UFC 91 “Lesnar vs. Couture” Results LIVE

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Updated: November 15, 2008

UFC 91 “Couture vs. Lesnar” – Saturday, November 15 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The Ultimate Fighting Championships has put together a historic fight between 3-time UFC champion Randy Couture and wrestling sensation Brock Lesnar for what is expected to be one of the best selling Pay-Per-View’s in UFC history.

CageToday.com will have live results of the undercard starting at 8pm EST with the pay-per-view to follow at 10pm EST.

LIVE UFC 91 Results after the jump.

MAIN CARD

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture
    Result: Brock Lesnar defeats Randy Couture by TKO (Strikes) at 3:07 of R2.
  • Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson
    Result: Kenny Florian defeats Joe Stevenson by Submission (Rear Raked Choke) at 4:03 of R1.
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Josh Hendricks
    Result: Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Josh Hendricks by TKO (Punch) at 1:01 of R1.
  • Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory
    Result: Dustin Hazelett defeats Tamdan McCrory by Submission (Armbar) at 3:59 of R1.
  • Demian Maia vs. Nate Quarry
    Result: Demian Maia defeats Nate Quarry by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:13 of R1.

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Jorge Gurgel Vs. Aaron Riley
    Result: Aaron Riley defeats Jorge Gurgel by Unanimous Decision
  • Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
    Result: Jeremy Stephens defeats Rafael dos Anjos by KO (Punches) at 0:39 of R3.
  • Mark Bocek vs. Alvin Robinson
    Result: Mark Bocek defeats Alvin Robinson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:16 of R3
  • Matt Brown vs. Ryan Thomas
    Result: Matt Brown defeats Ryan Thomas by Submission (Armbar) at 0:57 of R2.

UFC 91 Highlights

  • Couture and Lesnar guaranteed $250,000 to show, plus a percentage of PPV buys. If Lesnar wins, he’ll earn an extra $200,000 and if Couture wins, he’ll make an additional $250,000.
  • The UFC announces a sold out crowd for tonight’s event
  • Jeremy Stephens devastating right uppercut that dropped Rafael dos Anjos sets a high bar for knock out of the night bonus.
  • Dustin Hazelett’s strait armbar over Tamdan McCrory is in the running for the Submission of the Night bonus.
  • Aaron Riley and Jorge Gurgel win 60k each for “Fight of the Night”; Jeremy Stephens wins 60k for his head bobbling KO of Rafael dos Anjos, and Dustin Hazelett earns 60k for his strait armbar submission over the “The Barn Cat” Tamdan McCrory at UFC 91.

Watch the UFC 91 Videos here

82 Comments

  1. derek

    November 16, 2008 at 8:50 am

    last night, wrrestling was pretty much equal. randy, however, could not get any control whatsoever in his trademark clinch. brock was just preventing all of it brilliantly. going to the ground, i think lesnar's size was too much for randy. randy got up once or twice, but lesnar on top of you is like having a VW beetle on top. striking wise, i don't think randy was aggressive in his past 2 fights. i don't know if it's ring rust or if he was having problems getting past lesnars guard. one thing is for sure is that lesnar has no head movement. so if he ever met a serious power striker (i.e. carwin), his chin would be tested over and over again. i still think nog can beat lesnar. nog can never ever been KOed. his only losses were to fedor, and the other two were close split decisions. however, i think mir has a chance of beating nog. mir can pull off sick submissions and it will be his only way to beat nog's "basic" BJJ. nonetheless, in a rematch with lesnar, lesnar would beat mir. lesnar would not make the same mistake twice going to the ground with mir.

  2. zalbag

    November 16, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Ok some of those guys are not the best examples(shaq, Ray Lewis). The point is I too would rather have a classic mma guy be the HW champ. Brock Lesnar though is good for the sport He single handedly could bring MMA a few steps closer to mainstream sports material. Besides its not like he now will be the champ forever there is always someone bigger, stronger, smarter, better. He will lose his belt again one day too.

    -Tim now your gonna start talking about his next fight which i will root against him for but. Even still I think he might beat NOG. more likely though Nog will take a huge beating for Four rounds until he catches Lesnar someway somehow but Nog has fought guys like Carwin and Barnett so he has handled that level of size and athleticism.

  3. Nate Fury

    November 16, 2008 at 10:47 am

    No big upsets tonight. Also, Brock Lesnar puts the heavyweight division on notice, after dominating Randy Couture. Kenny Florian proves to be a worthy challenger for BJ Penn. Jorge Gurgel loses again! How many chances is this cat going to get? Demian Maia shows he is a top contender in the middleweight division. Solid card, but mostly all short fights.

