LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie is on stage and reports live from today's TUF 28 Final Event, and you can join…
LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie is on stage and reports live from today’s TUF 28 Final Event, and you can join live for play-by-play and official results starting at 18:30. ET (3:30 PM PT).
The event takes place at the Pearl Theater at The Palms in Las Vegas. The card flies on FS1 after early prelims on the UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, former former champion Rafael dos Anjos (28-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC) takes Kamaru Usman (13-1 MMA, 8- 0 UFC) at the weekend. In addition, two winners of “Ultimate Fighter” will be crowned when Juan Espino (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Justin Frazier (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the heavy racing final and Macy Chiasson (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) defeats Pannie Kianzad (9-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for the women’s featherweight tournament title.
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Enjoy the fighting, everyone.
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Round 1 – The ex-champion pops with a jab affair pawing with his own. Usman plantans front kick and wings a hook. He takes a leg open and pushes the dose of Anjos on the cage. They are kneeling and dose Anjos scales off with an elbow. Usman back on his jab. Dos Anjos with a nice combination in the side. Usman chases him back and then comes in for a takedown. Big raises, and dose Anjos hit the carpet. They are obviously in another natural weight class. Dos Anjos is up, but he seems to struggle with Usman. Knee from both, and short punches from Usman, like ducks again. Short elbows are traded and dose Anjos becomes available. Usman kick kick blocked. Dos Anjos goes low with his kick, and he jumps with a knee when Usman closes near the fence. On a takedown, Usman expects to dose Anjos wraps head. Dos Anjos threatens with a guillotine, and Usman adjusts. Knee to head opens the roof of Usman and Dos Anjos shrimp to the fence and takes a blow over the head. Mark and Pound from Usman, who takes up and continues to come. Dos Anjos elbow head, and time goes out. MMAjunkie gets the frame 10-9 for Usman.
Round 2 – Usman closes and works jaben. Dos Anjos tries to combine and kick in, and Usman returns with his own two-bite before driving back to the fence. Back where we were, and Usman flags for a takedown. Dos Anjos resists and tries to fly, but Usman grabs him before he can go. Short images from both in close proximity. Dos Anjos goes nowhere far. Usman falls for a leg and gets his husband to the carpet. Dos Anjos elbow head and trying to keep an active guard. More kinds and elbows to the head of dos Anjos and Usman on his feet, wing strokes and elbows. He pushes Dos Anjos to the fence, and Dos Anjos sweeps a kimura. A short tissue causes the audience to go, but Usman knows what to do. Dos Anjos uses directions to get sweep and get back to his feet, and he’s back in the game. Kalvspark for the ex-master, and Usman answers with an elbow nearby before smearing again. The foot stamp and dose Anjos attack the calf and head. Usman returns with his own kick, but dos Anjos has more steam on his. They act a couple of times until time goes out. MMAjunkie gets the frame 10-9 for dose Anjos, and it’s even 19-19.
Round 3 – Usman squeezes early and they do hooks. Dos Anjos goes low with a kick, and Usman spouses into the clinic that strikes the body. Dos Anjos returns with another body park, and they take heavy shots until Usman squeezes in for the roof dive. Dos Anjos stumbled to the carpet, and Usman grabbed his body as he sat up. Tripped back, Dos Anjos takes a knee on his way up and he bleeds. On the other hand, the dose of Anjos kills back, but the power of Usman is too much to trade. Usman eventually returns to his strength and gets a simple takedown. Another kimura tries from the bottom, and Usman hits his body as he grabs his shorts. Usman wraps his head when dos Anjos loses the stop, and now it’s Anjos’s dose going for the roofdown. He will not make it happen. Usman wraps his head and hangs out. Dos Anjos gets to his feet and tries a plumb but he does not have the place. Knee from both and the dose of Anjos is finally broken. dos anjos works combos and usman cracks him in return. When Dos Anjos is missing on the right, Usman takes a takedown and misses goals. Time goes out as he corrects himself, and MMAjunkie gets the frame 10-9 for Usman and sets him up 29-28.
