Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to the Philippines this weekend for the first time for an early morning "Fight Night" mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza.
UFC Fight Night 66: "Edgar vs. Faber" goes down this Saturday morning (May 16, 2015), LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from inside Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. As the name implies, the five-round main event features a featherweight super fight pitting Urijah Faber against Frankie Edgar.
That, and a whole lot more.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 66 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 66 QUICK RESULTS:
Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (50-45 x 3)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mark Munoz def. Luke Barnatt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Neil Magny def. Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO (punches) at 1:24 of Round Two
Phillipe Nover def. Yui Chul Nam via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x 2)
Levan Makashvili def. Mark Eddiva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Jon Tuck def. Tae Hyun Bang via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:56 of Round One
Kajan Johnson def. Zhang Lipeng via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Li Jingliang def. Dhiego Lima via KO, Round 1 (1:25)
Ning Guangyou def. Royston Wee via TKO, Round 2 (4:59)
Jon Delos Reyes def. Roldan Sangcha-An via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2 (3:13)
Yao Zhikui def. Nolan Ticman via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 66 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber
Round 1: Both men circling in the center. Faber shoots in off a right hand, gets denied and clocked with a right on the exit. One minute in. Both are falling short with their strikes at the moment. Coutner right by Faber, spinning back kick from Edgar. Teep by Faber, then a counter right. Two minutes in. Low kick from Edgar, expect to see lots of those. Counter uppercut by Frankie. Nasty overhand right from Faber lands clean, doesn't faze Frankie. Edgar shoots and grabs the rear waistlock as Faber stands. Two minutes to go.
Frankie kneeing the thigh, tries to dump Faber. Faber breaks his grip and separates. Faber low kick. One minute to go. Frankie answers. Check hook by Faber. Edgar low kick. Edgar tries a trip that doesn't take. Close round. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 2: Body kick from Urijah, then a clean knee to the head. Frankie with an uppercut on the break. Frankie tries a spinning back kick and nearly gets his back taken. Lead right by Edgar, then a low kick that Urijah catches. One minute in. Nice combination by Frankie, capped by a head kick. Body shot from the California Kid. Lead hook by Faber. Two minutes in. Faber catches a low kick. Nice right by Edgar. Faber moves in and clocks him with an overhand right. Cross counter lands for Frankie. Two minutes to go.
Edgar keeping up the low kicks, eats a 3-2. Edgar on the advance, quick exchange in center cage. One minute to go. Faber overhand falls short. Tons of feinting going on. Frankie catches him coming in with an uppercut. Another close round. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3: Teep by Faber as Edgar advances and connects with a low kick. Counter right by Faber. Check hook lands for him. Urijah tries to change levels, settles for a left. Frankie pushing him back with combinations. Both men land to the body. One minute in. Hard rights land for both. Front kick from Frankie, who avoids a wheel kick. Short uppercut by Edgar inside. Frankie shoots and lands in a guillotine, but manages to make it into side control. Two minutes in. Faber makes it up, Frankie has the rear waistlock. Frankie takes him down again and lands some solid punches as Faber works to scramble. Nice knees by Edgar. Two minutes to go.
Frankie pressing him against the fence. Faber tries to roll him over, can't do so. Frankie takes mount briefly before Faber works his way up from the turtle. Faber shucks him off and they resume in the center. One minute to go. Lead hook connects for Urijah. Double jab by Frankie. Frankie sidesteps a right before the bell. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 4: Glancing check hook from Faber. Urijah tries to go high, lands a right. Urijah to the body, eats a left hook. Spinning back kick attempt by Frankie. One minute in. Front kick from Edgar. Urijah catches a low kick, can't use it. Urijah right hand, Edgar left hook. Counter right by Faber, left hook by Frankie on the exit. Combination by Frankie. Two minutes in. Lead right from Edgar. Body kick from Faber, front kick misses, as does an Edgar wheel kick. Frankie sprawls on a takedown attempt. Two minutes to go.
