Well what a weekend it was for us MMA fans, UFC 139 will definitely go down as one of the cards of year. The good thing was that a lot of fighters brought their ‘A’ games and it made for a very entertaining night of fights. Hendo and ‘Shogun’ put on a fight for the ages and while I am bit disappointed for ‘Shogun’ I am excited that Hendo might have a title shot. I would also like to congratulate Wanderlei Silva on a fantastastic win over the very dangerous Cung Le, I thought that this may have been Wanderlei’s last match as I had made up in my mind he had taken so much punishment from his days in pride but he showed the heart of a champion and I’m glad that he get to fight again.
Urijah Faber was also impressive on Saturday by dismantling former WEC Bantamweight champion Brian Bowles. Faber now gets a rubber match with rival and current Bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, and it looks like both men might even be coaches in The Ultimate Fighter.
Danny Castillo def Shamar Bailey by TKO (punches)
Seth Baczynski def Matt Brown by submission (guillotine choke)
Miguel Torres def Nick Pace by unanimous decision
Gleison Tibau def Rafael Dos Anjos by split decision
Chris Weidman def Tom Lawlor by technical submision (D’arce choke)
Michael McDonald def Alex Soto by KO (punches) $70 000 KO of the Night bonus
Ryan Bader def Jason Brilz by KO (punch)
Stephan Bonnar def Kyle Kingsbury by unanimous decision
Martin Kampmann def Rick Story by split decision
Urijah Faber def Brian Bowles by submission (guillotine choke) 70 000 Submission of the Night bonus
Wanderlei Silva def Cung Le by KO (strikes) $70 000 Fight of the Night bonus
Dan Henderson def Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua by unanimous decision $70 000 Fight of the Night bonus
For those of you wondering about the technical submission, Instead of tapping out a fighter is choked unconscious the referee then decides that the fighter can no longer safely continue.
The Fight Writer