UFC 53

Results \ Play by Play

 

June 4, 2005

Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

 

The UFC announced that the current middleweight King of Pancrase Nathan Marquardt will face Ivan

Salaverry on their August 6th Spike TV cablecast - "Ultimate Fight Night."  Also, at UFC 54 on August

20th, Chuck Liddell will face Jeremy Horn and Randy Couture will face Mike Van Arsdale in the main

events.

 

(Fights 1 through 3 may not be in fight order)

Fight 1 - Middleweight Bout

Nate Quarry wins by TKO at 2:37 of the first round over Shonie Carter

 

Fight 2 - Middleweight Bout

David Loiseau wins by TKO (spinning back kick\knee) at 2:10 of the second round over Charles McCarthy

 

Fight 3 - Welterweight Bout

Nick Diaz wins by TKO (strikes) at 1:24 of the first round over Koji Oishi

 

Fight 4 - Heavyweight Bout

Paul Buentello wins by submission (guillotine\exhaustion) at 4:00 of the first round over Kevin Jordan

 

Fight 5 - Light Heavyweight Bout

Forrest Griffin wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:18 of the first round over Bill Mahood

 

Fight 6 - Middleweight Championship Bout (5 Rds)

Rich Franklin wins by TKO (Doc stoppage due to cut) at 3:25 of the fourth round over Evan Tanner -

Franklin wins title form Tanner

 

Fight 7 - Welterweight Bout

Karo Parisyan wins a three round unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Matt Serra

 

Fight 8 - Interim Heavyweight Championship (5 Rds)

Andrei Arlovski wins by TKO (injury to right knee) at 4:10 of the first round over Justin Eilers

 

 

_________________________________________

 

Play by Play
 


 

Fight 1 - Middleweight Bout

Nate Quarry wins by TKO at 2:37 of the first round over Shonie Carter

 

Round 1 - Both come out - Both attempt a kick, they clinch and separate - Carter lands two inside thigh

kicks - they go back to the clinch - Carter lands a right hook to the face of Quarry - They separate - Carter

lands a kick on Quarry - Quarry tries his own kick - Carter pushes Quarry against the cage - both tied-up

against the cage - Both exchange knees - They separate - Carter attempts a spinning back fist and misses -

Quarry comes in with and lands some punches - Carter goes against the cage - Quarry lands a front kick

and a couplee of more punches - Carter goes down - Carter attempts a single leg - Quarry landing some

elbows to Carter's head - Carter trying to take Quarry down with a single leg - They get to their knees - They

stand-up against the cage - Quarry landing some punches and a couple of knees - Both exchange punches -

Quarry lands a punch - Carter looks tired - Carter swinging and falls forward (maybe of exhaustion) - Ref

comes in and stops the fights as Carter was getting up.

 

 

Fight 2 - Middleweight Bout

David Loiseau wins by TKO (spinning back kick\knee) at 2:10 of the second round over Charles McCarthy

 

Round 1 - Both come to the center and touch gloves - Loiseau lands a spinning heel kick to the body - They

clinch - McCarthy takes Loiseau down - Loiseau is in the sitting position against the cage - Loiseau tries

to stand-up but McCarthy stops him - McCarthy mounts  Loiseau - Loiseau turns and McCarthy tries to get

his hooks in - McCarthy going for a rear naked choke - Loiseau defending the rear naked choke - McCarthy

using his heel to landing some kicks to the inside thigh of Loiseau - Loiseau doing well at defending -

McCarthy still trying to sink the rear naked choke - Loiseau remaining calm - Loiseau rolls over and

McCarthy goes for an arm bar - Loiseau is now on top -  Loiseau tries some hard elbows but misses -

McCarthy tries for the arm bar but goes to full guard - Loiseau lands two good elbows - Loiseau still on top -

they get stood up - Loiseau attempts a spinning heel kick but misses - Loiseau tries a round house that

misses - They go to the ground and are in the north\south position - Loiseau landing punches to the side of

the body - McCarthy goes to his back -  Loiseau stands-up and the horn sounds to end the round.

 

Round 2 - Both come to the center - McCarthy attempts an overhand right - they clinch - Loiseau lands a

knee - McCarthy pulls guard - Loiseau is able to get to half-guard - Loiseau landing some punches - Loiseau

landing some good punches - McCarthy goes to all fours to avoid punches - McCarthy rolls over and gets full

guard - Loiseau in McCarthy's full guard - ref stops the fight and stands them back up - Loiseau lands a

straight jab - Loiseau lands a jumping knee - Loiseau lands a spinning back kick to mid-section that takes it

out of McCarthy - Loiseau comes in with a knee and the ref stops the fight.