Nice knee tap by Edgar. Urijah moves to turtle, then to his feet. Short rights by Edgar. Faber breaks his grip and separates. One minute to go. Check hook by Urijah lands. Short combo by Frankie in the phone booth. Round ends in the center. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 5: The usual feinting continues. Counter left by Edgar. Both men fall short with kicks, Frankie lands a right. One minute in. Body shot from Urijah. Urijah gets the better of a quick exchange in the center. Frankie snaps his head back with an uppercut. Frankie ties up and takes him to the fence, bringing Urijah down. Faber pops right back up. Two minutes in. Frankie pulls his legs out from under him, cracks him with a left hook as Urijah separates. Left hook from Faber. Two minutes to go.
Counter right met by a pair of short shots from Frankie. Front kick to the body from the Jersey-ite. Frankie slips on a front kick. Knee tap attempt fails. One minute to go. Again, counter right from Faber and two short punches from Edgar. Another counter right lands. Wheel kick attempt from Frankie. Some quick exchanges to end the fight. 10-9 Edgar.
Final result: Edgar def. Faber by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou
Round 1: Low kick from Gegard, cross counter by Costas soon after. Costas with a body kick. Gegard ducks a left and takes Costas down into side control. One minute in. Knee to the body by Gegard. Costas regains half guard. Mousasi lands a hammerfist and right hand. Two good punches by Gegard. Two minutes in. Costas regains full guard, eats more solid, accurate punches. Mousasi avoids an armbar attempt and passes to half guard. Two minutes to go.
Mousasi staying tight, landing short blows. Mousasi works for an arm-triangle, Costas gets his arm free. One minute to go. Costas looking for deep half guard, can't get it. Mousasi looks for another arm-triangle for a few moments. Bell. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 2: Costas whiffs on a spinning back fist. Low kick from Gegard. Gegard drives through on another takedown. Costas working to stand using the fence, does so. Costas moving forward, eats another low kick. Body kick by Costas. One minute in. Brief takedown attempt from the Cypriot. Lead hook lands for Gegard, after which they trade leg kicks. Lead right by Gegard. Costas takes one to the groin, prompting a pause. Two minutes in. Costas tries to press forward and gets dumped once more. Gegard passes straight to side control and works for a Kimura. He drops it and moves to north-south, then the opposite side control. Two minutes to go.
Half guard now. Some short elbows from Mousasi land. One minute to go. More short ground-and-pound by the Armenian veteran. This keeps up until the bell. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 3: Check hook from Gegard, who has a nice welt near his right temple. Costas falling short with all of his punching attempts. Another check hook lands for Gegard, along with his signature jab. Leg kick by Costas. 1-2 from Mousasi. One minute in. Left hook connects for Philippou. 1-2 again by Mousasi. Gegard changes levels and yet again scores an easy takedown into guard. Two minutes in. Ground-and-pound by Gegard. Costas controlling posture and wrists, not making a huge effort to stand. Two minutes to go.
Gegard in half guard. Costas just holding on, really, but does manage to regain guard, eating some hard elbows as he does. One minute to go. Good shots from the former Strikeforce champ. Gegard continues landing and nearly passes to mount at the bell. 10-9 Mousasi.
Final result: Mousasi def. Philippou by unanimous decision
Round 1: Munoz connects with an overhand right, the first blow of the fight. Barnatt connects on a stepping knee and slaps on a guillotine as he's taken down, which Munoz gets out of. Barnatt scrambles back up, but Munoz is relentless. One minute in. Munoz pressing him against the fence. Barnatt circles off, only to get blasted with punches. Munoz ties up briefly, then follows Barnatt as he circles on the fence. Two minutes in. Barnatt returns to his feet, still clinched. Munoz slings him around and dumps him again. Ground-and-pound from Munoz as he ragdolls Barnatt. BIG right hand by Munoz. Barnatt on his back, eating heavy shots. He makes it to his feet, but backs himself to the fence again and gets tied up. Barnatt trips him down, then manages to separate briefly when they stand. One minute to go.
