Here we go!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a monster light heavyweight headliner featuring Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson to its upcoming UFC Fight Night 32 event, which takes place this Saturday night (Nov. 9, 2013) on FOX Sports 1 from Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil.
That's not all.
Fellow 205-pound sluggers Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac will try to move their way up the divisional ladder by chucking heavy leather, while Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian divide the hometown crowd in a pivotal middleweight match up.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 32 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 33 QUICK RESULTS:
205 lbs.: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson - Belfort wins via KO (head kick) 1:17 rd 1
FOX Sports 1 Main Card (8 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian - Ferreira wins via decision (split) 28-29, 30-27, 30-28
205 lbs.: Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac - Cavalcante wins via
TKO (knees and punches)tapout (tap to strikes) 1:18 rd 1
170 lbs.: Paulo Thiago vs. Brandon Thatch - Thatch wins via tapout (tap to strikes) 2:10 rd 1
170 lbs.: Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio - LaFlare wins via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x3
145 lbs.: Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens - Stephens wins via KO (head kick) at 0:47 rd 1
Facebook Online Prelims (5:30 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia - Sicilia wins via TKO (GnP) at 1:42 rd 1
185 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Thiago Perpetuo - Akhmedov wins via KO (punches) at 3:31 rd 1
155 lbs.: Thiago Tavares vs. Justin Salas - Tavares wins via submission (RNC) at 2:38 rd 1
155 lbs.: Daron Cruickshank vs. Adriano Martins - Martins wins via submission (straight armbar) at 2:29 rd 2
125 lbs.: Jose Maria Tome vs. Dustin Ortiz - Ortiz wins via TKO (strikes) at 3:19 rd 3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 32 PLAY-BY-PLAY (FOX SPORTS 1)
205 lbs.: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
Round one: Equally mediocre walkout music from both men. Hendo at least wins the hair battle. Honestly, the 'hawk+mullet really isn't a good look. Vitor in red, Dan in white. Hendo in center cage slowly coming towards Belfort. Belfort circling at a distance into Hendo's power, though. A minute has passed and nothing has been thrown. Then literally a second later at 3:59, Dan jumps in and was either off balance or got hit by a short right and goes down. Belfort is swarming on Hendo, but Hendo isn't out of it and is climbing up. Hendo stands and IS PUT TO SLEEP BY A HEAD KICK! HE WON BY ANOTHER HEAD KICK! HOLY CRAP HENDO'S JAW FINALLY GOT CRACKED!
Final result: Vitor Belfort wins via KO (head kick) at 1:17 of round 1
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian
Round one: We get a nice replay of the crazy fight between Akhmedov and Perpetuo before this fight. "Mutante" Ferreira in black, Sarafian in white. Sarafian in the center pressuring. Cezar with a front kick that doesn't hit. Sarafian finally closing into a clinch. Over/under on the fence. Nothing happening and we're a minute + in. Sarafian almost hooks a leg. Still nothing and Yamasaki breaks them at 3:15 on the clock. Sarafian with a left that lands as he comes forward, but Cezar circles out. Ferreira ducks under for a double leg that pushes Sarafian into the cage. Sarafian has a guillotine and I'm not sure whether he pulled guard or Mutante tripped him. Cezar defends properly and Sarafian stands. Cezar breaks and throws some kicks. Front kick. Capoiera spinning kick. Cezar hits a punch and goes into the clinch. Nothing much happens there again and they break. Standing and wanging, but no banging. Sarafian comes forward and gets caught coming in that stumbles him, but he gets up. Sarafian ducks into a high kick as the bell sounds.
Round two: Two inside leg kicks from Daniel to start. Ferreira catches a third leg kick and powers through on a double to plant Sarafian center cage. Half guard. Sarafian with deep half for a moment, but doesn't sweep out of it. Full guard. Right from Cezar; and a left. Sarafian wraps an arm around Mutante's neck, but is in no chance of finishing this guillotine. Daniel with his right foot on Ferreira's hip and he uses it to push off and stand. Big trade and Sarafian wins that with a big right that wobbles Ferrreira. Cezar hits another power double and is on top in half. Two minutes left. They trade body elbows on the ground. Deep half fails again from Sarafian. He shrimps and tries to sit out, but Ferreira counters it and is in an arm-triangle position... and Yamasaki stops the action and stands them? Wow. That's one of the worst standups I've ever seen. Sarafian gets a clinch and is working against the fence as the bell rings.
