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UFC 144: Play By Play and Results
As usual we will be covering tonight's UFC 144 pay per view live from Japan. Check back every 20 minutes or so for the updates and results after the jump:
Joe Lauzon vs Anthony Pettis
No touch and Pettis opens with a high kick. Lauzon is stalking and gets a decent three piece combination in against the fence, Pettis shoots 4 back at him. Lauzon is throwing the better shots but Pettis is busier. Pettis slides left and crushes a high kick. BOOM Lauzon is out. A few hammer fists for good measure and that’s a wrap. DAYYUMMMM
Anthony Pettis wins via KO Rd. 1
Hatsu Hioki vs Bart Palaszewski
Bart slides in behin a jab and Hioki lands a right hand. Barts down but hes right back up. Bart slides in with a right and and eats a jab., Thay are blasting each other with kicks. Hioki shoots a single and presses Bart against the fence. Palaszewski has guillotine but not for long and Hioki passes to side mount. Hes popping Bart with elbows and working for the crucifix. Bart is defending the crucifix. Hes sits for a reversal and is caught in a super tight, super on armbar. Somehow Bart survives and Hioki rolls for the omoplatta. Bart is out but on his back and eating a lot of leather. Hioki is throwing him a beating at the bell.
Palasweksi pushes orward with the jab. Teap lands for Hioki. High kick just misses for Hioki, Palasweki forces a right hand though but eats a jab. Hioki goes for the snap kick. Somehow Bart survives. Hioki throws a jab high kick that lands. Bart hits a hard body shot and a nice 1,2,3. They exchange low kicks. Two high kicks for Hioki. Low kick lands for Palaszweski. Double jab, low kick lands for Bart and a ball shot scores for Hioki. Two body kicks lands for Hioki as the horn sounds.
Two hooks for Bart Hioki shoots. They are against the fence and Hioki hits a nice trip. Hioki passes immediately and is working for mount. He catches a crucifix and hammers home a few elbows. Palaszewski rolls but HIoki stays tight and takes his back. He is working the choke but Bart is holding on. Hioki sits back and looks for the arm. They are struggling for Barts arm at the bell.
Hatsu Hioki wins via unanimous decision
Tim Boetsch vs Yushin Okami
Low kick for Boetsch followed by a snap kick. Botesch hits a jab right. Boetch misses a hook. Okami pops him with a picture perfect jab and then scores another unsettling jab. High kick bounces for Okami. Boetsch walks into a right hand and is staggered. Okami is battering boetsch now and he looks to be settling in nicely.
Boetsch moves forward and Okami blastes him with another hook and takes him down. He is controlling boestch and hammering him with elbows and punches. Boetsch is trying to hold on but OKami moves to mount and is all over him. Boetsch is defending but in a lot of trouble at thebell.
Boestsch’s trainers tell him to go for in during the break. Boetsch slides a high kick in off of a double jab and Okami is hurt. Holy shit. Boetsch follows him to the fence and is bombing him with right uppercuts. Okami is trying to hold on but Boetsch is not giving him any space. A left hook floors Okami and the fight is stopped. Wow that is a great comeback win.
Tim Boetsch wins via come back TKO Rd. 3
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Jake Shields
Shields opens with a jab low kick and charges forward for the takedown. Akyiama shrugs it off and but Shields dives for the single again. Hes got Akiyama against the fence. Akiyama defends well and they are back in center. Akiyama scores a loud uppercut and Shields dives for the single again. Shields literally falls on the ground hes so desperate for the takedown. Akiyama shakes him off but Shields pushes him to the fence. A brief scramble and Shields is on Akiyamas back but is doesn’t last long. Shields is dropping in a lot of jabs and Akiyama hits him with a picture perfect sweep/throw. Shields pops up and is shooting some straight punches. Akiyama goes for the high kick at the bell.
They open up with an exchange right off the bat. Akyiama goes for the sweep again but Shileds defends. Spinning elbow lands for Akiyama. Shields scores a 1,2 but eats a hard right hand that damn near spins him around. He jabs and shoots but Akiyama stops him again. Body kick from Akiyama. Shileds ties him up. They separate and Sheilds probes with the jab again. Low kick from Akiyama.. Shields is staying busy and may actually be winning based on that alone. Akiyama slips a right hand and tosses Shields down high and hard. Sheilds pops back to his feet and takes Akiyamas back. Shields pushes him to the fence and they are working as the horn sounds.
Low kick lands for Shields and he follows with a straight combination. He walks into a right hand but keeps on coming. Another nice straight punch exchange breaks out, with Shields landing more but akiyama landing the more effective strikes. Sheilds dives for the takedown again and pushes Akiyama against the fence. Low kick lands for Shields. He jabs and shoots but Akiyama shrugs him off again. Shields follows up and presses him to the fence. The ref seperates them and Akiyama goes for the throw and Shields counters. He has Akiyamas back and tries to pull him off the fence but Akiyama holds on to it. He tries a second time and Akiyama goes back to the fence. Jake finally drags him off and takes his back. He is working for the choke at the bell
Jake Shields wins via unanimous decision.
