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UFC 122 (Somewhat) Live Blog

Without giving away too much of tonight’s tape-delayed UFC 122 decisionfest show that went down in Germany today, we will tell you that the guaranteed slugfest between Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara got yanked from the main card of the event due to Sakara pulling out of the bout today because of illness.

We’ll be "live" tonight at 9:00 pm ET to give those of you who don’t have cable, who are too cheap to go to a bar or who think we’re really your friends and want to hang out on a Saturday night a rundown of the action via the Spike TV re-broadcast.

Check out the preliminary card results and main card play-by-play after the jump:


Vladimir Matyushenko def. Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira via TKO (strikes) - 2:20 R1

Pascal Krauss def. Mark Scanlon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyle Noke def. Rob Kimmons via submission (rear-naked choke) – 1:33 R2

Karlos Vemola def. Seth Petruzelli via TKO (strikes) – 3:46 R1

Carlos Eduardo Rocha def. Kris McCray via submission (kneebar) – 2:21 R1


Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak

Round 1

Osipczak is attacking the legs while Ludwig seems to be waiting to land that right hand.  Both fighters exchange a pair of leg kicks, and both wade in with ineffective punches.  Ludwig lands with a right head kick and clinches, pinning Osipczak into the cage.  Osipczak reverses, knees to the body of Ludwig and tries for a single.  Ludwig lands another head kick and follows up with a knee to the body, but Osipczak recovers.  Ludwig really wants a head-kick KO, as he brushes Osipczak crown with a left high kick.  Osipczak drops Ludwig with a left, and again with a right, as "Bang" recovers.  He pounces to full mount, and punishes Ludwig with elbows before moving to side control.  Ludwig capitalizes and gets back to his feet before getting tripped to his back again.  Blood is pouring from Ludwig’s right eye, and he is moving his hips to try to neutralize Osipczak in his guard, but he can’t stop the barrage of elbows from connecting with his head.  Round one 10-9 Osipczak

Round 2

Osipczak starts out the round the same as he did the first with leg kicks.  Ludwig is throwing out the lazy jab, trying to set something up.  Chants of "USA…. USA" cheapen the fight.  Ludwig decides to throw some leg kicks to fool Osipczak into thinking he’s not going to throw more head-kicks this round.  Osipczak now is the aggressor, and seems to be landing cleaner shots.  Ludwig continues to move forward, as he grabs Osipczak in a thai clinch, and spins him into the cage, but his much taller opponent stands up out of the hold and makes space.  Osipczak’s movement is keeping him out of danger as Ludwig continues to move forward.  Ludwig is flat footed, and seems to be waiting for the opportunity to knock Osipczak out, but it doesn’t come, as Osipczak takes him down yet again.  Ludwig working in his half guard with shin on belly, trying to sweep, but is thwarted by the cage.  The referee stands them up with 20 seconds as Osipczak fails to improve his position on the ground, and with 8 seconds left, Bang drives him into the cage, but fails to get the takedown he’s after.  Round two 10-9 Osipczak

Round 3

Ludwig knows he’s behind in the score cards, and comes forward with a combination that doesn’t land.  He tries again for a takedown, but Osipczak defends and backs up out of danger.  Osipczak seems more in defensive mode at this point than offensive mode, perhaps realizing he’s ahead, and just needs to get through the round.  Now it’s looking like he’s just tired, as he’s breathing heavy and dropping his hands as he slowly backs away from Ludwig.  Ludwig capitalizes and begins to punish Osipczak with knees to the body, and Osipczak can barely keep his hands up, he’s so exhausted.  Ludwig connects with a knee to the face, and Osipczak stumbles away with a minute and a half left.  Ludwig continues to pound away with knees to the body, and lands at will with combinations.  Osipczak finally throws a kick, but then fades away back into the cage, as Ludwig moves forward.  This is looking more like a sparring session than a fight.  Ludwig dumps Osipczak on his back seconds after the bell, frustrated that he couldn’t finish his opponent.  Round three, 10-9 Ludwig.

