Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the FOX network TONIGHT (Sat., April 19, 2014) for the second time this year, with yet with another primetime mixed martial arts (MMA) special.
UFC on FOX 11, which takes place inside Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., will showcase a titanic heavyweight tilt pitting Fabricio Werdum against Travis Browne, with the winner moving on to fight division kingpin Cain Velasquez later this year.
The co-main event features a pair of Strikeforce imports in the form of Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche, who also share the distinction of being submitted by UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Which one of these 135-pound hopefuls get to stay in the title hunt?
Elsewhere on the card, lightweight "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone will duke it out against flashy Brazilian banger Edson Barboza, while middleweight menace Yoel Romero tries to keep his winning streak alive against the venerable Brad Tavares.
All that and much, much more.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on FOX 11 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" match online, which is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 5 p.m. ET and then main card FOX action, which is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on FOX 11 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ON FOX 11 QUICK RESULTS:
Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum -- Werdum by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45 x2)
Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate -- Tate by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone -- Cerrone by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:15 of Round One
Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares -- Romero by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov -- Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski -- Alves by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal -- Masvidal by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Alex White vs. Estevan Payan -- White by TKO (punches) at 1:28 of Round One
Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich -- Magalhaes by TKO (strikes) at 0:44 of Round One
Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo -- Mein by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Ray Borg vs. Dustin Ortiz -- Ortiz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly -- Bektic by majority decision (29-27 x2, 28-28)
Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May -- Lewis by TKO (punches) at 4:23 of Round One
UFC ON FOX 11 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum
Round 1: Leg kick by Browne in response to a Werdum combo. Browne head kick goes high. Werdum lands a punching combo, takes a knee upstairs. Werdum body kick after a Browne right hand. Browne drops Fabricio with a big right hand. Browne tries to pound him out, but Fabricio scrambles up and takes Travis down. Werdum on top in half guard with 3:30 to go. Short blows by Werdum. Halfway through the round. Browne gets an underhook and tries to rise. After a brief scare of a back take, Browne makes it to his feet. Browne throwing front kicks. Browne whiffs on a huge uppercut. Werdum avoids a counter right. Inside low kicks by both. Good body kick from Werdum, followed by a left hook downstairs. Good punching combo from Werdum. Good low kick. Browne catches the next kick, doesn't do anything with it. Less than a minute to go. Werdum blocks a wheel kick, nearly takes an uppercut while landing a combo. Good right hand by Browne in response to a leg kick. Uppercut jacks Browne's jaw. Spinning back kick from Fabricio is blocked and a wheel kick falls short. Fabricio rocks Browne with a sequence of punches before the bell but can't capitalize. 10-9 Werdum.
Round 2: Werdum leg kick strays low, but Browne doesn't take much time. Outside low kick connects for Werdum. Body kick blocked, inside leg kick is not. Browne lands a glancing head kick, takes a body kick and some punches form Werdum. Fabricio takes Travis down, Browne crawls on his hands and knees to the cage with Fabricio latched to his back. Werdum with one hook in. Browne turns and Werdum takes half guard. Browne sullenly bonking Werdum from his back, Fabricio responds by taking side control. Still half the round to go. Fabricio landing short punches from side. Werdum stepping over his head, looking for the armbar. Ninety seconds. Browne gets his arm free and stands. Fabricio threatens a guillotine, can't get it but lands a right hand. Body shot from Travis after they split. Browne moving forward. Stiff jab by Fabricio. Browne left hook is blocked. Counter right narrowly misses. Werdum lands a body kick, falls short on another wheel kick, and connects with a knee to the head in the waning seconds. 10-9 Werdum.
