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UFC 199 live results: Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping, Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 from The Forum in Inglewood, California, just outside of Los Angeles. The event is headlined by two title fights involving two heated rivalries. UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold makes his first title defense against Michael Bisping, who gets his first title shot after almost ten years of fighting for the UFC after he replaced Chris Weidman in the bout. In the co-main event, it is UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz making his first defense since regaining the championship when he defends against long-time rival Urijah Faber, who looks to finally capture UFC gold. Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:15 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.

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PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS- POLO REYES (5-2, 1-0 UFC) VS. DONG HYUN "MAESTRO" KIM (13-7-3, 0-1 UFC)

First round:  The place is pretty empty starting out the show.  I wonder what the odds are of having two Dong Hyun Kim’s in the same promotion.   Both coming out swinging.   Kim hurt him.  Both landing big shots.  Kim now working for a takedown.  Torres  powered Kim down and now punching on the ground.  Hard knee by Torres and he’s landing big punches.  Kim up  and landed a left.  Head kick by Reyes.  Reyes dropped him with a left.  Mexico chants.  Knee by Reyes.  Knee by Reyes.  Trading punches some more.  Knee by Kim.  Another knee by Kim.  Left by Reyes.  Spin kick by Reyes.  Kim got a takedown into side control. Reyes back up.  Kim with punches and knees.  Reyes back.  10-9 Reyes.  This was a round of the year candidate.  Just incedible.

Second round:   Kim landing jabs.  Reyes in with punches.  Spin kick by Reyes missed.  Both back swinging.  Both are continuing to land solid shots.  Head kick by Reyes.  Kim hurt him with a left.  Reyes with knees.  Both landing big shots.  Knee and left by Kim.  Reyes landed solid shots.  Defense does not exist in this world.  Hard left by Kim.  Reyes with a big right.  Reyes now has him hurt.  Kim trying for a takedown and got him down.  Kim got his back.  Reyes back up.  Knee by Reyes.  Kim bleeding from the nose and mouth.  Reyes bleeding as well.  Kim tried for a takedown and pretty much went down almost due to exhaustion and Reyes ended on top.  Reyes 20-18.

Third round:  The doctor is checking on Kim.  Elbow by Reyes.  Reyes dropped him and ref Mike Beltran stopped the fight.  A right staggered him and a second right as Kim was falling finished it.  Beltran jumped in after one more punch on the ground. 

Joe Rogan just called this one of the most entertaining fights he's ever seen in his life.  It was incredible.

MIDDLEWEIGHTS- KEVIN CASEY (9-4 2 NC, 1-1 2 NC UFC) VS. ELVIS MUTAPCIC (15-4, 0-1 UFC)

First round:  Casey's father-in-law was Muhammad Ali.  Body kick by  Casey.  Mutapcic landing body kicks.  Casey with an uppercut.   Casey with a body kick.  Casey took him down.  Casey landing body shots from the top.  Casey with more body punches from the top.  Casey moved to side control.  Casey got behind him in a scramble.  Mutapcic back to his feet.  Mutapcic with a flying knee.  Casey 10-9

Second round:   Casey winged a few punches.  Hard body kick by Mutapcic.  Casey with a takedown but Mutapcic right back up and landed punches and knees.  Casey with another takedown into full mount.  Elbows by Casey.  Mutapcic rolled out of it and back to his feet.  Mutapcic throwing elbows.  Hard knees by Mutapcic.  Mutapcic with a lot of knees.  Mutapcic landing knees and threw an elbow late.  Close round.  10-9 Casey       

Third round:  Head kick by Mutapcic and jumping knee and more elbows.   Casey with a right.  Casey poked him in the eye.  Mutapcic kicked him in the jaw.  Mutapcic kicked to the body.  Knee by Mutapcic.  Casey went for a takedown but Mutapcic landed on top in the mount.  Mutapcic landing a lot of elbows at the end.  Almost a 10-8 round but I’d go 10-9 Mutapcic so 29-28 Casey.  But the second round could easily go to Mutapcic and he could take it, or you could go 10-8 and have it a draw.

Scores:  29-28 Mutapcic 29-28 Casey 28-28 draw.  You can’t fault the judges on any of those scores.