Duane Ludwig  def.  Nick Osipczak by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-30)

Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta

Round 1

Sobotta connects first, but Sadollah’s hands are always up, and he shrugs off the ineffective punches.  Sobotta clinches and turns Amir into the cage.  Sadollah turns out and narrowly avoids a huge right hook.  He takes Sobotta into the cage and works with one underhook, punishing Sobotta’s thighs with knees.  The German turns away, and throws a combo that Amir swats away.  Sadollah keeps moving forward and is bouncing on his toes, and lands with a left-right.  Sadollah throws a high left kick that wiffs air, and Sobotta capitalizes, taking his back, but can’t do much with it, as Amir immediately takes wrist control and lowers his weight.  Turning out of trouble, Amir tries for the plumb, but Sobotta turns and attempts a whizzer.  He relinquishes the hold and tries for a takedown.  They spend the final 40 seconds of the round agains the side of the cage.  Round one 10-9 Sadollah

Round 2

Sadollah is showing better movement, and feints as the round opens.  Sobotta is dropping his hands, and pays for the mistake with a left to the temple.  Spinning back kick brushes Sadollah’s hip and he follows up with a head-kick that Sobotta blocks.  Sobotta is countering well, but seems to be fading as the round goes on.  Amir leads with a kick and connects with a right.  Sobotta seems to be backing up more than pressing forward, and Amir has switched to attack mode.  A teep lands on Amir’s solar plexus, but does little to slow Sadollah down.  Sobotta is breathing with an open mouth, and Amir continues with hands up, to press forward.  Sadollah lands with a front kick with his own, and follows up with a pair of leg kicks, that Sobotta returns in kind.  Sobotta tries to get to fancy with another spinning back-kick, and Amir drops him to his back before stepping back and allowing his opponent up.  Amir continues the barrage of punches, and Sobotta seems content on his heels, attempting to counter.  A pair of front kicks to the chest knock Sobotta back, and Sadollah lands a stiff knee to the shoulder as the round ends.  Round two, 10-9 Sadollah

Round 3

Sadollah is feinting and landing with front and leg kicks.  Sobotta seems like he’s gotten his second wind, but Amir keeps beating him to the punch.  Sobotta doubles up on the right, but Amir doesn’t seem affected, as he continues to pour it on.  Sobotta says "Fuck this," and grabs a leg, bearing his head into Amir’s chest to avoid any power shots.  Sobotta finally connects with a strong left, but Amir shakes it off and continues to press forward, mixing up his shots with low and high kicks, and combinations.  Sobotta’s hands are at his waist now, and his mouth is wide open.  Less than a minute and a half on the clock, and he throws another spinning back-kick that Amir turns aside.  Amir has controlled the bout from start to finish, and unless Sobotta does something drastic, he is en route to a unanimous decision win.  Sobotta’s whole game is based around counters, which isn’t great when you’re fighting a guy who attacks from all angles, and has solid head movement, like Sadollah.  The fight ends with both fighters raising their hands.  Round three 10-9 Sadollah

Amir Sadollah def. Peter Sobotta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner

Round 1

Both men swing and miss, but Siver follows up with a left kick to the body.  He’s dropping his hands when he throws that kick, and he checks Winner’s chin, as the Brit throw a leg kick.  Winner is counter-punching, connecting with every other shot.  Both fighters connect with head shots, but Siver has had enough and tries for a single-leg.  Winner defends.  Siver continues to throw leg kicks, dropping his fists each time he does.  Winner is swinging for the fences now.  He wants a knockout.  Winner connects with a body kick, and Siver glances a left hook off Winner’s temple.  Winner’s head movement is good, helping him avoid the power shots of Siver, that are coming rapidly.  Siver keeps planting his feet, and unleashing.  He drops Winner, and the Brit rolls to avoid follow-up shots on the ground.  Siver takes his back and works for a choke, and eventually gets the tap with a neck crank-guillotine choke, which Joe Rogan calls a Severn choke.  

Dennis Siver def. Andre Winner by tapout due to choke at 3:37 R1


Alessio Sakara vs. Jorge Rivera

*Sakara has been forced off the card due to illness. The bout has been removed from the card.

Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami

Round 1

Touch of the gloves, and both fighters are circling to their right.  Surprisingly, Marquardt is backing away from Okami.  Okami shoots, Marquardt stuffs and attempts a guillotine, with Okami on his back.  The Japanese fighter uses butterfly guard and a left underhook to keep Marquardt from doing any damage, but can’t sweep.  Marquardt passes to half guard, but Okami holds him down to avoid any ground and pound.  Marquardt misses with an elbow and drops down into a guillotine that Okami pops out of and now Okami is in Marquardt half guard.  Marquardt is trying to use his own butterfly guard to sweep, as Okami tries to pass.  Marquardt is holding Okami down, and rolls for a kneebar, as both men scramble to their feet.  Okami continues to press forward and Marquardt seems to just be waiting for whatever Yushin does next.  Okami connects with a left hand, and then pins Marquardt up against the cage, tying up his leg.  Marquardt lands a knee to Okami’s abdomen, and Okami catches him off-balance, and tosses him once again to the canvas as the horn sounds to end the frame.  10-9 Okami

