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UFC 111
3/27/10 – Newark, NJ
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Main Event
St. Pierre W 5 (Unan) Hardy
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Inside the Numbers: the beat (and ground strikes beatdown) goes on for St. Pierre, who outlanded Hardy 130-22 in total strikes, with 118 of those landed strikes coming from the ground.  St. Pierre was nine for nine in the takedown department, had eight submission attempts and 16, yes 16 dominant positions.  The vaunted striker Hardy, given ONLY a puncher’s chance vs. St. Pierre, DID NOT LAND A SINGLE ARM STRIKE, after landing an average of 30 in his previous four UFC fights.  So, in his last seven fights, St. Pierre has outlanded opponents 953-348 in total strikes and 711 to 187 in ground strikes.  (75% of his landed strikes were from  the ground.)  He’s hit on 38 of his last 45 takedown attempts (84%).

Main Card

Carwin KO 1 Mir
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Inside the Numbers: Will Shane Carwin ever see a round two?  Carwin’s dirty boxing skills allowed him to land 20 arm strikes from the clinch.  Carwin also landed 25 knees and 21 ground strikes vs. Mir, who landed just three total strikes.  Carwin has been hit with just 28 total strikes in his four UFC fights.

Pellegrino W 2 (Sub) Camoes
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Inside the Numbers: Pellegrino dominated the fight outlanding Camoes 59-15 in total strikes. His grapling skills led to 8 dominant positions which eventually led to a rear-naked choke in round 2.

Miller W 3 (Unan) Bocek
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Inside the Numbers: Controversial decision as Miller wins by unanimous decision. Miller did out-strike Bocek 52-36 in total strikes but was taken down 4 times which led to 4 dominant positions for Bocek. Miller did have 3 submission attempts during the 3 round fight.

“Rush” was 11 for 11 in takedown attempts. Pretty much tells the tale in this one…

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Thanks to Bloody Elbow for the tip. Check out the striking breakdown and total performance rating for “St. Pierre vs. Hardy” after the jump.

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“I think [Carwin has an advantage in] stand up as far as he’s a hard hitter. He does punch hard, so if I stood in the pocket with him, it’s going to be a coin flip at that point. If I miss a shot and he lands it, it’s not gonna be a very nice night for me. At the same time he is still relatively new to the sport. He is a very explosive puncher, but very basic and very straight line. My last couple of fights, I’ve shown that I use a lot of angles, throw punches in different areas, and I keep myself out of harm by using footwork. On my feet, I feel comfortable as long as I fight intelligently and use the fact that I have a lot more experience and use the range to my advantage.”

On the eve of the highly anticipated UFC 111 co-main event, the interim heavyweight title fight between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin has been dissected and analyzed ten times over. But what’s one more quote from the man himself gonna hurt? In speaking with ESPN 101 in St. Louis (via Sports Radio Interviews), the former champ talked about what is widely considered to be Carwin’s main advantage in this bout, his power. But Frank also detailed why he still believes that he holds the edge in the stand up game overall. There’s no debating that Mir has more experience in the sport and that his striking is far more technical. But, will that be enough to get him by the heavy-handed brawler? Drop some knowledge, Maniacs.

Posted: March 25, 2010 in General News
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PROPS TO MMAMANIA.COM!

UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch will get a second chance to dazzle the New Jersey crowd this Saturday night at the Prudential Center as the UFC has re-booked him to face Ben Saunders on Saturday night (March 27) following Thiago Alves’ sudden withdrawal from the UFC 111 event due to a failed CAT Scan.

MMAmania.com confirmed the change in opponents with source close to one of the fight camps earlier today.

“Killa B” was already scheduled to appear on the “St. Pierre vs. Hardy” fight card opposite Jake Ellenberger, who now gets bumped in favor of Fitch.

“Pitbull” was not cleared to compete by the NJ State Athletic Commission after a pre-fight CAT Scan found an “irregularity” in his brain. While the decision was a difficult one, the commission will always err on the side of caution in the case of a fighter’s safety.

Alves is expected to see a specialist next week to obtain clearance for future fights.

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Fitch was initially instructed to maintain his current weight as UFC officials continued their search for a suitable replacement. The former collegiate wrestling standout had even offered to move up to Middleweight (185-pounds) if it increased the promotion’s chances of finding a suitable opponent.

However, due to the timing and strict licensing requirements in the “Garden State,” the UFC had opted to promote the lightweight scrap between Kurt Pellegrino and Fabricio Camoes to the main card of Saturday’s pay-per-view and proceed with a ten-bout card.

Now Saunders will get a step up in competition, as per his request, and keep Fitch on the main card in an intriguing match-up of styles. Ellenberger meanwhile is expected to receive full pay for the promotion’s decision not to use him.

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Spike TV will once again offer mixed martial arts fans a look at select preliminary bouts when it airs live under card action from the upcoming UFC 111: “St. Pierre vs. Hardy” pay-per-view on March 27 from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

UFC welterweight stars Matt Brown and Ricardo Almeida will bring their bout to the airwaves alongside the 155-pound scrap between Nate Diaz and Rory Markham.

Fans were treated to one hour of uninterrupted mixed martial arts competition a few weeks back when Melvin Guillard collided with Ronys Torres in a lightweight showdown and fellow 155-pounders Mac Danzig and Justin Buccholz got busy on the UFC 109: “Relentless” undercard on Feb. 6.

While the broadcast scored a series high 1.7 million viewers for a 1.2 household rating, the network was ahead of schedule for its 2010 allotment of Prelim specials and opted to pass on last Saturday night’s UFC 110: “Nogueira vs. Velasquez” event from Sydney.