Round 4 – Dos Anjos shines on his feet when Usman stalks him. He uses all his tools to keep Usman in the bay. Usman punches just got more weight. The low fired is dos Anoy’s best weapon so far. But it hurts Usman who drops him against the fence and lets his hands go. A few shots catch him, and then he drives dos Anjos to the carpet. Elbows from the top. Dos Anjos gets to his feet, and he sticks back to his hands and knees and then on his back. Usman broke him. The half-point of the round, and Usman work ground and pound. Dos Anjos reaches his feet and gets kneeled in his legs before he gets back down. He moved to his back, and Usman mauls him with punches and elbows. Dos Anjos stands forward, and Usman wraps his head and grabs a leg to lay his man flat on his back. There is nowhere to go. Because Dos Anjos is a champion technician, he can avoid many shots. But not all of them, by far. He has only a disadvantage positionally. Round ends, and MMAjunkie gets the frame 10-8 for Usman, and it’s 39-36.
Round 5 – Dos Anjos tries to stay mobile and stay away from problems. Usman hit him with a wheelchair and landed shots again in the fence. End Time? No. Usman fires another combo and binds to the fence before you drop the dose of Anjos. Usman on his back when his enemy turns. Usman with a hard hammer fist and dose Anjos forces to his feet. Usman with blows nearby, and dose Anjos hangs when Usman hits his body against the fence. Three minutes left and more body shots. Level change, and dose Anjos try a guillotine. However, his legs are not in the right place, and Usman works with side control. A complete assembly attempt fails for Usman, but more punches over as dose Anjos tries to contain him. Dos Anjos right ear is a mess. Usman kneels over him, and Dos Anjos lands a good elbow. However, it is a final guess. Usman crushes him again. The opener opens the guard, and Usman is heavy as dose Anjos tries to brag at his feet. Usman hits the cage and fires of a last stop when time goes out. MMAjunkie gets the frame 10-8 for Usman, who gets the decision 49-44.
Result : Kamaru Usman def. Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (50-43, 49-45, 48-47)
Recap : Kamaru Usman reluctant, stakes title language with shutdown by Rafael dos Anjos
Photos : Kamaru Usman vs . Rafael Dos Anjos
Records : Rafael Dos Anjos (28-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC), Kamaru Usman (14-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC)
Division : Welterweight
] Rank : Dos Anjos No. 6, Usman No. 8
Shipment : FS1
Judge : Yves Lavigne
– Frazier ends in the clinch and immediately draws a big takedown from Espino, lifting him and knocking him to the carpet. Heavy field and pound as Frazier tries to work to his feet. Espino on the back that Frazier tries to correct, then turns to Frazier to go back to the attempt. Back to the back, drive Frazier. He burns his free left hand and nails Frazier, who tries to turn to the stomach. Espino turns out Frazier early. Frazier gives up his back and Espino works to flatten him and dunk with hammerfists in the meantime. Here comes the shock and Frazier succeed survive. But the punches continue to come. Frazier comes out the back and burns a knee that Espino drives him to the cage. Knees to the body, and Smith warns Espino not to grab the fence. Pummel time, and Espino peels off with a punch before driving for another takedown. Now in side control, Espino is again in the driver’s seat. Crucifixion, and he grabs an arm for the straight armrest. Frazier grimaces and has to knock.
Result : Juan Espino def. Justin Frazier via submission (straight armbar) – Round 1, 3:36
Recap : Juan Espino dominates Justin Frazier, claiming the “TUF” title in the first
Photos : Juan Espino vs. Justin Frazier
Records : Juan Espino (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Justin Frazier (11-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division : Heavyweight
Broadcast ]]: FS1
Judge : Mark Smith
Round 1 – Chiasson punches and grabs for the clinic. Kianzad matarors her and restores. Same approach, and same result. Kianzad pops and moves as Chiasson loads. Kianzad switches up and tries his own shot. Chiasson intercepts and seizes a leg against the fence. Kianzad’s turn is good, but Chiasson uses speed to set his enemy to the fence. She tries to work knee and set up a trip. They deal more knees and Chiasson ducks for a single. Not good, and they pummel the cage. Kianzad is fighting with the size of Chiasso. More knees are traded and Kianzad nails her with a punch. But Chiasson charges back and grabs a leg. More of Chiasson works for the roof décor, and she can not get it done. But Kianzad does not seem to be able to fly. When she stops, she takes a knee from the clinic. Kianzad gets chased over the cage and winds up in the same position on the opposite side of the octagon. More knees for Chiasson. Nice knee up high. Kianzad shows up with a few shots and finally becomes free. The hands are noticeably better, but a takedown from the open backfires spectacularly like the Chiasson sprawls and takes their backs. Kianzad combats his hands and tries to become available. Chiasson has choke, but Kianzad scales off a hand. A bar arm is almost there and time goes out. MMAjunkie gets frame 10-9 for Chiasson.
