UFC 104: Marcello vs Hansen Results:
Jason Miller (1-0) defeated Ryuta Sakurai (11-7) by Unanimous Decision.
Miller controlled the fight on the feet for the short periods of time it was there. Sakurai landed 4 out of 5 takedowns, but Miller was quick to scramble and come out either back on his feet or on top once taken down. After the fight Jason Miller called out Wallid Ismael, saying he was going to embarrass him.
Vitor Ribiero (1-0) defeated Takumi Nakayama (2-3) by Rear Naked Choke at 4:12.
Ribiero landed a jab and shot for a takedown and got Nakayama's back off of the takedown. After 2 unsuccessful attempts, Ribiero was able to lock in the choke the 3rd time around and secure the tap out.
Nate Marquardt (4-4) defeated Andrei Semenov (0-1) by Rear Naked Choke at 41:01.
Marquardt had success on the feet while Semenov had success pinning Marquardt to the cage and dirty boxing him. Marquardt eventually reversed position and got a takedown. Some heavy ground and pound force Semenov to give up his back and Marquardt secured the choke.
Chris Lytle (5-5) defeated Thadeus Luster (8-5) by TKO at 0:38.
Lyle landed a jab right cross combination to floor Luster and then followed with some heavy punches forcing the referee to stop the fight. Post fight Lytle says he has a lot of respect for Townsend Saunders and thinks they would have a great fight.
Semmy Schilt (9-6) defeated Gilbert Yvel (4-4) by KO at 1:15.
Yvel may regret taking this fight on just 9 days notice as Schilt countered an Yvel right hook with a superman punch for the knockout.
Artur Mariano (7-5) defeated Stephan Bonnar (0-1) by Unanimous Decision.
A very kick heavy attack allowed Bonnar to win the striking battle, but Mariano's grappling and ground and pound proved to be too much in the eyes of the judges in this fight.
Rafael Cordeiro (21-12) defeated Fabiano Iha (4-4) by TKO at 1:07.
Cordeiro floored Iha with a 4 punch combination and followed with ground and pound for the quick victory. This quick win will surely help Cordeiro in the semi-finals later tonight.
Alexadre Franca Noguiera (13-1) defeated Genki Sudo (4-3) by Rear Naked Choke at 12:54.
Noguiera had no problems taking Sudo down at will, but had problems keeping him there as Sudo kept finding his way back to his feet. Eventually Noguiera was able to secure Sudo's back off of a takedown and that was the beginning of the end as Noguiera used strikes to soften Sudo up before locking in the choke to advance to fight Cordeiro later tonight.
Caol Uno (14-9) defeated Sean Sherk (10-6) by Rear Naked Choke at 37:36.
Sherk controlled the fight both on the feet and on the ground for the vast majority of the fight. However, a scramble left an exhausted Sherk underneath Uno, who worked his way to Sherk's back and locked in the choke for the come from behind victory.
Rumina Sato (23-7) defeated Joe Hurley (2-3) by Rear Naked Choke at 11:06.
A complete shutout by Sato as he quickly took Hurley down and worked to take his back. Hurley valiantly defended multiple choke attempts, but the relentless attack eventually proved too much.
Tony DeSouza (3-1) defeated Townsend Saunders (4-5) by Armbar at 2:08.
Saunders got a quick takedown and attempted some light ground and pound while DeSouza showed an active guard looking for armbar and triangles before finally landing an armbar.
Rafael Cordeiro (22-12) defeated Alexandre Franca Noguiera (13-2) by Armbar at 14:07.
This fight proved to be a mirror image of the previous fight, except on a longer scale as Noguiera got the quick takedown with light ground and pound as Cordeiro attempted submissions off of his back before locking up the arm and getting the submission.
Rumina Sato (24-7) defeated Caol Uno (14-10) by D'Arce Choke at 4:20.
Sato got a quick takedown, but had some temporary trouble passing Uno's guard. A scramble lead to Sato in sprawl position on top of Uno before locking up the d'arce choke.
David Terrell (5-3) defeated Amaury Bitetti (22-17) by Unanimous Decision.
After a brief striking exchange Terrell dropped Bitetti with a right hook and spent the rest of the fight landing small strikes in Bitetti's guard. Post fight Terrell called out Jose Landi-Jons.
Rumina Sato (25-7) defeated Rafael Cordeiro (22-13) by Armbar at 3:41.
Sato immediately pursued the takedowns and Cordeiro defended the first one, but was pressed against the fence by it. Sato then got the takedown and worked to pass, but Cordeiro won out and ended up on top after the scramble. Sato then locked up the arm from the bottom to win tonight's tournament. With this all 7 of tonight's tournament matches ended with finishes.
Christiano Marcello (12-4) defeated Joachim Hansen (11-6) by Rear Naked Choke at 29:45 to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Hansen landed a quick right hook dropping Marcello, but Marcello survived the onslaught of soccer kicks and got back to his feet. Marcello then became much more defense oriented on the feet. The pair exchanged takedowns with Marcello eventually passing to Hansen's back and locking in the choke. This marks Marcello's 5th successful title defense.
SOTN: Sato vs Uno
FOTN: Noguiera vs Sudo