So ... who's up for some more fights?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Brazil TONIGHT (Sat., March 21, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 62: "Maia vs. LaFlare" on FOX Sports 1 (and 2) and UFC Fight Pass, which emanates from inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro.
Worth giving up your Saturday night?
Well, that depends on how much stock you have invested in the available talent. Aside from the aforementioned headliner pitting Demian Maia against Ryan LaFlare, longtime welterweight veteran Josh Koscheck will make a lightning-fast turnaround to get back into battle against the hot-and-cold Erick Silva.
The good new is, it's free!
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 62 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 62 QUICK RESULTS:
Demian Maia def. Ryan LaFlare via decision (unanimous) 48-46 x3
Erick Silva def. Josh Koscheck via submission (guillotine), Round 1 (4:21)
Leonardo Santos def. Tony Martin via submission (rear naked choke), Round 2 (2:29)
Amanda Nunes def. Shayna Baszler via TKO (leg kick), Round 1 (1:56)
Gilbert Burns def. Alex Oliveira via submission (armbar), Round 3 (4:14)
Godofredo Pepey def. Andre Fili via submission (triangle), Round 1 (3:14)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Akbarh Arreola via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x3
Kevin Souza def. Katsunori Kikuno via KO, Round 1 (1:31)
Leandro Silva "def." Drew Dober via Submission (guillotine + ref incompetence), Round 2 (2:45)
Leonardo Mafra def. Cain Carrizosa via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x2, 30-26
Christos Giagos def. Jorge de Oliveira via Submission (rear naked choke), Round 1 (3:12)
Fredy Serrano def. Bentley Syler via KO, Round 3 (1:34)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 62 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare
Round 1: LaFlare in black, Maia in blue. Maia gets in a straight left early. LaFlare with one of his own. Maia fakes a punch and shoots in for the takedown. He gets it and is into full guard. Butterfly. Half. Side. Other side in a scramble. Half. Mount. Left hands. Empty half. Mount. LaFlare bucks and shrimps into half. Nice left hand from the Brazilian. Butterfly. Half. Quarter. Maia with a right.
Round 2: Couple of leg kicks from Ryan that don't land solid. Maia ducks down and LaFlare sprawls on him then backs up. Left from Maia. Amazingly timed double-leg from Maia and he nails the takedown with more than 3 minutes to work. Half. Slow going as LaFlare is defending well from his back. Maia looks for an arm, but lets go to maintain the position. Empty half and Maia gets in a left hand. Mount. Maia with the intermittent GNP. Maia going for an arm triangle, but LaFlare defends and escapes the sub, but is still on his back. Mount and punches at the end of the frame.
Round 3: Hard leg kick to the calf of Maia. LaFlare has been unable to really find his range. Maia ducks under a punch, but Ryan manages to get his hips back and is still up. Maia with a takedown, but it gets stuffed and Maia pulls guard/gets taken down. Maia has his right foot on the hip. LaFlare postures up for a second and Maia uses the position to go after a leg lock. LaFlare squirms out of that danger, but Maia uses it to off-balance LaFlare and drive in for a takedown. He gets it and they're near the fence. Maia passes to mount. Maia not doing much with this, but maintaining the position when LaFlare kicks off the cage. Half. LaFlare with elbows from the bottom, Maia with some left hands.
10-9 Maia, but it's a very close round
Round 4: Leg kick from LaFlare, left hand from Maia. Ryan completely unable to close the striking distance when he attacks. Takedown from Maia gets stuffed briefly, but Maia swings off to the side, gets a body lock and wrestles the American down. Empty half guard. Mount. Punch to the face. Left and a right and LaFlare grabs the head to end that. Maia working on that arm triangle again. He might have it this time. Sliding into position slowly and sneaking his way to side control. LaFlare scrambles and creates space to get the blood circulating.