Round 2 – Chiasson in the middle of Kianzad’s face and eat a few right hands to get the leg to the fence. Kianzad tries to turn around and miss an elbow. Chiasson uses knees and turns the cage on. Kianzad breaks off and gets chased over the cage. Chiasson nails her with a right that releases her to the carpet. Chiasson now on top with Kianziad who stands for an armbar. She walks down for an armbar and Chiasson goes over to the back. Back in shock mode with a lot of time to work. Kianzad works to fight his hands. Chiasson uses the leg to trap the arm that prevents her from sinking the shock, and she has finally got the position. A hard tissue and Kianzad have to press. Chiasson is “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Result : Macy Chiasson def. Pannie Kianzad by Submission (Bakomakad Choking) – Round 2, 2:11
Recap : Macy Chiasson handing over Pannie Kianzad to claim “TUF 28” Crown
Photos : Macy Chiasson vs. Pannie Kianzad  Records : Macy Chiasson (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Pannie Kianzad (9-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division : Women’s Featherweight
Broadcast ]: FS1
Referee : Yves Lavigne
Round 1 – Caraway sits early when Munhoz attacks his legs with kicks. Caraway on his jab as Munhoz continues to attack his legs. Caraway takes hold of the body for a takedown and then uses a jab to try a takedown. Munhoz fights it against the cage and turns out to fly. Munhoz beats Caraway with strokes and legs, and it looks like the legs kills serious damage. Caraway is still in battle, shooting back and trying to land with his low and solve punch style. But Munhoz’s straight shot hit him almost every time. A subsequent pair of retraction attempts fail, and Munhoz pushes forward. The highway already raises the leg to avoid more damage. Munhoz instead goes up stairs with combinations of strokes. Karawayvilja. He shoots open for a takedown, and a kick falls Caraway. He flies away and Tognoni enters. It is not clear if the fires were low or good, but playback seems to be a legal blow.
Results : Pedro Munhoz def. Bryan Caraway via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 2:39
Recap : Pedro Munhoz plays Bryan Caraway, showing first round TKO
Pictures : Pedro Munhoz vs. Bryan Caraway
Records : Bryan Caraway (21-9 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Pedro Munhoz (17-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC)
Division : Bantamweight
Rankings : Caraway No. 11, Munhoz no. 14
Broadcast : FS1
: Judge : Chris Tognoni
Round 1 – Stewart paws with jab and low kick and pulling a combo from Shahbazyan. Quick hands from Stewart, and he is quickly taken down. Shahbazyan is hanging on his back as he tries to get up. And they hit the mat. Shahbazyan tries to take his back and kneel on his head. Take Stewart for a ride. Another swinging knee sets up a takedown, and Shahbazyan has almost the back. A hook in as they both stand. Gravity not his friend so he comes back to his feet and punches and knees from Stewart’s back. Stewart is allowed to pull in the carpet and show up again. Shahbazyan takes care of his legs, and Stewart puts an arm. He returns and can not shake Shahbazyan. Shahbazyan rucksack, which suddenly barks off with a main park. Stewart is cut, but does not seem to be worse for wear. He connects to the right and wins immediately in the clinic. Shahbazyan pushes him back to the fence and fires an elbow. Stewart with an elbow nearby. In open range for a few seconds before Shahbazyan came again to choke against the fence. Stewart seizes the body lock underneath. Stewart with another elbow nearby, and they break off. Shahbazyan goes high with a kick and Stewart roofs. Stewart chases Shahbazyan around the cage stopping with rage. Shahbazyan tries desperately to tie his enemy, then ducks under for a takedown. There they stall and take the breath after an incredible first round. Shahbazyan climbs on Stewart when time expires. MMAjunkie makes the first round of Shahbazyan.
