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Schaub levels Tuchscherer, Romero taps Petruzelli during UFC 116 prelims

Brendan Schaub notched his second consecutive official win in the UFC with a one-sided beatdown of Brock Lesnar training partner Chris Tuchscherer during the UFC 116 prelims this evening from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tuchscherer wasn’t able to get anything going for the minute that the bout lasted, as Schaub delivered a crushing right hand to the temple that sent the former Division II All-American wrestler to the canvas and on his way to the second loss in three UFC outings.

The original Kimbo-slayer Seth Petruzelli was served up a submission defeat in his return to the Octagon at the hands of UFC newcomer Ricardo Romero. Petruzelli had the former Ring of Combat Champion in a lot of trouble during the first round thanks to a series of vicious strikes that left Romero on queer street until the New Jersey native took over in the second round, controlling “The Silverback” from the top position and finishing the fight with a nasty straight armbar.

Making an early bid for the coveted “Knockout of the Night” bonus was Gerald Harris who battled David Branch tooth in the middleweight division for the bulk of two and a half rounds before slamming his opponent to the canvas violently for the knockout stoppage when Branch attempted to jump into guard. Harris (15-2) improved his UFC record to 3-0 with the impressive win.

A full list of results from the UFC 116 preliminary action are listed below:

Brendan Schaub def. Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:07

Ricardo Romero def. Seth Petruzelli via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:05

Kendall Grove def. Goran Reljic via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Gerald Harris def. David Branch via knockout (slam) – Round 3, 2:35

Daniel Roberts def. Forrest Petz via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Jon Madsen def. Karlos Vemola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Dufresne says:

    I’m going KO of the night to Harris. Schaub had an impressive one as well, but how often do you see a KO via slam?

    Sub of the night should probably go to Lytle. Even though Leben’s was far more dramatic, Lytel’s was more technical. Although I guess you could make an argument for Lesnar’s sub since it was for a title and completely unexpected.

    Fight of the Night is a no brainer. Leben v Akiyama 100%.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    good to see Petro-celery lose. that guy that beat him is awful though.

    i dont think i’ve ever picked a Grove fight correctly. hate that guy.

  • Rich S. says:

    “i dont think i’ve ever picked a Grove fight correctly. hate that guy.”

    Hahaha, every time I pick him to win he loses and every time I pick him to lose he wins..

  • Lord Faust says:

    I guess I’m not the only one who can’t pick a Grove fight properly. lol.

  • Rece Rock says:

    A different Kendall Grove comes to fight everytime…

    I thought Seth P. did a good job but just left it all out there in the first… hey if your going to blow your wad then you gotta finish the fight.

    Happy for Brendan Schaub he seems like a good dude and I think he’ll continue to evolve into a better fighter each time out.

    I didn’t see Gerald Harris get that slam until the next day after reading about it… awesome don’t get to see that to often.


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