Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on FOX Sports 1 for the second time this month, bringing a midweek melee to "Circle City" with UFC Fight Night 27: "Condit vs. Kampmann 2," which emanates TONIGHT from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Headlining the network's sophomore mixed martial arts (MMA) effort is a welterweight rematch that pits former division interim champion Carlos Condit up against longtime 170-pound stalwart Martin Kampmann. "The Hitman" bested "The Natural Born Killer" when they first met back in 2009.
A lot has changed since then -- for both fighters.
The co-main event features an electric 155-pound battle with the ever-dangerous Donald Cerrone taking on submission wizard Rafael dos Anjos. "Cowboy" wants to prove he still belongs among the lightweight elite while the Brazilian wants to extend his winning streak to five straight.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 27 card this evening (Aug. 28, 2013) right here, starting with the Facebook "Prelims" at 4:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 2-televised under card bouts at 6 p.m. ET and then main card action on FOX Sports 1, which is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 27 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 27 QUICK RESULTS:
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann: Condit wins via TKO at 0:54 of round four.
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos: Dos Anjos wins via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon: Gastelum wins via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:26 of round one.
Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker: McGee wins via split decision (30-27,30-2, 29-28)
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez: Mizugaki wins via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares: Tavares wins via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Papy Abedi vs. Dylan Andrews: Andrews wins via TKO (punches) at 1:32 of round three.
Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch: Brandon Thatch wins via TKO (punches) at 1:23 of round one.
Hatsu Hioki vs. Darren Elkins: Darren Elkins wins via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
James Head vs. Jason High: Jason High wins via submission (guillotine) at 1:41 of round one.
Ben Alloway vs. Zak Cummings: Cummings wins via submission (d'arce choke) at 4:19 of round one.
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo: Fight is ruled a No Contest (NC), Bowling unable to continue due to illegal knee to the head from Trujillo in round two.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 27 PLAY-BY-PLAY MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (FOX SPORTS 1):
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Round one: Kampman goes for a quick takedown. Condit defends. Kampmann stays with it and gets it. Condit looking for a kneebar. Kampmann now in Condit's guard. Kampmann unloads some strikes on the ground. Condit defends for the most part. Back to the feet and Kampmann takes him down again. "The Hitman" looking for a rear-naked choke. Condit reverses and he's on top! Back to the feet as Kampmann presses Carlos against the cage. Battle for position. Kampmann gets another takedown. Condit looking for a kimura. It's not there and he lets go. Both fighters staying busy as it gets back to the feet. Condit with some elbows that find their mark. Spinning wheel kick attempt from Condit. Kampmann gets yet another takedown as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Kampmann.
Round two: High kick from Condit that's blocked. Kampmann looking for an early takedown. Clean left hand from Martin. Condit with an inside leg kick as Kampmann looks for the clinch. "The Hitman" with a stiff jab. Nice right from Carlos that backs up Kampmann. Condit now looking for a takedown as he takes Kampmann's back. They break. Condit with a stiff right hand. Nice knee from Condit as Kampmann connects with a 1-2 combo. Condit picking up the pace as Kampmann has slowed a bit. High kick from Carlos that lands. Spinning back fist attempt from Condit and Kampmann shoots in again. Carlos defends well. Condit with a nice right as Kampmann goes in for another takedown. Carlos defended that takedown attempts well this round. 10-9 Condit.
Round three: Condit with a spinning kick attempt. High kick blocked by Kampmann. "The Hitman" isn't giving up on his quest for the takedowns as he collects another. Taking a page out of Johnny Hendricks's book. Back to the feet as Condit stays active. Nice combination from Carlos that opens up Kampmann. Outside kick from Carlos and he's now finding his range. Condit being patient with his attack. Condit finding his range and picking Kampmann apart on the feet. The blood isn't doing Martin any favors. Nice striking combos from Condit. Mixing up his attack well and Martin retrieves. Kampmann looking for the takedown. Condit takes Kampmann's back and looks for a choke. Condit takes the back again. Condit in search of the rear-naked choke but the round ends. Kampmann is a bloody mess as Condit connects with a another right hand. 10-9 Condit.
