Forrest Griffin (Photo: mmamania.com)
UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay Events Center – Nov. 21, 2009
Forrest Griffin avenged his loss to Tito Ortiz at UFC 106 in a battle of former light heavyweight champions.
Griffin gained strength in the third round to gain a split decision over “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Ortiz won a split decision in their first meeting at UFC 59.
In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck forced Anthony “Rumble” Johnson to submit to a rear naked choke late in the second round.
“Little Nog” Antonio Rogerio Nogueira made a successful Octagon debut, beating fellow Brazilian Luiz Cane by TKO in 1 minute, 56 seconds.
Amir Sadollah kicked off the pay-per-view by winning a unanimous decision over Phil Baroni. Paul Thiago beat Jacob Volkmann by unanimous decision as well.
On the Spike TV prelims, Ben Saunders knocked out “The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis at the 3:24 mark. Kendall Grove forced Jake Rosholt to submit to a triangle choke in just under four minutes.
In the early prelims, George Sotiropoulos scored his fourth win in a row by forcing Jason Dent to submit to an armbar in Round 2.
Also, Brian Foster picked up his first UFC win over Brock Larson with a second-round TKO.
Fabricio Camoes fought Caol Uno to a majority draw. If Camoes hadn’t been penalized for an illegal upkick, he would have won the fight.