“UFC 130: Jackson vs. Hamill” takes place this evening at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., and features Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt “The Hammer” Hamill in the light heavyweight main event.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary throughout the evening. Following tonight’s event, fans can watch the UFC 130 post-fight press conference in our UFC Room.
UFC 130 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
- Quinton Jackson def. Matt Hamill by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3
- Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Travis Browne def. Stefan Struve by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (4:11)
- Rick Story def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Brian Stann def. Jorge Santiago by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:29)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
- Demetrious Johnson def. Miguel Torres by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Tim Boetsch def. Kendall Grove by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook.com)
- Gleison Tibau def. Rafael Oliveira by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:38)
- Michael McDonald def. Chris Cariaso by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Renan Barao def. Cole Escovedo by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
UFC 130 play-by-play:
Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson
Round 1 – Torres has a six inch height advantage. Johnson is only five-foot-three inches tall. Leg kick from Johnson. Again. Again on the inside. Torres checks the next one. Clinch, Torres takes him down with a trip but he’s back up and puts Torres on his back where he sweeps Johnson. Torres on top in half guard. Torres looking to pass guard, moves to side control. Looks for full mount, but ends up in half guard. Torres with punches to the gut. Torres gets back to side control but Johnson sweeps. Torres sweeps, looks for a leg lock, has hold of Johnson’s foot. He grabs Torres’ foot but he escapes and Torres ends up on his back with Johnson inside his full guard. They scramble and Torres looks to lock up a choke before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Torres.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Johnson. He comes in swinging lands a couple punches. Johnson gets a takedown. Heels to the back from Torres. Johnson inside Torres’ full guard. Torres sweeps, back to his feet. Dirty boxing, Torres goes for a knee and ends up on his back. Johnson sweeps. torres throws up a triangle, locks it up but Johnson is out. Now inside Torres’ full guard. Torres looking for a kimura, Johnson is out. Johnson doing nothing from top position except surviving. Couple elbows from Johnson. They scramble, Johnson gets side control and holds on for the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Johnson, overhand right, gets the takedown. Torres attacks off his back, has full guard, trying to force Johnson’s arm out. Johnson escapes the immediate danger, passes to side control. But Torres immediate is able to catch a leg with his leg and regains full guard. Johnson pulls out, moves to north south, Torres on his knees, regains full guard. He sweeps into full mount, beautiful! Two minutes left in the round. Johnson escapes but is still on his back with Torres in half guard. Knee to the ribs from Torres. Torres goes for a guillotine, but Johnson escapes. Back to the feet. Torres puts him against the cage. Johnson with a takedown but Torres had him in a guillotine. Close damn fight. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Torres and the fight 29-28 for Torres.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Demetrious Johnson def. Miguel Torres by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
SPECIAL UPDATE: Brock Lesnar had surgery yesterday. He had about 12 inches removed from his colon and is doing good. Now he just has to recover and Dana White said he hopes to have Lesnar back by the first of the year.
Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago
Round 1 – Stann swings first one two leg kick. Big leg kick. Leg kick from Stann. One two counter from Stann. Leg kick from Stann. Santiago trips to the ground and Stann lets him up. Big leg kick from Santiago. Stann returns it. Leg kick from Stann. Big leg kick from Stann . head kick from Santiago blocked. Leg kick from Stann, counter one two from Stann. Another leg kick from Stann. Chants of USA start. Huge left hand from Stann drops Santiago to his back. Stann goes for the kill. Lands another big shot. Stann inside Santiago’s guard, big hammerfists from Stann. He lands another right. Stann with another right, an elbow, another elbow, a right, more punches. Stann tempering his assault now. Santiago eats some more shots then stands up after using the fence. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-8 for Stann.