Round 5: LaFlare gets a left in, but Maia was backpedalling and off to the side, so that took some sting off of it. Maia with the takedown attempt, and LaFlare stops it. Maia is persistent, but LaFlare scrambles out and away. Maia shoots, seems to hit his head on LaFlare's leg and is slow getting up as LaFlare backs away. Maybe he's just tired. Maia with a jab. LaFlare kicking and punching, getting in some shots here. Maia with a takedown, doesn't get it. LaFlare backs up. They go forward, clinch, Maia pulls half guard. LaFlare backs up and Maia is slow to get up. Maia ducks down into a knee off the takedown that hit him solid, but LaFlare backs away again off the mat. Maia up again slowly, John McCarthy yelling at him. Another takedown stuffed, LaFlare in side control, punches, but gets out of the ground game again. Up again, Maia with a takedown into a knee again, but manages to nail the takedown. LaFlare trying hard to get back up, manages to sweep and stand. Just a few seconds left and LaFlare punches forward, Maia flops to his back as the fight ends and McCarthy takes a point for that.
Final result: Demian Maia defeats Ryan LaFlare via decision (Unanimous) 48-46 x3
170 lbs.: Erick Silva vs. Josh Koscheck
Round 1: Koscheck in white, Silva in black. Kos with overhands early as Erick kicks early. Silva ducks under and tries for a takedown. Kos stuffs it and clinches. Elbow from Josh. Silva successful so far in keeping upright from the takedown attempts. Referee break from Yamasaki. Both men hit air on big overhands. Koscheck tried for a kick, but ate a left mid-strike and was knocked to the ground. Erick pounces and has a front head lock. Silva tries to float over to the back, but Kos rolls to his back into the full guard. Silva postures and Kos uses the space to stand immediately. Overhand from Koscheck. Nice shot from Silva backs up Kos momentarily. Good body kick, too. Straight right from Silva. Anik with the foolish commentary of "Silva only knows one way and it's aggression all the time." I say this because he said it at a time when Silva was backing up all the way into the fence without throwing a strike or even a feint.
Kos throws, misses and eats a solid right. He gets hit with an uppercut and ducks down, but it's straight into a guillotine. Silva jumps guard and gets a tap in a couple of seconds from the American!
Final result: Erick Silva defeats Josh Koscheck via submission (guillotine) at 4:21 of round 1
155 lbs.: Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos
Round 1: Martin in the red, Santos in black. Santos clips an inside leg kick after about 30 seconds of not much. Another one and a third. They clash on simultaneous kicks, then Santos gets in a right hand. Martin with a takedown attempt into the cage. Denied and reverses from Santos. Martin counters with a successful hip toss, but Santos stands a few seconds later. He still has Martin locked around his body. Slow pace now and Big John calls out for work. Two minutes to go.
Santos gets an underhook and reverses. Martin reverses back. John bores and breaks. Outside leg kick from Martin. Inside from Santos. Martin lands a solid right hand on the jaw. Clinch.
Round 2: Leg kick connects for Santos. Jab from Martin. Santos counters a Martin punch with one of his own. Martin got a little bit lazy on a clinch and promptly gets his leg kicked out from under him. Santos on top in guard. Martin tries a butterfly, but that lets Santos pass right to mount. Martin rolls face down, Santos floats over to the back. Santos fighting for that rear naked, Martin rolls.... there's the tap.
Final result: Leonardo Santos defeats Tony Martin via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of round 2
135 lbs.: Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes
Round 1: Baszler in red, Nunes in pink. Heavy leg kick from Nunes to open the action. So does a right. Another outside leg kick. Teep, a left and a right as well. That combo has Baszler backing up. She tries for a takedown from a mile away and Nunes gets away from it. She dives on an ankle, but is unsuccessful again. Enormous leg kick and that drops Baszler as her knee is obviously messed up.
