TFC PPV 2 - Summary/Recap TFC PPV 2 = DAVID & GOLIATH Venue: Mandalay Bay Casino Referee: Steve Mazzagati Deadline: Thursday 6/18/09 Main Event #1 Heavyweight Title Match (5 rounds) Champion Cheick Kongo (4-1-0, 4 KO / Hot Rod) vs. Brock Lesnar (3-1-0, 3 KO / Graves) Brock Lesnar is the New Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar def Sheik Congo KO at 2:46 of Round 2 Brock Lesnar was able to knock Kongo out in stunning fashion tonight at TFC PPV 2. The first round proved to be fairly close with Kongo managing to gain full mount on Lesnar, much like the last time these men met. Both men were able to get their way through the first round without too much damage. Very close round and hard to call... Second round starts with Lesnar taking Kongo to the mat after getting tagged with a few kicks and knees. Frustration began to set in for Kongo as he was repeatedly taken to the mat and was unable to land the dangerous kicks that were apparent in the first round. Lesnar landed a looping hoook at 2:45 of the second round that sent Kongo to the mat. Lesnar "He got me last time, I got him this time..... we'll meet again. Hopefully one of us has the belt when it happens. I look forward to defending the belt for myself and Hot Head Fighting." Main Event #2 Lightweight Title Match (5 rounds) Champion Sean Sherk (4-0-0, 3 KO / Hot Rod) vs. Gray Maynard (3-0-0, 2 KO / NYJuggs) Round 1 Fight starts out with Sherk throwing hands in the stand up game. He is able to land some good shots on Maynard before getting taken down to the ground. Maynard and Sherk are in a stalemate on the ground as both men block each others transitions unwilling to give up any ground. Finally a Maynard transition attempt gets reversed and Sherk is on offense. The Muscle Shark lands a few shots but Maynard is not letting him transition. Finally Sherk decides to get off and get back to the stand up game. After landing some more shots, Maynard takes Sherk down again. Just like last time though, Sherk reverses into offense. Sherk does some damage and Maynard is busted open over his eye and cheek. He is able to make it out of the round. Round 2 The second round starts with Sherk trying to put in more work standing up showing his quickness advantage. Maynard scores another takedown but Sherk pushes him off without taking any damage. Sherk continues to be aggressive with his strikes then finally goes for a takedown and is successful. In open guard Sherk continues to throw punches then one last vicious overhand right KOs Maynard and Sherk's first title defense is a sucsess. Winner by KO at 3:53 of Round 2 AND STILL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!!!! SEAN SHERK Rest of the Card Mitsuyo Maeda (0-1-0 / Bahnzo) vs. Ben Saunders (0-0-0 / Murkya) Mitsuyo Maeda defeats Ben Saunders 2nd Round KO (1:38) 1st Round The fight was kept on the ground, and in control of Mitsuyo for the majority of the round. Mitsuyo was able to ware down Saunders who seemed to be struggling for his life to get back to his feet. 2nd Round The fight was ended by a fatal blow landed to Saunders face. The crowd erupted in a frenzy before Ben's limp body could hit the floor. Roger Huerta (2-1-0, 2 KO / Marcman) vs. Mac Danzig (0-0-0 / SirToke) RD 1- Good Round. It goes to Danzig as he controlled most of it. RD 2- Danzig takes control on the ground early and never lets up. Huerta couldn't get out of Danzig's control the whole round and ends up gettin KO'd via Ground n Pound 3:28 into RD 2. Good fight but Huerta was just too weak and couldn't pull any escapes. Huerta saw a huge weakness in Danzig's technique, a glass jaw to the kick but he couldn't expose it. Danzig protected it very well. But Huerta was too preoccupied with trying to get the Big KO with a kick that he ended up getting dominated. Forrest Griffin (1-1-0, 1 KO / Bogey) vs. Tito Ortiz (0-2-0 / Bondzai) WELCOME TO THE THUNDER DOME BIOTCH! Forrest Griffin Subs Tito Ortiz 56 seconds into round 2. The first round was a feeling out match, with both fighters landing some big blows; Ortiz was saved by the bell at the end of the round. No playing around in round 2, Ortiz threw a couple big bombs, Griffin takes him down and a quick leg lock sub. Tyson Griffin (0-1-0 / Bruce) vs. Hermes Franca (0-0-0 / Blaza) Franka by KO rd 1. Wasnt a good fight not even close, not sure if I hit him before I got taken down and ground to dust. Frank Edgar (1-1-0, 1 KO / Eagles) vs. BJ Penn (1-2-0, 1 KO / cpu) Edgar wins over BJ Penn by Unanimious decision. 