Round four: Kampmann with an early takedown. Condit back to the feet and they separate. Condit backing his opponent down. Left from Condit dazes Kampmann. Nice body shot from Condit. Nice follow up liver shot followed by two knees and Condit finishes Kampmann as "The Hitman" crumbles to the ground! The referee has no choice but to put a halt to the action. WOW! Condit was in great shape as he gets revenge on "The Hitman."
Final result: Carlos Condit defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO (punches) at 0:54 of round four.
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Round one: Cerrone with a hard outside leg kick. Dos Anjos answers with his own kick. Superman punch from dos Anjos. Cerrone with a nice knee to the body. Body kick from the Brazilian. Cerrone looking for the clinch. Donald catches Rafael's high kick. Outside left kick from "Cowboy." Dos anjos pressing forward. Hard right hook drops Cerrone and dos Anjos goes in for the finish. Cerrone recovers and attempts a triangle. Dos Anjos staying busy on the ground with short elbows. Rafael with some ground-and-pound action. Huge elbow from dos Anjos and all Cerrone can do is defend as the round comes to an end. 10-9 dos Anjos.
Round two: Cerrone opens up with an outside kick. Dos Anjos remains the aggressor as he connects with a hard body shot. Big knee from dos Anjos that grazes Cerrone's forehead. Cerrone shoots and gets a rare takedown. Scramble on the ground as Cerrone looks for a sub attempt. Dos anjos back to his feet ad shoots for a takedown himself but "Cowboy" defends it well. Hard body kick from the Brazilian.Dos Anjos lands a takedown and is in Cerrone's guard. "Cowboy" looking for a submission but dos Anjos defending very well. The round ends with Rafael on top. 10-9 dos Anjos.
Round three: Cerrone drops dos Anjos with a powerful low left kick. Left head kick from dos Anjos. Cerrone blocks Rafael's left punch as he pushes forward. Cerrone looks for a knee to the head as the two exchange. Kick to the body from Cerrone. Dos Anjos shoots for another takedown and the action is now against the cage. Cerrone defends the takedown well but dos Anjos refuses to let go. Cerrone breaks free. Right hand from dos Anjos. Cerrone needs to pick up the pace or he'll be going home with a loss. "Cowboy" stops the takedown. Cerrone now stalking his foe. Nice right hand from dos Anjos that finds its mark. Cerrone with a flying knee attempt to end the fight. 10-9 dos Anjos.
Final result: Rafael dos Anjos defeats Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28 X3)
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon
Round one: Inside kick from Gastelum Gastelum gets a takedown and Melancon back to the feet. They separate from the clinch. Body shot from Melancon. Gastelum attempts another takedown but Melancon defends well. The two trade punches. Nice combo from Gastelum that drops Melancon. Gastelum sinks in the rear-naked choke and Melancon taps! Wow! Kelvin showed a mixture of skills to remain undefeated (7-0, 2-0 UFC).
Final result: Kelvin Gastelum defeats Brian Melancon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:26 of round one.
Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker
Round one: McGee with a kick early. Whitaker throwing some jabs. Another high kick from McGee. McGee very aggressive early but Whittaker not backing down. Whitaker with a nice left jab and comes in with s series of strikes. McGee putting on the pressure. Nice outside leg kick from McGee. Whittaker staying true to his jab. Left hand from Whittaker stuns McGee momentarily. McGee mixing up his kicks and punches well early. McGee gets the takedown but Whittaker to his feet fast. Court's head is opened up. McGee very active as Whittaker looks to counter. McGee shoots but Whittaker defends well as the round comes to an end. 10-9 McGee.