Round 2 – Stewart counts nearby, and it is clear that he has less steam on his shots. To be fair, it also does Shahbazyan. Crazy first round, and Stewart line up for a big punch. Shahbazyan counts a lazy leg stop and ducks below for a takedown. Quick shot, but the cage catches him. Shahbazyan takes care of his legs and takes a hook when Stewart gets up. Back to hanging on his opponent. Choke setup as Stewart becomes his opponent. knee nearby and Stewart fires to the head with an elbow. as they reach their feet. Shahbazyan ducks again and goes for a leg. He can not get it and adjusts to retry. Stewart bites his time and takes his knees into the body. He turns to his enemy and tries to be free. Shahbazyan goes back to the leg, leading to another sprawl. Shahbazyan just hangs on, and Smith warns of action. Stewart will not allow bullying to the carpet. He hits a switch, but Shahbazyan comes on the back and calls him to the carpet. Two hooks in for Shahbazyan, and a face tissue setting. Stewart waits for tissue and stands. Shahbazyan hangs on, but lets go of the choke position. He kneels his head and the smugglers Stewart, who looks miserably filled with the cage. Time goes out, and there is another in Shahbazyan’s corner, 10-9 for the 20-18 lead.
Round 3 – Both fighters owe each other gently. Stweart seems to pick up his hands. He is a bit preliminary considering the takedown threat. Shahbazyan avoids a right and duck beneath for a simple takedown. Stewart shoots to the carpet and stands. Shahbazyan hangs on and turns. Big elbow cracks Shahbazyan, which pushes in and takes another elbow and knee. Shahbazyan is bleeding now and on retreat. Stewart with a right hand and left hook, but Shahbazyan ties him to stop the attack. Down for takedown, and Stewart is fighting the journey to the carpet. Switch fails, and Shahbazyan gets his husband to the carpet for a second. Stewart backs up, and Shahbazyan is hanging on. Another level change, and Stewart flies shortly before Shahbazyan moves him back to the fence. Two minutes left, and Smith breaks them. Shahbazyan at the retreat. Stewart sits down to the right and lands with a right hand. Takedown fails, and Stewardt pounds on his enemy back. Finally, he puts himself in guard and pound away with a blow from the top position. He stands overhead like Shahbazyan turtles up. Finish seems within reach because Shahbazyan is exhausted. But then Shahbazyan ducks beneath which Stewart tries at the last time to end up landing the killing battle. Stewart on his knees and tries to get up. Shahbazyan comes to his back and hangs on. Stewart turns away and gets down. Shahbazyan on his back, and here comes the battle to end with Stewart standing against the fence. MMAjunkie gets Ram 10-9 for Stewart, and Shahbazyan takes the 29-28 call.
Result : Edmen Shahbazyan def. Darren Stewart via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Recap : Edmen Shahbazyan uses fracturing heavy attack against Darren
Photos : Edm Shahbazyan vs Darren Stewart  Records : Edmen Shahbazyan (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Darren Stewart (9-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC)
Division : Intermediate
Broadcast : FS1
Judge : Mark Smith
Round 1 – Kim tries to shave right early. She is looking to counteract the top with a low posture. Shevchenko is kicking fast. A wander over Kim’s head. Shevchenko returns over a stroke with a straight one-two and lands clean. Kick meets Kim’s battle. Shevchenko attacks her legs when her opponent breaks in. Straight left into the knee and knee of Shevchenko. Kim continues forward and seems to engage. She staggers Shevchenko with a body shot, but it looks more, and Shevchenko recovers quickly. Kim continues and Shevchenko expects her left hook to land. Kim eats a pair of front kicks in his face and continues to press and urges Shevchenko to tie up and push the cage. Kim works back to Shevchenko back to the cage. The journey does not attempt to be taken, but Kim has now Shevchenko pressed against the fence. They are kneeling, and Shevchenko turns her. More jockeying for position. Kim works knee. One minute to go, and Lavigne breaks them. Kim lunged in heavy strokes and Shevchenko counts the next approach with a straight left. Shevchenko again with the left, and she puts Kim on the carpet with her head and arm. In judo side control, Shevchenko holds on her head when time goes out. MMAjunkie gets a frame 10-9 for Shevchenko.
Round 2 – Shevchenko tries a side kick high and then goes to the leg. Shevchenko hit a low kick and then returned with four strokes to Kim’s. The next setting will be the same. Shevchenko’s straight stroke makes more damage. Kim drives in and sets Shevchenko against the fence, working knees. Lavigne warms for action. Shevchenko turns Kim towards the fence, and they act more knees. Kim has a leg piece and then gives it up. They are broken, and Shevchenko goes back to work with straight attacks. Kim gets popped several times and loads his head low. Another straight left good. Kim becomes sloppy in approach, and Shevchenko takes advantage of her beauty. Kim is aggressive, but she is not accurate. Lands in the clinic she charges, and Shevchenko fires her knees to her body and head. Kim stuck and kneeling his body and an elbow to the head of the break. Powerful jab pops her in a row. Spinning backfists put up three-punch combo as Kim approaches. Facing the face. Kim is working here. She has a lot of heart, but she is outclassed. Shevchenko takes the clinic after breaking a combo until it approaches Kim. She binds her head and leaves when time goes out. MMAjunkie gets a frame 10-9 for Shevchenko, which is 20-18.
