Welcome to Fiveouncesofpain.com‘s live coverage of UFC 91: Lesnar vs. Couture, tonight’s event is being held live at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. UFC 91 features a heavyweight championship fight between Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar in a fight being called “the biggest fight in the history of the UFC.” Also on the card lightweight contenders collide as Kenny Florian faces off with Joe Stevenson in a fight that will guarantee the winner a title shot.
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The first preliminary Fight will start at 8:15p.m. ET.
Matt Brown Vs. Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas starts off with a leg kick and a right head kick. Thomas with a takedown and moves to side control. Brown gets back to his feet and the two clinch. Brown with a reverse Thomas and puts him up against the fence. Another takedown by Thomas. Brown sinks in an armbar. Thomas with a scoop and slam, brown doesn’t let go. Thomas escapes the armbar. Thomas is now in full guard. Matt Brown works back to his feed and Thomas attempts a takedown. Brown with a guillotine attempt. Thomas escapes.
Thomas starts off the round with two head kick attempts, Thomas then takes Brown down and Brown locks in another armbar. Thomas again tries to slam out of the submission attempt without success. He attempts another slam but Brown grabs a leg and prevents in, and locks in the submission. Thomas Taps.
Matt Brown def. Ryan Thomas via submission– 0:57, Round 2
Alvin Robinson Vs. Mark Bocek
The round begins, and Bocek quickly scores a takedown, and lands in Robinson’s guard. Bocek is working the body and head. Bocek attempts to pass guard, and Robinson reverses. Bocek quickly escapes and takes the fight back to the mat. Bocek has side control on Robinson, Bocek delivers some elbows. Bocek is now in Robinsons guard dropping elbows and trying to improve position. Bocek gets back to side control, and then north south, it looks as if he has a choke locked in. The bell rings and Robinson is saved.
the round begins and the two fighters exchange punches. Bocek quickly tosses Robinson to the canvas and gets side control. Bocek with some painful knees to the body. Bocek then attempts a guillotine. Robinson rolls over and Bocek again takes north-south position while locking in a choke. Robinson’s survives somehow, and Bocek gives up the submission attempt. Bocek returns to side control then advances to mount. Bocek now drops some punches and moves to Robinson’s back Bocek is working the rear-naked choke. Robinson fights it , Bocek is using punches to loosen him up. Bocek can’t lock in the choke. Robinson escapes, and Bocek takes an arm briefly before returning to Robinson’s guard as the round comes to a close.
Round 3 starts the same as the second with the two fighters exchanging punches. After a brief clinch Robinson locks on a guillotine. Bocek slams him to the mat and breaks free. Bocek is again in side control and obtains full mount from the frustrated Robinson. Robinson tries to escape mount and Bocek holds strong. Robinson gives up his back and quickly realizes his error and rolls back to his back briefly. He then gives up his back once more, and as expected Bocek Locks in the rear naked choke for the win.
Mark Bocek def. Alvin Robinson via submission — 3:16, Round 3
Jeremy Stephens Vs. Rafael dos Anjos
dos Anjos lands a leg kick, and the first round is under way. The fighters exchange some punches. Stephens is throwing some heavy shot, and dos Anjos defends nicely. dos Anjos shoots the takedown, and Stephens sprawls to avoid the floor. dos Anjos backs Stephens into the cage and grabs a single leg, and the fight goes to the canvas.. Stephens escapes and is quickly taken back to the mat. dos Anjos gets his back but can’t secure the position. Stephens moves to the fence attempts to return to his feed and attempts a weak guillotine. dos Anjos is unfazed and moves into the north-south position, then to side control. dos Anjos is working on the ground, and Stephens manages to reverse positions right into a dos Anjos arm bar. dos Anjos works a variety of submissions ending in and unsuccessful rear naked choke, the round comes to an end.
Both fighters appear cautious as the second round begins. Stephens is cautious of the takedown and dos Anjos shoots immediately after throwing a punch. Stephens sprawls and is taken to the mat . Stephens moves to his knees and dos Anjos takes his back. dos Anjos is working the rear-naked choke. He is using punches to soften Stephens. Stephens rolls free and directly into an arm-bar. He gets his arm free and the crowd goes wild, Stephens then lands some elbows from inside dos Anjos’s guard. Stephens lands some final shots and the round comes to a close.
The final frame opens up and Stephens lands a Right followed by an uppercut that sends dos Anjos to the mat. Stephens jumps on the chance and finishes dos Anjos as Steve Mazzagatti steps in for the save.
Jeremy Stephens def. Rafael dos Anjos via TKO –:39, Round 3
Jorge Gurgel Vs. Aaron Riley
Riley is aggressive on his feet early with kicks and punches and Gurgel returns with a combo of his own. Riley crushes Gurgel with a low blow straight to the apple bag, and the bout is halted. The fight is restarted and both fighters trade ombinations. Gurgel lands a nice multi punch combination followed by a brutal leg kick. Riley continues to press forward landing punches of his own. Riley sees a Gurgel head kick coming from the parking lot and avoids it. a head kick, and the fighters then exchange elbows . Gurgel with a good body kick. The two fighters trade knees,Gurgel lans two effective head kicks, followed by a combo as the round comes to a close.