 

 

Fight 3 - Welterweight Bout

Nick Diaz wins by TKO (strikes) at 1:24 of the first round over Koji Oishi

 

Round 1 - Both come to the center - Oishi has an awkward hand position (hands are shoulder high and are

held shoulder width with his chest fully exposed to Diaz) - Oishi comes in with some punches - Diaz steps

back - Diaz lands a side-kick to the stomach - Diaz lands a left - Stuns Oishi - Diaz comes in with a side-

kick - they clinch - Diaz lands a couple of knees  - Diaz lands a left - Oishi lands a right - Diaz lands a left

and a straight right that sends Oishi down - Diaz follows with punches and the ref steps in and stops the

fight.

 

 

Fight 4 - Heavyweight Bout

Paul Buentello wins by submission (guillotine\exhaustion) at 4:00 of the first round over Kevin Jordan

 

Round 1 - Both come out to the center of the ring, touch gloves - Buentello comes in with a left and then with

a couple of uppercuts but doesn't land any - Jordan comes in with a kick to the mid-section and misses -

both come in with punches and Jordan's punch lands and sends Buentello down to one knee - Buentello

stands-up and as he stands, Jordan goes for a guillotine choke - Buentello counters with a couple of body

shots - Buentello pulls out of guillotine - Buentello with his back to the cage - Buentello looks to have

recovered - Jordan still pushing Buentello against the cage - Jordan lands a couple a punches to the mid-

section, tries an uppercut but misses - Jordan attempts a couple of knees but misses - they pull apart -

Jordan pushes Buentello across the ring throwing punches but none land -  Jordan walks back a bit creating

space - Jordan then goes forward to punch but Buentello lands a hard right sending Jordan down - Buentello

has a full mount on Jordan - Jordan scrambles and gets the half guard - Jordan is able to push Buentello

away and he gets up - both standing now - Jordan looks a little shaky - Jordan lands a kick to the mid-

section - Buentello comes in with a few punches - Buentello lands a couple of uppercuts - Jordan counters

with an overhand right - Buentello counters with his own overhand right - they clinch - Jordan attempts an

uppercut - Buentello lands a knee - Jordan pushes Buentello against the cage - Jordan going for a single leg

takedown - Buentello pushes him away - Buentello goes for a guillotine choke - Jordan pulls back and falls to

his own back, kind of to the side - Buentello is holding on to the guillotine with one arm -  Jordan taps.

 

 

Fight 5 - Light Heavyweight Bout

Forrest Griffin wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:18 of the first round over Bill Mahood

 

Round 1 - Both come to the center and touch gloves - Mahood throws a jab and Griffin counters - Mahood

goes for a kick and Griffin grabs it and takes Mahood down - Griffin lands in half-guard - Griffin throwing rabbit

punches to the side trying to escape the half-guard - Mahood puts Griffin in the full-guard - Griffin throwing

punches to the side of the body and to the face of Mahood - Griffin pushing Mahood against the cage -

Mahood goes for an arm-bar - Griffin pulls away - Mahood on his back - Griffin comes down in side-mount -

Mahood turns over and gets on all fours -  Griffin gets the back and sinks in his hooks - Griffin goes for a rear

naked choke - Griffin triangles Mahood's body with his legs to get leverage and starts cranking upward and

Mahood taps - Griffin lets go and then hugs Mahood in same position (looked weird) as a gesture of a good

fight.

 

 

Fight 6 - Middleweight Championship Bout (5 Rds)

Rich Franklin wins by TKO (Doc stoppage due to cut) at 3:25 of the fourth round over Evan Tanner -

Franklin wins title form Tanner


Round 1 - Both come to the center - Tanner comes in aggressive, throwing some straight rights - they clinch

- both back in the center - Tanner comes in low - Franklin kicks but Tanner blocks - Franklin throws a left

hook that misses - Franklin lands an overhand right and then a straight left - Franklin throws a high kick and

slips and falls -Franklin gets right back up - Franklin throws a few jabs that miss - Franklin lands an inside

leg kick - Franklin circling a little - Franklin comes in with a few right jabs and then lands a left hook -

Franklin partially lands a left kick to the head - Tanner counters with a right punch - Franklin pushing the fight

- Franklin lands a right hook - Franklin comes in with a couple of punches - they circle - Franklin comes in

with a right punch and then an uppercut - Tanner moving back - Franklin delvers a couple of punches -