Round 3 – Kim jabs in and they are kneeling. Another Kim bench is transformed into a Shevchenko takedown, who is sitting up and works to pass when Kim tries to isolate an arm. Stopping at all from Shevchenko, who is sitting short. Kim controls the wrists that Shevchenko drives her to the cage. Kim puts a leg on the fence and then opens the guard. Not surprisingly, Shevchenko sees less comfortable here. Finally she stands overhead and kicks her legs. She stops when Kim gets up and burns a knee to her head that seems illegal. Lavigne goes in and stops the boat. Replay shows an illegal illegal battle, but Lavigne does not score a point. Instead, Kim returns to his feet, and they shoot straight before Shevchenko sweeps up the gap and pushes to the fence. Trade with knees, and it’s less than two minutes to go. Shevchenko returns to work with a straight stroke. She misses the spinning backfists and locks the tube as they hit the cage. Kim does not give up yet. Shevchenko makes her pay straight again. She has the angle of a counter, but Kim pushes her to the fence and works short punches. They are kneeling shortly. Shevchenko faces the cage and throws more knees from the clinic until the time goes out. MMAjunkie gets Ram 10-9 for Shevchenko, who gets 30-27 shutout.
Result : Antonina Shevchenko def. Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap : Antonina Shevchenko picks out Ji Yeon Kim in UFC debut
Photos : Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Records : Ji Yeon Kim (8-2-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Antonina Shevchenko (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division : Women’s Airweight
Broadcast : FS1
Judge : Yves Lavigne
Round 1 – Glenn circles and attacks the legs. He goes high when Aguilar ducks lay, and they are restored. Heavy kicks are attacking early from Glenn. Aguilar burns from the left and then angles for a body park. When Glenn returns, he expects a punch. But it is Glenn who breaks him to the chin in the next exchange, and they are restored. Glenn misses one step in the elbow. But he is the one who led the dance so far. Higher working frequency early. Aguilar lungs forward and joins a body shot. Glenn grabs a leg and tries to convert to takedown, but Aguilar becomes free. Glenn crossed his left eye. Aguilar joins a big punch as he closes in the next. The shot wobbles him and he slips off. Aguilar is not in rush to finish, because he lets Glenn clear his head. Glenn’s right eye is, however, swelling closed. Another Aguilar left hand finds its way through. Glenn jumps with a double kick and takes a shot against the body. He goes high with a kick and punch in the clinic. Aguilar beats his body and forces him to come out. Another kick kick blocked from Glenn, taking a body shot in the counter. Glenn nails a right hook, but takes a hard body park. He shoots for a takedown and misses the cage. Aguilar will load back with a combination and expire. MMAjunkie gets 10-7 for Aguilar.
Round 2 – It looks like Glenn has an orbital injury. Aguilar winds up and strikes him with a left hand. Glenn pawing with his jab and front kick. Aguilar swings with power shots. Glenn goes high with a kick that’s blocked, and he tries to jab in. They collide when Glenn closes. Glenn pushes in again and binds to the fence. He misses an elbow when they loosen. The trades kick. More of a preliminary round this frame. Aguilar follows a combo with a kick. Glenn beats him to the left. Aguilar raises his body and he lands a rigth uppercut that Glenn closes. Glenn returns, and they carry it both. Aguilar with a kick to the body. Glenn does his usual thing, jabbing and pawing in before firing a kick or signing up for clinch. Aguilar makes his life tough with heavy strokes to keep him away. They have both tasted each other’s power, so they are a bit more careful. But Aguilar takes him back close as they come to the clinch area and Glenn is forced to recover. Heavy shot to Glenn and he takes a right hook. He continues and delivers a knee. Now a fireman nearby. Glenn lands a straight left and right elbow. Finally, his length begins to pay diviends. Aguilar ties up and hangs when the time goes out. MMAjunkie gets the frame 10-9 Aguilar, and he is up 20-18.
