“UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” takes place this evening, Saturday, July 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Brock Lesnar and interim champ Shane Carwin.
UFC 116 airs live on Pay-Per-View starting at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET. Two preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
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UFC 116 Quick Results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-Per-View)
- Brock Lesnar def. Shane Carwin by submission (arm-triangle choke) Rd 2 (2:19)
- Chris Leben def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by submission (triangle choke) Rd 3 (4:40)
- Chris Lytle def. Matt Brown by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (2:02)
- Stephan Bonnar def. Krzysztof Soszynski by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:08)
- George Sotiropoulos def. Kurt Pellegrino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
- Brendan Schaub def. Chris Tuchscherer by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:07)
- Ricardo Romero def. Seth Petruzelli by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (3:05)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Not-Televised)
- Kendall Grove def. Goran Reljic by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- Gerald Harris def. David Branch by knockout (slam) Rd 3 (2:35)
- Daniel Roberts def. Forrest Petz by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jon Madsen def. Karlos Vemola by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC 116 Play-by-Play:
Ricardo Romero vs. Seth Petruzelli
Round 1 – Petruzelli gets his leg caught, Romero shoots, Petruzelli stuffs it. Petruzelli landing some big punches and Romero pushes him into the fence. They separate. Romero with a punch to the body. Petruzelli lands a head kick but falls, he gets up. Straight left from Petruzelli. Romero connects with a punch. Spinning back kick attempt from Petruzelli and Romero stops it by taking him down. Petruzelli is back up and comes down with the ground and pound. Romero gets the advantage and mounts Petruzelli. 1:25 left in the round. Petruzelli gives up his back, Romero locks up an Americana, then transitions to an armbar. Petruzelli getts free, stands up and drops Romero with an uppercut. Petruzelli lands a double hammerfist and Romero gets his back just before the bell sounds. Petruzelli gets the round 10-9.
Round 2 – Petruzelli looks gassed in his corner. Romero lands a left. Petruzelli lands a big knee. Romero appears hurt. Petruzelli lands a couple of punches. They go to the ground and Petruzelli attempts an armbar. Romero got out of it but is bleeding from his mouth and nose. Romero with some nice body shots while in Petruzelli’s guard. Petruzelli lands some elbows from his back. Petruzelli attempts a triangle but Romero is safe. Romero gets a crucifix position, locks on an armbar and Petruzelli taps out in severe pain. Petruzelli looked great until he gassed out. He has great potential if he got with the right camp.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ricardo Romero def. Seth Petruzelli by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (3:05)
Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Round 1 – It’s Carwin’s training partner vs. Lesnar’s training partner. Big leg kick from Tuchscherer and Schaub fires back with a few punches. Huge right hand from Schaub drops Tuchscherer and he finishes him off with several punches. It was a big right that dropped him and finished him off with a flurry.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brendan Schaub def. Chris Tuchscherer by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:07)
George Sotiropoulos vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Round 1 – Leg kick scores for Pellegrino. Sotiropoulos lands a right hook. Left jabe from Kurt. Kurt staying out of range of George’s punches so far. George drops Kurt with some punches, he follows Kurt to the ground, but Kurt gets up. Kurt lands a right hand. Nice left hook by George connects solid. Kurt gets a takedown but George gets right up. Kurt lands a couple of punches. George trying to find his range, lands a left hook, Kurt gets a takedown. George with mission control, lands some elbows from the bottom, then lands an up kick as Kurt pulls out. Kurt in full guard. I score the first round for George 10-9.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Kjurt. George grabs a single leg and takes Kurt down. George is on top in half guard. George tries to pass, Kurt defending well. George almost has mount, landing elbows from the top. George landing some good ground and pound with punches and elbows. They scramble, Kurt escapes, has his back against the cage, trying to get up. George pulls him back down and gets side control. Kurt gets to his feet, George with a body lock. George tries to slam Kurt but Kurt stays on his feet, still has the body lock though. They separate and square up. Head kick from George gets blocked. I score the round for George 10-9.
Round 3 – George landing his jab this round. Nice left hook by George and still landing the jab. Kurt’s corner told him he had to finish it. George lands a left and a right and looks to rock Kurt. Kurt shoots and gets the takedown, inside George’s full guard. Kurt lands a couple of elbows but for the most part George is protecting himself very well. George has Kurt in crackhead control and Kurt can’t really even move. George lands a few punches from the bottom. Kurt picks him up and shakes him loose. George stands up and lands a couple punches. Kurt shoots, gets stuffed. 40 seconds left in the round. George pushes Kurt against the cage. Kurt drops George with a knee right before the bell but a little too late. I’ll give the round to Kurt but give the fight to George two rounds to one.
OFFICIAL RESULT: George Sotiropoulos def. Kurt Pellegrino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
NOTE: Kurt said before this fight if he loses, he may actually consider retiring.
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar
Round 1 – Bonnar desprately needs a win. Sos comes out aggressive. Leg kick from Sos. They exchange leg kicks. Bonnar catches a leg kick, lands a counter punch and puts Sos on his back. Sos hanging on with a full guard. Sos gets up and fires off a flurry of punches. Bonnar covers up and survives. Sos grabs a body lock and Bonnar is bleeding. Bonnar lands a few elbows and a knee. Leg kick from Sos. Bonnar goes for a spinning back kick but Sos sees it and grabs him from behind.
