UFC Fight Night 15: "Diaz vs. Neer" is set go off LIVE tonight (September 17) from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on Spike TV.
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Remember that UFC Fight Night 15 will serve as the lead-in to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 season debut, which starts at 10 p.m. ET, featuring interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and former division titleholder, Frank Mir, as opposing coaches.
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 15 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 15 QUICK RESULTS:
Nate Diaz defeats Josh Neer via Split Decision
Clay Guida defeats Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision
Alan Belcher defeats Ed Herman via Split Decision
Eric Schafer defeats Houston Alexander via Submission (Triangle Arm Choke) Round 1
Alessio Sakara defeats Joe Vedepo via knockout (head kick) in round one
Wilson Gouveia defeats Ryan Jensen via submission (armbar) in round two
Joe Lauzon defeats Kyle Bradley via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Jason Brilz defeatsBrad Morris via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Mike Massenzio defeats Drew McFedries via submission (kimura) in round one
Dan Miller defeats Rob Kimmons via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 15 BLOW-BY-BLOW LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
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Nate Diaz (9-2) vs. Josh Neer (155-pound limit)
Round one: Inside leg kick from Neer. Now their clinched up against the fence. Neer with a take down. Neer looking to lock in a Darsch choke but lets it go. Neer now has the back and gets a slam. Neer looks to be the stronger man. Diaz looking for a Kimura. Nate now reverses and tries to get Neer to the ground but Neer avoids. Now their clinched up against the fence once again. Both fighters exchange left hooks. Neer with a wild punch. Nate Diaz with a barrage of shots to the body, and their still up against the fence. Nice right from Diaz. Neer with a solid uppercut. Nice knee from Neer and Diaz lands a flurry of punches. BIG judo throw from Nate. Right into half guard, Nate looking to pass. Nice punch from Diaz that lands flush on the face. Diaz postures up and lands a big left. Diaz with a transition to the back. Hes dropping elbows and thats the round. Diaz stole that one at the end of the round 10-9.
Round two: Diaz lands a kick then punch. Knee to the body from Diaz. Neer on top now but Diaz slips out and gets a take down. Upkick from Neer. Kick to the leg from DIaz. Up kick from Neer. Diaz lands some nice rights while posturing up. Up kick from Neer. Neer now gets a take down. Neer has the back and gets both hooks in. Neer goes to lock it in but Diaz somehow slips out!!! Neer on top in full guard. Neer standing looking to pounce. Neer still on his feet and diaz rolls over and goes right for a double leg. Neer stifles it and is on his feet hovering over Diaz. Nice elbows from Neer. DIaz looking to get this fight to the feet. Their back up to the feet. Diaz lands 5 unanswered punches. Nice knee from Diaz and Neer with an elbow. Their clinched up against the fence. Diaz with a nice right hook to end the round. Neer won that round 10-9.
Round three: Nate with a body shot and then a combo to the face. Nate with the clinch and goes for a double leg take down. Neer now has his back. Nate goes for the double and gets a take down. Neer with a scramble and now Diaz postures up and gets right back on top. Neer with full guard. Leg kick while standing from Diaz. Diaz back on top in full guard. Neer now back to the feet. Their clinched up against the fence again. Diaz now looking to take the back. He has both hooks in deep!!! Nate now turns into a full mount!!! Neer somehow slips out. Up kick from Neer. Nate throws the leg and Neer lands another up kick. Nate to the feet and throws Neer's legs and tries to land a big shot. Neer to the feet and now has Nates back. 30 seconds left. Nate now gets another take down. Big elbow from Neer. Nate with another judo throw and is in side control. Nate Diaz finishes with a flurry of punches.
Final result: Nate Diaz defeats Josh Neer via Split Decision
Clay Guida vs. Mac Danzig (155-pound limit)
Round one: Danzig with a flurry of punches. Head kick from Mac. Leg kick from Guida. Inside leg kick from Guida. Leg kick from CLay and another inside leg kick. Front kick from Mac missed and Guida almost gets a take down. Both fighters exchange left hands. Danzig with a crisp right hook. Leg kick from Danzig. Mac charges forward and lands a flurry of punches but Guida bounces off the fence and gets a big take down!!! Danzig with full guard. Back to the feet as Danzig walks up the cage. Guida lifts Danzig up in the air and gets a big slam!!!! Danzig looking to walk up the cage again to get back to the feet. Guida with another big slam and take down!!! Danzig going for a Oma Plata. Guida relentless on top hes not stop motion. Guida just keeps peppering in body shots and head shots from the top. Danzig again walking up the fence. Thats the bell. Mac looks great on the feet but Guida won the round with his slams 10-9.
Round two: Guida wins the round with 4 take downs and avoiding any damage on the feet.
