Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) with UFC 175 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring Chris Weidman putting his 185-pound title on the line against Lyoto Machida in the five-round headliner.
In the "Weidman vs. Machida" co-main event, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looks to continue her reign of 135-pound terror by disposing of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Alexis Davis, who is riding a three-fight winning streak under the ZUFFA banner.
All that and much, much more.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 175 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 175 QUICK RESULTS
Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida via UD (49-45, 48-47, 49-46)
Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis via KO (strikes) R1 0:16
Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione Cancelled because Struve fainted
Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos via UD (30-27, 29-28x2)
Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage via SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke) R3 | 1:09
Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara via UD (30-26 x3)
Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi via SD (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Rob Font def. George Roop via KTFO (punch) at R1 | 2:19
Luke Zachrich def. Guilherme Vasconcelos via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kevin Casey def. William Bush via TKO (elbows) at R1 | 1:01
UFC 175 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida
Round 1: Gotta say, it's gonna be hard to top the absurdity of that last fight. Machida in black, Weidman in blue. Herb Dean is the man in black. Weidman opens with a body kick that Machida dodges. A head kick. A leg kick. Nothing clean, but clearly taking the page out of the Shogun playbook. There's a body kick that lands. Lot of kicks from Weidman, even if they aren't landing. Machida with a kick that Weidman catches and he goes in on a single that Machida fights off. Inside low kick from Weidman and a right hand. Left from Weidman. Low kick from Chris and Machida with a right. Weidman backing Lyoto into the fence with kicks. Machida with some feinting that backs Weidman up. He eats another kick but lands a solid left. Machida ducks under a left. Weidman fakes a takedown and gets clipped lightly with a left. Body kick from Lyoto. Machida gets in a knee.
Round 2 :Low kick from both men. Quick right from the champ. Weidman coming after Lyoto now. Low kick that the Dragon checks. Lyoto gets a great left in on a low kick and runs before the right can land. Machida hand fighting for the distance. Machida comes forward a bit, but can't get anything going. Jumping front kick to the gut from Weidman. They clash shins as they both go for leg kicks. Weidman blocks a high kick. Machida gets in a left. Weidman barrels in for a takedown and gets it with 55 seconds to go. He gets some room free and start GNP'ing Machida. He traps the head as Machida stands and gets in a couple knees, too. He stole that round, imo.
Round 3: Chris still coming forward with pressure. Machida tries to get some kicks in, and is unsuccesful. Weidman fails on a go-behind takedown attempt. Machida getting in a couple kicks, mostly blocked, but some left ones are getting through. Weidman's double gets stuffed. He gets in a couple jabs to get the challenger into the fence and dives in for a takedown. Weidman slams him down and is on top with the GNP. Weidman tries to take the back, but Machida stands. He eats a knee for his trouble. Left hands from both men land. I think Machida might be bleeding from the nose. Weidman stalking now. Left and a right from the champ. Machida with a knee to the body as Weidman comes forward with a TD attempt, but Weidman walks through it. Couple of punches here. Lyoto stands, but gets suplexed down. Lyoto stands and tries for a high kick at the end, but doesn't get it. He's leakin' good.
Round 4: Weidman pressuring again. Lyoto with a couple of left kicks. Left from Chris and a knee. Lyoto gets in a nice uppercut lead, but Weidman's chin holds. Weidman comes forward with a takedown as Machida attempted that body knee. Machida gets up with no damage taken. Solid left hook from Machida. Weidman is starting to look a bit tired. Left from Machida again, but he gets out of the way. Machida punches Weidman into the fence. Weidman has definitely slowed. Uppercut from Weidman. That's the third or fourth liver kick from Machida this round. Machida coming forward most of the time. Left from Machida and a jab from Weidman. Machida stuffs a single-leg attempt. Front kick to the body for the Brazilian. Deep shot by Weidman stuffed again. Couple of lefts from Machida, but Weidman is weathering the storm. Weidman doesn't connect with a jump knee and Dragon gets a left at the buzzer.