Round 2 – Herb Dean warns Santiago to close his fists. Santiago with a right. Stann with a leg kick. Santiago shoots, stuffed. Santiago with a knee against the cage. They separate. Big leg kick from Stann, an inside leg kick chops Santiago down. Right hand from Santiago. Right hand from Stann. He checks a kick. Stann stuffs a shot, clinch, right from Stann on the break. Leg kick from Stann. Beautiful uppercut from Stann. Spinning backfist from Santiago scores but Stann counters with a one two. Nice counter right from Stann. Leg kick from Stann. Big left from Stann. Flying knee attempt from Santiago and he gets pushed to the ground. Leg kick from Stann, counter right from Santiago. Body kick from Stann. Leg kick. Santiago comes with a punch but Stann counters with a huge right that drops Santiago to his back. Stann hovers over him with about four shots to the face. Big big win for Stann and his third straight at 185 lbs.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brian Stann def. Jorge Santiago by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:29)
Rick Story vs. Thiago Alves
Round 1 – Story swings first. Right hand and a leg kick from Alves. Story shoots, pushes Alves to the fence, and pulls his legs out. Alves up, keeps a hand on the ground. Knees to the thighs from Story. Story with more knees to the thighs. Knee to the calf – ouch! Alves with underhooks and gets his own takedown. Story right back up. Story swings a couple shots, shoots, stuffed. Foot stomp and knee to the thigh from Story. Ref separates them. Body shot from Story. Overhand left. Right hand from Story, clinches up Alves and puts him against the cage. Alves being too tentative when he had the chance to strike. Elbow from Alves but Story goes off with a flurry of punches that score. They separate. Story with some nice punches and a knee. Alves fires back and lands a couple nice punches. Story shoots right before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores it 10-9 for Story.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Alves. Misses with an uppercut. Story shoots, presses Alves against the cage, clinched up. Alves backs out and away. Leg kick from Alves and Story shoots, grabs a single switches to double and picks Alves up and puts him down. Alves gets right up. Alves gets the takedown, on top in half guard. Story sweeps, up to their feet, clinched against the cage. Story pressing, drops levels but Alves gets underhooks and stops it. Alves backs out, Story shoots, gets a body lock, pressing. Ref separates them. Nice right from Silva. Goes for a head kick, blocked and falls down. He stands up, Story shoots, gets Alves down. But he pops right up with only 30 seconds left. Alves backs out, head kick, they swing until the bell sounds. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Story.
Round 3 – Right hand from Alves. Story stays in the pocket. Alves lands a knee to the chin and Story looks a bit hurt but he stays in the pocket. Alves lands some nice punches and Story fires back, not backing up a bit. Story shoots, stuffed. Knee from Story. Left hook from Story. Nice left from Alves, another left hook. Story with a body shot and a left. Another body shot. Story shoots, grabs a single. Alves stops it, tries to trip Story but can’t get it. They separate. Big left hook from Alves, a big right but Story just eats it and grabs a single. Alves stuffs it. Two minutes to go. Alves backs out. Alves with a left. Alves with a right and left. Left. Story with a one two. Story shoots, stuffed. Alves backs out. Nice right from Alves, knee to the chin and Story shoots. Stuffed. Knee to the body from Alves. Alves backs out. head kick from Alves. Alves tries to finish him but Story stands strong and firm and keeps swinging. Man, Story is a tough S.O.B. He took some big shots this round and just kept coming. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Alves and the fight 29-28 for Story. Fight of the Night so far!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rick Story def. Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve
Round 1 – Browne with a leg kick and Struve gives him one back. Body kick from Struve counters a leg kick. Clinch against the cage, Browne with his back to the cage. He turns Struve around, knees to the body from Browne. Ref separates them. Right hand from Browne. Struve checks a leg kick. Front kick from Struve. Left jab from Struve. Body kick from Struve is caught. Browne just misses a big punch. Right punch from Struve, front kick. Browne takes Struve down and has half guard. Two minutes left in the round. Struve trips Browne and locks on a D’arce, lets it go, switches to an Anaconda, but Travis gets out and stands up, leg kick from Browne and Struve is allowed up. Left hand from Browne as he walks Struve down. Struve attempts a flying knee but Browne flattens him with a huge right hand Superman punch and this fight is over. Browne follows up with a hammerfist. Browne remains unbeaten. He’s an Alliance MMA guy, keep an eye on this fella.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Travis Browne def. Stefan Struve by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (4:11)
Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
Round 1 – Mr. Dan Hardy is in Roy’s corner. They touch gloves. Mir with a left hand and Roy covers up. Roy pushes him against the cage. Knee from Mir. Mir drops levels for a single but Roy defends it. Knees from Mir. Roy pushes him against the cage. Knee from Mir. Tie clinch knee to the chin from Mir. Head kick from Mir is blocked. Roy tags him with a right hand. Clinch and Roy presses against the cage. Knees to the thigh from Roy. Roy leaning on him. Three knees to the chin from Mir, another one. Another. Roy presses him to the cage. Two minutes to go. Clinch battle right now, ref calls for action. Roy backs out and swings big, lands an uppercut. Head kick from Roy is blocked. They exchange big shots. Beautiful trip takedown from Mir and he lands in full mount. Roy gets to his knees and stands up. Roy presses him to the cage. Knee at the bell from Roy. I score that round 10-9 for Mir. Great fight!