Round 3: Fabricio low kick, then another hard punching sequence. Browne tries to rush him, Fabricio circles away. Tired overhand right from Browne falls short. Werdum lands a low kick and a spinning backfist, then rushes Browne with punches. Right hand connects in the flurry. One-two from Werdum. Browne pops him with a jab. Werdum does a Hug-style spinning leg kick, slips, and does a badass standup. Werdum again pushes him back with punches. Three minutes left. Two good right hands from Browne connect and he forces Werdum into the fence. Werdum gets the plum and lands knees. Now he pours on blows to the head and body of Browne, who is just covering up. He makes distance, then shoots in. Browne defends and lands a couple of his elbows. 2:00 to go. Browne pressing Werdum against the cage. Werdum gets the plum and Browne makes distance. Left hook misses, then a right misses. Fabricio cracks him with a spinning back elbow. Browne lands a right. One minute. Jumping knee to the head by Werdum. Everything he throws is landing, but he hasn't managed to land the big one yet. Thirty seconds. Body kick by Werdum. Werdum taunts him, then throws a sequence of kicks and punches that connects before the bell. Not 10-8, but a seriously one-sided 10-9 for Werdum.
Round 4: Double jab by Fabricio. Leg kicks from Werdum. Travis pumping his jab. One minute in, no real contact. Jab from Werdum. Oblique kick from Browne. Werdum misses a front kick, lands a right hand. 3:00 to go. Liver kick by Werdum hits home. Stiff jab. Werdum blocks a right hand. Browne body kick catches Werdum in the groin, prompting a pause. 1-2 misses for Browne. Fabricio tries a single leg, Browne limp-legs out but eats an uppercut afterwards. Ninety seconds left, Werdum hits him with a 1-2-3. Long right hand connects for Travis. Two head kicks narrowly miss for him. Thirty seconds. No real action in the waning seconds, save for a Browne right hand just before the bell. 10-9 Werdum.
Round 5: Werdum shoots in right away and gets Browne down against the cage. Browne right back up. Jab from Travis, jab from Werdum. Front kicks to the body from Browne. One minute in. Werdum pops him with a jab. 1-2 by Werdum connects. Low kick from Browne. Werdum still pumping the jab. 3:00 to go. Werdum shoots in, is stuffed right away. Browne tries to rush with punches, falls short. Triple jab and right hand by Werdum. Another good jab. Hard right hand from Werdum. Another good cross. 2:00 to go. Browne lands a jab. 1-2 from Werdum, body kick all land. Werdum blocks a head kick. Werdum content to jab. Big right hand lands for him. One minute. Browne falls short on a left hook and overhand right. Browne wheel kick comes up short, Fabricio cracks him with another right through the guard. Browne stuffs a late takedown, lands a left hook. Browne chasing him with knees and punches in the last few seconds, can't land. 10-9 Werdum.
Final result: Werdum def. Browne by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate
Round 1: Trading jabs and leg kicks early. Stiff jab from Tate after a Carmouche teep. Kicks from both, no big impacts in the first minute. Carmouche gets double underhooks and presses Miesha against the cage. Tate reverses position. Liz reverses again and takes Tate down against the cage. Tate sitting with her back on teh fence and Liz on her ups. Short elbows to the body from Miesha. Liz punching her thighs. Halfway through the round. Miesha gets to her feet, Liz still has a rear waistlock. Knees to the thigh from Carmouche. Ninety seconds left. Miesha defending the takedown. Liz gets in on her hips and puts her down against the cage once again. Miesha rises, keeps Liz from getting a hook in. Tate has a standing Kimura. Liz pulls her wrist free and goes back to the rear waistlock, landing knees. Miesha gets the Kimura grip again, Liz trips her down into side control and gets free. Liz ends the round on top. 10-9 Carmouche.
Round 2: Counter right by Miesha. Liz shoots in and presses Miesha against the cage thirty seconds in. Miesha has a guillotine grip, but loses it quickly. Over-unders for Liz. Miesha reverses position against the cage, tries to trip her down without success. Liz holding onto the whizzer. She avoids another trip and they trade left hooks as they exit. Another left hook from Miesha. Another one, and Liz again gets in on her hips. 3:00 to go. Miesha defends briefly, gets taken down. Short elbows from Miesha as she stands. Liz stays on her and dumps her down again. Miesha trying to stand, Liz moves her back away from the cage. Tate threatening with the guillotine as Carmouche drives in; she's back to her feet but Carmouche is sill on her. 1:00 to go. Miesha drops down for the guillotine. She rolls Liz over with it, but loses the grip. Carmouche back to her feet, Miesha pressing her against the cage. Liz gets the rear waistlock again. Round ends with Miesha rolling for a leg. 10-9 Carmouche.
