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Five men clinch spots in Day 2 for the round of 16:

Cain Velasquez
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Think Davis has as well....?

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Think Davis has as well....?



Nope. Sonnen and rothwell could both win which would put all three guys at 2-1. It's only a clinch if the two 1-1 guys are fighting eachother

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Group A - Day 3
(2-0) #16 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Poor_Franklin) vs. (1-1) #27 Rashad Evans (Pookie)
(1-1) #30 Stipe Miocic (Budgelism) vs. (0-2) #24 Glover Teixeira (emfleek)

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- Antonio 'Minotauro' Rodrigo Nogueira vs. 'Sugar' Rashad Evans

>We are underway!
>Nogueira avoids a quick jab and hits a hard right kick to the legs.
>Both fighters come in and exchange strikes, but neither does any damage.
>A leg kick misses badly, giving Evans an opening to score with a lightning fast couple of jabs and a right cross.
>Nogueira looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Evans uses his strikes to stop Nogueira from getting too close.
>Evans looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Standing his ground, Nogueira looks happy to engage Evans in the pocket.
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes, but neither scores.
>Having stepped in close to throw their strikes, they end up clinched.
>Nogueira uses dirty boxing and gets in a few crisp punches on Evans as they grapple.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Clinched with Evans, Nogueira looks to try and take him down.
>The takedown is completed, Evans is on his back and pulls guard.
>Nogueira throws a few strikes, but they are without venom.
>Using his leg strength to push Nogueira back a bit, Evans looks to scramble for position.
>There wasn't enough separation though, Nogueira is able to catch him and secure side control.
>Nogueira begins trying to get himself into a mount.
>Evans keeps Nogueira at side control, not letting the mount happen.
>Evans tries to sweep Nogueira but can't do it.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Nogueira throws a few right hands, but is mainly trying to catch his breath.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round one.
>That round goes to Nogueira, 10-9 on my card.
>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>It sounded like his corner told Nogueira to attempt to get Evans to the floor in this round.
>Both fighters come in and throw strikes, there is no real damage done by either.
>Both fighters come toe-to-toe and strike, but none of the strikes result in significant damage being done.
>There is an exchange of strikes, but neither fighter does any damage.
>Not comfortable in the pocket, Evans steps back and creates some space.
>Nogueira throws a combination of rights and lefts, using them as cover so that he can shoot in.
>A counter right hook catches Nogueira hard, almost putting him down!
>Nogueira has to cover up to absorb a nice one-two combination, having been off balance after falling for a feint.
>Evans drops his shoulder and feints to step in, but Nogueira isn't buying it.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Evans counters an errant left jab with a lightning fast couple of jabs and a right cross.
>Evans looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Nogueira.
>Nogueira sees a chance for a takedown attempt, but Evans is able to defend it.
>They come together and throw strikes, both miss.
>Nogueira slips out of the way of a jab.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Nogueira shoots in for a takedown.
>Nogueira gets caught out and eats a stiff left jab.
>A left jab misses and Nogueira strikes back with a big right kick to the outside of the thigh.
>Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Evans.
>There's the bell and round number three begins!
>Judging from what we heard from his corner, Nogueira is looking to avoid strikes and take it to the ground in this round.
>Nogueira feints left, then right.
>Nogueira slips out of the way of a combination of short sharp punches.
>Evans tries for a left jab but Nogueira moves out of range.
>Evans looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Nogueira.
>Nogueira seems happy to engage with Evans in the pocket.
>Using good head movement, Evans slips past a tight combination and hits a straight left.
>Nogueira uses head movement to avoid a left jab.
>Moving in closer, Nogueira looks like he may want to wrestle Evans.
>Evans snaps off a strong left jab as a counter, but it misses the target.
>Moving forward, Nogueira counters a left jab with a crisp left hand punch.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Nogueira comes in closer, looking to wrestle with Evans.
>Evans uses his strikes to stop Nogueira from getting close enough to grapple.
>Nogueira feints stepping in.
>Evans looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Nogueira.
>Nogueira now has Evans standing in the pocket.
>There is an exchange of strikes, but neither fighter does any damage.
>In close proximity from the strikes they threw, they fall into a messy clinch.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Nogueira tries to pick Evans up for a slam.
>There's the slam! Evans is planted onto his back, and pulls guard.
>Nogueira starts trying to work to get past the guard.
>He can't quite manage to get past guard on this attempt.
>Nogueira blocks Evans as he tries a sweep from the guard.
>Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Nogueira.
>The ring announcer is now giving the official scores.
>All three judges have given 29-28.
>Antonio 'Minotauro' Rodrigo Nogueira wins by unanimous decision!
>Official Result: Antonio 'Minotauro' Rodrigo Nogueira defeats 'Sugar' Rashad Evans (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Good.

