FIGHT! Facts, Picks & Pics: UFC 109

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FIGHT! Magazine was on the scene of Mark Coleman and Randy Couture’s groundbreaking bout as the two former UFC Heavyweight Champions became the first UFC Hall of Famers to meet inside the Octagon.


Randy Couture def. Mark Coleman by rear-naked choke at 1:09 of Round Two.
Chael Sonnen def. Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision.
Paulo Thiago def. Mike Swick by d’arce choke at 1:54 of Round Two.
Demian Maia def. Jim Miller by unanimous decision.
Matt Serra def. Frank Trigg by knockout (punches) at 2:23 of Round One.
Mac Danzig def. Justin Buccholz by unanimous decision.
Melvin Guilard def. Rony Torres by unanimous decision.
Rob Emerson def. Phillipe Nover by unanimous decision.
Phil Davis def. Brian Stann by unanimous decision.
Chris Tuchserer def. Tim Hague by majority decision.
Joey Beltran def. Rolles Gracie by TKO (punches) at 1:31 of Round Two.


Chael Sonnen and Nate Marquardt was the Fight of the Night, Matt Serra won Knockout of the Night for finishing Frank Trigg, and Paulo Thiago’s d’arce choke was Submission of the Night. All bonuses were in the amount of $60,000.

Attendance and Gate

According to Dana White, UFC 109 brought in $2.27 milion at the gate.

FIGHT! Picks

Mark Coleman (+325) vs. Randy Couture (-500)
FIGHT! LOCK Pick: Couture. Resulting Outcome:  CORRECT
Nate Marquardt (-525) vs. Chael Sonnen (+325)
FIGHT! Pick: Marquardt. Resulting Outcome:  INCORRECT
Matt Serra (-155) vs. Frank Trigg (+125)
FIGHT! Pick: Serra. Resulting Outcome:  CORRECT
Mike Swick (-500) vs. Paulo Thiago (+300)
FIGHT! Pick: Swick. Resulting Outcome:  INCORRECT
Demian Maia (-500) vs. Dan Miller (+325)
FIGHT! Pick: Maia. Resulting Outcome:  CORRECT

Random Bits

Randy Couture became the first UFC Hall of Famer to defeat another—Mark Coleman—inside the Octagon.

Fighting on short notice, Joey Beltran upset debuting and undefeated Rolles Gracie, cousin of UFC pioneer Royce Gracie, leaving the Gracie clan without a win inside the Octagon in 15 years.

The crowd jeered Chris Tuchscherer’s decision win and Tim Hague was moved to tears by the loss.

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