Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UFC 109: The 12-Year Itch

Mark Coleman (Photo: mymmanews.com)

UFC 109: Relentless – Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay Events Center – Feb. 6, 2010

Randy Couture waited 12 years to fight Mark Coleman in the Octagon, and Couture came out on top at UFC 109.

The two Hall of Famers were originally set to fight at UFC 17 in 1998, but the fight was scrapped due to an injury. A dozen years later, Couture won by technical submission in Round 2 with a rear-naked choke.

Paulo Thiago scored a technical submission over Mike Swick with a D’Arce choke in Round 2.

Demian Maia won a unanimous decision over Dan Miller to earn a shot at Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight championship.

Chael Sonnen also earned a shot at Anderson Silva later in the year by scoring unanimous decision over Nate Marquardt.

In the PPV opener, Matt “The Terror” Serra knocked out Frank Trigg at 2:23 for his first UFC win in three years.

All of the Spike TV preliminary bouts ended in unanimous decisions. At light heavyweight, UFC newcomer Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis defeated Brian Stann.

In lightweight bouts, TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig beat Justin Buchholz; “The Young Assassin” Melvin Guillard defeated Ronys Torres; and Rob Emerson won his bout with Phillipe Nover.

In the early prelims, Chris Tuchscherer won a heavyweight battle with Tim Hague by majority decision. Joey Beltran defeated Rolles Gracie Jr. by TKO in Round 2.

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