Barnatt can't stay off the fence. Munoz marching forward with confidence. Overhand right from Munoz. Munoz ties up on the fence and the round ends there. 10-9 Munoz.
Round 2: Both men try head kicks. Munoz eats a knee coming in, still ties up on the cage. One minute in. Munoz tries a high-crotch, can't get it and eats a pair of Browne elbows. Barnatt hits a trip, Munoz right back up and they jockey for position. Knee from Barnatt before the separation. Two minutes in. Munoz slams Barnatt down with a high-crotch into guard. Barnatt sweeps his way up, Munoz changes levels. Two minutes to go.
Munoz fighting for a single-leg. Barnatt with a knee to the gut. They separate and return to the center. A tired-looking Munoz lands a left hook. Barnatt moving forward and drills him with a knee to the body. Munoz tries a low single he can't complete. One minute to go. Munoz rebuffed on another takedown, smacks him with an overhand right that has Barnatt asking for more. Bell. 10-9 Barnatt.
Round 3: Barnatt on the advance immediately. Munoz cracks him with another pair of overhands that back him off. Munoz in on a leg, can't get it. Another cracking right from Munoz, who opens up on the fence with heavy blows. One minute in. Munoz drags him down on the cage. Barnatt on all fours, returns to his feet. Munoz pressing him against the fence, gets drilled with an elbow. Two minutes in. Mark gets him to his seat and lands a hard right before Barnatt stands. Two big punches from the Filipino Wrecking Machine. Barnatt tries a high kick. Yet another huge right by Munoz. Barnatt whacks him with a knee to the body as Munoz press forward and shoots in, putting the big man on his seat. Two minutes to go.
Barnatt makes it to his feet with Munoz still attached. One minute to go. Munoz rolls Barnatt to his back and lands in guard. Munoz stands over him and dives in with a pair of right hands. Munoz in side control. Barnatt turtles and gets dragged back down before the bell. 10-9 Munoz.
Final result: Munoz def. Barnatt by unanimous decision
Round 1: Magny flicking out the lead hand, circling the Korean giant. Overhand right from Lim met with two punches, which he answers with a check hook and tries to press. One minute in. Magny continuing to stick out the jab. Big 1-2 by Lim, who rushes in with a flying knee. Magny's hurt, eats a big knee to the head. Lim unloading, Magny wobbling his way around the cage. Magny ties up on the cage and slows the fight back down. Two minutes in. The fight cuts to commercial in the middle of the round for God knows what reason. Back to the action, then another, different commercial. Magny completes a takedown during the commercial break and takes the back. Two minutes to go.
Magny too high on the back and winds up on the bottom in guard. He immediately tosses up a triangle that he uses to sweep, dropping punches on Lim until the Korean surprises him with an armbar. Magny escapes and re-establishes on top. Magny passes directly to mount, landing punches. Magny takes the back and works for the rear-naked choke. One minute to go. Back to mount, but Lim shakes him off and stands. Magny shoots, Lim stuffs it and presses him against the fence. Magny separates, then blitzes Lim with a solid combination to end the round. 10-9 Magny.
Round 2: Magny now the one pressing forward. Low kick from Magny. Double right hand connects. Magny ties up and slams Lim to the mat into side control. Back to mount for Magny. Lim gives up his back, then mount again. Magny active with the ground-and-pound. One minute in. Magny flattens him out and continues dropping punches. Left hand after left hand connects and Lim isn't doing enough for the referee's liking. Magny earns the TKO after nearly being finished in the first round.
Final result: Magny def. Lim by TKO (punches)
Round 1: Nover looks for a high kick, just avoids a right hand. Nover shoots, completes the takedown against the fence. Nam working his way back to his feet. Nover controlling his base. One minute in. No ground-and-pound thrown yet. Nam scrambles to his feet, still clinched. Nover connects with a knee. Two minutes in. Nover changes levels again and slams him down. Nam back to his feet right away, Nover still attached. Two minutes to go.
