UFC 137’s preliminary card continued on Spike TV on Saturday night, as Donald Cerrone moved to 4-0 inside the Octagon with a first-round submission of Dennis Siver and fellow WEC vet Bart Palaszewski knocked out Tyson Griffin in the opening round in his UFC debut.
UFC 137 play-by-play and results for the Spike prelims are below:
Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone
Round 1 – Cerrone charges but Siver stops him with a counter. Fighters are trading kicks. Cowboy with a tough combo. Cerrone buckles Siver with a powerful shot and Siver recovers by dropping in on a single. Cowboy clips him again and then Siver forces them against the cage. Siver lands a few shots on the cage before Cowboy escapes. Siver clips Cowboy. Cowboy with a nasty leg kick to punch combo that drops Siver. Cowboy immediately throws in the hooks and and locks up a nasty rear-naked choke that forces the German to tap. Very impressive performance.
Donald Cerrone def. Dennis Siver via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:22
Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin
Round 1 – Fighters trade punches early as they feel each other out. Bart attempts a front kick that misses. Each fighter is retreating the minute the other advances. Bart attempts a a combo but Griffin hits him with a tough straight punch. Bart wobbles Griffin with a left hook and then another short left. Palaszewski unloads on Griffin with wild hooks before referee Steve Mazzagati saves Griffin as he collapses to the mat.
Bart Palaszewski def. Tyson Griffin via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:45