Gurgel appears to be happy to keep this fight on the feet and lands a body kick to start the round . The fighters exchange punches both doing damage. Gurgel seems confident on his feed and Riley then takes him to the canvas. Riley working from Gurgel’s guard stands and just avoids an upkick. Riley now rains down punches on Gurgel. Riley slows his assult and Gurgel gets back to his feet. The two continue to exchange kicks and punches and Gurgel scores his first takedown and the round comes to a close.
Gurgel starts the third with a solid body kick, and both fighters land solid combinations. Gurgel thows another body kick. Both fighters trade impressive head kicks and Gurgel could be in trouble.Riley lands another kick and then a combo to the dazed Gurgel who ties up the action and takes a knee for his trouble. The fight slows and Gurgel lands a right and Riley a knee to the body. Riley lands a stiff jab, and Gurgel is knocked to the canvas while trying a head kick. Gurgel returns to his feet and lands a body kick. the fighters clinch and Riley lands a knee to Gurgel’s midsection. The fighters begin to appear tired and trade sloppy punches as the round comes to a close, we are going to the judges.
Aaron Riley def. Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision
Nate Quarry Vs. Demian Maia
The fighters touch gloves and we’re off. Maia pulls guard. Maia is now on top. Maia has moved to full mount. Maia has his back, and is now looking for the rear naked choke. Maia has a body triangle in place. Maia loosens up Quarry with some shots to the jaw. Maia continues to deliver damage, and get under the cin and Quarry Taps quickly.
Demian Maia def. Nate Quarry via submission– 2:13, Round 1
Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Josh Hendricks
?Both fighters exchange blows early. Knees are exhanged and the fight is surprisingly fast paced. Gonzaga takes to the fight to the floor briefly. Gonzaga clinches, and lands two knees and breaks out of the clinch with a HUGE right hand that knocks Hendricks out.
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Josh Hendricks via TKO–1:01, Round 1
Dustin Hazelett Vs. Tamdan McCrory
The round starts and the fighters are feeling each other out. McCrory lands a nice head kick. The fighters continue to exchange kicks. Hazelett lands a big left and appears to hurt McCrory for a second. McCrory quickly recovers. McCrory takes Hazelett to the floor, Hazelett pulls rubber guard into an armbar to omaplata, and McCrory rolls over to escape danger. Hazelett still has the arm, and turns McCrory back over, strightens out the arm and McCrory taps to keep his arm in one piece. Beautiful finish, very good fight.
Dustin Hazelett def. Tamdan McCrory via submission 3:59, Round 1
Kenny Florian Vs. Joe Stevenson
The fight starts with a Florian low kick. Florian lands a combo, followed by a knee. Stevenson keeps moving forward. Stevenson lands a few big shots and moves Florian up against the cage. Single leg takedown by Stevenson, and Florian is quick back to his feet. Stevenson keeps Florian against the cage. Stevenson lifts Florian , Florian grabs the cage to stop the slam and is warned by Herb Dean. The fighters move back to the center of the cage and begin to exchange. Florian takes Stevenson to the floor, and works from half guard. Florian moves to mount and begins to rain down on Stevenson. Joe Daddy rolls and Kenny takes his back. Kenny sinks in the choke and Stevenson taps!!!!!!!
Kenny Florian def. Joe Stevenson via submission 4:03 Round 1
Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar
The round begins and the two circle and tie up. Brock with some knees and Randy backs Brock into the cage. Lesnar with a good knee. They remain against the cage, and Brock continues to land big knees. Brok is now leaning on Couture against the cage. Randy lands a right as the two move off the cage. Brock shoots, Randy fights the takedown, And Lesnar takes down Couture and ends up in Randy’s half guard. Lesnar briefly mounts Couture escapes. Randy is trying to take Lesnar’s back, the crowd goes crazy, and Lesnar powers back into Coutures half guard. Brock has Couture on his back. Lesnar landing some shots, but Couture defending well. Lesnar looks patient, and Randy works back to his feet. Couture is leaning into Brock against the cage. Lesnar looks winded. And the round comes to and end.
Brock starts off with a jab. Lesnar hits Randy with and elbow and wobbles Couture. Couture pushes Lesnar against the cage and uses the time to recover. The two exhange knees. Lesnar lands a big knee, and Couture answers. Lesnar is cut above his right eye. Brock shoots, and gets stuffed by Couture who again pushes the fight up against the cage. Couture working for the takedown, but Lesnar lands another big knee. Lesnar with a huge shot, Couture is hurt, Lesnar leaps on him and pounds him out.
Brock Lesnar def. Randy Couture via TKO 3:07 Round 2