Tanner trying to counter - Tanner moving forward, then back - Franklin able to land a few punches - Tanner

moving back - Franklin lands an uppercut, then throws a high kick that was blocked - Franklin lands an

inside leg kick on Tanner - Both in center of the ring - Franklin throwing some jabs - Franklin throws a round

house to the mid-section that is blocked - Franklin then lands an overhand right, a left, then another overhand

right - Tanner pushing Franklin back - Franklin using the jab - Tanner trying to counter with the right but

missing - Tanner moving forward - Tanner throws a combo and Franklin counters with a straight left - both in

center of the ring - Tanner trying to land a few punches - tanner lands a couple of overhand rights - Tanner

attempts a front kick but misses - both circle - Franklin misses with a few punches - both circling - Tanner

lands a straight right that sends Franklin down - Tanner comes right over Franklin - Franklin rolls to all fours -

Tanner tries to get his back - Franklin grabs the leg and pushes Tanner over his head - Tanner attempts an

arm bar - Franklin pulls out of it - Tanner attempts a triangle choke - Franklin scrambles and gets out of it -

Tanner trying to gain control from the bottom - Franklin punching down on Tanner as Tanner puts him the full

guard as the horn sounds to end the round.

 

Round 2 - Both come out to center - Both exchange punches - Tanner delivers a round house kick to the

mid-section - Both kick and miss - Franklin pushes forward - Tanner moves back - Franklin attempts a punch

and Tanner goes for a single leg and takes Franklin down - Tanner on top - Tanner attempting to pass the

butterfly guard - Franklin doing a good job at keeping Tanner in the butterfly guard - Franklin attempts a high

sweep but can't sweep him so he creates enough space to stand-up - As Franklin got up, Franklin is able to

land a knee to the mid-section of Tanner - Tanner back off a little bit - Tanner misses a punch to the body of

Franklin - Both miss with punches -  Franklin lands a left kick to the arms of Tanner - Tanner attempts more

punches but doesn't land any - Franklin lands an inside leg kick - both circle - Tanner has a small cut above

his nose - Franklin throws a couple of jabs - Tanner counters with a right hook - Franklin throws a straight

jab, left punch to the body - Franklin throws another straight jab and left to the body - As Franklin comes in,

Tanner lands a big right hook - After a small exchange, Franklin attempts a high kick and it lands on the

hands of Tanner - Tanner circling to the left - Franklin landing straight jabs - Franklin lands a straight

left - Franklin lands a few straight jabs - Both punching but not landing - Tanner lands a good right hand -

They clinch as Tanner comes in - Franklin lands a few good knees - As they break, Franklin lands a straight

jab - they circle - Tanner circles to the right - Tanner misses with a few rights - Franklin lands a couple of

jabs - Tanner misses with a few punches - Franklin misses with a few punches - Franklin lands a jumping

knee and then a couple of punches - they circle in the middle of the ring - Tanner pushes the fight a little -

Franklin delivers an inside leg kick - Franklin then lands a straight jab and a left punch - they both miss with

jabs - Franklin throws a few punches as the horn blows to end the round.

 

Round 3 - Both touch gloves in the center - Tanner comes out with a straight right - Franklin throws out the

jab to keep Tanner at a distance - Franklin throws a round-house kick that is blocked - Franklin throws a few

rights that skim off the gloves - Franklin lands an inside kick to Tanner's left leg - Tanner comes in and

misses with a couple of punches - they clinch - Franklin lands a couple of knees - Tanner pulls away - both

circle - Franklin throws a questionable low kick and apologizes to Tanner - they circle - Tanner tries a side-

kick as Franklin is coming in - Franklin lands a left and then tries a knee but misses - they separate -

Franklin lands a right hook to the face of Tanner - Franklin lands a few more punches - Franklin lands

another inside kick to Tanner's left leg - Tanner throws a punch and Franklin counters with a left that rocks

Tanner - Franklin lands another left - Franklin lands a few more punches - Tanner goes for a single leg

takedown - Tanner on all fours - Franklin going for the guillotine - Tanner defending - They're in

the north\south position - Franklin still attempting the guillotine - Tanner trying for the single leg - Tanner is

able to stand-up - Tanner bleeding - Tanner looks tired - They circle - Franklin lands another straight right jab

and another - Franklin throws a round-house kick to the mid-section that lands but not really with power -

Franklin lands a few more jabs - Franklin lands a left hook right on the jaw of Tanner - Tanner still moving

forward - Tanner's face is all swollen - Franklin landing punches and lands a knee - Franklin looks relaxed

and looks to be pacing himself - Tanner tries to counter - Franklin lands a right hook, a knee and then a left

hook as the horn sounds to end the round - Tanner's right eye is almost swollen shut.

