TFC PPV 3 Summary-Recap Color Chart- (If you just want to browse the certain color for easy info access) Purple= Fighters words, from either post fight or quotes Orange= TFC Staff Comments Red= Results and Fight Detail Yellow- Is the name of the fighter or commentator talking Lime Green- Losers who didnt get there fights in on time TFC PPV 3 = ALVES-JOHNSON Main Event Welterweight Championship Champion Thiago "The Pitbull" Alves vs. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson Winner by TKO (Knees) at 4:21 of Round 4 Anthony "Rumble" Johnson This was a great tactical match. Johnson was effective in the stand up game and tried to keep it there while Alves got his in on the ground. Johnson was able to avoid submissions while on the ground as Alves was trying to test Johnson's suspect submission D. In the end Johnson's use of takedowns and body blows on the ground to Alves was too much for the champ as one final big knee and Alves defenseless forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight. After the fight Johnson commended his opponent. AJ: We both talked a little shit leading up to the fight but Alves gave a good fight tonight. I had to work hard to keep the fight in my favor and that is a testament to the quality of opponent I have. I'm glad to be the champion and I'm looking forward to defending my belt! TFC Staff Congratualtes Rumble Johnson on winning the belt! Headline Matches #1 & #2 Light Heavyweight Contender Matches Rashad Evans (2-2-0, 2 KO / Eagles) vs. Forrest Griffin (2-1-0, 1 KO / Bogey) Winner by Unanimous decision Rashad Evans Round 1- Forrest wanted to stand and trade with Rashad. Evans wanted to take the fight to the ground. In the early minutes of the first round Griffin landed a few decent shots. This is where Evans realized keeping the fight on the feet would not be benificial to him. Rashad scored a take down and ended the round in the mount putting leather to Griffins face. The fight could have ended at this point but Griffin was saved by the bell. Round 2- Round 2 was very simular to round 1. Landed the better shots and won round 2. Round 3- At this point both fighters have won a round and it is anybodys fight. Rashad was able to score a couple take downs early in the round. Griffin was unable to get off his back in the third. Rashad was content to keep Griffin in side control and go to work on his face. The third period ended this way after Rashad had score a few more take downs. After the fight both men felt they had done enough to earn their light-heavyweight title shot. In the end Rashad Evans scored a Unanimous Decision victory over Forrest Griffin 29-28,29-28,29-28. During a post fight interview Rashad Evans was quoted as saying "I knew if the fans were booing I was winning." This was by no means the fight of the night but Evans will take the victory and move onto the next match. That next bout will be a fight for the Light-Heavyweight belt. TFC Staff- This wins puts Rashad Evans in the LHW title fight against Deren Laboon. Deren Laboon (2-0-0, 1 KO / Sweetness) vs. Chuck Liddell (2-1-0, 2 KO / Cribbs) 1st Round It seemed Liddel studied Laboons past fights. Liddel took Laboon down but Laboon's underated Judo flips Liddel over into side mount then into full mount. Back and Forth, Laboon just pounding. Then Liddels rib seemed as if it broke after a heavy left, Liddel screamed in agony and somehow flipped laboon off. 2nd Round Laboon comes out knowing Liddel is hurt, really bad. Laboon's trainer; Travis tells him make sure when Chuck is watching his body, get him with a flying knee. He did, twice. The second hit send Liddell down but Laboon got pushed off. Then Liddell takes Laboon down and Laboon again uses his Judo but gets pushed back into Full guard. Laboon lands two heavy elbows and Chuck is dased.. The Croud is chanting L-A-B-O-O-N!over and over again. The Samoan Nightmare lands one more elbow and Chuck is out. After the fight Laboon had one statement to say Joe Rogan- Fantastic and congrats on being in TFC's first LHW Match! Laboon- Thanks cuz, you know I was right haha! My elbows are the best, best in the world. All the other ones are done by little girls bro!!! I told EVERYONE I was going to be where I am now! NO ONE THOUGHT I could, but I am tha little train that could cuzin! Haha! I did it baby! Just one more match bra! L-A-B-O-O-N! Lets go baby!! TFC Staff- This win puts Laboon in the Title fight against Rashad Evans - Michael Bisping (1-1-0, 1 KO / Twrecks) vs. Yushin Okami (0-0-0 / NYJuggs) Bisping Deeats Okami 4:59 of rnd 3 by Head Kick KO In a tactical fight Bisping cldnt get anything going, had the mount a couple of times but other than that Okami was just too strong for the Brit. With seconds to go Bisping decides to stand up and end the fight with fireworks as with the judges you never know, cpl of shots exchanged than with 1 second to go....BOOOOM Head kick... and Okami crumpled to the floor. Unbelievable win considering Bisping was looking to lose the dec most likely. Joe Rogan- What a tremendous KO, that was the crazziest shot I have ever seen, tell us about it and whats next for Michael Bisping. Bisping- When I was on my back I looked up at the clock and needed to stand up and bang, and we were slugging it out like two plonkers, and Okami got sloppy dropped his hands and I put him to sleep with one second to spare. And whats next is there is a hairy chimp calling me out and his name is Nate Marquardt. He has been calling me out for weeks, and Damein Maia may have not shown up for the fight but trust me if I get a fight with Nate I will be there and I will kick his ass. - Georges St. Pierre (4-2-0, 2 KO / NYJuggs) vs. Matt Serra (1-4-0, 0 KO / JMS) GSP Wins by knockout This one was about as 1 sided as a match could be. After some initial feeling it, it went to the ground. GSP battered mini-me before acheiving mount and landing repeated shots to the noggin. Serra was dazed (grey screen) only a few mins into the fight, but St. Pierre was being a sport and decided to stand up. A few seconds later...Serra got knocked down again. He quickly got back to his feet though. With about a minute to go in the round, GSP ended it, knocked out Serra so bad, he fell face first like he just got shot in the back of the head. - Joe Stevenson (0-1-0 / BBJ) vs. BJ Penn (0-1-0 / Ryno) Joe Stevenson gets first win Via KO 2:33 into the 1st rd RD1 Penn and Stevenson came out swinging with both landing quality punches and kicks. Penn tried for a takedown that was blocked By Stevenson and both went right back to work. Penn tried for a kick and with that left an opening for a Right Haymaker that put him down for the Count... - Fabricio Werdum (2-0-0, 1 KO / TexBoog) vs. Tim Sylvia (1-2-0, 1 KO / Marcman) Winner By KO 4:54 of 1st Round - Fabricio Werdum Fabricio is a man on fire. He wasted no time working over Tim Sylvia. As the two men worked on the feet it looked as though Werdum had the def advantage. But once the match hit the ground, it was a sobering reminder how solid of a BJJ fighter the P-MMAGladiator camp creates. The last 1/2 of the first round was Fabricio on top of Sylvia raining leather. KO just bell is about to ring to end the first round. - Wilson Gouveia (1-0-0, 0 KO / TexBoog) vs. Lyoto Machida (0-0-0 / BigHoff) Winner by Knockout Wilson Goueveia 1st round. Wilson tests the waters in the stand up game. He went for the take down, and the match in his hands. A good counter and couple punches later Machida wasnt moving. - Diego Sanchez (0-0-0 / Bruce) vs. Matt Hughes (0-0-0 / Bondzai) Matt Hughes defeats Diego Sanchez with a kimora at 3:23 in round 1. Sanchez had Hughes on his back and was giving him some shots to the face when Hughes took his arm and slapped on the kimora. There was nothing Diego could do to get out of that.