Welcome to the UFC 123 live blog!
I, featured columnist Derek Bolender, will be your host for this evening's festivities. I am currently seated cageside inside the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. We are about 30 minutes north of Detroit.
Please follow along for a round-by-round analysis of tonight's fights as they transpire. I will also give my observations of what is going on inside the arena and on press row and attempt to set the scene.
The undercard will start at or near 7:20 pm (et) with the main pay-per-view card scheduled to go live at 10:00 pm (et).
Follow me on Twitter (@DerekBolender) for all post fight news and notes.
205 lbs - Quinton Jackson def. Lyoto Machida via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
170 lbs - BJ Penn def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches), Round 1, 0:21
185 lbs - Maiquel Falcao def. Gerald Harris via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
205 lbs - Phil Davis def. Tim Boetsch via submission (modified kimura), Round 2, 2:55
155 lbs - George Sotiropolous def. Joe Lauzon via submission (kimura), Round 2, 2:43
Spike TV Card:
170 lbs - Brian Foster def. Matt Brown via submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 2:11
185 lbs - Mark Munoz def. Aaron Simpson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
170 lbs - Dennis Hallman def. Karo Parisyan via TKO (punches), Round 1, 1:47
155 lbs - Edson Barboza def. Mike Lullo via TKO (kicks), Round 3, 0:26
155 lbs - Paul Kelly def. T.J. O'Brien via TKO (punches/elbows), Round 2, 3:16
155 lbs - Nik Lentz def. Tyson Griffin via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
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