Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently put the finishing touches on its upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) fight card scheduled for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 17, 2012).
"St. Pierre vs. Condit" will mark the return of welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who has been rehabbing a major knee injury for the past 17 months, while Carlos Condit established himself as the division's interim kingpin earlier this year thanks to a controversial decision win over Nick Diaz.
In the co-featured fight of the night, Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann will collide in a pivotal 170-pound showdown that will likely determine the number one contender to challenge the winner of Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 154 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 154 QUICK RESULTS:
170 lbs.: Georges St. Pierre def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision
Pay-per-view main card (10 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks def. Martin Kampmann via knockout at 0:46 of round one
185 lbs.: Francis Carmont def. Tom Lawlor via split decision
185 lbs.: Constantinos Philippou vs. Nick RingFIGHT CANCELED (Find out why here)
155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos def. Mark Bocek via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Pablo Garza def. Mark Hominick via unanimous decision
FX Channel "Prelims" (8 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Patrick Cote def. Alessio Sakara via disqualification (punches to back of the head) at 1:26 of round one
205 lbs.: Cyrille Diabate def. Chad Griggs via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:24 of round one
155 lbs.: John Makdessi def. Sam Stout via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Antonio Carvalho def. Rodrigo Damm via split decision
Facebook "Prelim" (6:35 p.m. ET):
170 lbs: Matt Riddle def. John Maguire via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar def. Azamat Gashimov via submission (armbar) at 2:44 of round one
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins def. Steven Siler via unanimous decision
UFC 154 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
(Welterweight unification bout) Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit (170-pound limit):
Round one: St. Pierre takes the cage center early and he's pressing the action as Condit looks to counter for now. Right hand scores for St. Pierre and Condit misses over the top with a right of his own. St. Pierre dodges a Condit right hand and Condit is having trouble finding his range early. Both men trade jabs and St. Pierre shoots in for a takedown, dragging Condit to the canvas. Condit goes to mission control but St. Pierre avoids danger. Armbar attempt from Condit but St. Pierre avoids it easily. Big elbow from St. Pierre and he passes to half guard. St. Pierre postures up with heavy punches and it allows Condit to retain his guard. St. Pierre passes to half guard again and he's dropping punches from top position. Several short punches from St. Pierre and a nice left elbow. Condit pops to his feet at the end of the round and he's cut horribly on his hairline. There is a TON of blood. This could be a huge problem as the fight wears on. 10-9 St. Pierre
Round two: St. Pierre is back on the attack early, stalking Condit from the center and he scores with a big right hand over the top. Condit tries to fire back but St. Pierre backs off out of range. Head kick from GSP is blocked. Stiff jab from St. Pierre and Condit lands with a right hand. Condit throws a right to the body and jumps in with a knee but St. Pierre scores with a big right hand on the entrance. Condit still having trouble with his range and he throws a leg kick but St. Pierre times it perfectly and shoots in for another takedown, dumping him on his back. Big elbow from St. Pierre and Condit it bleeding horribly again. Condit rolls for a leg but St. Pierre avoids it and goes back to work with punches. Condit throws some elbows from bottom and St. Pierre backs off. Condit goes back to his feet and throws a head kick but it misses. Jumping kick from Condit comes up short at the end of the round and the entire right side of Condit's face is covered in blood. 10-9 St. Pierre
Round three: Leg kick from Condit and St. Pierre responds with a nice inside leg kick. Big head kick from Condit and St. Pierre is rocked! St. Pierre drops to his back and Condit swarms him with punches! St. Pierre retains full guard but Condit fires off an elbow. St. Pierre gets back to his feet and they reset. St. Pierre steps forward and throws a huge right hand. St. Pierre changes levels and dumps Condit on his back. Condit attempts a high guard but St. Pierre shuts him down. St. Pierre is mainly just recovering here from top position and Condit works his way back to his feet. St. Pierre has Condit in a body lock and avoids a Kimura, dragging him to the ground again. Condit almost sweeps St. Pierre but GSP uses it to pass to half guard. 10-9 Condit