10-9 Ferreira but it was close.
Round three: I'm still shocked about that standup. Sarafian with a 1-1-2 and the 2 lands. Cezar with a liverkick. Cezar tried a spinning something at the same time Sarafian went for a takedown. They clinch and Cezar breaks the grip of Sarafian only to get cracked with two big punches. Cezar is fine, however, and powers another double-leg. Half guard and some light GNP here. Sarafian blocks the attempts to pass, but is not winning the round at the moment. Sarafian trying to cage walk and Ferreira is trying to keep him down. Mutante wins that battle. Quarter guard here, back to half and the crowd boos the slow-paced action. And there's the standup from Yamasaki at 1:50. Ferreira tells everyone to F his couch and he immediately plants Sarafian with another power-double. He's got Sarafian's back and has his hooks in. Sarafian stands with a Cezar backpack. Punches from Ferreira. Finally, Ferreira goes for the RNC, but doesn't have it yet. The round ends as Ferreira tries desperately to finish a non-plussed Sarafian, but can't.
Final result: Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira wins via decision (split) 28-29, 30-27, 30-28
205 lbs.: Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac
Round one: "Feijao" in white, Igor in red. Igor lunges in with a left. Rafael with a right. They're swinging, but nothing's landing flush. Igor backs Feijao into the cage and is grinding him to the boos of the crowd. Thai Plumm for Feijao. Igor tries to punch over the top of it, but Feijao is spamming knees to the body and head. And Igor drops! A brief, clubbing follow up, and that's all she wrote.
Final result: Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante wins via
TKO (knees and punches)submission (tap to strikes) at 1:18 of round 1
Round one: Wish my connection luck, folks. Thiago in the white with black trim and Thatch in red and white. I am just saying that I will be auto-deducting points from Thatch for rocking the mullet AND mohawk - you are no Miguel Torres, sir. The first main action was Thatch coming forward on a punch and knee that Thiago ducked under and used to take down the man from Colorado. Thatch stands and hits some knees. They trade and both land with Thatch seeming to get the better of them. Knees from Thatch. Thiago tries a hip toss that Thatch stuffs. Thiago tried for a takedown directly into a knee 100% flush on the liver. Thiago is down and he insta-taps. Good night, Irene.
Final result: Brandon Thatch wins via
TKO (knee, strikes, tapping, etc)submission (tap to strikes) at 2:10 of round 1
Round one: LaFlare in the black and Santiago in red. LaFlare misses a high kick. Ponzi hits a body kick but LaFlare catches it and tries to take Santiago down. LaFlare fails. Lowkick from LaFlare that buckles Ponzi's leg. Ponzi tried to turn it into a spinning backfist but missed. LaFlare changed levels like lightning and took down Santiago. Brief arm triangle that LaFlare gives up on. Top position and a couple short shots from LaFlare. Scramble and Ponzi nearly gets out, but LaFlare on him like red on roses. LaFlare transitions to mount and lands two nice elbows. Ponzi rolls to his side, but LaFlare holds. LaFlare going for an armbar, but loses it and Santiago is on top. Santiago is on top, but LaFlare escapes and scrambles and now HE'S back on top. Ponzi kicks off and stands, but eats a right on the way up. Front kick from Santiago. Another but LaFlare catches it into a takedown. Santiago working butterflies trying to get Ryan off him. LaFlare falls back on top with a left hand. Santiago kicks off and stands cleanly this time. LaFlare tries a wheel kick that missed by a mile.
Round two: LaFlare's coach refuses to let him sit on a stool in between the round. Couple of kicks from LaFlare. A third. Make that a fourth. Misses a fifth. Ponzi misses a spinning backfist. Glancing high kick from LaFlare. Takedown from Ryan that Santiago initially stuffs, but LaFlare powers through and finishes. Santiago stands but gets hit with a couple knees coming up. Santiago stuffs a takedown. Left straight from LaFlare and a head kick. Santiago with a body kick that gets blocked. Left from LaFlare. Ponzinibbio is slowing noticeably. Comcast takes this moment to freeze up on me... Ugh. I saw a LaFlare takedown at 1:05 and nothing. No clue who won that round as I missed at least half of that.
