UFC 79 Results: Liddell vs. Silva,
The results of the UFC 79
fights, including Liddell vs. Silva and Georges St. Pierre vs.
The UFC 79 fights are over and here are the results from
all the fights. We start right away with the jewel of the UFC 79
bouts - Liddell vs. Silva. Surprise only for the bookmakers, the
underdog Chuck Liddell won the fight by decision, 30-27, 29-28,
30-27 after a nice fight between the UFC and Pride champs. Chuck
Liddell entered the ring underdog at
Bodog Sports with odds on
winning the fight at +115 and the odds on his contender Wanderlei
Silva sat at -145 before the fight. Liddell was more active in
the first round, opened a few cracks on Silva's face and blood
was spilled, but Wanderlei took the second round into his own
hands and returned the favor, knocking down Liddell once with a
punch. With the fight slipping away, Liddell took absolute
control in the third round, beating Silva hard, but both
fighters stood tall and the final result of the fight had to be
by decision - Chuck Liddell was the winner and the bettors were
paid 230 on every 200 bet.
The result of the other main UFC fight,
Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Hughes, was long awaited by fans of
each fighter. This was the third time the two have met on the
ring, sharing one victory each in the two fights before. This
time the odds makers were right on the money - Georges St.
Pierre won this UFC 79 fight in the second round by submission,
he was -200 favorite to win at Bodog Sports. Since the start of
the bout it was clear that it was Pierre's night and he was the
better fighter and Matt Hughes spent more time on the ground
than on his feet. In the second round Hughes found himself in an
arm bar with no chance of release, resulting in Georges St.
Pierre's second victory over Matt Hughes. After the fight Pierre
promoted his upcoming fight with Matt Serra by throwing his
Welterweight belt and declared that he needs to beat Serra to
become the real champion. That UFC fight is coming in the first
half of 2008.
Here are the results from the rest of the
UFC 79 fights:
Soa Palelei vs. Eddie Sanchez - winner is
Eddie Sanchez by TKO in the third round.
Sokoudjou vs. Lyota Machida - Lyota Machida won the fight
by submission in the second round.
Luis Cane vs. James Irvin - James Irvin won by
disqualification in the first round after an illegal knee of
Nate Mohr vs. Manvel Gamburyan - Gamburyan won in the
first round with an ankle lock.
Jordan Radev vs. Dean Lister - Lister won the UFC fight
by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
Roan Carneiro vs. Tony DeSouza - Roan Carneiro won by TKO
in the second round.
Mark Bocek vs. Doug Evans - Mark Bocek won the fight by
unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.