Round 3: Miesha counters a low kick with a hard one-two. Good counter right by Liz. Miesha shoots in. Browne elbows from Liz. Miesha drags her down and manages to work her way into side control near the cage. Four minutes to work. Liz moves her back to the cage and regains half guard. Liz tries to stand but gives up her back. Tate with one hook in. Good right hand by Miesha. She briefly attempts a crank. Halfway through the round. Elbow by Miesha. Miesha continues to look for the choke. Both hooks in and some good ground-and-pound from Miesha. Now it's under Liz's chin. This looks deep and there's a minute left. Liz defending well. Thirty seconds left. Miesha threatens to turn for the armbar, but Liz manages to regain half guard. Round ends with them trading punches, Liz on her back. 10-9 Tate.
Final result: Tate def. Carmouche by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone
Round 1: Barboza connects with a series of punches right away, prompting Cerrone to shoot. Edson denies it, Cerrone tries it again but does not have success. Barboza jabs to the body. Donald avoids a right hand. Barboza teep. Barboza connects with a leg kick. Ninety seconds in. 1-2 by Edson. Cerrone lands a right, Barboza counters with a left hook. Cerrone inside low kick. Outside this time. Checks one from Barboza. Big overhand right by Barboza, then another. Spinning back kick connects for Edson. Halfway through the round. Body kick, then a left hook downstairs. Inside low kick. Cerrone avoids the overhand right and lands a right to the body. Stiff jab from Cerrone drops Barboza. Cerrone immediately jumps on his back and gets the RNC. Barboza briefly struggles, but to no avail. Submission win for Donald Cerrone.
Final result: Cerrone def. Barboza by submission (rear-naked choke)
185 lbs.: Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares
Round 1: Tavares one-two falls short to start things off. Right hand connects. Romero high kick blocked. Tavares left hand sails just over Romero's head. Simultaneous kicks. One minute in. Tavares lands a low kick, takes one of Romero's on the foot. Romero rattles Tavares with a left and charges in, landing a knee and exchanging before dumping Tavares on the mat. Tavares gets to his feet and gets in on his own single leg. Romero uses a Kimura grip to stay up, then violently hurls Tavares to the mat. Romero on top in side control. Halfway through the round. Tavares back to his feet, Romero with the rear waistlock. Tavares lands an elbow behind his back. Romero still holding on. Now he takes Tavares down to his hands and knees briefly before they go right back to where they were. Big left hook by Tavares as he separates. Fifty seconds left. Romero misses a hook kick, then lands an inside trip. Tavares back to his feet and driving in, Romero counters with a Kimura attempt. Tavares still driving at the bell. 10-9 Romero.
Round 2: Romero shoots immediately and sets up in half guard. Now side control. Tavares works his way back to his feet and blocks a head kick. One minute in. Good right hand by Tavares. Leg kick lands. Romero grazes him with a counter left elbow ninety seconds in. Kick exchange. Tavares bleeding from the side of his head. 3:00 to go. Romero misses a flying knee, steps in with a left hand and shoots in. Tavares denies the takedown with the whizzer but eats a big left and right hand before Romero moves back in. Tavares bleeding more freely now. Tavares counters with his own single leg, Romero looking to hit the switch. Romero switches to the Kimura grip and uses it to counter the takedown. Romero attempts an ankle pick, can't get it. Tavares high kick blocked, flying knee also fails to connects. Tavares pressing Romero against the cage. Romero snaps him down and reverses position. Last fifteen seconds. Round ends with Romero pressing him against the cage. 10-9 Romero.