Mutapcic said he wanted to dedicate the fight to Ali.  Casey kind of said the same thing. 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS- JONATHAN WILSON (7-0, 1-0 UFC) VS. LUIS HENRIQUE DA SILVA (10-0, 0-0 UFC)

First round:    Low kick by Da Silva.  Wilson with uppercuts.  Trading kicks.  Hard body kick by Da Siva.  Both landing.  Hard knee by Da Silva.  Da Silva  with an uppercut and a knee.  Another uppercut by Da Silva.  Body shot by Wilson.  Wilson with a left.  Another body kick by Da Silva.  Elbow by Wilson and a right .  Wilson landing hard shots.  Wilson now landing hard shots.  Knees by Da Silva.  Da Silva 10-9

Second round:   Da Silva landing knees.  Da Silva with knees and a lot punches.  Takedown by Wilson.  Wilson landing lard lefts and rights  and dropped Da Silva with a left.  Wilson is on top.  Wilson with lefts on the ground.  Da Silva reversed to the top into full mount.  Da Silva landing hard punches and elbows.  Da Silva with a lot of punches.  He kept landing punches until ref Mike Beltran waved it off.  This was  a really good fight. 

WELTERWEIGHTS- SEAN STRICKLAND (17-1, 4-1) VS. TOM BREESE (10-0)

First round:  Hard body kick by Breese.  Another body kick by Breese.  They are trading low kicks.  Some booing because it’s starting slow.  Breese moving forward and landed a left.  Body kick by Strickland.   Breese with more body kicks.  10-9 Breese

Second round:   Body kick by Strickland.  Nice right by Strickland.  Breese coming back.  Low kick by Strickland.  Crowd booing and restless.  Strickland landing punches.  Body kick by Strickland.   Strickland’s round 19-19.  Crowd booed both guys when the round was over

Third round:  Nothing much to this fight.  Fans booing loudly now.  Takedown by Breese with one minute left but Strickland right back up.  He tried another takedown but Strickland blocked it.  Strickland got a takedown and landed punches when it was over.  I Gave it to Strickland so he won 29-28.  Crowd booed this finish heavily.

Scores:  29-28 Breese 29-28 Strickland 29-28 Strickland.  Crowd heavily booed the decision but .  Strickland apologized for the fight and said Breese kept backing up.

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT)

FEATHERWEIGHTS- COLE MILLER (21-9 1 NC, 10-7 1 NC UFC) VS. ALEX CACERES (11-8 1 NC, 6-6 1 NC UFC)

First round:   Caceres dropped him with a left right away.  Miller right back up.  Miller hip tossed him down.  Miller dragged him down a second time.  Caceres  reversed to the top.  Caceres let him back up.  Body kick by Caceres.  Head kick by Caceres.  Caceres with punches.  Spinning backfist by Caceres.  Caceres landed a hard left.  Caceres took him down.  Caceres  let him up.  Body kick by Caceres.  Punches and a head kick by Caceres.  Miller tried a takedown, Caceres ended up on top and let him up.  10-9 Caceres.

Second round:  Jumping kick by  Caceres.  Caceres landing several punches.  Miller with a head kick.  Caceres hurt him with a left and landed several more punches.  Caceres threw him down.  Caceres threw him down a second time.  Miller back up.  Body kick by Caceres.  Caceres landing a lot of punches.  Caceres threw him down a third time.   Caceres continuing to land.  He landed a left and a high kick and then a right.  Good right by Miller.  Caceres 20-18.

Third round:  Caceres did a marital arts pose to stat the round which popped the crowd. Cesares back landing punches.   Left and a takedown by Caceres.  Head kick by Caceres.  Miller with a takedown.  Miller working for an armbar.  Caceres out into side control.  Great sequence.  Crowd went bananas as he escaped.  Leroy chants.  Caceres threw him down again.  Miller with a left.  Knee by Miller.  Caceres with punches and took him down again.  Miller reversed  to the top.  Miller now working for a choke with 25 seconds left.  Miller punching from back position but Miller needed a finish and didn’t get it.  Miller’s round 29-28 Caceres overall.

Scores:  29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 Caceres.  Not sure about that 30-27 because Miller won that third round. 

WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHTS- (#6) JESSICA PENNE (12-3, 1-1 UFC) VS. JESSICA ANDRADE (13-5, 4-3 UFC)

First round:  Andade came out strong landing a ton of punches.  Andarde in with another flurry.  Andrade firing away again.  Andade in with another flurry.  Adnrade  landing a ton of punches and Penne is in a lot of trouble.  Penne went down from punches just as the round ended.  10-8 Andrade for sure.

Second round:  Andrade landed a ton of punches and Penne went down and Andrade let her back up.  Andrade killing her with punches.  It’s really time to stop this one.  Jason Herzog stopped it.