Round four: St. Pierre presses forward, avoiding attacks but he eats another kick trying to land a left jab. St. Pierre closes the distance with a superman punch and throws a flurry, using the distraction to drag Condit to the ground. Condit is active from bottom with elbows, making St. Pierre have to cover up. Condit retains guard and St. Pierre goes back to throwing punches from above. Condit throws his legs up aggressively but St. Pierre turns awya from danger. Condit is thinking about triangle and he almost has it but slips free and again passes to half guard. Condit gets to his feet but St. Pierre still has a hold of him. St. Pierre tries to drag him to the ground but Condit takes top position briefly. St. Pierre forces a scramble and take top position with 45 seconds in the round. Condit attempts to get back to his feet as time expires. 10-9 St. Pierre
Round five: Big leg kick from St. Pierre and Condit responds with a kick. Spinning back kick from Condit but it doesn't land heavily. St. Pierre gets deep on a takedown but Condit fends him off. Big right hand from St. Pierre and Condit presses forward, throwing a combination and landing with his right hand. Condit is the aggressor now, pressing forward and scoring with his left hand. Big left hand from Condit. Stiff left jab from St. Pierre and then a double jab. He steps forward and Condit covers up but St. Pierre uses this opportunity to change levels and put Condit on his back. Condit gives up his back in a scramble and St. Pierre can't take it. Condit rolls but St. Pierre stays on top and drops some punches. Condit again looks for a Kimura but St. Pierre drops heavy elbows from top position as time expires. 10-9 St. Pierre
Final results: Georges St. Pierre defeats Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
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Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann (170-pound limit):
Round one: Big punch from Hendricks comes up short as Kampmann backs off. Hendricks steps inside with a right and then CRUSHES Kampmann with a left hand, completely flattening the Dane! One shot on the ground and that's all she wrote! WOW
Final results: Johny Hendricks defeats Martin Kampmann via knockout at 0:46 of round one
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Round one: Lawlor stepping forward early, firing off a left hand that comes up short. Lawlor shoots in and presses Carmont into the fence. Lawlor is keeping the pressure on Carmont but he eats a knee to the body. Another knee from Carmont and they trade short strikes on the inside. Carmont spins him around briefly but Lawlor is again taking inside position against the fence. The ref separates them and Carmont lands a pair of body kicks. Lawlor again works for a takedown and Carmont is fending him off by using a standing Kimura. They separate and Carmont ducks a big left hook and they go back to the clinch with Lawlor on the inside. Lawlor gives up on the takedown and they reset again. Right hand from Carmont and another kick. Lawlor grabs onto a guillotine choke and he drops to his back with 40 seconds left. Blood spills out of Carmont's mouth but he slips free and drops a huge elbow right at the horn. 10-9 Carmont
Round two: Heavy leg kick from Carmont to get things started and Lawlor still can't find his range with his punches. Nice right hand from Carmont and he checks a pair of kicks from Lawlor. Big knee from Carmont to the body and then a leg kick. He's starting to pick Lawlor apart from the outside. Lawlor closes the distance with a clinch and Carmont fends him off with underhooks and forces a break with a nice right hand. Carmont utilizing his reach well here and Lawlor shoots in for another takedown but Carmont stuffs it along the fence. Big left hook from Carmont and Lawlor again drops down and this time he puts Carmont on his back. Carmont wall-walks but Lawlor fires off a pair of knees on the way up. Again Lawlor turns the corner and puts Carmont on his back but Carmont attacks from his back. Lawlor escapes danger and passes to side control and again dives for the guillotine choke. Lawlor doesn't have it and Carmont hangs on until teh bell, dropping three huge right hand as time expires. 10-9 Carmont