Round 3: Tavares high kick blocked. Tavares shoots in, quickly denied. Romero has the front headlock and lands a couple knees before pressing Brad against the cage. Brad separates, lands a right hand soon after. Ninety seconds in. Brad moves in, takes a right hand counter. Tavares low kick. Kick exchange. High kick blocked. Halfway through the round. Counter body kick by Yoel, then a lead left hand. Tavares lands another low kick, lands a body kick but gets slammed to the mat for his trouble. Brad turtles near the cage, stands up with Yoel attached to him. Tavares knees the body, Romero pressing him against the cage. Short knees to the legs from Yoel. Ref separates them with a minute left. Romero avoids a right hand. Tavares leg kick. Tavares falls short with a wheel kick. Romero lands a left hand and again throws Tavares to the mat. Romero ends the round on top in side control. 10-9 Romero.
Final result: Romero def. Tavares by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round 1: Both men cautious early on. Khabib tries to rush, doesn't make contact. One minute in. RDA connects with a body kick. Khabib ducks a left hand, shoots on, and drags RDA down against the cage after considerable resistance. Khabib lands some short hammerfists. RDA back to his feet, Khabib still on his leg. Single-leg briefly gets RDA to a knee, but he's back up in a hurry. Khabib pressing him against the cage. RDA lands a short elbow and separates. Halfway through the round. RDA high kicks blocked. Khabib tries a flying knee, rushes in with a left hook and takes RDA down against the cage once again. RDA has a Kimura grip but only half guard. Dos Anjos back to his feet. Khabib still in on the leg. RDA defending well, lands a knee to the head as Khabib exits. Khabib connects with an uppercut and shoots right back in. RDA limp legs out of it and they separate. Good body kick from the Brazilian. RDA connects with a left hand downtairs. Last thirty seconds. RDA blocks a head kick, Khabib avoids a crane kick. Good exchange, Nurmagomedov connects with a counter right but can't complete a takedown before the bell. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Round 2: Both men flicking out kicks in the early going. RDA blocks a body kick. Dos Anjos aggressive early. Neither man making clean contact with punches. Khabib blast double plants RDA on his seat near the cage. RDA has a guillotine, does not look deep. Ninety seconds in. He tightens it up, but Khabib gets out. RDA looking to stand using the cage, gets wrangled to his hands and knees. Khabib gets a hook in, can't keep it and just continues denying RDA's attempts to stand. Halfway through the round. Khabib landing the occasional knee and trying to get a hook in. RDA stands up, locks up the guillotine again as Khabib dumps in but loses it as he hits the ground. Khabib on top in half guard. RDA regains guard. Elbow from Khabib. Good right hand and another pair of elbows. Khabib passes to half. Khabib staying heavy, though Dos Anjos gets guard back. RDA throws his legs up, Khabib stands and tries to drop a right hand. RDA scrambles up and takes a couple punches before the bell. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Round 3: RDA tries a high kick, blocks a couple from Khabib. RDA high kick blocked, as is a Khabib combo. RDA combination. Leg kick exchange. Dos Anjos presses Khabib against the cage, but Khabib quickly reverses and gets in on a leg again. Dos Anjos limp legs out ninety seconds in. Left uppercut by RDA. RDA on the advance. Both have high kicks blocked. RDA shoots under two wild punches form Khabib. Nurmagomedov counters with a beautiful throw and winds up on top in half guard. RDA gets full guard back near the cage. 2:00 to go. Khabib landing the occasional left hand back in half guard. RDA looks for a leg kick, Khabib stands up out of it and dives back in. Elbow and right hand from Khabib on top. One minute left. RDA turns for an armbar, takes a hard right hand for his trouble. He scrambles up but gets caught in a rear waistlock. RDA turtles, then falls back into half guard. Round ends with Khabib dropping punches. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Dos Anjos by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski
Round 1: Seth flicking out long punches and kicks. Alves cracks him with a left hook. Another left hand lands. Seth high kick blocked. Punch exchange, no contact. Right hand by Thiago. One minute in. Alves lands a low kick. Seth tries a front kick and right hand, neither connect. One-two falls short. Alves with an inside leg kick. Seth catches, then drops a leg kick. Seth moves into the clinch and presses Thiago against the cage. Alves uses double underhooks to escape. Seth continues to put out a high volume of punches as Thiago stalks him. Front kick to the body. 3-2 by Thiago. Halfway through the round, inside low kick by Thiago. Seth throws, then eats a leg kick. Seth ducks a head kick. Right hand by Thiago. Good left by Thiago as Seth circles near the cage. Rapid-fire punching exchanges. 90 seconds left. Good exchange. Seth lands a low kick. Right upstairs by Seth, who's cut. Thiago high kick blocked, and another that he follows with left and right hands. Thiago lands a pair of leg kicks, inside and out. Another inside low kick. Seth avoids a knee, eats the next one. Flying knee falls short. Thiago lands a left hook downstairs and a leg kick. One more leg kick before the bell. 10-9 Alves.
