UFC had a great 2011. From epic shows, to epic signings.
This is the year in review.
UFC 125: Resolution
Date: January 1st 2011
Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Lightweight bout: Jacob Volkmann vs. Antonio McKee
Volkmann defeated McKee via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
Welterweight bout: Daniel Roberts vs. Greg Soto
Roberts defeated Soto via submission (kimura) at 3:45 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Mike Brown vs. Diego Nunes
Nunes defeated Brown via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
Preliminary card (Ion TV)
Middleweight bout: Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
Tavares defeated Baroni via TKO (strikes) at 4:20 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier
Poirier defeated Grispi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Lightweight bout: Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens
Stephens defeated Davis via KO (punch) at 2:33 of round 3.
Lightweight bout: Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi
Guida defeated Gomi via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:27 of round 2.
Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Kim defeated Diaz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva
Silva defeated Vera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).
Middleweight bout: Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
Stann defeated Leben via TKO (strikes) 3:37 of round 1.
Lightweight Championship bout: Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Gray Maynard
Edgar and Maynard fought to a split draw (46-48, 48-46, 47-47).
UFC: Fight for the troops 2
Date: January 22nd
Venue: Fort Hood
Bantamweight bout: Will Campuzano vs. Chris Cariaso
Cariaso defeated Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight bout: Charlie Brenneman vs. Amilcar Alves
Brenneman defeated Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Lightweight bout: Waylon Lowe vs. Willamy Freire
Lowe defeated Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Featherweight bout: Mike Brown vs. Rani Yahya
Yahya defeated Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Welterweight bout: DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Guymon
Johnson defeated Guymon via verbal submission (body triangle) at 3:22 of round 1.
Lightweight bout: Cody McKenzie vs. Yves Edwards
Edwards defeated McKenzie via technical submission (rear naked choke) at 4:33 of round 2.
Lightweight bout: Cole Miller vs. Matt Wiman
Wiman defeated Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Heavyweight bout: Pat Barry vs. Joey Beltran
Barry defeated Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Featherweight bout: Mark Hominick vs. George Roop
Hominick defeated Roop via TKO (punches) at 1:28 of round 1.
Heavyweight bout: Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague
Mitrione defeated Hague via TKO (punches) at 2:59 of round 1.
Lightweight bout: Evan Dunham vs. Melvin Guillard
Guillard defeated Dunham via TKO (strikes) at 2:58 of round 1.
UFC 126: Silva vs Belfort
Date: February 5th 2011
Venue: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Welterweight bout: Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson
Pierce defeated Robertson via TKO (punches) at 0:29 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight bout: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
Kingsbury defeated Romero via TKO (strikes) at 0:21 of round 1.
Lightweight bout: Paul Taylor vs. Gabe Ruediger
Taylor defeated Ruediger via KO (strikes) at 1:42 of round 2.
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Bantamweight bout: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Demetrious Johnson
Johnson defeated Yamamoto via unanimous decision (2928, 3027, 3027).
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Mendes defeated Omigawa via unanimous decision (3027, 3027, 3027).
Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly
Cerrone defeated Kelly via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:48 of round 2.
Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos
Torres defeated Banuelos via unanimous decision (3027, 3027, 3027).
Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Ellenberger defeated Rocha via split decision (2730, 2928, 2928).
Light Heavyweight bout: Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader
Jones defeated Bader via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:20 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Griffin defeated Franklin via unanimous decision (2928, 2928, 2928).
Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
Silva defeated Belfort via KO (front kick) at 3:25 of round 1 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.
UFC 127: Fitch vs Penn
Date: February 27th 2011
Venue: Acer arena
Middleweight bout: Kyle Noke vs. Chris Camozzi
Noke defeats Camozzi by Unanimous Decision ( 30-27 across board)
Welterweight bout: Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
Lytle defeats Ebersole by Submission (RNC) at 2:49 2nd round
Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
Sotiropoulos defeats Siver by Unanimous Decision (30-27 across Board)
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera
Bisping defeats Rivera by TKO (Punches) 4:27 round 3.
Welterweight bout: B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch
Fitch defeats Penn by Unanimous decision ( 30-27 across board)
UFC LIVE: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Date: March 3rd
Venue: KFC Yum, Louiseville, Kentucky
Welterweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
Sanchex defeats Kampmann by Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Middleweight bout: C.B. Dollaway vs. Mark Muñoz
Dollaway dfeats Munoz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Middleweight bout: Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman
Sakara defeats Weidman by TKO (Punches) 3:45 1st round
Bantamweight bout: Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
Bowles defeats Page by Submission (RNC) 4:21 1st round
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Date: March 19th
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Maurício Rua (c) vs. Jon Jones
Jones defeats Rua by TKO (Elbows) 4:50 round 5 to become LHW champion
Bantamweight bout: Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Faber defeats Wineland via Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Lightweight bout: Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus
Miller defeats Shalorus by Submission (RNC) 2:19 2nd round
Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Marquardt defeats Akiyama by Split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Heavyweight bout: Mirko Filipović vs. Brendan Schaub
Schaub defeats Cro Cop by Unanimous Decision (30-27 across board)
UFC Fight night Seattle: Davis vs Nogueira
Date: March 26th
Venue: Key arena, Seattle Wasington
Light Heavyweight bout: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Phil Davis
Davis defeats Nog by Unanimous decision (30-27 across board)
Welterweight bout: Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson
Hardy Defeats Johnson by TKO (Punch) 4:33 1st round
Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
Sadollah defeats Ludwig via Submission (Arm Bar) 2:01 3rd round
Featherweight bout: Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia
Phan defeats Garcia by TKO (Strikes) 1:01 3rd round
UFC 129: St Pierre vs Shields
Date: April 30th
Venue: Rogers centre, Toronto Canada
Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs. Jake Shields
St Pierre defeats Shields by TKO (Strikes) 3:53 4th round top retain WW title
Featherweight Championship bout: José Aldo (c) vs. Mark Hominick
Aldo defeats Hominick by KO (Knee) 4:50 round 1
Light Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
Machida defeats Couture by KO (Punches) 0:53 3rd round
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson
Henderson defeats Bocek via Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonald
Diaz defeats MacDonald via Submission (Triangle Choke) 2:49 3rd round
Rest will be up later