Round two: McGee comes out swinging again. Spinning back fist from McGee doesn't land. McGee drops Whittaker with a clean right. Whittaker back to his feet. McGee pressing forward but Whittaker has recovered.Elbows from McGee against the cage. McGee gets a takedown and looks to take the back. Whittaker escapes as McGee is relentless. Nice elbow from Whittaker and McGee answers with a right hand. McGee shoots again but the 22-year old Whittaker defends well. McGee's eye is now bleeding pretty good. Inside kick from Court. Great fight. Whittaker letting his elbows go as if they were punches. Whittaker with a high kick the clips McGee. 10-9 McGee.
Round three: McGee aggressive early again. Whittaker pressing forward with elbow strikes again. McGee with a spinning back kick. Catches Whittaker off balance. McGee winning on the feet but Whittaker is game. High kick from McGee. Whittaker with some nice jabs that find their mark and lands a left hook. McGee with some frequent combos that are getting through. Whittaker again lands a clean elbow strike. Spinning kick from McGee. McGee pushing forward as Whittaker's mouth is spilling some blood. McGee stalking his opponent. Nice right hand sneaks in for McGee. The two end the round with an exchange of strikes. Great fight! 10-9 McGee.
Final result: Court McGee defeats Robert Whittaker split decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez
Round one: Both come out swinging. Perez with an outside kick and a nice left to the body. A flying knee from "Goyito." Mizugaki pressing forward as Perez attempts another flying knee and gets a takedown after a brief exchange on the feet. Perez looks for a guillotine and nice knee to the body from Perez. Perez with another takedown. Perez catches Mizugaki's leg and takes him down again. Both men sure aren't gunshy. Nice knee to the body from Perez as they separate. Mizugaki gets a nice double leg takedown. Mizugaki looking for a rear-naked choke. Back to the feet and Perez with another nice knee to the body. Entertaining first round to say the least. Perez 10-9.
Round two: Perez with high kick attempt as Mizugaki throws a powerful left. A brief exchange on the feet. Perez whiffs on a high kick attempt as Takeya looks for the counter. Perez shoots but doesn't get the takedown. Nice knee from Mizugaki as "Goyito" shoots in. Nice left hand from Mizugaki. Perez throwing with bad intentions but unable to land cleanly. Nice exchange as both men eat some heavy shots. Perez grabs a hold of a leg and takes Mizugaki down. Takeya back to the feet. Nice straight right from Mizugaki. Good uppercut from Mizugaki as Perez shoots for the takedown. Very close round. 10-9 Mizugaki.
Round three: Outside leg kick from Perez. Mizugaki connects with a nice right hook. Perez pressing forward. Another crazy exchange on the feet as Mizugaki throws Perez to the ground. Back to the feet. Perez gets the takedown and Perez looks for a guillotine. Back to the feet as Mizugaki lands a trip. Side control. Perez gets it back to guard. Mizugaki transition to the back as he looks for the rear-naked choke. It's tight but Perez escapes! Perez looking for a takedown and Mizugaki looks exhausted. Mizugaki with some knees to the inner thigh. The fight comes to an end with a flurry from both men. Entertaining fight! 10-9 Mizugaki.
Final result: Takeya Mizugaki defeats Erik Perez via split decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares
Round one: Nice outside leg kick from Tavares. Spinning kick attempt from McDaniel. Tavares with another outside kick. McDaniel with the clinch as he pushes Brad to the cage. Tavares escapes. Tavares presses forward with some strikes and Bubba returns the favor. Tavares takes McDaniel down but lets him back up. McDaniel tries for the takedown but Tavares defends well as he finds himself against the cage. McDaniel with a shot to Brad's groin. He recovers. Taveras gets the clinch and pushed McDaniel to the cage as he looks for a takedown. Double under-hooks for Tavares as he eats a fee knees to the midsection. 10-9 Tavares.