Round three: Lawlor again shoots in for a takedown but gets stuffed. Left hand from Lawlor but he doesn't have much on it. Neither fighter landing anything heavy yet and Lawlor again presses Carmont into the fence. Knees from Carmont and then elbows. Lawlor attempts to turn the corner but Carmont fends off the takedown. Nice right hand from Lawlor as both men's pace has slowed. Carmont scores with an uppercut and then a body kick. This round is still up for grabs with a minute left. Leg kick from Lawlor and then a left hand but Carmont responds with a right uppercut. Lawlor shoots in again in the clinch and he scores some foot stomps. Carmont tries to reverse him in the end of the round but can't do it. 10-9 Lawlor
Final results: Francis Carmont defeats Tom Lawlor via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
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Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155-pound limit):
Round one: Dos Anjos opens with some wild in-cage movement and he fires off an uppercut but Bocek presses him into the fence. They attack with inside strikes before separating and dos Anjos goes to work with some leg kicks. Body kick from dos Anjos and Bocek presses inside with a clinch. Bocek changes levels and dos Anjos fends him off with a nice sprawl, throwing a heavy knee on the inside and then three more to the body. Lead right hook from dos Anjos and he steps out of the way before Bocek can counter. Bocek again closes the distance, pressing dos Anjos into the fence and getting very low looking for a takedown but dos Anjos fends him off again, firing off a double flying knee. Bocek scores a leg kick and dos Anjos responds with a huge kick of his own. Bocek tries to shoot in for another takedown but dos Anjos fends him off. Bocek throws short knees to the leg on the inside but dos Anjos defends and then throws a leg kick on the separation. Big left hand from dos Anjos and then a knee at the end of the round. 10-9 dos Anjos
Round two: Low blow from Bocek puts a halt to the action early. After the reset, Bocek shoots in for a takedown but dos Anjos reverses him and takes top position. Punches from dos Anjos and Bocek starts to work to his feet but dos Anjos drags him down again. Dos Anjos is trying to attack with a Kimura from above but Bocek fends him off and now he's trying to work for a takedown. Dos Anjos continues to fend him off, keeping Bocek's head down and Bocek's bleeding. Big left hand on the break and they reset to standing. Leg kick from Bocek and he shoots in for a takedown but gets stuffed easily and now dos Anjos turns the tables and puts Bocek on the ground. Heavy right hands from dos Anjos and Bocek is wilting from dos Anjos' pressure. Bocek tries to roll but dos Anjos has an arm trapped and drops hammer fists from behind. Bocek works back to his feet and dos Anjos has a body lock, tackling the Canadian to the canvas. Bocek turtles and pops to his feet but he eats a huge elbow from dos Anjos. Bocek is bleeding badly as the round ends. 10-9 dos Anjos
Round three: Bocek throws a right hand but dos Anjos avoids it. Dos Anjos is still moving like he was in the first round while Bocek is much more plodding. Takedown attempt from Bocek is stuffed and dos Anjos tries to shoot in but he can't get it to the ground either. Bocek takes inside position along the fence and he nearly drags dos Anjos down but dos Anjos blasts him with a knee and then tosses him to the ground. Dos Anjos is thinking about a Kimura again but he can't get it and they return to their feet. Leg kick from dos Anjos and then a flying knee. Dos Anjos drops a left hand to the body and fends off another takedown. They clinch and dos Anjos fires off a few more knees on the inside. Another takedown attempt from Bocek is stuffed and the ref separates them from the clinch with 50 seconds left. Spinning kick from dos Anjos and he's just playing it safe to avoid anything crazy in the final seconds. Jumping kick from dos Anjos right before the horn. 10-9 dos Anjos
Final results: Rafal dos Anjos defeats Mark Bocek via unanimous decision (30-27x3)
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Round one: Garza swings quickly attacking with a knee but Hominick is pressing the action, stepping forward aggressively. Both men trade heavy leg kicks and Garza is trying to utilize his length while moving backwards. Hominick steps forward with a slick combination along the fence, but Garza responds with a heavy knee to back him off. Garza throws a combination, finishing it off with a head kick but it's blocked. Heavy leg kick from Garza and he almost throws a big knee in the clinch. Good inside leg kick from Garza but Hominick responds with a solid right hand. Nice right hand from Hominick rocks Garza and Garza attempts a takedown but Hominick reverses him and lands on top. Garza attacks with an armbar but Hominick powers out of it. They return to the stand-up and Hominick scores with a leg kick and then a huge left hand to the body which hurts Garza. Garza drops and Hominick swarms but he ca't finish and Garza gets back to his feet. Garza returns fire and opens up a big cut on Hominick, pressing forward and attackgin with heavy shots along the fence as the round finishes. That was fantastic! 10-9 Hominick
