We're just hours away.
Lost in the shuffle of all the recent drama from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its cancellation of UFC 151, is the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 5 event, scheduled for the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, TODAY (Sept. 29, 2012).
And the wait, my friends, is over!
"Struve vs. Miocic" will be headlined by a heavyweight battle pitting Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic. In addition, bantamweight brawler Brad Pickett will take on Yves Jabouin while The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15: "Live" contestant Andy Ogle goes to war against fellow featherweight and TUF veteran Akira Corassani.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight day (Sat., Sept. 29, 2012), which is slated to air at 4 p.m. ET on FUEL TV. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 1:45 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on FUEL TV 5 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ON FUEL TV 5 LIVE RESULTS:
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve def. Stipe Miocic via TKO at 3:50 of round two
Main Card (FUEL TV):
170 lbs.: Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Brad Pickett def. Yves Jabouin via knockout at 3:40 of round one
155 lbs.: Matt Wiman def. Paul Sass via submission (armbar) at 3:48 of round one
170 lbs.: John Hathaway def. John Maguire via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Che Mills def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (injury) at 3:28 of round one
Preliminary Card (Facebook):
205 lbs.: Jimi Manuwa def. Kyle Kingsbury via doctor's stoppage (eye swollen shut) at 5:00 of round three
145 lbs.: Hamid Corassani def. Andy Ogle via split decision
185 lbs.: Brad Tavares def. Tom Watson via split decision
183 lbs. (catchweight): Gunnar Nelson def. Damarques Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:34 of round one
145 lbs.: Robert Peralta def. Jason Young via KO at 0:23 of round one
UFC ON FUEL TV 5 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (FUEL TV):
Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic (265-pound limit):
Round one: Both men feeling each other out early and Miocic throws a 1-2 which is partially blocked. Jabs from Miocic back Struve up and he darts inside with a straight left. Nice combo from Miocic and he drops a left hand to the body. Miocic looking strong early. Leg kick from Struve and Miocic tires to go over the top with a right hand. Big right to the body from Miocic and Struve fires back with leg kicks. Nice right hand scores for Miocic and Struve responds with a right of his own. Straight left lands and Struve is not keeping Miocic on the outside at all. Again Miocic scores over the top. Head kick from Struve is partially blocked and Miocic fires back with a pair of blows to the body. Powerful knee from Struve and Miocic again scores with the overhand right. Leg kick from Miocic and Struve drops to his back looking for a leg but Miocic twists free and they reset. Miocic catches a leg and just misses with a heavy right hand. Struve throws a nice knee after wading inside and he backs off. Leg kick from Struve scores and Miocic responds with a kick of his own. Miocic just misses with a huge overhand right but follows up with a nice left jab before time expires. 10-9 Miocic
Round two: Heavy body kick from Struve and he lands a kick low but Miocic doesn't take much time off. Miocic presses forward and lands a slick pair of combinations. Miocic thinks about a takedown but gives up on it halfway through. Jab from Struve and Miocic lunges forward with a pair of body shots. Struve turns up the aggression and Miocic keeps going to the body. Miocic is getting backed up and Struve is turning it o.. Miocic seems fazed by the blows but he pushes Struve off. Miocic is definitely fading here and it's Struve who's the aggressor. Miocic plants and fires off with a big pair of shots and he lands a huge right hand to back Struve off. Nice combination from Struve and Miocic was briefly hurt. Miocic fires back with a combination to the body. Miocic slips and Struve blasts him with a huge right hand and then with some uppercuts. Miocic is really wobbly and Struve pours it on as the referee steps in to put a stop to it.
Final results: Stefan Struve defeats Stipe Miocic via TKO at 3:50 of round two
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Round one: Sadollah takes control of the cage center and Hardy works from the outside early. Leg kick from Sadollah and then another as Hardy backs him up with a right hand. Head kick from Sadollah misses and Hardy tries to go over the top with a left hook. Sadollah really looking to work his kicks here and Hardy counters with a big left hook. Hardy is really telegraphing the left counter but Sadollah walks into it. Head kick from Sadollah glances and Hardy's punches are getting more accurate. Sadollah looks more hesitant to engage because he keeps getting hit by the left. Sadollah clinches and pushes Hardy into the fence but Hardy reverses the position and he's on the inside. Nice right elbow over the top from Hardy and then another. Sadollah fires back with inside punches and Hardy attempts a takedown at the horn but Sadollah fends it off with the whizzer. 10-9 Sadollah but it was close.
