UFC 111 Recap
Georges St. Pierre was a heavy favorite to defeat Dan Hardy at UFC 111 on Saturday night and it was pretty clear why as he dominated five rounds of action to pick up a successful title defense.
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According to oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com, St. Pierre had a betting line of -800 to win the main event, meaning at $800 bet on St. Pierre will pay out an additional $100.
The UFC Welterweight champion kept his challenger on the ground from the start of the fight, utilizing takedowns at will while gaining side control on the ground and attempting a variety of arm submissions and chokes. St. Pierre had Hardy on the verge of tapping out on two occasions, but the challenger showed a lot of heart and lasted five rounds, losing on all three judges scorecards.
In the co-main event, Shane Carwin added another impressive win to his resume, as he defeated Frank Mir for the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship with a first round TKO. Carwin landed some early strikes in the clinch and controlled the fight against the cage before exploding in the second half of the first round with a left hook that caught Mir and sent him to his knees. Carwin followed with a barrage of unanswered blows before the fight was stopped. Carwin will now face UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar to unify the titles in the summer.
There weren’t many upsets on the night by Mark Bocek lost a close decision to Jim Miller to open the show. Bocek had a betting line of +300 but lost on all three scorecards 29-28. Bocek lost the opening round but nearly finished Miller with a choke in the second as he had Miller’s back with an arm trapped in a body triangle for the final 90 seconds of the round. Still, Miller found a way to survive the round and edged Bocek in the third round to get the win.
For complete UFC 111 main card results, see below.
UFC 111 Main Card Results
Georges St. Pierre (-800) def. Dan Hardy by unanimous decision for the UFC Welterweight Title
Shane Carwin (+140) def. Frank Mir by first round TKO (3:48) for the UFC Interim Heavyweight Title
Kurt Pellegerino (N/A) def. Fabricio Camoes by second round submission from a rear-naked choke (4:20)
Jon Fitch (-450) def. Ben Saunders by unanimous decision
Jim Miller (-400) def. Mark Bocek by unanimous decision
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Posted: 3/28/10 12:47AM ET