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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Watch UFC 116 Results: Brock Lesnar Submits Shane Carwin, Leben Outlasts Akiyama Highlights ...

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar successfully returned to action for the first time in a year, surviving an opening round onslaught to submit interim title-holder Shane Carwin in the second round of the UFC 116 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Brock Lesnar Arm Triangles Shane Carwin [UFC 116]

Carwin tagged Lesnar as he shot for a takedown early in the first, then worked for a finish for the duration of the frame, pummeling Lesnar with ground and pound but coming up just short of a stoppage

Lesnar scored a takedown early in the second, then passed to mount, where he quickly locked on an arm triangle. Carwin managed to survive the choke momentarily, but Lesnar adjusted and forced Carwin to tap 2:19 into the round.

With the win, Lesnar becomes the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion and improves to 5-1 with his fourth-straight victory, while Carwin falls to 12-1 with the first first loss of his career.

In the UFC 116 co-main event, middleweight slugger Chris Leben outlasted Yoshihiro Akiyama to score a third-round submission for his second victory in just 14 days.

After being outgrappled in the opening round, Leben rocked Akiyama with powerful punches in the second then went on the offensive again in the third, eventually forcing a gassed Akiyama to tap to a triangle with just 20-seconds remaining in the fight.

Also on the UFC 116 main card, Chris Lytle submitted Matt Brown with a second-round armbar, Stephan Bonnar stopped Krzysztof Soszynski with punches in the second, and George Sotiropoulos earned a unanimous decision over Kurt Pellegrino.

On the Spike-televised UFC 116 prelims, Brendan Schaub stopped Chris Tuchscherer in just 67-second and Ricardo Romero survived a back-and-forth battle to submit Seth Petruzelli in the second.

The UFC 116 preliminary card also included wins by Kendall Grove, Gerald Harris, Daniel Roberts, and Jon Madsen.

Shane Carwin Stuns Brock Lesnar [UFC 116]

The official UFC 116 results were:


Brock Lesnar def. Shane Carwin via submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 2:19

UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification

Chris Leben def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:40

Chris Lytle def. Matt Brown via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:02

Stephan Bonnar def. Krzysztof Soszynski via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:08

George Sotiropoulos def. Kurt Pellegrino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


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 (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Gerald Harris def. Dave Branch via knockout (slam) – Round 3, 2:35

Daniel Roberts def. Forrest Petz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jon Madsen def. Karlos Vemola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Chris Lytle defeats Matt Brown by armbar at 2:02 of round two.

George Sotiropoulos defeats Kurt Pellegrino by unanimous decision.

Brendan Schaub defeats Chris Tuchscherer by first round TKO.

Ricardo Romero defeats Seth Petruzelli via second round armbar.

Kendall Grove defeats Goran Reljic by split decision.

Gerald Harris defeats Dave Branch by third round TKO.

Daniel Roberts defeats Forrest Petz by split decision.

Jon Madsen defeats Karlos Vemola by unanimous decision

In the end Bonnar once again dug deep and showed the remarkable toughness that first helped make him a star in the UFC to emerge bloody, but victorious.

Bonnar admitted in the post-fight press conference that at one stage he feared the fight was going to go in a similar direction to their previous encounter when he had lost due to a cut.

“I was just worried, in Australia I had one cut on my head and they stopped the fight on it. This time I had about five or six, I didn’t want the fight to get stopped, I didn’t want anyone taking that fight from me so I just kept going for it.”

“The first cut I was like, ‘probably no big deal,’ and then the second cut was like, ‘oh damn, looks like I’m bleeding out of another hole,’ then they kept adding up and yeah, it got me worried. The plan was to really make it a dogfight and push the pace and you know me, when I bleed it tends to bring the best out of me. Typical Bonnar.”

That ‘typical Bonnar’ approach has served him well over the years, and on this occasion he walked away with an extra $75,000 after his fight with Soszynski won ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors.

So with two wars with ‘The Polish Experiment’ under his belt, is the UFC veteran looking for a third encounter to settle the score once and for all?

Not so much.

“Personally, I spent the last eight months thinking about Krzysztof so I’m pretty sick of him,” the fighter joked.

Bonnar will next be seen in his role as color-commentator at WEC 50 next month
What was the best submission at UFC 116?

Brock Lesnar's arm triangle of Shane CarwinChris Leben's triangle of Yoshihiro Akiyama

Chris Lytle's armbar of Matt Brown

Thoughts ??

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