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UFC 109 was full of surprises, and for us Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Lovers, the major disappointment came from the UFC newcomer Rolles Gracie. After a promising 1st round, the pressure of performing in a big event got to the big man, as he gassed and got TKO’ed in the 2nd round.
Phillipe Nover, the TUF 9 runner up lost a tough decision to Rob Emerson, after attempting several guillotines (none of which succeeded), and slugging it out with the kickboxer, the fight went to a judge’s decision, a decision that went in Emerson’s favour.
Mac Danzig, another BJJ practitioner won his battle against Buchholz. A fight that was spent on the feet for the most part, with Mac Danzig winning the fight by unanimous decision.
The other Brazilian newcomer, Ronys Torres – a black belt under André Pederneiras had an auspicious first round against UFC veteran Melvin Guillard. In a back and forth fight, the American Guillard ended the fight as the winner through an unanimous decision. The Nova Uniao black belt Torres showed glances of his talent, but not enough to surpass the American.
On the first fight of the main card, the battle between the two veteran grapplers, BJJ’er Matt Serra and the Wrestler Frank Trigg, again was spent solely on the feet, with neither of the fighters willing to engage in a ground battle. On the feet, the fight was short and sweet for the Renzo Gracie Black Belt, Serra, as the New Jersey fighter dropped Trigg to the canvas finishing the fight with some vicious shots at 2.23 minutes of the 1st round.
Demian Maia vs Dan Miller was another unpredictable fight, as none of the two BJJ’ers seemed too willing to fight on the ground. Maia said on the interview he wanted to test his new found striking stills thus the reason for the lack of ground action. The fight went to Maia’s favour with an unanimous decision for the Brazilian.
The other Brazilian on the card, special forces law enforcer Paulo Thiago had an amazing display with a very game opponent in Mike Swick. Paulo slugged it out with the fast hands of Swick and got the better of the exchange rocking Swick to the ground and finishing the fight with a brabo choke that made the American pass out at 1.54 minute of the 2nd round.
Nate Marquardt finished his streak of wins and possibly delayed his chances of another title shot by dropping a decision win against Chael Sonnen. The wrestler took Marquardt down and grinded him to a Unanimous Decision. The wrestler landed many strikes from the guard displaying his trademark ground and pound. Nate managed to cut Sonnen in a very bloody fight, and even got top position on the 3rd round, but couldn’t finish the fight.
The other submission of the night came from the veteran Randy Couture, in a fight between two UFC Hall of Fame fighters. The Greco Roman Wrestler won the bout by Rear Naked Choke, only his 3rd submission victory in the whole of his MMA career.
Full results for UFC 109
Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman – Randy by RNC
Nate Marquardt (BJJ Black Belt) vs. Chael Sonnen – Sonnen by Decision
Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago (BJJ Black Belt) –Thiago by Brabo Choke
Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller (Both BJJ Black Belts) – Maia by Decision
Matt Serra (Renzo Gracie Black Belt) vs. Frank Trigg – Serra by TKO
Mac Danzig vs. Justin Buchholz – Danzig by Decision
Ronys Torres (BJJ Black) Be vs. Melvin Guillard – Guillard by Decision
Phillipe Nover (BJJ Black Belt) vs. Rob Emerson – Emerson by Decision
Phil Davis vs. Brian Stann – Davis by Decision
Tim Hague vs. Chris Tuchschere – Tuchschere by Decision
Rolles Gracie (BJJ Black Belt) vs. Joey Beltran – Beltran by TKO