Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for its next pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, UFC 165, which is scheduled to storm Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013.
"Jones vs Gustafsson" will feature a Light Heavyweight championship contest in the main event when top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter -- and dominant 205-pound kingpin -- Jon Jones puts his belt on the line against surging Swede Alexander Gustafsson.
Seventy pounds south, another world title fight between interim Bantamweight champion Renan Barao against Eddie Wineland will serve as the co-main event, while the rest of the PPV main card is smattered with solid Heavyweight (Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub), Middleweight (Francis Carmont, Constantinos Philippou) and Lightweight (Pat Healy, Khabib Nurmagomedov) mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 165 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 165 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC 165 Main Event:
265 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson -- Jones wins via Unanimous Decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)
UFC 165 Co-Main Event:
135 lbs.: UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland -- Barao wins via TKO (head kick & punches) 0:35 rd 2
UFC 165 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub -- Schaub wins via Technical Submission (D'arce choke) 4:04 rd 1
185 lbs.: Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou -- Carmont wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
155 lbs.: Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov -- Nurmagomedov wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
UFC 165 FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci -- Jury wins via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis -- Reis wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
170 lbs.: Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson -- Thompson wins via KO (punches) 1:27 rd 2
135 lbs.: Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura -- Gagnon wins via Technical Submission (guillotine) 4:05 rd 1
UFC 165 Facebook Prelims (6 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Renee Forte vs. John Makdessi -- Makdessi wins via TKO (punches) 2:00 rd 1
155 lbs.: Jesse Ronson vs. Michel Prazeres -- Prazeres wins via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Roland Delorme -- Caceres wins via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
265 lbs.: Nandor Guelmino vs. Daniel Omielanczuk -- Omielanczuk wins via KO (punch) 3:18 rd 3
Braiterman here, all night long.
UFC 165 MAIN CARD COMMENTARY PLAY-BY-PLAY (PPV):
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Round one: Gus in blue, Bones in black and we have Biiiiiiiiiiiiig John enforcing the rules. Jones is a.... Ruff see do fighter? Sorry Bruce, I missed that one. Jones looks like he won't touch gloves, but does at the last second before they head back to their corners. They each throw long strikes at each other. Kicks to all levels. Jones can't get a takedown. A second spinning back kick from Jones. Two, three oblique kicks in a row from Jon. Superman punch from Jones. Gus uppercuts the armpit. Left hook from Gus. Gus dances but doesn't land a side kick. Jon misses a big right and so does Gus. Left from Gus lands and Jones has a cut. Back kick to Gus lands. High kick from Jones misses. Gus lands a combo. Leg kick from Jones and another. Superman punch from Gus doesn't land flush. Jones lands that spinning back kick a forth time and Alexander Gustafsson has taken down Jon Jones! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Jones stands up soon with no damage done. Jones pushes off Gus's face and pokes Gus in his right eye. Spinning elbow from Jones. Jones looks for a takedown and bails on it to land an elbow.
Why not, 10-9 Gustafsson.
Round two: Jones getting that eye worked over in between rounds. Leg kick from Gus. Big leg kick from Jon that stumbles Gus. Gus catches a kick and trips Jones down, but Jon goes after Gus' legs and tries to take Gus down. Gus runs away and keeps running until Jon can't get his legs. Jon can't get the takedown again. Big left jab from Jones. Gus with an overhand that misses, but he lands a left a few seconds later. Kick from Jones to the body. Jones has thrown another two spinning back kicks to the body and he lands a clean head kick to Gus. Gus shoots a takedown and he whiffs. Jones misses a jab and Gus fires a big left counter that misses. Gus with a right. Another spin kick to the side from Jones. Leg kick from Gus. Double jab from Gus. Jones misses a big overhand. Jon gets his kick caught and Gus tries to kick the leg out from Jones, but misses. Jones goes for the pro wrestling rolling kick, misses, but scrambles into a takedown that he again cannot complete. Gus with a right. Uppercut from Gus.
