The main event at UFC 133 between Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz exceeded all expectations, delivering an entertaining MMA fight that fans will remember for some time. Here are the results for UFC 133, held in Philadelphia, PA on August 6.
Rashad Evans defeats Tito Ortiz
Evans looked awesome against Ortiz, dominating the MMA fight and showing some improved boxing skills. Tito went in for the first takedown, but it quickly became apparent Rashad was the superior wrestler. However, Ortiz does deserve a lot of credit for his performance at UFC 133, almost catching Evans with a guillotine choke in the second round. Luckily for Rashad, he was able to survive the choke attempt, and finish Tito with a knee to the sternum later in the round.
Vitor Belfort defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama
Belfort might have looked mediocre against current Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but the veteran MMA fighter looked like his normal self against Akiyama at UFC 133. Belfort was aggressive from the start, chasing down the Japanese MMA fighter before catching him with a left hook. Belfort followed up with some brutal ground and pound, forcing the referee to step in. After the win, Belfort asked for the winner of the Silver vs. Yushin Okami fight scheduled for UFC 134.
Brian Ebersole defeats Dennis Hallman
Hallman’s decision to take the MMA fight the ground turned out to be the wrong one. While defending a rear-naked choke, Ebersole managed to twist back into guard, following up with some vicious ground and pound. Hallman had no answers for Ebersole from the bottom, and eventually succumbed to the pounding with 30 seconds left in the first.
Constantinos Philippou defeats Jorge Rivera
Philippou’s takedowns proved to be the difference maker, giving him the split decision win over tough MMA veteran Jorge Rivera at UFC 133.
Rory MacDonald defeats Mike Pyle
MacDonald improved his MMA record to 12-1, knocking out Mike Pyle in the first round.
Alexander Gustafsson defeats Matt Hamill (TKO, round two)
Chad Mendes defeats Rani Yahya (unanimous decision)
Ivan Menjivar defeats Nick Pace (unanimous decision)
Johny Hendricks defeats Mike Pierce (split decision)
Mike Thomas Brown defeats Nam Phan (unanimous decision)
Rafael Natal defeats Paul Bradley (unanimous decision)