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- Stipe Miocic vs. Glover Teixeira

>We are underway!
>Teixeira avoids several big right hands and counters with a hard kick across the side.
>A barrage of punches miss and Teixeira strikes back with a kick to the ribs.
>A wayward low right kick allows Miocic to hit a barrage of big punches on Teixeira!
>Teixeira uses head movement to dodge a jab, and counters with a kick to the side of the ribs.
>Using head movement to slip past a left jab, Teixeira hits a quick series of punches.
>Teixeira dodges a jab, and fires back with a kick to the outside of the knee.
>A left jab misses, giving Teixeira the chance to hit back with a solid right hook to the body.
>Slipping past the blow, Teixeira counters an attempted knock out punch with a scything low kick to the legs.
>Stipe Miocic is going to end up limping if he takes too many more of those strikes.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Teixeira dodges a jab, and fires back with a punch.
>Using head movement, Teixeira slips past a left jab and counters with a crisp left.
>Teixeira slips past a jab and scores with a jab.
>A left jab misses, giving Teixeira the chance to hit back with a kick to the inside of the left thigh.
>Good head movement allows Miocic to roll past an attempted knock out punch and counter with a nice jab.
>Slipping past a left jab, Miocic hits a crisp left jab.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Teixeira uses head movement to cause a left jab to sail harmlessly by.
>Not comfortable in the pocket, Miocic steps back and creates some space.
>Miocic looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Teixeira.
>Miocic moves into the pocket.
>The time runs out on round one.
>A superb round of action there, and the fans are all on their feet now.
>That was a 10-8 to Teixeira on my card, Miocic was well behind.
>We are back underway!
>Teixeira counters a left jab with a superb combination of left hook to the body and a big right cross.
>An attempted inside leg kick misses, giving Miocic the opportunity to counter with a stinging left jab.
>Teixeira slips past a left jab and fires back with a kick to the outside of the left knee.
>Stipe Miocic is finding it hard to put any weight on his injured leg.
>Miocic looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Teixeira.
>Teixeira counters with a left jab that catches Miocic hard.
>Teixeira looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Teixeira is now standing in the pocket.
>Teixeira uses head movement to dodge a jab, and counters with a right hook to the body.
>Miocic sees a low kick being set up and strikes first with a solid punch.
>Teixeira lets a jab sail wide and counter-strikes with a great right hand, Miocic is knocked down!
>Miocic shakes off the blow almost immediately though, and waits for Teixeira to make a move.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Teixeira leans in and hits Miocic with a solid right hand, but doesn't get pulled down into guard.
>On his back, Miocic can't do much to stop a kick to the leg.
>Teixeira avoids an up-kick and is able to catch Miocic with a nice punch.
>Teixeira kicks Miocic to the thigh.
>Teixeira tries to secure a ground position.
>Teixeira attains side control.
>Teixeira hits a knee strike to the ribs.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Teixeira attempts to move to mount.
>He easily gets the mount.
>Teixeira tries to lock Miocic in an armbar.
>Miocic stacks up Teixeira and punches away until he stops the armbar attempt. Miocic gets side control off it.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round two.
>The crowd is buzzing after a very exciting round.
>Teixeira takes that round easily by 10-8 on my score card.
>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>Teixeira avoids a leg kick and scores with a stinging left jab.
>Teixeira counters a left jab with a couple of shots to the body and a nice right uppercut.
>Advancing, Miocic counters a left jab by using a barrage of huge rights, knocking Teixeira down!
>Teixeira recovers his wits quickly, and waits for Miocic to make a move.
>Miocic tries to secure a ground position.
>Miocic dives in, but Teixeira pushes him away and starts to scramble.
>Neither fighter manages to impose himself in the scramble, and they both end up standing.
>Miocic looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Miocic is surprised by a vicious countering right uppercut, but he avoids it at the last second.
>Glover Teixeira is breathing very hard.
>Both fighters come toe-to-toe and strike, but none of the strikes result in significant damage being done.
>Neither fighter backs away, instead they both choose to start swinging!
>A right hook lands from Teixeira, the best punch of the exchange.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Backing out of range, Miocic circles tentatively.
>Teixeira seems to be waiting for Miocic to make a move.
>Teixeira feints throwing a jab.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Miocic counters a left jab with a barrage of big right hands, knocking Teixeira down!
>Miocic doesn't have time to capitalise though, as Teixeira recovers his wits quickly.
>Miocic tries to secure a ground position.
>Miocic dives in, but Teixeira pushes him away and starts to scramble.
>Miocic ends up having to pull guard, losing out in the scramble.
>Teixeira throws a few strikes, but they are without venom.
>We reach the time limit and this fight is over.
>That round goes to Miocic, 10-9 on my card.
>The judges' scores are now being announced.
>All three judges have scored it 29-28.
>Glover Teixeira wins by unanimous decision!
>Official Result: Glover Teixeira defeats Stipe Miocic (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Great.