Round two: Left hook to the body from Hominick and Garza returns fire with a heavy leg kick. These guys are really swinging hard here. Garza works for a takedown and he secures it, winning the scramble and taking top position in Hominick's guard. Garza doesn't do a lot from inside, but gets Hominick pressed against the fence, dropping a couple short elbows from above. Garza postures up and drops big punches as the ref warns him for action. Hominick keeps working for an omaplata but he can't secure it and Garza stays on top. Garza is doing some nice damage with his elbows from above and he really pours it on at the end of the round with a flurry of elbows and punches. Hominick is now cut on both sides of his face. 10-9 Garza
Round three: Garza opens with some kicks and Hominick is stepping forward aggressively again. Nice right hand from Hominick and Garza initiates a clinch but Hominick fends him off. Nice left jabs from Hominick but Garza lands a kick and then charges forward with a takedown attempt, dumping Hominick on his back again. Hominick needs to get back to his feet or he's going to lose this fight. Garza drops a few elbows and Hominick throws his legs up but can't get his legs positioned properly. After three minutes on the ground, Hominick puts his legs feet on Garza's hips and kicks him off to pop back to his feet but Garza stays right on him, pursuing the takedown. Hominick drops down attempting a submission but Garza avoids danger and stays on top in half guard. Garza avoids danger until the end of the fight. 10-9 Garza
Final results: Pablo Garza defeats Mark Hominick via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)
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UFC 154 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE "PRELIM" CARD COMMENTARY (FX):
Round one: Cote starts off with a leg kick. Cote coming forward with jabs. Sakara fires back with a combo. Sakara with the stiff jab. Sakara with another hard jab. Cote unloading as Sakara charges in! Sakara looks hurt! Cote is unloading with punches. Now Sakara reverses things and answers with some big uppercuts. Sakara with some big elbows on the fence now, and Cote looks badly staggered! Cote is down! Sakara is destroying him with hammerfists as Cote helplessly clings to a leg! It's over as Dan Mirgliotta steps in to save Cote. However, there were a decent amount of punches to the back of the head.
Final results: Patrick Cote via DQ (strikes to the back of the head) at 1:26 of round one
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Round one: Griggs charges in and eats a kick. Griggs rushes in again and gets clipped with a big punch. Griggs is on his back. Diabate goes straight to side control. Griggs pushes him off and gets back up, but Diabate grabs hold of the body lock and slams him right back to the canvas. Griggs is bloodied up already. Diabate has Griggs on the cage now. Griggs trying to wall walk and Diabate landing brutal knees as he tries to get back up. Griggs grabs a leg and takes Diabate down now. As Diabate gets back to his feet, Griggs grabs his neck for his choke. Griggs gives it up. Diabate takes his back. He's got the choke in and he's got it! Cyrille Diabate by RNC!
Final results: Cyrille Diabate via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:24 of round one
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John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout (155-pound limit):
Round one: Makdessi with the body kick as Stout rushes in throwing hands. Stout throwing a ton of combinations in the onset of this one. Stout comes forward and gets clipped by a left hook. Stout with the leg kick. Stout throws a big right hook, misses and gets clipped again by a short strike as Makdessi moves out of the way.Good jab by Makdessi. Good sidekick to the body by Makdessi. Fighters exchange punches in the center. Stout with a big right hand. Stout with the high kick. Stout with the combo. Stout with an uppercut that just missed the button. Hard outside leg kick by Stout, Makdessi catches it and lands a big right hand. Stout continues to push the pace, feinting a takedown. Good jab by Stout. Makdessi with a jab of his own. Stout shoots for the takedown but is stuffed. Makdessi with the quick jab. Body kick by Makdessi. Good jab by Makdessi again. Spinning back kick by Makdessi then another good jab. Makdessi has consistently popped that jab all throughout this first round. Ten seconds left. Good leg kick by Stout. 10-9 Makdessi.
