UFC 83 is officially underway in Montreal Canada. The sold out crowd at the Bell Centre is electric as they are watching seven of their fellow countrymen compete tonight, including the most popular Canadian fighter of them all, Georges St. Pierre. GSP will be taking on UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra for the title. 5thRound will be providing live results for you as they take place, so make sure you’re on 5thRound.com!
Jonathan GouletDefeated Kuniyoshi Hironaka by TKO (Punches) at 2:07 in the 2ndRound
Cain VelasquezDefeated Brad Morris by TKO (Punches) at 2:10 in the 1stRound
Rich Clementi Defeated Sam Stout by Split Decision (29-27, 29-29, 28-29)
Demian MaiaDefeated Ed Herman by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:27 in the 2ndRound
Jason DayDefeated Alan Belcher by TKO (Punches) at 3:58 in the 1stRound
Jason MacDonald Defeated Joe Doerksen by TKO (Punches) at 0:56 in the 2ndRound
Mac Danzig Defeated Mark Bocek by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:48 in the 3rdRound
1stRound: Both fighters starting by feeling each other out with Danzig landing a nice 1-2 combination. Bocek was able to take Danzig down with 3:30 left in the 1st and avoided an omoplata attempt by Danzig and landed very good ground-and-pound and maintain the top position. Danzig was able to reverse the position towards the end of the 1st and land some ground-and-pound of his own to ride out the 1stRound. (Bocek took the 1stRound, 10-9).
2ndRound: Danzig starts with a beautiful right knee to Bocek’s head which drops him, but Bocek was able to recover, amazingly. While Bocek attempts a single-leg takedown, Danzig lands another flying knee and works himself into full-mount and transitioned onto Bocek’s back, where for no apparent reason he let Bocek back up. Bocek continues to work on the single-leg but Danzig stuffs it once again and lands some punches for his inconvenience. (Danzig wins the 2ndRound 10-9)
3rdRound: After eating a couple of punches, Bocek was able to take Danzig down where Danzig attempted a gogoplata which Bocek was able to get out of and land some ground-and-pound. Danzig was able to get back on his feet and land a nice knee with Bocek in his muay thai clinch which has Bocek nearly out on his feet. Referee Yves Lavigne has a referee check out Bocek’s eye, but the doctor lets it continue. With 2:25 left in the 3rd the fight is becoming target practice for Danzig who looks very impressive on his feet. Danzig gets back into the full mount which caused Bocek to give up his back and tap out to a rear naked choke.
Michael BispingDefeated Charles McCarthy by McCarthy’s inability to continue after the 1stRound.
Round 1: Both fighters start swinging with neither landing anything damaging. Bisping was able to throw a beautiful knee combination but nothing landed enough to do any damage. McCarthy had a beauitiful takedown on Bisping as Bisping was throwing another knee. McCarthy is very close to an armbar with 1:30 left in the 1stRound but Bisping was able to pull out and get back to his feet where he was able to stay lite and fast with knees and punches. McCarthy is starting to cover up until he drops to his knees where he was able to ride out the last :40 seconds of the 1stRound (Bisping wins the 1stRound 10-9).
Charles McCarthy is unable to continue after the 1stRound as the referee calls the fight and awards Bisping the victory.
Nate Quarry Defeated Kalib Starnes by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-24)
1stRound: Quarry starts with a good punch-kick combo and follows up with another legkick. With 2-minutes gone in the 1stRound, Starnes has yet to mount any offense as Quarry continues to stalk and chase Starnes around the Octagon. Everytime Quarry lands any punches or kicks on Starnes, he continues to back up and run away from Quarry. (Quarry easily takes the 1stRound 10-9).
2ndRound: Starnes starts with a overhand right that misses but Quarry continues to drive legkicks into Starnes front leg. With 3:00 left in the 2ndRound, Quarry is still dominating the pace of the fight as Starnes looks timid to push the action. It’s clear that Starnes is aware of Quarry’s punching power which is allowing Quarry to land legkicks at will. The last 2-minutes were much of the same as Starnes is still backing up. (Quarry wins the 2ndRound 10-9).
