UFC 100 took place earlier this evening at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the night’s main event, Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir met to unify the UFC heavyweight titles.
In the co-main event, Georges St. Pierre defended his UFC Welterweight Championship against Thiago Alves.
TUF 9 coaches Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson fought for a possible shot at the UFC middleweight title.
Alan Belcher welcomed overseas superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC in a middleweight clash.
Jon Fitch faced off against Paulo Thiago in a welterweight scrap.
Results, thoughts, bonuses and live gate (when available) after the jump.
- Brock Lesnar defeats Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) in Round Two
- Georges St. Pierre defeats Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision
- Jon Fitch defeats Paulo Thiago via Unanimous Decision
- Dan Henderson defeats Michael Bisping via Knockout in Round Two
- Yoshihiro Akiyama defeats Alan Belcher via Split Decision
- Mark Coleman defeats Stephan Bonnar via Unanimous Decision
- Jon Jones defeats Jake O’Brien via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round Two
- Dong Hyun Kim defeats TJ Grant via Unanimous Decision
- Jim Miller defeats Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision
- Tom Lawlor defeats CB Dolloway via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round One
- Shannon Gugerty defeats Matt Grice via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round One
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher: Akiyama-Belcher starts off the night, and it’s readily apparent that Belcher is the much bigger fighter. Doesn’t matter much to Akiyama though, because he comes out ready to fight as does Belcher. They keep it on the feet throughout the first round both landing clean shots. Belcher seems to get the better of it though landing wicked leg kicks and even scoring a knockdown. Akiyama immediately takes Belcher down in the second, controls him, beats him up a little before Belcher is able to stand back up and land more leg kicks on the noticeably fatigued Akiyama. The fight is close at this point, but it seems like Belcher is ahead. You’d think Akiyama would try to get it the ground in the third, but he’s happy to stand and bang. Once again though, Belcher batters him with leg kicks and seems to inflict more damage. Akiyama scores a takedown late in the third but Belcher pops back up before the fight ends. Here’s where things seem to go awry. The judges give the split decision victory to Akiyama with one even giving him all three rounds. Belcher didn’t deliver a dominant performance by any means, but it seemed to me he did enough to win the first and the third. This one has a controversial shit storm with a two week’s worth of editorials demanding something being done to fix the judging and scoring written all over it.
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson: Wow! I guess I shouldn’t have second guessed myself. Dan Henderson just knocked Michael Bisping the f— out! Like seriously out. Out cold for several minutes out. Hendo spent the whole fight loading up his big right hand while Bisping tried to stay on the outside and outpoint him. Henderson wasn’t having any of it though. He stayed patient, picked his spots, and went after Bisping like he had a chip on his shoulder. Hendo caught him a few times in the first as Bisping circled to Dan’s right. Bisping’s trainer chewed him out in between rounds for it, but Bisping didn’t listen and paid for it, big time. Huge statement for Henderson. He might have just made his case for another middleweight title shot.
Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves: Nice, before the fight even starts we see a big glob of Vaseline on GSP’s shoulder. Expect BJ Penn to release a new movie on Monday. On to the fight, GSP’s a machine, isn’t he? He took down Thiago almost at will. Because of that, Thiago never got the chance to get comfortable on his feet where he had the best chance to win. And even when he was on his feet, besides a few leg kicks, Thiago didn’t do much. Georges was just too active and quick. It was another dominant victory turned in by the champ who happened to pull his groin in the third by the way to make it even that much more impressive. No idea who’s next for him at 170. I can’t imagine Swick standing a chance. A showdown with Anderson Silva seems is the most interesting proposition, but that’s probably a ways off. GSP wants to gain weight, and Anderson will likely be tied up through the end of the year taking on Forrest and one of the middleweight contenders.
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir: Frank Mir’s face tells the story of Lesnar-Mir 2. Brock Lesnar pummeled it and Frank barely looked like himself afterwards. To be honest, it wasn’t that great of a fight. Frank tried to stand with him, but ended up on his back the entire first round while getting short ham hocks to the face. The second wasn’t much different except this time Brock delivered a knockout blow from half-guard and followed it with more shots ending the fight. Brock turned on his WWE persona after the fight going right up to Frank’s bloody face yelling something at him. Boos rained down prompting Brock to flick off the crowd. Classy. He plays the heel well. Obviously, I’d love to see Brock fight Fedor next, but since there’s a fat chance in hell of that happening, we’re probably looking at the Couture-Nogueira winner or Carwin-Velasquez winner or maybe even Cro Cop if he signs and delivers a spectacular performance against dos Santos. It’s an absolute shame the millions that watched tonight aren’t familiar with Fedor and Barnett. I can’t imagine their fight not being better than Lesnar-Mir 2 was. A lot of people are missing out.
Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago: Was a little busy reading a writing, but from what I saw, Fitch vs Thiago ended up being a grappling match. Fitch looked like he was close to getting submitted a few times, but he controlled the fight enough to earn the win on the scorecards.
Final Thoughts: UFC 100 started out great. Akiyama and Belcher were game and fought their hearts out. Dan Henderson gets his first huge KO in the UFC. GSP dominated Alves in a solid fight. Then, I thought it fizzled out a little bit once the Lesnar-Mir fight got going. I don’t know, thinking about it now, I probably shouldn’t have expected more, but like most people, I got caught up in the hype. Then Fitch and Thiago closed it out with a lackluster grappling match.
All in all though, it was a solid event. It will obviously be in the running for Event of the Year. I don’t know that it will get my vote, but for the most part, it lived up to the hype and deserves to be in the discussion.
Oh, and by the way, Mark Coleman won! Holy smokes, apparently Coleman lost the first, but won the second and third with his vintage ground n’ pound. Congrats to Mark. I’m sure the feeling he had when his was raised was priceless.
One last thing, no Buffer 360 or Fedor chant. Both equally Disappointing. Buffer did do the Buffer 360! I missed it. Joe Lauzon got it on video though.
Submission of the Night: Tom Lawlor
Knockout of the Night: Dan Henderson
Fight of the Night: Yoshihiro Akiyama & Alan Belcher ($100k each)
Bonus info courtesy of MMA Weekly
Live Gate & Attendance
Live gate: $5.1 million
Live gate courtesy of MMA