Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
In one of the most dominant performances in UFC history, heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar smashed interim titlist Frank Mir over two rounds en route to scoring a second round TKO victory at 1:48. In the first round Lesnar wasted no time slamming Mir to the mat. Lesnar, in firm control, used nearly all five minutes to throw hard punches to the face of Mir. In the second round Mir rallied by landing two hard knees but was taken down hard in return. Pressed against the cage, Mir ate over one dozen unanswered punches to the head until referee Herb Dean stopped the contest at 1:48.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre used superior wrestling and relentless takedowns to beat and bloody challenger Thiago Alves over five grueling rounds en route to winning a unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 50-45 twice and 50-44.
Dan Henderson finished The Ultimate Fighter 9 with a bang by knocking Michael Bisping unconscious with a single, devastating overhand right. The fight was waved off at 3:20 of the second round.
In other results: Middleweight phenom Yoshihiro Akiyama made his UFC debut a successful one by defeating Alan Belcher via split decision. Judges’ scorecards read 30-27 and 29-28 in favor of Akiyama and 29-28 for Belcher. To highlight the undercard, 44 year old Mark Coleman defeated Stephan Bonnar via unanimous decision in a 205 lb contest. All three judges’ scorecards read 29-28. Jim Miller defeated former TUF 6 champion Mac Danzig via unanimous decision. All three judges’ scorecards read 30-27. Light heavyweight phenom Jon Jones submitted Jake O’brien in the second round with a front choke at 2:43. Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim soundly defeated TJ Grant via unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-26. Middlweight Tom Lawlor made quick work of TUF veteran CB Dolloway with a guillotine choke in just 55 seconds. In a 155 lb. contest, Shannon Gugerty submitted Matt Grice via submission at 2:36 of the first round.