Round three: Gus has looked a hell of a lot better than most of us thought we would. Especially in the boxing. Another solid leg kick from Jones. Uppercut from Gus. Gus gets a right blocked. Brazilian kick misses from Jones. Jones misses a knee out of a clinch. Double jab low and high from Gus. Right from Gus. Another to the body. Oblique kick from Jon and a high kick lands. Both dudes have shown nice chins here. Uppercut and a right from Gus. Jones with a kick. Right from Gus. Another head kick from Bones. Jab from Jon. Left from Jones grazes. Front kick just misses for Jones. Body jab from Gus. Kick to the body and a left from Jones. Oblique kick and a jab from the limbs of Bones. Gus with a 1-2. Shot from Gus gets stuffed. Gus catches Jon's kick again but can't get him down. 1-2 from Gus. Spinning elbow from Jones that Gus mostly ducks and he tries to turn into a takedown. Fails.
Close, but I'll score it for Gus for the early half of the round.
Round four: Left from Jones. High kick gets blocked. He lands a right, though. Gus evades the clinch takedown again. Right from Gus lands. Jab from Jones catches Gus coming in. Again. Leg kick from Jon. Jab from Gus. Jones shoots, but Gus stuffs it. I wonder if Rogan's thoughts on Jones' toe isn't accurate. Gus lands clean three times. Jones gets a clinch and backs him into the fence... but wow, Gus escapes again. Two lefts from Gus and Jones misses an uppercut. Jones tries a power double and can't land it. Spinning kick from Jones. And a head kick. Hell of a chin from Gus here. Jones misses a step-in elbow and a spinning one. Lands the spinning one. Gus is hurt and Jones is swarming. Jones... tries for a takedown? Gus stays standing, but he's bleeding badly. Huge elbow from Jon. Flying knee and Gus is showing a warrior's heart.
10-9 Jones for the end, despite losing most of the round.
Round five: Gus lands a punch. Gets a right hand in and he looks recovered. Jones needs a big technique like he did in the last round, because he's getting outboxed again. Gus with a nice uppercut and a left. Huge kick and superman from Jones. Jones slips a right. Step in elbow from Jones connects. Gus with another uppercut and tries a single before bailing. Right from Jones. Jones FINALLY lands a takedown, but Gus is scooting back to the cage and he wall walks without taking any damage. Jones lets go. Head kick from Jones again. Gus has eaten like... four of em. Make that five. Gus ducks the spinning elbow. High kick again. Gus stuffs a takedown and tries a spinning elbow of his own. Two leg kicks from Gus. Both men are tired here. Uppercut from Jones. Another head kick from Jones. He should be spamming them if you ask me (not that anyone did). Jones is damn tired. 30 seconds. Head kick from Jones. Uppercut from Gus. Yet another head kick. Flying knee from Jones lands. What a hell of a fight.
10-9 Jones for a 48-47 on my card.
Final result: Jon Jones wins via Decision (unanimous) 48-47 x2, 49-46
UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
Round one: Wineland in red, "Pegadao" in black and we get Lavigne to make sure nothing goes haywire. Wineland declines the glove touch as they come out. Wineland with feints and doesn't land a 1-2. Lefts from both fighters glance. Leg kick from Barao and Wineland eats it to punch over the top. Overhand from Wineland. Shot from Barao is stuffed and Wineland backs him into the fence. Quick breakage from Yves. Barao switches to southpaw and throws a big high kick that Wineland half eats, half catches and he pushes Barao to the ground (but he lets him up). Barao misses on a spinning kick. Wineland with a 1-2-low kick. Barao throws a body right and a head left, neither flush. Leg kick Barao. Barao shoots a long takedown that goes nowhere. Barao with a right. Inside leg kick and a right from Renan. They both punch the jaw.
Close round. Wineland looked better early, but Barao had a better second half. I'll say 10-9 Barao
Round two: Left from Wineland. HUGE spinning back kick that Wineland ducks into and we are DONE! Barao finishes up with some superfluous punches on the ground, but that kick was your knockout of the night, folks.
Final result: Renan Barao wins via TKO (Head kick and punches) 0:35 rd 2
Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
Round one: I would surely like some violence after that last fight. Mitrione in black, Schaub in green and we've got Tan Dan as the 3rd. Mitrione in center cage. Schaub hit him just a bit with a left. Big inside leg kick from Mitrione. Overhand from Schaub misses. Right from Schaub as he surges forward. Solid left from Schaub. Schaub can't complete a takedown and Mitrione goes back to stalking. Another inside leg kick from Matt. Overhand from Schaub hits shoulder, but he gets in a jab. Schaub fakes a takedown and goes forward with punches. Schaub actually shoots the takedown and gets his hands clasped. He slams Mitrione down. Schaub shooting for a D'arce and Mitrione gives a thumbs up, but Rogan ain't buying it and Schaub finishes the choke, putting Mitrione unconscious.
