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UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans Live Thread: Play-by-Play, Scoring, Discussion

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Join Matt Bishop, Neil Wagner and Forrest Lynn starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT for live coverage of UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans, which will be live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Quinton "Rampage" Evans and "Suga" Rashad Evans.

In addition to discussing the fights, you can follow along as we provide live play-by-play and scoring of the evening's action.

The main card, play-by-play, scoring and discussion is after the jump.

SBN coverage of UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans

SpikeTV Prelims:

Lightweight bout

Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon

Round 1 — They touch gloves and we're off. Lauzon with a leg kick. Lauzon misses over the top. Lauzon jumps in with another wild shot but Escudero ducks it and lands a nice knee. Thai clinch and three knees by Escudero. He presses Lauzon against the cage holding a leg. They break. Escudero blocks a middle kick. Superman punch just misses for Lauzon. Escudero is bleeding now between his eyes. Escudero blocks a high kick. Falling away hook lands for Lauzon. Inside leg kick for Escudero.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Escudero

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Escudero

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Escudero

Round 2 — Esucdero comes in with three right hands, all the same, the third that stuns Lauzon. Escudero going to town on Lauzon against the cage, but he backs off. Lauzon in for a double leg and he would've had it if not for the cage. They exchange leg kicks. Escudero back to work against the cage and lands a nice knee. Not much happening for much of the round.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Escudero

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Escudero

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Escudero

Round 3 — Escudero takes a low blow early but shakes it off after a brief rest. Lauzon is getting tired and there's still three minutes left. Escudero has him against the cage but backs off. A knee to the body and head for Escudero. Lauzon not offering much up here. Not much happening here again. Escudero trying to get a firefight going. Escudero drills Lauzon with a low blow with 13 seconds left and Lauzon is hurt. They brawl wildly to end the fight.

Matt Bishop scores the round 9-9 (29-27 Escudero)

Neil Wagner scores the round 9-9 (29-27 Escudero)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 9-9 (29-27 Escudero)

Official decision: Efrain Escudero d. Dan Lauzon (Decision/Unanimous, 29-27x3)

Welterweight bout

Amir Sadollah vs. Dong-Hyun Kim

Round 1 — Kim gets a single leg takedown early and gets to half-guard. Sadollah regains full guard. Kim trying to get loose with elbows but Sadollah doing a good job tying him up. Nice left by Kim. Kim back to half-guard. Sadollah doing a fine job defensively, as Kim hasn't been able to do much in about three minutes on the ground. Sadollah tries to scramble but Kim takes his back. 30 seconds left. He isn't going to be able to finish.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Kim

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Kim

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Kim

Round 2 — Much kicks to start the round again but Kim gets another single leg and moves to side control. Kim dominating the fight. Sadollah gets up and lands a knee. Kim back on him, pushing him against the cage. Kim trying to drag him to the ground. He does. Full guard. Kim gets into half and he is smothering Sadollah here but isn't able to mount much offense. Kim now is holding Sadollah's own arm over his own neck. Kim mounts with 10 seconds left. Sadollah gives his back and it's over.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-8 Kim

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Kim

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-8 Kim

Round 3 — It only takes 25 seconds for Kim to drag Sadollah back to the ground. Kim has Sadollah stacked against the cage. Sadollah tries to push Kim off but he can't. Kim back on him with two minutes to go. They get back up and break. 1:20 to go. Sadollah tries a flying knee but Kim catches it and takes him down. Sadollah pops back up but Kim has him against the cage. They break with 40 seconds to go. Sadollah lands two shots. Both men are tired here. Time running down as Kim pushes him against the cage.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Kim (30-26 Kim)

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Kim (30-27 Kim)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Kim (30-26 Kim)

Official decision: Dong-Hyun Kim d. Amir Sadollah (Decision/Unanimous 30-27x3)

Main Card:

