Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is "Down Under" to bring mixed martial arts (MMA) fans a stacked fight card for the FOX Sports 1 (and 2) network, which will mark a rare Friday night appearance for the promotion to accommodate the discrepancy in time zones.
That's TONIGHT (Dec. 6, 2013) in the United States, Dec. 7 at the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Queensland, Australia.
We gotcha covered either way.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 33 fight card TONIGHT (Fri., Dec. 6, 2013), starting with the Facebook "Prelims" at 6:30 p.m. ET, then followed by the FOX Sports 2 "Prelims" at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised main card bouts beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
UFC Fight Night 33: "Hunt vs. Bigfoot" will feature a titanic heavyweight tilt pitting former PRIDE and K-1 striker Mark Hunt against Brazilian behemoth Antonio Silva. Other matches include light heavyweight bangers Mauricio Rua vs. James Te Huna and 265-pound sluggers Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei.
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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after "Hunt vs. Bigfoot."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 33 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
C.J. Tuttle will be holding down the coverage tonight.
UFC Fight Night 33 Quick Results:
265 lbs.: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva - Majority Draw (48-47) for Hunt (47-47) X 2
205 lbs.: Mauricio Rua vs. James Te Huna - Mauricio Rua wins via KO (Punches) at (1:03) of first round
205 lbs.: Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh - Ryan Bader wins via unanimous decision (30-27 X 2) (30-26)
265 lbs.: Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei - Soa Palelei wins via KO (punches) at (2:05) of round one
185 lbs.: Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester -.Clint Hester wins via TKO (doctor stoppage) at (5:00) of round 2
135 lbs.: Bethe Correia vs. Julie Kedzie - Bethe Correira wins via split decision (29-28 X 2) (28-29)
145 lbs.: Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan - Takeya Mizugaki wins via unanimous decision (29-28X2) (30-28)
185 lbs.: Caio Magalhaes vs. Nick Ring - Caio Magalhaes wins via unanimous decision (29-28)
125 lbs.: Justin Scoggins vs. Richie Vaculik - Justin Scoggins wins via TKO (punches) at (4:43) of round 1
185 lbs.: Krzysztof Jotko vs. Bruno Santos - Krzystof Jotko wins via unanimous decision (29-28 X 2) (30-27)
170 lbs.: Alex Garcia vs. Ben Wall - Alex Garcia wins via knockout at (0:46) of round one
UFC Fight Night 33 Main Card Play-By-Play Results:
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva -
Round One: Nothing has happened a minute in. Both men are tentative due to the others power. "Bigfoot" keeps switching stances. Finally Hunt throws a bomb, but it narrowly misses. A head kick attempt from "Bigfoot" misses, Hunt comes in and lands a combo. Silva throws a punch and knocks Hunt off his feet, he pounces on the fallen Hunt and tries to pound him out but Hunt quickly pushes Silva away and rises to his feet. Leg kick from Hunt lands flush. Front kick from SIlva that he follows with a right hand, crowds going nuts. Two-punch combo from Hunt now, followed by Silva pressing Hunt against cage but Hunt flips the script and presses Hunt against mesh. Close round, but it's Silva's.
Round Two: Exciting first minute to the second frame with each fighter taking his turn throwing punch combos. Hunt is putting all his leverage into his punches and losing his balance each time. Who will gas first? Body shot from Hunt. Oh my Hunt just landed a huge right hand that wobbled Silva. Hunt gaining confidence as fight goes on. Big men trading leg kicks now. Silva keeps going to the front kick, it's landing. The lead leg of Hunt is ruined. Silva smells blood. Hunt is hobbling trying to fight through the pain. Hunt still won the round.