Round two: Left hook from Hardy and a head kick. He backs Sadollah off with a right hand and then throws a leg kick. Now Sadollah is on the offensive as he throws a left hand and is holding his own. Hardy backs him off with a combination. Hardy drops to the body with his right hand and just misses with a haymaker. Nice right hand scores for Hardy and he closes the distance, lifting Sadollah up and dropping him on the ground with a takedown. Sadollah cagewalks back to his feet as Hardy is on the inside in the clinch. Sadollah reverses and both men spin around along the fence. Nice elbow from Sadollah and he scores with a right hand to back Hardy off as both men reset. Sadollah presses forward and Hardy changes levels, taking him down again and this time he drops a couple elbows. Sadollah threatens with an armbar and Hardy backs off but drops down with elbows to finish the round. 10-9 Hardy
Round three: Hardy closes the distance and he's got Sadollah pressed into the fence. Sadollah attempts a trip takedown and he grabs underhooks before backing off as both men reset in the center. Sadollah is bleeding under his right eye and Hardy presses him into the fence again. Nice uppercut from Hardy in the clinch and he backs off, looking to work some strikes in the pocket. Hardy catches Sadollah off balance and knocks him down. As Sadollah gets to his feet, Hardy shoots in and takes him down again. Sadollah is actively bringing his legs up looking for perhaps an armbar but Hardy is not concerned. Elbows from top position by Hardy and then a big pair of left hands. Sadollah threatens with a triangle but Hardy backs off briefly before dropping big elbows and some punches. Hardy is scoring solidly with strikes from above and Sadollah is bleeding heavily now. Sadollah turtles and gets to his feet as Hardy knees him. Huge combo from Hardy and he shoots in again for a takedown but can't secure it as time expires. 10-9 Hardy
Final results: Dan Hardy def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
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Yves Jabouin vs. Brad Pickett (135-pound limit):
Round one: Pickett walks Jabouin down and wings a left hook but he eats an eye poke. They reset and Pickett backs Jabouin off with a left hook. Both men trade big strikes and Jabouin scores with short kicks while Pickett mixes up his attack with punches and kicks to the head and body. Heavy kicks from Jabouin and Pickett is still walking him down. Pickett gets inside and scores with a big flurry of blows but Jabouin backs off and resets. Jabouin throws a nice side kick to create spacing and Pickett gets inside and fires. Nice combination from Pickett and Jabouin responds with a short kick. Leg kick from Pickett and he catches a spinning back kick, looking for a takedown but Jabouin stuffs it and pops to his feet. Huge right uppercut from Pickett and Jabouin is out cold! One punch from "One Punch" and Pickett dances "Gangnam Style" in victory! Wow!
Final results: Brad Pickett defeats Yves Jabouin via knockout
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Round one: Wiman opens with a leg kick and Sass immediately takes him down. Sass is on top in Wiman's closed full guard and positions himself near the fence. Sass drops back for a heel hook and Wiman avoids it, trying to pass guard but Sass throws up an omaplata. Wiman starts to get to his feet but Sass takes him down again. Now Wiman throws up his legs and he's got Sass in a triangle! Sass avoids danger and drops some big punches from top position. Wiman now is hunting for an armbar and he might have Sass in trouble here. Sass has his arms locked and Wiman extends Sass' arm and forces the tap! Wow!
