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.

Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Full Fight Video

UFC 140 took place on December 10, 2011 from Toronto, Canada. The main event was a light heavyweight championship fight between champion Jon Jones, and challenger, Lyoto Machida.

This would be Jones 10th fight in the UFC and 2nd title defense as the champion. His last fight was at UFC 135 against Rampage Jackson, where he successfully defended the title by submitting Rampage in the 4th round. Jones has had an extremely impressive UFC career, only losing once by disqualification to Matt Hamill. He had defeated some of the UFC’s best fighters in Brandon Vera, Jake O Brien, Vladmir Matyushenko, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, and Shogun Rua.

Machida has also had an extremely impressive fight career in the UFC. His last fight was at UFC 129 where he delivered a highlight reel kick knockout over UFC legend Randy Couture. Machida also was the former light heavyweight champion who captured the belt by defeating Rashad Evans at UFC 98. He defended it once against Shogun Rua by unanimous decision at UFC 104, then lost the belt to Rua in the rematch at UFC 113. That was followed up by a decision loss to Rampage Jackson at UFC 123 that many people thought he won. This would be Machida’s first shot back at getting UFC gold once again.

Round 1: Jones comes out in the crouching position then quickly stands. They start feeling each other out. Jones throws a leg kick that misses. Jones follows up with a jumping side kick to the leg that lands slightly. Machida moves away then re-engages. Jones is pressing the action and moves in with a quick jab.

Machida circles on the outside while Jon is looking for openings moving forward. Jones throws another jab then follows up with a spinning back kick. Machida dodges both then throws a leg kick that lands. They circle each other and Jones lands a leg kick. Machida comes over the top with a strong left hook, but it gets blocked by Jones glove. Machida circles back around and they face off in the center of the ring.

Machida throws a couple of front kicks but neither one does damage. Jones steps forward with a leg kick that lands, then Machida rushes forward with an aggressive attack. Jones circles away then they re-engage. Jones tries another spinning back kick that misses, then follows up with a front kick to Machida’s leg. Machida blitzes in again with a hard and fast rush, and Jones blocks it and throws a knee that almost lands.

They face off once again in the center. Both men are looking for openings as they circle each other. Jones tries a leg kick and Machida rushes in on another blitz. Jones blocks and backs away. Jones throws a high kick and Machida dodges easily. They both throw leg kicks and punches, but neither land anything enough to do any damage.

Jones throws a couple of leg kicks that land slightly. Machida throws a couple of overhand right hands but neither lands solidly. Jones steps forward pawing playfully at Machida, and Machida responds by cracking him with a solid left hand that buckles Jones. Jones seems to lose his footing for a second while Machida rushes in. Machida tries to inflict further damage and Jones grabs him in a brief clinch. They separate and face off in the center.

Machida lands a quick leg kick to the body and rushes in for another blitz attempt. He is unable to land anything damaging. Jones steps forward and throws another back kick that misses. The round ends with Jones attempting a jumping side kick while Machida circles away.

Round 2: They meet in the center and Machida starts feinting kicks. Jones lands a leg kick and Machida circles away. Machida leaps in and lands a leg kick of his own. Jones does another spinning back kick and this time it lands slightly to Machida’s midsection. Jones tries a wicked fast head kick that almost lands. Machida throws a couple of jabs out, and Jones returns some jab attempts. Neither one does damage.

They trade very light leg kicks in the center of the ring and continue looking for openings. Jones throws a leg kick that slightly lands. They continue feeling each other out in the center. Jones lands another leg kick. Jones ducks down to attempt his popular “spinning back elbow” but Machida spots it early and evades.

Jones throws a kick to the body that Machida catches for a second and throws a hard right hand to Jones face. Jones breaks free and recovers. Machida storms right after him attempting hard shots. Jones grabs him in a clinch to slow him down. They scramble in the clinch and Jones throws a knee, and Machida attempts a strong right hook that barely misses the mark. They each recover and face off in the center.

Jones and Machida step toward each other at the same time and both throw shots. Jones lands a sharp overhand right while Machida’s punch misses. Jones steps forward and grabs Machida’s body. They tussle in the clinch and Jones is finally able to get Machida to the ground. Jones postures up and immediately lands one solid elbow to the head. Machida attempts to defend Jones attack and Jones lands two more crisp elbows to Machida’s head.

Machida is able to stand but his forehead is busted open from those elbows. The ref calls time and has the doctor look at Machida. The doctor lets it continue. The ref puts the two fighters back into a clinch position on the cage and restarts the action. Jones throws a couple of knees to the body and Machida breaks away.

Jones closes the distance while Machida’s back is close to the cage. Machida seems to be shook up from those previous elbow shots. Jones moves in and paws at Machida for a moment. Machida tries to throw a left hook but Jones beats him to the punch with a quick left superman punch. It doesn’t look hard, but it is enough to drop Machida down to the canvas.

Jones jumps on Machida, grabbing his neck and kneeing him to the body. He backs Machida up into the cage and locks up a choke with his left bicep around Machida’s neck. He uses his right hand to crank it tighter. He puts everything into the choke while Machida is hanging on. It appears as if Machida is not defending, and referee John Mccarthy instructs Jones to release the choke. Jones releases it, and Machida slumps down the canvas, totally out. The ref waves off the fight and Jon Jones maintains the light heavyweight championship by defeating Lyoto Machida in round 2 by submission.