Final result: Amanda Nunes defeats Shayna Baszler by TKO (leg kick) at 1:56 of Round 1
155 lbs.: Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns
Round 1: Burns in black, Oliveira in red. Oliveira counters a leg kick with a nice punch that gets through. They clinch and Burns gets the trip takedown about a minute in. Alex eats a couple elbows and scrambles up. Burns threatens a guillotine, but Oliveira is out of it. Oliveira with a knee to the thigh and Burns with one to the head. Oliveira with a combo, but Burns blocks most of it. He doesn't block that big right, though. Or the next one. Burns' eye is already a bit swolen from those two blows. Oliveira looks a lot looser than the shelling-up Gilbert. Burns gets in a counter right.
Round 2: Burns lands a body kick and they clinch. Burns trying for the trip, but failing. Oliveira reverses off the cage and they trade rights as they separate. Jab-uppercut from Alex. Oliveira hooks around the gloves of Burns. He's landing pretty well, while Burns' punches don't have as much on them in return. Uppercut gets through. Oliveira angles off nicely and counters Burns well. Burns glances up at the clock and throws a headkick. Oliveira clinches Burns up to the cage. Burns tries a hip toss, but can't get the clinch away.
Round 3: Burns comes out with a fire lit under his ass and ducks down for the quick takedown. He lands in mount and has Oliveira up against the cage. Oliveira regains a brief quarter guard, but Burns is right back. Slight scramble and into an omoplata attempt. Oliveira is defending well so far, but he's now been stuck here for a good minute now. The crowd is growing weary of this apparent failed attempt. 90 seconds to go and Oliveira is out of it, but back and mounted. Burns trying to get a mounted triangle, Burns rolls for an armbar. Oliveira rolls again, but it's the wrong way and Burns cranks that armbar hard and finally gets the tap! Hell of a comeback.
Final result: Gilbert Burns defeats Alex Oliveira by submission (armbar) at 4:14 of Round 3
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey
Round 1: Pepey in red, Fili in black. Pepey with a flying knee and a huge swing - both miss. Leg kick from Pepey. Pepey ducks down for a single, switched to a body lock and gets the takedown for a split second before Fili springs right back up. Pepey with a flying triangle attempt... he's pretty close to getting this, and with the same shitty ref from earlier, the fighters are on edge here. Fili defending well on a pretty tight triangle attempt. Good hammerfist from Fili, but Pepey stays committed to the triangle and manages to get the tap! The ref doesn't screw this one up and we've got a front runner for a Performance of the Night bonus.
Final result: Godofredo Pepey defeats Andre Fili by submission (triangle) at 3:14 of Round 1
155 lbs.: Akbarh Arreola vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Round 1: Arreola in the Mexican colors of red, white and green; Trinaldo in black. Clinch and not much happening. Trinaldo scoops down for the big takedown and gets it despite a cage grab. Arreola with an elbow from the bottom in between some solid, if sporadic ground and pound from Trinaldo. Arreola manages to cut Trinaldo with one of the elbows, but Trinaldo is still getting in good work here. Akbarh trying to get an armbar whenever Trinaldo moves, so it's keeping Francisco honest, but he's still thudding down.
Round 2: Jab from Arreola. A body kick gets caught and down goes Arreola. Full guard. Slow pace here as the ref is content to let Trinaldo dictate a measured amount of GNP. Finally with 35 seconds in the round, Big John McCarthy has grown weary and stands them up. Left hand from Trinaldo. A good punch at the end of the round to the body of Arreola.
Round 3: Left from Trinaldo. Arreola is apparently ignoring the advice of his coaches, who said "stop kicking, no closed guard". Arreola promptly throws a body kick. Left from Trinaldo and a head kick in retaliation from Arreola. Nice uppercut from Francisco. Leg kick from Arreola. Left-right lands for Trinaldo. Florian is just laughing at the stubbornness of Arreola and his kicks. Arreola gets in a left hand. Trinaldo answers with a mirror image a few seconds later. Knee and a left from Trinaldo. He gets in a jab, but eats another Trinaldo left. Trinaldo lands a lazy takedown with about 65 seconds left in the fight. Trinaldo with lefts from the top to end the fight.