Round two: Makdessi with the side kick to the body. Good right hand by Makdessi. Good counter left by Makdessi. Stout with the hard outside leg kick. Stout coming forward. Makdessi with the jab, once more. Good right hand by Stout. Good left hook to the body by Stout. Another good left hook by Stout, who then shoots for the power takedown, but Makdessi slips out of his grip and gets away. Back to center. outside leg kick by Stout. Good overhand right by Stout. Leg kick by Makdessi. Good jab by Makdessi again as Stout charges in. Body kick by Stout. Two minutes left. Stout has been the busier of the two, and has appeared to have better movement, but Makdessi has just been sittign in the pocket and picking Stout off every time he rushes in. Stout has brought the fight, but he's been hit in the face -- a lot. Stout with the combination. Makdessi able to avoid most of the barrage with good head movement. Good right hand by Makdessi to end an exchange. Good right hand by Stout. High kick by Makdessi. Stout grabs hold of a leg for a single leg takedown, but again, Makdessi is able to defend it. 10-9 Makdessi.
Round three: Good jab by Makdessi, picking up right where he left off. Switch kick by Makdessi. Leg kicks by both fighters as they stand in the middle and trade. Good left hook by Stout. Good jab by Stout. Good jab by Makdessi. Stout continues to come forward, as he has since the opening horn. Lots of energy by Stout, but he just has been dwarfed by Makdessi's technique. Makdessi's face is unmarked, whereas Stout is starting to really show signs of the punishment he's absorbed. Stout shoots and misses entirely as Makdessi dances out of the way. Stout with a good body kick. 90 seconds left. Hard jab by Makdessi sends Stout's chin flying in the air. Stout turning it on here, but it may very well be too late. Stout comes forward and eats a jab, right on cue. Stout shoots and misses badly again. 10 seconds left. 10-9 Makdessi.
Final results: John Makdessi via unanimous decision
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Round one: Feeling out process in the early going. Big right hand by Damm as he finally engages, sending Carvalho back to the fence. Carvalho with the combo, ending on a leg kick (missing largely with his punches). Good left hook by Damm. Leg kick by Carvalho. Carvalho with a good combo. Carvalho with another leg kick. And another. Damm really needs to start checking these. Damm with a leg kick of his own. Carvalho misses with the head kick. Hard outside leg kick by Damm. Carvalho with the leg kick. So far, these guys are primarily just trading leg kicks. Two minutes left. Carvalho goes high with the kick again, but it's blocked, just as before. Damm already has a badly swollen front leg, showing signs of a possible vessel burst. Carvalho with the inside leg kick now, switching things up. Fighters trade leg kicks again. Carvalho goes high again, blocked as before. Another kick to the lead leg by Carvalho. Good jab by Damm as Carvalho comes forward. Another good stiff jab by Damm. Hard outside leg kick to the same spot by Carvalho at the horn. 10-9 Carvalho.
Round two: Damm looking to be planting very gingerly on the lead leg. Right on cue, Carvalho nails him in the exact same spot. Damm rushes in throwing punches. Fighters trade leg kicks. The fans begin to boo in disapproval of the overall slow and methodical pace, thus far. High kick by Carvalho. Damm with the front kick to the body. Carvalho throws a head kick and misses, slipping and landing on his back. Damm pounces. Scrum on the ground and Carvalho is able to get back up. Halfway through round number two. Damm comes forward with a big combo. High kick by Carvalho. Carvalho with the inside leg kick. Damm with the stiff jab. Damm looking to push the pace. Big left hook by Damm. Carvalho comes back with a leg kick, then a head kick that ends up being blocked, for the most part. Damm with the leg kick, straight to a several punch combo. Front kick to the body by Damm. Damm with several jabs in a row. Carvalho's nose starting to bleed profusely. Big exchange by both fighters as time expires. 10-9 Damm.