  4. Cyryus

    November 16, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I don't really think Brock is good for the sport. What's funny is Dana White has been one of the biggest haters of Kimbo Slice, claiming Slice was a nobody, a back street brawler who has wins over nobody's. But yet in the same breath what has he done with his company? Crowned the peak title with an unproven cash cow. Who has Brock Lesnar defeated? His only claim to fame at this point is Randy, and again, everyone gets caught. Dana is following EliteXC's issues by shoving an unproven heavyweight down our throats as the greatest fighter to ever pick up the gloves and blah blah blah. I'll bet anyone here that if he hasn't already made the claims, that soon we will hear about how Brock would murder Fedor and so on. Dana would have us believe that Brock didn't really tap out to Mir if it would convince us all that the UFC doesn't need Fedor.

  5. dane drebin

    November 16, 2008 at 11:19 am

    zalbag when exactly did nog fight carwin???

  6. dane drebin

    November 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

    if you want to be the champ you have to be the champ so yes lesnar IS the man to beat

  7. dane drebin

    November 16, 2008 at 11:24 am

    beat the champ* ahha

  8. zalbag

    November 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    dane he fought carwin never i totally messed that one up my bad I don't have any excuse why I said that he did I just totally messed that one up.

  9. TIM

    November 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Cyrus…First off you are obviously have no knowledge whatsoever in MMA…to say that Lesnar is not worthy of being Champ of being in MMA is down right stupid and also to consider Kimbo in the same sentance as him is ridiculous…Lesnar is not just someone who was big and powerfull who thougth they could make it in MMA..the man has an exceptional athletic background in Wrestling which if you know is the basics in MMA and the foundation of this sport…on top of this lesnar is just athleticly gifted…he is Huge, muscular, extremely powerfull and very fast for a man that is 280…No seriouslly give the man some credit wether you like him or not there hasnt been anyone else and probably will never be that can come into MMA with only 2 years of MMA training and be able to dominate top level fighters hell even have the balls to fight them with such limited training he has had…the man is only 31 with 4 fights and 2 years of training under his belt and now he is the UFC champ…there are two ways to look at that one being he doesnt deserve it well he just proved he did and two this man is fucking scarry just imagine in another 2 years how bad ass and how sick of a fighter this man could turn out to be…imagine lesnar now with added skills and the sick part is the more and more he fights he will only become more and more comfortable and be better every single time he fights…the man is taking this shit seriously and you can not deny that he earned his title as champ wether you agree with him getting a title shot so early or not even though Randy had his first chance at the title in only his 4th fight as well so whatever your calling lesnar your basically doing the same thing to Randy. Sure the road ahead is only tougher and i am very intrigued to see how Lesnar fares against fighters such as NOG and Mirr and Carwin but to think that this man is only going to get better and will be fighting guys with over 15 years of MMA training is great…honestly in my opinion he has now raised the bar and the scarry part is this man will only get better…i was very impressed with his fight he did everything he needed to do and NO he didnt just catch Randy off guard or got a lucky punch…he beat Randy fair and square he dominated Randy in the clinch and he threw an elbow that rocked randy and then threw a puch that sent him crumbling to the ground..this man is for real and will pose a problem for any fighter and i just cant wait to see his progression within this sport and to say he will not lose would be stupid…lesnar will lose its just bound to happen when though? who knows that but he has extablished himself as a legitimate MMA fighter and wether you like it or not he is the UFC champ and he is here to stay…Dane drebin you are right on…to be the champ you must beat the champ…and Randy brought in Carwin to train him for the lesnar fight maybe thats where the confusion lies Zalbag. Carwin is the same wieght as lesnar but if you see them in person or in pictures fuck lesnar just looks so much bigger…that would be a great match two yound wrestlers with great power and speed…Now that lesnar has got passed the BS now we can truly respect him from here on out Win or Lose…i just cant wait for the next fight…

  10. TIM

    November 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Oh and someone mentioned baby shots that lesnar threw?…seriously if you think those were baby strikes why dont you ask Randy what he thinks of Lesnar's baby strikes…he would probably laugh in your face..those werent baby shots..if you paid attention they were about 30 hammer fists and elbows flying down on Randy at tremoundous speed it may have looked weak but i assure you this i wouldnt want to get hit by those shots or baby shots as you put it and i am sure you wouldnt either….The man has alot to learn and i just happy to watch his career develop wether he wins or loses i will be a fan of lesnar and am excited to see how he develops overall as a fighter in the upcoming years…in 2 more years this man will be great..