Round two: Tavers with yet another outside leg kick and stuns McDaniel momentarily with a left hook. Taveres drops Bubba with another left hand and hes back on his feet. Tavares happy to keep it a standup affair. McDaniel shoots and gets a takedown. Tavares in the butterfly guard and he gets it back to the feet. Tavares drops McDaniel again with a punch to the chest and lets him up one more time. Tavares is mixing up his strikes well. McDaniel eyes the clock. Bubba's right thigh is showing the effect up from the kicks he's absorbing as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Tavares.
Round three: Tavares aggressive with his striking early. McDaniel lands a huge left hand and Tavares goes for the clinch. High kick from McDaniel. Low blow from Tavares. McDaniel is down and in obvious pain. Ouch! Action resumes. McDaniel presses forward and lands a takedown. McDaniel in half guard and looks for a submission. Short elbows from McDaniel. Tavares looks for a kimura as McDaniel defends well. McDaniel tries to take the back. Tavares looks for the triangle. McDaniel looking for a game-changing submission but Tavares is defending well. McDaniel mounts. Back into side control as the fight comes to an end. 10-9 McDaniel.
Final result: Brad Tavares defeats Bubba McDaniel via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 27 PLAY-BY-PLAY UNDER CARD "PRELIMS" COMMENTARY (FOX SPORTS 2):
Papy Abedi vs. Dylan Andrews
Round one: Both fighters take the center of the cage. Abedi with a nice low kick. Andrews yet to throw a strike. Another nice kick from Abedi. Abedi shoots for a takedown and presses Andrews against the cage. Abedi picks up Andrews and slams him to the mat and shoots into half guard. Andrews back up and takes Abedi down. Abedi back up as Andrews looks for a head and arm choke. Abedi takes Andrews down with a nice inside trip, showing off his judo skills. Abedi with a nice elbow to the head as he holds Andrews down. Abedi looking for a guillotine. Andres gets back up and presses Abedi to the cage and Abedi again tosses his foe to the canvas. Andrews back up and he takes Abedi down immediately. 10-9 Abedi.
Round two: Andrews throws a quick right hand as Abedi lands a flush kick to the midsection. Andrews whiffs on a powerful right and proceeds to land an inside leg kick. Another kick to the body from Abedi.The crowd growing restless from the lack of action as a few boos start trickling in. Andrews with a nice right to the body. Abedi connects with a nice right hook. Abedi takes Andrews down and presses him against the cage. Abedi with some short elbows and a nice knee and connects with a huge left hand. Abedi looks for the guillotine again but lets it go. Andrews gets it back to the feet as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Abedi.
Round three: Nice jab from Abedi. Andrews lands a nice knee to the midsection of Abedi. Action against the cage as Abedi looks for a takedown. They are separated. Andrews connects with a right and then an uppercut. Abedi is hurt! Andrews unloads a furious barrage of strikes and Abedi is out on the canvas! WOW, what a comeback from Andrews.
Final result: Dylan Andrews defeats Papy Abedi via TKO (punches) at 1:32 of round three.
Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch
Round one: Thatch pressing forward and drops Edwards with a high kick. Edwards gets back up. Thatch lands a nice knee to the face and Edwards is on weak knees. Thatch takes Edwards down and delivers some more knees. Edwards back up. Thatch connects with another knee and drops Edwards. Thatch unloads a barrage of strikes and the referee has to step in to save Edwards. Wow! What a UFC debut from Thatch!
Final result: Brandon Thatch defeats Justin Edwards via TKO (punches) at 1:23 of round one.
Hatsu Hioki vs. Darren Elkins
Round one: Elkins misses a left hook. Elkins pressing forward. Hioki looking for an opening. Elkins doing a lot of swinging early on. Hioki backs Elkins up with a nice left hook. Hioki now moving forward and attempts a high kick. Elkins presses Hioki to the cage after a failed takedown attempt. Elkins connects with a nice combo against the cage. Hioki lands a nice kick to the body. Hioki takes Elkins down. Elkins gets it back to the feet and presses the action against the cage. Elkins gets the takedown. Both men are bloodied up as the round comes to en end. 10-9 Hioki.
