UFC 118 Results: Couture Turns Toney's Lights Out, Edgar Destroys Penn
UFC 118 PAY-PER VIEW FIGHTS:
Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis
Diaz has the mean dog look as usual, as the bell sounds to start off round one of our first fight of the evening. Both guys come out aggressively, no feel-out process here. Diaz lands a few shots and starts his mean-guy gestures with the hands, taunting Davis. Davis rocks Diaz BAD with a combo of punches. Diaz goes down. He turtles up and Davis pounds away. Diaz somehow survives, gets back to his feet and holds his hands out-stretched, as if to say "what?" Diaz is back now, and actually sort of taking over the offense a bit here on the feet, mid-way through the round. Davis lands a good shot that semi-stuns Diaz briefly. Diaz is fine, and is answering back with punches, finishing with a hard low kick. Diaz pushes Davis into the cage and is possibly looking to take the fight to the ground. Davis avoids, gains some seperation, and grazes Diaz with a punch. Diaz exchanges with Davis a bit more before shooting in for a takedown. Diaz presses Davis against the cage and is trying to get him down to the ground. No luck, and we're in another exchange now. Wow, this exchange gets crazy! Diaz lands a few really good shots during this one, stunning Davis a bit on a few occasions. Round ends and we see a close-up of Davis' face, which is badly cut and swollen around the right eye. Diaz is shown, and he's scratched up a bit himself. Great fn round.
Both guys stand up and the round is about to begin. The doctor steps in and it looks like he might actually stop it. He ultimately doesn't, so cool cheap pop and the second round begins. Davis comes out and is fighting with a sense of more desperation, due to the condition and attention his eye is receiving. Diaz closes the distance on Davis and body-locks him against the cage. He roughs him up a little bit before the two seperate. Davis gets a good shot in, which generates an encouraging reaction from the fans in Boston. Diaz lands a sweet straight punch that jerks Davis' head back. Davis responds with a stiff low kick, which Joe Rogan approves of. Discussion on PPV commentary now about the condition of Davis' eye, which is indeed a complete mess right now. Back in the fight, Diaz shoots in low for a takedown on Davis. He can't get it at first, but as the final seconds tick away, they hit the ground. Diaz gets top position as the horn sounds to end the middle frame. This is a pretty good fight, as you'd expect.
Davis' eye is just a ridiculous mess as he begins the third and final round. Diaz gets his on-camera turn between rounds, and raises his hands defiantly to the crowd, which they respond negatively to. The final round begins and Davis, the little engine that could - or will at least die trying, is still game. Diaz doesn't mind, as he begins going to work on him. Diaz lands a few good shots. Davis tries counter-punching, but continues to come up short due to the height and reach disadvantage. Diaz is standing just out of range of Davis' shots, and picking and choosing his punches with his long reach. Both guys look a bit fatigued, but continue fighting on heart and pride anyways. Diaz lands a few shots before taking Davis down to the ground. Diaz slowly improves his position, and effortlessly secures a modified guillotine choke. Davis won't tap, but the choke gets tighter and tighter, and Davis ultimately turns a light shade of blue before passing unconscious. The fight is over, Diaz wins by submission.
Nate Diaz def. Marcus Davis via Submission (modified guillotine choke) at 4:02 of Round 3.