Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin
Fighters start out tentatively with leg kicks. Jabouin misses with an overhand right. Garza clinches and lands knees inside. Head kick by Jabouin. Leg kicks drop Garza but he gets back up. More clinch knees from Garza. Uppercut from Jabouin and Garza's mouthpiece falls out. Fighters trade leg kicks. Clinch knees by garza who then locks in a flying triangle. Jabouin tries to hold on, but is forced to tap.
Kyle Watson vs. John Makdessi
Both fighters start out tentatively in a feeling out process. Little action occurs in a round that is tough to score.
Kyle Watson barges in but eats a series of jabs. Watson really having difficulty closing the distance. Watson is the longer fighter but isn't doing a good job using his range and is getting beaten up on the feet, mostly with the jab. Clearly Makdessi's round 10-9.
Makdessi again controlling action with his jab. Makdessi fakes a leg kick and follows it with a spinning backfist for the knockout.
Huge knockout and Watson is down for a long time.
That's an easy early favorite for KO of the night.Bleacher Report
Ryan Jensen vs. Jason MacDonald
MacDonald gets the takedown early but winds up in a guillotine choke. MacDonald escapes easily and in a scramble is able to lock on a slick triangle for the win.
This was an important win for the veteran MacDonald, who has earned another fight in the UFC.
Makdessi wins by KO at 1:27 of Round 3
Charlie Valencia vs Ivan Menjivar
Light action turns up quickly when Menjivar lands a short tight elbow from the clinch that appears to have broken Valencia's nose.
Menjivar swarms for the TKO victory.
Menjivar wins by TKO at 1:30 of Round 1.
Daniel Roberts vs. Claude Patrick
Takedown by Patrick. Roberts works on a kimura and uses it to get back to his feet. Patrick gets another takedown. On the way up Patrick lands punches and hurts Roberts. 10-9 Patrick
Roberts catches a kick and lands a takedown. Patrick scrambles to his feet. Knee by Patrick hurts Roberts. Patrick gets a takedown but gives up position to escape a guillotine choke. Patrick gets to his feet and lands a few punches. Should be 10-9 Roberts
Patrick gets a takedown and works to mount but quickly gets put back into butterfly guard. Roberts gets to his feet but eats a few punches. Patrick sprawls on a takedown and goes for a guillotine choke. Roberts escapes easily and lands a few punches as the round expires. Should be 10-9 Patrick.
Official score is 29-28 for Claude Patrick by unanimous decision.
Jake Ellenberger vs. Sean Pierson
Ellenberger eats a left hand, but gets a quick takedwon before Pierson gets back to his feet. Wild punches from Ellenberger moving forward. A big left hook from Ellenberger drops Pierson and Ellenberger follows up landing a right hand on the way down. Pierson is out.
Jake Ellenberger wins by KO.
Rory MacDonald vs Nate Diaz
Feeling out process. MacDonald using a lot of outside leg kicks. Diaz starting to cut off the ring. MacDonald tried a head kick that Diaz nearly catches. Clinch fighting and inside boxing ensues. Very closely contested so far. MacDonald goes for a takedown and nearly gets Diaz's back, but they scramble to their feet. Jab by MacDonald. MacDonald stays active with kicks that aren't doing much damage. Superman punch by MacDonald, and Diaz initiates a clinch. Diaz goes for a takedown, but is stuffed. Close round, but I have it 10-9 MacDonald.
Superman punch followed by a kick by MacDonald. That's a classic GSP move. Diaz tries to catch a teep. Straight left by Diaz. Nifty takedown against the fence by MacDonald. A few strikes but Diaz gets up momentarily, but is taken down again. Punch by MacDonald as Diaz gets to his feet. Straight right lands by MacDonald, but Diaz lands a punch out of the clinch. 1-2 combo by Diaz. MacDonald abandons a single-leg attempt. Trip by Diaz almost takes MacDonald down. Superman punch by MacDonald misses and Diaz lands a hook. MacDonald lands a right straight as Diaz barges in. Superman punches agains by MacDonald. Close round again, but I still have it 10-9 MacDonald.