LIGHTWEIGHTS- (#10) BENEIL DARIUSH (12-2, 6-2 UFC) VS. JAMES VICK (9-0, 5-0 UFC)

First round:  Dariush got poked in the right eye.  Vick poked him in the right eye again.  Hard body kick by Dariush . Dariush decked him  and his pounding him on the ground.  Dariush with hard elbows on the ground.  Dariush with hard punches but Vick up.  Dariush with a right.  Vick with a body kick.  Dariush landed  a right and Vick lost his legs.  Dariush with punches and dropped him with a left and it’s over.  The place came unglued with that finish.

FEATHERWEIGHTS- (#12) BRIAN ORTEGA (10-0 1 NC, 2-0 1 NC UFC) VS. CLAY GUIDA (32-16, 12-10 UFC)

First round:  Guida dropped him with a left.  Guida chants even though Ortega is from Los Angeles.  Guida connected with a right.  Guida moving forward.  Loud Guida chants.  Guida landing lefts in a clinch.  Both trading now.  Guida landing a number of punches.  Guida even tried a head kick.  Body kick by Ortega.  10-9 Guida.

Second round:  Guida went for a takedown but Ortega sprawled.  Body kick by Ortega.  Left by Ortega.  Guida tried a takedown but Ortega blocked it again.  Ortega with a right.  Spin kick by Ortega.  Ortega’s round so 19-19 after two.

Third round:  Ortega with a jab.  Guida with a right.  Ortega landed some. Spin kick by Ortega.  Guida can’t get inside to land.  Knee by Ortega and another  knee.  Guida with left.  Ortega dropped him with a knee and it’s over.   

MAIN CARD (PPV- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS- (#11) DUSTIN POIRIER (19-4, 11-3 UFC) VS. (#13) BOBBY GREEN (23-6, 4-1 UFC)

First round:  Poirier with some low kicks.  Green landed some punches  and Poirier came back and decked Green.  Body kick by Poirier.  Left by Poirier.  Poirier landing big punches.  Another left landed by Poirier.  Poirier with another left.  Poirier decked him again with a left and after a few punches on the ground referee Jason Herzog stopped it. 

They just aired a wonderful tribute to Muhammad Ali narrated by Dana White.  One of the best videos they've done, particuarly on such short notice.

MIDDLEWEIGHTS- (#15) DAN HENDERSON (31-14, 8-8 UFC) VS. (#14 WW) HECTOR L

First round:  This place will come unglued if Henderson wins.  Super loud Hendo chants.  Henderson clocked him and Lombard clocked him back and took  Henderson down into side control.  Lombard went for a straight armbar.  Henderson out.  Henderson back to his feet and the place exploded.  They were trading big shots and Lombard decked him.  Lombard is all over him and Henderson back up.  This fight is insane. Lombard took him down again and held him there until the end of the round.  Lombard 10-9.

Second round:  Body kick by Lombard.  Both landed big shots.  Lombard landed a right after Henderson missed.  Crowd chanting for Henderson.  Henderson landed a head kick and a hard side elbow and Lombard went down hard.  After two more elbows on the ground it was over.  This place is going insane.  This was one of the loudest pops you’ll ever hear.  Lombard is still down.  1:27

Lombard is now sitting up.  Henderson thanked the fans for their reaction.  The place is going so nuts for Henderson it isn’t funny.  All of his kids were at ringside for the first time.  He said he’s not sure what’s going to happen but that may have been the last fight of his career.

Henderson's kids were all in the ring with him after along with other family members.

FEATHERWEIGHTS- (#4) MAX HOLLOWAY (15-3, 11-3 UFC) VS. (#5) RICARDO LAMAS (16-4, 7-2 UFC)

First round:  Holloway landing some early.  Spin kick by Lamas landed short.  Holloway landed some punches.  Hollloway all over him with punches and a knee.  Lamas went for the takedown and Holloway blocked it.  Lamas short on a spin kick.  Body kick.  Lamas fighting for the takedown and couldn’t get it.  Holloway landed several punches and a spin kick.  Holloway 10-9.

Second round:   Lamas threw a kick that was blocked.  Lamas with a low kick.  Both landing a lot of punches but Holloway getting the better of it.  Lamas now back with hard punches.  Lamas went for a takedown.  Holloway blocked and on top.  Holloway for a split second  had a dragon sleeper.  Holloway with a body kick as Lamas got up.  Lamas shot in and Holloway got a choke.  He didn’t have it fully in and let go.  Holloway threw punches from back position as the round ended.  Holloway 20-18

Third round:  Holloway landing punches.  Lamas back with a kick.  Head kick by Lamas.  Holloway landing punches and kicks.  Spinning elbow by Lamas.  Both threw for all they were worth in the last ten seconds to elicit a standing ovation.  30-27 Holloway although the third round was closer than the first two.

