ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT 13 RESULTS (televised card)

KENNY FLORIAN V. JOE LAUZON (155 lbs)

What was shaping up as a Fight of the Year candidate in the first round, flipped to an ass whooping in the second. Both fighters exhibited awesome ground skills in the first. Florian turned the fight around with a takedown just 48 seconds into the second. In just seven seconds, Florian had the mount.

From there Lauzon did all he could to escape but could not get off the deck. He actually did a brilliant job guarding his head as Florian rained down over 100 punches and elbows over the next 2:50. Herb Dean had to stop it, Lauzon wasn’t making attempts to get up.

FLORIAN WINS BY TKO (Strikes) AT 3:28 OF THE 2ND ROUND

FRANK EDGAR V. GRAY MAYNARD (155 lbs)

Edgar (8-1) loses his first fight. He wasn’t dominated but he was slammed three times in the third by the much bigger Maynard. Edgar looked like he should be at 145.  Those slams may have been the difference in what was a very close fight. I was wrong, the judges didn’t give Edgar any rounds.  

Maynard threw the much harder punches throughout the fight. That said, he didn’t land many. Edgar was faster with his hands but it didn’t appear he could hurt Maynard with anything he threw. He did make a mess of Maynard’s right eye.  

MAYNARD WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27) over EDGAR

THIAGO ALVES V. KARO PARISYAN (170 lbs) 

Parisyan suffers a crushing loss at the hands of the lower ranked Alves. Parisyan won the first with a takedown, solid groundup and better work on the feet. 

As the fighters were feeling each other out the 2nd, Parisyan got caught by a left knee and went down in a heap. Alves then landed four punches and the fight was stopped by Mazzagatti. Maybe too soon?

Parisyan stalked around the ring for minutes during Spike’s commercial break. Randy Couture, who was working his corner, tried to calm him down but to no avail. UFC matchmaker Joe Silva came in the ring and Karo pushed him away on two occasions. He eventually regained his composure.

ALVES BY TKO (Knee) over PARISYAN AT :34 OF THE 2ND ROUND

MATT HAMILL V. TIM BOETSCH (205 lbs) 

Hamill passes another test. He scored a takedown 13 seconds into the fight but did nothing with top position. The fighters traded on the feet for the final three minutes of the first round with Boetsch getting the slight advantage.

In the second, Boetsch tried to change things up. He went for a takedown but got the worst of the scramble. Hamill threw 20-25 hammerfist from a top position before Boestch fell to his back. Hamill mounted and pounded away for the stoppage. 

HAMILL BY TKO (Strikes) OVER BOETSCH AT 1:25 OF THE 2ND ROUND

NATE DIAZ V. KURT PELLEGRINO (155 lbs)

Another tough loss for Pellegrino (suffered a similiar fate in his UFC debut against Drew Ficket 7/06).

Pellegrino was completely in control winning the first round. Diaz executed a psuedo judo throw/trip to work for better position in the middle of the second. He then worked a guillotine from a standing position. Pellegrino dropped Diaz to the ground in an effort to break the hold but fell right into a triangle choke. Diaz slapped it on so solidly that he threw his arms up to the crowd and flexed, Pellegrino tapped seconds later.  

DIAZ WINS BY SUBMISSION (Triangle Choke) over PELLEGRINO AT 3:06 OF THE 2ND ROUND

JAMES IRVIN V. HOUSTON ALEXANDER (205 LBS)

Wow!! Irvin can hit, we know that. Now, Alexander knows. The Sandman put Alexander to sleep in eight seconds!! Irvin tied the fastest knockout in UFC history.

Alexander did score an escape against referee Steve Mazzagatti at the 4:48 mark.

Tough call to say if it was stopped too early. Alexander was prone for a split second.

“The first one really got him,” said Irvin, who was fighting for the second time since a partial ACL tear in May of 2007. “The second one was solid. That hurt him.”

Alexander protested vehemently after the fight, “I don’t think it was clean. I was trying to get up. I was still conscious. We can do it again right now, bring him back out.”  

IRVIN WINS BY KNOCKOUT (Strikes) over ALEXANDER AT 4:52 OF THE FIRST ROUND

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