Superman punch again by Rory. I guess if it keeps working, he can keep going for it. Trip attempt by Diaz, but Rory slams him twice. Diaz stand above Diaz and lands punches. Another massive slam by MacDonald but Diaz gets back to his feet. this round is all MacDonald. Diaz tries to get a single again, but his getting beaten up. Diaz keeps trying to use a De la Riva guard, but is getting punished for it. They get back to their feet, but Diaz wins this round easily. 10-9 MacDonald, but it could have been 10-8
Rory MacDonald wins by unanimous decision.
Ben Henderson vs Mark Bocek
Straight fight by Bocek who goes for a takedown but is pressed up against the fence. Henderson looks too strong against the fence, but referee Yves Lavigne separates them. Right hand again by Bocek, and Henderson stuffs a takedown agan. Ben lands an elbow on the way out. Left straight by Ben. Superman punch kick combo by Ben. Knee by Ben as Bocek goes for a takedown. Bocek gets a takedown but eats some punches on the way. Bock controls position. but does no damage. I have the round 10-9 Henderson.
Bocek goes for a single leg, but is eating some strikes on the way. He gets a takedown but Ben is up immediately. Knee to the head by Henderson. Bocek goes for a takedown but is forced to pull guard. Bocek tries an omaplatta and a calf slicer, but eats some punches before getting to his feet. Bocek drags Henderson down and goes for an anaconda. Close guillotine attempt by Bocek but he eats a load of strikes when Henderson escapes. 10-9 Henderson
Bocek gets a takedown but winds up in a guillotine choke. Bocek escapes, but is stuck in guard. Henderson rolls out and winds up standing above Bocek's guard. Bocek tries a calf slicer again and transitions to take Henderson's back, but Henderson escapes. Henderson gets a takedown. Back to their feet and Henderson unloads with punches and knees. Gritty performance by Bocek, but I think Henderson takes this 30-27.
Henderson wins by unanimous 30-27 decision.
Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Punches by Matyushenko. Two solid punches drop Brilz, and Matyushenko follows up, pounding out Jason Brilz for the TKO stoppage.
Matyushenko wins by KO.
Lyoto Machida vs Randy Couture
Both fighters try to guage the distance. Randy fakes a takedown and tries a straight right but Machida is nowhere near. That seems to be Couture's gameplan early. Left hand land by Couture. Couture fires an uppercut but misses. Flurry in the center of the cage but nothing solid connects. Left hook lands by Machida. Hard knee by Machida. Randy goes for a takedown but is stuffed. Another big knee by Machida. Very close round, but I have it 10-9 Machida.
Machida lands a punch and stuffs a takedown. Straight left by Machida. Right hand by Machida barely misses. Jumping front kick knocks out Randy Couture. Brutal highlight reel KO. Steven Seagal wins again.
Lyoto Machida wins by KO.
Mark Hominick vs. Jose Aldo
Leg kick lands for Aldo. Uppercut by Aldo followed by another leg kick. Another leg kick by Aldo puts Hominick off base. Hominick catches a kick, but Aldo is up. Right lands by Hominick. Jab by Aldo and he gets a takedown. Hominick goes for an armbar but it isn't close. Aldo works in Hominick's guard with punches and elbows. Aldo looks to pass, but so far Hominick's guard looks good. More short elbows by Aldo. Hominick doing a good job so far of avoiding damage. McCarthy stands the fight up. Uppercut by Hominick, but Aldo has him down again as the round expires. 10-9 Aldo.