Round 3 – Aguilar leads a body park and this time Glenn counts just outside the flag as he approaches. An duck under clinch on the next approach, and Glenn has to recover. Aguilar knows he has to give Glenn an incentive not to swarm, and he does his best to use kicks and heavy strokes to keep a distance. Glenn resentment and catches him with a stop before he goes up the stairs with a kick. Heavy right elbows struck Aguilar, which looks worse for wear to the cage. Glenn beats him to the head with a kick. Glenn’s tank strategy is wearing him. The more Aguilar is standing there, the more it seems Glenn, whose working rate is higher. Aguilar lands nearby and takes a body park. Glenn will still be. A right hook from Aguilar falls Glenn cold. Aguilar flies away with bumps and elbows as Glenn tries to get fit. Aguilar runs out and goes on halfway. Elbows from the top. Glenn comes to his hands and knees and can not take the mount like Glenn scrambles. Back to his hands and knees, Glenn moves well to avoid the worst of Aguilar’s punishment. But he’s still on the bottom and gets tagged with a minute left. His left eye is almost completely closed. He succeeds in getting back, and Tognoni breaks them to replace his mouthpiece. He comes back in and gets swept off a kick. No end because Aguilar burns back with combos. Right elbow staggers Aguilar with a short time. Aguilar shoots for a takedown and gets hip thrown. Aguilar creeps back when time goes out. MMAjunkie gets Ram 10-9 for Aguilar in a 30-27 point that does not indicate the proximity of the action.
Results : Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Recap : Kevin Aguilar beats a gutsy Rick Glenn in bloody battle
Photos : Kevin Aguilar vs. Rick Glenn  Records : Kevin Aguilar (16-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Rick Glenn (21-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC)
Division : Spring Weight
Shipping ]: FS1
Judge : Chris Tognoni
Round 1 – Roberts works a jab and fires a forward kick and draws a heavy pair of hooks from Horcher. A heavy legyard almost hurts Horcher, who tries to fight when Roberts explodes with a combination. Roberts closes and burns a good knee before recovery. Horcher with a free kick and he takes a low kick. Roberts winds up for a right that is blocked and takes a shot. Horcher almost times a right hook; So far, he has tried to count a calculator of Roberts, which turns up big. Roberts with a knee in the clinic, and they break after a short fight. Heavy blows from both, but no one has really linked yeet. Horcher takes a right head hook and looks a bit wobbled out. He chases Roberts around the cage, pushes heavy hooks and can not get it done. They knock on gloves after the restoration, and again, roberts in a shot. He connects with another right, and they cling. Horcher twists him on the fence, and Roberts pummels for an underhook. Battle of Roberts, and the foot stamps from Horcher. Roberts can not seem to be free. The short elbow sets up a Roberts power guillotine, which almost takes Horcher horizontally twisting on the modified grip body. Horcher has nowhere to go after struggling for his life, and he cranes. Impressive turn.
Result : Roosevelt Roberts def. Darrell Horcher by Submission (Guillotine Choke) – Round 1, 4:50
Recap : Roosevelt Roberts uses nasty guillotine to finish Darrell Horcher in the first
Images : Roosevelt Roberts vs Darrell Horcher
]] Records : Darrell Horcher (13-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC), Roosevelt Roberts (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Division : Lightweight
Broadcast : FS1
Round 1 – Feints early from both fighters. Perez pulls a kind of blow from a kick. He covers and restores. Benavidez draws a hard counter of his own kick, and Perez captures a tracking park. Benavidez explodes with stroke and goes out. He kicks the leg and Perez grabs him and tries an arm triangle. It’s not there, so he has to give up. Benavidez continues to attack the leg before he explodes with big right hands. He goes to the body when Perez attacks with kicks. Another right hand is good and he tries his first uptake. Not there, so he punches in, lands clean before clipping to the fence. Knee nearby, and Perez becomes vacant. Perez går med sin raka höger och är blockerad. Han spelar en rak framåtfall medan Benavidez spelar hit och kör. Snabba attacker och sedan dra sig tillbaka. De handlar benskick och sedan krokar, och Benavidez bowlar över Perez. Stora slag överhead, och Benavidez pounds bort tills det verkar Perez är ute. Lavigne går in och rör dem, men stoppar inte det. Benavidez står över huvudet och går bort. Men kampen är fortfarande på gång. Perez kommer tillbaka till livet och börjar köra för en takedown. Benavidez kommer på ryggen och pounds bort med slag. Den här gången är det klart att Perez är ute och Lavigne gör sitt jobb.