Hammerfists and short punches from Nover. Nam in the three-point stance, gets taken down again. One minute to go. Nam rises to the three-point stance, gets to his feet and eats an elbow. Nam reverses on the fence at the bell. 10-9 Nover.
Round 2: Nover shoots immediately and gets him down. Nam looking for the switch, gets to his feet. Nover with the rear waistlock, takes him down and takes the back. Nam escapes through the back door and cracks him with a left hand. When he tries to jump into his guard, though, he runs into a triangle. One minute in. Nam gets his head out and looks for ground-and-pound. Nover tries another triangle, Nam gets out and connects with some more punches and knees on the way up. Two minutes in. Nam stalking forward. Body kick by Nover. Nover shoots and takes him to the fence. Two minutes to go.
Nover takes him down on the fence. He's not doing anything from on top. Nam returns to his feet and reverses. Knees to the thigh from the Korean, then a takedown into guard. One minute to go. Nam postures and drops a couple of punches before avoiding the triangle. More good shots by Nam. Two more big punches land before the bell. 10-9 Nam.
Round 3: Nover tries a high kick. Lead left by Nover. Nam shoots in and scores a brief takedown on the fence. Nover back to his feet. Knees to the thigh from Nam. One minute in. Nam completes a trip into guard. Nover using a butterfly hook, but Nam passes to half guard. Two minutes in. Nover looking for a guillotine, Nam pops out. Nam in mount on the cage. Short ground-and-pound by Nam, who gets caught in half guard. Nam postures up and lands punches as Nover tries to regain guard. Two minutes to go.
Nam has the grip for an arm-triangle but the fence is in the way. Just chilling out in that position. One minute to go. Nam working to pass into side control, still rebuffed by the fence. Nam loses the grip and tries to Donkey Kong his way through the final seconds. 10-9 Nam.
Final result: Nover def. Nam by split decision
Round 1: Eddiva opens with some low kicks. Makashvili whacks him with a counter right. Eddiva fires a side kick. One minute in. Eddiva changes levels as Makashvili jumps in and gets sprawled on. They work in the clinch, jockeying for position on the fence. Makashvili hoists him up and dumps him into side control. Eddiva scrambles up, still in the clinch. Two minutes in. Knees from Makashvili. The referee separates them after insufficient action. Two minutes in.
Eddiva tries a high kick. Right hand lands for him at the end of a combination. Clinch, right from Makashvili on the exit. Eddiva again changes levels and they tie up. Eddiva pressing him against the cage. One minute to go. Makashvili reverses and hits an outside trip. Half guard for the Georgian. Eddiva scrambles up in the front headlock, eating a knee before they return to the clinch. They trade knees to the body until the bell. 10-9 Makashvili.
Round 2: Tentative start to the round. Low kick falls short for Eddiva. One minute in. Makashvili head kick blocked. Right hand by Makashvili into the clinch, fights off a takedown attempt by Eddiva. They separate. Low kick from Makashvili. Two minutes in. Eddiva leg kick, Makashvili shoots in. Eddiva blatantly grabs the fence, gets dumped anyway into guard. Two minutes to go.
Not much action on the ground. The referee stands them up after half a minute of inactivity. Eddiva leg kick, then Makashvili catches a body kick and ties up. One minute to go. They split near the fence. Both men active with their hands late, Makashvili cracks him with a right. 10-9 Makashvili.
Round 3: Low kick from Eddiva. Side kick attempt soon after. Makashvili changes levels, Eddiva fights off a trip before Makashvili takes him to the fence. Makashvili completes a single-leg near the fence. One minute in. Eddiva back to his feet immediately. Makashvili tries to sling him down and gets the rear waistlock. He wrangles Eddiva briefly to his knees. Makashvili tosses him down into side control after some more struggling. Two minutes in. Short punches from Makashvili as Eddiva stands. High kick from Makashvili, body shot soon after. Two minutes to go.