Round three: Here we go. Final round between Antonio Carvalho and Rodrigo Damm in Montreal, Quebec, in the first fight on FX, as the prelims continue on. Very even fight, to this point. Damm rushes in, looking to tie things up, but thinks better of it. Carvalho throws the big leg kick attempt but Damm able to check it this time. Front kick to the body by Damm. Fans absolutely raining down the boos now. Another solid outside leg kick by Carvalho. Damm responds with a hard outside leg kick. Damm comes forward landing some big punches. Hard outside leg kick by Damm. Carvalho visibly winces. Damm swinging for the fences now. Inside leg kick by Damm, followed up with a flurry of punches. Carvalho paws the jab, then lands the inside leg kick. Hard front kick to the midsection by Damm. Another hard outside leg kick by Carvalho. Under a minute left. Carvalho throws several big punches but Damm able to move out of the way. Big overhand left by Damm lands on the jawline. 10 seconds left. High kick by Carvalho. 10-9 Damm.
Final results: Antonio Carvalho via split decision
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UFC 154 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE "PRELIM" CARD COMMENTARY (FACEBOOK):
Round one: Slow going early on. Very unlikely to stay that way. Leg kick by Maguire. Riddle rushes in and throws a nice combo. Maguire charges forward throwing punches. Riddle avoids a combo and lands a right hook. Hard leg kick by Riddle. Maguire answers with a leg kick and eats a flurry of punches in the process. Riddle with the jab and then one more. Good right hand by Maguire. Riddle with another hard outside leg kick. Maguire caught it momentarily, but riddle able to get his foot free. Riddle paws with the jab. Good left hook by Riddle. Two minutes left. Inside leg kick by Riddle then a good combo. Maguire catches a kick again, and Riddle gets out of it by throwing a crazy spinning back kick. Riddle with another hard outside leg kick. Maguire catches it again, then charges forward and pins Riddle on the fence. Riddle reverses. One minute to go. Good jab by Maguire, right on the nose. Good combo by Riddle. Maguire answers with a nice combo of his own. Riddle with the high front kick. Good left hook by Maguire. Maguire shoots but is stuffed at the horn. 10-9 Riddle.
Round two: Fighters meet in the middle and exchange combinations. Good leg kick by Maguire. Riddle backs him up with the combo. Front kick by Riddle. Maguire with the combo, ending on a thudding leg kick. Riddle walks him down. Maguire with the good jab. Riddle ties him up and gets double underhooks. Riddle leaning on him. Back to center. Big overhand left by Maguire catches Riddle behind the ear. Maguire starting to get loose. Riddle shoots, and Maguire flops to guard. Riddle stands over him, looking to land shots from the top. Halfway through round two. Riddle dives into the guard, interestingly enough. Maguire with the butterfly guard. Riddle postures up then out of the guard and to his feet, hovering over Maguire. Referee Yves Lavigne stands them up. Maguire with a nice combo then a single leg attempt. Riddle makes good use of his balance and reverses Maguire on the cage. Dirty boxing by Riddle. Maguire pushes off and back to center. One minute left. Hard outside leg kick by Maguire. Good several punch combo by Riddle. Good right hook by Maguire. Riddle shoots in and Maguire grabs hold of a guillotine front choke. Riddle is able to get out and they're back up. Riddle from in close, landing a barrage of punches and an elbow. They're brawling now! 10-9 Riddle.
Round three: Riddle with a solid right hook. Good jab by Riddle. Riddle is throwing punches in bunches now. Riddle ties Maguire up as he rushes in. Maguire with a good left hand on the break. Good jab by Maguire. Riddle with a good combo, Maguire answering with a stiff jab on the way out. Hard straight hand by Riddle, has Maguire backing up. Hard inside leg kick by Riddle. Good jab by Riddle. This third round has been all stand up, halfway through. Will be interesting to see if Maguire shoots for a takedown soon. Good left hand by Riddle. Maguire with a good right hook, but it doesn't seem to faze Riddle one bit. This kid almost seems to love being hit. Good exchange by both fighters on the cage wall. Maguire shoots, but is stuffed, and Riddle reverses him on the fence. Good knee by Riddle, straight to the body. One minute left. Riddle still leaning on Maguire. Riddle with more knees. Riddle tries to slam him, but Maguire able to maintain his balance. Under thirty seconds to go. Riddle throwing bombs. Riddle shoots and gets his neck tied up by Maguire. Little bit of extracurricular activity after the final horn. 10-9 Riddle.
