UFC 155 is in the books and Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon fought an absolute bloody war, where Joe Lauzon was bloodied early on by a vicious series of elbows from Miller. Miller came out extremely aggressive and seemed to land at will, but Lauzon never quit. More of the same came in the second as Lauzon continued to bleed out while trying to gain some ground. Lauzon ended the fight with some deep submission attempts but fell just a bit short, as Miller was saved by the bell while caught in a tight choke.
Tim Boetsch came into his bout with Costa Philippou riding quite a large amount of hype. But Philippou derailed that with a brutal striking clinic after replacing the originally scheduled Chris Weidman. Boetsch fought tough throughout the early stages, winning the first round with a takedown, but ultimately was beaten down by the relentless striking of Philippou, who bloodied Boetsch in the second.
In other action, Yushin Okami brought his best skills to the table against Alan Belcher, who was the favored fighter also riding the hype train. Yushin utilized his smothering top game with great avail, avoiding many attempts at a guillotine from Belcher. He never appeared in too much imminent danger and had a big win. Derek Brunson dominated the return of Chris Leben, using great wrestling to never let Leben get his trademark power established.
UFC 155 Full Results:
Cain Velasquez def. Junior dos Santos via Unanimous Decision
Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision
Costa Philippou via Tim Boetsch by R3 TKO (Strikes)
Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher via Unanimous Decision
Derek Brunson def. Chris Leben via Unanimous Decision
Eddie Wineland def. Brad Pickett via Split Decision
Erik Perez def. Byron Bloodworth by R1 TKO (Strikes)
Jamie Varner def. Melvin Guillard via Split Decision
Myles Jury def. Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision
Todd Duffee def. Phil DeFries via R1 TKO (Strikes)
John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso via R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Max Holloway def. Leonard Garcia via Split Decision
Lowkick.com Fight Night Awards:
Performance of the Night:
Not surprisingly, Cain Velasquez earns the nod here for his brutal grinding win over Junior dos Santos. An impressive win here, to say the least.
Finish of the Night:
Erik Perez gets the award here for his impressive first round finish of Byron Bloodworth. The fight marks his thirdfirst round win in a row, marking an impressive run for the “El Goyito”.
Upset of the Night:
Not to be redundant here, but Cain Velasquez put on such an unexpected performance against a seemingly unstoppable champion in Junior dos Santos that the double award is just plainly justified.