Tonight’s UFC 141 event has come and gone and with it the UFC season for 2011.
It’s been a great year for UFC fans and many fighters, but tonight was a night that saw many notables fall from grace.
To start, Johnny Hendricks now goes down in history as only the second man to ever beat Jon Fitch in the UFC and he was able to do so in just 12 seconds.
Cerrone’s epic 2011 was halted by, the Stockton bad boy, Nate Diaz and Brock Lesnar was put into retirement after Alistair Overeem destroyed the former champ inside the first frame of action.
It was an epic night to end an epic year. We have seen new faces come into the sport and we have seen old faces leave this year and we can only hope that 2012 will deliver just as many fireworks.
For their parts in the evening’s festivities Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone took home 75K for the UFC’s Fight of the Night award and Johnny Hendricks took home Knock Out of the Night and he too took home 75k.
There was not any wins by submission therefore no Submission of the Night was given.
The full UFC 141 results are as follows:
Main Card: (PPV)
Alistair Overeem def. Brock Lesnar via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:26.
Nate Diaz def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision – (30,27-30,27, 29,28)
Johny Hendricks def. Jon Fitch via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:12.
Alexander Gustafsson def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:13.
Jim Hettes def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-25,30-25, 30-26)
Preliminary Card: (Spike TV)
Ross Pearson def. Junior Assuncao vs. unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Danny Castillo def. Anthony Njokuani via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary Card: (Facebook)
Dong Hyun Kim def. Sean Pierson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jacob Volkmann def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
LUIS RAMOS VS. MATT RIDDLE – Riddle Sick, Withdrew From Fight
Diego Nunes def. Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).