Round 2 – Bonnar lands a big knee that dops Soszynski. From there, Bonnar gets his back and lands punches until the ref is forced to step in. That’s a big win for Bonnar. He really needed that. Bonnar gives the “American Psycho” pose.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Stephan Bonnar def. Krzysztof Soszynski by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:08)
Chris Lytle vs. Matt Brown
Round 1 – Brown throws a kick and Lytle swings big but misses. Brown clinches while Lytle punishes the body. They clinch against the cage. Brown lands a light head kick. No damage. Lytle clinches with underhooks. Brown gets a takedown, in Lytle’s guard. Lytle gets to his feet and Brown locks on a D’arce choke. Tef is looking very closely, right on top of it. Brown eventually lets it go and Lytle is back to his feet. Big right hand from Lytle. Big left hand from Lytle lands. Big leg kick from Brown. Lytle swings big and misses. Inside leg kick from Brown. Brown drops Lytle with a punch. Lytle goes for an armbar as the bell sounds. I give that round to Brown 10-9.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Brown. Lytle swings huge and misses with some big punches. Uppercut from Lytle hurts Brown. They go to the ground and Lytle locks on a one arm guillotine. Lytle moves from full mount to side control, to mounted triangle. Lytle locks on a straight armbar from the mounted triangle and Brown taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Lytle def. Matt Brown by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (2:02)
Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Round 1 – Leben back in the Octagon after just two weeks. Akiyama catches Leben’s kick and tosses him to the ground. Leben is up and they square up. Leg kick from Akiyama, Leben returns the favor. Leben with a big leg kick, again. Leben counters with a nice left. Leben with an outside, then inside leg kick. Akiyama hits Leben’s nuggets. Time out is called for The Crippler. Leg kick from Leben and Akiyama lands a combination of punches. Akiyama gets the takedown. Leben throws up an armbar, lets it go as Akiyama lands some punches. Leben has full guard, attacks with another armbar. Akiyama gets out and goes for his own armbar. Akiyama mounts with T-bag position. Leben escapes the T-bag, Akiyama in half guard. 1:00 left in the round. Akiyama still on top in half guard. Leben gets to his feet. They square up. Leg kick from Leben then a couple of punches as Akiyama gives him a toss to the ground as the bell sounds. I give Leben that round 19-9.
Round 2 – Leben slips from a head kick, gets back up. Leben lands a right hand. Akiyama with a spinning backfist, it lands but Leben does not flinch. Leben with a superman punch. Akiyama lands a couple of left hands. Akiyama tags Leben with several punches, Leben on crazy legs and drops Akyama with a punch. This is Leben’s type of fight. Akiyama with a judo throw, lands in Leben’s guard. These guys just had a great exchange on the feet. Both guys got rocked. Leben looked like a zombie for a few moments, swinging on instinct and connecting. Leben gets to his feet. Akiyama pressing him into the cage. Leben looking for a standing guillotine. Right hand by Akiyama after escaping the guillotine. Left hand from Akiyama. Leben scores with a big left and right. This is a great fight. Ten seconds left in the round. I give Leben that round 10-9.
Round 3 – Leben is smiling big. He’s in his element. Body kick from Leben. Akiyama looks tired. He gives a half hearted shot. Head kick from Leben scores, then a leg kick. Akiyama catches his kick and takes him down. Akiyama with a can opener. Leben throws up an armbar. Akiyama picks him up off the ground briefly, still hanging on the arm. Akiyama escapes and gets in Leben’s half guard. 1:50 left in the fight. Leben gets full guard and is landing big shots from his back, punches and elbows. Akiyama postures up, lands a shot. 40 seconds left. Leben locks on a triangle and throws a bunch of punches, then pulls down on Akiyama’s head. With 20 seconds left in the fight, Akiyama taps out!! Beautiful win for The Crippler!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Leben def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by submission (triangle choke) Rd 3 (4:40)
Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin
Round 1 – They touch gloves. Carwin has a low stance. Carwin jabs, misses, Lesnar does teh same. Lesnar with a double jab then shoots, the go down briefly then back to their feet. Big uppercut from Carwin. Lesnar covers up. Lesnar eats a big knee, then retreats against the cage, he goes down. Carwin is on top of him throwing a barrage of punches. Carwin is still actively defending himself, holding onto Carwin, getting wrist control. Carwin postures up, lands some more big punches and elbows. Lesnar’s head hits the canvas, but he covers up and kicks Carwin’s leg. Somehow Brock has survived. Carwin has stopped punching and is laying in Brock’s half guard. Lesnar scrambles, gets back to his feet. If there was any question about Brock’s chin, that has been answered. No one has survived Carwin’s punches before. Lesnar presses Carwin into the cage. Lesnar still leaning on him and tries to get a takedown before the bell but no dice. Carwin gets that round 10-8.
Round 2 – Carwin looks absolutely exhausted on his bench. Carwin winked at Lesnar and Lesnar smiles big. They square up. Carwin lands a punch. Lesnar shoots and puts Carwin on his back. Lesnar is in Carwin’s half guard. Lesnar with shots to the body. Lesnar gets full mount, moves to side control with an arm triangle locked in. Carwin’s eyes roll back. Lesnar tightens it deeply and Shane Carwin taps out!! Holy cow!!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brock Lesnar def. Shane Carwin by submission (arm-triangle choke) Rd 2 (2:19)