Sunday, August 30, 2009

* UFC 102 Couture vs Nogueira

UFC 102: Couture vs Nogueira or most says battle of ages. It was held AUgust 29, 2009 at Rose Garden in Portland Oregon. Below are the results of the fights

Preliminary card

* Lightweight bout: Marcus Aurelio vs. Evan Dunham

Dunham defeated Aurelio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).

* Middleweight bout: Nick Catone vs. Mark Muñoz

Muñoz defeated Catone via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).

* Heavyweight bout: Tim Hague vs. Todd Duffee

Duffee defeated Hague via KO (punches) at 0:07 of round 1. Duffee sets the new record for the UFC's fastest knockout beating the previous record of 8 seconds held by Don Frye and James Irvin.

* Heavyweight bout: Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow

Russow defeated McCully via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27).

* Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer

Gonzaga defeated Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) at 2:27 of round 1.

* Middleweight bout: Ed Herman vs. Aaron Simpson

Simpson defeated Herman via TKO (injury) at 0:17 of round 2.

Main card

* Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. Krzysztof Soszynski

Vera defeated Soszynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

* Middleweight bout: Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt

Rosholt defeated Leben via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:20 of round 3.

* Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia

Marquardt defeated Maia via KO (punch) at 0:21 of round 1.

* Light Heavyweight bout: Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva

Silva defeated Jardine via TKO (punches) at 1:35 of round 1.

* Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

Nogueira defeated Couture via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

The fights are good especially the last fight Nogueira vs Couture, I can say I'm voting for Couture to win but he was old enough but he showed his versatility and heart as a true UFC legend. Hoping he would still fight in the Octagon. Now I'm really looking forward for the Noguiera vs Lesnar fight if that would be possible.

I'm also happy that Brandon Vera won against a tough opponent in a decision and hopes he could get his title shot soon.

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