• Back in 2008, declaring that Ryan Bader would beat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira would've gotten you laughed out of the room. Bader, was a one-dimensional wrestler, when he swept to a victory out of what turned out to be a weak field of light heavyweights on Season 8 of "The Ultimate Fighter." Just two years later, his striking has improved vastly and so has his stamina and submission defense. That evolving package was more than enough to help Bader take a unanimous decision, 30-27 on all cards, from Nogueira in the co-main event at UFC 119.

    Nogueira (19-4, 2-1 UFC) is a well-rounded veteran

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  • Crowd favorite and Indy firefighter Lytle wins at UFC 119

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chris Lytle said all week that he wanted to put on a show for the fans in his hometown of Indianapolis. He delivered, winning a decision over Matt Serra at UFC 119, 30-27 on all three judges' cards.

    With the crowd chanting "Lytle," the two started out at the fight at a furious pace, with both fighters throwing bombs to start the fight. Lytle appeared to win the early exchanges, and just grew stronger headed into the second.

    Serra began to slow in the second round, which Lytle took advantage of. Lytle wobbled Serra on a few occasions, using his uppercut to do damage. This

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  • It was a big step up the UFC lightweight ladder for Evan Dunham. He slipped off a few rungs along the way but it looked like he'd done enough to pass Sean Sherk with a big win. But the two of the three judges didn't see it that way. Dunham closed the final two minutes of the fight in very strong fashion. The crowd was amped and ready to cheer a Dunham win but Sherk was given a split decision victory, 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28, at UFC 119 in Indianapolis.

    Sherk (34-4-1, 8-4 UFC) went back to his bread and butter wrestling game. He worked for takedowns throughout the first and second round. He

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  • Guillard starts off UFC 119 main card with split decision win

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Melvin Guillard won a split decision over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 119, 29-28, 28-29 and 30-27. This is Guillard's third win in a row

    Stephens started the round by knocking down Guillard, but the tide quickly changed. With strong movement and powerful punches, Guillard ruled the first round. He got the better of each exchange with Stephens, and even showboated a bit when avoiding strikes.

    In the second round, Stephens attacked with more leg kicks, while Guillard focused his attack on Stephens' body. The round was interrupted twice as both fighters received unintentional shots

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  • Joe Doerksen knows submissions so C.B. Dollaway was going to be cautious in his UFC 119 fight on Spike. But Dolloway isn't half bad with his sub game either. Doerksen got a little sloppy during some action along the cage and left his head exposed. Dollaway latched on an arm-in choke and dropped to his back. But it wasn't over just yet. Dollaway showed patience and eventually let the arm go and locked on a guilltoine choke that Doerksen couldn't survive. Dollaway got his sixth UFC win at 2:13 of the first round.

    "I can't believe I even got that," said Dollaway, who was all smiles with UFC

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  • Hometown boy Mitrione wins exciting decision at UFC 119

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Mitrione won an exciting and aggressive decision over Joey Beltran, 29-28 on all three judges cards, in front of his hometown crowd.

    With the crowd chanting "Matt" and "Meathead," Mitrione and Beltran had several furious exchanges. Beltran managed to get Mitrione to the ground in the first round and control him throughout. Mitrione tried for submission attempts but was nowhere near successful.

    Mitrione landed a head kick to start the second round and a flurry of punches, but Beltran again went to the clinch. Beltran used the clinch to get out of big striking exchanges

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  • Tavares wins quickly, Lowe wins decision at UFC 119

    INDIANA -- Thiago Tavares made a statement in the UFC's lightweight division with a fast submission of Pat Audinwood at UFC 119.

    Tavares controlled the whole bout, slamming Audinwood down to the ground. As they stood back up, Tavares locked Audinwood in a standing guillotine, causing Audinwood to tap at 3:47.

    Lowe wrestles way to decision

    Waylon Lowe won a bloody decision over Steve Lopez, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

    Lowe's wrestling was impressive in the first round, as he managed to control Lopez throughout the round. He sealed the round with a takedown in the final seconds.

    Near the end of the

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  • UFC 119: The Rock is in the building

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Dwayne Johnson -- also known as "The Rock" -- enjoyed the fights at UFC 119 from cageside. He showed up early to see the preliminary fights, and stopped in to chat with UFC commentator Mike Goldberg. He took time out from filming a movie with Vin Diesel to see the bouts.

  • McCorkle, Grant start UFC 119 with wins

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Sean McCorkle started off UFC 119 at the Conseco Fieldhouse with a bang, submitting Mark Hunt in an armbar in just 1:03.

    Hunt got the first takedown but McCorkle got him in a quick armbar, stretching him out to end the fight. The already raucous crowd stood and cheered for their hometown fighter.

    “If I get submission of the night, that would be awesome too," McCorkle said after the fight. "I never fought in front of more than 1,500 people so this was amazing, especially fighting in front of your home crowd.”

    Grant wins grappling-filled decision

    T.J. Grant won the welterweight

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  • UFC 119 shapes up to be a good one tonight. The card isn't filled with superstars but it appears to possess some nice matchmaking by Joe Silva. It'll have to deliver on a high level to match last night's MMA event in Japan. DREAM 16 had plenty of pomp and circumstance and some nasty finishes.

    The card was highlighted by Jason Miller's easy win over Kazushi Sakuraba. The 41-year-old legend was overmatched from the get-go. Overpowered early in the striking game, Sakuraba (26-14-2) ended up on the mat when he attempted a takedown (5:12 mark). Sakuraba posed a short threat trying to work a

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