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UFC 126 Results

Posted on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 at 8:57PM by Aaron Kempton

With 3 separate fights that could have easily been the main event, UFC 126 was every bit of exciting as everyone thought it would be.

The night started out with a poor fight between Miguel Torres and Antonio Banuelos. With it being their first PPV appearance for the UFC, one would have expected more. Torres came out with the win, while afflicting little damage.

The second fight was between Jake Ellenberger and Carlos Eduardo Rocha. This match-up was a battle through and through, demonstrating two completely different  fighting styles. In the end, it was Ellenberger’s strength and boxing skills that got him the victory.

Our third event was a match-up between Jon Jones and Ryan Bader. Bader was undefeated heading into this fight, but was considered the under dog. Jones showed his strength against the strong wrestler, and controlled almost every aspect of this fight, ending it with a strong guillotine. After the fight, it was announced that Jones would be facing Shogun Rua for the Light Heavyweight Title at UFC 128.

The third fight was between Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin in a Light Heavyweight show down. Griffin looked significantly bigger than Franklin, and dominated every aspect of the stand-up and ground game. Griffin would end up winning by unanimous decision.

The main event was between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort. The match-up begun with the two fighters feeling each other out, and not making the first move. Belfort then exchanged with Silva, and made it seem as if he had something to offer the champ. This idea was shot down shortly after with a single front kick that landed right under the chin of Belfort, followed with a series of punches for the KO.

Comments (2)

  1. Cutthroat wrote:
    February 6, 2011 at 2:11 am

    First off. I am still speechless about Silvas front kick.

    I had Bader with a Knockout on Jones. I think Bader made a huge mistake by attempting any kind of ground game. He may have that history of collegiate wrestling, but Jones is just viscious. Can’t wait to see what happens in the Shogun fight.

    Forrest and Franklin went almost like I thought. Aside from as much ground work by Forrest. He had a little cage rust but I was impressed with diversity of Griffins game. Even had a buckle on Franklin. Nice fight.

    Like I said. Still speechless.
    The fight from the beginning was unlike I had pictured. No contact for almost 2 minutes. Belfort seeming to have the upperhand until a front kick from HELL. Not a Silva fan but my god. Please Belfort-Silva 2 or maybe finally see Silva-GSP?

  2. Cutthroat wrote:
    February 6, 2011 at 3:41 am

    And by the looks of it. The Superfight between Silva and GSP will happen if GSP wins April 29th against Sheilds. Wow.

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