Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le Full Fight Video

UFC 139 took place November 19, 2011, from San Jose, CA. The card featured a middleweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le.

Wanderlei Silva is a long time and well respected MMA veteran who has fought all over the world, in Pride and the UFC. He has faced some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts including Vitor Belfort, Rampage Jackson, Mirko Cro Cop, Tito Ortiz, Dan Henderson, and Mark Hunt.

Cung Le is a long time Strikeforce veteran who is making his debut in the UFC against Wanderlei Silva. Only having one loss in his entire MMA career, Le makes for a formidable opponent. He is known for his flashy kicks and has many highlight reel knockouts.

Round 1: Both fighters come out and meet in the center. Le starts moving forward immediately threatening with kicks. Silva circles on the outside while Le stalks. Le tries to pounce on Silva with a strong hook, but Silva comes right back with a barrage of hooks of his own. Le continues to stalk and throws a spinning back kick that goes high, but Silva blocks mostly with his gloves.

 

Le is the aggressor, moving forward and stalking, but Silva is primed and ready for his every move. Le throws a kick to the body, and seconds later throws a spinning back fist that drops Silva. Silva gets back up and Le swarms him against the cage. Le throws another spinning back kick that misses. He throws two more spinning kicks that almost hit the mark.

Le continues to move forward, constantly throwing side kicks and spinning kicks. Silva strikes back every time he kicks, not really landing but ready to fight. Silva moves forward and catches Le with a strong left that stuns him for a moment. Silva tries to follow up but Le covers up and blocks his attack.

Silva continues to get aggressive and starts letting the strikes go. He throws a body kick, a head kick, then a hook to the head. The crowd reacts as Le is backed up. Silva pushes forward again and catches Le with another strong hook that backs him up. With only 20 seconds left in the round, Silva steps up his attack and swarms Le, throwing several hooks at his head, his body, and knees. The round ends with both fighters in the center of the ring.

Round 2: They both come out to the center. Silva immediately swings for the fences and misses. Le throws a side kick to Silva’s body that lands. The continue to circle each other, Le moving forward and Silva circling on the outside. Le seems more tired this round and is throwing less kicks.

Silva catches him with a strong hook that stuns him for a moment. Le shakes it off and continues to stalk. He throws a couple of leg kicks, but they are not as hard as in round 1. Silva starts to stalk and Le circles on the outside. Silva catches Le with another good left hook, and Le side kicks him to the body.

They trade leg kicks in the center, and Silva blasts out with another barrage of hooks. Le backs up slightly and re-engages. Le continues to attack with various leg kicks, not really doing any damage, but keeping Silva on the defensive. Le keeps moving forward and Silva rushes back in with another barrage of hooks. Le backs into the cage and Silva throws a head kick that lands.

Silva follows that up with a straight left that drops Le to the canvas. Silva pounces and Le tries to stand back up. Silva jumps on him and starts landing hammer fists to the side of his head. Silva grabs Le’s neck in a guillotine choke position and lands a solid knee. He follows up with 2 more knees then stands and catches Le with a solid left hook.

Silva grabs Le in the clinch and delivers a solid knee to the midsection. Silva lets go and goes back upstairs with another left hook. They separate briefly, and Silva grabs Le again and pulls his head into another solid knee. Le falls backwards into the cage and Silva rushes forward. While on top of him Silva lands 5 or 6 solid hammer fists. The referee jumps in and stops the action.

Wanderlei Silva defeats Cung Le in round number two by TKO.

Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne Full Fight Video

UFC 130 took place May 28, 2011. The card featured a heavyweight showdown between Stefan Struve and Travis Browne.

Stefan Struve entered the UFC in 2009 and fought Junior Dos Santos at UFC 95. He entered this fight with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses. He is known for his enormous height and reach. He has knockout and submission skills.

Travis Browne entered the Octagon in 2010. His first fight was The Ultimate Fighter Finale against James McSweeney. This fight against Struve would only be Browne’s 3rd fight in the UFC. His fight record was 1 win and 1 draw.

