A heavyweight scrap between Cheick Kongo (Pictured) and Shawn Jordan marked the third bout to air in Saturday’s “UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao” pay-per-view broadcast.
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by an interim bantamweight title affair between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Cheick Kongo -105
Shawn Jordan -125
Here is the play-by-play from Kongo vs. Jordan:
Jordan has him clinched against the cage and is trying to plant Kongo on his back. Kongo reverses and takes his back. Kongo takes an elbow to the groin and time is called. He’s laid out on the ground in pain. Game on. Kongo comes out firing. He has Jordan pressed against the fence. Tough period to call.
Jordan eats a knee to the grill. They tussle against the cage. Jordan is working hard for a takedown attempt. Kongo unloads a knee to the midsection. Kongo scores with two straight right hands. Crowd starts booing. Kongo is draped all over him, but not unleashing any shots. Kongo drags him to the ground, but Jordan reverses.
Kongo connects with a right hand and immediately goes for a takedown attempt. The crowd is really letting them have it now. Third verse, same as the first (and second). UFC president Dana White just tweeted, “BOOOOOOOOO!”
Cheick Kongo Defeated Shawn Jordan via Unanimous Decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)