Sunday, November 22, 2009

* UFC 106: Ortiz and Griffin 2

/ 11.21.2009 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV /

Ortiz vs Griffin 2

The original line up for UFC 106 was a fight between UFC Hall of Famer Mark COleman and Tito Ortiz but it was changed because Coleman had a knee injury so UFC made Forest Griffin to replace Mark Coleman to fight Ortiz.

This was the second fight between Ortiz and Griffin, 1st fight was during UFC 59 where Ortiz won via unanimous decision. The difference between the first and second fight was Griffin was grounded and pounded on the first fight and Forest was more aggresive this fight. I can say that Forest really changed alot and he improved with his takedown defense and kicks. Ortiz really looked slow this time and I can say he looks old. This was Ortiz comeback and he tied Chuck Liddell for being in the Octagon.


Preliminary Card (Non-televised)

Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. Jason Dent Sotiropoulos defeated Dent via submission (armbar) at 4:36 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike TV broadcast and pay-per-view broadcast following the Griffin vs. Ortiz fight.

Lightweight bout: Caol Uno vs. Fabricio Camoes Uno and Camoes fought to a majority decision draw after three rounds. The judges scored the fight 29-27, 28-28 and 28-28. A point deduction was given to Camoes for illegal kicks to the head of Uno.

Welterweight bout: Brock Larson vs. Brian Foster Foster defeated Larson via TKO (strikes) at 3:25 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike TV Broadcast.

Preliminary Card (Spike TV)

Middleweight bout: Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt Grove defeated Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) at 3:59 of round 1. This bout aired on the pay-per-view broadcast after the Thiago-Volkmann bout.

Welterweight bout: Ben Saunders vs. Marcus Davis Saunders defeated Davis via knockout (knees) at 3:24 of round 1. This bout aired on the pay-per-view broadcast after the Cain-Nogueira bout.

Main Card

Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni Sadollah defeated Baroni via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Light Heavyweight bout: Luiz Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Nogueira defeated Cane via TKO (punches) 1:58 in round 1.

Welterweight bout: Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann Thiago defeated Volkmann via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson Koscheck defeated Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) 4:47 in round 2.

Light Heavyweight bout: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin Griffin defeated Ortiz via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).

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