 

Round 4 - They touch gloves - both circle - Tanner throws a right but misses - after a few punches, Franklin

lands a high kick -Tanner comes forward - Franklin pushes Tanner down to all fours - Franklin tries a punch

and Tanner pulls away and stands-up - Franklin landing his right jabs and a few punches - they circle toward

the middle of the cage -  Tanner misses with a few punches - Franklin lands another inside low kick - Tanner

shoots in - Franklin sprawls well - Franklin lands a couple of knees as Tanner stands up - Franklin working

the jab - both circling - Franklin throws a jab - They circle - Franklin throws a kick to the mid-section that is

partially blocked  - Tanner moves forward  - Tanner lands a punch to the chest of Franklin - Franklin lands a

straight left - Tanner comes in with a knee but Franklin counters with a punch - Franklin lands another inside

leg kick, a few more punches and then a couple of knees - Tanner counters with a punch on Franklin - Both

in the center of the ring - Franklin lands a jab - Tanner pushing forward - Tanner has a welt over the left eye -

Franklin attempts another round-house to the mid-section as he moves forward  - Franklin working the jab -

Ref stops fight to check cut on Tanner - Tanner bleeding from the top of the left eyebrow - Doctors checking

the cut - Instruct the ref to stop the fight - Franklin wins the title from Tanner.

 

 

Fight 7 - Welterweight Bout

Karo Parisyan wins a three round unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Matt Serra

 

Round 1 - They touch gloves - both circle - Parisyan throws a straight right - Serra counters with his own

right that lands right on the jaw Parisyan - Parisyan looked knockout out until he hit the floor  - It looks like

as he hit the floor, he realized he was on the floor being hit - Parisyan reaches and grabs Serra's left leg -

Parisyan trying to take Serra down as Serra is punching him - Parisyan stands up still trying to take Serra

down - Parisyan goes back down to his knees - Serra pushes him over and gets on top of Parisyan still

punching down - Serra in full-mount punching down on Parisyan - Parisyan holding on, scrambles from the

bottom and is able to stand-up - Parisyan survives - Parisyan clinches - Parisyan attempts a Judo throw,

Serra counters - Serra attempts an elbow and Parisyan ducks under and Serra pulls away - Parisyan lands

two straight right as Serra lands his own combo - back in the center - Parisyan motions "come-on" -

They both swing away and Parisyan lands a few good right - They clinch - Serra lands a knee - Parisyan

takes Serra down with a Judo throw - Parisyan goes for an arm-bar - Serra just pushes him away - Parisyan

trying to stand - Serra lands two good rights as Parisyanis getting up - They both circle - Both miss with

punches - Serra lands a hard, low inside kick that almost knocks Parisyan down - Both miss with punches

again - Serra delivers another hard low inside kick - They clinch - They Separate - Both circle - Serra misses

with a few punches - Serra throws another inside leg kick -  Parisyan throws a few punches - Serra counters

with the right hand - Serra throws another low kick - Parisyan counters with a couple of punches - They

circle - Both exchange punches - Serra misses with a couple of punches - Serra attempts another low kick -

Serra comes in and Parisyan lands a couple of jabs - Parisyan lands a left high kick - Parisyan lands a

straight right - Serra throws a straight front kick and Parisyan grabs it and takes him down - Parisyan lands

a couple of punches from the top position - Serra kicks him off with his legs and stands up - Parisyan grabs

Serra from the waist - Parisyan is behind Serra - Serra bends over and touches the floor with both hands -

Parisyan climbs on Serra's back with Serra bending forward - Parisyan has the hooks in - Serra comes

forward and gets down on the floor with Parisyan still on his back - Parisyan turns Serra around and they roll

- Parisyan rolls in to the mount - Serra right away puts Parisyan in the butterfly guard - Parisyan landing

some punches and is able to transition to the side-mount as he lands a couple of elbows as the horn sounds

to end the round.

