UFC 132 Live Results And Fight Card Analysis

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Dominick Cruz Outscores Urijah Faber At UFC 132

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz convinced all three of the judges that he was the better man against Urijah Faber at UFC 132. Cruz avenged a 2007 submission loss to Faber.

Cruz outmaneuvered Faber on the feet throughout the fight, connecting with sharp straights and hooks in combination with kicks to the legs and body. Faber scored with several big punches in the fight. He stunned Cruz several times with trick right hands but he failed to follow up. Cruz always recovered and answered any significant shots by Faber. 

UFC 132 results: Dominick Cruz defeats Urijah Faber by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)

Cruz has now cemented his status as the pre-eminent bantamweight of our era. After Faber there are no big fights on the horizon for Cruz in the division. Since Faber won their first fight, he could justify a second title shot with a couple of wins against impressive opposition, especially since he hurt Cruz several times during the fight. 


Chris Leben Lefts Wanderlei Silva Into Oblivion At UFC 132

Chris Leben blasted Wanderlei Silva with a brutal series of left hands to leave him face flat, out cold on the mat at the end of their UFC 132 belt. Silva opened the middleweight contest by hurting Leben with a stiff 1-2 but Leben quickly recovered and countered Silva with a hard left hand. 

Leben followed up with six or seven straight lefts to the face.  The first was a looping left hand that caught Silva on the back of the head and staggered him. Silva advanced and tried to land more hooks but Leben dirty boxed him with a collar tie + sequence of uppercuts. Those shots hurt Silva worse and worse until the third uppercut visibly snapped his head back and sent him crashing face first into the floor.

UFC 132 results: Chris Leben defeats Wanderlei Silva at :27 of round 1.

Silva is one of the sport's legends, a long-time Pride champion, but he's had mixed results in the UFC. He moves to 1-1 in the middleweight division but may want to consider retirement. 


Dennis Siver Gets Judges' Call Against Matt Wiman At UFC 132

Matt Wiman was sure he earned a decision win against Dennis Siver at UFC 132 but the judges let him down, scoring it unanimously for Siver. Wiman bloodied and battered  a helpless Siver throughout the second round. But it wasn't enough to overcome Siver's advantage in the much closer first and third rounds.

Wiman let Siver take him down at the end of the first down and that came back to haunt him. 

In the second round, Wiman was on his game and got Siver on his back where he rained down brutal elbows and punches. One glancing elbow to Siver's forehead opened up a bloody vertical cut that poured blood throughout the round.

UFC 132 results: Dennis Siver defeats Matt Wiman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

It's a big set back for Matt Wiman who brought three straight wins into the fight. Siver may not have strengthened his case for a title shot in the crowded lightweight division, but he didn't fall back.


Tito Ortiz Staves Off Retirement By Blasting Ryan Bader At UFC 132

Coming into UFC 132 everyone expected Tito Ortiz to be announcing his retirement after a loss against Ryan Bader, but no. Tito came out and submitted Ryan Bader in the first round. Ortiz first dropped Bader with a short sharp right hand. 

Once Bader was stunned, Ortiz was quick to pounce. He quickly gave up top position in order to get an arm-in guillotine. After the fight Ortiz told Joe Rogan that "a lot of wrestlers will tap to that." Bader, a one-time University of Arizona teammate of UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, is definitely a wrestler.

UFC 132 results: Tito Ortiz defeats Ryan Bader by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:56 of round 1.

He's now a wrestler on a losing streak after losing a second straight fight. Bader's previous loss came against current UFC light heavyweight champ Jon jones. 

Ortiz, a long-time UFC champion at the turn of the century, had been threatened with imposed retirement had he picked up another loss. Prior to tonight, Ortiz hadn't won a UFC fight since 2006.


Carlos Condit Plows Past Dong Hyun Kim At UFC 132

Carlos Condit called for a title shot against UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre after he blasted Dong Hyun Kim into unconsciousness with a flying knee. Kim had previously been undefeated in the UFC and Condit now has four straight wins of his own. 

