Frank Mir lands a devastating knockout with a standing knee to the face of Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic at UFC 119. The knee was incredible to end an otherwise boring fight. Frank Mir is brash, he tough enough to fight against the best fighters in the UFC. Sometimes he wins like he did at UFC 119 with his devastating knee to the head of Cro Cop. Sometimes Frank Mir loses, but still he fights the best of the best heavyweights the UFC has to offer. Frank Mir is not afraid of anybody and he proved it at UFC 119. I am glad I did not buy the event of Pay per View. The fights were decent, but they were not overly exciting. UFC 119 was good enough to watch with a few of your friends at the local sports bar. You could have also picked up the preliminary fights for free on Spike TV. There was no championship fight at UFC 119. However, UFC 119 landed with a bang. Frank Mir knocked out Mirko Cro Cop with a devastating knee to the head. It was an incredible shot and an amazing ending.
Jeremy Stephens vs. Melvin Gulliard
Melvin Guillard has the speed over Jeremy Stephens in their matchup at UFC 119. Both fighters come out looking to knock each other out. Melvin Guillard lands quick hard punches throughout the fight. Jeremy Stephens lands hard kicks to Melvin Guillard and counters off Guillard’s punches. The two fighters go back and forth for the three rounds of the fight. Both fighters did well in their fight. Jeremy Stephens looked a bit stiff through the fight, but landed good kicks and punches. Guillard was quick and his punches were hard. Two judges scored the fight pretty even. One judge must have been asleep through the entire fight. He scored the fight 30-27 for Melvin Guilliard. Melvin Guillard beats Jeremy Stephens at UFC 119 by split decision. Dana White tells the fighters in the UFC all the time not to let the fight go to the judges. Guilliard deserved the close decision for his quick combinations and ring savvy.
Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk
Sean Sherk was the UFC Lightweight Champion in 2007. He was suspended for a year for steroids use and lost his title. In UFC 119 Sean Sherk fights Evan Dunham. Sherk controls the first round against Evan Dunham and lands a crushing elbow which cuts Dunham. The blood gushes, the doctor is called and the fight goes on. The cut over Dunham’s right eye is huge. It looks horrible. Most of the second round is controlled by Sean Sherk. He gets caught in a guillotine, but breaks free. Dunham turns up the pressure near the end of the round. He kicks and punches Sherk and lands two flying knees. Dunham comes out for the third round ready to fight. He wobbles Sherk with a right high kick. Sherk goes for a takedown, but Dunham gets right back up. Dunham peppers Sherk with punches in round three. He wobbles him with two more flying knees. The third round ends and the crowd cheers for Dunham. For some reason the judges give a split decision to Sean Sherk and not to Evan Dunham. The crowd boos. I am still booing with the decisions at UFC 119.
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle
Matt Serra and Chris Lytle are friends. They are UFC fighters and agree to fight each other in UFC 119. Both men come out trying to knock each other out. Lytle gets the better of Serra through most of the fight. He seems to be stronger, quicker and have more stamina than Serra. Serra gives all he has, but is no match for Chris Lytle. Chris Lytle wins the match by unanimous decision. He was the better of the two fighters tonight at UFC 119.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is better on his feet and Ryan Bader is better on the ground. Ryan Bader is an excellent wrestler. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira lands a couple good punches to start the fight. Ryan Bader takes Nogueira down and shows him what ground and pound is like. He keeps Nogueira down and lands some decent punches from the top. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira finally gets back to his feet and lands a good shot to the liver. Ryan Bader controlled round one and wins it. The last two rounds of the fight are decided by ring control. Round two is very close because Noguira is a tough UFC fighter. Both men tire in round three because they are both giving it all they have to win this fight. Ryan Bader wins the fight by unanimous decision because he controlled most of the fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119. Nogueira got his shots in, but not enough to win the fight.
The Main Event
Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic
Frank Mir and Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic fought two even, but boring rounds at the main event at UFC 119. There really was not much action. The fighters were feeling each other out. Frank Mir was trying to take Mirko Cro Cop down with little or no success. Finally, the action came in the third round. The fighters begin the round just like the first two. It is getting boring and neither man deserves to win the bout. Suddenly Frank Mir lands an incredible standing knee to the face of Cro Cop. Cro Cop is instantly out and falls into a heap on the ground. Frank Mir lands a couple of punches before the ref stops the fight. The official time is 4:02 of the third. Frank Mir lands a devastating knockout against Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic at UFC 119’s main event.
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TJ Grant defeats Julio Paulino by Unanimous decision
Waylon Lowe defeats Steve Lopez by split decision
Thiago Tavares defeats Pat Audinwood by guillotine choke submission
Sean McCorkle defeats Mark Hunt quickly with a Kimora
UFC 119 was not what it was cracked up to be. The main event lacked exciting until the devastating knee to the head Frank Mir landed against Mirko Cro Crop. Mirko Cro Crop will be seeing stars for a while tonight. Dana White is going to have to put together a better group of fights than what we saw at UFC 119. This is especially true if he expects people to pay for his Pay per View events with their hard earned money. UFC 119 should have actually been put on Spike TV as a free event for once. Frank Mir’s devastating knockout should have made some of the crowd go home at UFC 119. The fight was otherwise boring, but at least he gave us something to talk about at UFC 119.Sources
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