UFC 150 turned out to be one of the promotion’s weaker fight cards, but it did have some decent bouts. Here are the results of the entire UFC 150 fight card held on Aug. 11, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo:
Benson Henderson defeats Frankie Edgar
This was a very tough fight to score. Both men had their moments at UFC 150, but I personally felt like Henderson did a bit more. As even as a fight can get in MMA, but I have to agree with the two judges, who scored the fight 48-47 in favor of Henderson.
Donald Cerrone defeats Melvin Guillard
As expected, both men came out swinging at UFC 150, but Melvin landed the first big shot during the fight, rocking Cerrone with a solid hook. Melvin tried to finish off Cerrone, but the “Cowboy” displayed a lot of grit, taking all the punishment the Louisiana native dished out. He rocked Guillard with a left head-kick shortly after, and he followed up with a straight right, knocking his former teammate out cold.
Jake Shields defeats Ed Herman
Shields dominated their UFC 150 encounter, utilizing his superior grappling skills. Herman landed a few decent shots off his back, but he was never really able to get anything going throughout the fight. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Shields, giving him his first win in the UFC’s middleweight division.
Yushin Okami defeats Buddy Roberts
Roberts landed a solid hook early in the fight, and for a moment, it looked like Okami was in trouble. However, “Thunder” wisely tied things up, using his grappling skills to dominate the rest of the first round. Okami stuck to his strategy in the second round, and he eventually mounted the Texan. Roberts ended up giving up his back, and Okami made him pay, bombarding him punches. Okami’s punches weren’t particularly devastating, but Roberts was unable to escape the position, forcing referee Herb Dean to stop the fight.
Max Holloway defeats Justin Lawrence
As expected, a technical striking match broke out when these two met inside the Octagon at UFC 150. Lawrence seemed to be the more efficient striker early in the contest, but neither man did any serious damage. Holloway turned things around in the second round, softening Lawrence up with a knee to the body. He followed up with some hard hooks to the torso, dropping Lawrence to the canvas. Holloway continued pounding away on the ground, forcing referee Josh Rosenthal to stop the fight.
Dennis Bermudez defeats Tommy Hayden (guillotine choke, round one)
Michael Kuiper defeats Jared Hamman (TKO, round two)
Erik Perez defeats Ken Stone (KO, round one)
Chico Camus defeats Dustin Pague (unanimous decision)
Nik Lentz defeats Eiji Mitsuoka (TKO, round one)
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.