Final results: Matt Riddle via unanimous decision
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Round one: Gashimov wit ha quick inside leg kick, right away. Menjivar with a big right hook to the body, countered by Gashimov with a right hand of his own. Gashimov shoots for a single leg and gets the takedown. Menjivar now on his back, employing the guard. Gashimov with an elbow from the top. Menjivar controls the arm, looking for a submission. Menjivar throws up an armbar attempt but is shaken off. Gashimov dives back into the guard and eats an upkick on the way in. Gashimov still on top, looking to score with some ground and pound. Gashimov with punches to the ribs. Good elbow by Gashimov. More punches to the ribs. Menjivar throws up an armbar attempt out of nowhere and he's got it! Gashimov taps and it's all over!
Final results: Ivan Menjivar via submission (armbar) at 2:44 of round one
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Round one: Elkins with a flurry of punches as Siler clinches up, then pushes off. Inside leg kick by Siler. And another. Siler with a straight right hand to the body. Leg kick by Siler again. Elkins with a combo, ending on an overhand right. Knee by Siler as Elkins clinches. Back to center. Elkins rushes in and ties things up on the fence. Elkins with double underhooks. Elkins using knees and working hard for the takedown. Siler answering with knees of his own. Elkins persists and eventually gets him down on his back and away from the cage. Elkins gets to side control, but is pushed back to guard by Siler. Siler throws up a high guard. Elkins postures up to rain some ground and pound and lands a big right hand. Elkins continues to work to pass and get to side control. Elkins is able to keep him in half guard, tying up a leg. Elkins has an arm under and inching up, looking for a choke. Siler is able to get his head out. Siler is able to sneak out the backdoor but is almost immediately slammed right back to the mat. Just under a minute left. Siler reverses but gets his neck stuck in a guillotine. Elkins cranks the choke with 29 seconds to go. Siler defends and it looks like he'll survive the round. 10-9 Elkins.
Round two: Elkins throws several punches in a row, keeping Siler at bay, then ducks under a right hand by Siler to shoot for another successful takedown. Elkins working for a neck crank, but Siler is able to toss him back inside his guard. Siler has done a good job of avoiding submissions and major damage, but he's clearly losing in this position. Huge upkick by Siler as Elkins postures up, and Elkins dives back into the guard. Siler rolls and Elkins takes his back! He's got one arm in and he's looking for the rear naked choke. Siler making use of the fence to protect against the choke. Just under three minutes left. Lots of time. Elkins has the bodylock in and is softening him up with punches. Siler sits up and tries to find a way out, and he's eating a ton of punches. Siler is starting to get bloodied up. Elkins goes for the choke again, but Siler uses two hands to control the right wrist and protect from the finish. Elkins continues to pepper with short strikes. Siler is taking a lot of abuse. Elkins almost has it in. He's got it! It's deep! Siler's able to get a hand in and he just avoids being finished off. One minute to go in what has been a one-sided drubbing of a second round, in favor of Darren Elkins. Elkins goes for the rear naked choke one more time, but he just can't get it. 10-8 Elkins.
Round three: Elkins throws a big overhand right. Elkins with a nice combo. Good jab by Siler. Elkins feints a shot then pulls out. Elkins with another solid combo. Siler looks totally winded. Elkins grabs the hips as Siler rushes in and slams him on his butt, once more. Elkins is a whopping 4-for-4 in the takedown category. Siler uses the cage to wall walk and is back up. Elkins is still glued to him and intent on bringing him back down to the canvas. Siler lands a good knee and is able to get free. Back to center. Good right hand by Elkins. Elkins shoots and Siler defends, but Elkins fights through it and gets the takedown again. Halfway through the third round of this, the first fight of the night, and Elkins is way ahead. Unless something very major occurs, Elkins should win this fight by unanimous decision. Elkins throws up a triangle attempt, then switches to "mission control." He's doing a good job of controlling Elkins' head, but he's not threatening. Elkins slips out and is back up. Siler comes charging toward him throwing punches, but Elkins dodges out of the way and takes him down once more. Siler is able to pop back up. Fifteen seconds to go. Elkins shoots and Siler grabs his neck for an "anaconda choke" attempt, but he runs out of time. 10-9 Elkins.
Final results: Darren Elkins via unanimous decision
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