Round 2: Thiago lands, then takes a leg kick. Seth high kick falls short. Inside low kick from Thiago. Powerful outside leg kick. Another. Left hook lands, then an inside leg kick. Outside again, high kick blocked. Seth blocks a body kick. One minute in. Glancing low kick caught and dropped by Seth. Seth misses a front kick, dodges a high kick and checks a low kick. Good jab sequence from Seth. Thiago cracks him with a 3-2. Seth with a right downstairs. 3:00 to go. Seth connects with a glancing left hand. Inside low kick from Thiago. Two knees up top from Alves. Seth's now cut over his other eye as well. Good 1-1-2 by Seth just before 2:00. Seth moves into the clinch, can't hold Thiago there. Body kick by Thiago, who blocks a spinning backfist. Thiago bleeding from his nose. Inside leg kick form Thiago, missed high kick from Seth. Low kicks from Thiago. Right hand connects. Inside leg kick met by a jab. Thiago again to the inside. Seth trying to angle off after his right. Another inside low kick by Thiago, then one outside. Seth prods him with his left. Good exchanges late in the round. 10-9 Alves.
Round 3: Seth with an inside low kick. Alves kicks the body. Good left hook upstairs. Counter left hook this time. Seth ducks a punch and shoots, presses Thiago into the cage but can't finish it. Inside low kick from Thiago. One minute in. Low kick and right hook by Thiago. Crushing low kick from Thiago briefly drops Seth. 1-2 from Thiago and a hard body shot. Another low kick. Seth shoots in again, Thiago stops it again. 3:00 to go. Nice right hand from Baczynski. Thiago lands a right hand. Halfway through the round. Hard right from Thiago, then Seth answers. Thiago kicks the body and denies yet another takedown attempt. Another big low kick. Seth tries a spinning backfist. Left hook to the body; Thiago's just walking Seth down with strikes. Seth shoots in with ninety seconds left, eats a knee to the body before Thiago separates. Thiago connects with a pair of leg kicks. Seth lands a right, takes a body kick. Thiago whacks him with a big right and slams home some good knees from the plum. Some jockeying for position, Seth shoots again and again can't maintain control. Thirty seconds. Thiago leg kick. Seth ducks a high kick right at the end. Well done, gentlemen. 10-9 Alves.