Round 5: Leg kick from Machida to start. Another left body kick. Machida with a combination that backs the champ up. Weidman looking very slow here. Left from Lyoto. Machida stuffs a takedown and starts to punish Weidman a bit against the cage. Chris turns that around with a Thai clinch that backs off Machida. Weidman gets in a nice right. And a left. Machida with a jab. Machida mostly ducks under a head kick and comes forward. He gets in a right. Misses with a left. Knee from Chris and a HUGE right elbow that wobbles Machida. They're trading center cage. Lyoto with the volume, however. Big takedown from Weidman with 1:40 to go. Half guard. Left elbow and Chris tries to pass to side. He slides straight from half to mount. He gets both hooks in as Machida rolls. He flattens out Machida. Machida escapes the hooks, but Weidman scrambles on the back and gets in a couple shots. Machida is desperate and gets to his feet. Machida is desperate and coming forward, he gets in two rights and some big knees, but Weidman pushes him off and waves him on! Time ends and that was a great match.
Final result: Chris Weidman wins via decision (unanimous) 49-45, 49-46, 48-47
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis
Round 1: Ronda in all black, Davis in the white top and purple shorts. Our ref is Yves again. Ronda pumping the jab and a 1-2. Knee into a toss and WHAT IN THE WORLD! ALEXIS GOT THROWN AND INTO SIDE CONTROL! RONDA RAINED DOWN PUNCHES AND I THOUGHT YVES STOPPED IT EARLY! THEN DAVIS TRIED TO DOUBLE LEG YVES FOR A GOOD TEN SECONDS HOLY HELL! I take it back completely, that was a great stoppage.
Final result: Ronda Rousey wins via KO (strikes) at 0:16 of round 1
Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos
Round 1: Hall in the red and black, Santos in blue and white. Yves Lavigne the ref. Hall tries a spinning backfist off a jab. Santos with a spinning back kick. Leg kick from Hall. Santos with a capoeira kick that misses. Santos gets in a leg kick. Right from Hall and another leg kick from Santos. Jab off a front leg kick for Hall. Another inside leg kick from Santos, but Hall gets in a quick punch as a counter. Another kick-jab from Hall lands. Hall catches an outside leg kick and dumps him, but Santos gets up quickly. Hall looks like he's a bit gimpy on that leg now. Nice right from Hall. Another inside kick lands on Hall's thigh. Hall gets a leg kick in. Nice counter left from Hall and he's pressing forward now. Can't kick off the back foot. Hall coming in hands down and Santos is biting on the mental games. Anderson Silva hand movements from Hall and while he wins the taunting battle, he's getting crushed below the waist. Hall is limping bad and I think he has a broken toe.
Round 2: Yep, it's broken and Hall is trying hard because of that sideways toe. Hall with a jab and they trade leg kicks. Nice angles from Hall and he gets in another jab. Santos ducks an overhand right and almost lands his counter left, too. Nice outside leg kick and a solid punch from Santos. I wonder if they clinched and if Santos got in some foot stomps, how would Hall react? Right from Hall. Hall catches a kick, gets in a punch and Santos is back standing. Another leg kick from the Brazilian. Santos whiffs on the right and the left as Hall backs just out of range. Side kick lands for Santos, but Hall sends a right hand back to the jaw. Either man could get this round at the moment. Hall shirks off a takedown attempt. Hall slips on a high kick and stands up immediately. Hall with a falling spin kick at the end of the round, but it falls well short.
Round 3: Liver kick from Santos is the first thing to land clean and that was a minute into the round. Hall with a NICE right and a leg kick. Left from Hall. Inside leg kick, too. Spinning liver kick from Santos ends that streak. Hall with an overhand. Hall finally checks an inside leg kick. Not that one, though. High kick from Santos. Santos tried for an uppercut and Hall retaliated with a spinning kick to the liver. Left from Santos. 60 seconds left and... was that a jump front kick to the nuts? Why, yes it was. Hall leans on the fence to recover. Santos goes for a body clinch immediately and has a body lock on his back. Santos is landing a bunch of knees to the thigh as Hall is trying to separate the hands. Hall tries for a kimura and it fails. Santos on top with some GNP and he may have stolen that round.
