Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to fire off its late summer Harley Davidson-inspired pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, UFC 164, which is scheduled to blow the roof off BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc., later on TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 31, 2013).
"Henderson vs. Pettis 2" will be headlined by a Lightweight title fight rematch that pits reigning 155-pound champion Ben Henderson against Anthony Pettis, while a Heavyweight showdown between former champions Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett heads up the co-main.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 164 card this evening below, starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV action, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 164 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 164 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC 164 Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis - Pettis wins via submission (armbar) at 4:31 rd 1
UFC 164 PPV Main Card Fights (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett - Barnett wins via TKO (knee) at 1:56 rd 1
145 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes - Mendes wins via TKO (punches) at 0:30 rd 3
265 lbs.: Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera - Rothwell wins via TKO (strikes) at 3:15 rd 3
145 lbs.: Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier - Poirier wins via decision (unanimous) 29-28, 29-27 x2
UFC 164 FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" (8 p.m.):
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner - Tibau wins via decision (split) 29-28 x2, 28-29
125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Louis Gaudinot - Elliott wins via decision (unanimous) 30-27, 30-26 x2
170 lbs.: Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim - Lim wins via TKO (knee and punches) at 3:58 rd 1
135 lbs.: Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang - Camus wins via decision (unanimous) 30-27, 29-28 x2
UFC 164 Facebook "Prelims" (6:30 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Nikita Krylov vs. Soa Palelei - Palelei wins via TKO (punches) at 1:34 rd 3
155 lbs.: Ryan Couture vs. Al Iaquinta - Iaquinta wins via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x3
185 lbs.: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jared Hamman - Cedenblad wins via submission (guillotine) at 0:57 rd 1
UFC 164 MAIN CARD COMMENTARY PLAY-BY-PLAY (PPV):
Braiterman here all evening long!
Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis
Round one: Main event time and the crowd is LOUD. "Smooth" in white, "Showtime" in blue. I'm just saying this now, if Ben gets the win and pulls a toothpick out of his cornrows or beard, I'm gonna lose it. Herb Dean has the ref assignment and there's no glove touch either. Ben takes center and backs Pettis up. He drives in for a takedown, eating a couple punches while doing so and they clinch. Bendo grabs a single and tries, but fails to get Pettis down. Crowd with loud "let's go Pettis" chants, while one lone female fan responds with "let's go Benson!". They break, but not for long, as Ben tries another takedown that backs Pettis to the wall. They clinch again with Ben landing a couple of knees to the leg. Uppercut from Ben. They break, Pettis gets in a right, they clinch again and Ben gets in more leg strikes. Front kicks to the calf from Ben in the clinch - doing anything he can to slow up Pettis' movement in the later rounds. 1:50 left and they separate. Pettis with a body kick. Step in knee to the left side of Ben's body and two more, make that four more body kicks to that same spleen area. Pettis tries a capoeira kick that Ben steps forward before it can land. Makes it a takedown. Pettis throws his legs up and... BEN HENDERSON TAPS! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION! HOMETOWN HERO ANTHONY PETTIS HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
Final result: Anthony Pettis wins via submission (armbar) at 4:31 round 1
Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett
Round one: Barnett in black with red trim and Mir in blue. Rob Hinds draws the assignment, and he's a full head shorter than either man. No glove touch here. Barnettt surging forward and punching Frank back. Mir landing rights over the top. Josh backs Mir into the cage and hits a couple uppercuts. Mir circles out briefly, but is backed into the fencing. Another good uppercut from Josh. And another. He's pulling out Carwin's gameplan here. Elbow from "Warmaster". And a knee. Mir is getting tagged here, but seems lucid. ENORMOUS KNEE! MIR DROPS LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES! The ref stops it and Mir climbs up, protesting the stoppage, but he went limp there, so shrug.
