UFC 117 Results
Aug 7, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Main card results from Oakland, CA:
(1) Junior “Cigano” dos Santos over Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x 2) to become UFC’s #1 heavyweight contender.
Steve Austin commented on Twitter: damn…Big Country is a tough s.o.b. lot of heart.
Jim Ross: Dos Santos wins a decision over Big Country who is too ‘big.’ Nelson can damn sure take a shot. Lesnar can handle Junior. Good opening bout.
Paul Heyman: Dos Santos is awesome, but jeeeesh Brock vs Big Country would have been huge box office
(2) Matt Hughes forced Ricardo Almeida to submit at 3:15 of the first round.
JR: Matt Hughes w/ an amazing finish. Seized the moment. Great wrestling based choke out. So much 4 the personal issue w/ Brazilians.
Heyman: Matt Hughes wins via a front facelock! That is one bad middleweight!!!
(3) Clay Guida submits Rafael Dos Anjos at 1:51 of round three.
Dos Anjos suffered a broken jaw in the first round.
JR: Would like to see ufc utilize a telestrator @ times. Clay Guida a ball of energy. Amazing pace/passion. Fun 2 watch him fight.
(4) Jon Fitch defeated Thiago Alves as the judges call the fight in favor of Fitch by unanimous decision 30-27 all around.
JR: Jon Fitch is really, really skilled. Luv his intensity and his unrelenting, physical style. Pit Bull had obvious conditioning issues.
(5) Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva over Chael Sonnen. Silva triangles Sonnen at 3:10 of round 5.
Jim Ross: Silva behind 3 rds. The champion has 2 win by ko or submission. Sonnen relentless.
Heyman: Silva with a triangle — NO WAY OUT! … SILVA FORCES A TAP WITH THE TRIANGLE! … Silva bows at the feet of Chael Sonnen … Chael NOT happy … awesome fight … no way to describe it … Just awesome!
Dana White: That was a tap and a siiiiiick fight!!!!!
JR: Amazing main event! Sonnen is a warrior w/ awesome guts. Silva was the best 2nite. Triangle choke a thing of beauty. Wow.