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UFC 107 Results: UFC 107 Fight Results & Recap
UFC 107 took place on December 12, 2009, at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, and was broadcast live on Pay Per View. The UFC 107 fight card was stacked with action-packed fights and the official UFC 107 results are here at ProFighting-fans.com now that the fights are complete.
Stefan Struve vs. Paul Buentello
Six foot, eleven inch Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve (19-3) remains red-hot by outlasting the returning Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello (27-11) with a majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28) victory in the night’s first televised bout on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Using his size advantage, Struve was able to take dominant position and pound on Buentello to take the early lead in round one. “The Headhunter” took the middle of three rounds, knocking down Struve with a hard overhand right and engaging in a couple of crowd-approving wild striking exchanges. It was Struve that sealed the victory in the final round by working the front leg of Buentello with sharp low leg kicks. Buentello did make it close by dropping Struve one more time with less than 1:00 remaining, however it proved to be too little too late.
“Skyscraper” has now won three straight in the UFC after suffering a TKO loss to Junior dos Santos at his UFC 95 debut. American Kickboxing Academy’s Buentello, suffered his first loss in nearly 1½ years, and now after his original four-fight stint, is 3-2 overall inside the octagon.
Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida
Kenny “Kenflo” Florian (14-4) gets back in the win column with a 2nd round (2:19) rear naked choke submission over Clay “The Carpenter” Guida (25-8) in main card action at the first UFC event ever in Memphis, TN.
“Kenflo” remained patient throughout the 1st round against the all-energy Guida. Both contenders traded takedowns and both opened up cuts on each other during the fairly even initial frame. The re-energized Florian, now training in Canada, dropped Guida in the 2nd round with a counter-right hand, took his back, and sunk his arm around “The Carpenter’s” neck, making him tap almost halfway through the round.
The original TUF 1 runner-up is back in the mix as a 155-pound contender after losing to BJ Penn in their August championship bout. He moves to 10-3 as a fighter inside of the octagon. “The Carpenter” suffers his first stoppage loss in two years and has now dropped back-to-back bouts against the last two 155-pound title challengers; he is 5-5 in the UFC.
Jon Fitch vs. Mike Pierce
Former number one welterweight contender, Jon Fitch (21-3), takes a step towards regaining that status with a three-round unanimous decision victory (29-28 on all three scorecards) over the little-known Mike Pierce (10-3) in a UFC 107 main card bout.
Fitch had dominant position throughout the 1st round; taking Pierce’s back and looking for the early stoppage but Pierce would not go down that easy, fighting back to a standing position and engaging for the last seconds of the first round. Fitch continued his consistency through the middle round by using takedowns and ground and pound throughout. Pierce continued to hang tough and took advantage during the final round with his striking, stumbling Fitch with a flurry of punches in the remaining 30 seconds but couldn’t finish the AKA star.
Fitch has now posted victories in 19 of his last 20 bouts, including 11 of 12 inside the octagon. He is 3-0 since his unanimous decision loss to GSP at UFC 87 last August. Mike Pierce has his six-fight winning streak stopped, which included a win at WEC 39 and Fight Night 19. He is 1-1 inside the UFC with both of his fights going to the scorecards.
Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo
The more-powerful Frank Mir (13-4) made easy work of the dangerous Cheick Kongo (14-6-1) by submitting him with a tight guillotine choke at the 1:12 mark in the very first round.
Mir came out determined and not worried about Kongo’s heavy hands, catching the Paris, France native with a left hand that sent him crashing to the floor. Mir shortly joined Kongo on the floor, where he grabbed his neck and choked him unconscious with an impressive guillotine.
The former heavyweight champ made it clear that his goal is another bout with the current heavyweight champ, Brock Lesnar and staked his claim with his fourth win in his last five fights. Mir is now 11-4 under the UFC banner with eight of his eleven wins coming via submission. Kongo has fallen from contender status with back-to-back defeats, first by Cain Velasquez and now by Mir. He still remains a solid heavyweight carrying a 7-4 UFC record.
UFC 107 Main Event: UFC Lightweight Championship Fight - BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez
BJ Penn (15-5-1) was never in danger throughout the five rounds in the UFC 107 main event and lightweight title bout, finally disposing of Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez (21-3) after opening a cut on his forehead midway through the last round, giving Penn the 5th round TKO victory.
Penn dazed Sanchez within the first minute of their title bout with a well-placed right hand that nearly finished the unique contender early. Somehow, Sanchez rolled out of danger, evaded some heavy bombs and survived the first of five rounds. The early knockdown took a great deal out of Sanchez, who seemed to be fighting just to survive throughout the next four rounds. Penn consistently found his mark on Sanchez’ face and body and defended numerous takedown attempts during the remaining rounds. However, halfway through the final championship round, it was Penn’s first head kick that put the finishing touches on Sanchez, as the shin of Penn opened up a 2-3 inch cut on his opponent’s forehead that was deemed to severe to continue and giving Penn the TKO win.
BJ Penn is now 11-4-1 inside the octagon with his 5 th win in his last 6 attempts. While nearing the end of the cleaning out process of the 155-pound division, it looks as if either Frankie Edgar of Gray Maynard will get the next opportunity. Sanchez has his four-fight winning streak stopped but remains a top-flight lightweight with a 10-3 UFC record.
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