Round three: Wow that was annoying. I rejoin you to see LaFlare land a nice liverkick/knee that Santiago drinks like water. LaFlare is on top and landing huge. Big elbows. Santiago recovers and gets back standing. He hits LaFlare with an uppercut that lands on the temple and drops LaFlare! He's too tired to really follow up. He tries a huge right on a prone LaFlare, but it misses and lands in an omoplata sweep that LaFlare uses to get back on top. LaFlare is just hanging on at this moment as he's still rocked from that left.
Final result: Ryan LaFlare wins via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x3
Round one: The second intermission is done and we're back. Stephens in blue, Jason in white. Stephens in center cage and backs Jason down. Jason creates space with a jumping knee and a punch, but neither damage. Stephens back to stalking. Tries a leaping left that misses and nearly gets blown away with a right counter that misses. Oh snap. Well. Jason ducked directly into a headkick and is drier than a Thanksgiving turkey. A huge follow-up right lands unnecessarily.
Final result: Jeremy Stephens wins via KO (head kick) at 0:47 of round 1
Round one: Sicilia walks out to ye olde Johnathan Cash which is always a solid choice. Pepey counters with "Could You Be Loved" from Robert Marley and it's a 10-10 draw. Sicilia in black and Pepy in blue... with purple hair. OK. No glove touch to start. Pepey misses a head kick and an overhand. Pepey ducks under a punch and works on a single. Sicilia reverses as Pepey yanks the leg and is on top in guard. Sicilia stands and comes down with some solid rights. Pepey with a pair of upkicks, but he wades through it and lands a monster right that hurts Pepey. He continues blasting - eight right hands in a row - and the ref jumps in as Pepey is out of it.
Final result: Sam Sicilia wins via TKO (ground and pound) at 1:42 of round 1
Round one: Well that was a long intermission. Omari in black with... almost no sponsors. Perpetuo in blue and white and the psycho killer look in full effect. Perpetuo counters a low kick with a punch. Twice. Omari surges forward into a punch or maybe Perpetuo's head. He's on the canvas eating ground and pound, but he's recovered. Fishing on a takedown and nails it. Perpetuo stands but is against the cage. Perpetuo grimaces as if he got hit low, but the ref is right there and nothing. They break for a second and stand and wang. Perpetuo catches Omari on the temple and the Dagenstani is stumbling! But he's got iron in that skull it seems as he just ducks for a power double and takes down the Brazilian. RNC attempt and Omari has the hooks in... it's under the chin, but Perpetuo breaks it! Omari still on his back. Perpetuo turns into Omari and now he's on top. They stand. Perpetuo gets the takedown. Omari scrambles and they're back standing again. Omari backs off stumbling a bit and CATCHES PERPETUO COMING FORWARD! Thiago drops and eats a brutal right uppercut that puts him out. Holy smokes what a round.
Final result: Omari Akhmedov wins via KO (punches) at 3:31 of round 1
Round one: Tavares in white, Salas (the bald guy) in blue. Tavares hits a body kick. Takedown attempt from Tavares that Salas sprawls well on. Tavares with the "Werdum come into my guard please" look. Takedown attempt from Salas leads to nothing. Right from Tavares. They clinch and exchange. Tavares works on a double. He picks Salas up and Matt Hughes' him into the center of the cage. Tavares in half guard and hitting some light punches. Pair of back elbows from Salas hits Tavares' jaw. Tavares transitions to the back and flattens out Salas. He sinks in the read naked choke, rolls Salas and there's the tap. That was quick and impressive. Hold the jokes, please.