Welterweight bout

Diego Sanchez vs. Todd Hathaway

Round 1 — Sanchez lands a nice right and transitions it right into a takedown attempt. Hathaway lands a nice inside elbow. They break off the cage. Hathaway holding his own here. He drops Sanchez with a knee. He's pounding away here. Landing elbows but Sanchez defends well and hangs on. Hathaway in his guard. Nice elbow lands for Hathaway. He is really working him over here. Hathaway with some elbows to the body. Sanchez tries for an armbar, but Hathaway makes him pay with a nice shot.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Round 2 — Sanchez blocks a high kick. Nice left hook by Hathaway. Sanchez with a right hook. Sanchez drives in and takes Hathaway down against the cage. Hathaway to his knees and back to his feet. Sanchez on him still. Hathaway pushes him off with a nice elbow. Hathaway lands a nice shot. Sanchez with his hands completely down. He blocks a head kick. Nice right hook by Hathaway. Hathaway unloads as the round comes to a close.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-10

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Hathaway

Round 3 — Hathaway with two nice shots. Jab for Hathaway. Sanchez shoots on Hathaway but eats a knee for his troubles. Nice right for Sanchez. Hathaway lunges in with a jab. Neither fighter throwing combos here. Sanchez shoots again but Hathaway completely stuff it. Both land up against the cage. Hathaway drills him with a straight right. Hathaway landing at will now. Hathaway with a left hook. Time running out for Diego. He misses a high kick. Hathaway with a jab and it ends it.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Hathaway (30-27 Hathaway)

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Hathaway (30-28 Hathaway)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Hathaway (30-27 Hathaway)

Official decision: John Hathaway d. Diego Sanchez (Decision/Unanimous 30-27x2, 30-26)

Light-heavyweight bout

Jason Brilz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Round 1 — Nogueira with a kick. Knee to the body for Nogueira. Brilz catches a kick and takes Nogueira down. Full guard. Passes to half-guard, but Nogueira gets out, only to be taken back to the ground in half-guard. Brilz sitting on his face but Nogueira escapes and takes Brilz down. They break and stand with 90 seconds left. Brilz ducks a right hook and shoots in. Nogueira shakes him off. Nogueira lands his two best shots of the round as the frame ends.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Brilz

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Brilz

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Brilz

Round 2 — Brilz goes for a takedown but Nogueira locks in a guillotine. It's a tense moment but he escapes. Nogueira sweeps him but Brilz locks in a guillotine of his own. It's deep. Nogueira fights it. The referee almost stops it but Nogueira is talking through it. Nogueira's out but Brilz is in side control. He lands an elbow. Half-guard now. Brilz looks for another guillotine but Nogueira uses it to sweep and take side mount. Nogueira looking for an Aanconda choke now but they stand. Nogueira looks tired. Brilz lands two nice shots. Nice hook by Brilz. Nogueira lands a knee. Brilz wobbles Nogueira with 15 seconds left. Nogueira backs up and the round ends.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-8 Brilz

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Brilz

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Brilz

Round 3 — Brilz is smiling as the round starts. Brilz gets a takedown early but Nogueira reverses him and pushes Brilz against the cage. Brilz stands. He goes for a single and drives Nogueira into the cage. Nogueira defending. Brilz picking the ankle. Nogueira steps out. Knee to the body for Nogueira. Single for Brilz but Nogueira sprawls and goes for a D'Arce choke but he gives it up. Another knee to the body for Nogueira. Brilz for the single and he briefly gets it but is too tired to control. Nogueira attempts a crucifix. He has it briefly but Brilz escapes and is on top in half-guard. Nogueira sweeps him, though with 25 seconds left. That's it.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Nogueira (29-27 Brilz)

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Nogueira (29-28 Brilz)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Nogueira (29-28 Brilz)

Official decision: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira d. Jason Brilz (Decision/Split 29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Heavyweight bout

Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow

Round 1 — Duffee swinging for the fences early. Big uppercut lands. Russow is hurt bad. Still on his feet. Russow getting tagged repeatedly here. Russow shoots but can't get anywhere close. Hook lands for Duffee. He is eating many, many punches. Russow hanging in there, but he is getting mauled. Huge uppercut lands that stops Russow in his tracks. Wild hook misses for Duffee.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-8 Duffee

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Duffee

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Duffee

Round 2 — Uppercut lands for Duffee. Lands another as Russow comes inside. Russow not afraid to fire back here. He's staying in there. Jab lands for Duffee. Pace has slowed significantly here. Russow can't get anywhere near a takedown, as Duffee is much too fast. Crowd starting to boo as the fighters stop engaging. Duffee with a right hook. Round ends.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Duffee

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Duffee

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Duffee

Round 3 — Russow can't buy a takedown to save his life here. Out of nowhere, literally out of nowhere, in the middle of a dull fight, Russow knocks out Duffee with a shot little right hook to the jaw.