Round 2

Surprising that Okami seems so much bigger than Marquardt, and that Marquardt seems tired after only one round, but again he’s in defensive mode.  Okami catches him on the chin with a left and Marquardt shakes it off.  Okami shoots, Marquardt defends, sprawling, and Okami bullies him into the cage wall.  Okami hooks a leg with an underhook and an overhook, but Marquardt is able to push him on his back against the fence.  Okami is wall walking and Marquardt is content to hold him.  Okami gets back nearly to his feet, and is dumped on his head by Marquardt before he pops back up.  Okami is definitely the aggressor again as he forces Marquardt back into the fence and tries for a single.  Marquardt is trying for a switch, but Okami traps his arm with an overhook-underhook combo, and again tries for a takedown.  Marquardt is cranking the shoulder of Okami, and softens him up with an elbow to the collarbone.  Yushin really wants that single leg, but eventually lets go, and stands back up ready to trade.  Okami lands with a left-right, and Marquardt connects with a big right as Okami tries for a flying knee.  The round ends as Marquardt connects with a shot to the temple.  10-9 Marquardt

Round 3

Neither man wants to commit, knowing that the fight is dead even.  Okami throws the first shot and misses at the 30 second mark.  Marquardt throws a handful of jabs that also miss, and at the one minute mark, no one has landed yet in this round.  Marquardt cheek is bleeding from a glancing shot.  Okami is landing at will now, left right, right left.  Marquardt seems gun shy, and Okami lands again with a right-left that forces Marquardt back into the fence.  A short left snaps Marquardt’s head back, and a second later a right cross does the same.  Marquardt is feinting, waiting for an opening to land the big shot, but Okami keeps pressing forward.  Okami is like the Japanese zombie that was depicted in the mock poster the UFC put out.  Marquardt finally gets the takedown, but can do more than pin Okami down momentarily, as "Thunder" pops back up to his feet again.  Marquardt’s breathing heavy, and Okami continues to have him on the defensive.  Marquardt lands with a knee to the body and latches on with an underhook, overhook, and lands the best shot of the round after the buzzer.  10-9 Okami

Yushin Okami def. Nate Marquardt  by unanimous decision (29-28. 30-27, 29-28)

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Mr_Misanthropy- November 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm
@ Oki-who

Okami never beat Silva. Every time I hear this asinine bullshit it makes me want to scream. I don't give a fuck what the rules and regulations say about shit, getting knocked the fuck out and being unable to continue fighting does not mean you "won" the fight. It's crap like this that is slowly turning a Martial Arts competition into a meaningless point-based combat sport. Why would you want to deny the reality of what you can see with your own two eyes? The referee can say whatever he wants but you are not the winner of a fight if you are unconscious.
KarmaAteMyCat- November 14, 2010 at 7:21 am
Mo don't be a troll your better then that. Drano I guess I see what you mean I was just content seeing Nate finally sit at Gatekeeper. Yes I get spike for free, doesn't most of the world? It's the man channel.
oki-who oki-ryu- November 14, 2010 at 6:38 am
"Steal Your Thunder" such a proper name
k-onda- November 14, 2010 at 6:31 am
Well, looks like the fight world's experts should keep their mouths shut and just fight. Okami looked like he always has, and Marquardt wasn't great enough to find even one crack in Thunder's tough exterior.
Stenhård- November 14, 2010 at 6:23 am
The main event fight was shit =/ Time to watch the Pacquiao fight from last night, hope i wont get dissapointed on that fight.
oki-who oki-ryu- November 14, 2010 at 6:12 am
and i think all would be humming a different tune if Rivera V. Sakara went down. I cant help but wonder if they'll move it to next week???? Two times now its been postponed, will it ever happen? Jorge is local and I've met him a few times... hes a true warrior That fight would be excellent.
oki-who oki-ryu- November 14, 2010 at 6:10 am
i must say... super dissapointed in marquardt. On the other hand, providing the stars align properly, we can see Okami shock the world and beat Silva again. Also, that would setup the fight I was waiting for in Marquardt v. Belfort. And god please give sadolllah somebody good. Im sick of watching him walk through terrible fighters after getting dominated by decent fighters. Its hard to guage where his skills are really at...
MoTropolis- November 14, 2010 at 4:30 am
Hey Karma, may I suggest capitalizing both FIRST and HAND? The way you emphasized just "HAND", makes it seem you are subtly insinuating Marquardt gave you a bad hand job in the back locker rooms. Unless or course, that is indeed what happened, in which case details please, and pics or it didnt happen.
dranokills- November 14, 2010 at 3:25 am
KarmaAteMyCat Says:
Sun, 11/14/2010 - 12:01


You dislike petrelli and mccray? Why?