Final result: Josh Barnett wins by TKO (knee) at 1:56 round 1
Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida
Round one: "Money" in the white spandex, Guida in the white and green shorts. We've got Yves as ref again. Rothwell Lite comes out bouncing as normal and lands a left. Mendes finally throws a punch at 4:26 and glances a right. Counter from Guida. Mendes moves well, too and slings a left. Guida with feints. Mendes comes forward with a couple punches, but none land flush. Guida tries a takedown, and Mendes turns it into a guillotine attempt. Guida scrambles and gets out. Guida with a high kick and a wild overhand right that misses. Mendes hits air on an uppercut. Mendes tries for a takedown that Guida stops. Right from Mendes. Wild right from Guida that Mendes backs away from. Right from Guida. Mendes lands a takedown and is in guard with a minute left. Raking elbows from Mendes. Guida ties him up and Mendes is struggling to break free to land some shots. Elbows from bottom for Clay. Chad spins around the back, Guida defends and the round is over.
10-9 Mendes, but just barely.
Round two: Leg kick from Mendes. Lots of movement from both people. Not much landing and we're a minute into the round. Right from Guida. Guida running forward and bounces his foot off Mendes' pills. That was a nasty, nasty jump kick straight to the groin. Chad with a leg kick and Guida with a right that he follows into a takedown attempt. Mendes defends astonishingly well and briefly takes the back. Guida edges out but eats a knee to the dome on the way up. Mendes shoots, Guida sprawls. Guida shoots, Mendes sprawls. Knee from Guida to the guy. Mendes gets a single and spins around to Guida's back in the scramble. No hooks for Mendes however, but Guida spins the wrong way underneath Chad. He does get to stand, but not before getting hit with another knee. Front kick from Clay just misses. Clay misses on a hook and uppercut combo and misses both. He stumbles and Mendes is on his backside trying to get a couple punches in. Guida stands. Clay with a jumping front kick to air.
10-9 Mendes again, but not by much.
Round three: Man this fight is ridiculous. Guida misses on an uppercut and Mendes lands a big punch that buckles Guida's knees. Guida takes the back and is trying to punch through Guida's defenses. Guida stands AND MENDES LANDS A HUGE RIGHT! Guida rolls down and is covering up! More punches, and Yves stops it! Not sure if that was a quick stoppage or not, but Guida comes over and gives him a congratulatory hug.
Final result: Chad Mendes wins via TKO (punches) at 0:30 round 3
Round one: Rothwell in the grey board shorts and Vera in the black spandex. Herb Dean in the cage. Rothwell circling. Vera leg kicks and Rothwell punches back twice. Rothwell slips and gets a punch for his troubles. Right for Rothwell lands solid. Body kick from Vera. And a leg kick. 3-2 from Rothwell. Vera with an ill-advised leg kick up against the cage and gets a taste of UFC glove for his temerity. Left from Rothwell. Body kick from Vera. Rothwell backs him into the fencing and Vera circles away. Left from Rothwell. This is not a repeat from earlier this round. Leg kick from Rothwell this time. Rothwell stops chasing and motions Vera in. Vera punches and shuffles out of danger. Vera's conditioning certainly looks better so far, as he's still moving his feet and not just back and forth. They stare at each other in center cage for a good 30 seconds. Rothwell hits an enormous low blow as Vera was circling away.
10-9... Vera, I guess.
Round two: Two outside leg kicks from Vera. A third. Rothwell powers him back to the fence, lands a knee, but Vera breaks free. Vera with a couple of hooks. Rothwell kicks high but it's blocked. Rothwell gets him to the cage and works inside. They trade low knees and Brandon escapes. Right from Rothwell. Uppercut from Rothwell. Rothwell misses on an overhand. Leg kick from Rothwell and one from Vera. Vera misses a high kick. Rothwell is leaning back for some reason. Vera tries a single that goes nowhere. Right to the body and one up top for Rothwell. Big right to Vera's jaw but he fires back off the cage and moves. 30 seconds to go. Left to the body from Vera and a high kick gets blocked. Rothwell lunges forward and Vera is on his bike. Straight from Vera.
Round three: Feinting from Rothwell and he gets a liver kick. Clinch into the fence. Rothwell's corner is screaming that Vera's hurt, but I'm not buying what they're selling. The ref breaks them at 3:55. Jab-body kick from Ben. Ben bobbing and weaving and he stops his Guida imitation with a big punch. Rothwell is pouring it on top of Vera here. Huge series of uppercuts and rights and DOWN GOES VERA! Rothwell follows him down and Herb Dean stops him. The electric rabbit dance wins!
