UFC 101 Results
Jesse Lennox vs Danillo Villefort
-Lennox Wins by 3rd Rd TKO (cut)
-The cut was from an accidental headbutt. Villefort went for an armbar and there was a collision. A timeout was called and the doctor wouldn't let it go on. Don't be surprised if this one ends up a "No Contest" at some point in the future. The replays showed it was a headbutt and not a strike.
-Crowd is pretty nuts. Villefort got some boos for running away and refusing to touch gloves following a restart. Lennox received applause for escaping an armbar attempt.
George Roop vs George Sotiropoulos
-Sotiropoulos Wins by 2nd Rd Submission (Kimura)
Matt Riddle vs Dan Cramer
-Riddle Wins by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-27)
-Those scores don't tell the story. Cramer put up a good fight. I had it 29-28 Riddle.
Thales Leites vs Alessio Sakara
-Sakara Wins by Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
-Awful 1st Round. Even worse 3rd Round.
-Honestly, that was one of the worst fights I've ever seen. It was basically a toss-up going into the 3rd Round, yet the referee had to stop things at one point to tell them to engage. Unbelievable.
John Howard vs Tamdan McCrory
-Howard Wins by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kurt Pellegrino vs Josh Neer
-The officials who rub vaseline on the fighters before they enter the cage are wearing these ridiculous Tapout cut shirts. I think Paulo Filho was the guest designer.
-Dan Miragliotta sighting.
They trade shots to begin things and both connect. Pellegrino slams Neer to the mat. Neer active on the bottom. Pellegrino having trouble landing anything. Neer shifts into an armbar. Very nice transition. Pellegrino gets out. Pellegrino lands a right. Neer pulling on the arm and going for another armbar. Pellegrino stands out of it. Elbow connects for Pellegrino. Right hands to the body of Neer. Short elbow by Pellegrino. RNN Scores it 10-9 Pellegrino.
Neer lands a solid leg kick. Another. Pellegrino replies with a combo. Straight right connects for Pellegrino and he shoots for a single leg. After working for ten seconds, he gets the takedown. Neer throwing elbows from the bottom. Neer looking for a triangle. Can't quite get it. Pellegrino having all sorts of trouble with Neer's guard. He fires a nice right that lands. Neer answers with an elbow. Neer attempts another triangle, but Pellegrino turns out of it. Neer goes for a kimura. Pellegrino counters and gets mount. He shifts to Neer's back. He can't get a choke hooked, though. RNN Scores it 10-9 Pellegrino.
Body kick by Pellegrino. Neer tries a kick and Pellegrino takes him down. Neer goes for an omoplata, but Pellegrino pulls out of it. Pellegrino landing light stuff from the top. Pellegrino gets the mount. Neer shifts and is briefly on top. Pellegrino stands right up and takes a hold of Neer's leg. As Pellegrino's head is down, Neer lands about twenty elbows to the head. Pellegrino bloody as the round ends. He wasn't in any danger, but the elbows definitely landed. RNN Scores it 10-9 Pellegrino.
Kurt Pellegrino Wins by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ricardo Almeida vs Kendall Grove
-5 inch reach advantage for Grove.
Almeida charges forward and presses Grove into the cage. Grove defends the takedown well. He's looking for the clinch, but Almeida keeps powering out. Grove turns off the cage and they're back to the center. Almeida lands a right. Another tie-up near the cage. Almeida grabs a leg and looks for the takedown. Grove slips his leg out. Almeida keeps working for the takedown and finally gets it with a minute and forty to go. Grove landing short elbows from the bottom. Almeida has side control. He lands a couple knees to the side. Grove is able to stand back up. Almeida picks him up and slams him back down. RNN Scores it 10-9 Almeida.
Almeida dives in and takes Grove down. Picture perfect transition by Grove into an armbar. Almeida turning and trying to get out. It's locked in. Almeida manages to break free. That looked bad. Almeida on top throwing light stuff. Grove active on bottom with short elbows across the face. Almeida steps up the pace and lands a few strikes. He passes Grove's guard and is into side control. Grove works back to half guard. Big punches from the top by Almeida. Grove takes them and somehow stands up during the barrage. Tie-up near the cage. Grove lands a solid uppercut and a knee. Almeida working for another takedown and he gets it with seconds remaining in the round. RNN Scores it 10-9 Grove.
-Very tough round to score. I gave it to Grove because of the armbar. Almeida controlled things, but that armbar almost finished things.
Almeida lands a couple leg kicks. He pushes Grove back and gets another takedown. Grove stands back up almost immediately. Grove lands a knee to the chest, as they're tied up. Center of the cage and a left lands for Grove. Almeida drops into guard and eats some shots from the top. Grove lets him back up. Almeida dives in with a right. Another takedown for Almeida. Two minutes to go. Not much action. Almeida looks tired and is basically laying on top. Grove trying to throw from the bottom, but nothing is landing hard. Grove pushes him off with his foot and they're back up. Almeida comes forward and pushes Grove into the cage. RNN Scores it 10-9 Almeida.
Ricardo Almeida Wins by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Amir Sadollah vs Johny Hendricks
-6 inch reach advantage for Sadollah
-Pretty big ovation for Sadollah.
-Another Miragliotta sighting. They're pushing their luck.
Sadollah charges in with a nice combo. Hendricks counters with a left hook. Hendricks landing uppercuts. Sadollah goes down. Hendricks throwing while he's down, but he's not connecting. MIRAGLIOTTA STOPS IT!!!! You gotta be kidding me! Totally awful.
Hendricks Wins by 1st Round TKO
-Seriously, I think it's time this guy gets fired. He's like a clueless WWE referee. Sadollah went down, but he wasn't in any real trouble. He was literally trying to get up when Miragliotta jumped in. I should also mention the stoppage, because it was funny. Miragliotta jumped in, grabbed Hendricks, and threw him. He reacted like Hendricks was standing over Sadollah with a gun pointed to his head.
Shane Nelson vs Aaron Riley
A left by Riley. Another left pushes Nelson into the cage. He crashes into the barrier and falls. He's right back up. Body kick by Riley. Nelson lands a couple knees from the clinch. Riley pushing forward and applying pressure. Left lands for Nelson. Knee to the body by Riley. Another one lands. Head kick partially lands for Riley. RNN Scores it 10-9 Riley.
-Randy Couture shown sitting between two blondes who probably don't even add up to his age.
Riley putting more pressure on Nelson. Tie-up near the cage with mostly Riley landing. Back to the center. Nelson lands a knee from the clinch. Riley lands a head kick. Nelson looked wobbly for a second, but he regains his composure. Riley trips him to the ground. Short elbows by Riley. Referee stands them up after a minute of nothing. Combo lands for Riley. RNN Scores it 10-9 Riley.
Nelson connects with a body kick. Nelson sorta falls to the ground. A fight has broken out in the stands. No one paying attention to the cage. Not that they're missing anything. Riley is on top controlling things. Nothing much landing. RNN Scores it 10-9 Riley.
Aaron Riley Wins by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Thank God that's over.