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Wow! We have a three way tie in Group A!

Going by the tiebreaker, Stipe Miocic is eliminated because he lost to Big Nog the quickest (Big Nog defeated him R1, the other two by UD). Between Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira; Evans won the head to head match with Glover, putting him into the Round of 16!

Big Nog and Rashad move on while Glover and Stipe head home.

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Group B - Day 3
*(2-0) #1 Cain Velasquez (Poor_Franklin) vs. *(2-0) #4 Daniel Cormier (Playground_Samurai)
†(0-2) #8 Josh Barnett (emfleek) vs. †(0-2) #23 Alexander Gustafsson (jjeans)

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- Cain Velasquez vs. Daniel Cormier

>And here we go!
>Cormier avoids a nice combination.
>Cormier swiftly avoids a barrage of big punches, having fallen for a feint.
>Velasquez fakes shooting in, but Cormier doesn't fall for it.
>Velasquez keeps out of range, assessing the situation.
>Not letting up, Cormier steps in closer to pressure Velasquez into action.
>Cormier uses a nice combination as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>A counter right hook catches Cormier hard, almost putting him down!
>A weak right kick is countered by Velasquez with a clean left.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>There's a takedown attempt from Cormier.
>A counter right cross is too slow to catch Cormier.
>Velasquez cannot stop the takedown, and has to pull guard.
>Cormier throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move.
>Velasquez uses his legs to push Cormier away, into a standing position.
>Velasquez grabs a kick and uses it to pull Cormier down into guard.
>Cormier begins trying to pass guard and get a better position.
>Cormier isn't able to pass guard on this attempt.
>Velasquez uses his legs to push Cormier back, and tries to scramble for position.
>Cormier is too quick though, and is on top of Velasquez in a flash, forcing him to turtle up.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round one.
>An extremely close round, could have gone either way, but personally I'll give it to Cormier 10-9.
>There's the bell and round number two begins!
>Velasquez counters a tight combination by hitting a couple of nice rights.
>Cormier counters a wayward left jab with a kick to the inside of the left leg.
>Velasquez drops a shoulder, suckering Cormier into expecting a single leg attempt.
>Velasquez follows up by throwing a vicious right uppercut, but Cormier evades it at the last second.
>Velasquez feints rushing in, but withdraws.
>Cormier moves in quickly after a wayward punch and hits a sharp kick to the shin.
>Strikes to the leg like that will take their toll.
>Velasquez counters a one-two combination with a nice jab.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Velasquez looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Cormier lets Velasquez get closer.
>Cormier comes in, looking for a quick double leg takedown from close range.
>Velasquez counters with a left jab that catches Cormier hard.
>Velasquez is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Velasquez is in the pocket, ready to attack Cormier.
>Velasquez looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Cormier.
>Cormier tries to counter Velasquez with a right hand, but it only thumps into the gloves.
>Cormier looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Velasquez.
>Cormier is in the pocket, ready to attack Velasquez.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>From the pocket, Cormier shoots in for a double leg.
>Velasquez stuffs the takedown attempt.
>Velasquez is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>The two fighters move closer, ready to strike.
>Velasquez circles away, creating some distance between them.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round two.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Velasquez.
>We are back underway!
>Velasquez covers up in the face of a combination of short sharp punches, then fires back with a left.
>Cormier feints left and tries to get Velasquez to commit to a strike, but gets no joy.
>Cormier uses a smart combination to get Velasquez to cover up, then shoots in looking for a takedown.
>Velasquez tries to step away from the takedown.
>Velasquez avoids the takedown attempt.
>A feinted high kick gets a reaction, and Cormier is lucky to avoid the follow-up inside leg kick.
>Velasquez looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Cormier.
>Keen to maintain some distance, Cormier uses strikes to keep Velasquez away.
>Cormier avoids a tight combination.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Velasquez gets Cormier with a punch to the ribs, but it lacked power.
>Cormier steps in to put some pressure on.
>Cormier uses a smart combination to get Velasquez to cover up, then shoots in looking for a takedown.
>Velasquez attempts to avoid Cormier as he shoots in.
>The takedown doesn't work, Velasquez saw it coming and got out of range.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>Velasquez comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Cormier now has Velasquez standing in the pocket.
>Cormier uses head movement to dodge a jab, and counters with a kick to the inside of the left leg.
>There are signs that Cain Velasquez is definitely feeling the damage done to his legs.
>Cormier is doing the smart thing by targeting the legs.
>It will clearly slow Velasquez down and weaken his striking.
>Velasquez falls down, clutching his groin...I think the kick accidentally caught him south of the border!
>Fortunately he signals that he will be able to continue.
>The clock is stoppped, giving him time to recover.
>Velasquez steps in but an exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Not letting Velasquez settle at all, Cormier comes in closer.
>The time runs out and that round is over, and so is the fight.
>There was very little to separate them in that round, but I'll give that one 10-9 to Velasquez.
>The judges' scores are now being announced.
>Judge #1 has given 30-27 to Velasquez.
>Judge #2 has given 29-28 to Cormier.
>Judge #3 scores the contest as 29-28 to Velasquez.
>So the winner, by split decision, is Cain Velasquez!
>Official Result: Cain Velasquez defeats Daniel Cormier (Split Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Decent.