UFC 132 results: Carlos Condit defeats Dong Hyun-Kim by knockout at 2:58 of round 1.

Condit is the former WEC welterweight champion, but he dropped a decision to Martin Kampmann in his UFC debut. His next two wins against Jake Ellenberger and Rory Macdonald were gritty come from behind victories. After knocking out Dan Hardy with a devastating hook in the first round and stopping Kim quickly, Carlos is the highest profile contender for George St. Pierre's title.

St. Pierre faces Nick Diaz at UFC 137 later this year. 

Kim is South Korea's biggest MMA star and his loss will make holding a UFC event in Asia all the more difficult. 


Melvin Guillard Assassinates Shane Roller At UFC 132

He's not really that young anymore, but Melvin Guillard showed he can still assassinate an opponent in the first round as he showed at UFC 132 by flattening Shane Roller

Guillard lit up Shane Roller in a brutal exhibition of fistic fireworks appropriate to the Fourth of July. He really took it to Roller with a combination that started with a crushing left hook and culminated with a crescendo of chopping shots.

UFC 132 results: Melvin Guillard defeats Shane Roller by knockout at 2:12 of round 1.

Roller came into the UFC from the WEC and had won his big show debut by KO against Thiago Tavares at UFC on Versus 3. Now he falls to 1-1 in the ultra-stacked UFC lightweight division. 

Guillard has to be closing in on a title shot after 5 straight wins including over rising star Evan Dunham and the tough Jeremy Stephens. Guillard's taken heat for coasting to a decision over Stephens, but he won't have to worry about getting criticized after this performance. 


Rafael dos Anjos Smacks George Sotiropoulos Down At UFC 132

It didn't take long and it left no doubt, Rafael dos Anjos had George Sotiropoulos' number at UFC 132. He knocked him out with a right hook that came from Mars and left Sotiropoulos falling to the mat.

Referee Yves Lavigne applied a choke hold to dos Anjos to pull him off the fallen Sotiropoulos and stop him landing more shots. Sometimes referees leap in between the fighters, imposing their body between the fighters. Not Lavigne and it cost Sotiropoulos a shot to the head. 

UFC 132 results: Rafael dos Anjos defeats George Sotiropoulos by knockout at :59 of round 1.

Dos Anjos finally scores a big name win in the UFC. Sotiropoulos falls for the second straight time. Prior to the back-to-back losses he'd won seven straight and was seen as a top contender for a title shot. Dos Anjos likely needs one or even two more wins to get a shot at the UFC lightweight belt.


Brian Bowles Dominates Takeya Mizugaki At UFC 132

Brian Bowles got hurt in there against gritty Takeya Mizugaki, probably pretty bad. He broke his hand on Mizugaki's face at some point in the second round in the course of a dominating unanimous decision at UFC 132.

Bowles dominated Mizugaki on the feet, landing some hard right hands, outwrestled and outgrappled Mizugaki through all three rounds. The bantamweights put on a good show for the crowd. Mizugaki did enough to win one round on one judge's card, but not much more.

UFC 132 results: Brian Bowles defeats Takeya Mizugaki by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

The fight has definite implications for the bantamweight (135lbs) division because of Bowles' status as a former champ with two straight wins since losing his belt via decision.

Bowles very well could find himself going from the preliminary card that comes free on Facebook to the pay-per-view that costs $54.95 as a headliner in his next fight. That's if he gets an immediate title shot against the winner of UFC 132's headliner Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber


Aaron Simpson Drags Brad Tavares Down At UFC 132

At UFC 132 middleweight Aaron Simpson took Brad Tavares via unanimous decision, winning every round on every card, but it was closer than the scores could show.

Simpson dominanted position, landed some strikes and mostly pinned Tavares against the fence standing for long stretches of the fight. He also made a few notable submission attempts.

