- UFC 76 RESULTS

September 22, 2007
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By MMAWeekly.com
MMAWeekly was on location from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. bringing you LIVE results of UFC 76 featuring the UFC debut of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin, Diego Sanchez vs. Jon Fitch, and the main event of Chuck “Iceman” Liddell and Keith Jardine.

RESULTS:

Matt Wiman def. Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision at 5:00, R3
Christian Wellisch def. Scott Junk by Submission (heel hook) at 3:19, RD1
Jeremy Stephens def. Diego Saraiva by Unanimous Decision at 5:00, R3
Rich Clementi def. Anthony Johnson by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:05, R2
Tyson Griffin def. Thiago Tavares by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at 5:00, Rd. 3
Lyoto Machida def. Kazuhiro Nakamura by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 5:00, Rd 3
Jon Fitch def. Diego Sanchez by Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) 5:00, Rd 3
Forrest Griffin def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:45, Rd 3.
Keith Jardine def. Chuck Liddell by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) 5:00, Rd 3.

PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Matt Wiman vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Round One: Omigawa got an early takedown. Wiman reversed and Owigawa caught him in a guillotine choke, but Wiman escaped after about a minute or so. The rest of the round was a grappling match with each fighter reversing and battling for position. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 Omigawa.

Round Two: Omigawa started with a flurry, but Wiman regrouped throwing combinations of punches and knees. Wiman began to turn the tide. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Wiman.

Round Three: Round three was all Matt Wiman with him taking Omigawa down and working ground and pound for most of the ground. As the fight went on, Wiman really picked up steam. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Wiman.

Christian Wellisch vs. Scott Junk

Round One: They came out exchanging. Junk looked to hurt Wellisch. They clinched exchanging knees from the clinch. Junk hit him with some nice shots, but Wellisch scored a double leg takedown where he immediately applied a heel hook forcing Junk to tap out.

Diego Saraiva vs. Jeremy Stephens

Round One: They danced around for the first minute before clinching. Diego gets it to the ground and started working ground and pound. Stephens was able to reverse and work some ground and pound of his own. Diego slapped on a triangle choke, but Stephens picked him up and slammed him to the canvas. Diego did not release the triangle, but Stephens lifted him again and slammed him escaping the triangle. The last seconds of the round say Stephens working ground and pound. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 Saraiva.

Round Two: Not too much actions in the first minute or so. Diego went for a takedown but Stephens sprawled and ended in Diego’s guard. Most of the round had Stephens working ground and pound. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stephens.

Round Three: Much like the second round, Jeremy worked ground and pound after taking Diego down off of a Diego leg kick. For the last four plus minutes Stephens worked ground and pound, laying it on as the round came to an end.

Rich Clementi vs. Anthony Johnson

Round One: The first part of the round was striking with Johnson showing better hands and Clementi countering with leg kicks. Johnson landed a big punch putting Clementi down, but Rich recovered. Clementi was able to get the fight to the ground and worked to take Johnson’s back. Johnson was able to reverse Rich and as the round closed, Johnson was working ground and pound. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Anthony Johnson.

Round Two: They opened with a good exchange. During an exchange, Clementi fell to his back where Johnson immediately started working ground and pound. Clementi reversed him and started with his own ground and pound. Johnson went for a kimura, but Clementi worked out of it and took Johnson’s back and applied a rear naked choke. Johnson tapped out and then immediately went out.

Thiago Tavares vs. Tyson Griffin
Rd 1: Round starts off slow with a few exchanges, with Griffin eventually landing a takedown. Great ground work from both fighters as Griffin lands some excellent ground and pound.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 1 10-9 for Tyson Griffin

Rd 2: Taveres opens the round with a flying knee that staggers Griffin and the Brazilian ends up on top. Eventually, Taveres moves in and takes Griffin’s back and from there back on the ground almost secures an armbar. Later in the round Taveres takes Griffin’s back again but it is reveresed and the round ends with Griffin on top.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 2 10-9 for Thiago Tavares

Rd 3: Both fighters stay very aggressive throughout the round but Tavares goes for multiple takedowns and almost almost lands an oma plata and an armbar late in the round.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 3 10-9 for Thiago Tavares

Tyson Griffin def. Thiago Tavares by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at 5:00, Rd. 3

Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Lyoto Machida
Rd 1: Machida lands a few nice body kicks in the round. Nakamura tries a few judo takedowns but slips on the canvas each time. In Nakamura’s half guard, Machida controls the action with some solid ground and pound.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 1 10-9 for Lyoto Machida

Rd 2: Machida dominates the first almost 4 minutes of the round as he controls the ground action and stand-up fight. Towards the end of the round, Nakamura manages a solid punch and a takedown to end the round.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 2 10-9 for Lyoto Machida

Rd 3: Another solid round for Machida as he peppers Nakamura with punches and knees through the entire round. Not much action in the third.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 3 10-9 for Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida def. Kazuhiro Nakamura by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 5:00, Rd 3

Diego Sanchez vs. Jon Fitch
Rd 1: Sanchez charges across the Octagon to start the fight trying to take Fitch down but he defends well. The two fighters exchange takedowns later in the round and Fitch ends up in Diego’s guard. Diego tries multiple submission attempts while Fitch reigns down punches. Very close round.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 1 10-9 for Diego Sanchez.

Rd 2: Another exciting round with both fighters scrambling and reversing positions. Diego maintains a strong ground game while Fitch lands some hammer fists from above.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 2 10-9 for Jon Fitch

Rd 3: Back and forth round, Sanchez attempts both a strong guillotine choke as well as a triangle choke towards the end of the round as Fitch defended well.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 3 10-9 for Diego Sanchez

Jon Fitch def. Diego Sanchez by Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) 5:00, Rd 3

Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Rd 1: Great exchanges on the feet and the ground for both fighters. Shogun gets the better of the stand-up and manages a couple of takedowns while Forrest handles himself well with takedowns and ground work as well
MMAWeekly scores Rd 1 10-9 for Shogun Rua

Rd 2: Shogun gets the fight to the ground where he opens a huge cut over his nose and blood runs quickly down Griffin’s face. Late in the round, Shogun looks absolutely gassed as Griffin pushes the pace a bit to end the session
MMAWeekly scores Rd 2 10-9 for Forrest Griffin

Rd 3: Griffin controls the entire round from start to finish as he pounds a completely gassed Shogun Rua. With less than :20 seconds left, Griffin sinks in a rear naked choke and submits Shogun.

Forrest Griffin def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:45, Rd 3.

Keith Jardine vs. Chuck Liddell
Rd 1: Both fighters exchange during the round with Chuck landing the better punches and JArdine having very effective leg kicks.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 1 10-9 for Chuck Liddell

Rd 2: Jardine hammers Liddell with leg kicks and body kicks and hits a big right that put Liddell on the canvas. Late in the round Liddell becomes more aggressive as Jardine starts to lose wind.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 2 10-9 for Keith Jardine

Rd 3: Jardine slams Liddell with body and leg kicks over and over again. Liddell hits a few good jabs but Jardine hits more power punches throughout the round.
MMAWeekly scores Rd 3 10-9 for Keith Jardine

Keith Jardine def. Chuck Liddell by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) 5:00, Rd 3.

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