Round 2 – Roy let the mullet down. Big right hand from Roy. Body kick from Mir. Again. One two punch from Mir. Mir gets a single leg takedown. Mir on top in half guard. Elbow from Mir. Covering Roy’s mouth. Roy gets to his feet. Clinched against the cage. Knee from Mir. Mir drops levels, gets the takedown. Roy gets up as Frank hangs on. Roy gets underhooks and backs out. Deep breath from Roy. Big body kick and punch from Mir. Roy with a big right hand scores, and shoots. Mir stuffs it. Joe Rogan won’t shut up about Roy’s weight. Kinda pisses me off to be honest. I score this round 10-9 for Mir.
Round 3 – Both guys look tired. Touch gloves to the cheers of the crowd. Knee to the head from Mir. Front kick from Mir. Body kick and knee from Mir. Mir gets a double leg and starts landing some small quick elbows. Mir moves to side control. Roy gets to his feet with two and a half minutes to go. Knee to the chin from Mir. Mir with another double leg takedown. Elbows from Mir from top position. Roy gets up though. Clinched against the cage. Mir drops levels and puts Roy down again. Big elbow from Mir, two more as he holds one of Roy’s arms down. Another big elbow. Roy gets to his knees and stands up one more time with 23 seconds to go. Ten seconds and that’s it. They hug it out. I score the round 10-9 for Mir and the bout 30-27 for Mir.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) Rd 3 (5:00)
Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
Round 1 – Leg kick from Hamill. Head kick from Hamill is blocked. Leg kick from Hamill. His hands are down though. Hamill shoots and is stuffed. Rampage swings, misses. Leg kick from Hamill and a right hand. Rampage lands a right. Rampage with a left hand. Leg kick from Hamill. Rampage countering with some nice punches. Leg kick from Hamill. One two from Hamill and a leg kick. Uppercut from Rampage. Rampage checks a leg kick and lands a counter shot, Rampage stuffs the takedown. Again. Hamill is really telegraphing the takedowns. Hamill stuffed again. Rampage pushes him off, lands a couple big punches. Leg kick from Rampage. Hamill’s mouth is bleeding. I score the round 10-9 for Rampage.
Round 2 – Head kick from Hamill and Rampage fires back with punches. Sloppey takedown attempt from Hamill. Hamill stuffed again. Knee to the body from Rampage. Knee to the gut from Rampage. Hamill shrugs Rampage off. Hamill’s shot is stuffed and he eats a combo of punches. Rampage pushes Hamill out of the clinch. Jab from Hamill. Boos from the crowd. Left hook from Rampage with less than two minutes to go. Left jab from Hamill. Boos from the crowd. Left jab from Hamill. Leg kick from Hamill. Hamill’s shot stuffed and eats a one two. Stuffed again. Big left hand from Rampage as Hamill shoots sloppily. Two big body shots from Rampage. I score the round 10-9 for Rampage.
Round 3 – Lance Gibson tells Rampage to put him to sleep. Hammer with a Superman punch that’s countered. Hamill’s shot is stuffed. Knee from Rampage, Hamill pushes him to the cage, uppercut. Leg kick from Hamill. Left hook from Hamill. Knee from Rampage. Hamill clinches against the cage. They separate. Hamill looks so tentative and uncomfortable. Leg kick from Rampage. Again. Rampage took some deep breaths, the crowd boos loudly. Rampage stuffs the takedown lands a knee. No one is getting a title shot after this fight. Neither guyu doing anything. Hamill hangs on to Rampage, backs out. Big knee from Rampage. Nice combo from Rampage. Left hook from Page. Hamill kneels to the ground. Crappy main event, Nelson vs. Mir should have been the main event but hindsight is 20/20. — I score the round 10-9 for Rampage and the fight 30-27 for him as well.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Quinton Jackson def. Matt Hamill by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3
My thoughts: Hamill should be put on untelevised prelims. For someone who asked for this fight he looked like absolute garbage. Sorry Matt — nothing against him personally, but that was atrocious.
Rampage said he came into the bout with a fractured hand — this raised the boos from the crowd. Rampage gave himself a “5″.