Final result: Brendan Schaub wins via Technical Submission (D'arce) 4:04 rd 1
Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou
Round one: "Limitless" Carmont in black, Costa in white and we have John McCarthy to referee it. Couple of kicks from Carmont and a big snapping leg kick. Carmont with a takedown and nails the double. Costa moves to the cage. Carmont with a hook in and punches with the left hand. Four good lefts. Make it five and Carmont sneaks the hand under the chin. Costa rolls to his back to escape. Half guard. Carmont gets free and hits a right, but Costa gets full guard. Elbow from Carmont and Costa threatens an armbar. Carmont defends and steps over to side control and now north-south. Side. Half. Full. Elbows from bottom for Costa and they scramble into an omoplata position. Carmont back in side control and a punch. Heavy on top is Carmont, Joe. Upkick from Costa as Carmont stands.
Round two: Carmont perfectly times a takedown and elicits the Georges St. Pierre comparisons (who is in his corner). Full guard that Costa opens up to try and stand. Loose half. Knee to the body from Carmont. SUPER CLOSE UP of the back of GSP's head as he calls out instructions to Carmont. Half guard and a big punch. Not much and we've got a standup at 2:10 left. Costa misses an uppercut as Carmont ducks down and gets a single. Kimura attempt from Carmont and he gives it up. He postures and gets in a bunch of right hands. Carmont stands and dives down with a left to the jaw.
10-9 Carmont again.
Round three: Carmont misses a wheel kick. Costa misses a 1-2. Carmont then takes his turn to miss on two head kicks. Leg kick from Costa. Another and Carmont times it for a takedown and powers him down. 4-4 so far on the takedowns. Half guard and Carmont is doing more damage vocally than he is physically now. RRRLLAAAGH as he hits a short shot. Every time at this point - calm down, Francis, you've won this fight on the scorecards, you don't need to convince the judges with that stuff. Costa kicks him back and goes to stand, but Carmont chugs back in and keeps him down. Costa tries a guillotine and can't get it from half guard. Carmont moves to the side and grunts down a couple more strikes. This sounds like a bad women's tennis match in here. Sakuraba double hammerfist here.
Easy 10-9 Carmont, maybe even a 10-8.
Final result: Francis Carmont wins via Decision (unanimous) 30-27 x2, 30-26
Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round one: "Bam Bam" Healy in red, "Eagle" Khabib in white, we're graced by the presence of Lavigne again. Khabib with a left uppercut. Healy circling and coming forward and Khabib backpedaling. Leap in left from Khabib while Healy surges and pressures. Left from Healy. Khabib catches a kick, but misses the retaliation punch. Leg kick from Khabib and he misses that uppercut again. Flying knee from Khabib and he might've hit solid. Another one, but this one doesn't land. Right uppercut glances off the head of Healy. Big right leg kick from Healy. Khabib's mouthpiece falls out and Yves stops it to get it washed and in. Healy with a right and a body right. Eagle with another uppercut that rakes across the face of Healy. Healy still coming forward and lands a right. Another jumping knee from Nurmy here. Healy comes forward and Khabib gets a takedown. Healy stands and Khabib shoots, turns the corner and gets Healy down. Huge elbow and a big right hand for Khabib at the end.
Round two: Jab from Healy to open it up. Khabib with an uppercut and Pat lands a right at the same time that stumbles the Eagle. Body lock from Khabib and he powers through a takedown. Pat eats two big rights but they break. Leg kick for Healy. Pat with a left and backs Khabib into the cage, but Khabib circles away. Left from Healy. Head kick from Khabib gets blocked. Lead left hook from Khabib lands, though. Healy has been moving forward this whole damn fight, and Khabib looks to be tiring. Healy lands a few punches now and Khabib is getting timed by Healy. Khabib with a knee and slips so Healy lands on top. Khabib stands and gets a bodylock. Khabib lands some punches as they break. 1-2 from Healy. They stall against a fencepost and Healy stuffs a single. Uppercut from Khabib. Anohter. Healy with a left. 1-1-2 from Healy, but only one jab hits. Khabib with a huge double in the center of the octagon. Body punch from Khabib.