Official decision: Mike Russow d. Todd Duffee (KO/Punch) R3 2:35

Middleweight bout

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller

Round 1 — They go forehead-to-forehead in the staredown and a commissioner has to pull Bisping back. Left hook for Miller. Bisping takes a low blow but is OK. Nice right by Bisping. Uppercut for Miller. Hook for Miller lands. Neither man has looked to take it to the mat thusfar halfway through the round. Nice hook lands for Miller. Miller looking to counter. It looks like he got poked in the eye but he seems to be OK. Bisping over the top. Nice straight right by Bisping. Miller stops Bisping in his tracks with a left. Bisping throws more as the round ends.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Miller

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Miller

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Bisping

Round 2 — Leg kick connects for Miller. Another, as Bisping barely misses a straight. Nice two shots by Bisping that land flush, the best two shots of the fight thus far. Miller with a good punch/kick combo to answer a Bisping high kick. Miller with a Russow-esque takedown attempt. Bisping drills Miller with a right. Another nice shot by Bisping. Jab by Miller. Right lands by Bisping. Miller tries to go over the top but misses. Miller struggling.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Bisping

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Bisping

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Bisping

Round 3 — Miller gets tagged twice early but responds. They both land. Hook for Bisping. Bisping with a right but Miller comes back underneath. Miller gets a takedown with 2:45 remaining but Bisping almost immediately gets to his feet. Right for Bisping and Miller drives him against the cage. Bisping lands a shot going away off the cage. Both men landing as the round comes to an end.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Bisping (29-28 Bisping)

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Bisping (29-28 Bisping)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Bisping (30-27 Bisping)

Official decision: Michael Bisping d. Dan Miller (Decision/Unanimous) 30-27x2, 29-28

Light-heavyweight bout

Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans

Round 1 — Evans staggers Rampage in the first 20 seconds and send him flying across the Octagon. Evans against the cage working for a takedown. Clinched now. Knee out of the clinch by Rampage. Evans drops down for a double but can't get it. Evans still working and referee Herb Dean breaks them up. Evans wades in with punches, ducks Rampage's and shoots a big-time double into side control against the cage. Rampage gains half-guard. Rampage works his way back to the feet but Evans is leaning against him on the cage. One minute left. Rampage tries to escape but Evans pulls him back in. Broken up with 30 seconds left. Rampage starts swinging as the round comes to an end.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Evans

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Evans

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Evans

Round 2 — They trade and Evans bulls him against the cage. They break. In the centre of the Octagon. Evans comes in and pushes Rampage into the cage and punches his knees. They are broken up with 2:20 to go. Rampage dives in with a punch that Evans evades. Again. Evans in and out. Evans' speed giving Rampage problems. Uppercut lands for Evans and he pushes Jackson up against the cage with 45 seconds left. Evans goes for a takedown and ends up on Rampage's back. Rampage turns and the round ends.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Evans

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Evans

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Evans

Round 3 — Rampage drops Evans and is going to town. Evans hanging on. Herb Dean right on top of it. Evans in big trouble here. Half-guard for Rampage but he isn't completely capitalizing on this. Evans gets up. Rampage has a leg and Evans has a headlock. Evans is wobbly. They are standing. Halfway through the round. Evans starting to move as Rampage fails to press the action. Evans ducks a shot and gets a big takedown. Evans pressing Rampage against the fence and is landing shots. 70 seconds left here and Evans working from half-guard/side control. Rampage on his knees and works back to his feet with 44 seconds left. Evans still on him and takes him back down. Evans really working here. Rampage working back to his feet. Rashad pushing him against the cage. Evans backs off and throws him arms in the air in celebration.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Evans (30-27 Evans)

Neil Wagner scores the round 10-9 Evans (30-27 Evans)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Evans (30-27 Evans)

Official decision: Rashad Evans d. Quinton Jackson (Decision/Unanimous) 30-27x2, 29-28