Final result: Ben Rothwell wins via TKO (strikes) at 3:15 round 3
Dustin Poirier vs. Erik Koch
Round one: Hinds the ref, red for Koch, Black for Poirier. Koch looks different with hair. Koch slips and then gets tagged. Dustin gets on top and Koch fishes for a triangle. Poirier tries to power out, but Koch grabs the leg. Poirier tightens it and rolls. Poirier is moving, Koch adjusts and gets the arm, but Poirier manages to escape and get back into top position. Koch with another triangle attempt and Poirier gets the hell out of Dodge, this time allowing Koch to stand. Poirier backs him into the fence and they struggle in the clinch for a while. They trade knees. Poirier with a left and a BADONKAS right that floors Koch. Koch recovers to tie him up a bit and avoid the big ground and pound that Dustin is throwing. "Diamond" landing solid GNP here. Koch wall walks and gets up, but Poirier slams him back down in a move closer to a Rock Bottom than anything. Poirier moves out of guard and clasps onto a D'arce choke, but Koch survives the end of the round.
Round two: Koch with a couple of jabs. Straight left from Dustin. They surge into a clinch and Poirier ends up with a body lock and he trips Koch to the ground. Poirier in side control against the cage and transitions into a mount. Neck crank from Poirier. He gives it up and is now landing good punches and elbows. Koch ties him up. Poirier sits back for some reason and Koch uses the room to sit up. Right elbow from Poirier in the clinch against the fence. Knee from Koch. Poirier drops for a single but gives it up. Foot stomp from Erik. They break and are standing free. Poirier stalking and Koch circling.
Round three: Koch with a 1-2. Poirier backing him up and lands a nice left. They clinch and Poirier tries for a takedown to no luck. Koch glances at the clock and breathes deep. Poirier with a left elbow. Another one and he ducks down. Koch widens his base and stuffs it. Koch gets a trip and he winds up on top with 3:10 to go. Full guard for Dustin, although he has a butterfly with the left leg. Short elbows from Koch, who can't pass. Koch stacks Poirier for a second, but aside from a punch, nothing happens for Koch here. Koch finally passes and Dustin scrambles but Koch takes his back. He gets in one hook and now a second with a minute to go. Poirier standing and trying to shake Koch off over his head. Koch holds on and is trying for a rear naked choke. He's for a body triangle. 15 seconds. Poirier with the finger wave, and he holds on.
Final result: Dustin Poirier wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27 x2)
UFC 164 FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS PLAY-BY-PLAY (FS1):
Round one: Lavigne the ref, Tibau in red, Varner in white. Big inside leg kick from Varner - and another. Tibau in the center and Varner circling. Left from Tibau on the counter. And yep, another. Tibau weaves away from a Varner punch. Tibau checks a kick. Straight left from Varner lands solid, but Tibau blinks it away and tries a flying knee. They're circling now, not doing much. Varner with a right and they clinch. Tibau blocks a high kick. Tibau with a single and powers through to get a takedown. Tibau on top in half guard. They scramble to the cage wall and Varner tries to wall walk, but eats a left for his troubles. He does stand, but Tibau has the back. Varner with some back elbows to finish up the round.
Close round, hard to call. In fact, I won't say for either man. 10-10
Round two: The first big event of the round is Tibau going for a takedown with Varner trying to jump on a guillotine. Tibau pops his head out and starts working on maintaining top control while slipping in some ground and pound while hunting for an arm triangle. Tibau trying to pass, and Varner tries to scramble, but Tibau is too good at BJJ and mounts him. Varner rolls, but Tibau stays on top and is raining down shots. Jamie rolls again to mount and this is only slightly better. More punches, more struggling and rolling, but Tibau isn't giving up his position on either the back or in mount. Varner trying to use the cage to kick off, but is unsuccessful. Varner trying to tie up Tibau, to some success, but he's still in an awful situation.
Easy 10-9, possibly 10-8 for Tibau
Round three: Varner coming out firing, but after that initial salvo, they go back to plodding and stalking. Right from Varner. They exchange rights. Varner surged forward with a strike and Tibau timed it perfectly with a successful takedown. Varner however, stands and separates from Tibau. Body shot from Varner and a right from Tibau. Varner is trying to exploit Tibau's always questionable cardio with those body shots. Single from Tibau is stuffed. Right and a left from Tibau and a left from Varner. Tibau is losing energy by the minute. Varner with a takedown of his own. Varner with lefts and elbows in half guard. 90 seconds left. GNP from Varner as he's trying hard, but he doesn't seem to have the power in these shots to really damage Tibau here. He's landing well, but Lavigne isn't coming in on any of these. Tibau kicks him off near the end and the fight's over.
