Welcome to MMAFrenzy.com’s live coverage of “UFC 109: Relentless”, which takes place today at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and features a headlining matchup between UFC hall of famers Randy Couture and Mark Coleman.
Our live coverage kicks off at 7pm ET with UFC 109 preliminary card results, followed by live results and updates for the Spike-televised prelims at 9pm and pay-per-view main card at 10pm.
Enjoy the fights, and stick around after the event to watch the post-UFC 109 press conference at approximately 1:30am by clicking here and for complete post-fight coverage.
UFC 109 LIVE RESULTS
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- Randy Couture def. Mark Coleman via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 1:09
- Chael Sonnen def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Paulo Thiago def. Mike Swick via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 1:54
- Demian Maia def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Matt Serra def. Frank Trigg via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:23
- Mac Danzig def. Justin Buchholz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Melvin Guillard def. Ronnys Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Rob Emerson def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision
- Phil Davis def. Brian Stann via unanimous decision
- Chris Tuchscherer def. Tim Hague via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
- Joey Beltran def. Rolles Gracie via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:31
UFC 109 LIVE FIGHT UPDATES
Melvin Guillard vs. Ronnys Torres
Round 1 – Torres gets Guillard down early and passes to side control quickly. Guillard scrambles away and both fighters stand. Torres moves forward with punches to setup another successful takedown. Guillard escapes and is briefly in Torres’ guard before they head back to their feet. Flying knee by Torres misses, followed by a missed spinning back fist by Guillard. Torres connects on a counter then ears a knee on a takedown, but drags Guillard down and goes to work from his guard. Little connects for Torres, but he keeps top control before Guillard gets back to his feet before the horn sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores round one for Torres 10-9.
There’s a brief delay as a bag of ice spills in the Octagon, but after a quick cleanup we’re back underway.
Round 2 – Torres picks Guillard up and looks for a takedown, but Guillard’s arms end up over the top of the cage and the pair stay standing. After trading some punches, Torres shoots again but Guillard catches him with another knee and staves off the takedown. Quick combos connect for Guillard, then he shrugs off another takedown. Guillard avoids punches, but Torres gets him to the ground and works for a kimura but Guillard escapes and ends in his guard. Guillard stands and drops a final punch before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Guillard 10-9, tying the fight up on our card 19-19.
Round 3 – Torres continues to move forward, but Guillard tags him with punches. Torres closes in and scores another takedown and goes to side control. Some punches from top by Torres, Guillard powers away and Torres tries to drag him back down but they return to their feet. Torres shoots again and gets Guillard down against the cage. Torres controls Guillard but does little damage. Guillard stands and Torres immediately takes him down, but Guillard ends in mount and unloads punches to end the fight. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Torres 10-9, giving him the fight on our card 29-28.
Melvin Guillard def. Ronnys Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Justin Buchholz vs. Mac Danzig
Round 1 – Buchholz is aggressive early, moving forward with punches and kicks, but Danzig first back with a combo. Buchholz sneaks some punches through before Danzig circles away. Both fighters land some shots in the clinch then separate and circle. Buchholz charges forward and connects, then Danzig tags him back. Buchholz hurts Danzig with a knee and follows up with punches. Danzig is wobbled but fights on and settles back in with a combo. Danzig gets his back against the fence and Buchholz unloads. Danzig lands a solid right and clinches with Buchholz against the fence, then closes the round with solid strikes leaving the clinch. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Buchholz 10-9.
Round 2 – After trading some punches, Danzig and Buchholz clinch but little is landed before they split. Both fighters sneak through punches, then Danzig gets a takedown and immediately heads to side control. Danzig ground and pounds then tries for mount, but Buchholz gets him back to half guard. Buchholz works for a kimura from bottom and cranks, but it slips and Danzig escapes and goes back to side control then gets mount. Buchholz gives up his back, but Danzig is unable to capitalize and Buchholz escapes into his guard. Elbows from the bottom by Danzig, who rolls into mount and pounds away for a few seconds before the round ends. Danzig is warned for downward elbows, but no points are taken. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Danzig 10-9, tying it up on our card 19-19.
Round 3 – Danzig and Buchholz again clinch early in the third before Buchholz connects with strikes as they separate. Buchholz presses forward with wild punches that miss, then closes again and clinches. Danzig looks for a throw, but Buchholz ends in side control. Danzig gets back to guard and throws punches from the bottom and Buchholz does little from the top and they’re restarted. Danzig misses with an uppercut, but lands with a kick and follows with a combo. Body shots by Danzig sets up another combo, before taking him down into side control. Danzig takes his back and tees off then looks for a choke before rolling into mount and unleashing more ground and pound. Danzig gets his back again and looks for a rear naked choke. Buchholz shrugs it off, but Danzig unloads body shots to close out the fight. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Danzig 10-9, and gives him the bout 29-28.
Mac Danzig def. Justin Buchholz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg
Round 1 – Serra and Trigg touch gloves and both start firing punches. Serra is more aggressive early and moves in with punches, while Trigg is tentative and seems content to counter-punch for now. Serra drops Trigg with a right, and finishes him off with several more punches on the ground and force the ref to step in.
