Brock Lesnar (Photo: bankrate.com)
UFC 100 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay Events Center – July 11, 2009
Brock Lesnar seized control of the heavyweight division and smashed the pay-per-view record at UFC 100.
Lesnar pounded Frank Mir en route to a second-round TKO, avenging to avenge his UFC debut loss. Mir had been carrying the interim UFC heavyweight title.
Lesnar’s following from the WWE led to UFC 100 scoring 1.6 million pay-per-view buys, a new record.
Georges St. Pierre won his sixth fight in a row, beating Thiago Alves by unanimous decision to retain the UFC welterweight title.
Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping in Round 2 in the battle of the TUF Season 9 coaches. Henderson earned a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Jon Fitch handed Paulo Thiago his first loss. Yoshihiro Akiyama made a successful UFC debut with a split decision over Alan “The Talent” Belcher.
On the pre-show, former heavyweight champion Mark Coleman scored his first win in three years, beating Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision.
Jon “Bones” Jones improved to 9-0, beating Jake O’Brien with a guillotine choke.
Jim Miller beat Mac Danzig by unanimous decision, and Dong Hyun Kim beat TJ Grant in the same fashion.
Two other pre-show fights ended in technical submissions, as Tom “Filthy” Lawlor beat CB Dollaway and Shannon Gugerty defeated Matt Grice.