10-9 Varner. This will come down to round one and possible 10-8's in the second.
Final result: Gleison Tibau wins via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Round one: Gaudinot in black, Elliot in white (like you can't tell the difference between a green-haired, swarthy man and a pale dude with a huge beard). Herb Dean is the ref. Elliott with the double-handed eye-poke and we've got an early pause. Left from Elliott and a takedown. Scramble and Elliott in side control, then gets put into half. Elliott with a guillotine attempt that Louis fends off. Elliott with some great punches to the body. Louis kicks Elliott off and stands. Flying knee from Elliott and a punch from Gaudinot. An inside leg kick lands hard for Elliot and Gaudinot stumbles. He recovers and pushes Elliott to the fence. Elliott breaks free. He tries for a silly rolling ankle pick that fails and allows Louis to land a show. Tim grabs a body lock and powers Louis to the ground. He lands some solid GNP here on Gaudinot. Tim postures and gets backed off with an upkick attempt. Gaudinot stands. Elliott with a nice knee, punch, knee combo there. Gaudinot with a punch that lands, but Tim comes back with a strike and a takedown. More unrelenting ground punches from Tim Elliott here.
10-9 Tim Elliott.
Round two: Kick from Elliott that he slips on, but stands. Leg kicks are landing solid for Tim well. Jump knee for Elliott into a clinch. Spleen punches from Elliott, and the exchange elbows. Elliott ducks under a spinning backfist. Body kick from Louis. Left from Gaudinot sails over the head of a ducking Tim. Elliott with a bit of Stockton Slapping for a moment. Gaudinot fires back. Elliott with a capoeira kick that hits shoulder. Elliott with a power double that lands. GNP here from Elliott again. Good left elbow. And three more. Gaudinot just getting fed a steady diet of blows here at a pace that only the lighter weights can keep up with. Louis in half guard now and Elliott is plowing left hands to the jaw. Elliott rolls for a kneebar at the end of the round the gets a Mutombo finger wave from Gaudinot, but that's about all he's got for Elliott at this point.
10-9 Elliott, borderline 10-8
Round three: Kick from Gaudinot, but Elliott lands a nice single-leg with just fifteen seconds expired in the fight. Half guard, and Elliott is getting in good shots. Gaudinot gets to the cage and stands... but to no avail. Tim has him down again and is dropping punches and elbows like they were going out of style. Gaudinot has had no answer all fight and is just getting pounded on. Tim is fighting like someone's playing him on Xbox and is spamming the elbow button. A brief look for a Kimura from Elliott and he goes back to hitting his heavy bag.
Final result: Tim Elliott wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Round one: Lim in blue and Krauss in green/white. I wonder if Rogan will tell us the story about him rolling with Lim and getting housed. Rob Hinds is the ref. A leg kick from Krauss is greeted with a right hand from Lim. Krauss lands a leg kick this time. 2-3 from Lim and Krauss fires back. Lim whiffs on a couple of hooks. Big rips from both guys and I'll guess that Krauss got the better by the way that Lim's head snapped back. Lim catches a Krauss kick, dumps him and lands a nice left, but lets him stand up. Jab from Krauss. Lim slips to his right and lands a hook. Both of their footwork is close to non-existent, as they're just punching face with abandon. Lim dips right this time and Kraiss misses. Huge right from Lim and Krauss has no legs. He just falls over. Krauss gets up again, but still can't stand straight. Lim is getting in big punches here as Krauss is wobbly. ENORMOUS knee from Lim and Krauss collapses down. A few perfunctory punches to seal the deal and the ref steps in.
