Lesnar is Champion – UFC 91 Results and Bonuses
Brock Lesnar won the UFC Heavyweight championship from Randy Couture with a referee stoppage. Lesnar caught Couture with a big right that sent the Natural to the canvas. Couture could not recover while Lesnar rained down shots and Mario Yamasaki finally stepped in to end the fight.
In Lightweight action, Ken “I Finish Fights” Florian did just that – he finished Joe Stevenson. Florian dominated the TUF 2 champion on the feet and on the ground. Florian showed excellent jiu-jitsu skills in obtaining full mount over Stevenson and ending the fight with a Rear Naked choke in the first round.
Many fights ended quickly at UFC 91 and the UFC showed every fight on the card. In fact 4 of the 5 main card fights did not go past the first round. Maia, Hazelett, and the above mentioned Florian all submitted their opponents in the first round with Hazelett winning the Submission of the Night with a perfect Reverse Arm Bar – ending Maia’s three fight streak of winning Submission of the Night.
Jeremey Stephens came from behind to defeat Rafael dos Anjos in the third round. Stephens seemingly wound up from the middle of the cage to land a vicious uppercut on dos Anjos to win Knockout of the Night with a highlight reel KO.
As for Fight of the Night, that went Jorge Gurgel and Aaron Riley. Riley and Gurgel exchanged menacing kicks throughout their three round standup war. Riley ultimately took control of the stand up in the second round and outboxed Gurgel to win the decision. One has to wonder why Gurgel never utilizes his Jiu-Jitsu skills in the UFC. One only has to look at Gurgel’s student, Dustin Hazelett to see Gurgel would benefit from taking the fight to the mat.
UFC 91 Bonuses
- Knockout of the Night – Jeremy Stephens
- Submission of the Night – Dustin Hazelett
- Fight of the Night – Aaron Riley vs. Jorge Gurgel
***Each fighter received $60,000 for their efforts in addition to their respective base salaries.
UFC 91 Results
Matt Brown submits Ryan Thomas via Armbar in Round 2 0:57
Mark Bocek submits Alvin Robinson via Rear Naked Choke in Round 3 at 3:16
Jeremey Stephens Knocks Out Rafael dos Anjos in Round 3 at 0:39
Aaron Riley defeats Jorge Gurgel via Decision
Demian Maia submits Nate Quarry via Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 2:13
Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Josh Hendricks via KO Round 1 1:01
Dustin Hazelett submits Tamdan McCrory via Reverse Armbar in Round 1 3:59
Ken Florian submits Joe Stevenson by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 4:03
Brock Lesnar TKOs Randy Couture in Round 2 3:07
***Lesnar wins UFC Heavyweight Championship