Final result: Uriah Hall wins via decision (unanimous) 30-27, 29-28 x2 (more bad judging, ain't gonna lie)
Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane
Round 1: Brimage in red, Doane in black and Yamasaki is the third. Brimage pumping his jab out from a good 7 feet away. I mean, I could stand in between the two of them and be out of range of that jab. This is shades of Matt Riddle. Brimage with a low kick. Doane shoots in and gets a takedown right away. Doane passes out of butterfly guard into side control. Fishing for a D'arce, but can't get it. He's got one hook in now and loosely threatening with the rear naked as he tries to get the second hook in. He finally gets it and flattens Marcus to land a few shots. Brimage rolls to the back again and can't get out. Brimage fights one hook off, briefly, but he's staying tight. Brimage explodes and they're back standing with under a minute left. Left straight from Marcus. Doane gets in a head kick and Brimage returns fire with another left hand. A good leg kick, too.
Round 2: Brimage showing some heavy leg kicks here. Brimage catches Doane with a right as he was off balance and he's put on his butt. Brimage tries to follow up, but he doesn't want any part of the grappling, as Doane is pushing hard for the takedown. Heavy low kick on Doane's left leg and he's knocked off balance. Another kick and Doane's leg shoots up high into the air. Speaking of shades, this is reminiscent of Robbie Lawler vs Melvin Manhoef. Doane times the next leg kick and gets the takedown. Doane with some shots and some brief back control, but Brimage stands back up and they're on their feet again. Leg kick again, but not a whole lot of muster on it this time. Clinch now and they're fighting back and forth. Knees and dirty boxing from both men. Doane trying hard for the takedown here and gets it. One hook is almost in, but Brimage rolls out of trouble and is back standing. Doane gets in a knee and Brimage gets in a right.
10-9... Brimage, but it's close.
Round 3: On another note, Stefan Struve fainted backstage and the fight is canceled! Brimage catches a high kick and takes Doane down. Doane is going hard for a submission and Brimage wants nothing to do with the ground game so he backs out of there. Brimage is SMASHING the leg of Doane and he's crumpling on nearly every one landed. Brimage with a takedown and runs out of danger again as Doane looks for a guillotine. Right from Brimage. Right from Doane and another slapping leg kick from the "Bama Beast". Nice right from Doane. Not a lot of time left and Doane is trying for the home run here, but he's unable to bat flip anything.
Final result: Russell Doane wins via decision (split) (probably a bad decision, too) 30-27, 29-28, 28-29
Urijah Faber vs Alex Caceres
Round 1: I realize I'm completely discounting Alex here, but if he wins, this might be a bigger upset than Dillashaw battering Barao. Faber in blue, Caceres in red. Caceres with a low kick and Faber catches it barely. He dives for a low single and it isn't on too well. He manages to stay standing through the scramble. Faber backs Alex into the cage. Leeroy with a right. Alex gets away and rolls, but Faber follows him with a huge right that doesn't land clean. Faber gets his hooks into a body clinch and gets the takedown. Full guard. Caceres trying to threaten off his back, Faber with rights to the body. Elbow to the head, too. Rogan mentions Faber's great GNP and compares it to Tito Ortiz back in the day. Faber might've heard him and is looking to prove he was right. Faber stacks Alex up and slams him. Good right from the Cali Kid. 45 seconds left in the round. Good left elbow from Urijah.
Round 2: Left from Alex and Urijah connects on an overhand right. He swarms in and bodies Caceres down. Caceres uses his legs to push Faber off and stand. Alex with a nice right and a left. Caceres kicks, but Faber catches it and takes him down. Alex scrambles and is up. Knee to the body from Leeroy. Faber with the takedown. He's scrambling for Alex's back, but that allows Bruce to stand. Faber with the elbow on the break. Odd seeing Faber back up here. Side kick to the chin of Faber, but it had nothing on it. Faber with the clinch. Caceres with a knee and reverses Faber to the cage. Nice foot sweep from Faber, but Alex stands in the scramble. Clinch. 10 seconds to go and nothing comes of that last clinch.