Very close round, but I'll give it to Nurmagomedov. I won't argue a Healy round too much.
Round three: Healy still coming forward. Left from Khabib and a right from Healy. Healy stuffs a takedown. They trade lefts. Clinch on the fence, Healy lands a knee to the spleen side. High kick from Eagle is blocked and Healy grabs air on a takedown. Eagle with a takedown into full guard. Left from Nurmy, and a right to the body. Pat rolls into him and is unsuccessful. Two rights from Khabib. Healy trying to wall walk as his corner screams at him. Khabib pulls the legs out, but Healy regains them and stands. Khabib scoops up both of Healy's legs and does the old Matt Hughes - carrying him across the cage before slamming him. Two minutes left and full guard again here. Eagle holding onto position, but now he postures up and is landing four, five, six solid punches before falling back down on top. More GNP from Khabib. Healy is unable to get up here with 30 seconds left and he's bloody. Big right from Khabib. 10. Right from Eagle and that's all she wrote.
Final result: Khabib Nurmagomedov wins via Decision (unanimous) 30-27 x3
UFC 165 FOX SPORTS 1 "PRELIMS" PLAY-BY-PLAY (FS1):
Round one: Ricci in yellow, Jury in red and we have Big John McCarthy. "Reachy with that 3-inch reach advantage." Thanks, Goldy. Feeling out process here that I guess Ricci would be winning with some jabs so far. Left from Jury. High and low kicks from Jury. Good right from Jury that lands solid. He misses another. Ricci throws a straight left that hits nothing. Jury swings and then changes level for a big double-leg. Ricci scoots back to the cage to wall walk. Jury holding onto the legs. They posture back and forth in this position. Jury holds onto the right ankle, not letting Ricci stand. Ricci looks for a Kimura to try and sweep. Ricci with elbows to the side of the head, probably five of them. Ricci stands and they break.
Round two: Again a slow feeling out process to start this round on the feet with neither man landing solid. Ricci looking to have better timing this round so far, but he hasn't really damaged Jury much. Straight left from Ricci. Jury misses the overhand, as does Ricci. Crowd is getting restless here, midway through the fight. Slow round with 1:45 left. They clash and Ricci ducks under. He stumbles but gets back up. Jury with a low ankle that he lets go of. Jury tries a spinning backfist that doesn't land. People who say they hate the ground game and it's boring can take a look at this for a dull standup affair. Jury tries for a takedown and can't get it. Ricci misses an elbow.
10-9 Ricci? Whatever. 10-10.
Round three: I'm a bit surprised that Jury is giving Ricci that much respect in the standup, as he hasn't been hurt with anything so far. Jury gets a double, but Ricci has his back to the cage and is doing a good job at preventing Jury from establishing good position. Jury with a body lock, switches to a double that Ricci defends for a bit. Ricci down again. Ricci switches it up and now he's shooting a single. Now Jury back on top. Pretty miserable round so far again. They keep scrambling, and it seems all we can hope for is a McCarthy standup. Finally a weak punch from Jury with one hook in. And a couple more. Minute left. Ricci spins and is now on top. Jury kicks him off and Ricci goes for the head. He spins around and looks for a Kimura, but breaks off and elbows. Ricci back on top. Bleah.
10-9 Jury I guess. Send both of these guys way down the prelims on a FS1 card, please.
Final result: Myles Jury wins via Decision (split) 29-28 x2, 28-29
Round one: Reis in white, Ivan in black and we have Lavigne again. Reis blocks a head kick. Ivan with a body kick. Reis feints a couple jabs and swings a big left that misses. High kick and Reis slips, but he's up. They trade inside leg kicks. Ivan ducks under a big punch. Reis misses a big left, too - he's firing everything hard. They fight in the clinch with Ivan throwing knees and Reis tossing uppercuts. Ivan seemed to get the better of that. Body kick from Ivan and another that gets blocked. Reis has been landing heavy leg kicks most of the round. Reis surges forward with punches and I think one or two of them landed. Menjivar circles away from power punches. There's the takedown attempt from Reis and he completes it. Reis circles Ivan away from the cage and Ivan ties up one arm while throwing non-stop pitty pat punches from the bottom. Couple elbows from Reis.