Mark Hunt vs Cheick Kongo
They touch and hunt shoots a low kick but slips. Kongo follows him back and scores a right hand. He pushes Hunt into the fence but Hunt turns him around and backs out. Jab scores for Kongo and Hunt bombs a right hand. Left hook from Hunt. Kongo shoots a low kick. Left hook knocks Kongo down but Hunt lets him back up. Right hand scores for Hunt and Kongo is hurt bad. Kongo is trying to survive but Hunt is all over him. Herb Dean is forced to step in a save Kongo.
Mark Hunt wins via TKO Rd.1
Ryan Bader Vs. Quinton Jackson
They are pumped and Rampage walks right at Bader. Bader jabs and Jackson hits him with the Diaz hands up are we gonna fight ? pose. Bader pushes Jackson against the fence and is working. Jackson pushes him off and they are back in the center. Bader just misses the right hand. Bader hits a nice up jab and lands another high right hand. He pushes Jackson against the fence and is trying to work. They break and a left hook scores for Bader. Jackson shoots but eats a hard uppercut. Jackson swings a nice pair of hooks at the end of the round. It just may be the only thing he landed all round.
Superman misses for Bader and Jackson bombs a hook that just misses. Jackson hits a jab and a brief scramble has both men agains the fence. Rampage picks bader up high and slams him hard. He lands really awkwardly but somehow hes still going. Rampage lands a knee and a lead hook and Bader is hurt bad. Somehow someway, Bader is able to wrangle Jackson and get him on his back. Bader is pushing forward and lands a handful of right hands and elbows. Jackson gets back to his feet but Bader slams him hard. Bader gets back in the drivers seat until the bell.
Jackson wings for the lead hook at the beginning of the round. Bader shoots and pushes Jackson against the fence and eventually gets him down. He is working Jackson over but not landing anything real significant. He passes to side mount and works for the kimura. Jackson is able to defend but cant get off of his back. Bader sits for a twister at the buzzer.
Ryan Bader wins via unanimous decision
Frankie Edgar vs Ben Henderson
Frankie runs to the cage. Henderson looks focused. They exchange jabs with nothing really landing. Hard low kick from the champ. Henderson tries one of his own and Frankie catches his leg. Henderson jumps and tries a heel kick that just misses. Henderson is dropping in hard kicks and Frankie shoots. The fight touches the ground but doesn’t stay there long. Henderson unloads another kick and Frankie hits a superman. Henderson kicks again and Frankie catches it but doesn’t use it. Lead right hand lands for Frankie. Uppercut lands for Henderson, he kicks but Frankie catches it and uses it for a double. They are up quickly and Frankie misses a spinning backfist. Henderson lands another low kick and the horn sounds.
Hook cross lands for Frankie and he drills Henderson with a straight right. Henderson kicks which Frankie catches and returns another pair of hard counters. He moves off but eats a right hand. He catches another kick and they are unloading on each other. Henderson is standing on one leg mind you. Henderson walks Frankie down and scores a hard knee and punch combination and Frankie looks affected. Right hand left hook for Frankie and he hits a double. Henderson sits up and Frankie grabs the guillotine. Henderson is out and they are circling. High kick misses for Henderson. Frankie shoots, Hednerson counters with a knee kick hybrid and they are exchanging. Frankie leaps into a double. An upkick from Henderson flashes Frankie for a second but he survives. His nose is shot though. Henderson is all over him at the bell
Frankie is moving well Henderson is trying to find the jab. Right hand lands for Frankie, he follows with a hook. Sanp kick from Edgar just misses. Henderson steps in for the jab and Frankie lights him up with a nice combination. A nice exchange of kicks and Edgar scores a hard right hand. Henderson puts together a hard combination around the fence. Henderson catches Edgars kick and hammers him with an uppercut. They are on the ground against the fence but Frankie is up and out. Right hand lands for Edgar. Henderson bangs edgar with a high kick but Frankie drops two in and a takedown attempt to let him know hes good. Frankie lands a nice double at the bell.
Low kick starts off Round 4 for the Champ. Frankie shoots a low kick and Henderson catches it. They are unloading on each other here. Right hand gets through for Henderson. Low blow from Henderson halts the bout. Jab lands for Henderson and Frankie lands a right hook. Hard knee from Henderson and Frankie shoots. Henderson scoops a guillotine and its tight. Frankie is able to pop out. A brief scramble and we are back on the feet. Low kick for Henderson. Right hand Counter from Frankie. Edgar walks into a left hand but forces in a right of his own. Both men are dropping in hard low kicks and sharp punches.
Henderson is yelling to the crowd. He looks fired up. Henderson kicks Edgar hard in the leg but Frankie catches and hammers the challenger. A loud straight left hands for Edgar but Henderson absorbs it easy, A right hook lands for Frankie against the fence. Henderson lands another set of low kicks and a right hand. Frankie bombs a right hand that sits Henderson down but hes ok. Henderson scrambles and they are back on the feet again. High kick from Henderson. He goes back again and Frankie catches it. He pops Henderson with a right hand and drives him to the fence. Jump knee from Henderson scores at the ten second clap. Wow they fought right to the bell.
Benson Henderson wins via unanimous decision