UFC 114 results
Date: 2010-05-30 00:00:00
Submitted By: Explosive Fight Videos
Korean welterweight Dong Hyun Kim (13-0) completely shut down "The Ultimate Fighter 7" winner Amir Sadollah (3-2)on the mat and picked up his fourth octagon victory. Sadollah got roughly two or three strikes off each round before Kim dragged him down and went to work. So complete was Kim's dominance that he used Sadollah's own limbs against him, at one point trapping the reality star's left arm around his own neck while landing punches. Sadollah fought back to his feet with 75 seconds left to go, and he might have felled the exhausted Kim with more time. But he didn't have that luxury. Kim's dominance prompted a clean sweep on scorecards, with unanimous 30-27 scores. Sadollah drops to 3-2 in the octagon since the reality show. In the first Spike-televised bout of the evening, Dan Lauzon (12-4) met "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Efrain Escudero (14-1) amid a backdrop of family issues. It appears the public falling out with his brother, UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon, may have taken its toll in the fight. The brothers made headlines when Joe said Dan was lazy and refused to train him for Escudero. Escudero, meanwhile, was more than happy to seize the initiative in the fight, and battered Lauzon with crisp kickboxing from bell to bell. Lauzon proved he could take damage, but he lost the spring in his step after two rounds and couldn't pull the trigger in exchanges. The crowd frequently booed the often listless fight. Only in the bout's final moments did Lauzon wake up and fire back. The last 20 seconds of the bout was an all-out gunfight, but Escudero, who landed knee after knee inside the clinch, scored the bulk of points and earned unanimous 29-27 scores (A point was deducted from Escudero's scores for an illegal kick to the groin). It was Lauzon's second consecutive UFC loss and could signal a trip back to the regional circuit. "The Ultimate Fighter 2" veteran Melvin Guillard (24-8) continued to impress with a first-round body shot TKO of UFC newcomer Waylon Lowe (8-3). Lowe, a former wrestler, got his ears boxed when he tried to take Guillard down. After an awkward stutter step in range, he reflexively went for a takedown and ran smack into a knee that buckled him. Guillard leapt in to finish, but his punches were academic and referee Herb Dean stepped in at 3:28 of the opening frame. Afterward, he called out lightweight prospect Jeremy Stephens in a bout sure to be a slugfest. French native Cyrille Diabate (17-6) survived a scare in his UFC debut when Brazilian slugger Luis Cane (10-3) flash KO'd him in the opening moments of their non-televised bout. But Diabate, an EliteXC and PRIDE veteran, kept his composure and wrestled back to his feet, where he stood in the pocket and starched Cane with a series of punches that forced a stoppage at 2:13 of the first frame. It was Cane's second consecutive UFC loss. Joe Brammer (7-2) and Aaron Riley (29-12) waged a technical three-round war in which Riley was just a slight step ahead. Riley, who's re-invented himself under the tutelage of famed trainer Greg Jackson, asserted his edge by repeatedly sweeping Brammer to the mat and scoring points from top position. Brammer popped to his feet and traded punishing strikes with Riley, but when the judges tallied the scorecards, he came up short. With unanimous 30-27 scores, Riley reversed a setback to "The Ultimate Fighter 9" winner Ross Pearson. He has traded wins and losses since returning to the UFC in November 2008. Ryan Jensen (15-6) got dropped in the opening moments of his bout with Jesse Forbes (11-5) but fought his way back to secure a first-round win by guillotine choke.