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UFC on Versus 4: Live Results and Commentary

FACT: At some point tonight, someone will refer to this man as “Kongo Slice”, and consider him/herself incredibly clever for doing so. Props:

The UFC will be holding its fourth installment of live MMA on Versus Network tonight at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, headlined by Nate Marquardt versus Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Pat Barry versus Cheick Kongo. Eh, what are you going to do? Plus, Rick Story and Charlie Brenneman battle for welterweight contendership, Matt Brown and John Howard more than likely fight for their jobs and Matt Mitrione squares off with Christian Morecraft.

The prelims are currently happening on Facebook now, so why not check them out? We’ll be here when you get back with live updates starting at 9 PM, ET. And yes, we know you’ll be back. It’s a Sunday night, now’s not the time to start acting like you have other plans. Refresh this page every few minutes for the latest results.

Whoa. Technical difficulties in the house. Quick recap…

Matt Mitrione completely handled Chistian Morecraft standing, scoring two knockdowns in the first round; Morecraft was clearly flash-KO’d during the second knockdown, but he managed to regain his senses when Mitrione pounced on him, and held on to the end of the round. Mitrione showed more of the same striking dominance in the second frame. Aside from a successful Morecraft takedown, it was all Meathead, who battered Morecraft until a very impressive three-punch walk-off knockout.
Mitrione def. Morecraft via KO, 4:28 of round 2. Great performance.

- Matt Brown beats John Howard via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3) after a gritty grind of a fight that saw Howard opt for a (mostly ineffective) wrestling-based gameplan, and Brown win most of the standup and ground exchanges. Brown breaks his three-fight losing streak and saves his job.

Rick Story vs. Charlie Brenneman

Round 1: Brennerman comes forward to clinch, Story flips him to the mat, but Brenneman is quickly back on his feet. Brenneman separates and runs off to get some distance. Brenneman clinches. Story turns him against the fence and drops low, looking for a takedown. Brenneman defends and escapes. Now it’s Brenneman’s turn to shoot for a takedown. Story is briefly on the mat, but he recovers. Brenneman fires a straight right that lands flush, and immediately transitions into a takedown. Brenneman moves to side control. Story establishes guard and locks Brenneman down. Brenneman with punches to Story’s ribs. Story is content to just hang on while Brenneman racks up points. Brenneman shoulder-shrugs Story into the mat. Brenneman goes body/head from the top. Story does not get the standup he was looking for, and the round ends. 10-9 Brenneman.

Round 2: Brenneman gets a quick takedown. Story tries to scramble out, but Brenneman stay on him. Story grabs a guillotine and rolls to north/south on the bottom, but Brenneman escapes. Story flies forward with a knee that bounces off Brenneman’s chin. Brenneman swings a hook and comes in with another takedown that scores. Story works some rubber guard for a moment. Story heel-chopping Brenneman’s leg off his back. Story goes for a guillotine again. Brenneman tries to pass to side control but Story gets his guard back. Story loses the hold. Brenneman rides the round out on top. 10-9 for the Spaniard. Man, is Story’s six-fight win streak going to end like this?

Round 3: Both guys throwing uppercuts and looking for the takedown. Brenneman scores with the single leg. Story looking for a kimura. The referee breaks them and Joe Rogan blasts the standup. They start firing wild punches, and Brenneman grabs a leg in a scramble. Story manages to set up an inverted triangle. Brenneman lucks out when Story can’t finish it. But Story transitions to full mount and starts bouncing Brenneman’s head off the mat with short slams. Brenneman escapes and grabs Story’s legs. And that’s the fight. Wow. Nate Marquardt didn’t just fuck his own career, he fucked Story’s as well. And now Charlie Brenneman is a contender, I guess?

Charlie Brenneman def. Rick Story via unanimous deicision (29-28 x 3).

Cheick Kongo def. Pat Barry
Barry circles the Octagon, spitting water all over the mat. Kongo has Rampage Jackson with him for the walkout. Kongo has a 7.5-inch reach advantage, and a significant beard advantage. Big Dan Miragliotta whispers something to Pat Barry. Probably something like “watch your balls against this guy.” Pat Barry weighed in heavier, which is kind of crazy when you see them in the face-off.

Round 1: Barry with a leg kick. Barry shoots in, Kongo brushes him off and throws a leg kick. Hard leg kick from Kongo. And again. Ouch. More kicks from Kongo, and Barry is hesitant to return. Pat Barry throws a right hand that catches Kongo behind the ear and drops him. Barry fires down some ridiculous ground and pound, but Kongo stumbles to his feet. Barry overwhelms him with punches. Kongo somehow survives and escapes again. But he’s completely dazed. Barry comes in to finish the job, Kongo catches him with two hard right hands and Pat Barry is dead alseep.

Joe Rogan calls it the most amazing comeback he’s ever seen. Holy shit. Legendary.