Right hand lands by Hominick. Bod punch by Hominick, followed by a right hand. Uppercut by Aldo. Right hand lands by Hominick who stuffs a couple takedowns. Jab by Hominick. Hook by Hominick lands, but Aldo gets a takedown. Hominick doing great armwork to avoid damage. Another standup by McCarthy. Hominick lands a hook and a straight right, but gets taken down again. Aldo ends the round in side control. Close round, but 10-9 Aldo.
Jab by Hominick. Great head movement by Hominick, but he eats a jab and a hook. Hominick stuffs a takedown. Left hand lands for Aldo. Hard leg kick by aldo. 1-2 combination by Aldo. Solid left by Hominick. Hominick stuffs a takedown. Jabs by Hominick. Punches drop Hominick, but he regains guard as it looked like it was nearly over. Hominick holds on in guard as the round ends. 10-9 Aldo.
Jabs land by Hominick. A big leg kick wobbles Hominick. A big punch hurts Hominick, but Aldo after what looks to have been an accidental groin shot. Nice hook by Hominick. Jabs by Hominick, but his left leg is getting beaten up. Straight left by Aldo and another huge leg kick. Aldo drops Hominick, but Hominick holds on again. Hominick is getting beaten up by nasty elbows now. Hominick has a huge amount of swelling on his forehead. It looks awful. The fight is paused for a standup, and McCarthy calls the doctor in to check the swelling. Aldo get a takedown and the round expires. 10-9 Aldo, maybe 10-8.
Hominick is hurt by a punch, but gets a takedown into half-guard. He works with punches to the body and head. Hominick tries a canopener in Aldo's guard and stars landing punches. The crowd is going nuts. Aldo looks dead tired. Aldo is hanging on but he's taking hard punches. A possible 10-8 for Hominick, but it will probably be 10-9 for the Machine. What a gutsy performance!
Aldo wins by unanimous decision.
Jake Shields vs. Georges St-Pierre
Both fighters staying at range. St-Pierre seems tentative. Jake Shields grabs a single leg, but St-Pierre rips him off and pushes him against the fence. Spinning back kick attempt by GSP misses. GSP controlling with his jab, and he's starting to fired his right hand. Jab knocks Shields off his feet, but he's back up quick. Kick by GSP is caught but GSP brings his leg down. Superman punch by GSP. Shields switches stances momentarily. GSP lands an ovrhand right. 10-9 St-Pierre.
Right hand lands by GSP. Jab by GSP. Shields paws with jabs and kicks, but with no force behind them. Jab by GSP catches Shields on one leg. Outside leg kick by GSP. GSP wobbles Shields with an overhand right. These overhand rights are the loopiest punches GSP has ever thrown, but they're landing consistently. GSP shrugs off a Shields takedown attempt. Double jab by GSP. Body punch by GSP as Shields lands a kick. Shields is shrugged of again, and again GSP lands an overhand right. GSP is really trying to land his spinning back kick but so far it's mostly missing. GSP doing a shuffle with his feet, and he stuffs another takedown. 10-9 St-Pierre.
Jabs by GSP as Shields lands kicks with his lead leg. Despite being the vastly superior striker, GSP seems content in dominating this fight from the outside for now. He lands yet another overhand right that wobbles Shields. GSP misses with another big overhand. Another big punch as shields tris for a kick. Takedown by GSP, and he tries to pass Shields' guard, but the round expires. 10-9 GSP.
Takedown by GSP followed by a big punch, but Shields gets back up. Jab by St-Pierre and another overhand whiffs. A kick dorps Shields but he grabs St-Pierre's leg and gets to his feet. Shields egs on St-Pierre and the crowd boos. GSP controlling the standup, but there's now a cut above his nose that is bleeding. 10-9 GSP, but it's been slow.
Superman punch by GSP lands. Shields is a punching bag, but he's super-tough. Maybe not Mark Hominick tough, but still very manly to take this beating. Shields lands a stiff punch, but GSP unfazed. Pretty uneventful round. Could have gone either way, as St-Pierre held back completely. I have it 10-10, and 50-46 for St-Pierre.