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- Josh 'The Warmaster' Barnett vs. Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson

>The fight begins!
>Moving forward, Gustafsson counters a left jab with an excellent combination.
>A nice combination fails to land, allowing Barnett to hit back with a clean left.
>Barnett uses a nice combination as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>Gustafsson tries to step away from the takedown.
>Barnett doesn't get the takedown, Gustafsson avoided it.
>Gustafsson throws a leg kick but Barnett avoids it.
>Barnett feints going high, but Gustafsson doesn't buy it.
>Barnett catches a weak right kick to the legs and uses it to go for a takedown, and gets it! Gustafsson has to pull guard.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Gustafsson is controlled against the ground, unable to shift Barnett off of him.
>Barnett looks to get past the guard.
>He can't get free of the guard.
>Gustafsson brings his legs up and tries to lock Barnett in a triangle choke.
>Barnett blocks the attempt.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>The referee decides that there is a lack of progress being made and stands them back up.
>Gustafsson is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>The two fighters move closer, ready to strike.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Barnett.
>And here we go, round two!
>Gustafsson feints stepping in.
>Barnett counters a left jab by hitting a jab.
>Barnett grabs a slow leg kick and goes straight for a takedown, and gets it! Gustafsson has to pull guard.
>Gustafsson is controlled against the ground, unable to shift Barnett off of him.
>Barnett lies on top of Gustafsson, basically smothering him.
>Time slips away as Barnett successfully keeps Gustafsson stuck against the ground.
>The clock runs down as Gustafsson is being smothered against the ground by Barnett.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Barnett is trying to pass guard.
>Gustafsson is ready for the attempt though, and keeps Barnett firmly in guard.
>Gustafsson tries to ensnare Barnett in a triangle.
>Barnett pulls free before the triangle can be locked in.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>The referee decides that there is a lack of progress being made and stands them back up.
>An exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>I have to give that round to Barnett, but only a 10-9.
>Round three begins!
>A straight left fails to land and Barnett is able to fire back with a straight left.
>Barnett sees a right body kick coming, grabs it, shoots in for a takedown, getting it! Gustafsson manages to pull guard.
>The clock runs down as Gustafsson is being smothered against the ground by Barnett.
>Barnett is trying to pass guard.
>Barnett isn't able to pass guard on this attempt.
>Gustafsson raises his legs and tries to get Barnett into a triangle choke.
>Barnett brilliantly spins out of the attempt and gets side control.
>Barnett attempts to roll Gustafsson slightly and take his back.
>Barnett takes the back, Gustafsson could do nothing about it.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Gustafsson is in increasing trouble, as Barnett gets both hooks in.
>Barnett, with both hooks in, attempts to get a rear naked choke fully applied.
>Barnett gets the rear naked choke fully applied and Gustafsson has to tap out!
>By submission, the winner is Josh Barnett!
>Official Result: Josh 'The Warmaster' Barnett defeats Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson (Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:23 of round 3). The match was rated as being Poor.

