UFC 120 Rundown

UFC 120 took place on Saturday from London, England and even though it wasn't a strong card (in terms of knockouts and star fighters) it came across great for MMA fans and it had some great action throughout the night.


There were many great fights for UFC 120 and Claude Patrick, Mike Pyle, Carlos Condit, and Michael Bisping all were victorious in their respective fights.

Condit beat the local hometown fighter Dan Hardy who was a slight favorite in the fight and Condit ended it with a huge left hand in the dying seconds of round 1. Hardy is known for his great chin in previous fights but it was nonexistent with the power from Condit.

All the other fights went to a decision including Michael Bisping who has finally strung together 2 a fight win streak. His last win streak was back in 2008 where it topped out at 3. Bisping is looking for a title run after this win and Dana White might have something planned in the near future regarding his potential title shot.


Fight of the Night

The main event between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama was the Fight of the Night with both fighters picking up 60,000 dollars in bonus money for their accolades.

Knockout of the Night

The huge left handed that Carlos Condit laid into Dan Hardy was the only KO of the evening and it was a convincing one. Condit not only picked up the win but also received 60,000 dollars as well.

Submission of the Night

An undercard fight between Paul Sass and Mark Holst took place at UFC 120 and Paul Sass locked in the triangle choke with about 30 seconds in left round 1. He refused to quit on the submission attempt and picked up the win close to the end of round 1.

News and Notes

A controversial draw happened with Cheick Kongo and Travis Browne on the main card. Many fans were giving the fight to Browne yet the final result was a unanimous draw. The MMA judging continues to be scrutinized and many are calling for many new judges that have an MMA background instead of boxing.

The attendance for the event was 17,123 and the total gate was $2,560,000. The attendance was also said to be high at the UFC Convention that coincided with the PPV.

Many United States MMA fans expressed their displeasure with many MMA reporters and ESPN discussing results before it aired on tape delay on Spike TV. Spike could not air it live as it happened in London due to commercials and editing problems yet fans threw up their arms in displeasure when spoilers were given.  The next overseas card will probably be the same by the fans complaining about spoilers and unfortunately there is no foreseeable solution.  

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