UFC 116 Results: Chris Leben Triangles Yoshihiro Akiyama Late in Round Three

This might be the most ridiculous fight of 2010. And Chris Leben might have something wrong with him.

This fight went all over the place. Leben and Yoshihiro Akiyama brawled on the feet. Akiyama used his judo to toss Leben on the mat. Leben fought gamely off his back throughout the fight.

In the second round, Leben and Akiyama just started throwing bombs at each other. Akiyama caught Leben on the chin, but Leben's iron jaw came into play again. Where most fighters would have at least fallen to the mat, Leben stood right in front of Akiyama, swaying, head becoming a human speed bag.

But, as usual, Leben refused to be knocked out and fought back. He rocked Akiyama later and made a case for winning round two.

Both fighters looked absolutely exhausted leading into round three. Then the crowd erupted and Leben seemed to find his fifth wind. Akiyama, however, caught a kick early and looked like he might be able to take the third round with top control. Leben had other plans, throwing a high volume of strikes from his back.

Leben almost locked in an armbar, but Akiyama escaped. The Japanese-Korean wouldn't escape from the subsequent triangle, however. Leben's triangle looked a little off, but as Akiyama tried to pull out, he slipped, allowing Leben to readjust and get the tap.

-- photo by Tracy Lee, Yahoo! Sports

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