 

Round 2 - Back in the center - They touch gloves - Parisyan moves forward - Serra lands a punch and an

inside thigh kicks - Parisyan tries a spinning heel kick as the ref stops the fight - Serra's glove has some

loose tape - They restart - Parisyan moves forward - Parisyan comes in, clinches, takes Serra down with a

full body lock - Serra goes for a triangle choke - Parisyan just pushes away - Serra heels kicks upward and

hits Parisyan - Parisyan landing some punches to Serra's face - Serra pushes Parisyan away with his leg

and gets up - Serra with a guillotine hold - Parisyan gets his head out and pulls away - both clinch against

the cage - Serra attempts a takedown but Parisyan reverses it and takes Serra down - Both immediately get

up - They clinch -  Parisyan tries a trip but nothing - They separate - They clinch - Both miss with punches -

Parisyan attempts a high kick - Parisyan lands a straight jab - Serra attempts a few punches - Parisyan

attempts another high kick that is partially blocked - Parisyan moves forward - Parisyan lands a straight jab -

Parisyan comes in and Serra counters with punches - they are blocked - Serra looks tired - They clinch -

Parisyan lands a short punch to the face of Serra - Parisyan moves forward - they clinch - Parisyan punches

Serra against the cage - Parisyan sweeps Serra down - Parisyan landing some short elbows - Parisyan in

half-guard - Parisyan landing elbows on Serra - Parisyan still landing elbows and punches on Serra -

Parisyan on top landing punches as the horn sounds to end the round.

 

Round 3 - Serra looks tired in his corner - They touch gloves - Parisyan moves forward - Parisyan throws a

few punches - Serra tries to counter - Parisyan lands a straight front kick - Serra tries to counter - They

clinch - Parisyan takes Serra down with a Judo throw - Serra on all fours - Parisyan circles to Serra's back,

sinks in one hook and goes for an arm bar - Serra is facing down on his belly - Parisyan grabs Serra's leg

and flips him over after securing the arm bar position - Parisyan going for the arm bar - Serra spins away -

Both stand-up - both are standing in the clinch - Parisyan gets a body lock and takes Serra down -

Parisyan lands some good punches to the face of Serra - Parisyan in the half-guard - Parisyan landing

punches to the face of Serra - Parisyan landing more punches and elbows to the face of Serra - Parisyan

passes the half-guard and gets to side-mount - Serra rolls to all fours - Parisyan goes to sink in a hook -

Serra blocks it - Parisyan landing punches to the side of Serra's face - Serra goes back to his back and gets

Parisyan in half-guard again - Parisyan again elbowing Serra's face - Parisyan briefly gets side-mount -

Serra puts him back in half-guard - Serra pushes away and stands up - Again, Parisyan in the clinch is able

to Judo throw Serra - Parisyan lands in the side-mount and starts delivering punches - Serra goes to all fours

- Parisyan goes for a rear naked choke - Serra turns and rolls out of the choke putting Parisyan on his back -

Parisyan in the full guard - Serra trying to land punches on Parisyan - Parisyan doing well at defending - horn

sounds to end the round.

 

 

 

Fight 8 - Interim Heavyweight Championship (5 Rds)

Andrei Arlovski wins by TKO (injury to right knee) at 4:10 of the first round over Justin Eilers

 

Round 1 - Both circling - Both exchange jabs - Arlovski throws a low kick - Eilers counters with a left hook -

Arlovski throws a good leg kick to the inside thigh of Eilers - Arlovski throws another good low kick - Arlovski

lands a low kick and straight punch - Arlovski lands another kick\punch combo - Arlovski comes in and

Eilers tries a takedown but Arlovski just pulls away - Arlovski pushing forward - Eilers bleeding from his nose

- Arlovski lands an inside kick, then a left\right combo, then another inside low kick, then another right and

then another low kick and then another low kick that is partially blocked - Arlovski moving forward - Eilers

tries to counter but misses - Arlovski lands a straight right - Arlovski moving forward and lands a few more

rights - Eilers attempts a takedown but Arlovski pulls him up - Eilers pulls away and they circle - Arlovski

lands a straight left, then a right as both fighters swing away - As Eilers pulls away, Arlovski lands another

right - They circle - Arlovski working the jab - Eilers throws out a jab and Arlovski counters with his own -

Eilers lands an inside leg kick that Arlovski counters with a jab - Arlovski lands a low kick - Eilers tries a

straight jab but Arlovski counters - Arlovski pushing forward - Eilers lands an overhand right - Arlovski

counters with his own overhand right - both exchange punches - Eilers misses with an uppercut - they circle

- Arlovski lands the jab - Arlovski misses a body punch - Arlovski lands an inside leg kick - They circle -

Arlovski lands a few punches - Eilers comes in with a right hand but goes down grabbing his knee - Arlovski

comes down punching on Eilers and the ref steps in and stops the fight - On the replay, it's clear that Eilers

right knee gave out.

 

 

 

 

To the Top

 


(6/4/05)