This is generous, but I'm giving Caceres the 10-9 here.
Round 3: Faber coming forward now. Alex initiates the clinch here. Faber catches a kick and plows Alex down. Oh, that was quick. He shimmies to the back and has the rear naked choke sunk in before you can blink.
Final result: Urijah Faber wins via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:09 of round 3
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1: I might add that Buffer looks resplendent in his Hefneresque smoking jacket. Robertson in the blue & white, Alcantara in red. Robertson circles and gets in a leg kick early. He's trying to set a quick pace. Clinch and Robertson is trying for the takedown. Knees to the leg from Robertson. Alcantara maintaining his poise and balance. Alcantara tried a takedown, but Robertson reversed him and is on top in half guard. Lefts from Kenny and an elbow. Two nice right elbows from Kenny, too. Alcantara tries for deep half, but gets stuffed. Kenny's GNP is sounding possibly worse than it looks, and it looks pretty damn solid. Yuri's brother is maintaining his composure, but he's getting merc'd so far. Alcantara tried to push him off, but Robertson dives back in. 40 seconds to go in the round and it's been all Robertson so far.
Round 2: Alcantara opens with a high kick and Robertson answers with a low. Robertson blocks the next high kick. Alcantara gets in a right hook off of a poor feint from Kenny. Robertson gets in a knee and a left. Robertson gets in a right. 1-2 from Alcantara and Robertson goes for a takedown. Alcantara stuffs it at first, but Kenny chains it and gets him down despite a fence grab. Couple of punches in, but Alcantara is up. Knee from the Brazilian. Robertson is bulldog-determined with the takedowns and is successful again after a couple attempts. Robertson with the mount and Alcantara isn't doing much here. Big GNP from Kenny. Robertson is going for a kimura here and Alcantara is defending it so far. He keeps the arm proper, but is getting roughnecked here. Knee on belly and more elbows.
Round 3: CAN ILDEMAR STAY STANDING?! WE SHALL SEE! (spoiler: probably not). Robertson with a nice standing elbow. Kenny with a body clinch and a knee to the bingos. The ref calls time and Alcantara is trying to shake off the pill shot. Robertson with a nice right. Alcantara probably can't win this fight on his back foot. Alcantara stuffs a takedown, and they scramble... and Robertson knees him in the groin AGAIN. This really should be a point deduction here. Of course, the ref doesn't seem to give a shit and it's just a warning again. Robertson with a right and Alcantara gets in a knee. Robertson is trying some wild stuff, which is a bit weird, given how up on the cards he is. Alcantara gets a trip takedown and is on top in a loose quarter guard. Robertson is trying for a sweep and gets it. So much for that. Robertson peppering away. Standup with 15 seconds left and Alcantara tries his best at the end, but all for naught.
Final result: Kenny Robertson wins via decision (unanimous) 30-26 x3
Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
Round 1: Camozzi in blue, Santos in black and red. Santos checks a leg kick to open. Chris catches one in response. Neither fighter really finding the range right now. Santos counters a kick with a right. Chris surges forward, but doesn't land anything powerfully. Santos with a body right. Chris gets in a right and they clinch. Santos pushing Chris up against the fence and trying to smush Santos' face away. Chris gets the break and they're back to distance. Camozzi comes forward and Santos ducks under. Double underhooks for Bruno, but Chris powers off the grip of Santos. Knee from Chris in the clinch and a right from Santos.
10-10 round, no one really did anything.