Scores:   All three had it 30-27 for Holloway.  

Holloway asked for a $50,000 check for best fight.  He's not getting it.  He also asked for a title shot.

UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP- (C) DOMINICK CRUZ (21-1, 4-0 UFC) VS. (#2) URIJAH FABER (33-8, 9-4 UFC)

They just showed the UFC 200 commercial.  They spent huge on it.  Brock Lesnar was in the tail end of the commercial.

UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:  (C) DOMINICK CRUZ (21-1, 4-0 UFC) VS. (#2) URIJAH FABER (33-8, 9-4 UFC)

First round:  Cruz booed a lot.  Analysts are not getting over with this audience.  Faber chants.  Faber threw a knee and Cruz took him down.  Faber scrambled  but Cruz up and got behind him.  Cruz took him down  and Faber scrambled.  As he got up, Cruz hit him.  Body kick by Cruz.  Faber moved in and slammed Cruz but Cruz reversed to the top immediately.  Faber out and landed a left.  Faber landed a right.  Cruz with a low kick.  Cruz went for a takedown and didn’t get it.  Cruz landed few shots  Cruz 10-9.

Second round:    Cruz dropped him with a left.  Faber back up.  Cruz missed a kick and Faber is  in trouble.  Knee by Cruz.  Cruz landing jabs.  The crowd is turning toward Cruz.  Cruz with a low kick.  Another low kick by Cruz.  Back to chants for Faber.  Cruz landed a left.  Cruz with a left.  Low kick by Cruz.  Faber missed a big shot.  Faber with a right.  Head kick by Cruz.  Cruz landed a body shot.  Cruz 20-18.

Third round:  Cruz with a low kick.  Cruz slipped  and Faber landed a punch but Cruz hurt him with a counter.  Cruz landed a good left.  Cruz landed more shots.  Low kick by Cruz.  Left by Cruz.  Cruz went for a takedown and didn’t get it. Cruz went for another takedown and didn’t get it.  Cruz missing a lot but Faber couldn’t land.  Cruz said something to him after the round and Faber shoved him.  Cruz 30-27.

Fourth round:  Faber missed on punches.  Cruz with a left.  Faber clipped him with a punch.  Cruz with a left.  Both are missing a lot now.  Cruz dropped him with a left and landed a head kick.  Faber back up.  Cruz with a right.  Now crowd chanting for Cruz.  Faber with a right.  Both missing  more.  Cruz 40-36.

Fifth round:  Cruz landed two head kicks.  Cruz landed punches as Faber moved in.  Cruz with lefts.   Cruz took him down as Faber went for a big shot.  Body kick by Cruz as Faber got up.  Cruz with another takedown.  He moved into side control.  Faber back up.  Faber tried the guillotine but he’s not getting that tonight.  Cruz 50-45. 

They did have a short sorta hug after.

Scores:  50-45, 50-45 and 49-46 Cruz  

Cruz again said ring rust wasn't real.

Faber was booed after and said he can't say anything other then pushing that Cruz had power but nothing like Cody Garbrandt.  He priased Cruz's wrestling.  By the time Faber was done fans wer cheering him.  He said he wants to be at the top, he wasn't at the top tonight and talked about supporting Gardbrandt and his guys.

WWE has already starting promoting Lesnar at UFC 200.

UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP- (C) LUKE ROCKHOLD (15-2, 5-1 UFC) VS. (#4) MICHAEL BISPING (28-7, 18-7 UFC)

First round:  Bisping got a mixed reaction.  He doesn’t have that veteran sympathy thing going for him.  Rockhold also got a mixed reaction.  And he’s from California.  Both were mouthing off before it started.  Rockhold with a push kick.  Bisping landed a punch to the face.  Bisping with a low kick.  USA chant.  Rockhold with a left and Bisping back.  Body kick by Rockhold.  Bisping with  a body kick.  Bisping landing more.  Low kick by Roickhold.  Rockhold landing body kicks now.  Bisping dropped him with a left and dropped him a second time with a left and landed two punches on the ground and it was stopped.  This was very much like the GSP vs. Serra fight.    3:36

Bisping’s family is in the ring celebrating with him.  Bisping said I have to be humble, thanked everyone for being here.  I stated fighting when I came out of my mother.    Priased his wife and parents.  I’m an average guy  this is my dream, two weeks notice, two hours two minutes I’ll fight anyone.  Thanked people in the UK. 

Rockhold was booed.  Congratulations to Michael, he caught me.  I took it for granted.  Admitted he was overconfident.  I didn’t fight my fight.  He’s a tough guy and he’s a warrior.