I guess 10-9 Menjivar, but with the judging tonight, that takedown and guard play might have won the round for Reis.
Round two: Ivan with an overhand right and high kick that both miss. Leg kick from Reis. Ivan with a slapping right hand. Another trade of leg kicks. Reis catches a kick and goes for a takedown. He gets Ivan to the cage and gets the takedown. Reis stands over Ivan. Reis crashes down with a punch that misses and Ivan takes the opportunity to stand. They're clinching and Ivan breaks away with an elbow. Menjivar keeping his front shoulder high in Mayweather fashion. Great timing from Reis and he lands a double. Full guard. Ivan with short punches and elbows from bottom. Reis tries a few shots. Ivan tries for deep half and doesn't get the sweep, so he abandons it. Back to full guard. Reis not being active here, but probably winning the round? Ivan is being active from bottom here. Reis with a couple punches, but Ivan escapes and stands. Knee from Ivan.
Round three: Ivan going risky with kicks here, given his inability to stay standing. Ineffective trading and some leg kicks. Reis tries for a takedown, but it's ill-timed and Ivan stuffs it with a guillotine. Ries breaks it and eventually drags Ivan down. Reis lands in full mount. Reis breaks the arm grip and gets a left elbow in. Reis trying for an arm triangle that Menjivar defends. Reis is doing very little with this mount. Couple of lefts as he stays heavy. He opens up with about five good body punches. More lefts, but nothing heavy. Forty seconds left and Ivan gets to half and then full guard. The problem is he's losing this round badly. Thirty seconds and Reis isn't doing much. Ten. A couple punches and that's that.
Final result: Wilson Reis wins via Decision (Unanimous) 29-28 x3
Round one: Big John McCarthy in there with the "Menace" and "Wonderboy". Thompson in the blue spandex and Clements in White. Kicks are flying everywhere. Front roundhouse for Thompson, spinning back for Clements. Legkick from Clements. Side kick from Wonderboy. LOL! Clements with a spinning sweep kick that knocks Thompson down. SWEEP THE LEG, JOHNNY!! Thompson with a clinch against the cage. Single-leg from Thompson and he finishes it. Clements stands and they separate. They trade overhand rights. Liver kick from Thompson. Leg kick from Clements and a right hand from Thompson. Clements clinches and bodies Thompson into the cage. Thompson reverses and wades away from a big right. Clements misses a high kick and slips - Thompson follows him down. Clements uses a whizzer to stand, but Thompson uses that overhook to hip toss him. Clements stands and eats a solid left. Jab from Wonderboy and a solid leg kick. Clements looks like he's a bit tired. They collide and Thompson gets a trip from a body lock. He ends the round on top.
Round two: Thompson flicks out his lead leg like a jab and glances it. BIG punch combo from Thompson that drops Clements and Thompson follows him down into half guard. Clements rolls out and Thompson stands back. Right hand wobbles Clements and he drops him with a left that crumbles Clements. Big John rushes in and saves Clements from further brain damage.
Final result: Stephen Thompson wins via Knockout (punches) at 1:27 rd 2
Round one: Nothing like a 25 minute break in between fights. Kimura (who has no wins via Kimura) in the black, Gagnon in blue. Yves, the ref. Trade of legkicks to open. Kimura with the right hand and tries a takedown that fails. Gagnon misses a left, but lands the next one. Leg kicks from Kimura. Nice left from Gagnon. Inside leg kick from Gagnon. Kimura might have a broken nose. Flurry from Gagnon. Body punch from Kimura and a left. Lead hook from Kimura. Kicks from Gagnon. Body punch hurts Gagnon and Kimura comes forward with a flying knee that Gagnon turns into a takedown. Kimura rolls to a heel hook that Gagnon escapes from. Big punch rains down from Gagnon. And a big right again. Kimura stands up and eats a couple for his troubles. A punch from Kimura lands. Kimura goes for a takedown, but Gagnon latches onto a guillotine. He drops into full guard and chokes Kimura unconscious. Yves Lavigne jumps in and breaks it up quickly.