Round 2: Santos with a left, catches a knee and dumps Chris on his butt just past 30 seconds into the round. Full guard from the American. Santos working for some punches, but not many getting through. Camozzi's guard is pretty open right now and Santos isn't trying to pass at all. He's trying to get punches in from guard and nothing's getting through. Mario Yamasaki pauses it for a minute to allow Santos to put his mouthpiece in and they're back to ground and pound. Finally, Santos passes and is in half - no side control. He tries to pass to mount, but gets caught back into full guard. Chris with a nice elbow from the bottom that opens up Santos. Santos with a right and he passes to half. Arm triangle threat, but nothing there. Wow, Camozzi just stood up like there was no one on him. He tries to trip Santos down, but Bruno balances himself and lands on top. Short right from Santos.
10-9 Santos, despite it being a close round
Round 3: Chris with a couple of low leg kicks. Santos on the back foot, looking to counter so far. There's a shot to the body from him, and another. Santos whiffs on a 3-2. Chris gets in about 5 jabs in a row. Chris with an ill-timed knee up against the cage where he has no power behind it and gets taken down. Chris grabbed the top of the cage AND the fence... which elicits nothing but a warning from Mario. Chris with an omoplata attempt briefly before looking at Mario to try and get a stand up. Chris threatens a kimura, but Santos is down on top of him and trying to get a better position. They stand, and Chris throws a stupid knee, which allows Santos to take him down and get on top again.
10-9 Santos, I suppose, but whatever.
It bears mentioning that in between rounds, Camozzi's corner told him he could keep throwing knees, despite Chris sounding doubtful about that idea.
Final result: Bruno Santos wins via Decision (split) 29-28 x2, 28-29
Rob Font vs. George Roop
Round 1: Font in blue, Roop in red. Roop working his kicking game early. Font runs in with 3 hooks and gets the last in. Font misses an uppercut, gets in a left and they're clinched. Roop leaning Font up against the cage. Font gets in an elbow and they break. Nice left hook from George. They trade low kicks. OH SHIT GOOD NIGHT ROOP GOT SLEPT STANDING WITH A RIGHT! ROOP WAS UNCONSCIOUS ON HIS FEET!
Final result: Rob "IMPACT" Font wins via knockout (punch) at 2:19 of round 1
Evening, you rabid bastards, Braiterman here for the rest of the night on up.
Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich
Round 1: Zachrich is the aggressor early, but Bomba's blocking most of the shots. Zachrich is throwing at a pretty decent pace. Bomba lands a hard leg kick. Zachrich with a body shot. Zachrich is controlling the pace with his boxing halfway through the round. Zachrich ends a nice combo with a low kick. Zachrich lands a sharp left hand counter. Sweet double jab lands for Zachrich, who's looking very solid on the feet. His movement is very smooth as well.
Round 2: Bomba continues to pursue without throwing much. Zachrich lands a cracking right hand. Bomba looks for a takedown, but it's stuffed. Bomba lands an inside leg kick Another takedown is stuffed by Zachrich. Zachrich scores with a left hook. Zachrich's jab is on point tonight. Bomba lands a leg kick, the Zachrich returns it. Zachrich counters a kick with his left hand at the bell.
Round 3: Both men seem to be relatively fresh still. Bomba is being a bit more aggressive now, so Zachrich ducks down with a body shot. Zachrich stuffs a third takedown. Bomba lands a nice kick to the body. An overhand from the Brazilian is blocked. Zachrich is not letting Bomba get off on his attacks, as he normally interrupts them with counters or movement. Zachrich lands two solid leg kicks in a row. Bomba lands a nice left hook at the end of a combination. Zachrich lands a step elbow with 25 seconds left. Bomba is swinging for the finish, but he can't track Zachrich down.
Final result: Luke Zachrich defeats Guilherme Vasconcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kevin Casey vs. William Bush
Round 1: Andrew here for the Fight Pass portion of the prelims. Bush opens the fight with a leg kick. Casey drops Casey within the first twenty seconds! The fight was very nearly over, but Bush has recovered well. Or not, as Casey drops down a hard flurry of elbows from the half guard to finish the fight via TKO about twenty seconds later.
Final result: Kevin Casey defeats William Bush via TKO (elbows) at 1:01 of the first round.