Final result: Alves def. Baczynski by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal
Round 1: Masvidal using some oblique kicks. Healy lands a pair of traditional leg kicks. Masvidal connects with a lead left. Good counter right hook by Jorge, Healy wraps him up but is quickly denied. 3:40 left. Healy looking to tag the body, eats a body kick. Lead right by Healy, eats a right hook and lands another right. Healy gets in deep on Jorge's left leg. Couple of Browne elbows by Masvidal. Masvidal defending the takedown well, teasing a guillotine and landing elbows. Masvidal worms his leg out. Healy lands a pair of body shots and eats a knee before driving in once again. 2:00 to go. Healy takes him down against the cage, but not for very long before Masvidal stands up and cracks him with a knee. Healy left to the body as he continues to drive in. Knee to the body connects. Masvidal pushes off, missing an elbow as he does so. Counter combo lands for Gamebred. Healy low kick. Big body kick from Jorge. Right hook again. Masvidal tries a flying knee, Healy uses the chance to try to take him down but gets stopped by the whizzer. Masvidal threatens a d'arce before they stand up again. Round ends, 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 2: Healy trying to press forward, gets bonked by a few jabs in the process. Healy doubles up on left hooks to the body as he gets in on Masvidal's leg against the cage. Healy pauses to land two more body blows before continuing to press. Elbow from Masvidal. A minute in and Healy is still smothering Masvidal. Two more body blows. Knee and level elbow by Masvidal. He reverses position briefly before separating. Healy left to the body. Masvidal cracks him upstairs with a right. Counter left hook, then a counter cross by Masvidal. 3:00 to go. Healy lead right answered by a three-punch combo. Pat eats a left hand as he drives in once again. He has one leg wrapped up. Masvidal reverses position and separates. Good left hook by Jorge. Masvidal lands a glancing hook kick, then lands a sequence of strong punches. Healy enters behind a left hook and takes Jorge down against the cage. Jorge elbows him and gets to his feet. Healy has a rear waistlock. Healy kneeing the legs. Healy throws to the body and eats a pair of hooks. Masvidal reverses once again. 30 seconds. They separate. Healy drives right back in and both land knees to the body. Round ends with Jorge pressing Healy against the cage. 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 3: Masvidal jabbing and lands some good counters as Healy gets in again on a leg. Masvidal denies it, gets double underhooks, and reverses. He lands a knee to the gut before separating. Head kick by Jorge. Body kick. Counter right hook. Healy lumbers in with body shots and Jorge promptly reverses him when he clinches. Elboy by Healy before he reverses. Jorge quickly separates. Counter right hook, Healy leg kick. Healy left hook and he shoots in. Healy gets the rear waistlock and suplexes Jorge down. Jorge rises and escapes via Gramby roll. Halfway through the round and Jorge on top in an awkward position. Jorge establishes in half guard and drops a few elbows. Healy works his back to the cage. Masvidal landing short left hands and gets a rear waistlock as Healy stands. Jorge gets in in his hips and takes him down again. One minute left and Jorge gets a hook in. Healy rolls for his own leglock and we again get an awkward position. Masvidal violently elbows Healy in the ass as Pat works for the leg. Back to the familiar position against the cage. Healy landing to the body. Masvidal knees him in the stomach before reversing. Masvidal cracks him with a right before the bell. 10-9 Masvidal.
Final result: Masvidal def. Healy by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Alex White vs. Estevan Payan
Round 1: Payan opens up with a body kick. Leg kick and left hook land for Payan. White lands a body kick of his own. Right to the body. Payan body kick blocked. Left hook is not. White misses a spinning back fist and has a high kick blocked. Payan drills the body with a right. One minute in. Knee by White, right hand from Payan. White connects with a lead left straight, then drops Payan with a big straight and pounds him out. Payan goes limp before the ref can step in. Payan argues the stoppage but he was completely out.
Final result: White def. Payan by TKO (punches)
185 lbs.: Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich
Round 1: Zachrich moving in early with punches, ducks a wide right hand. Caio stings Zach with a left hook and follow-up knee. Both men throwing haymakers early. Body shot and overhand right put Zachrich on wobbly legs. Caio pouring on punches and Zachrich slowly goes fetal. Ref steps in and Caio Magalhaes has a TKO win in less than a minute.
Final result: Magalhaes def. Zachrich by TKO (strikes)
170 lbs.: Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo
Round 1: No contact in the first thirty seconds. Low kicks from both. Right to the body from Perpetuo. Mein leg kick. Lead left hook lands for Mein. 90 seconds in. Perpetuo lands a leg kick. Mein shoots in on a single leg and completes it. Mein drops a few left hands form open guard. Mein landing systematic blows to the head and body; Perpetuo doing nothing to control posture. Now Perpetuo gets an overhook. Another left hand by Mein. Perpetuo gets an underhook and rolls his way free. Back to their feet. Mein cracks him with a knee upstairs, followed by a leg kick. 1:10 to go. Perpetuo comes up short with a leg kick. Mein stalking forward. Perpetuo whiffs with a single leg attempt before the bell. 10-9 Mein.