Final results: Matt Wiman defeats Paul Sass via submission (armbar) at 3:48 of round one
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Round one: Both guys feeling each other out early and Hathaway throws a few kicks to get things started. Maguire is circling on the outside and it's slow going but Hathaway fires off a knee as Maguire backs into the fence. Nice left hand from Maguire catches Hathaway by surprise and Hathaway throws a glancing head kick and tries to swarm Maguire but can't contain him. Nice left hook from Hathaway and another head kick is blocked. Hathaway is trying to utilize his range by keeping Maguire on the end of his punches. Hathaway trips Maguire but doesn't take advantage. Instead he lands a nice right hand but Maguire responds by stepping in with a few shots. Maguire shoots for a takedown and Hathaway reverses him as both men reset. Hathaway steps forward with a right hand as time expires. 10-9 Hathaway
Round two: Very plodding round thus far as neither fighter takes initiative. Hathaway uses his length and Maguire can't get any offense in as neither fighter looks to be hurting each other much on the feet. This is like a gloried sparring session. Hathaway shoots in and takes Maguire down, staying on top but not passing guard. Hathaway drops punches but nothing heavy for the final two minutes of the round. 10-9 Hathaway
Round three: Hathaway controlling distance again with his length. Maguire needs to do something drastic if he wants to win this stinker of a fight. Hathaway keeps pitter pattering away from the outside and Maguire wings a few punches but can't land anything as this sparring session continues. Maguire scores a takedown with about 90 seconds left but he doesn't do anything with it. Maguire not passing guard here but he should be much more urgent. Maguire throws a few short punches but gives up on it and looms over Hathaway, eating a few up kicks at the end of the fight. 10-9 Hathaway
Final results: John Hathaway defeats John Maguire via unanimous decision (30-27x3)
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Round one: Ludwig sends out a pawing jab and Mills charges forward with a big flurry of punches and knees. Mills scores a takedown and he's already in side control. They scramble and Ludwig gets to his feet but Mills again takes him down into side control. Short elbows from Mills and Ludwig is bleeding. Ludwig turns into Mills and Mills attempts to take mount but Ludwig retains full guard. Ludwig throws his legs up looking for an armbar but he can't get it and Mills stands up, dropping down a huge right hand that just misses. They scramble to their feet and Ludwig falls to his back grabbing his knee and Herb Dean calls a stop to it. It appears Ludwig has suffered a leg injury.
Final results: Che Mills defeats Duane Ludwig via TKO (injury) at 3:28 of round one
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UFC ON FUEL TV 5 "PRELIMS" COMMENTARY (FACEBOOK):
Round one: Manuwa starts off with a good body kick. Kingsbury ducks under a left hook and scores the takedown. Kingsbury holds him down with a guillotine from the top. Manuwa doesn't look to have much a strategy here as he is kind of just laying there like a dead fish. Kingsbury, on the other hand, is doing little more than holding him down. Surprised to see this not being stood up by Marc Goddard. Kingsbury now transitions to a d'arce choke, sinching it in slowly. Manuwa finds a hole, as Kingsbury repositions his arms, slips out and back up. Kingsbury shoots and is met with a spawl. Good knee by Manuwa. Big left hand by Manuwa. Sidekick to the body and then a left hook by Manuwa! Manuwa lands a right hook, this time, and Kingsbury hits the canvas. Manuwa lets him back up. Manuwa charges in and lands a knee. Huge left hook to the body by Manuwa. Big kick and then a knee to the head by Manuwa. Kingsbury is taking a beating on the feet. One minute left. Big knee, then a head kick by Manuwa! He has him hurt! Manuwa is pouring on the punishment! Another knee! And another! Manuwa has him on the cage and lands a good uppercut. Kingsbury hits the canvas and Manuwa tells him to stand back up. Kingsbury's left eye is almost totally swollen shut. Manuwa is absolutely picking him apart. Good right hand by Manuwa. The horn mercifully sounds and Kyle Kingsbury currently looks like Sloth from "The Goonies." 10-8 Manuwa.
Round two: Inside leg kick by Kingsbury. Huge right hand by Manuwa. Kingsbury eats it, powers through, and lands the takedown. Kingsbury back on top, and he'll need to stay here to have any chance of winning this fight. Kingsbury was getting annihilated on the feet. Kingsbury landing elbows inside the half guard. Manuwa escapes out the backdoor and he's back up. Kingsbury clinches and drags him to the fence. Good knees by Kingsbury. Uppercut by Kingsbury. Kingsbury making good use of dirty boxing. Two minutes in to round number two. Manuwa finally reverses and gets back to the center of the cage, but Kingsbury is able to get his hands on him and bring him back to the fence. Manuwa reverses once more and lands some brutal knees. Manuwa scores with several big strikes, prompting Kingsbury to shoot. Manuwa goes for a Peruvian necktie, but is unable to secure it. He switches to a front guillotine. Kingsbury slips out and Manuwa stands back up. Good straight left by Manuwa, then a big left hook. Good knee by Kingsbury in response. Kingsbury gets the double leg takedown. One minute left. Half guard, as Kingsbury passes and gets side control. Manuwa looks a little gassed. Kingsbury looks like he's going to try for a crucifix but he doesn't have a lot of time left. Elbows by Kingsbury. 10-9 Kingsbury.
Round three: The round three bell is unanswered by Kingsbury, as the doctor calls an end to the fight, due to Kingsbury's left eye being completely closed from swelling. Manuwa with the stoppage victory.