30-27,30-27,30-27. Edgars game plan was to stand and strike with BJ. This plan was exicuted masterfully and Edgars leaves the Octogon with another win. After the fight Edgar was quoted as saying that he wished Dana White would have matched him up with Nate Diaz because he felt it would have been a stiffer challenge. Face Plow (2-0-0, 2 KO / Coleman) vs. Frank Mir (1-2-0, 1 KO / Ryno) I had this fight even going into the final round with Senor Plow winning round 1 and Mir wining round 2 with some brutal head kicks. In round 3 though Plow was able to get into an early mount and stunned the former champ with a blow to the ribs. Before Mir could get his senses back a hammerfist ended the fight. Plow was able to survive two submission attempts in this fight and cause 100% damage to both the head and center mass of Mir. Gabriel Gonzaga (1-1-0, 1 KO / Twrecks) vs. Cain Velasquez (0-2-0 / JMS) First Round was pretty much a landlisde for Gonzaga. Cain landed a cpl of shots but his face was bloddy and bruised at the end of the ground and Gonzaga looked relativley clean. 2nd round was a diffeerent story. Cain landed huge shots and Gonzagas corner thought the fight was going to be over and they were yelling for Gonzaga to get it to the ground because they know Cain has KO power and GOnzaga was eating a shitload of shots, and he finally did and acheived rubber guard into triangle for the tap at 1:57 into rnd 2. GF JMS dont let this guy foolyou hes got skillz Winner Gonzaga by tapout due to the triangle choke 1:57 rnd 2 Rich Franklin (1-2-0, 1 KO / Shaun) vs. Demain Maia (0-1-0 / Pryor) cancelled Martin Kampmann (0-0-0 / TexBoogie) vs. Ricardo Almeida (0-0-0 / SirToke) Winner by Unanimous Decision: Martin Kampmann (TexBoogie) Martin Kampmann (1-0-0 / TexBoogie) vs. Ricardo Almeida (0-1-0 / SirToke) 1st Round In a great match of BJJ fighters, Kampmann and Almeida Immediately come out smart and aggressive. It only stayed on the feet for about a minute or so. After a bunch of strikes and a couple counters later they ended up in full guard. Kampmann was able to dominate on the ground thru the 1st round and battled to full mount about 2 times, he only a got in a couple shots each time before Almeida would reverse Kampmann to open guard. Kampmann wins the round. 2nd Round Another round of great ground game. This round was the round of reversals. "Almeida has great ground reversals, he is a polished ground fighter" stated Kampmann after the fight. In this round Almeida was able to cut Kampmann open. But again Kampmann was able to win the round on every card. 3rd round Simply put, Almeida was fighting to not get knocked out. Kampmann was able to get to mount a couple of times in this round. Right on que Almeida would reverse into offensive open guard. By the end of the round Kampmann made it an easy decision for the judges. He ended the round by almost knocking out Almeida from mount, and again just as Ricardo is ready to go to sleep he reverses me into guard and gets in 5-6 good shots before the end of the fight. Score Card Almeida - - 27 27 27 Kampmann 30 30 30 Nate Marquadt (1-1-0, 1 KO / Cribbs) vs. Ben James (0-2-0 / BBJ) Nate "The Great" recovers from his first and last loss in TFC, by beating Ben James in ground and pound fashion. Nate Marquadt via KO in 4:37 of Round 1 Ben did cut up Nate's eye pretty good though.