  11. TIM

    November 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Couture’s loss is a changing of the guard

    By Dave Meltzer, Yahoo! Sports

    Nov 16, 4:12 am EST

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    LAS VEGAS – There was little fanfare about a milestone on Thursday. It was the 15th anniversary of the birth of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    There was a major lesson about fighting learned on that 1993 night: Size doesn’t matter. Royce Gracie, at 175 pounds, beat one larger man after another en route to a tournament championship, showing technique and fighting knowledge beats massive size and strength.

    Fast forward to Saturday night, on what was the biggest heavyweight fight in the history of the company, we learned another lesson about fighting: No lesson is absolute. And size can matter.

    Randy Couture had a world of knowledge, technique and experience on his side going into his UFC heavyweight title defense at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. But at some point, if the big guy gets the technical ability and fighting knowledge, eventually the power can’t be denied.

    Brock Lesnar, going into the cage with about a 57-pound weight advantage and NCAA championship pedigree, simply hit too hard. He connected with hard punches, even as Couture had stayed competitive in battle that combined both wrestling and punching.

    It was a right during the second round that put Couture down, and Lesnar dropped punch after punch on Couture, until finally referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the match in the second round, giving Lesnar the title in his fourth pro fight.

    “I don’t remember the punch [that knocked Couture down],” Lesnar said. “The only thing I remember is I hit him about 40 times [on the ground]. I was wondering when the ref would stop it, and wondering if he’d [Couture] do Superman and get up.”

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    Even with the experience difference, many expected Lesnar to beat the 45-year-old five-time world champion, who fell to 16-9.

    At the same time, the crowd appeared stunned, and recognized it as a historic moment in the sport. It was a passing of the torch from the great wrestler who had defied age, to the young, much larger wrestler who defied lack of experience through world-class physical gifts.

    “Being inexperienced, if that’s the right world, but it’s getting in the gym and learning something new every day,” said Lesnar, whose life has taken many twists and turns since his 2000 NCAA title.

    At the time, he was burned out on amateur wrestling. After six years of becoming a celebrity as a pro wrestler, a curiosity piece in attempting to become an NFL football player, he returned to a life of isolation training, similar to his collegiate training.

    Now as champion, Lesnar has become something the UFC has never had. He’s a true athletic heavyweight, coming into the cage at roughly 277 pounds, but after the match, admitted what many had seen in the days leading to the fight.

    “I was about to fight Randy Couture for the heavyweight championship, and I was nervous,” he said. “But once the match started, I felt comfortable.”

    He got nervous a second time, after getting clipped in the right eye with a punch early in the second round, and blood started flowing.

    “It made me a little nervous and it pissed me off. I wanted to get first blood. Something in my head said, ‘We’ve got to pick this up.’ ”

    Soon thereafter, Lesnar put Couture down in the exchange that ended the fight.

    Lesnar won the first round, scoring takedowns, but the crowd exploded every time Couture would get back to his feet. Considering the massive size difference, Couture, a former Olympic alternate in wrestling, hung well with Lesnar. Even though Couture was listed at 6-2 and Lesnar at 6-3, Lesnar appeared to have four inches, and substantial reach, with what Couture joked were “Inspector Gadget arms.”

    Lesnar is not just an athletic heavyweight champion, he’s a meal ticket.

    The new champ is the guy people buy tickets to see if someone can beat him. Unlike 6-foot-8 former champ Tim Sylvia, a Goliath who was booed, but never drew, Lesnar has become the company’s top drawing card, all the while being booed like the pro wrestling villain headliner he was five years back.

    Lesnar came into the fight with numerous question marks, and answered most. His stamina wasn’t tested, although at no point did he appear tired. But he was hit with solid punches by Couture, and was never rocked. When he was cut, he didn’t fold.

    He made it clear if he had his druthers his next fight would be with Frank Mir, who submitted him in 90 seconds in his UFC debut on Feb. 2. But Mir would have to get past another legend of the sport, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, to get the match.

    Nogueira would be favored against Mir, and that fight, whether against Mir or Nogueira, would be yet another test for Lesnar, as to whether he’s learned enough to defeat a true submission expert.

    Couture wouldn’t commit yet to what he would do next, but the word “retirement” never came out of his mouth. He considered moving back to light heavyweight, where he wouldn’t face such a size disadvantage, just as he did five years ago when he was thought to be washed up, and it ended up leading to his most successful years as a fighter.

    “I’m still improving as a fighter,” Couture said, giving the impression he was looking to fight again.

    There was at least talk about perhaps Couture vs. Chuck Liddell IV, given it will have been three years since their last meeting, with the possibility of doing the match in Germany.