There were some decent fights on this card and those bitching about a free UFC card they didn't have to pay to see are sitting behind keyboards talking out their asses. Great showing for several fighters.
Petruzelli is a nothing fighter. His claims to fame are beating Kimbo, and his off again on again gayness.
McCray was an idiot on TUF and it transfers over as he fights.

Those people, like kingmade who is trying hard to be the thread troll?
Yeah I see what your saying.
KINGMADE- November 14, 2010 at 2:19 am
You get spike for free Karma? The fights were shit. Plain and simple. You also forgot about the king of gate keepers... Chris Leben. Strikeforce's up and comer events are better than that... and thats saying something.
BalkanToni- November 14, 2010 at 1:43 am
Damn! No landslide victory for Nate after all!
KarmaAteMyCat- November 14, 2010 at 1:01 am

You dislike petrelli and mccray? Why?

Onto more important news. Nate "The not so great", I can't stand this guy I know first HAND what kind of douchebag you can be to people who are nice. Who do nothing but simply try and make conversation in the back locker rooms. Yes its rough beats but I would like to be one of the many to welcome you to what we in the MMA community call Gatekeeper status. It's sad I know and reality is a mother fucker but don't worry your in great company such as Diego Sanchez,Clay Guida,Martin Kampmann. I just want you to know that MANY MANY MANY people are happy to I think drano put it best, have to pay to watch "Anderson silva do a mexican hat trick around you". There were some decent fights on this card and those bitching about a free UFC card they didn't have to pay to see are sitting behind keyboards talking out their asses. Great showing for several fighters. I always love when I get to see justice served up on a free card. Keep it real Potato Nation. Remember I called that shit.
itsgalf- November 14, 2010 at 12:47 am did Vitor's fight go?
KINGMADE- November 14, 2010 at 12:37 am
What a terrible fucking night of fights... and those that think it was an ok card and decent night of fights are overseas and are trying to justify wasting their money on that shitfest.
BryanF- November 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm
On the bright side, the pre-lim card looked like an executioner's row. Finishes galore!
BryanF- November 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm
Anyone curious what the Marqhardt-Okami fight would've looked like if it were a 5-rounder?

Think he coulda finished?
RwilsonR- November 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm
It's sad when this card is so bad that I actually think MoTropolis' observation above is accurate, since there wasn't much else on this card to look at.

Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do... tonight.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Auchtung! Schnell! SCHNELL!!!!
Casa de los pantelones- November 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm
omfg...if I hear rogan or goldie say "Oh Shit Shack" one more freakin' time...just say Nick for christ's sake...
dranokills- November 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm
sure was glad to see Noke got his win today. thats the way to start it off on a happy note.
overall not a thriller of a PPV but still had some damn good fights, and I was damn sure happy with the results.
glad to see petruzelli, and McCray both lose as I cant stand them. Hope they both get the axe.
glad to see k-Sos and Amir win, they both are really good guys, and damn it Amir really needed it.
was also glad to see siver beat andre winner. I like siver and in his country glad to see him come out a I think andre is a prick, didnt care for him on TUF, thought he was shit then still do.
and finally ...Nate you are a 1 punch trick pony, you are boring as fuck, and NOBODY really wanted to see you laying on your back playing possum for Anderson so he can do a mexican hat dance around your goofy ass. At least okami came to fight and will bring it to Anderson.
a happy shout out to my bro in arms FBF, I drank a beer to you after Noke won, cheers to him, and you.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm
WEC 52 smashed UFC 122. Team Alpha Midget FTW.
Dizzylittlelord- November 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm
cant believe marquart lost, he always chokes
Ring_Rust619- November 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm
*Spoiler Alert* !!!! Jesus dies at the end of the book... haha
MoTropolis- November 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm
Chandella's ass looking good tonight. Sister girl been doing squats, in'it?
jasonsensation- November 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm
my bad guys. thought you all would have seen it by now