This past Saturday night was a great night of fights and stories at UFC 132. The first story of the night was in the fight between Tito Ortiz and Ryan Bader. Dana White said if Tito lost this fight his career would be over in the UFC. Well Tito made quick work of Ryan Bader by beating him with a submission (guillotine choke) at 1:56 of round 1. A lot of people think that this could put Tito back into title contention but we will have to wait and see what Dana White says.
The second story of the night was Chris Leban fighting his hero Wanderlei Silva. Silva has been in a lot of wars and it caught up with him because Leben defeated Silva by KO (punches) at 0:27 of round 1. Dana White has told the media that Silva’s career is probably over. If so, he had a great career and has fought some of the best in the world. Chris Leban may have put himself in contention as well, but can anyone really stop Anderson Silva?
The final story of the night was in the Main Event. Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz was out to beat Urijah Faber to avenge a lost that he suffered from him four years earlier. The fight went all five rounds and it looked pretty even from what I saw. In the end though, Cruz defeafed Faber by unanimous decision (50–45, 49–46, 48–47) to retain the UFC Bantamweight Championship. Faber looked shocked and disappointed by the result but he even stated that he didn’t do enough to earn the decision. There is no doubt in my mind Urijah Faber will be in another title fight sooner then we all think.
Here are other results from UFC 132
Preliminary card (Facebook)
-Bantamweight bout: Jeff Hougland vs. Donny Walker
Hougland defeated Walker by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
-Lightweight bout: Anthony Njokuani vs. Andre Winner
Njokuani defeated Winner by unanimous decision (30–26, 30–26, 30–27).
-Middleweight bout: Brad Tavares vs. Aaron Simpson
impson defeated Tavares by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
-Bantamweight bout: Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Bowles defeated Mizugaki by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Preliminary card (televised)
-Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. Rafael dos Anjos
dos Anjos defeated Sotiropoulos by KO (punch) at 0:59 of round 1.
-Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
Guillard defeated Roller by KO (punches) at 2:12 of round 1.
-Welterweight bout: Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Condit defeated Kim by KO (flying knee & punches) at 2:58 of round 1.
-Lightweight bout: Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman
Siver defeated Wiman by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
It was a great night of fights and just think there are more great fights to come this year. Here are some of the fights coming your way.
Light Heavyweight bout: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
Light Heavyweight bout: States Rich Franklin vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira
Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Yushin Okami
Light Heavyweight bout: Maurício Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Heavyweight bout: Brendan Schaub vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
UFC Fight Night 25
Welterweight bout: Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Jon Jones (c) vs. United States Quinton Jackson
Welterweight bout: Matt Hughes vs Diego Sanchez
The UFC has become very reputable on making great fights and this is just an example of it. Keep checking back for more UFC news and fights.