–Dustin Hazelett defeated Diego Saraiva by Unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards)
Round one saw Hazelett powering Saraiva to the mat where he worked ground and pound while standing in Saraiva’s guard. The first round was all Hazelett. MMAWeekly scored it 10-9 for Hazelett.
With Randy “The Natural” Couture in his corner, Saraiva saw much of the same thing in round two. Diego was able to reverse Dustin and work effective ground and pound as the round neared it’s end, but it was too little too late. Hazelett controlled most of the round with minimal action from the top position. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Hazelett.
The action picked up in round three. Diego was able to land a high kick, but Hazelett fired back with a combination and a high kick of his own. Mid way through the round Dustin flurried on Diego, Thai clinched, and delivered a knee sending Saraiva to the canvas. He was unable to finish, but clearly took the round. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Hazelett.
–Lyoto Machida defeated Sam Hoger by unanimous decision (30-27 on all three scorecards)
Lyoto Machida and Sam Hoger came out ready to fight. The first round saw some good exchanges. Just over a minute into the round Lyoto sent Hoger to the canvas with a straight left. He followed Hoger to the ground, but Sam defended well and worked his way back to his feet. The rest of the round was mainly one punch or kick exchanges. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Machida
The first half of round two featured Machida one punch countering Hoger’s offense. Half way through, Machida started working devastating leg kicks. After a series of them, Sam fell to the canvas. Machida pounced, gaining mount position, but Sam again defended well and worked his way out of the situation. MMAWeekly scored round two 10-9 for Machida.
The final round started fast with a good exchange. Machida’s Muay Thai was impressive as he landed two knees to Hoger’s mid-section followed by punches sending Sam to the ground. It was an impressive performance in Lyoto’s UFC debut. MMAWeekly scored round three 10-9 for Machida.
–Frank Edgar defeated Tyson Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Tyson set the pace early with strikes. Edgar was able to catch a kick by Griffin and take him to the ground. While on the mat, Tyson worked for a Guillotine Choke, but Edgar escaped. At the mid way mark, Tyson double-leg slammed Frank and worked some ground and pound. There were some nice scrambles. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Griffin.
Round two Frank Edgar came to life. He was able to time Tyson’s strikes and get several takedowns. From there he worked some ground and pound before being reversed and Griffin getting back to his feet. A lot of exciting grappling in round two. Tyson landed some nice low leg kicks, but the takedowns and damage inflicted on the ground gave Edgar the second round. Tyson looks tired in his corner. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Edgar.
Edgar took over the fight in round three. He beat Tyson Griffin to the punch, and out-struck Griffin. Frank landed a series of knees to the body that looked to hurt Griffin. In the final moments of the fight, Edgar took Griffin down, but Griffin quickly slapped on a Knee Bar that was in deep. Edgar toughed it out as time expired with Tyson bending Edgar’s knee trying for a finish.
–Terry Martin defeated Jorge Rivera by KO :14 in Round 1
Rivera came out and threw a right round kick that Terry Martin caught and countered with a right hand that knocked Rivera out. Martin followed with three right hands before the referee stopped the bout.
–Patrick Cote defeated Scott Smith by unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards)
Cote used leg kicks early as the two felt each other out. Smith landed a good right hand as the fighters broke from the clinch. While in the clinch again, Smith threw a knee that was caught by Cote and Cote slammed him. Smith was able to get back to his feet taking little damage. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Cote.
Smith flurried to start the round, but not much landed. They clinched along the cage where Cote looked for a takedown. Smith fended it off and the referee had to seperate the fighters from the clinch. Cote landed a big right hand staggering Scott Smith, but didn’t follow up. Smith’s pace slowed since being stunned. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Cote.
Smith started round three with another flurry. Some of the shots landed, good exchange. They clinched along the cage and Smith looked for a takedown. The referee seperated them, and Cote began to press the action. Cote flurried on Smith and Smith looked to take Cote to the ground. Late in the round Smith hurt Cote, but Cote immediately clinched. Close round, but MMAWeekly socres it 10-9 for Cote.
–Quinton Jackson (#7 Light Heavyweight in the World) defeated Marvin Eastman by KO at 3:49 of Round 2
Quinton howled his way to the octagon in a long entrance. As the fight began, Rampage flurried. Both fighters were willing to exchange. They clinched a few times and were seperated by referee “Big” John McCarthy. As the round was nearing it’s end, Jackson landed a left hook hurting Eastman. Eastman recovers, but the flurry gave Jackson the round. MMAweekly scored it 10-9 for Jackson.
Second round started slower, but had a big finish. They looked content to exchange one and two punch exchanges with Jackson landing the better shots. Quinton landed an uppercut hurting Eastman and followed with a few more uppercuts before Eastman fell to the canvas. “Rampage” landed a few more shots before the fight was stopped. Eastman was out.
–Roger Huerta defeated John Halverson by TKO at :19 of Round 1
Halverson threw a kick that was caught causing him to fall,and Huerta rushed in to inflict damage. Halverson looked to be hurt by a knee to the body. Halverson was face down and Huerta jumped on his back landing punches until the referee stopped the action.
–Mirko Cro Cop (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* defeated Eddie Sanchez by TKO at 4:33 of Round 1
The fight began with Sanchez flurrying but coming up with air. Sanchez was throwing for the fenses. Mirko started using his kicks, stalking Sanchez around the octagon. Cro Cop landed kicks to the body, legs and a high kick that landed. Eddie was knocked down by a punch and Mirko pounced on him in side control and immediately moved to the mount position. The referee stopped it after some Mirko ground and pound.
–Anderson Silva (#2 Middleweight in the World)* defeated Travis Lutter [non-title fight]
They felt each other out for the first minute and then Travis shot for a double-leg that was stuffed by Silva. Anderson goes for a flying knee that misses and Lutter gets him down. Anderson was able to get back to his feet, but Lutter gets him down again. Lutter passed his guard into side control and then moved to mount. After an Arm Bar attempt by Lutter, Anderson gets back to his feet. The round ends with Anderson standing over Lutter. MMAWeekly scored it 10-9 for Lutter.
Lutter gets Silva to the ground to start the round. Anderson slapped on a tight Triangle Choke and punched and elbowed from the bottom. Lutter fought it off for a long time, but eventually tapped either to the choke or the elbows Anderson was landing repeatedly.
* Based on MMAWeekly Rankings
-Anderson Silva def. Travis Lutter by submission (strikes while in a triangle choke) at 2:11 of Round 2
-Mirko Cro Cop def. Eddie Sanchez by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 4:33 of Round 1
-Roger Huerta def. John Halverson by TKO at 0:19 of Round 1
-Quinton Jackson def. Marvin Eastman by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 3:49 of Round 2
-Patrick Cote def. Scott Smith by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Terry Martin def. Jorge Rivera by KO at 0:14 of Round 1
-Frank Edgar def. Tyson Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
-Ryoto Machida def. Sam Hoger by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Dustin Hazelett def. Diego Saraiva by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)