Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, streaming video (prelims) and detailed play-by-play as Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen. You can also catch Paul Daley, Hisaki Kato, and Georgi Karakhanyan fighting tonight.comes to Los Angeles. The headliner of the show is a grudge match that has been building steam for months - a light heavyweight showdown between legends
You can watch all of the prelim action starting at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT by viewing the video stream at the top of the page. There are a loooot of prelims, so I think some might be unaired or going down after the main card. The main card itself begins live on Spike TV at 9 PM ET/PT. Join us and let us know what you think of tonight's fights.
Main Card (9pm ET)
Round 1 - Anderson with a right. He ducks a Campos punch and lands again. Low kick inside and outside. Campos with a left. They trade right hooks. Nice jab from Anderson. Body kick gets though.Campos sticks a left in his face. They trade knees in close. Campos briefly drops Anderson with a left hook! Anderson taunts Campos and immediately has his own mouthpiece knocked out. Fire fight here. Campos rips the outside leg. Double jab from Anderson, and an outside leg kick. Andersn cracks his opponent with two rights. Anderson pawing with the jab. Big right is partially blocked. Another. Jabs to the horn. 10-9 Anderson.
Round 2 - Campos brawling early and he's landing. Anderson backs off. Campo scores with a right that sends Anderson reeling. Low kick from Anderson and he scores with a right. Lead left hook from Campos. Campos with a combo but Anderson covers up. They trade lefts. Straight left from Campos backs Anderson off again. He drops him with an uppercut! He jumped in on the ground but Anderson got up quickly. He's looking to tie up. Campos lands a knee to the body. They trade hard right hooks. Outside leg kick from Anderson. Superman punch from Campos. Clearly 10-9 Campos.
Round 3 - Campos jumps in with a right hook. They trade jabs. Campos in with a combo and he's looking for a takedown. Without success. Nice straight left from Anderson. Campos in on a big double leg, Anderson looks for the guillotine. They get back up quickly. Double jab from Anderson. Campos with two power punches. Inside leg kick from Anderson. Anderson with a huge combo that knocks Campos' mouthpiece out. Anderson drops for a guillotine but Campos escapes and works from the top. Referee John McCarthy puts Campos' mouthpiece back in while they're he's still on top. He takes the back and looks for a choke but Anderson reverses. He lands a few punches. They're buch up in the clinch and they brawl to the horn. Close fight. I'll go 29-28 Anderson, but it could go either way.
Derek Campos defeated Derek Anderson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1 - Georgi catches him spinning with a left hook. They trade a barrage of kicks. Sanchez looks for a trip in the clinch but can't get anything. Karakhanyan gets Sanchez down to his butt against the cage. He takes the back. Extended sequence of nothing. Georgi still has a body lock and is landing a few knees to the thigh. He's in on a double now and Sanchez is back down to his butt. Sanchez finally dumped him off, took his back, and looked for a choke. Karakhanyan getting backpacked now, but he perseveres. 10-9 Sanchez.
Round 2 - Georgi scoops a single right away but settles for a body lock again. Sanchez backs away and opens up with his hands before securing a takedown. Sanchez worked from the top for a while with some steady ground and pound. Sanchez pulls out of guard and eats a couple of upkicks. One may have been illegal since he had his knee on the ground. Georgi is warned and they continue from the same spot. Sanchez drops a nice right. Now Sanchez lands two illegal knees. After an extended recover period, Karakhanyan is able to continue but Sanchez is docked a point. Sanchez brings huge pressure right away. Karakhanyan looks for a takedown but Sanchez takes his back. He almost had a choke secured but Georgi squirmed out. 9-9.
Round 3 - Low kick from Karakhanyan. Sanchez swarms with kicks but ends up on his back. He lands some light GnP. Sanchez looks for an arm and lands some punches from the bottom. Georgi takes his back and gets hooks. Body triangle. Sanchez landing knees to the ankle. Seriously. Georgi spent the whole time with control, but Sanchez was never in any serious danger. 10-9 Karakhanyan, and I have it a 28-28 draw.
Emmanuel Sanchez defeated Georgi Karakhanyan by majority decision (28-28, 28-27, 28-27)
Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato
Round 1 - Kato keeping his distance. Too much distance, because he can't reach him with kicks. Side kick from Gracie. Kato catches a kick. Kato kiks the back leg and misses with a spin. Gracie misses by 43 feet with a right hook. Inside leg kick from Kato as Gracie stomps on the mat. There's not a lot happening. Short right hook from Kato. Gracie with a body kick and he flops to his back. Kato not biting. Inside leg kick. Kato charges forward with a superman punch and Ralek goes down. Kato jumps in for the kill but gets his leg tied up. He immediately pulls out. 10-9 Kato.
Round 2 - Hard inside leg kick from Kato. Aaaand we're back to them staring at each other. The ref finally steps two minutes in and tells them to do what they're getting paid for. Kato immediately responds and kicks the bejesus out of Gracie. More inaction. Kato in with kicks again. Gracie has done absolutely nothing. Kato is throwing out a jab from archery range. Gracie has some weird stuff on his shorts. These are the highlights of the round so far. I've seen better fights in a goldfish tank. 10-9 Kato.
Round 3 - More staring for a solid minute. Gracie ran forward! Not sure why, he didn't throw a strike or anything. They clinched up! This fight is so bad that clinching is the most exciting thing to happen in eight minutes or so. Kato spun away and cracked Gracie with a punch and a knee. Gracie staggers away, then grabs a leg and somehow ends up on top in Kato's full guard. He passed to side with a minute to go, then mount. He's posturing up, but out of time. 10-9 Gracie I guess. But 29-28 Kato. The fans are the one's that lost here.
Hisaki Kato defeated Ralek Gracie by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Round 1 - Daley with a jab and an outside leg kick that got caught. Just missed with the Semtex bomb Ward with a takedown. Daley up but gets cracked with a right. They both land rights. Beauty straight left by Ward but his leg got ripped with a kick at the same time. He got a takedown. Daley up again. Spinning elbow from Daley sends Ward backwards. Flying knee! HE'S OUT COLD! HOLY HELL THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL!
Paul Daley defeated Brennan Ward by KO (flying knee), 2:27 of round 1
Ward got stretchered out, but he was holding his arms up as they carried him out.
Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen
Round 1 - Tito with a right and a left. Ortiz with a single leg. Chael reverses and works a front headlock. Looking for a front choke. Tito pulls his head out and works from the top. Chael looks for a guillotine. They stall out. Tito pops his head out and moves to mount. Chael gives up his back. Tito looking for a choke. Chael taps. Wow.
Tito Ortiz defeated Chael Sonnen by submission (rear naked choke), 2:03 of round 1
Preliminary Card (6:30pm ET)
Guilherme Vasconcelos defeated John Mercurio by KO (punches), :41 of round 1
Daniel Rodriguez defeated Christian Gonzalez by TKO (strikes), 3:55 of round 2
Alex Soto defeated Demarcus Brown by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)