|"I knocked him out in the first fight and I'm gonna knock him out again." - Junior Dos Santos|
|Jon Anik is subbing for Mike Goldberg tonight|
|"When you see Chris Leben fight, expect fireworks." - Leben|
Round 1: 10-9 Brunson. This was all Brunson on top with Leben trying to hook on a triangle. Little happened here and neither guy got any real shots in. Lots of laying and Leben being grounded.
|"He just wants to hold you down." - Leben's trainer|
|"That's not an effective way to stop a guys takedown." - Rogan|
Round 2: 10-9 Brunson. Both guys gassed here. Brunson got a takedown early and hit more punches with Leben just getting a slow uppercut. Some of the slowest punches you've ever seen here.
|"Deep breaths. Calm it down." - Trainer|
Round 3: 10-9 Brunson. Brunson hit another takedown. Leben hit some punches near the end but ate another takedown which probably got him it. Bad fight with slow motion fighting.
29-28 Unanimous Decision for Derek Brunson, who is now 10-2. I did go 30-27, but 29-28 is okay too because Leben had a case in the last round. Brunson screamed after the fight ended.
Middleweight Fight - Alan Belcher vs Yushin Okami
|"Wherever it goes, I'm gonna beat him." - Belcher|
|"Positive energy wins rounds." - Trainer|
|"He's just smothering Alan Blecher." - Rogan|
Round 2: 10-9 for Okami, maybe could even be 10-8. Okami held him down the whole time and minus a punch on a restart, Belcher had nothing. He got owned.
|"Put the hands on him." - Trainer|
|"Bring him down, be more active." - Trainer|
Round 3: 10-9 Okami. Belcher had control early then got ridden the rest of the round and smothered. Belcher almost had a guillotine but no dice.
30-27, 30-27, 29-28 for Okami. Should be all 30-27 though.
Middleweight Fight - Tim Boestch vs Costa Philippou
|"My goal is to beat everyone I fight. My goal is to finish everyone I fight." - Boetsch|
" I missed christmas with my family because I had to be in training camp and I'm not real happy about that. I plan on knocking out Costa for it." - Boetsch
|"I think my speed and my footwork will be the key to this fight." - Costa|
Round 1: 10-9 Boetsch. He got a takedown and a nice shot in to take this. He was also very aggressive. Nice shots from Costa at the end of the round. Boetsch may have broken his hand.
|Boetsch bleeds after a headbutt|
Round 2: 10-9 for Costa. Tim now has a cut, a poked eye and a hurt body part. He was just hanging on here because what else could he do?
|"You wanna stop?" - Matt Hughes|
"F*** no" - Tim Boetsch
Round 3: The ref stopped the fight as Tim was finished during a ground and pound. The injuries and blood was just too much and he looked dead out there.
Not a good fight here with a bad ending.
Lightweight Fight - Joe Lauzon vs Jim Miller
|"I know I can sub out any guy on the planet." - Miller|
Round 1: 10-9 Miller. Miller beat the crap out of him in the beginning with tons of shots and it almost got stopped. They did a cut check on Joe and Joe ended up fighting back some before getting another attack on him. There was a standing O for this.
|"He's basically donating blood right now. He's donating for three people." - Rogan on Lauzon|
Round 2: 10-9 Miller. Miller was mostly in control here and Lauzon didn't get much in. This got delayed for tape hanging from Joe's glove.
Round 3: 10-9 Lauzon. Both guys got tired here and were shot. It was still good though and there were lots of uncontested shots.
Close fight, but I have to give it to Miller. Judges were 29-28 for Jim Miller. Obviously, that's what I had it at, but I can see some controversy as Lauzon may have had the second round for some. The crowd and announcers loved this and I enjoyed this, but not as much. Still good though.
UFC Heavyweight Title - Junior Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez
|"I'm hungry and I want the belt back." - Cain|
Round 1: 10-8 Cain. Junior took a serious whooping here. Cain was scary good here. Like a machine. He hit so many shots. Junior barely survived this and this could have been stopped.
Round 2: 10-9 Cain. Junior got owned again. Not looking good here.
Round 3: 10-9 Cain. Not too much happened here with both guys being out of it.
Round 4: 10-9 Cain. Junior looked better here but he had nothing for Cain. Only a lucky shot is going to get him the W now.
Round 5: 10-9 Cain. Junior had nothing and Cain tried to finish him. Junior even took a high kick here.
I have this at 50-44 for Cain. 50-45, 50-44, 50-43 for Cain. First round was awesome and the rest was just prolonging the beating for JDS.
Overall thoughts: 2 fights were good and 3 weren't. The two last matches delivered though.