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UFC 182 'Jones vs Cormier' results: Full FOX Sports 1 'Prelims' recap from Las Vegas

UFC 182: "Jones vs Cormier" complete recap of Saturday night's (Jan. 3, 2015) FOX Sports 1 (FS1) “Prelims” mixed martial arts (MMA) action that featured four bouts spanning three divisions. Who won, lost, got KOed, and tapped? Get your UFC 182 “Prelims” fix below.

Esther Lin

In the first event of 2015, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, Nevada tonight (Sat., Jan. 3, 2015) live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena for arguably the biggest fight of the year. Prior to the monumental UFC 182: "Jones vs Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV), the event was kicked off with an exciting set of "Prelims" on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 (FS1).

Full results and play-by-play here.

The FS1 "Prelims" may have lacked in name value, but the fighters certainly made up for that with outstanding battles and finishes.

In the "Prelims" main event, Paul Felder put on an absolute masterpiece on a performance, knocking out UFC veteran Danny Castillo via spinning back fist in the second round. With the win, the "Irish Dragon" put the UFC's 155 pound division on notice.

Check out the FS1 "Prelims" recap below:

Danny Castillo vs. Paul Felder

Felder came out with a lot of low kicks, ultimately hitting Castillo below the belt about a minute in. On the restart, Felder stuffed Castillo's first takedown attempt, and returned to his kicking arsenal. Castillo was clipped on a counter right from Felder, and the "Irish Dragon" began taking control of the stand up exchanges. Castillo was having a real difficult time holding off Felder's muay thai attack. Easy 10-9 for Felder.

Castillo could barely touch Felder on the feet as the "Irish Dragon" was putting it together beautifully on the feet both offensively and defensively. Just about midway through the round, Felder countered a lunging Castillo with a picture perfect spinning back fist that knocked out the UFC veteran cold on impact. Sensational performance by Paul Felder.

Marcus Brimage vs. Cody Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt and Marcus Brimage went at it in the first round, throwing some heavy leather in exciting exchanges. Brimage hit Garbrandt low twice, slowing the momentum of the UFC debutant in the first round. Garbrandt looked very confident and comfortable in his debut round, and nearly finished Brimage with a flurry at the end of round one. If the bell had not rung, Brimage may have been finished.

Brimage came out firing in the second round, throwing a wild combination on Garbrandt on the fence. After that early combination Garbrandt began to take control once again, landing hard left hooks. Garbrandt's defense left something to be desired as Brimage began to land over the top.

Brimage definitely had the stamina advantage in round three, pushing the pace early once again. Garbrandt was fighting far more defensively on the feet than he was the prior two rounds. Midway through the round Brimage kicked Garbarndt's legs out from under him, but the Team Alpha Male product got to his feet right away. A left hook late in the round rocked Brimage, but Garbrandt failed to follow up. Just moments later Garbrandt connected with a devastating 1-2 followed up with a plethora of shots that took Brimage out late in the final round.

Shawn Jordan vs. Jared Cannonier

The fight started off at a labored pace, with Shawn Jordan stalking Jared Cannonier. After a few short exchanges, Jordan clipped Cannonier with a right hand that dropped him and a finished him with a few follow-up shots just moments later. Huge knockout victory for Shawn Jordan.

Evan Dunham vs. Rodrigo Damm

Dunham really looked to push the pace standing early on in the first round, landing several solid hooks and jabs in the first half of the round. Damm was not defending too well, and was basically fighting defensively as Dunham pushed forward. Dunham really began to put his combinations together, utilizing everything in his arsenal very fluidly. Easy 10-9 round for Dunham.

Dunham continued his dominance into the second round, working Damm on the feet while mixing in some clinch work and even takedown attempts. The Brazilian was essentially nothing more than a punching bag as he ate Dunham's shots while being unable to return or counter. Round two was another easy 10-9 for Dunham.

The third round was more of the same from Dunham, but Damm finally starting pressuring his foe. As Damm egged Dunham on, the Brazilian was able to land his best shots of the fight including a brutal knee to Dunham's body. Ultimately, it was too little too late for Damm, as Dunham picked up the decision victory.

Check out the full UFC 182: "Jones vs Cormier" quick results below:

Cody Garbrandt def. Marcus Brimage by TKO (punches) at 4:50 of Round Three
Shawn Jordan def. Jared Cannonier by KO (punches) at 2:57 of Round One
Evan Dunham def. Rodrigo Damm by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Omari Akhmedov def. Mats Nilsson by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Marion Reneau def. Alexis Dufresne by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-25)

For main card results and play-by-play click here.

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