Resultat : Joseph Benavidez def. Alex Perez via TKO (strejkar) – Round 1, 4:19
Recap : Joseph Benavidez får två TKO-finish av Alex Perez
Bilder : Joseph Benavidez vs Alex Perez
Records : Joseph Benavidez (26-5 MMA, 13-3 UFC), Alex Perez (21-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Division : Flyvikt
Sändning : FS1
]Referee: Yves Lavigne
Round 1 – Smith paws with his lead hand and kicks the lead leg of Batista, who's got his hands extended. Smith warns for extended fingers. Smith nails the body with a straight punch and follows with a front kick. The first time Smith sits down on a cross, Batista ducks under and goes for the doiuble-leg. Smith elbows the side of the head, aided by the cage, but eventually, he goes for a ride. In guard, Batista gets to work with his right hand. Smith throws his leg up and goes for a triangle. There’s too much space initially, but he adjusts his legs and pulls the head. Instantly, Batista’s hand goes out to tap. He briefly holds off, but eventually is forced to tap.
Result: Maurice Green def. Michel Batista via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:14
Recap: Maurice Greene scores slick submission of Michel Batista
Photos: Maurice Green vs. Michel Batista
Records: Michel Batista (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Maurice Green (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Mark Smith
Round 1 – Letson puts a right hand on her foe early on and then doubles with a side kick. Stoliarenko spins into a backfist, and the two reset after an early exchange. Letson’s left eye red. They’re slinging heavy leather early on, and Letson cracks with a straight left. An exchange of front kicks, and Letson side kicks Stoliarenko off her feet briefly. She looks to have a speed advantage early on. After firing back early, Stoliarenko’s pace has slowed. A spin kick goes nowhere, and Letson closes to put hands on target in two separate exchanges. Stoliarenko tries to set up a cross with a low kick and she’s short. Letson catches a pair of hooks when she gets a little lazy with her defense. Stoliarenko catching her a little bit more on the counter. Letson with a pair of straight lefts, and she closes for the clinch against the fence. Stoliarenko fights the trip takedown, and the two trade against the fence when Letson gives up. Letson’s kicks draw a charge from Stoliarenko, who’s having trouble gauging distance at range. She connects when Letson gives her a forward-moving target, but Letson is controlling at distance. Round ends, and MMAjunkie scores the frame 10-9 for Letson.
Round 2 – Letson comes in with a side kick to the body and then attacks with punches to the same target. Stoliarenko working the counter, and she spins out of nowhere. Swing and a miss. Letson attacks the legs and then comes in firing. Stoliarenko misses on the counter, but she catches a leg. Can’t covert to a takedown, and the two resume their kickboxing fight. Another side kick for Letson. Stoliarenko dives in the open and whiffs on the takedown. She closes again and draws a few straight shots from Letson. Stoliarenko almost there with a head kick, but still no dice. She’s a step behind in exchanges. Midway through the round, and Letson sinks a body kick. Stoliarenko ducks under and grabs a leg for a takedown. She can’t transition and winds up on her back, and Letson doesn’t want to follow her down. Letson back to chipping away with straight punches to the midsection and head, setting up with low kicks and her jab. Stoliarenko connects with a right hand, which prompts Letson to charge forward and fire back in an effort to get back. She lands two stiff shots and withdraws. She grabs the clinch and drives in for a takedown. Stoliarenko counters with a right hand. They exchange with short time, and Letson connects with a left. MMAjunkie scores the frame 10-9 for Letson, putting her up 20-18.
Round 3 – Stoliarenko misses a head kick and doubles with a low kick that initiates a trade of punches. Slightly more aggressive this round, Stoliarenko is trying to find a way in. Letson’s left straight is there for her when she gets close. Then the lead leg gets tagged. Stoliarenko puts a pair of right crosses on target, and she gets repaid with a left. For every attack, Letson seems to answer double. Another duck under leads to a takedown attempt, and Letson sprawls out. Stoliarenko jumps for the guillotine and drops back to the mat. She cranks with all her might, and Letson hangs on. A couple of tense seconds, but Letson gives the thumbs up. Stoliarenko can’t hang on, and Letson gets free with two minutes to go. Time to coast, and she draws a warning for action as a cut bleeds on Stoliarenko. She moves Stoliarenko to the fence and attempts some feeble ground and pound. She gets up, and Stoliarenko angles for an armbar. Letson stis back into guard and bides her time. Tognoni hasn’t seen enough and stands them up. Last dash for Stoliarenko, and Letson spins with a flair. That misses, and she takes a pair of punches fro Stoliarenko. A spirited exchange in the final seconds, with neither fighter doing a whole lot of actual damage. Round ends, and MMAjunkie scores the final frame 10-9 for Letson, giving her the 30-27 shutout.