Final result: Francisco Trinaldo defeats Akbarh Arreola via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x3
145 lbs.: Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza
Round 1: Kikuno in black, Souza in white. Souza's got an enormous reach advantage. Lots of circling and feints early. Finally about 55 seconds, Souza partially lands a 2-3 on the circling Kikuno. PFFFFFFFFFFFFFT! Kikuno just threw an overhand and ducked into an enormous straight right hand that sent Kikuno to the land of ghosts and whispers. That overhand right from Kikuno actually landed pretty decently, as it bloodied the nose and mouth of Souza, but if Kikuno's punch was an 8, Souza dialed it up to 11.
Final result: Kevin Souza defeats Katsunori Kikuno by Knockout (punch) at 1:31 of Round 1
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
Round 1: Dober in black, Silva in red. Dober slips on a leg kick and Silva powers forward. He gets a kick blocked and tries for a takedown, but it's stuffed and eventually they break. Dober pressing forward with the right hand repeatedly. Dober gets Silva against the fence and lands a couple of shots, but Silva bobs away from most of the swings and sneaks in a jab. Silva tries a takedown and is stonewalled. Dober to the body. The pace slows and they clinch with a minute to go. Left elbow from the American. They break away.
10-9 Silva in a close round
Round 2: They trade solid leg kicks. Left from Dober and Silva shoots a double. It's not easy, but he gets it against the chain links. Dober works to stand and... Dober is up.... and down again. Half guard. Pass to side, near mount. Dober turns his back and scrambles. He's got Silva off his back, but Silva jumps into a guillotine. Dober is defending properly from the far side... and what in the ABSOLUTE FUCK?! THE REF SAID DOBER TAPPED, BUT HE NEVER EVEN MOVED HIS HAND TO DO SO! This ref completely fucked up and Kenny Florian on the mic is ripping into him. What a screw up from this moron.
As we're waiting for the official decision, we see Bruce Buffer calming down Dober and letting him know there's nothing he can do at this point.
Final result: Leandro Silva def. Drew Dober via submission (guillotine) at 2:45 of round 2
155 lbs.: Cain Carrizosa vs. Leonardo Mafra
Round 1: Cain in red, Mafra in white. Feeling out process early as nothing serious lands for a good 45 seconds until Mafra lands a leg kick. Cain tags Mafra with a big right hand that dumps him on his butt. Cain tries for an arm triangle choke early, but doesn't have full position. Mafra rolls face down and gives up his back, but escapes from the RNC attempt and is standing. Mafra on the attack now and he's landing decently. Good couple of punches. There's a nice 3-piece from Mafra that all get in flush. Mafra getting the better in all of these exchanges, having success with the uppercut among other punches and leg kicks. Cain throwing back and getting in some desperately needed return fire. Mafra with a big double-leg and there's 90 seconds to go. Mafra... does nothing with the half guard and stands up, waiting for Cain to stand. Leg kick from Cain. Mafra gets in a pair of nice elbows. Heavy leg kick from Leonardo.
Round 2: Mafra with the inside leg kick to open, but also eats what appears to be a mild double-jab. Left from Mafra, whiffs on a big overhand right. Cain shoots and gets Mafra to the fencing. Switches to a single attempt... can't get it. Mafra has a bit of blood coming out of his nose and they're free. Shovel hook from Carrizosa. Mafra shoots, gets stuffed. Left and a flying knee from Mafra! Cain with a nice right hand. Liver kick from Cain answered with a leg kick from Mafra. Mafra with a big slam into side control. North-south position. Cain spins out and regains full guard. Mafra backs out and lets him stand. Takedown attempt from Mafra, who seems fine on top, as long as it isn't in the guard of the American. Half guard and punches from Mafra. Lefts from Mafra as the round ends.