Round two: Elkins goes in and lands a takedown. Hioki gets it back to the feet and lands a nice kick to the body again and then connects with a knee. Hioki staying loyal to the kicks tothe body. Elkins tries to close the distance but Hioki keeping him at bay. Elkins gets the double leg takedown. Pushes Hioki to the cage and lands some body shots. Elkins takes Hioki's back. And Hikoi gets back into the guard of Elkins. The action is back on the feet and against the cage. Hioki looking for an arm and takes the back of Elkins as he looks for the rear-naked choke. Great scrambling from both men. Hioki attempts a triangle. Elkings in half guard now as the round comes to an end. Another very close round. 10-9 Elkins.
Round three: Fighters touch gloves. Elkins moving forward with some strikes. Good right from Elkins as he misses with a follow up left. Hioki's strikes seem to be lacking some snap as Elkins gets an emphatic takedown. Hioki looking for a triangle as Elkins sneaks in some strikes. A big left hand from Elkins as he keeps the pressure on. Elkins looking to step over but Hioki prevents it as he looks to control the wrists. Both fighters keeping busy on the ground. Hioki attempts yet another triangle, but no go. Elkins seems content to keep the fight on the ground. The fight comes to an end as Elkins easily wins the third and final round. 10-9 Elkins
Final result: Darren Elkins defeats Hatsu Hioki via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
James Head vs. Jason High
Round one: Both fighters take the center of the cage. High with a kick to the midsection. High shoots and gets the takedown. Head looks for a guillotine. High escapes. High looks for a guillotine himself and he has it. Head tries to escape. High has it tight and Head taps! WOW! That was fast and impressive from High.
Final result: Jason High defeats James Head via submission (guillotine) at 1:41 of round one.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 27 PLAY-BY-PLAY UNDER CARD "PRELIMS" COMMENTARY (FACEBOOK.COM):
Ben Alloway vs. Zak Cummings
Round one: Inside leg kick from Alloway. Alloway grabs a hold of a leg and gets a takedown. And they're back up. Alloway looks for a guillotine. Cummings gets the takedown and into side control. Alloway gets it back to the feet. Cummings clips him with a nice left. Cummings takes Alloway to the cage and attempts a takedown. They fight against the cage for position. Alloway looks for the thai clinch as Cummings gets the takedown. Cummings is looking for a d'arce choke and he gets it! Alloway is forced to tap quickly. Very impressive jiu-jitsu skills from Cummings.
Final result: Zak Cummings defeats Ben Alloway via submission (d'arce choke) at 4:19 of round one.
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo
Round one: Both fighters come out swinging and Bowling connects with some huge shots. The two exchange strikes. Bowling picks Trujillo up and slams him to the mat. Trujillo makes his way to his feet. Trujillo lands a nice knee to the stomach. Trujillo takes Bowling down and tries to take his back. Trujillo has side control. Bowling back to his feet and eats some shots from Trujillo. Bowling gets taken down and quickly gets a guillotine in. He lets it go and gets it in again. Trujillo tries to hand on and survives the end of the round. Close round. 10-9 Bowling.
Round two: Trujillo connects with a few jabs. Bowling shoots and gets the takedown but Trujillo gets back to his feet fast. They separate from the clinch. Trujillo looks a bit tired but lands a good knee to the body. Bowling sneaks in a nice uppercut. Bowling whiffs on a flying knee but starts unloading some punches. Bowling gets another takedown. Trujillo escapes and back to his feet. Nice jab from Bowling and follows with a left hook. Trujillo returns with a nice right. Trujillo misses with a left and Bowling gets another takedown and goes for the rear-naked choke. Trujillo escapes and clips Bowling with a knee to the chest and then another which appears to be an illegal knee to the nose. Bowling's nose is leaking blood. Referee informs Trujillo he will take a point away. Ringside Doctor says a very dazed Bowling will not be able to continue.
Final result: No contest, Roger Bowling unable to continue due to an illegal knee to the head from Trujillo.
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