Final result: Thiago Tavares wins via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of round 1
Round one: Daron comes out to Hulk Hogan's old "Real American" music. Quality. He wins the battle and Martins hasn't even walked out yet. Cruickshank in black, Martins in blue and white. Daron opens with an inside leg kick. They circle for a while with little thrown. Body shot from Daron. Body kick from Daron. 55 seconds in and Martins finally throws something - a left that lands. Inside leg kick from Martins. Outside from the lead leg by Daron. Daron blocks a body kick. Solid left from Martins drops Daron, but he's not out. Couple of hammerfists/forearms, but Daron weathers it and scrambles back up. A left wobbles Daron up against the cage again, but he does recover and gets out of trouble. They clinch and Daron appears to stumble. Martins gets on top and is in half guard. Two big rights from Martins. Martins working and is looking to isolate an arm. Martins slips to the side for an armbar, but Daron defends so Martins gets back on top in mount. Side control. Half guard. Kimura attempt from Martins, but he's unable to finish
10-9 Martins, borderline 10-8 because Cruickshank landed so little.
Round two: Side kick from Daron. Hide kick barely lands, but Martins caught it and takes down Daron against the cage. Big elbow from Martins in guard lands on the chest. Half guard. Kimura attempt, but Daron is up against the cage to block it. Punches from Martins. Martins drags that arm away from the cage and goes for the Kimura again. He changes it to a straight armbar and gets the win.
Final result: Adriano Martins wins via submission (straight armbar) at 2:29 of round 2
Round one: Tome comes out to predictable cheers and Ortiz walks to predictable boos. Tome in white, Ortiz in black and Buffer in a spiffy purple Hugh Heffner smoking jacket. Tome opens with a leg kick feint into a spinning backfist that doesn't land. Spinning back kick misses, too. Front leg kick from Tome. Tome throws a huge overhand and uses his momentum to power into a doubleleg and takes Ortiz down. Ortiz scrambles up quickly with no damage taken. Tome drags him back down and Ortiz back up. Ortiz separates the wrists and spins to get double underhooks. This breaks them up and we're back to center. Ortiz with a light legkick. 1-2-1 from Ortiz that lands. Ortiz pressures Tome into the cage and whoops, we've got a low blow to the pills. A minute later and we're up.
Big outside leg kick from Tome and another one. Tome counters a leg kick with a right and clinches. Tome spins to the back, but goes to punch and Ortiz spins into him and reverses double underhooks again. Ortiz takes the back and drags Tome down. Tome rolls, but Ortiz follows and has the back for a second. Tome keeps scrambling, but Ortiz transitions to side control briefly, threatening with an arm-triangle before getting put into half guard. Tome scrambles up and they breath for a second before getting right back into it. Ortiz with a takedown, but he leaves his neck out there and Tome threatens with a guillotine. Tome can't find the right angle to finish, despite the neck being stuck deep and the round ends.
Round two: Spinning backfist to start again from Tome. Solid leg kicks. Ortiz counters an inside leg kick with a left straight. They wing again and trade with Ortiz landing the cleaner punches. Outside leg kick from Tome lands flush. Right hand from Tome lands and gets the crowd hype a bit. Oh hell, another low blow on Tome as this kick landed square on the cup. Fortunately, these are flyweights so Tome isn't incapacitated. The action resumes and Ortiz shoots a takedown that gets stuffed. Tome wings an overhand. Superman from Ortiz. Ortiz catches a kick and throws Tome down, but Tome gets up and now he's fishing on a single. Ortiz with a switch and now HE'S on a single that Tome limp-legs out of. Brief clinch and Ortiz gets a couple uppercuts in. Ortiz with a right into a clinch and he hits a solid body-lock takedown into side control. Tome scrambles but eats a couple of strikes for his troubles. Tome is bleeding. He stuffs another double attempt. Guillotine attempt again from Tome that again he doesn't have the proper angle on.
Round three: Tome misses an overhand and they clinch. Ortiz tries for that trip takedown again, but Tome stays upright. Ortiz holds onto double unders again and manages to power Tome down. Half guard for Tome. Ortiz hits some GNP and steps over into mount. Nice left elbow from Ortiz. Tome mashing away with elbows now. Tome bucks and rolls, but only gets out of mount to side control. Tome rolls face down and Ortiz stays on him. Tome just stays there in turtle for a bit and eats about 10 shots in a row and the ref stops it. Tome is pissed and he stands up immediately complaining about blows to the back of the head. The replay shows about 12 straight punches, and it did look like a couple of them weren't legal, but it's still all over but the crying.
Final result: Dustin Ortiz wins via TKO (strikes) at 3:19 of round 3