R1: They trade hard shots and Rumble gets in well, now Arlovski lands some good shots of his own. This is shaping up fairly well early on. Rumble throwing very, very hard punches. Arlovski clinches him and lanss an uppercut, Johnson separates and lands a hard body kick. Rumble looks for a takedown but can't get it. Now Andrei lands some good shots and Rumble looks for a takedown but Arlovski defends and turns him against the cage. Fight seems to be turning Arlovski's way, but Rumble cracks him with two big shots and Arlovski is down. Rumble pounces but the round comes to an end. 10-9 Johnson
R2: Rumble is still winging power shots and he's catching him. Rumble pushes him into the cage now. Arlovski looks like he has recovered from the end of the first round. Arlovski landing a bit now as Rumble's movement slows a bit. Uppercut by Arlovski lands hard, Johnson lands a left hand and now he looks for a takedown. Arlovski lands a knee to the groin in the clinch and they briefly break. Johnson comes out and throws some very hard punches and gets a few in before finally getting the takedown. Arlovski gets up and Johnson spends the round looking for takedowns and Arlovski punches him a bunch until the round ends. 10-9 Johnson.
R3: Johnson was yelled at by his corner to not go for takedowns, so he came out and went for a takedown. Arlovski throwing some jabs. They trade hard right hands. Arlovski pushing him into the cage now. Big elbow by Arlovski lands and now Rumble throws a hard combo, none of which lands and he shoots again but no takedown. Arlovski lands a few good punches ad then misses a back kick. Rumble holding on to the leg. 10-9 Arlovski, but 29-28 Johnson overall.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Anthony Johnson wins by unanimous decision.
Well i have officially lost any hope that Andrei Arlovski might some day make it back in to the UFC. I feel bad for him because whenever he loses he has these big puppy dog eyes. You can tell from his interviews that he really has nothing else going for him. If he quits he basically has to start from scratch. And having been on top and now reduced to this... man i really want to see Arlovski do well.