Final result: Mitch Gagnon wins via Technical Submission (guillotine choke) at 4:05 of rd 1
UFC 165 FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE "PRELIMS" PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Renee Forte vs. John Makdessi
Round one: I like Forte's walkout with the Pancho Villa hat and gi. "Bull" Makdessi in the black, Forte (pronounced "forsh") in blue. Todd Anderson the ref. Forte with a headkick and Makdessi with a body one. Spinning back kick to the liver from Makdessi. Forte pushing forward with the jab. Huge right hand counter from Bull and Forte is planted face down on the canvas, center-cage. Forte rolls to his back and Makdessi follows up with solid ground punches. The replays show that Makdessi landed a clean right behind the ear that jacked Forte's neck and equilibrium.
Final result: John Makdessi wins via TKO (punches) at 2:00 of rd 1
Round one: Prazeres in the purple, Ronson in black and Yves Lavigne will try not to screw up as the ref. Madame Celeste displays her cardboard holding skills. Prazeres with a couple of slamming kicks early and gets a single. Ronson fights it off for a bit, but Prazeres turns the corner and is in side control. Prazeres tries to mount and Ronson takes the opportunity to stand. Prazeres clasps his hands together and picks up Ronson for a slam. Half guard. Side. Fails on a mount pass but still in side. Short elbows from Prazeres. Ronson rolls but Prazeres gets his hooks in and takes the back. Neck crank attempt but Prazeres is racking up the style points. Punches from Prazeres now under the armpit. Rear naked attempt. Ronson rolls, but Prazeres maintains the position. Ronson has defended successfully, but lost the round.
Round two: Kick from Ronson to open up. He should be careful with those - he does not want to get stuck in quicksand again. Aaaaaaand Ronson comes forward, Prazeres ducks under and gets the takedown. Ronson scrambles up, but Prazeres is like a terrier on a rat and keeps after the leg, landing another takedown. They're back against the cage with Prazeres on top. Prazeres can't really do much at this angle and Ronson eventually breaks free. Ronson with a 1-2. Prazeres catches a kick and punches Ronson as he limp-legs away. Prazeres chases him into the cage and takes him down. Ronson blatantly holding onto the glove and Yves ignores it. They stand and clinch. Ronson with a whizzer to stay standing and they break. Right to the body from Ronson and a head kick that lands good. Body kick for Ronson. Jab that Prazeres ducks under, but Ronson stuffs it. Another attempt from Prazeres and this might start to lean in Ronson's favor.
10-9 Prazeres again for the first half of the round, but I wouldn't be shocked if a judge scores it the other way.
Round three: Front kick to open this final stanza from Ronson. And a jab. Ronson with some fancy footwork and glances an uppercut. Snappy calf kick from Ronson. Head kick from Ronson. Nothing but air on a hook from Prazeres. He lands a right, however. And a second. Uppercut from the clinch from the stocky Brazilian. Ronson with the wild footwork again, but misses a left this time. Prazeres tries to take him down, but fails. He's slow getting up and Ronson comes over him to stand and land a bunch of leg kicks. 1-2 from Prazeres. Left from Ronson. Another to the body. Ronson misses a jab. Prazeres with a huge double-leg and lands in half guard. 55 seconds left. Back control. Ronson is on his feet, but has Prazeres draped on his side. Ronson lets out a roar and slams Prazeres down. He flails some ground and pound as the round ends.
Close round, but I guess I'd give it to Ronson 10-9.
Final result: Michel Prazeres wins via Decision (split) 29-28 x2, 28-29
Round one: Caceres with the Afro and white trunks. Black and white for Delorme. Spinning backfist for "Bruce Leeroy". 1-2 from Delorme. Couple of jabs from Caceres using his length and a side kick. He goes for the 1-2 twice. Caceres using his length and footwork well so far. Delorme misses a big left, but then lands one that puts Caceres on his butt. Mounted crucifix from Delorme but Caceres reverses out of it against the cage and gets on top. Delorme scrambles and he ends up on Caceres' back. Delorme trying to keep position, and gets in a couple of lefts. One hook in for Delorme while he goes for the rear naked. Caceres defends but eats a couple more punches. Delorme scrambles and gets his other hook in. Caceres eating rights. Caceres rolls to his right but gets mounted instead of trying to get half guard. They roll more and Delorme tries for an arm triangle. They continue rolling and Caceres is on top, but he can't keep position and they're back up.
