloppy standup is played out through the first minute of round one. Luigi got a body-lock takedown but was unable to hold Cummo down. Luigi dropped levels and scored a quick single-leg, but again he could not keep Cummo on the floor. Showing his huge power advantage, Fioravanti executed a beautiful belly-to-back suplex. In the final seconds of the round, Cummo got back to his feet but was taken back down with an inside trip. 10-9 Fioravanti.

Round 2
The second round is a carbon copy of the first, with Fioravanti scoring takedowns of all sorts; doubles and singles, trips and body-locks. Cummo refused to be held down, but was unable to mount offense of any sort, save for a brief moment spent in the top position after he swept Fioravanti during a trip attempt. 10-9 for Luigi Fioravanti.

Round 3
Just like the two previous rounds, Fioravanti continued to dominate with his wrestling. The final period saw Luigi score four takedowns without inflicting any damage or real offense through the course of the bout. Cummo had no answer for Fioravanti's strength, and the Sherdog.com scorecard reflected that with a 30-27 score.

All three official judges agreed with scores of 30-27 for Luigi Fioravanti.
 

Capt.Caveman

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ANDREI ARLOVSKI VS. JAKE O’BRIEN

ROUND 1 — O’Brien with the early takedown attempt, but Arlovski fends it off and nearly locks in a guillotine choke. The fighers clinch against the fence before Arlovski punches his way into some distance. O’Brien again shoots, but Arlovski’s sprawl proves effective, and again, the former champ nearly catches his opponent with a choke. Back to the center of the cage, the fighters trade jabs before Arlovski sprawls out of another takedown attempt. O’Brien fakes a shoot and catches Arlovski out of position and finally gets in his opponent’s guard. Working from the top, O’Brien looks to ground and pound, but Arlovski keeps him largely tied up for the final minute-plus of the fight. Arlovski, though, sneaks in an elbow and cuts O’Brien on the top of his head as the bell sounds. It’s not exactly a barnburner as O’Brien takes it on control, 10-9.

ROUND 2 — Arlovski works some jabs and a leg kick before sprawling free of O’Brien’s shoot. O’Brien just misses on an overhand right and again is unsuccessful with the subsequent sprawl. The stand-up starts to slow, and Arlovski stuffs a lazy takedown attempt from O’Brien. Back to the center of the cage, Arlovski lands some leg kicks and O’B rien pops him with fairly ineffective jabs. O’Brien shoots low and Arlovski can’t defend. O’Brien is back in his opponent’s guard. Once there, though, Arlovski again ties him up and avoids damage. Arlovski eventually gets back to his feet, but Arlovski sends him backward with a trip takedown. Arlovski’s now in mount raining down punches and elbows. The crowd comes alive as the assault kicks into high gear. The ref has finally had enough and halts it. Andrei Arlovski defeats Jake O’Brien by TKO (strikes) at 4:17 of the second round.
 

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I also agree with Rogan that I don't like the refs knee-jerk standup. Fitch had good position after the first takedown and was working towards something.

UFC - please don't turn this into boxing only.
 
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I also agree with Rogan that I don't like the refs knee-jerk standup. Fitch had good position after the first takedown and was working towards something.

UFC - please don't turn this into boxing only.
Spoken like a true wrestler.
 

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They are in Ohio, Hughes country, aka they're all rednecks.
Well, Serra always gets a pass in the NY area - so I'm glad to see the midwest sticking up for Hughes.

Did you just see the promo for St. Pierre/Serra? Looks like GSP is working up a real grudge. I don't see how Serra will be able to re-create his fluke win again.

OK - now we've got Tanner v. Okami. Don't count Evan out. He looks pretty fit and nobody's got more ring experience.