I have a feeling that UFC 119 won't be going down as one of the better events in the storied promotions history. The undercard largely produced more fireworks than the slower main card.
In pre-lim heavyweight action, Matt Mitrione went toe to toe with Joey Beltran in a three round slugfest. Each fighter was able to land some heavy punches, but Mitrione had better kickboxing, landing solid leg kicks. Mitirione captured his third straight UFC win and first Fight of the Night with the decision victory.
CB Dollaway used his nifty grappling to secure a guillotine choke win on Joe "El Dirte" Doerkson. With the choke not yet secured, CB bided his time, before rolling and cinching the submission forcing the tap. CB earned the submission of the night bonus.
(CB Dollaway Pictured)
The main card, well, I thought Evan Dunham was absolutely robbed against Sean Sherk. While Sherk got better takedowns and ground and pound in the first round, the 2nd and 3rd rounds belonged to Dunham. Dunahm did more damage and landed far more strikes, with Sherk not able to land strikes from top position.
Frank Mir KO'd Cro Cop in the third round of a very slow fight. Ryan Bader used takedowns and ground strikes to take a unanimous decision. Chris Lytle landed the more accurate punches to win a decision over Matt Serra. Melvin Guillard and Jeremy Stephens engaged in a very close stand-up fight with Guillard getting the decision.
Frank Mir def Mirko "Cro Cop" via KO(knee) R3, 4:02
Ryan Bader def Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous dec
Chris Lytle def Matt Serra via unanimous dec
Sean Sherk def Evan Dunham via split dec
Melvin Guillard def Jeremy Stephens via split dec
C.B. Dollaway def Joe Doerksen via sub(guillotine) R1, 2:13
Matt Mitrione def Joey Beltran via unanimous dec
Thiago Tavares def Pat Audinwood via sub(guillotine) R1, 3:47
Waylon Lowe def Steve Lopez via split dec
T.J. Grant def Julio Paulino via unanimous dec
Sean McCorkle def Mark Hunt via sub, R1, 1:03