Monday, February 09, 2009

UFC Fight Night 17 round by round updates, official results and winners

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ANTHONY JOHNSON VS. Luigi Fioravanti

Round 1 - Fioravanti swings first and misses wildly. After a lull in the action, Johnson lands a solid leg kick. After another lull, Johnson lands another. Both fighters look tentative in the earlty going. Johnson connects on a body kick and another leg kick, and Fioravanti gets through an overhand left. Johnson lands a nice leg kick and follows with a stiff jab. Johnson gets another leg kick. Fioravanti shoots for a single-leg takedown, but Johnson sprawls out of it. Fioravanti keeps him pinned against the fence and then tags Johnson with an accidental knee to the groin. The fight is stopped so Johnson can regain his composure. After a touch of gloves, we're back underway. Again, the both fighters try to fight from a distance, but both connect on a quick exchange. Back to the center of the cage, Johnson drops Fioravanti to a knee with a quick right. Fioravanti gets back to his feet, but he's wobbly, and Johnson goes in for the kill. A battering of knees, punches and kicks have Fioravanti on the run, and he then drops to the mat. Johnson unloads a quick barrage of punches until the referee is forced to halt the bout. Anthony Johnson def. Luigi Fioravanti via TKO (strikes) -- Round 1, 4:39.

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