10-9 Delorme in a great round.
Round two: 1-2-right kick for Delorme. Low kick from Caceres. Caceres evades a couple of punches from Delorme. Punch from Leeroy and a knee that gets blocked. Caceres trips Delorme and gets a couple of punches before Delorme rises back up. They clinch and Alex lands a couple clinch knees to the thigh before they break. Left from Caceres. Delorme lands a single but they scramble. Delorme wins it again, and goes for a D'arce, but Alex breaks out of it and lands a big knee to the head. Caceres evades another single and it looks like Delorme is slowing down a bit from this brutal pace. Stiff jab from Caceres and a couple of lefts. Right from Delorme. Caceres misses a few punches but then lands a right. This sequence repeats itself. Clinch to the cage, but Caceres breaks away and hits a few punches. Big inside leg kick from Caceres buckles the leg.
Round three: Rogan and Goldy are on point with the striking differences - Alex is landing with the numbers, but Delorme seems to land heavier when he does connect. Good movement and circling from Caceres as he is throwing the 1-2 and the leg kick again. Clinch at the cage and Caceres is trying to get his back off the metal. Caceres has Delorme's back momentarily but Delorme breaks it. Caceres with more punches. They exchange leg kicks. Body left and a right hook both land for Alex. Sweet 2-3-4 from Caceres all lands. Delorme gets a takedown, but Caceres right back up. And again. And again! Caceres takes Delormes back briefly and is winning this round so far. Whiff on a right from Delorme. Jab from Caceres. Right from Delorme. Caceres with the spinning back kick to the body. Switch jump kick from Caceres, but Delorme uses it to take Caceres down. Caceres fishes for a triangle.
Final result: Alex Caceres wins via Decision (split) 29-28 x2, 28-29
Round one: Daniel is a Polish Muay Thai champion (an oxymoron if I've ever heard one) with a bunch of submission wins. He's in the white trunks. The Austrian, Nandor, is in black, as black as the empty seats in the background. Daniel with a pair of left kicks to open it up. Low and high. Nandor with a kick back, but Daniel is tossing feet like a short order cook flipping burgers. Nandor whiffs on a big overhand. Dnaiel fakes high and goes low. He actually looks like a serious competent striker, which is rare at heavyweight. They clinch and Daniel backs Nandor to one of the cageposts. Nandor reverses. Daniel reverses. Not much work happening and Tan Dan separates them. Daniel ducks under and tries for a takedown but it's stuffed. They're back against the cage. Nandor with a couple of knees. Lot of leg kicks from these dudes with striking backgrounds. Daniel lands a takedown but Nandor is up immediately. Clinch to the cage.
Round two: More kicks to open up but Daniel finally starts to land some fists, as he lands a left and a right clean. Someone's lost a mouthpiece. Knee to the head from Daniel and he gets a takedown. Big elbow. Daniel goes for a Kimura, but Nandor uses it to roll on top. Daniel loses it and Nandor is on top. Side control. Nandor with a couple lefts. Daniel regains a loose half. They scramble, but Nandor stays on top and has Daniel's back. Daniel rolls for a leg, but fails at it. Half guard again. Elbow from Nandor. Kimura attempt from bottom.
Close round, Nandor had some GNP, but mostly just top position and not much else. Probably 10-9 Guelmino, but I could see an argument the other way.
Round three: Nandor is out of gas with his hands completely at his waist. Daniel is close to empty as well. They trade sloppy kicks and punches for a minute. Not really sure why Daniel has kept going for the clinch and grappling this fight, as he's been winning the standup. Front kick from Nandor. Another. Left from Daniel. Clinch. Nandor eventually reverses position, but Daniel gets it back. The ref breaks 'em. Daniel loses his mouthpiece and they stop for a second. Snapping kicks from Nandor, but Daniel obliterates him with a left and he folds like a cheap lawn chair. That'll happen when your chin is straight up.
Final result: Daniel Omielanczuk wins via KO (punch) at 3:18 of rd 3