Round three: Danzig charges forward with some punches. Guida going for a single. Their up against the fence. Guida with an uppercut from the cage. Nice inside leg kick from Danzig and then he goes for a take down and gets it. Danzig going for a Kimura. He looses it and Guida now has Danzig's back and is raining some punches. Guida going for a double and hes holding onto it tight. Guida gets the take down and is pulling Danzig closer. Guida now has his back and is looking to sink in his 2nd hook. Knees from Guida to the head. Guida once again sucks his legs in and keeps Danzig down. You can see the anger on Danzig's face hes cursing to himself. Guida still holding onto a double leg while Danzig looks to walk up against the fence. Now Danzig looking for a Kimura and Guida on top finishes with a flurry of punches!! Guida had to win that fight.
Final result: Clay Guida defeats Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision
Ed Herman vs. Alan Belcher (185-pound limit)
Round one: Belcher comes out quick and Herman gets poked in the eye. Herman looks to take it down and now their clinched up against the fence. Belcher using his mui thai to pepper the body with knees. Strong leg kick from Belcher. Belcher with a right hook. Herman looking for his left hook. Belcher with a nice body kick. Good left from Belcher. Jab from Belcher. Belcher with a brutal leg kick that sounded like a tree branch snapping off. Back up against the fence in the clinch. Now their broken up. Herman with a nice right and uppercut. Herman with a nice knee. Belcher backs Herman into the fence and into the clinch. Hook from Herman. Nice short elbow from Belcher, big high knee from Herman and big left hook. Now Herman gets the take down. Herman passes to half guard right away. Nice short elbows from Herman on the top. Belcher looking to get back up. Herman trying to take him right back down and he does with a nice slam. Thats the bell. Close round, Belcher looks great on the feet but Id give it to Herman for his 2 take downs and work on the ground.
Round two: Nice straight right from Herman. Another right from Herman. Belcher with a BIG left that snaps Hermans neck back. Two more jabs from Belcher. Nice overhand right from Belcher. Good counter left from Herman. Nice left to body and big right elbow combo from Herman. Left hook from Herman. BIG overhand right from Belcher!!! Herman was rocked but they clinch up against the fence. Nice elbow from Belcher. Herman with a big right and inside leg kick. A right from Belcher. Jab from Belcher. Nice combo from Herman. BIG leg kick from Belcher. Nice body kick from Belcher, but Herman takes the leg and gets a take down. Herman in side control. Herman with body shots. Herman with some nice punches but Belcher right back to the feet. Herman lands a knee on the way up. Belcher looks tired now. Nice right from Herman, Belcher with a superman punch and Herman lands a left hook. That was another close round, but this time id give it to Belcher 10-9 he was very sharp on the feet.
Round three: Both guys touch gloves. Herman goes for the shot but misses. Nice right from Belcher. Nice right from Herman. Belcher with a sharp jab. Nice kick to the body from Belcher. Leg kick from Belcher. Nice body shot from Herman and then he shoots for a double but Belcher stuffs it and now their clinched up against the fence. The ref breaks them up. Nice jab from Herman. Nice right from Belcher. Another right from Belcher. Spinning elbow from Belcher and Herman goes right from the take down. Belcher stifles it once again. Now their clinched up against the fence. Now Herman gets the take down and has side control. Herman working great ground and pound. Nice punches from Herman. Belcher looking to get up and he did. Big head kick and right hand from Belcher. Herman looks gassed. Herman charges forward and gets a big take down. Herman has his back and almost gets a choke in!! Herman now on top in full mount. Herman rains down punches from the mount to finish the round. That is a extremely close fight. Id say Herman won 29-28 but I expect a split decision it could go either way. I think Herman's take downs might be the difference in the fight, but Belcher was much sharper on the feet and did hurt Herman bad twice. But Herman also landed some good stand up punches and knees of his own.
Final result: Alan Belcher defeats Ed Herman via Split Decision
Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer (205-pound limit)
Round one: Houston with two HUGE knees to starts the fight and now Houston jumps on top and lands a big right hook!!! Schafer now with full guard and their back to the feet. Leg kick from Houston and Schafer goes for a take down and Houston lands a BIG knee again. Houston working the clinch. Schafer shoots for a high single leg take down. Schafer with some dirty boxing and Houston is landing knees at will to the body. Schafer goes for a double leg and now he gets the take down. Schafer right into side control. Houston pops up briefly and now Schafer locks in a guillotine but Houston is out. Now Schafer gets a full mount. Houston trying to explode and buck Schafer off of him. Schafer not doing much damage, but now Schafer landing some elbows to Houstons face. BIG ground and pound from Schafer and now Houston gives up his back, Schafer now again raining down punches on Alexander. Schafer looking to lock in a arm triangle and theres only 10 seconds left. Houston with shots to the ribs but wait thats it Houston taps out with only 7 seconds left. WOW, Houston didnt hold out for the last seconds of the round he tapped im surprised I thought he would be able to hold out till the bell.
Final result: Eric Schafer defeats Houston Alexander via Submission (Triangle Arm Choke) Round 1