Round Three: Hunt is hiding his hurt leg well, He shoots and gets two take downs in quick order. Silva warned for grabbing fence on way down. Both men jockeying for position against cage, the pace is surprisingly good for the third round in a heavyweight fight. HUGE RIGHT HAND FROM HUNT, ANOTHER ONE KNOCKS DOWN SILVA. Hunt takes his time entering the guard of Silva. "Bigfoot" hanging on for dear life. Silva is really in danger, but Hunt isn't frantically throwing punches, he is awaiting the right times. What a crazy sequence we just had. Hunt may have broken nose of Silva with that right hand that knocked him down. He is bleeding heavily. Huge elbows from Hunt to end the round.
Round Four: Heavy leg kick from SIlva to the injured leg of Hunt. "Bigfoot" is fatigued visibly. A beautiful take down from Hunt, he goes right back to pounding on Silva's face. Silva catches second wind and gets to his feet, heavy shots being thrown and taken by both men. Huge elbows from Hunt, he suddenly gets gassed and I literally stopped typing and can't believe what I just witnessed. Absolutely crazy exchanges, Hunt was on the ground being pummeled by Silva. INCREDIBLE ROUND.
Round Five: Both men are just standing throwing punches at each other's head. There is blood everywhere, Silva keeps shooting but he can't finish the take down. They both are out on their feet. Silva trying to grab onto anything he can. These men are insane, I cannot believe what I am watching. Literally the most insane fight I have ever seen live. Each man having their moment, taking punches, Taking the time to wipe blood from their eyes. INSANE -- INSANE -- INSANE!!!!!!!! One minute left, both looking for a knock out. What a battle, who gives a fuck who wins.
(48-47) Hunt on C.J.'s card
Final Result: Majority Draw (48-47) for Hunt (47-47) X 2
Mauricio Rua vs. James Te Huna -
Round One: Nice combination to open from "Shogun." Stiff left hook from Te Huna that Rua tries to turn into a sweep. Rua with a big swing and a miss, then A KNOCKOUT PUNCH TO THE CHIN THAT WILL BE TALKED ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME. RUA ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE. HOLY SHIT.
Final Result: Mauricio "Shogun' Rua wins via KO (Punches) at (1:03) of round one
Round One: Perosh is the hunted right off the bat. Bader floors Perosh with a punch, he is now trying to finish Perosh. Big punches, Perosh's face is bright pink already. Perosh landed a right hook that got the crowd excited. Perosh slipped and Bader jumped right down on him to make quick work. Another quick and stiff right elbow from Bader. This could get ugly folks, Perosh is almost too tough for his own good right now. Perosh taking deep breaths. A stiff jab, followed by a flurry from Perosh but Bader takes his back and easily takes him to the mat. Perosh is bleeding profusely.
Round Two: Bader comes out and scores a take down, he is making sure to not gas himself out in case of a third round. Bader with knees to the body of Perosh on the ground. Perosh somehow stands, but then gets put right back down and eats an elbow. This is violent. Big left hand from Bader that really made Perosh squirm, he didn't like eating that shot. Two minutes in second round, Perosh is slowing the amount of punishment he is taking. Bader rotating between right and left punches to the head and body, doing a great job of beating up Perosh.
Round Three: They touch gloves to begin third. Perosh tries to get inside and land a punch edgewise. He gets taken down for his efforts. Here come the elbows. Bader in side control, doing work. I wonder how much Perosh is getting paid and if this beating in front of his home country fans is worth it. Have to pose the question, why hasn't Bader finished this yet. Perosh is trying to stand. Now it is just absolutely brutal, Perosh eats like 10 hammerfists, bleeds everywhere, stands up then gets taken right back down. The blood is everywhere. One minute left, wonder if Bader takes pity and just lays on him for the final minute. But he isn't he is throwing elbows, a complete performance tonight but a big step down from Glover Teixiera.
(30-24) Bader on C.J.'s card
Final Result: Ryan Bader wins via unanimous decision (30-27 X 2) (30-26)
Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei -
Round One: Palelei shoots in on Barry early, he fails in his take down attempt. Beautiful knee from Barry that ends up in successful take down for Palelei. He slowly achieves a greater position on the ground and gains the full mount. He begins raining punches down on Barry, 1-2-3-4-5 punches and Barry is out like a trout.