Result: Leah Letson def. Julia Stoliarenko via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Recap: Leah Letson outworks Julia Stoliarenko, takes home split decision
Photos: Leah Letson vs. Julia Stoliarenko
Records: Leah Letson (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Julia Stoliarenko (4-3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Women’s featherweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Chris Tognoni
Round 1 – Means lets his left hand go early and clips Rainey in the second exchange. He’s walking Rainey down and gets poked in the eye, prompting a stop from Smith. Replay shows a finger straight in Means’ eye. Means gets right back to it on the restart. Rainey paws out a jab, but Means closes and gets a body lock to elevate for a takedown. Rainey blatantly grabs the fence and gets warned. Means trips Rainey back to the mat after Rainey manages to get up using the fence. Means all over Rainey with strike after strike. Rainey wearing all of it, and Smith closes to issue a warning to move. Seeing no intelligent defense, Smith steps in, and it’s clear Rainey is out.
Result: Tim Means def. Ricky Rainey via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:18
Recap: Tim Means steamrolls Ricky Rainey, calls out Diego Sanchez
Photos: Tim Means vs. Ricky Rainey
Records: Tim Means (28-10-1 MMA, 10-7 UFC), Ricky Rainey (13-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Referee: Mark Smith
Round 1 – Barcelos fires a few exploratory punches after getting his hands slapped with a high kick. Gutierrez stays on his kicks with both men fairly flat-footed. Feints from Gutierrez. Barcelos smacks Gutierrez for the first time with his hands, and he’s just waiting for a reason to follow up. Finally he comes in hot, and Gutierrez manages to avoid the majority of it before circling off. Nice jabs from Gutierrez, who’s doing his best to distract Barcelos. Slow advance from the Brazilian, who again exploades and lands a punch. But Gutierrez resets and potshots before circling off again. Clearly, Gutierrez has watched Barcelos’ highlights, and he’s not standing in front of his foe. Low kicks to frustrate the Brazilian. Barcelos takes a leg kick coming in and puts a punch on target before tripping Gutierrez to the canvas. He hesitates to jump in before finally setting into guard. Gutierrez trying to hike his legs up and stop the shots coming from overhead. Barcelos stands and kicks the legs. Gutierrez slaps him with an upkick and gives up side control as his opponent jumps on top. Barcelos misses an advance to mount and stands overhead. Gutierrez crab walks forward before deciding to stand. Barcelos closes back in and fires off a right hand before the two end in a staring contest. MMAjunkie scores the frame 10-9 for Gutierrez.
Round 2 – Gutierrez goes back to oblique kicks, and instantly he’s on defense as Barcelos closes. Knees and feints to keep Barcelos guessing, then low kicks. Barcelos charges and initiates the clinch. Easy takedown, and he’s on top with plenty of time to work. Ground and pound draws a warning from Tognoni, but follow up elbows good. Gutierrez covering up and trying to hang on. Looks like Barcelos is cut; blood all over Gutierrez. More ground and pound from Barcelos, who stands and tries to pass. In a scramble, Gutierrez gives up his back trying to scoot away and winds up seated against the cage with Barcelos setting up for the choke. Gutierrez turns and goes to his back in half-guard, and Barcelos works shoulder strikes. But elbows from overhead. Still plenty of time left. More punches from the Brazilian. Big elbows now, and Gutierrez is really wearing it with nowhere to go against the cage. Barcelos stands up and pounds down. Not looking good for Gutierrez. As Gutierrez sits up and tries to stand, Barcelos jumps on his back and sinks the rear-naked choke in a flash. Very quick tap from Gutierrez, and it’s all over.
Result: Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:12
Recap: Raoni Barcelos sliced open but submits Chris Gutierrez
Photos: Raoni Barcelos vs. Chris Gutierrez
Records: Raoni Barcelos (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Chris Gutierrez (12-4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Chris Tognoni