Final result: Hyun Gyu Lim wins via TKO (knee and punches) at 3:58 of round 1
Round one: Kang wins the walkout-music battle with "We're Not Gonna Take It". I say this before Camus even walks out. Ben Askren sighting, as he is in Camus' corner. Kang (pronounced "Kong") in green and Camus in black. Lavigne the 3rd man again. Body kick from Kang and a simultaneous punch from Camus starts us off. Kang misses with a quick left high kick and Camus fires back with a left. Camus with a big right. Kang with a right of his own. Kang ducks under a punch from Camus and he scores a takedown. Kang in half guard, now full guard. Kang stands and looks to pass, but Chico gets he legs back in position. Camus tries for a leglock, but Kang takes his back and threatens. Camus regains a better bottom position and now back to full guard. Kang with some nice right elbows. Kang stands and nearly gets mount in the fall back down, but Camus regains half. Kang heavy on top with another elbow. Chico tries to escape, but Kang lands in side control. Chico with butterfly guard. Kang with a big right. Camus with elbows from the bottom. Very fast-paced, great grappling round so far. Camus shoots for an omoplata and lands a good right to end the round.
Round two: Kang with great timing again on the duck-under and scores the takedown early. Camus is doing a great job scrambling, but Kang is doing an equally great job of staying on top and throwing punches when he can. As I type that, the FOX graphic shows 29 ground punches from Kang so far. Thanks, FOX. Kang in guard, hitting some small GNP here. Big right from Kang as he postures up. Camus with a nice upkick, but Kang follows it down into side control, into mount, then back to half guard as Camus defends again. Kang tries to pass from half, but fails. If Kang is looking to finish, I'm not sure why he keeps trying the mount - Camus escapes it every time. Kang passes to side, but Camus regains half and escapes as Kang tries a poor armbar. Camus on top now in guard. Passes to half and lands an elbow. Full again. They're up against the cage now and Kang tries to wall walk. Camus keeps him and vaguely gets Kang's back in a scramble. Camus with some GNP and back to half guard. Camus with a left and the round ends.
Round three: Kang with a couple kicks that get blocked. Camus with the low ankle pick that doesn't get. Good right hook from Camus. They're standing and wanging! Right from Kang and a jumping roundhouse to the body. Another right from Camus on an exchange. This might be Camus' fight to win if he can stuff this takedown, but he doesn't. Kang's shot was lightning quick, and he managed to finish it. Kang in half landing some short shots. Camus tries to get full guard, but can't. Kang seems to be trying to ride this out, but there's a lot of time left. Camus regains full exactly halfway through the fight. GNP from Kang and he postures up and lands a nice left. Half again with two minutes to go. Camus kicks him off when he tries to posture and they're standing. Kang slips a right. Good knee from Camus, but Kang gets a takedown and full guard here. Camus pressures him off, but Kang sinks back down again with 25 seconds left in this fight. BIG upkick from Camus and the momentum's shifted on a dime! Camus with some huge GNP as Kang struggles to hang on. Five seconds! Camus trying, but Kang grapples him to keep from eating too many shots. The horn sounds, and Camus might've stolen victory from the jaws of defeat!
10-9 Kang - close as hell, but Kang had control for a good 4 minutes of that round.
Final result: Chico Camus wins via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, a bizarre 30-27)
UFC 164 FACEBOOK PRELIMS PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Round one: Krylov with the hillbilly music for his walkout. Krylov in the blue trunks, Soa in black. Wichgers the ref once more. Soa takes center cage. Krylov tries for a leg kick and Soa catches it. He tries to get a takedown, and Krylov grabs the fence, which gets a loud warning from the ref. Soa lands the takedown but is immediately threatened by a guillotine. Palelei now landing some ground and pound and backs away from some upkicks. Soa gets back down and Krylov threatens an omoplata, but Soa defends and lands some good hammerfists. Soa gets mount and Krylov rolls to his back, upsetting Soa's base. Krylov stands and swarms on top of Soa who fights back off the cage. Soa gets Krylov's back and Krylov threatens a kimura. Soa defends and lands on top. Soa staying on top and landing some shots. Soa looked to be going for a scarf lock a la Minowaman, but Krylov defended with a crucifix attempt. Soa still on top, but tired.