Round 2: Mein starts with a leg kick. Perpetuo whiffs with one of his. Next one connects for Hernani. Mein still advancing. Perpetuo misses a low kick and ducks a level elbow. Ninety seconds in. Mein low kick. Front kick blocked. Mein sliding out of range of many of Perpetuo's punches and lands a leg kick. 2:45 to go. Stiff jab to the body lands. Leg kick. Good up-jab from Mein. Perpetuo leg kick connects with the foot. Another jab to the body from Mein. 1:45 left. Uppercut misses. Leg kick lands and Mein finishes a double leg. Mein on top in half guard. Perpetuo tries and fails to work deep half. He gets up, taking an uppercut, with about a minute left. Perpetuo swinging big punches but not connecting. Right hand hits Mein on the side, three-piece misses before the bell. 10-9 Mein.
Round 3: Perpetuo lands a left hook at the end of a flurry. Right hand connects. Mein ducks a combo. Leg kick lands for Mein. Perpetuo right hand falls short. Mein pumps his jab. One minute in. Both miss with right hands. Mein shoots in and completes another double leg. Perpetuo trying to use deep half guard. Perpetuo locks up a kneebar. No concern on Mein's face as Perpetuo cranks away. Mein manages to work his way free and take the back, but Perpetuo turns into him and is now on top. 2:00 to go. Perpetuo hops past Jordan's butterfly guard, but Jordan scrambles up and lands a long right as Perpetuo rises. Ninety seconds. Perpetuo waving him on, taunting Mein. Mein circling away. Right hand connects for Perpetuo and he seems to rattle Mein with a flurry. Perpetuo marching forwards. Mein shoots in; Perpetuo looking for an inverted triangle. Round ends with Mein trying to drive in. 10-9 Perpetuo.
Final result: Mein def. Perpetuo by split decision
125 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Dustin Ortiz
Round 1: Ortiz on the front foot early, shoots in after ten seconds. Ortiz pressing Borg against the cage, lands a couple short knees. Borg hops up for a loose guillotine, Ortiz responds by taking him down. Ortiz on top in open guard. Passes to half. Borg tries to stand, Ortiz keeps a body lock but Borg hits the switch and is now on top. Two minutes in. Ortiz sitting with his back on the cage, thumps the body with punches. Borg heaves him up and slams him down away from the cage. Ortiz scoots his way to the cage but gives up his back in the process. Ortiz sneaks out the backdoor and gets back on top. Now in the front headlock with Borg's back on the cage. Ortiz kneeing the body. Borg snatches a leg, eats a right hand and gets deep on Ortiz's hips. Another slam by Borg and another quick transition to the back. Can't get his hooks in and Ortiz reverses into guard. 40 seconds to go. Ortiz landing some short shots to the body, briefly teases an arm triangle. Borg gets back up in the waning seconds and they briefly trade. 10-10.
Round 2: Ortiz blocks a body kick, then dodges a wheel kick. Both miss with right hands. Ortiz lands a short left hook and presses Borg against the cage. Short knees from Ortiz. They jockey for position, Ortiz landing knees to the body. Ortiz trips him down right into side control. 3:30 to go. Ortiz trying to mash with elbows. Borg works back to butterfly guard, and half guard. He scrambles up quickly, takes Ortiz down, and once again hops onto his back. This time he's got a body triangle. Borg now has two minutes to work. Borg squeezes but does not have it under his neck. Borg still fighting for the choke, Ortiz controlling a wrist. One minute left. Ortiz gets to his feet, Borg still playing backpack. Borg applies a strong crank and is nearly reversed. Round ends with Borg still on his back. 10-9 Borg.
Round 3: Ortiz on the front foot, pops him with a pair of good lefts. Glancing head kick lands. They clinch. Ortiz with a knee to the body and he presses Borg against the cage. over-unders. They separate from the cage after some jockeying. One minute in. Ortiz moving forward with some combination punching. Borg body kick, Ortiz leg kick. Spinning back kick by Borg. Ortiz nearly cracks Borg with a left high kick. Low kick by Borg. 3:00 to go. Borg lands a glancing flying knee. Ortiz wraps him up with double underhooks and moves him to the cage. Takedown denied. Borg pushes him back, eats a knee before separating. Ortiz landing his jab well. 2:00 to go. Back to the clinch, more knees to the body by Ortiz. Borg reverses, lands a knee from the plum, and takes Ortiz down against the cage. Ortiz gets to his feet, gets taken down by a single leg. Borg again hops on his back and again Ortiz escapes via the back door. Borg in low on Ortiz's leg. He gets a rear waistlock with 40 seconds to go. High crotch and slam from Borg. Borg works his way to the back but does not get a hook in before the bell. 10-9 Ortiz.