3rdRound: Kalib stills looks light on his feet as the 3rdRound starts but Quarry still owns the center of the Octagon. It looks like Quarry’s legkicks are starting to take their toll on Starnes as he’s starting to drop his hands. The only thing Kalib has been able to do is land some jabs that rocks Quarry’s head back but doesn’t even phase him. With only 1-minute left in the fight, Starnes is starting to look defeated with Quarry still chasing him around the Octagon. Quarry starts to clown on Starnes as Starnes is still backing up.(Quarry wins the 3rdRound 10-9).
Nate Quarry dominates a timid Starnes to win by a Unanimous Decision.
Rich FranklinDefeated Travis Lutter by TKO (Punches) at 3:01 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: As the fight starts Lutter looks willing to engage so that he can work a takedown but Franklin was able to land a nice overhand right which stunned Lutter a little bit. Lutter was able to work Franklin to his back where Lutter was trying hard to improve his position, but Franklin did a great job to keep the fight in his half-guard. Lutter worked his way into the full mount with 1:56 left in the 1stRound where he started to reign down some punches. Lutter transitioned from a omoplata to an armbar that should’ve had Franklin tapping, but he was able to rotate his shoulder out (much like in the Okami fight). (Lutter wins a close 1stRound 10-9).
2ndRound: Franklin starts by showing his superior striking ability which caused Lutter to try and pull guard, but Lutter ate a punch and a kick from Franklin which rocked him but Lutter went right for a ankle lock, but Franklin was in a good position to get out of it. With only 3:43 left in the 2ndRound, Lutter looks exhausted as he’s eating knees and punches from Franklin. Lutter drops for a single-leg attempt with 2:35 left in the 2ndRound but Franklin backs up and makes Lutter get back to his feet where he continues his target practice on Lutter’s head until referee Steve Mazzagatti steps in and stops the fight.
Rich Franklin wins by TKO (Punches) as Lutter simply gassed out during the 2ndRound.
Georges St. PierreDefeated Matt Serra by TKO (Knees) at 4:29 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Georges St-Pierre starts the fight by surprising Serra and taking him down with a double-leg and advancing into Serra’s half-guard. Serra does a good job of defending himself and not taking a lot of damage. Everytime Serra tries to slide his legs up around St-Pierre’s shoulder, St-Pierre counters by posturing up and landing punches that bounce the back of Serra’s head on the mat. St-Pierre continues to try and advance his position and with 1:36 left in the 1stRound St-Pierre gets Serra to gave up his back and land some punches. At :42 left in the 1st both fighters are back on their feet where St-Pierre lands a superman punch and takes down Serra once again. (St-Pierre wins the 1stRound 10-9).
2ndRound: Serra starts the 2ndRound breathing hard with a mouse under his right eye. As the round begins, Serra eats another St-Pierre punch which allows St-Pierre to get another takedown on Serra. Serra tries to throw a superman punch of his own but misses. 3:29 in the 2ndRound Serra throws a legkick that misses which prompts St-Pierre to throw his own spinning legkick. St-Pierre lands three straight jabs and takes down Serra again. Serra continues to try and put his legs around St-Pierre’s shoulders and St-Pierre counters by posturing up and landing more punches. Serra turns to his side where St-Pierre starts to land knees to Serra’s body and he advances to Serra’s half-guard where Serra once again gives up his back and takes more knees to his side. St-Pierre is continuing to land knees and punches when the referee steps in and stops the fight because Serra was unable to defend himself from countless knees to his body.
St-Pierre wins the 2ndRound with continuous knees to Serra’s body and ground-and-pound.
At a post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White announced the fight bonuses for UFC 83. Each fighter received an additional $75,000 bonus for their specaial performances, an all-time high for a UFC bonus.
Fight of the Night:
Johathan Goulet and Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Knockout of the Night:
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