Round 3: Cain more aggressive early on, gets in a couple of jabs and a kick. Cain with a takedown attempt and gets reversed. Mafra on top in guard, Cain rolls for a knee, but Mafra is able to snake out of it and is on top in near mount. Cain looks tired as hell. He spins out and escapes, but before he can stand, Mafra punches him in the head and gets back on top. Mafra with some solid punches down. Cain tries for an armbar, can't get it. Half guard. Punches and a pass from Mafra. From side into mount. Cain bucks him off and is standing, but not for long as Mafra recognizes that Cain isn't able (sorry, I couldn't help it) to stop the takedown. Side control. Knees to the body. Mount. Punches. Cain ties him down, Mafra breaks free, punches down. Wash, rinse, repeat. Half guard. Punches. Full guard. Standing pass from Mafra into north-south. Side control.
Final result: Leonardo Mafra def. Cain Carrizosa via decision (unanimous) 30-27 x2, 30-26
155 lbs.: Jorge de Oliveira vs. Christos Giagos
Round 1: Giagos lands a big overhand right to start the fight. Oliveira whiffs on a big leg kick. Big double leg takedown for Giagos. Oliveira working a left underhook to try and get to his feet, but Giagos is smothering him in half-guard. Giagos gets mount and starts raining down haymakers. Oliveira attacks with a heel hook, but Giagos breaks free and gets full mount once again. Big right hands from Giagos. Oliveira is getting absolutely smothered, and now Giagos takes his back beautifully and locks in a deep rear-naked choke! Oliveira taps at least five times and the ref FINALLY stops it. Horrible job from the referee, big win for Giagos.
Final result: Christos Giagos def. Jorge de Oliveira via Submission (Rear-naked choke), Round 1 (3:12)
125 lbs.: Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler
Round 1: They touch gloves to start. Serrano with a quick 1-2. Syler answers with a leg kick. Serrano drops Syler with a right hand, but he jumps right back to his feet. Syler just misses a front kick to the face. Serrano misses a head kick. Lots of lateral movement from Syler, and he gets hit with a glancing head kick. 1-2 from Serrano lands. They exchange momentarily, and Serrano lands a left hook. Wheel kick just misses for Serrano. Axe kick misses for Serrano. Syler is very hesitant on the feet. Another wheel kick misses for Serrano, and Syler lands a spinning back kick. They exchange, and once again Serrano gets the better of the shots. Serrano rushes forward with a combination, but can't complete a takedown. Serrano misses another wheel kick, and now Syler is pushing forward. Syler lands a stiff right that stuns Serrano momentarily, but he can't follow-up quickly enough to finish the job. Wild flying kick from Serrano misses, but the he lands a superman punch off the cage! Huge double leg takedown from Serrano to cap off a strong round. 10-9 Serrano.
Round 2: Front kick from Serrano misses. Syler stalking now, but can't find his way in. Serrano clips Syler with a wheel kick, but it only grazes him. Serrano counter striking well right now, showing off a wide arsenal of strikes. Syler is gunshy here. Another spinning attack from Serrano misses. Not much action here and the crowd is booing. Serrano lands a right hand. Syler finally throws a strike, lands a body kick. Another spinning back kick for Serrano misses. Syler is smiling in the Octagon, but he is losing this fight and is far too timid. Serrano throws another wheel kick, and this one is blocked. Serrano lands a solid right hand, and a spinning back fist in close. Solid jab from Syler. Serrano rushes forward as Syler is having issues seeing out of his left eye. This fight has lost quite a bit of steam as round two comes to a close.
Round 3: Uppercut lands for Serrano early. Huge takedown from Serrano, but Syler fights to his feet. Syler's left eye is a mess, and he eats another uppercut. The ref calls a stoppage to look at the cut. The fight continues, and Serrano lands a stiff right hand. Syler tries a superman punch, but misses. Serrano eats a right hook, but lands a vicious uppercut that knocks out Syler completely! Wow! Unbelievable finish from Serrano late in the contest.
Final result: Fredy Serrano def. Bentley Syler via KO, Round 3 (1:34)