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Cain and Cormier finish 1-2 with a close split decision! Cain will face Rashad Evans and Cormier will face Big Nog in the Round of 16!

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Shane Carwin has announced retirement after the world cup!

Will he make it to the elimination round? Will he finish his career with a World Cup championship?

We will see how he fares tomorrow!!

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I just now realized how fucked over Fleek got...

His first pick Barnett (#8 overall) was paired with Cain (#1) and Cormier (#4)

His second pick Werdum (#9 overall) was put into the other Group of Death with JDS (#2) and Reem (#5)

Jeeeeeeeesus the random number sim had it out for the Fleek

FYI: I've been updating the OP with the Round of 16 matchups/dates/etc....

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keep em coming! i'm loving it!

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

keep em coming! i'm loving it!



I've really enjoyed doing it! I'm on the edge of my seat every time it sims through. There are gonna be a lot of great match-ups in the knockout round!

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Group C
(2-0) #13 Dan Henderson (Playground_Samurai) vs. (1-1) #32 BJ Penn (Poor_Franklin)
(1-1) #10 Shane Carwin (jjeans) vs. (0-2) #21 Shogun Rua (jakewalters)

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- Dan 'Hendo' Henderson vs. B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn

>There's the opening bell!
>Moving forward, Henderson counters a left jab with a nice jab.
>Penn shoots in, looking for a takedown.
>Penn can't get the takedown, Henderson defends it well and pulls them into a clinch.
>Henderson is looking to muscle Penn back against the cage.
>Henderson manages it, and controls Penn up against the cage.
>Showing his ability to control opponents, Henderson smothers Penn against the cage while nailing him with short strikes to the body for over a minute.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Showing his ability to exert control, Henderson smothers Penn up against the cage for over a minute.
>With the fighters having been stuck against the cage for quite a while, the referee bringing them back to the center.
>Henderson looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Penn.
>They start grappling, Penn looks happy to engage Henderson at close quarters.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Penn attempts to wrestle Henderson to the ground.
>Penn can't get the takedown, Henderson defended it well.
>Henderson turns Penn slightly, creating enough space so that he can break free of the grapple.
>Henderson fakes a lunge.
>Not letting up, Penn quickly steps in closer to attack Henderson.
>The time runs out on round one.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Henderson.
>There's the bell and round number two begins!
>Henderson slips out of the way of a combination of short sharp punches.
>Henderson steps back to avoid a one-two combination.
>Henderson counters a wayward left jab with a jab.
>A showdown where they both exchange strikes only results in a stalemate.
>In close proximity from the strikes they threw, they fall into a messy clinch.
>With a good grip giving him solid control over Penn, Henderson looks to wrestle him down.
>Henderson can't get Penn down to the ground.
>Penn tries to get clear of the grapple, but Henderson holds him in place.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Using his wrestling skills, Henderson is trying to push Penn up against the cage.
>Henderson does it, Penn is stuck with his back to the cage.
>Henderson smothers Penn up against the cage while using the occasional short sharp punch to the body, keeping him stuck there for well over a full minute.
>Dan Henderson doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>Penn takes a knee strike to the inside of his own knee.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Henderson pins Penn up against the cage and uses dirty boxing to inflict some damage.
>Having been stuck against the cage for a while without any progress, the referee brings them back to the center.
>Penn is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Henderson waits for Penn to step in, then he dives forward and hits a single leg.
>Dan Henderson looks like he is on the verge of exhaustion.
>Henderson throws a few strikes, but is clearly slowing things down so that he can catch his breath.
>The time runs out on round two.
>That round goes to Henderson, 10-9 on my card.
>We are back underway!
>It sounded like his corner told Penn to go after Henderson and look to finish it.
>There is an exchange of strikes, but neither fighter does any damage.
>Henderson gets suckered in by a feint, and is fortunate to avoid the barrage of big right hands that follow it.
>A visibly tired Henderson is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Penn.
>To counter, Penn throws a huge right hand which doesn't miss by much.
>Breathing very hard, B.J. Penn is looking ragged.
>Looking tired, Henderson comes in closer, attempting to wrestle with Penn.
>Henderson is surprised by a vicious countering right uppercut, but he avoids it at the last second.
>A jab misses, allowing Penn to counter-strike with a flurry of quick punches.
>Looking tired, Henderson comes in closer, attempting to wrestle with Penn.
>Penn throws a vicious right hand as a counter, but it misses the target.