Final results: Jimi Manuwa via doctor's stoppage (eye swollen shut) at 5:00 of round three
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Hamid Corassani vs. Andy Ogle (145-pound limit):
Round one: No glove touching at the onset of this one. Good leg kick by Corassani. Ogle patiently stands back with his hands up, waiting for a chance to counter. Corassani rushes in with a leg kick and is repelled by a straight right. Elg kick by Ogle. Good left hand by Ogle as Corassani rushes in. Good body kick by Corassani. but he is answered with a big left hook that momentarily floors him. Ogle charges forward with a combo. Corassani is already cut over his left eye. Ogle doing a good job of making Corassani fight his fight. Ogle ducks under a hook and lands a good body shot. Big left hand by Ogle! Corassani is down. Ogle dives into the guard and is on top. Corassani dusts off the cobwebs and is able to wall walk back to his feet. Ogle leans on him against the fence. Ogle clinches, but Corassani able to shake him off. Good body kick by Corassani. Big right hand by Corassani. Ogle looked staggered but he recovers. Just under two minutes left. Ogle shoots but is met with a sprawl. Good combo by Corassani. Corassani is starting to get loose and land a higher clip than his opponent. He's come on strong in this, the latter part of round one. Front kick by Ogle. Corassani ties him up, but Ogle reverses and goes for a takedown. Corassani circles and gets free. Ogle has developed a large swelling on the forehead. Will be interesting to see what role that plays in the rest of this fight. 10-9 Corassani.
Round two: Good left hook by Ogle. Inside leg kick by Corassani, then a kick that strayed low, but Ogle opts to continue with no pause. Ogle coming forward, looking much more aggressive than in the first frame. Good left hand by Ogle. Good combo by Ogle, finishing with a sweeping leg kick. Ogle switches levels for a takedown but nothing doing. Good combo by Ogle. Axe kick by Corassani, narrowly avoids the head of Ogle. Body kick by Corassani. Ogle shoots and is stuffed once more. Big overhand by Ogle misses. Ogle comes forward and eats several big punches. Ogle is starting to look desperate, as he is losing the stand up battle, and he's been totally unable to score with his takedowns. Two minutes left. Finally, Ogle times his takedown correctly, catches a leg and finishes the double leg. Butterfly guard for Corassani. Ogle tries to stay heavy on him as he attempts to wall walk. Ogle using the guillotine to control him, more than in an attempt to submit him. Corassani continues to try to stand back up, which actualy makes the choke of Ogle even tighter. Thirty seconds to go. Ogle with a tight squeeze around the neck, he releases and lets Corassani up, and Corassani lands a big right hand, blatantly after the horn. Very bad form. 10-9 Ogle.
Round three: Good combo by Ogle. Big right hand by Corassani as Ogle rushes in. That hematoma on his forehead has really risen to almost Mark Hominick proportions. It's ugly. Good left hook by Ogle from in close. Super close fight thus far. Ogle shoots, Corassani sidesteps him and lands a big kick. Ogle back up, and he shoots again, this time, successful. Ogle is close to taking his back. Corassani needs to play this carefully. Corassani can reverse here and take top position if he takes his time. Ogle using elbows to try and control his opponent's posture. Big elbows bow from Ogle to the side of the head. Two minutes to go. Corassani has his right arm trapped between Ogle's legs and is trying to better his position, but Ogle continues to punish him with elbows from the top. Ogle keeps the elbows coming, and these are nasty. He's going to town now on the side of Corassani's head. Corassani simply cannot get his arm free and he's taking a ton of abuse. This could be the turning point of the fight here. Twenty seconds left. Ogle goes for the back now and the rear naked choke. Solid round for Ogle. 10-9 Ogle.
Final results: Akira Corassani via split decision
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Round one: Tavares with a big jab right away. Watson with the head kick attempt. Watson with a good right hand, answered by a combo by Tavares. Tavares making good use of the jab, then transitions to a nice double leg takedown. Watson is able to get up quickly, but Tavares ties him up on the fence. Watson with a good elbow in the clinch, and they're back to center. Good combos by both fighters as the exchange. Big kick by Watson has Tavares backing up. Good right hand by Watson, answered with another good combo by Tavares. Watson with a knee that strays low -- and Tavares is going to get a few minutes to recover. That was brutal. Back to the action. Inside leg kick by Watson. Tavares with another great jab, keeping Watson at bay. We're halfway through round one. Watson catches a kick and looks to capitalize but Tavares angles free. Head kick by Watson. Watson with a good combo, then he clinches up and scores with knee to the body. Tavares with a good right hand inside the clinch. Watson ties him up again and brings him to the fence. Tavares able to work free once more. Tavares pops that jab again, then nails a big combo. Body kick by Watson. Inside leg kick by Watson. Good combo by Watson. Tavares ducks under a big left hook and scores another takedown. Watson looks to "wall walk." Tavares dumps him on his butt once more. Watson finally able to get back to his feet. Tavares lands with the jab, but walks into a low kick. Accidental, but Tavares will need time to recover. And we're back. Tavares with another solid combo. He clinches up and looks to land a knee, but Watson avoids damage and almost gets the takedown. Good left hook by Watson at the horn. 10-9 Tavares.
