UFC Fights Night 21 Results, Play-By-Play & Pics

March 31, 2010
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Charlotte, N.C., tonight for UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi at the Bojangles Arena where Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi will battle it out to take a step towards a shot at lightweight champion B.J. Penn.

UFC Fight Night 21 airs live on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the West Coast). MMAWeekly.com will be providing live coverage of tonight’s event, starting with the preliminary bouts at approximately 5 p.m. ET.

Refresh this page frequently for the latest results and play-by-play…

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 21:

KENNY FLORIAN VS. TAKANORI GOMI

Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 21

R1 – They take the center of the cage. Slow start with both men feeling each other out early. Gomi changing stances. Left hand by Florian. They clinch but separate quickly. Body shot by Gomi. Florian pumping his jab in Gomi’s face. Florian landing his jab at will. Body shot by Gomi but he continues to eat jabs by Florian. Gomi looks for a takedown but Florian stuffs it. First round was all Florian powered by his relentless jab. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Florian.

R2 – More where we left off in round one with Florian landing his jab and Gomi unable to deal with it. Gomi looking to counter, but Florian is in and out making Gomi miss. Florian clinches and delivers a knee to the mid section. Body shot by Gomi, but nothing to follow. Another body shot by Gomi. Gomi trying to work a jab and engage more. A closer round, but MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Florian.

R3 – Florian clinches and lands some knees inside the Thai clinch to start the final round. Gomi lands a left hand that stuns Florian who immediately goes for and gets a double leg takedown. Florian with an elbow and passes to half guard. Florian advances to mount and Gomi gives up his back. Florian sinks in a rear naked choke and Gomi taps.

– Kenny Florian def. Takanori Gomi by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:52, R3

ROY NELSON VS. STEFAN STRUVE

Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21

R1 – Roy Nelson moving forward trying to land a big right hand, and he does. Nelson drops Struve with a right hand on the chin and finishes with strikes on the ground.

– Roy Nelson def. Stefan Struve by KO at :39, R1

NATE QUARRY VS. JORGE RIVERA

Jorge Rivera and Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 21

R1 – Quarry with a combination and a kick to the body to start the action. Rivera with a leg kick, and another. Both guys being careful. Rivera with a right hand. Rivera lands two more solid right hands. Rivera lands a right hand that send Quarry to the canvas. Quarry weathers it and gets back to his feet where he answers with a big shot of his own. Rivera with a combination stunning Quarry. Rivera knocks Quarry down again and Quarry is bloodied. Rivera mauling Quarry against the cage. Quarry goes down again. Quarry makes it out of the round some how. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-8 for Rivera.

R2 – Quarry moving forward. Rivera lands a right followed by a left that drops Quarry again and Rivera finishes on the ground.

-Jorge Rivera def. Nate Quarry by TKO at :29, R2

ROSS PEARSON VS. DENNIS SIVER

Ross Pearson and Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 21

R1 – Siver lands an outside leg kick and misses with a high kick to start the bout. Pearson answers with a leg kick after missing with an overhand right. Neither fighter backing down or backing up in this one. They’re in the middle of the Octagon firing big shots with Pearson getting the better of the exchanges. Pearson lands a superman punch and a high kick. Siver clinches and Pearson ends up taking his back applying a body triangle . Siver rolls and reverses Pearson and they get back to their feet. Siver flurries along the cage but Pearson circles out. The round ends with them in the middle of the cage. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pearson.

R2 – Siver has a big mouse under his left eye. Siver a little more aggressive but it’s Pearson who lands a body kick. Siver shoots in for a takedown but Pearson stuffs it. Siver with a spinning back kick. Pearson lands a flying knee, and Siver’s chin absorbs it. Siver gets a takedwon but Pearson scrambles, escaping out the back door to get back to his feet. Pearson’s beating Siver to the punch. Siver misses with a wheel kick. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pearson.

R3 – Pearson is simply the quicker of the two, moving in and out landing while making Siver miss. Pearson lands a solid right hand and Siver immediately takes The Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner to the ground. Siver works to pass but Pearson works his way back to his feet. They clinch and Pearson throws Siver to the ground but they’re right back to their feet. A spinning back kick by Siver to the body. Pearson with a combinatoin. Siver attempts a takedown with ten seconds left but Pearson defends. Competitive round but MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Pearson.

– Ross Pearson def. Dennis Siver by Unanimous Decision, R3

ANDRE WINNER VS. RAFAELLO OLIVEIRA
-Andre Winner def. Rafaello Oliveira by Unanimous Decision, R3

JACOB VOLKMANN VS. RONYS TORRES
-Jacob Volkmann def. Ronys Torres by Split Decision, R3

ROB EMERSON VS. NIK LENTZ
-Nik Lentz def. Rob Emerson by Unanimous Decision, R3

CAOL UNO VS. GLEISON TIBAU
-Gleison Tibau def. Caol Uno by TKO (Strikes) at 4:13, R1

LUCIANO LINHARES VS. YUSHIN OKAMI
-Yushin Okami def. Lucio Linhares by TKO (Cut) at 2:47, R2

GERALD HARRIS VS. MARIO MIRANDA
-Gerald Harris def. Mario Miranda by TKO at 4:49, R1

CHARLIE BRENNEMAN VS. JASON HIGH
-Charlie Brenneman def. Jason High by Unanimous Decision, R3

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 21 RESULTS:

Main Bouts (On Spike TV):
-Kenny Florian def. Takanori Gomi by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:52, R3
-Roy Nelson def. Stefan Struve by KO at :39, R1
-Jorge Rivera def. Nate Quarry by TKO at :29, R2
-Ross Pearson def. Dennis Siver by Unanimous Decision, R3

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Andre Winner def. Rafaello Oliveira by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Jacob Volkmann def. Ronys Torres by Split Decision, R3
-Nik Lentz def. Rob Emerson by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Gleison Tibau def. Caol Uno by TKO (Strikes) at 4:13, R1
-Yushin Okami def. Lucio Linhares by TKO (Cut) at 2:47, R2
-Gerald Harris def. Mario Miranda by TKO at 4:49, R1
-Charlie Brenneman def. Jason High by Unanimous Decision, R3

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