A couple minutes later, Barry is still on his back. Hopefully he’s up by the time we return from commercial. Barry is on his feet for the result announcement. Kongo def. Barry via knockout, 2:39 of round 1.


- Tyson Griffin def. Manny Gamburyan via majority decision (29–28 x 2, 29–29)
- Javier Vazquez def. Joe Stevenson via unanimous decision (30–27 x 2, 29–28)
- Joe Lauzon def. Curt Warburton via submission (kimura), 1:58 of round 1
- Rich Attonito def. Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision (29–27, 30–27, 29–28)
- Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz via submission (rear naked choke), 1:48 of round 2
- Ricardo Lamas def. Matt Grice via TKO, 4:41 of round 1
- Michael Johnson def. Edward Faaloloto via TKO, 4:42 of round 1

Kongo says he was never out, by the way. Likely story. Anyway, we’ll talk more tomorrow…

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RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Hahahahahha quit chatting online and go do your homework
dranokills- June 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm
see you got it all wrong...karma is MY sidekick.
You are the douchebag.
and you couldn't smash your dick into your boyfriends face.
You are a nobody.
a little petty jealous nobody whos GREEN envy of karma has made you a bitter pussy who cannot stay on topic cause the BURR up your ass over the fact that the majority of users on cage potato cared more about Karma's attempt to follow his dream in MMA than your PIPE-dream of thinking someone besides yourself thinks your posts are cool, and they are not. you are one of the few biggest bores on here, and the fact I come to karmas defense is because your "cuntdom" is so obvious.
When Karma said you couldn't beat your way out of a paperbag, he was giving you better ods than I would over a wet paper towel.
RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Funniest part is I knew the little douchebag sidekick would jump in
RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm
LMAO, Drano you're the other dude I'd love to smash. Wtf, green jello? I enjoy working you guys up, sorry... it's fucking hilarious.
dranokills- June 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm
RSparrow Says:

Mon, 06/27/11 - 03:03

You begged everyone for money, you act like a complete fag when you win a fight, and you think you’re popular… i’ve never wanted to smash someones face in so bad.
actually Karma did NOT beg for money. he never started it, someone else did, and it caught on. Oh and by the way stupid sparrow, a LOT of users on here wanted to help karma, and a lot of us DID help karma, and he never asked, and he was humble about it, and appreciative, unlike YOU!
Talk about wanting to smash someone cause they are douche, hey look in a mirror "oh King of the douchebags". Now I'd like to smash your little 185 pound weak ass.
Karma has always been cool, and at least he DOES fight, all you do is blow hard.
Karma is ohhhhhhh ... 100% cooler than you will ever be, now I can see why you are "green jello", but it only makes you look like the CUNT you are when you spew like this.
Goog- June 27, 2011 at 8:18 am
I'm going to go lone ranger here and call it what it was: Kongo throwing instinctual punches in an act of self preservation. Yeah, he connected well with it... the same way Rich Franklin threw up a hail mary on Liddel. If I'm writing a check for a comeback, it's got Frankie Edgar's name on it. That's a guy shaking off a beating and coming back. So yeah, CK got a win, but not in a "wow, did he take that like a man and regroup." Even better, go back and watch Chris Leben walk through three chin-splitters from Terry Martin before one-punch KO'ing him. Kongo made for a nice highlight on an okay card, but flailing is something I expect most half conscious fighters to do and he got luck with one last night.
RwilsonR- June 27, 2011 at 7:51 am
@ Spicymeatball - I think you need to consider the context in each fight. When Kos fought Alves, he took it on two weeks notice after he just fought another fight. The biggest factor in that fight was Kos ate a big punch about 30 seconds into the fight (don't remember the exact time, but it was very early in Rd 1) and he was clearly out very briefly, but managed to recover. Still, he fought like a man who had been concussed for the rest of the fight. A lot of his takedowns seemed like desperation takedowns, his shots came slow and from far outside. I thought that fight showed more about Kos' toughness than anything else.
When Story fought Alves, he was one of the few people to be close to Alves size and strength, and he also was threatening him on the feet. So a lot of his takedowns weren't as technique-based as Kos', but relied on mixing things up, and being able to physically force the takedown.
Jon Fitch, whose wrestling is worse than either of those other two, was able to take Alves down at will because Alves could barely walk to the cage under his own power that night from the weight cut.
mDino- June 27, 2011 at 7:42 am
now THAT i'd pay for.
RwilsonR- June 27, 2011 at 7:40 am
@ Get Off Me - I'm with ya, man. I know what you mean.
Bob Villa- June 27, 2011 at 5:14 am
You can do it! Go out there and follow your dream! I say you start up a Paypal account, and all your Potato Nation brothers can pitch in money to fly you out to karma's home so you can beat the ever loving piss out of him! Don't let anybody tell you that you can't!
P.S. - Give him a knee in the balls for me.
Frank Mur- June 27, 2011 at 4:27 am
Do I se a "Karma" v "RSparrow", CP sponsored, catchweight fight for the keyboard warrior title belt?