>Henderson, who is visibly tired, looks like he might want to get in close and wrestle with Penn.
>Henderson can't get close enough to grapple, Penn keeps him away with strikes.
>B.J. Penn looks very, very tired.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Penn throws a looping punch, but Henderson avoids it.
>Henderson doesn't press the issue, allowing Penn to circle.
>Moving in closer, a tired-looking Penn apparently wants to strike from the pocket.
>Standing his ground, Henderson looks happy to engage Penn in the pocket.
>Looking tired, Henderson comes in closer, attempting to wrestle with Penn.
>He pulls Penn into a grapple.
>Henderson is looking to muscle Penn back against the cage.
>Henderson does it, Penn is stuck with his back to the cage.
>Dan Henderson looks like he is completely out of gas.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Henderson shows great control, keeping Penn pressed against the cage while punishing him with sharp strikes to the body for roughly a minute.
>Henderson smothers Penn against the cage, then uses his dirty boxing skills to his advantage.
>The fight comes to an end as the time limit expires.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Henderson.
>The official scores are being reported now.
>All three judges have scored it 30-27.
>Dan Henderson wins by unanimous decision!
>Official Result: Dan 'Hendo' Henderson defeats B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Average.

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- Shane Carwin vs. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua

>And here we go!
>A left hand misses, allowing Shogun to counter with a straight left.
>Carwin drops his shoulder as a feint, trying to draw a strike.
>Shogun uses a feint to get Carwin off balance, but the nice sequence of punches that follow don't find their mark.
>Carwin comes in, looking for a quick takedown.
>He gets a big takedown and he ends up in half guard.
>Carwin unloads with big right hands from half guard, and Shogun is struggling to cope!
>Carwin fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force.
>Carwin looks to get past the half guard.
>He passes guard with ease, moving straight into the mount.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Carwin pounds away from the mount, and Shogun is in serious trouble!
>Carwin unloads with big punches from the mount, but Shogun is able to deal with most of them.
>Carwin pounds away on Shogun, but few of the shots lands clean.
>Shane Carwin is breathing very hard.
>Carwin pounds away with punches from the mount, but doesn't really do a great deal of damage.
>Carwin tries to set up Shogun for an armbar.
>Shogun rolls with it, using the armbar attempt as a way of getting on top in side control.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Shogun tries to ensnare Carwin in a kimura.
>A kimura is fully applied, Carwin is in huge trouble!
>Shockingly, Shogun loses it! Carwin pops his arm free, and has somehow survived!
>Carwin gets some separation and tries to scramble for position.
>Shane Carwin looks like he doesn't have a lot left to give.
>Shogun ends up holding a waist-lock behind Carwin, who is kneeling.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Carwin.
>Round two begins!
>It sounded like his corner told Shogun to hit Carwin with everything he has in this round.
>After a one-two combination narrowly misses, Carwin is able to strike back with a crisp left hand punch.
>Both throw strikes at each other, both easily defend the other's attempt.
>Shogun steps in, feints a kick, then darts back out.
>An exchange of blows doesn't really produce any damage or a clear advantage.
>Shogun looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Carwin.
>He gets into range.
>Both fighters come in and exchange strikes, but neither does any damage.
>Shogun throws rights and lefts, but Carwin covers up well and none of the shots find a home.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Both fighters throw strikes, no significant damage is inflicted by either.
>They both meet with strikes, but neither does any damage.
>Shogun tries for a body kick but Carwin sees it coming and avoids it.
>Carwin uses head movement to avoid a left jab.
>Shogun circles away, creating some distance between them.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Moving in closer, Shogun looks like he wants to strike from the pocket.
>Shogun moves into the pocket.
>A showdown where they both exchange strikes only results in a stalemate.
>The time runs out on round two.
>Hopefully the fighters will do a little more in the next round, as that was deathly dull.
>That was a very close round, but I think Shogun just about edged it.
>Round three begins!
>Between rounds we could hear the corner of Shogun telling him to go right at Carwin, hard and fast.
>Shogun avoids a jab and scores with a quick spinning back fist!
>That last blow may have really hurt Carwin, he staggers backward looking dazed!
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes but neither hits.
>Having stepped in close to throw their strikes, both fighters start swinging!
>A massive right hook connects, Shogun is knocked down...he is out cold!
>Shane Carwin takes the victory by way of Knock Out!
>Official Result: Shane Carwin defeats Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua (Knock Out (Punch) in 1:18 of round 3). The match was rated as being Great.

