Ouch, that looked pretty rough:
Round 1 - Referee Marc Goddard oversees the evening's co-feature. Griffin moves forward quickly, while Rua looks a little more patient. Griffin on the center and looking to engage, but Rua backing away well. Rua leaps forward with a combination, but Griffin slips and rattles off one of his own. Griffin working the leg kicks, but he does eat an uppercut. Griffin flurries, but Rua covers and counters. Griffin staying bust, but Rua clips him. Griffin staggering, and Rua unleashes a flurry that seems him fall awkwardly to the mat. Griffin trying to recover, but Rua's advances are relentless. A few hammerfists see Griffin look to lose consciousness, and a few extra hots also find their mark. Goddard gave him a little too much rope - and a few extra shots seemed to land, but the fight is unquestionably over. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua def. Forrest Griffin via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:53.