Round 1: Both fighters meet in the center and touch gloves. Browne immediately goes for a leg kick but misses. Struve moves in and Browne throws a one, two combo that misses. Both fighters move in and Browne lands a leg kick. Struve lands one right back. Struve moves forward as Browne circles on the outside.

Browne feints twice and then throws a one, two punch combo that lands slightly. Struve backs up for a second. Browne moves in and both fighters throw and land a leg kick simultaneously. Struve backs up for one second and blasts forward with a superman punch. Browne ducks it, then both fighters lock up in a clinch.

Struve works Browne up into the cage, and Browne lands a knee to the body. Browne follows that up with a short elbow, then reverses the position to get Struve against the cage. Browne lands a knee to the body as he holds Struve against the cage. The ref steps in and separates the two. They re-engage.

Browne attempts a strong one, two combo with a wicked right hook to end it, but Struve circles away. Browne throws another right hand followed by a body kick. Browne lands another leg kick and Struve attempts a kick to the body, but Browne pushes him back. Browne pushes forward attempting two more strong right hands, and Struve circles out of the way.

Struve throws a front kick towards Browne’s head, but misses slightly. Browne attempts a couple of lead hooks that miss, then follows up with another leg kick. Struve follows that with a stiff jab that connects. Browne backs off momentarily. Struve throws a kick to the body but Browne catches the kick and holds it for a second until he breaks away.

Browne throws a wicked one, two hook combo, landing one. Struve ducks the other one, and Browne tries another hook combo. This time he misses both. Browne throws another hook and Struve returns fire with a straight jab and leg kick. Browne gets a takedown and works Struve into the side of the cage.

Browne tries to land some ground and pound, but Struve does a good job of defending. Struve manages to scramble to his feet and sinks in a d’arce choke on Browne. He is unable to get it and both men stand back up. Browne moves forward and lands 3 hooks in a row. 2 land strong, and the third lands slightly. Browne backs up for a second.

Browne and Struve engage each other. Browne throws a wicked right hook that lands right on the button. Struve goes down right on his back, and Browne lands two more solid hammer fists that makes the referee jump in and stop the fight.

Travis Browne defeats Stefan Struve by KO in round number 1.

Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo Full Fight Video

UFC 107 took place December 12, 2009. The card featured a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.

Frank Mir is a longtime MMA veteran who has been fighting in the UFC since 2001. He’s won 2 UFC championship belts and fought some of the best fighters in the world including Tank Abbott, Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera, and Minotauro Nogueira.

Cheick Kongo has been fighting in the UFC since 2006. He had a fight record of 7 wins with 3 losses. He is known for having brutal ground and pound and great athleticism. His previous fight was a decision loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 99.

Round 1: Both fighters meet in the center, and they both circle each other, not quick to engage. They both carefully gauge each other’s timing for the first 20 seconds. Kongo suddenly bursts forward and throws a one, two combo that Mir blocks with his gloves. They both back off and re-engage.

They continue circling each other in the center, neither throwing anything. Mir leaps forward with a leg kick but Kongo backs out of the way. Kongo feints with a low jab while Mir keeps his guard held high. Mir moves forward while Kongo circles side to side.

Suddenly, Mir blasts forward with a strong left hook that catches Kongo square on the chin. Kongo drops immediately to the canvas and Mir swarms him. Mir tries to land more punches but Kongo gets a hold of his legs to take him down. Mir grabs a hold of Kongo’s neck, and when Kongo stands, Mir has him in a standing guillotine choke.

Mir squeezes it tight, and takes the guillotine down to the mat as he falls backward. Kongo’s head is trapped tightly as Mir squeezes even more. Kongo is trying to escape and pushes on Mir’s arms to get him to release the choke. Kongo’s attempt is to no avail as he starts to go limp right in front of the referee.

After a few more seconds the ref checks Kongo’s responsiveness, and there is none. The ref immediately alerts Mir to release the choke, and the fight is stopped.

Frank Mir defeats Cheick Kongo in round 1 by submission.