    A contingent of German press came for the show, as UFC is planning to debut there next year. Couture, who speaks German from his days in the Army, would be the natural to headline. The negative is that pay-per-view events from Europe usually do less business than those that come from the U.S., as Liddell and Couture are still two of the company’s biggest draws.

  12. Ryan S

    November 16, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I think he is here to stay. He has proven himself. MMA is exactly what it is, MIXED martial arts. Brock's specialty is wrestling, but it is a martial art. I do think it is intelligent to say that he does not belong. BUT, those hammer shots were kind of stupid. He could have taken harder swings and still had the same outcome. In fact, it wasn't even the hammer shots that ended the fights, it was the really small elbows.

  13. T.R.

    November 16, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I was proud of randy. He put up a great fight. I actually thought that randy was winning in the 2nd rounds until he got caught. But I was also very impressed by lesnar. He kept his cool and now he is the champ.

    Kenflo needs to be careful calling out Bj. Kenny is good but he is no-where near the caliber of Bj.

    I'm sick of hearing about Fedor. I know he is a great fighter but in my opinion and it is just an opinion – If you want to be considered the best then you need to fight in the best organization. Until he fights in the ufc then who cares about Fedor!!!

  14. steve

    November 16, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Well fedor ha beat all the best fighters in the UFC so he really doesnt need to go there but I see what ur saying. Kenflo i dont have much to say about him besides he keeps fighting and beating people that are overrated. Huerta first and now Joe Daddy. I just hope they dont build up BJ vs KenFlo like they did Sherk vs Penn. We all knew what was gonna happen and it wasnt worth being a main event fight. Neither will KenFlo and BJ. Ryan S. I completly disagree when u say the hammerfists were kind of stupid. Randy was going to recover pretty quick but if u go back and watch brock comes down with a perfect hammerfist that stopped randy from recovering and gave lesnar time to get to side control and start really smacking him in his mouth. I dont think the elbows did more damage either. Randy was just overwhlemed. When u take that many shots no matter hammerfist or elbow from a guy as big as Lesanr ur gonna be fucked.

  15. steve

    November 16, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I give big props to randy though he did great in the clinch and was doing good in the stand up until… but he looked as good as any 45 yr old I have ever seen fight LOL.

  16. dane drebin

    November 16, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    LOL at you saying sherk vs penn was not worthy of being a main event

    sherk never lost his title and penn had been beaten by pulver and lesser fighters. anything can happen in mma and if bisping vs leben could be a mainevent sherk vs penn was more than worthy.

    ha steve u act like sherk is some push over or something he had only lost to hughes and george both former champs in a weight class above the one he's in. he had never lost at 155.

    if not him than who should have been the number one contender?

    seriously man sometimes u blow my mind

  17. steve

    November 16, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Dane guess what Leben vs Bisping was free on spike and if it wasnt for such a stacked card for the penn vs sherk then that ppv would have not done so well. So laugh at u for comparing a free main event fight to a ppv main event. It wa free for a reason. And if u thought that Sherk vs Penn was worthy of a main event fight u dont know much about sherks ability and obviously think a lil too high of his abilities. BJ whipped him like everyone thought was gonna happen except for the people that havent watched the 2 in the past. BJ is on another lvl just like how GSP beat the hell out of sherk. Also he dropped weight b/c he couldnt dominate the best fighters in the division. Obviously anything could happen lol but that dont mean u make the main event something that isnt gonna be a close fight.

  18. steve

    November 16, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Just b/c its a title fight doesnt mean it should be the main event. The 155 division just dont have the big names to have main event status. Thats why BJ was fighting at 170 and for the same reason they had him drop and takeover the 155 lb. div.

  19. Jake

    November 17, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Hey TIM how about just posting a link to the article? Thanks.

  20. mano

    November 17, 2008 at 1:29 am

    It was a good fight but still no love for Lesanr. I'v always hated the fact that Lesanr has no respect for antone in the UFC or anyone involved with MMA.

    Lesnar thinks he is just GOD's gift to MMA, NOT you fucken loser!

    Someone will soon kick your FUCKEN head off and end your world in UFC of any sport for good.

    Fuck you Brock the cock

  21. K8e

    November 17, 2008 at 1:32 am

    I HATE YOU BROCK GO FUCK YOURSELF BITCH.

  22. Raiden

    November 17, 2008 at 2:00 am

    You know what I would like to see Mr. White

    is a fight card Brock vs Kimbo.

    I think Kimbo would punch the fuck out of Lesnar.

