Saturday, December 15, 2018

UFC 102: Big Win for Big Nog

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Photo:

UFC 102: Couture v. Nogueira  - Portland, Ore. – Rose Garden -  Aug. 29, 2009

Randy Couture was unable to bounce back from his heavyweight title loss to Brock Lesnar, as “The Natural” lost the main event of UFC 102.

Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera scored a unanimous decision over Couture, who put up a great fight that brought the crowd to its feet.

Big Nog advanced to title eliminator fight against Cain Velasquez at UFC 110.

In the co-main event, Thiago Silva knocked out “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine in 95 seconds.

Jake Rosholt used an arm triangle choke to score a technical submission over hometown boy Chris Leben.

Nate Marquardt avoided a ground battle with the undefeated Demian Maia by knocking him out in 21 seconds.

Brandon “The Truth” Vera opened the pay-per-view win with a unanimous decision over Krzysztof Soszynski.

On the pre-show, Aaron Simpson defeated Ed “Short Fuse” Herman in the second round.

Mark Munoz won a split decision over Nick Catone; and in another split decision, Evan Dunham defeated Marcus Aurelio.

Todd Duffee scored the fastest knockout in UFC history, knocking out Tim Hague with a left in seven seconds.

Other heavyweight action included Chicago police officer Mike Russow over Justin McCully by unanimous decision; and Gabriel Gonzaga over Chris “The Crowbar” Tuchscherer via TKO.

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