Two title fights are scheduled, as middleweight champ Luke Rockhold will face Michael Bisping, and bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will battle Urijah Faber.
Bobby Green vs. Dustin Poirier
Round 1: Green fires in a right but eats a counter. Poirier sticks a jab but Green fires back with a right. Nice leg kick from Poirier. Wow. Poirier cracks Green with a left and he goes down. Green is back to his feet. Right hand from Green lands. Another left from Poirier. And another one. Green eats a right hand but is staying in there. This is nuts. Poirier pounds in another left hand and Green goes down again. Couple more shots from Poirier and the fight’s stopped. Another amazing performance for Poirier at 155.
Dustin Poirier def. Bobby Green via KO (punches) R1, 2:53
Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
Round 1: Don’t blink during this one… Both guys comes out cautiously. They wing shots that miss. Henderson with a leg kick. Another kick from “Hendo”. Henderson sticks a right hand. Lombard is pushing forward but is clearly wary of Henderson’s power. Wow. Henderson cracks Lombard with a big right that wobbles him. Henderson runs in but eats a left and he goes down. Lombard is working an American but can’t get it. Crazy. Henderson gets to his feet but goes down again after Lombard bombs him with another shot. This is a gong show. Henderson is back up and is firing back. Action spills to the floor. Lombard is on top and is landing the odd shot from above. Round ends.
Round 2: Henderson with a leg kick. Another one. Lombard returns a kick to Henderson’s body. Both guys are just hunting for that one big shot. Wow. Henderson cracks Lombard with a kick and sends him to the deck with an elbow. Follow up elbow and that’s a wrap. What a win for the 45 year-old legend!
Dan Henderson def. Hector Lombard via KO R2, (headkick and elbows) R2, 1:27
Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
Round 1: They trade kicks. Holloway fires in a couple of punches. Side kick from Holloway. Lamas returns the favor. Holloway fires a hard right and plants a left. Right hand from Holloway. Leg kick from Lamas. Holloway is pouring on punches but Lamas seems okay. Lamas shoots in but winds up on the bottom. Holloway gets back to his feet. Spinning head kick from Lamas misses. Another leg kick from Lamas. Latter is looking for a single leg. Can’t get it. Holloway spins and grazes head of Lamas with a kick. Round ends.
Round 2: Lamas threatens with a kick. Hard leg kick from Lamas. Holloway flurries in but eats an uppercut. Hollway charges in with some hard punches. Left hand from Holloway. Latter clips Lamas with a left hand and plants some follow up shots. Wow. Lamas is returning fire and cracks Holloway. Lamas shoots in but winds up in a choke. Holloway gives it up. Lamas takes a kick to the body as he gets to his feet. Lamas with an overhand right. Holloway flurries and Lamas counters with a TD attempt. Holloway defends and takes the back of Lamas. He’s hunting for a RNC but can’t get it. Elbow from Holloway. Round ends.
Round 3: Lamas misses with a right. Cartwheel kick from Lamas misses. Holloway plants a nice left. Lamas fires a leg kick but takes a counter. Holloway lands another left. And another. Another hard leg kick from Lamas. Latter changes levels but can’t get the TD. Lamas fires in a head kick but it doesn’t land flush. Lamas clinches up but Holloway breaks free. They trade punches. Holloway cracks Lamas with a hard left. Lamas spins and lands an elbow. They trade jabs. Unbelievable. They’re just chucking bombs at each other. Round ends.
Max Holloway def. Ricardo Lamas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber
Round 1: Cruz comes out and is cutting angles as usual. Cruz shoots a TD and is on top. Faber gets up to his feet but Cruz is on his back. Cruz takes him down again but Faber rolls out. Hard body kick from Cruz. Faber charges in and he’s looking for the TD. He slams Cruz but the champ is on top. Lots of crazy scramble in this fight so far. Now Cruz has faber agains the cage. They break. Faber charges in but takes a counter. Cruz is cut under the left eye. Cruz looks for a single leg but can’t get it. Nice jab from Cruz. Round ends.
Round 2: Faber misses with a head kick. Cruz blasts Faber with a left and he hits the deck. Faber is working back to his feet and he’s back up. Cruz wings a head kick but misses. Cruz tags Faber with another shot. Couple of jabs from Cruz land. Hard leg kick from Cruz. Faber seems to have recovered. They both wing huge hooks that miss. Faber just misses with a big right. Cruz plants a right. Cruz continues to pursue Faber. Round ends.
Round 3: Faber changes levels but can’t get the TD. Cruz with another leg kick. Faber clips Cruz with a right hand but the champ counters. Cruz misses with a jumping kick. Cruz plants a leg kick and then lands a right. Faber is hanging in there but isn’t landing much. More classic Cruz–cutting angles, changing stances. Cruz cracks Faber with a left. Another left from Cruz. Latter goes high with a kick but it misses. Faber just misses with a big right. Faber attempts a front kick but Cruz fires in a right. Faber misses again with a big hook. Round ends.
Round 4: They both wing hooks that miss. Cruz sticks a jab. Faber changes levels but Cruz backs out. Faber plants a jab. Another jab from Cruz. Cruz grabs a kick attempt from Faber. Cruz cracks Faber with a right hand. Faber charges in but eats a counter. Faber stumbles to the floor but is back up. Another jab from Cruz. Champ with a combo. Faber whiffs on a big right. Round ends.
Round 5: Cruz with a series of jabs. Cruz with a nice combo. Faber needs to bring it and finish. Right hand from Faber. Another right from Faber. Cruz just misses with a left. They both land decent punches. Action spills to the mat and Cruz is on Faber’s back. Latter gets back to his feet. Cruz shoots in but can’t get the TD. Champs shoots again and gets it. Faber gets back to his feet. Cruz chucks another right and the final horn goes. Faber hugs a reluctant Cruz. Dominant win for the champ.
Dominick Cruz def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping
Round 1: Rockhold with a front kick. Champ follows up with a leg kick. Bisping misses with a right. Latter lands a right. Rockhold fires a head kick that’s blocked. They trade shots. Bisping clips Rockhold with a left. Rockhold is starting to press the attack. Front kick from the champ. Bisping eats a left. Couple kicks from Rockhold. Another one to the body. Bisping returns a leg kick. Bisping floors Rockhold with a left hook. Unbelievable. Rockhold gets back up but Bisping fires in more shots and that’s it. Rockhold’s out. What an upset! Bisping is the middleweight champ of the world.
Michael Bisping def. Luke Rockhold via KO (punches) R1, 3:36