Matt Serra def. Frank Trigg via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:23
Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller
Round 1 – Miller fires low kicks and punches to start the bout, while Maia stays back and looks to counter. Maia closes in and briefly clinches but they separate and Miller starts to connect with his striking, landing several inside leg kicks. Kick by Maia sets up a takedown, but Miller gets right back to his feet. Maia unloads with punches, but a knee caught Miller low and the fight is stopped briefly, but quickly resumes. Miller and Maia trades strikes on the feet, with Miller getting the better of the exchanges. Maia gets Miller down again, but he’s immediately back up. They exchange punches before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Miller 10-9.
Round 2 – Miller looks to strike to open the second, but little connects. Left by Maia lands, but Miller presses forward with punches. Another left lands for Maia, who is more aggressive in the second and starts to connect with more frequency. Miller unable to find any openings for his punches, while Maia fires fewer but more-accurate punches that continue to land. Both fighters continue to focus on throwing punches, but little connects as a slow round concludes. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Maia 10-9, evening the fight at 19-19.
Round 3 – Maia and Miller stay on their feet to open the third, but neither fighter lands anything significant. Maia appears to slip and Miller tries to punches, but Maia grabs a leg and drags Miller down. Maia looks to soften Miller with punches from his guard against the fence, but Miller goes a good job neutralizing Maia and preventing him from advancing. Two minutes left, and Maia continues to throw moderate punches from Miller’s half-guard but the action is largely stalled. Maia postures up and looks to pass, but Miller keeps him in guard. Miller keeps Maia locked up, then tries for a triangle and tags Maia from the bottom, but Maia closes the fight with light ground and pound. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Maia 10-9, giving him the fight 29-28.
Demian Maia def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago
Round 1 – Lots of movement from Swick and Thiago, but nothing connects until Thiago opens with a head kick that Swick shrugs off before countering. Leg kick by Thiago nearly trips Swick, who then connects with his first big punch of the fight. Another hard leg kick by Thiago, followed by combinations from both fighters. Swick circles, then takes Thiago down and throws body punches from guard before getting tied up to finish the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Thiago 10-9.
Round 2 – Swick finding his distance to open the second, but Thiago lands solid leg and body kicks. Swick tags Thiago with a right, but Thiago drops him with a counter left and quickly locks in a D’arce choke on the ground. Swick doesn’t tap and Thiago puts him to sleep.
Paulo Thiago def. Mike Swick via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 1:54
Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen
Round 1 – Quick start by both fighters and Sonnen pressures Marquardt with strikes before grabbing the clinch against the fence. Marquardt escapes, but Sonnen quickly scores a takedown. Marquardt grabs a guillotine, but Sonnen escapes, presses him against the fence, and unloads with ground and pound. Marquardt kicks Sonnen off, stands, and connects with a flying knee before Sonnen drags him back down. Elbows and punches from top by Sonnen, as Marquardt struggles for control and throws occasional elbows from bottom. Body shots by Sonnen as we enter the final minute, and he stands just before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Sonnen 10-9.
Round 2 – Sonnen immediately gets Marquardt down again to begin the second and resumes the ground and pound, but Marquardt works for a kimura. Sonnen escapes and looks to pass, but settles back into Marquardt’s guard and drops more punches. Marquardt able to do little from his back as Sonnen postures up and tees off with elbows. Marquardt cuts Sonnen with an elbow, and grabs a leg as Sonnen sprays blood. Sonnen escapes and looks to take his back while Marquardt fires back with elbows. Marquardt scrambles, but Sonnen keeps him on the canvas and tees off with more ground and pound for the closing seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Sonnen 10-9, putting him up 20-18.
Round 3 – Marquardt looks for a takedown, but Sonnen shrugs it off and gets a takedown of his own into Marquardt’s guard. Sonnen keeps Marquardt against the fence and lands some ground and pound before Marquardt gets to his feet and tries to escape, but Sonnen keeps him on the ground. Marquardt throwing punches from bottom, while Sonnen smothers and unloads more punches. Marquardt stands and Sonnen shoots, but Marquardt locks in a tight guillotine. Sonnen finally escapes, but Marquardt reverses to the top and unloads with big punches before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Marquardt 10-9, but the fight goes to Sonnen 29-28.
Chael Sonnen def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mark Coleman vs. Randy Couture
Round 1 – Couture connects with punches to open the main event. Little movement from Coleman, as Couture continues to connect with shots, but Coleman finally lands some punches. Couture picks Coleman apart with punches, then slams him with knees to the head. They clinch against the fence and Couture connects with more punches, followed by a mix of uppercuts, elbows, and body shots. Another big uppercut by Couture lands, then Coleman neutralizes Couture to survive the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Couture 10-9.
Round 2 – Couture combination sends Coleman backpedaling to the cage, and Couture takes him down and is immediately into mount. Some ground and pound by Couture, before he takes his back and locks in a rear naked choke. Coleman refuses to tap and Couture puts him to sleep.
Randy Couture def. Mark Coleman via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 1:09