Final Result: Soa Palelei wins via KO (punches) at (2:05) of first round
Round One: This is my fight of the night. Both men throw punches in unison that rock each other. Hester follows with a huge shot to the gut of Andrews. Hester got in and out quick and narrowly avoided a haymaker from Andrews. The hometown boy Andrews scores a take down and gains control on top. Looking to land short shots to the body of Hester. Not too much action though, but he begins to posture up and locks in a guillotine but Hester slips out and ends up on top. Hester doesn't look too comfortable on the ground, hasn't thrown any strikes. There's an elbow that lands. The men stand up, go back down again and Andrews gets another take down. I think Andrews stole this one.
Round Two: Strong inside leg kick for Hester to start. He throws another and Andrews catches it, but lets go. The strategy seems for Andrews to get past the reach of Hester and take the fight to the floor. Big right hand from Hester followed with a right of his own. Hester says "F' this" and scores the football style take down. He postures up, lands a nice elbow, then lands a left elbow. Now he is landing a series of left hands, starting to put on the pressure from the half-guard. Ref warning them about a potential standing up. Andrews is bleeding heavily out of his left eye. The elbows are working. 90 seconds left, another elbow from Hester. Andrews stands and gets rocked with a right hand. Andrews has an interesting stance, he threw a kick and knocked Hester off balance. Andrews is tired.
It seems that Andrews dislocated his shoulder during the round and the fight will be stopped due to doctor stoppage. They both are crying.
Final Result: Clint Hester wins via TKO (doctor stoppage ) at (5:00) of round two
Round One: Front kicks from Kedzie to keep the distance between the two fighters. Kedzie utilizing a lot of side to side movement that parlays into a nice combination. Correia manages to wedge Kedzie against the cage, she has messed Kedzie's face up a little bit. Out of nowhere she lands a huge punch that gets the crowd warmed up. Slip from Correia almost ends up in a take down for Kedzie, that round was close but I give it to Correia.
Round Two: Greg Jackson with the calming advice in the corner, Kedzie comes right out with a couple kicks that score. Both ladies trading, I feel like either can win right now. Julie pouring it on a little bit now, by pouring it on I mean in a groove. They enter the clinch and trade knees to the body. Kedzie circling well she is directly in front of her coaching staff and they are telling her what to do. She squeaked that one out.
Round Three: The ladies are both told by their corners that they are winning the fight. Leg kicks from Correira end up in a take down. The welt on the back of Kedzie's thigh is nasty. Kedzie is attempting to use the cage to stand-up. She does, throws some punches on the way out. The ladies finish the round with a flurry each. This one will be interesting to see who won. I am going with Kedzie.
(29-28) Kedzie on C.J.'s card
Final Result: Bethe Correira wins via split decision (29-28 X 2) (28-29)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 33 UNDER CARD "PRELIMS" PLAY-BY-PLAY ON FOX SPORTS 2 RESULTS:
Round One: The men traded to begin the fight, Phan ate a big body shot but countered, Mizugaki going hard right now with the striking. Then he follows up with a nice take down. Phan is using the fence to get to his feet, but he ate some seriously nasty right hands as he got to his feet. Phan's face is really showing signs of wear right now. Phan does not back down though and he goes right at his opponent with the punches. Double leg take down attempt from Mizugaki ends up partially in completion. He stands and lifts Phan but lets go when Phan's head is near and lands some nice punches. Then he follows with a huge right hand, then a left hook to the liver of Phan. Not looking good for Phan right now. A third blow to the liver. Phan fights the round out but he definitely lost on the cards.
