“UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008” came and went as the star-studded card featured two title bouts, including the heavyweight match-up between Frank Mir and interim champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. In addition, light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin will be making his first ever title defense against Rashad Evans.
Pat Barry (233) def. Dan Evensen (242) via TKO (Kick) at 2:36 in the 1stRound
Brad Blackburn (170) def. Ryo Chonan (171) via Unanimous Decision
Matt Hamill (205) def. Reese Andy (206) via TKO (Strikes) at 2:19 in the 2ndRound
Antoni Hardonk (246) def. Mike Wessel (260) via TKO (Strikes) at 2:09 in the 2ndRound
Yushin Okami(185) def. Dean Lister (186) via Unanimous Decision
Cheick Kongo (233) def. Mostapha Al Turk (237) via TKO (Strikes) at 4:37 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Kongo starts by being the aggressor on his feet and landing a few good strikes on Al Turk. Kongo gets pressed against the cage by Al Turk as they enter the clinch. It’s obvious fromthe start that Kongo has improved his takedown defense as he pushes Al Turk up against the cage. A low blow to Kongo gives Al-Turk a break to regain his composure and conditioning. When the fight restarts, Kongo returns the favor with a low blow of his own which causes another stoppage. Kongo begins to land punches which causes Al Turk to fall into his guard as Kongo starts to ground-and-pound on Al Turk as the referee is forced to step in and stop the fight.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (206) def. Wanderlei Silva (203) via KO (Punch) at 3:21 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Both fighters start by throwing heavy punches with nothing landing. Silva and Jackson seem content to stay on their feet atthe start of the fight.Jackson is able to land a couple of jabs but Silva continues to push forward and land aglancing knee to Jackson’s face. Silva starts to throw some leg kicks to Jackson’s lead leg. Jackson lands a left hook similar to the one he landed on Liddell that knocks Silva out cold and follows it up with a couple of unanswered punches. Mike
CB Dollaway (186) def. Massenzio (184) via TKO (Strikes) at 3:01 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Massenzio starts by rocking Dollaway and almost sinking in a guillotine choke but Dollaway is able to escape and take Massenzio’s back and start reigning down punches as the referee is forced to stop the fight.
Frank Mir (251) def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (246) via TKO (Strikes) at 1:54 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Mir’s stand-up looks much improved as he’s able to land numerous of uppercuts to Nogueira that were unanswered.
2ndRound: Nogueira still has no answer for Mir’s striking and he gets knocked down a couple of times. Mir finally is able to stun Nogueira enough to stop him.
Rashad Evans (203) def. Forrest Griffin (205) via TKO (Punches) at 2:46 in the 3rdRound
1stRound: Evans is the aggressor as his speed is able to negate Griffin’s reach and height advantage. Neither fighter is able to land anything significant as they both exchange throughout the round.
2ndRound: Griffin again is second to the punch as Evans’ speed is apparent during the fight. Griffin stays on the outside as Evans looks to close the distance.
3rdRound: Evans finally catches Griffin and takes him down to the mat. Once on the ground, Evans is able to ground-and-pound on Griffin and score a TKO (Punches).