Please CP, make this happen. It could be the next big thing! BTW, +240 for RSparrow's post.
KarmaAteMyCat- June 27, 2011 at 4:10 am
I begged everyone for money? Did you read my fucking post? Did you read the part where it said if you don't wanna help don't. I Believe at the point where I had enough for a one way ticket I POSTED for people to stop contributing. Oh man that hurts the Keyboard Warrior wants to smash my face! Hit the gym and drop to Bantam, gimmie a call when you get that done and we'll see if you can hang. It's really sad that you cant get off my nutts, I never said I was popular I never said I wanted to be popular and in all honesty I could give two shits. You do realize all of that would fit into one post you didn't have to spam the thread. Oh and Sparrow I don't think you could fight your way out of a wet paper bag. No worries though keep hating it's nice to know I keep you up at night bitch.
RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 3:15 am
No offense to our writers... every time this asshole talks its like fingernails on a chalkboard
RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 3:03 am
You begged everyone for money, you act like a complete fag when you win a fight, and you think you're popular... i've never wanted to smash someones face in so bad.
RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 2:46 am
And i'd love to fight you, but i'm 185.
RSparrow- June 27, 2011 at 2:44 am
"Ehhh.. IM more of a ben goldstein/ Mike russel/ Rex kind of guy."
You are a fucking douchebag...
MKO- June 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm
To CCman; the undercard was outstanding. As for the decisions: Attonito beat the living shit out of Daniel Roberts (he will be cut); Joe Stevenson has nothing left, especially desire or ability to follow a gameplan. And Tyson Griffin vs Manvel was a solid match with Griffin getting a solid win. Worst part of the undercard was the FotN; it was good, but will (hopefully) be NC'd after Lentz ate a huge knee to the head while he was down.
To someone above who thought Matt Brown lost: what the fuck, man?
ccman- June 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm
Only caught the main since its pride weekend and I wanted to show my support for canada.
But holy hell of a comback. How were the rest? The descriptions are pretty bland.
Get Off Me- June 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm
You know what I mean. Tonight was a UFC event and the two are synonymous...
I just don't get how the UFC can have 5 round non title main event fights, but can't begin to approach reform with these comissions. If Dana keeps throwing his hands up in the air and not sponsoring(financial) potential reforms with governing bodies this sport's success will lie in fights that finish. This shit is limiting this sport's potential.
frndlylion- June 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm
While I agree Kongo was in trouble that first knockdown he was definitely not out. You can clearly see him turn his head to look for Barry coming in as he was rolling over to defend. (If you were paying attention during the Kongo/Mir fight you saw Kongo get knocked down then throw a kick at Mir as he was coming in. he wasn't out then either) The second knockdown I think he was more hurt but still not completely out. It is totally possible that Barry woke him back up with the follow up. Wobbly and able to deliver a hard shot at the perfect time, Kongo proves he is not only dangerous but, still relevant. Also I think this main event and the Mitrione/Moorecraft fight were true displays of just how hard these heavyweights can clobber a guy. Even when they are hurt themselves.

Props to Matt Brown for the win. I like this guy.

Meathead, for some idiotic reason I want to hate you but you keep improving and showing heart. I like that shit. Your earning a fan.

IMO Charlie Brenneman proved to Dana that he was grateful for the upgrade in opponents by working his ass off. His win against a guy like Story no matter what previous details occurred, should give him more chances at top guys.

Overall great card for a freebie.
dranokills- June 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm
I am so glad brennaman beat story. story has been acting like a grade a prick. i didnt like his attitude and maybe next time he wont go nose to kissy nose with his next opponent.
Spicymeatball- June 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm
No disrespect to Matt Brown, as I know he'd murder me, but he might be the dumbest sounding person I've ever heard. The most awkward post fight interview I've ever seen. He spoke so much gibberish he made less sense than the kid with downs syndrome who went to my highschool. Matt Brown and John Howard should both be cut they bring nothing to the table and gas out every fight.
Spicymeatball- June 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm
I knew Story was gonna lose. Story is a solid fighter, but I think is wrestling is slightly overrated, and Brennamen had the perfect style and situation to beat Story as Brennamen's wrestling pedigree is better. Brennamen is nowhere near a contender either. What gets me is how is Thiago Alves able to stuff Koscheck's takedowns, but he cannot stop Story's, when Koshcheck has much better wrestling than Story and Brennamen.
RwilsonR- June 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Oh, and my only problem with Helwani is how seriously he takes himself. Something about people whose life goal is to sit in front of a camera and ask other people with actual accomplishments about those accomplishments that makes them think themselves important. I don't get it.
macreadysshack- June 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Hey, is it against the unified rules to wear a rashguard? If not, wouldn't that have been an option?