Round two: Palelei with the takedown and gets it up against the fence. Soa going for a keylock, gets mount and Krylov rolls out. Krylov looking for a kimura and striking from the bottom. Soa in reverse side control, landing some nice hammerfists to the side of Krylov. They stand, still clinching. Soa with a waistlock and they're leaning against the cage. Soa shoots down and takes the legs out from under Krylov. The ref stops them, as Soa was inactive. Krylov and Soa firing away at each other as Palelei is all out of gas. Soa is absorbing punches in true Pacific Islander fashion. Krylov with a single leg attempt and that fails. They clinch and are wailing away. Krylov landing clean, but Soa won't go down. Krylov with arm punches now, as he's out of gas. They're both leaning against each other. Huge knee from Krylov that Soa lets crash like a wave. This is embarrassing cardio here. Soa with a knee and they just stand there, chilling.
10-9 Soa, I guess?
Round three: Palelei's cornerman just saved him from the doctor claiming he's just got a rib strain. Big right from Soa to start. Krylov with a takedown attempt, and he eventually slides down to the ground. Palelei steps out and over and takes Krylov's back. Mount for Palelei, and Krylov has absolutely nothing. He's just lying there, eating punches and eventually the ref steps in and ends it.
Final result: Soa Palelei wins via TKO (punches) at 1:34 of round 3
Round one: Not a single mention of papa Couture on the UFC intro for this fight. Not really a surprise to anyone, I suppose. Iaquinta in the blue & white trunks, Couture in red. Yves Lavigne the ref. Slow start to the fight as they pump jabs at each other for a good 30 seconds. Iaquinta with a hook that gets blocked. Lead leg kick for Couture. 1-2 from Al. Front kick to the body from Couture. Left to the body and right hook to the jaw from Al. Buckling leg kick for Ryan. Iaquinta misses a pair of rights. A right lands this time for Iaquinta. They clinch and Al stuffs the takedown. Couture with a punch that misses. Solid kick from Couture lands, but Al catches the kick and dumps him. They're back to standing and Al lands another heavy punch. A jumping knee lands solid for Couture, but Iaquinta lands another solid punch. Jab, high kick for Couture. Takedown at the end leads to a couple good seconds worth of ground and pound for Iaquinta.
Close round, I'll say 10-9 Iaquinta, but it could be either way.
Round two: They exchange to start and again, Iaquinta seemed to get the better of that punching exchange. Stumble from Ryan and he tries for a single, but Al stuffs it up against the change. Solid right from Iaquinta again. And again on an overhand. Couture showing a solid chin here, as he's getting tagged flush. Ryan shoots a single again and again, he can't land it. Left elbow on the break from Couture. Rogan is harping on the discrepancy between the two fighters' hands. A pair of kicks from Couture land. Iaquinta catches Couture with a high kick as Ryan was moving left directly into it, but Couture just eats it. One minute left. 1-2-legkick from Al. Couture misses with a jumping knee. Ten seconds and Iaquinta gets a takedown yet again to score a little something on the judges scorecards. Probably not necessary this round, however.
Round three: Spinning back kick from Couture and a jumping switch kick from Couture. Ryan finally gets a takedown, but Iaquinta is back on his feet immediately. Couture continues with a clinch and gets a nice knee to the body, but fails on the takedown again. Superman jab from Couture lands. Left hook from Al. Couture lands that jumping knee that he's tried a third time now. Right from Iaquinta and a BIG one following that. Couture shoots a double that is easily stuffed and he turns it into a guillotine threat. Iaquinta is landing a huge series of uppercuts in the clinch. Couture against the fence eating body shots like they were chiclets. One minute left. Couture busted up by an elbow. Ryan tries a spinning backfist that misses. Al catches a kick and dumps him. Al on top landing ground and pound and he's throwing large now with the fight ending.
Dominating win for Al Iaquinta in my books, 30-27
Final result: Al Iaquinta wins via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Round one: For those just tuning in, the Youtube stream is a good 20 seconds or so ahead of both the Facebook one and UFC's own. Hamman in white trunks, Cedenblad in blue. Al Wichgers the ref. Hamman with a pair of leg kicks early that buckle Magnus' left leg briefly. Left straight for Magnus. Takedown from Hamman, and HOLY SMOKES! MAGNUS CEDENBLAD LOCKED IN A SUPER TIGHT guillotine and had it cinched even before they hit the mat. Magnus landed on top and Hamman weakly flails in a tap right as he passes out.
Final result: Magnus Cedenblad wins via submission: guillotine at 0:57 of round 1