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Anthony Johnson vs Vitor Belfort

UFC 152 Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort: Results

Main Event

Jon Jones Defeated Vitor Belfort via R4 Submission at 00:00:54 into the round. The champion, Jon Jones, was put into a difficult position when Vitor applied an armbar that really seemed to put the champion into a bad position but Jones whethered the storm. According to an article at http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/9/23/3375634/ufc-152-results-jon-jones-submits-vitor-belfort-in-fourth-round Jones stated, “I honestly was waiting for it to break,” he said. “I was not going to tap out.” It was Jones though,

Co-Main Event

Joseph Benavidez lost a hard-fought split decision to Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson, who is now the first UFC 125lb champion.  All in all it really did seem as though Demetrious Johnson was the better fighter and really did a lot to prove that he was champion material.  Mighty Mouse proved to have overwhelming speed and technical striking that far outmatched Benavidez.  By the end of the fight Benavidez looked pretty well tagged up while Johnson looked like he was ready for some close-ups and a wild after party.

Michael Bisping found himself struggling against Brian Stann where he ended up winning a unanimous decision victory. If this puts Bisping into a top contender position it would definitely seem surprising. It appears Bisping has at least one more fight with a top ranked competitor before getting his first shot at a belt. Maybe a Chris Weiman fight should be in the cards for ‘The Count’.

Matt Hamill had a successful UFC return when he battled it out with Roger Hollett and earned a unanimous decision. The former Ultimate Fighter combatant showed a bit of ring rust but he a well matched opponent should have helped Hammil shake any cobwebs he may have had prior to entering the octagon.

Cub Swanson looked great against Charles Oliveira when he secured a first round knock out at 2:40 of the round. Swanson’s heavy hands proved to be the deciding factor when it appeared that Oliveira may have very well been winning the round.

Vinny Magalhaes defeated Igor Pokrajac by way of a second round Submission leaving Igor looking a bit sluggish.

TJ Grant defeated Evan Dunham by way of a unanimous decision in what looked to be a very close bout with nearly even strikes landed but 3 unanswered takedowns by Dunham did not appear to be enough to gain favor with the judges.

Sean Pierson won over Lance Benoist by unanimous Decision moving Pierson to a record of 13-6-0.

Marcus Brimage beat Jimy Hettes in a unanimous decision moving the new comer Marcus to an impressive 6-1-0.

Seth Baczynski defeated Simeon Thoresen with a thud when he ended Simeon’s night by way of a knockout at 00:04:10 of round 1.

Mitch Gagnon defeated Walel Watson with an impressive 1st round submission improving his record to 9-2-0.

Kyle Noke defeated Charlie Brenneman in stunning fashion when a 1st round KO was put on the books due to a left jab followed by a straight right that sent Brenneman into lala land. An obviously shaken Brenneman tried to plead his case to the referee but the fact that he looked like Bambi on ice probably didn’t help his case.

Video

Anthony Johnson gets his pink slip

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has been let go from the UFC after having failed to make weight at his last bout, against Vitor Belfort at UFC 142.  It’s no surprise to many fight fans, that Rumble will not continue fighting for the big venue, as this is his third time missing weight during UFC weigh ins.  Johnson stepped on the scales an astonishing eleven pounds over the middleweight division limit, making him closer to a light heavyweight.

This being Johnsons third time missing weight didn’t seem to help his chances with job retention to say the least.  What could have saved Johnson’s job?  Maybe a starter would be to win the fight that he never even dropped the weight for.  Unfortunately for Johnson Vitor Belfort had other plans.  Good luck to you Johnson, maybe get a camp with better nutritionists, or find some self restraint, but whatever it is we’d like to see you continue fighting.

UFC 142 Results

Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo retains his belt after a spectacular finish.  A knee to challenger Chad Mendes’ face ends the night for the young fighter, as a first round KO is on the books with only one second remaining in the round.

Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson

It appears that no matter what weight class Johnson is officially going to be classified he still can’t edge out a win over crowd favorite Vitor Belfort.  Belfort wins the fight via rear naked choke in the first round with only eleven seconds left.

Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Massenzio

A Palhares heal hook puts an end to Mike Massenzio early in the first round as Massenzio taps with only a minute and three seconds passing.

Erick Silva vs Carlos Prater

Carlos Prater is the winner of this match, due to a controversial call by UFC referee Mario Yamasaki.  The official decision comes early in the first round where Silva is disqualified due to strikes to the back of his opponents head.

Edson Barboza vs Terry Etim

Barboza wins this fight in spectacular fashion as a spinning wheel kick lands flush on Etim ending the fight in the third round by way of knockout.  This one will surely make the highlight reels.

UFC 142 weigh in

UFC 142 kicks off with the official weigh ins, readying for the card to begin tomorrow, live on pay per view, from Rio de Janeiro.

It appears that Anthony Johnson was not able to make weight at the official weigh in coming in at 196lbs. That’s eleven pounds over the division limit in which he was attempting to cut to. Which leaves us wondering, what will this result in for the young fighter?

UFC 142: Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson

The co main event in UFC 142 appears as though it could become a real barn burner for fans of the sport.  The former light heavyweight belt holder Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (20-9), will battle it out with new middleweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson  (10-3).  Anthony Johnson has finally made the move up from welterweight after having struggled to make the cut in the past.

Fighting in Vitor’s home country can not be an advantage that Johnson is looking forward to but we have no concerns about him being prepared.

In this fight there are two excellent strikers that pack dynamite in their gloves. The question then becomes, if these two fighters nullify each others striking skills, who will hold the advantage on the mat. That is where much of the excitement of this fight could end up taking place.  In Vitor Belfort we have a black belt in BJJ and Anthony Johnson is a world class wrestler.  So will the fight end up in a knock out?  Will Vitor be able to submit the young wrestler?  Or will Anthony Johnson be able to posture up in Vitor’s guard and employ his ground and pound?  Leave your comments below and be sure to tune into UFC 142 this Saturday 1/14/2012.