Eddiva still looking for kicks. He steps into the clinch with a knee and looks for a single-leg. Eddiva fights it off, so Makashvili switches to a double and completes it into side control. One minute to go. Eddiva works his way to a knee, eating punches as he goes. He makes it back to his feet in the last fifteen seconds. Round ends there. 10-9 Makashvili.
Final result: Makashvili def. Eddiva by split decision
155 lbs.: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck
Round 1: Low kick from Bang, body kick from Tuck. Counter right lands for the Korean. Tuck tries to go kick. Bang body kick, Tuck right hand. One minute in. Tuck shoots in and completes a double-leg into half guard. Bang uses the fence to stand. Tuck kneeing his man's thighs. Good knee to the body, then a right by Bang on the exit. Two minutes in. Tuck body kick goes low. Left hook by Tuck, Bang tries to pursue with punches. Head kick lands for Tuck. Two minutes to go.
Bang to the body, then tries to go high. Tuck retreats away from a combination. Tuck tries an axe kick, then levels Bang with a right hand. Tuck looking to finish with punches, takes Bang's back. Tuck traps the left hand and puts on the squeeze, earning the tap. Excellent performance by Tuck.
Final result: Tuck def. Bang by submission (rear-naked choke)
155 lbs.: Kajan Johnson vs. Lipeng Zhang
Round 1: Takedown early for Johnson, but Zhang gets right back up. Huge knee from Johnson as they break, but a head kick is caught by Zhang and now Johnson is down. Johnson rolls for a kneebar, switches to a heel hook, but Zhang is defending well. They get back to the feet, but Johnson has Zhang clinched up on the fence. Two hooks from Johnson as they break off from the fence. Nice movement from Johnson and he lands an overhand right. Wheel kick from Zhang misses.
Round 2: Head kick misses for Zhang, Johnson answers back with a leg kick. They are exchanging kicks, and Zhang slips. Johnson pounces and lands in full guard. They get to their feet, and Johnson has back control standing. Zhang breaks free, and they are back in the center of the cage. Leg kick from Zhang. Johnson showing off some nice movement, but he can't really land anything of worth. Zhang's kick goes low and we have a break in the action. They exchange on the restart, and Zhang lands a right hand. Johnson attempts a takedown, but eats several hammerfists. Johnson looking to take the back here, and he is kneeing Zhang's thigh. Huge elbow from Johnson to close the round.
Round 3: Within 30 seconds, we are back in the clinch. This time Zhang is in control, but he can't take Johnson down. They break free and Zhang lands a leg kick as Johnson tries to go high. Zhang is getting better of the exchanges, so Johnson takes him down. Zhang gets to his feet, but he can't break free from Johnson's grasp. Johnson attempts a kimura as they scramble on the mat, but Zhang won't allow it. Johnson is now on top of the turtled up Zhang and he rolls for a leglock, but he can't get it and the fight ends.
Final result: Kajan Johnson def. Zhang Lipeng via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
170 lbs.: Li Jingliang vs. Dhiego Lima
Round 1: Overhand right from Lima kicks off the action. Jingliang misses an uppercut, and lands a leg kick. Jingliang looking for the uppercut over and over, and Lima counters with a right hand. Huge left hook right hand combination from Jingliang and Lima is down! After a brutal flurry on the mat, the referee calls it. Huge victory for Jingliang.
Final result: Li Jingliang def. Dhiego Lima via KO, Round 1 (1:25)
135 lbs.: Ning Guangyou vs. Royston Wee
Final result: Ning Guangyou def. Royston Wee via TKO, Round 2 (4:59)
125 lbs.: Jon Delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-an
Final result: Jon Delos Reyes def. Roldan Sangcha-An via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2 (3:13)
125 lbs.: Nolan Ticman vs. Zhuikui Yao
Final result: Yao Zhikui def. Nolan Ticman via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)