Gomi's UFC showdown a letdown

BY foxsports • April 1, 2010

By Nate Lawson, Inside Fights

Kenny Florian spoiled Takanori Gomi’s long-awaited UFC debut with a dominant performance in their UFC Fight Night main event.

Gomi was behind from the opening bell, unable to counter Florian’s long lead jab in either of the first two rounds. After dominating the upright exchanges, Florian applied a rear naked choke.

Gomi’s tapout gave Florian his second consecutive win after a loss to B.J. Penn at UFC 107.

Another “Ultimate Fighter” graduate, Roy Nelson, made short work of heavyweight giant, Stefan Struve.

At 6 feet 11, Struve had height and reach, but little else over the big-bellied Nelson, who needed just 38 seconds to win the fight. “Big Country” joins the growing list of heavyweight contenders.

The middleweights saw another one-sided bout, with Jorge Rivera dominating Nate Quarry. Quarry was dropped twice in the first round and again in the second before the fight was stopped.

Ross Pearson, another “The Ultimate Fighter” alum, went the distance against Dennis Siver, but was awarded a unanimous points victory.


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