Rodrigo Minotauro and Wanderlei Silva are knocked out at UFC-92

Frank mir applies low kick to Minotauro

UFC-92 recently ended in Las Vegas, United States, and the most anticipated UFC event of the year was not good for Brazilians. Wanderlei Silva e Rodrigo Minotauro ended up being knocked out by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Frank mir, respectively. In the main fight of the night, Rashad evans, maintained his unbeaten record and took the light heavyweight belt from Forrest griffin by technical knockout in the third round.

Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton jackson

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First Brazilian to enter the octagon, Wanderlei Silva had a good start to the fight against Rampage, applying good sequences of kicks and punches and defending takedown attempts, but with an oversight at the end of the first round, Quinton jackson he surprised the Brazilian with a left cross, which took the Brazilian to the canvas.

Rodrigo Minotauro vs. Frank mir

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Defending the interim UFC heavyweight belt, Rodrigo “Minotauro”, ended up surprised by the efficient boxing of Frank mir, taking two knockdowns in the first round. At the beginning of the second round, the Brazilian tried to shorten the distance to take the fight to the ground, but after two good punches from the American, Minotauro went to the canvas once again, Mir went for ground and pound until the fight was stopped by the judge, leading the Brazilian to suffer the first technical knockout of his 37-fight career.

Forrest griffin vs. Rashad evans

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In the main fight of the night, the current light heavyweight champion, Forrest griffin, dominated the first two rounds, taking advantage of his better reach, he punished Evans with good combinations of punches and kicks, but in the third round, Rashad's efficient ground and pound punished Forrest harshly, forcing the judge to stop the fight, maintaining the winner's invincibility of the second edition of The Ultimate Fighter with 17 wins and 1 draw, and winning the UFC light heavyweight belt. Check out the other results

main card:
- Rashad evans derrotou Forrest griffin by technical knockout at 2min46s of R3;
- Frank mir defeated Rodrigo “Minotauro” by technical knockout at 1min54s of R2;
– C.B. Dollaway defeated Mike massenzio by technical knockout at 3min01s of R1;
– Quinton “Rampage” Jackson knocked out Wanderlei Silva 3min21s from R1;
– Cheick Kongo defeated Mustafa Al-Turk by technical knockout at 4min37s of R1;

Preliminary card:
- Yushin Okami defeated Dean Lister by unanimous decision;
– Antoni Hardonk defeated Mike Wessel by technical knockout at 2min09s of R2;
– Matt Hamill defeated Reese Andy by technical knockout at 2min19s of R2;
– Brad Blackburn defeated Ryo Chonan by unanimous decision;
– Dan Evensen defeated Pat Barry by technical knockout at 2min36s of R1.

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