But Tavares landed several hard punches some even stunning Simpson. He also took Simpson down, even slamming him hard at once point, but it never added up to enough to win a round on a single judge's score card. Simpson refused to lose and never stopped attacking.

With the win Simpson improves his UFC record to 5-2 and puts his previous two fight losing streak in the rearview mirror by adding a second straight win.

Tavares falls to 1-1 with the promotion. He is a veteran of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. 

UFC 132 results: Aaron Simpson defeats Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Anthony Njokuani Batters Andre Winner Relentlessly At UFC 132

Anthony Njokuani beat Andre Winner bad enough for two judges to award two of MMA's rarest score -- 10-8's. Njokuani tagged Winner in both the first and second rounds and followed up with the kind of sustained beating that gets stopped by the referee 9 out of 10 times.

But Yves Lavigne -- probably influenced by the Njokuani's failure to ever drop Winner -- made the correct call to let the fight continue. Winner managed to come back to his senses and actually ended the fight on the offenses. But it was way less than too little too late. 

UFC 132 results: Anthony Njokuani defeats Andre Winner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Njokuani had a significant reach advantage and a much more varied attack, combining punches, kicks, knees and elbows to brutalize Winner's face. Amazingly, not only did Winner not fall from the beating, he didn't even bleed. Sure his face pumped up like a busted bicycle tire tube that had been patched 6 too many times, but he never fell and he never bled.


Jeff Hougland Edges Donny Walker In Shared UFC 132 Debut

Jeff Hougland took a unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28x2) over Donny Walker to open the UFC 132 preliminary fight Facebook stream.

Hougland managed to bloody up Walker on the feet and repeatedly threatened with submission attempts. Walker came alive in the third round and attempted some subs of his own but came up short. 

Walker's corner inveighed him to "at least make it an exciting fight" before the final round and told him he needed to get a finish to win. He fought with the appropriate level of desperation but it wasn't even.

UFC 132 results: Jeff Hougland defeats Donny Walker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).

Hougland had the gritty style you'd expect from a veteran of the Mid-West regional circuit. He looked to stun Walker on the feet and then quickly apply a submission to his stunned prey. Walker is a veteran himself and proved hard to finish.

Both men were making their UFC debut. The pair had built up a combined 15 fight win streak to earn their UFC featherweight berths. Both men are over 30 and it's possible the loser will never come back to the promotion. 


UFC 132 Live Results And Fight Card Analysis

Join me, "Kid" Nate, for live commentary and results from UFC 132 tonight starting at 5 p.m. ET.  I'll be calling the fights as I see 'em, pulling no punches and telling no lies all night.

Bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz looks to extend his winning streak to 9 straight fights tonight against Urijah Faber at UFC 132. Cruz hasn't lost since Faber choked him out in 2007. That was back when both men were in the WEC and were fighting in the featherweight division at 145lbs. 

Tonight they're in the UFC and fighting at 135lbs. Cruz won the WEC belt by beating Brian Bowles at WEC 47 in 2010. He was named the UFC champ after beating Scott Jorgensen at WEC 53 in December. 

Faber lost his WEC featherweight belt to Mike Brown in 2008 and made two unsuccessful attempts to reclaim it, once against Brown and again against current champ Jose Aldo. This could be Faber's one and only chance at UFC gold.

The event is co-mained by Wanderlei Silva vs Chris Leben and Tito Ortiz vs Ryan Bader.

UFC 132Interviews | Results | Fight Card

Here's the full card:    

Main card:

Dominick Cruz  vs. Urijah Faber
Wanderlei Silva
 vs. Chris Leben
Carlos Condit
 vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Ryan Bader
 vs. Tito Ortiz
Matt Wiman
 vs. Dennis Siver

Preliminary card (SPIKE TV):

Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
George Sotiropoulos
 vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Preliminary card (Facebook):

Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Brad Tavares vs. Aaron Simpson
Anthony Njokuani vs. Andre Winner
Jeff Hougland
 vs. Donny Walker

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