Round two: Body kick by Tavares. Watson answers with a front kick. Hard outside leg kick by Watson. Tavares continues to pepper with jabs. Watson clinches and lands a big knee. Good exchange as both fighters score with combos. Inside leg kick by Watson. And again, Tavares scores with a solid jab. Tavares looks for the leg, up against the cage, for the takedown. Watson defends. Battle for position on the fence. The Nottingham crowd voicing their disapproval. Back to center. Watson with a solid knee to the body. Tavares answers with a multi-punch combo. good body kick by Watson. Watson feints the uppercut with the left and lands a nice right. Watson comes back and lands a good left hook. Good body shot by Tavares. High kick by Watson. One-two combo by Tavares. Very even round in this highly competitve fight. Tavares shoots and gets the takedown. Tavares has his back! Just over a minute left. Tavares trying to get the arm under the chin. Watson is not in a good spot, but he's defending well. Tavares gives up the choke and looks to soften him up with strikes. Thirty seconds left. Watson tries to stand and Tavares goes for the choke again, pulling him back to the mat. Watson is able to survive the round, but is now clearly behind on the scorecards. 10-9 Tavares.
Round three: Tavares open up with the jab and follows with an outside leg kick. Another big jab by Tavares. Watson has just been a split second behind every exchange. It's been a close fight, but Watson just has not been able to get on top. Tavares with the takedown. Watson goes for the kimura, causing Tavares to give up position and stand back up. No sooner than they were back up, Tavares shoots for the double leg and has Watson on his back again. Watson actively working to get back up. And he's up. Tape issue with Watson's glove, brief timeout. Good jab by Tavares right out of the break. Good kick to the midsection by Tavares. Watson with a lazy left hook that Tavares ducks under and ties him up. Watson goes for a guillotine, causing Tavares to drop for a leg. Tavares gets back up and free. Watson shoots and has Tavares on the fence. Tavares stands and eats a big uppercut. Tavares answers with an uppercut of his own. Just under two minutes to go. Tavares shoots for a single leg but can't get it. Tavares pressed up on Watson on the cage, and Watson goes for a guillotine. Tavares persists with the takedown and has Watson down. Watson is back up. One minute to go. Watson will need to do something major here if he wants to ave any hope of emerging victorious. Tavares with another takedown. Watson springs right back up, but the repeated takedowns have to be scoring big for Tavares. Good combo by Tavares. Furious exchanges as the round and the fight come to a close. 10-9 Tavares.
Final results: Brad Tavares via split decision
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Damarques Johnson vs. Gunnar Nelson (183-pound catchweight limit):
Round one: Nelson calmly walks to the center in a non traditional stance, and he nails Johnson with a big kick, right away. Nelson's style reminiscent of Machida, to an extent. Big overhand right by Nelson, then he ties him up and takes him down, instantly. Nelson on top. Johnson does not want to be here. Half guard now. Johnson tries to use the fence to get back up, then he threatens with a leg lock, but Nelson is out quickly. Nelson punishing with punches from the top. Nelson passes to side control. Now he's in full mount! Lots of time and Johnson is in trouble if he doesn't get out of this soon. Johnson rolls and gives up his back. This might not last much longer. He's sinking in the choke! It's not under the chin yet. Nelson loosens him up with short strikes from behind. Big hammerfists to the side of the head by Nelson. Johnson has looked massively overmatched from the time the two touched gloves. Bodylock is in for Nelson. Johnson rolls to his belly and Nelson is close to getting the rear naked choke in. It's in! Johnson taps! It's all over!
Final results: Gunnar Nelson via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:34 of round one
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Round one: We're underway in the first fight of the preliminary undercard. After a patient first few seconds, Peralta rushes in and lands a huge right hand! Young is down! Peralta swarms him and it's all over! Ultra quick TKO win for Peralta!
Final results: Robert Peralta via KO at 0:23 of round one
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