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UFC 108 live results: Joe Lauzon vs. Stout

Posted on: January 2, 2010 10:54 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2010 11:18 pm

Joe Lauzon tries to avenge his family name after brother Dan lost via submission earlier tonight, as he fights Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout at lightweight. Stout claimed this week that the fight is so much more than a striker vs. grappler style clash. I guess we'll find out.

Round 1: Stout with a quick one-two combo and Lauzon immediately body locks him for a takedown. Stout is holding him in half guard. Lauzon with short elbows to the side of the face. Stout is cut open as Lauzon tries to roll into a kimura submission. Stout escapes and they're back on their feet. Stout's cut is above his left eye. Stout throws some fists but doesn't land much to speak of. Lauzon shoots in for a takedown. Stout uses the cage to fight his way back to his feet. Stout lands a knee to the ribs for good measure. Lauzon shoots again but ends up pulling guard. Stout throwing elbows from the top. Lauzon tries to work his hips higher on Stout's frame to work for a submission but Stout stands up. Lauzon follows, and Stout is now landing more strikes. Head kick by Stout is partially blocked. Stout times Lauzon on a punch and lands a nice right hand to the jaw. Stout with a leg kick and Lauzon counters with a right. Lauzon looks tired. He whiffs on a right hand. Spinning backfist by Stout, but Lauzon blocks it. The round ends, and it's real close. Stout looks the worse for wear thanks to that elbow, and he got taken down a few times, but he was clearly the better fighter at the end of the round. I'd score it 10-9 Stout.

Round 2: Stout throws off Lauzon on a takedown attempt. Stout keeps attacking the left side of Lauzon which is probably contributing to how tired Lauzon looks. Head kick by Stout connects as Lauzon is ducking in for a takedown attempt. Lauzon still completes the motion and Stout takes full guard. Lauzon tries, and fails, to hold Stout down. Left hook by Stout, followed by a leg kick. Lauzon catches Stout's leg on a kick attempt and tries to take him down, but can't. Lauzon with a straight right. He's moving forward on Stout despite getting the worst of the striking exchanges. Stout with a combo of fists and a leg kick, but Stout himself is starting to look tired. Stout with a fists combo that gets blocked, followed by a head kick. Lauzon shoots for a takedown and ends up pulling guard when Stout sprawls. Stout lets him up. Three-punch combo by Stout, only the last one connects. Two uppercuts by Stout. Lauzon uses the shot as a way to pull guard again, and the round ends. 10-9 Stout.

Round 3: Lauzon comes out with a takedown attempt. Stout stuffs it, and lands a combo on the separation. More body shots by Stout. Lauzon's throwing one punch at a time, and missing in most cases. Stout with a three-punch, leg-kick combo as Lauzon defends. Body kick by Stout. Lauzon is now telegraphing every takedown attempt by throwing a weak punch as a lead-in, and Stout sees it coming every time. Stout is still peppering Lauzon with combos, and while they don't have much on them anymore, Lauzon has no answer for it, other than to cover his head. Stout with punches to the ribs followed by a low kick, which Lauzon catches for a takedown. Lauzon moves to half guard, trying to pass. Lauzon gets full mount and then slaps on a guillotine choke, but Stout slips out of it and resumes pounding on Lauzon with fists. They're on their feet again with a minute left. Lauzon is exhausted, just covering up when Stout throws hands. Stout snaps Lauzon's head back with a big uppercut. Stout misses another spinning backfist attempt. Stout lands three good shots before the final buzzer. That's got to be a 30-27 win for Stout, and it's certainly the best I've ever seen him look. Great game plan, great execution.

Winner: Sam Stout defeats Joe Lauzon via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds.

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