Round Two: Lets see if the boxing clinic continues in the second round. Phan is really in trouble in the first minute of the round, Mizugaki is pounding Phan's head, body and remains standing. There was a point where he was rocked and eating tons of combinations like Gray Maynard last week. Mizugaki is breathing heavy, what if Phan were to catch a hail mary? Phan continues to try and box Mizugaki but it's not working out in his favor. Phan suddenly goes for a kimura on Mizugaki that startles the aggressor. He escapes and scores the double-leg take down of Phan. Mizugaki is going to be considered a contender at some point if he keeps this up. He looks spectacular on his feet. Tons of significant strikes. Nam Phan lands a beautiful left hook in last 30 seconds, but that was about it.
Round Three: Phan comes out swinging, catches Mizugaki with a punch. After eating the shot he retaliates with a body shot. Phan goes for that kimura on his feet again and fails. Phan lands a left hands that wobbles Mizugaki, the crowd smells it, he is going in on Mizugaki right here, landing tons of punches. Mizugaki is barely standing! Exciting stuff. Phan landing a nasty shot to the liver, then Mizugaki stuns Phan with a punch. Both men trading, really refreshing to see, 90 seconds left. Both men landing at will screams Anik. Phan's corner imploring him to finish the fight. These lefts from Phan are landing. But he didn't finish it and lost the fight. Showed heart, but lost.
(29-28) Mizugaki on C.J.'s card
Final Result: Takeya Mizugaki wins via unanimous decision (29-28 X 2) (30-28)
Round One: Scoggins working the kick early, using it like a jab. Decides he wants take down and nails it. Takes his time from the top position, Vaculik works his way upward then eats a huge right hook. It rocks him, Scoggins tries to finish but Vaculik weathers storm. Not big elbows from Scoggins, he does somehow make it to his feet. Scoggins takes the fight right back down to the ground and is putting all his weight down on Vaculik, pacing himself well. Now he has turned Vaculik over onto his stomach and is now punching the sides of Vaculik's head and he does so until the ref stops it. Good showing from Scoggins.
Final Result: Justin Scoggins wins via TKO (Punches) at (4:43) of round one
Round One: Both mean pawing at each other early, Santos stalking Jotko, he throws a body kick, then a nice 1-2 punching combination, then gets out. Jotko circling Octagon around the bare outskirts. Santos has enough of this and pushes Krzystzof against cage for a little. Santos goes for trip and gets himself off balance and Jotko gets take down. They remain in the clinch, Santos uses brute power to get take down. Nice sequence of grappling here. Crowd booing but its been entertaining. Curious to see if Santos' stamina can hold up due to his stature. Couple body shots by the Brazilian, ref gives warning due to continuous minute of Santos pressing against cage. Ref breaks them with 20 seconds, Santos lands punch, wins round.
Round Two: One minute of staring at each other to begin second round -- Santos again doing stalking and Jotko circling outline of Octagon. Jotko trying to bait Santos with open handed movements but he isn't biting, Santos shoots half-assedly and ends up against cage. Crowd is annoyed, for the ones that are there that is. Jotko explodes (kind of) off cage and they move towards center, ref says "come on guys, let's go." Santos is suddenly not throwing anything. Jotko threw a punch and then Santos threw one that partially landed, then followed with another before pushing Jotko against cage with 90 seconds left. Jotko trying now to take down Santos but to it's all for not. Suddenly a short right hand from Jotko drops Santos, in a close round, I'm sure that's all the judges remember so he probably steals round.
Round Three: Everyone on Twitter is complaining about this fight, but I feel like I've seen much worse. Jotko is imploring the whole push against cage technique, Santo quickly changes the position and lifts Jotko above his head and scores an "Alabama" style Slam. He is not doing too much from the top position and the ref is saying he needs to keep moving, he passes guard and tries to lock in a rear-naked choke but Jotko turns Santos over and gets on top, he starts raining down some elbows and punches, but there isn't much behind them. He is trying hard to stay active, throwing Brock Lesnar mini-punches to not be stood up. Santos is working on an arm-triangle with 30 seconds in round. Jotko escapes finishes with some little punches and probably wins the fight. I am going with Santos.
(29-28) Santos on C.J.'s card
Final Result: Krzystof Jotko wins via unanimous decision (29-28 X 2) (30-27)