Brendan Schaub notched his second consecutive official win in the UFC with a one-sided beatdown of Brock Lesnar training partner Chris Tuchscherer during the UFC 116 prelims this evening from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tuchscherer wasn’t able to get anything going for the minute that the bout lasted, as Schaub delivered a crushing right hand to the temple that sent the former Division II All-American wrestler to the canvas and on his way to the second loss in three UFC outings.
The original Kimbo-slayer Seth Petruzelli was served up a submission defeat in his return to the Octagon at the hands of UFC newcomer Ricardo Romero. Petruzelli had the former Ring of Combat Champion in a lot of trouble during the first round thanks to a series of vicious strikes that left Romero on queer street until the New Jersey native took over in the second round, controlling “The Silverback” from the top position and finishing the fight with a nasty straight armbar.
Making an early bid for the coveted “Knockout of the Night” bonus was Gerald Harris who battled David Branch tooth in the middleweight division for the bulk of two and a half rounds before slamming his opponent to the canvas violently for the knockout stoppage when Branch attempted to jump into guard. Harris (15-2) improved his UFC record to 3-0 with the impressive win.
A full list of results from the UFC 116 preliminary action are listed below:
Brendan Schaub def. Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:07
Ricardo Romero def. Seth Petruzelli via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:05
Kendall Grove def. Goran Reljic via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Gerald Harris def. David Branch via knockout (slam) – Round 3, 2:35
Daniel Roberts def. Forrest Petz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Jon Madsen def. Karlos Vemola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)