  23. Tim

    November 17, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Okay now this is turing into a personal issue..Brock has the upmost respect for tthis Sport and to say that because he is cocky with his overall gisfts that GOD gave him is purely stupidity on your part. Confidence is everything in MMA. You are all just upset because someone with less that 2years of MMA training has come in and dominated everyone he has faced even that loss to MIR he dominated it. Say all the bad things you want about Lesnar but it stilll wont change the fact that he is champ and he is in MMA to stay and he deserves to be here as he has proved it sure he has alot to work on as any yound fighter just starting out would need but shit the man has only 2years of training and has accomplished this much already…come on imagine what he will be like in another 2 years plus….Oh and Randy never was Controlling the clinch if you knew anything about wrestling or the clinch or hell even watched the fight you would know this. Randy put up a valiant effort but Lesnar was just to much for him to handle.

  24. T.R.

    November 17, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Lesnar would kill kimbo, literally. I mean kimbo would be dead as in not alive anymore. There would have to be a funeral for kimbo.

    Lesnar came into the ufc and dana white DID NOT try to protect him as a cash cow. He did not fight hand picked losers like kimbo. Mir, Herring, and then randy. Lesnar got thrown into the fire right away AND he has proved himself.

    Kimbo got koed in 14 seconds by a ufc washout.

  25. Tim

    November 17, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Exactly T.R.

  26. roy

    November 17, 2008 at 4:32 am

    i don't know i thought randy was winning the fight till that punch, if randy didn't get caught i think he would have won it and brock showed he has improved but still has a alot of wholes in his game but with that power he can overcome them as well, its like when chuck was on top he was never the best striker but he could take 5 of yours and it only took one of his to put you down, i agree with who ever said it wasn't a clean punch but it din't matter where he hit him a punch like that to any part of the head could knock some one out.

  27. Tim

    November 17, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Shit just imagine if it were a clean punch? we may be seeing Randy in the hostipal in a comma or something LOL. I think Brock was winning the fight in round 1 he had full control in the clinch and even took randy down a few times but shit give Randy his credit he put up a valiant effort but he was no where near winning that fight in my opinion and also the judges as they gave the round to lesnar 10-9. Why is it that when someone proves them wrong as in Lesnar they always will find something else to bitch at or try and disgrace him…just shut the f up and give the man his props of course he is yond but what other fighter with only 2 years of mma training could come in and dominate and compete at the top level talent in MMA? Sure he needs to develop his game but remember the man hasnt had much training but give him another 2 plus years and 5 more fights and this man will be GREAT sure he will lose but thats just apart of the sport.

  28. Cyryus

    November 17, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Where you're wrong on MMA is that you don't have to "beat the man to be the man" in MMA. Anyone can come in, and has what's called a "puncher's chance" and win. Fuck, I could call out Brock right now and you know what, if I hit him right, I'd win too. And then am I really "the man"? Fuck no, I'm nothing. Being "the man" in MMA is being able to maintain, and until Brock has been in this game and beaten high caliber fighters for an entire career, then he's the man. And all this talk about "he's here to stay". Where the hell do any of you get that from? The guy has about 30 minutes of actual fight time in his 4 total fights. Don't tell me he's here to stay. Come back when he's fought a real war, and actually had his face smashed in. That kind of beating changes a person. Getting knocked out, changes a person. And all the talk about how he is only going to improve. Sure, I'm sure he will. But let's all not forget that he is only 1 year younger than Fedor, so before you all go passing the MMA title off to a guy with 30 minutes of fight time and only 2 credible wins to his name, don't forget the guy who still is "the man".

  29. Andre

    November 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

    What a great fight , Lesnar has improved his ground game , in the first round he reversed a mount in which randy nearly had him in trouble , My hats off to Lesnar good win.

  30. TIM

    November 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

  31. JJ

    November 26, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Can't argue the fact that Lesnar is a beast. He's a big boy, extremely muscular. However, he's way over hyped and overrated. I have a problem for a guy to go 2-1 and fight for the title. That's crap. You can't prove to me that you deserve a title shot when you fought three matches. How many MMA fighters, heck even boxing, do you see fighting for the title so sonn in their career. Now, if Brock had some more fights, and had a lot more experience, then he would be legit. The fight with Randy Couture was very boring by the way. Once again, UFC over-hyped another "super fight".

  32. fedor24

    November 26, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Everybody relax. I am skeptical of Lesnar as well but he keeps winning against some of the best competition the UFC has to offer. We will find out how good Lesnar is when he fights Nog. Nog should be able to outstrike him and throw a lot of subs at him for 5 rds. I believe this will answer many questions about Brock. If Nog's chin is still

    as solid as in the past this will be Brock's toughest test to date. Even if he loses he will get better and become a more complete fighter. I am no fan of Brock but I can't honestly say he doesn't belong among the top hvyts either.

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