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BJ put up a good fight!



he did. just couldnt keep up with the bigger guy. Penns gonna kick some ass in the LW and WW world cups

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Group D - Day 3
(1-1) #3 Mark Hunt (Budgelism) vs. (1-1) #25 Sergei Kharitonov (emfleek)
(1-1) #11 Anderson Silva (Pookie) vs. (1-1) #19 Lyoto Machida (Budgelism)

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- 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt vs. Sergei Kharitonov

>There's the opening bell!
>Kharitonov drops his shoulder as a feint, trying to draw a strike.
>Kharitonov moves out of range of a flurry of punches.
>Kharitonov avoids a flurry of punches and hits a crisp jab.
>Kharitonov avoids a right kick to the body and hits a straight left.
>Kharitonov shoots in for a takedown.
>Kharitonov goes under an attempted counter right hand.
>Kharitonov drives forward, and despite the best efforts of Hunt to stay upright, the takedown is completed!
>Hunt is left seated, with his back to the cage, with Kharitonov holding him down.
>Kharitonov starts trying to get Hunt on his back so that he can gain a better position.
>Kharitonov shows his ground skills and gets full mount!
>Kharitonov spins right around and attempts to set up a kneebar on Hunt.
>Kharitonov telegraphed the attempt and Hunt is able to immediately scramble for position.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>As Hunt goes to scramble he leaves a leg in, and Kharitonov quickly tries to grab it.
>Unable to secure the leg, Kharitonov has to turtle up, facing Hunt.
>Hunt pounds away with punches and the turtled up Kharitonov is having trouble doing anything about it!
>The referee pulls Hunt away, stopping the match!
>The winner, by TKO, is 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt!
>Official Result: 'Super Samoan' Mark Hunt defeats Sergei Kharitonov (TKO (Strikes) in 3:29 of round 1). The match was rated as being Great.

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- Anderson 'The Spider' Silva vs. Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida

>Round one begins!
>Silva tries for a right jab but Machida moves out of range.
>Machida feints going high, but Silva doesn't buy it.
>Moving in closer, Silva looks like he may want to try and clinch with Machida.
>Silva can't get close enough to clinch, Machida makes sure to keep out of range.
>A straight right from Silva fails to land.
>Machida doesn't let Silva settle, stepping in closer to impose himself.
>Silva counters an attempted body kick with a series of hard lefts!
>Looking glassy-eyed, Machida staggers backward...he may have been stunned by that last blow!
>Silva grabs the stunned Machida in a guillotine choke and drops down to tighten it!
>Machida can't escape the guillotine, it's tight enough that he has to tap!
>The winner, by submission, is Anderson 'The Spider' Silva!
>Official Result: Anderson 'The Spider' Silva defeats Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida (Submission (Guillotine) in 2:42 of round 1). The match was rated as being Great.

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In the razor thin Group D, the winner of each match was destined for the knockout round. Anderson Silva submitted his teammate Lyoto Machida, and in what may have been the fight of the tournament Mark Hunt comes back from being dominated on the ground to TKO Sergei Kharitonov. What incredible fights!!!

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