Final result: Ortiz def. Borg by split decision
155 lbs.: Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly
Round 1: Skelly avoids a 1-1-2. Front kick falls short. Limited action in the opening minute. No clean strikes yet, all falling short. First blow is a jab by Skelly 90 seconds in. Right hand connects for him soon after. Mirsad lands a 1-2, Skelly ties him up with over-unders and presses him against the cage. Bektic reverses position. Halfway through the round, Bektic still holding Skelly against the cage. Foot stomps and short knees from Bektic. They separate right at 2:00. Skelly lands a front kick, eats a pair of hooks. Another left hook by Bektic connects. Bektic ducks an overhand right. Skelly shoots in, fails, and winds up on the bottom. Bektic is scary here. One minute to work. Bektic dropping big elbows. Skelly gets wrist control, Bektic briefly breaks it with thirty seconds to go. Bektic hops to half guard. Round ends there. 10-9 Bektic.
Round 2: Skelly steps in, avoids a counter combo. Not much happening in the first minute. Good combo by Bektic. Counter uppercut lands around 90 seconds in. Bektic sticks a right in Skelly's gut. Skelly shoots in behind some punches. Mirsad fighting him off against the cage. Skelly has one leg. Right hand lands for him, but Mirsad reverses position. Mirsad drops for a single leg, can't get it. More foot stomps. Skelly tries to reverse, Bektic slips away. 1:45 to go. Skelly lands a pair of rights that wobble Bektic; Bektic catches him with a counter hook coming in, but Skelly ties him up. Skelly lands a questionable knee and then a blatantly illegal one. Mirsad crumbles. Ref gives him time to recover and takes a point from Skelly. Mirsad takes some time and they restart with around a minute left in the round. Mirsad lands an uppercut as he eats a right hand. Skelly stuffs a takedown, lands a knee. Skelly more aggressive here. Skelly avoids a combo. Round ends. 9-9.
Round 3: Fighters pumping their jabs early. Skelly pokes him with a right hand. 1-2 from Bektic in response. Bektic shoots in and slams Skelly down. 3:30 to go, Bektic on top in guard. He passes into half guard quickly. Skelly rolls his way into a leglock attempt and they initiate a mad scramble. Skelly winds up on Bektic's back halfway through the round with one hook in. Bektic escapes through the back door and sets up on top in half guard. Ninety seconds left. Short punches from Bektic. Skelly rises, Bektic still on a leg. Skelly circles out and eats a right hand for his trouble. 1-2 connects for Skelly. Mirsad fires off a blast double; Skelly works for the leg after rolling his way out and they end the fight in 50/50 battling for legs. 10-9 Bektic.
Final result: Bektic def. Skelly by majority decision
265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May
Round 1: May starts with a couple of heavy low kicks. Wild right hand falls well short. Lewis barrels forward and brings Jack down forty five seconds in. May's back against the cage, Lewis on top in half guard. Now he turns May and puts his back on the mat. Lewis just applying pressure, no real strikes. May manages to roll and take top position a little under two minutes in. Lewis' back now against the cage, on one knee. Lewis stands and May brings him right back down with a rear waistlock. Now he hops right into mount. Lewis trying to hold May down. Three minutes in. May dropping short right hands to the body and head. Lewis still holding on. Lewis explodes out and starts dropping powerful blows on May, who's slower to rise. Front headlock and Lewis continues bombing away. May taking a beating, trying to get up or take him down. Lewis continues pouring it on until a flubbed takedown leaves May face-down and helpless. There's the stoppage; May is moaning in pain. That was a tremendous beatdown.
Final result: Lewis def. May by TKO (punches)