Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the FOX Sports 1 airwaves TONIGHT (Sat., May 30, 2015) for the UFC Fight Night 67 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, featuring a five-round welterweight headliner between former division No. 1 contenders Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves.
Elsewhere on the "Condit vs. Alves" fight card, Brazilian wunderkind Charles Oliveira looks to win his fourth straight at the expense of dangerous featherweight "Carny" Nik Lentz, while Alex Oliveira enters the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil, on super short notice opposite Strikeforce import K.J. Noons.
All that, plus a whole lot more.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 67 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before moving on to the main card, which is slated to start at 10 p.m. ET.
Many of our readers check-in before, during and after the televised fisticuffs to share their thoughts on all the exciting action. Therefore, feel free to leave a comment (or 67) before you leave and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it always turns out to be a great discussion.
Keep in mind we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis following "Condit vs. Alves."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 67 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 67 QUICK RESULTS:
Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round Two
Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz via submission (guillotine) at 1:10 of Round One
Alex Oliveira def. K.J. Noons by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:51 of Round One
Francimar Barroso def. Ryan Jimmo by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Norman Parke by split decision 29-28 x2, 28-29
Darren Till def. Wendell Oliveira by KO (elbows) at 1:37 of Round Two
Rony Jason def. Damon Jackson by submission (triangle) at 3:35 of Round One
Jussier Formiga def. Wilson Reis by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Nicolas Dalby def. Elizeu Zaleski by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Mirsad Bektic def. Lucas Martins by TKO (punches) at 0:30 of Round Two
Juliana Lima def. Ericka Almeida by unanimous decision (30-27x2, 30-25)
Tom Breese def. Luiz Dutra by TKO (punches) at 4:58 of Round One
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 67 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves
Round 1: Buffer nearly ran out of air reading off Condit's achievements. Alves in black, Condit in red. The first strike to land solid is a Condit leg kick about 40 seconds in. Inside one from Alves. Condit with a combo, but nothing landed. They trade leg kicks. Condit with an extra one. "NBK" misses a pair of spin kicks. Carlos with a standing elbow. Alves lands a jab and a leg kick. They're both kicking well. Condit with a left, Alves with a right and another leg kick.
Round 2: Solid leg kick from Thiago. Condit swings a couple. More leg kicks from Alves. Condit lands what I think is a standing elbow, but Stann called a left. Alves is hurt bad from it and has his butt on the mat. Condit unloading on Alves and his face is a mess. Condit punching away. Alves looks to have recovered, and is struggling up. He eats a knee to the midsection. Back down, then up finally. Alves is punching back at Condit. Condit returning fire. They both land. Big right hands from both men. Alves with a hip toss and he threatens an armbar. Punching away from Condit. He floats over the back and nearly gets in the rear naked. Alves eats a ton of punches and is back up on his feet. He's a solid 5 on the Muta scale. Condit is throwing the kitchen sink here. Wow. Alves fires back, gets taken down as the horn sounds. Definite broken nose for Thiago.
And the doctor stops it after looking at the mangled nose of Alves.
Final result: Condit defeats Alves via TKO (doctor stoppage)
145 lbs.: Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
Round 1: Oliveira in green, Lentz in blue. Lentz punches into a clinch and nearly gets a body-lock takedown, but "Do Bronx" stays upright. Charles nearly breaks away, but Lentz hits a left and gets close again. Guillotine attempt from Oliveira. Lentz with a punch, but gives Oliveira space and he's up. Immediately Lentz closes with a left, but Charles takes Lentz down. He threatens a choke, but Lentz defends. They're standing. Knees from Olive, they're both punching and landing. Charles tries a takedown, can't get it, both men continue throwing hands. Oliveira is fighting through a poke to the eye, he lands a big punch and an elbow. They're rocking and rolling here. Oliveira with an enormous knee that crumbles Lentz to the ground. Charles pouring it on, trying to end it. Arm triangle attempt but Lentz defends. Oliveira punching and kneeing the body.
Round 2: Charles with a kick to the body and a knee. Clinch from Lentz to end the onslaught. Trip takedown from Lentz, but into full guard. Half guard. Charles nearly gets it back to full, but Lentz working hard to keep this. A couple elbows from Nik. Side control. Charles turns into him and is up with a kimura grip, but gets slammed on his face. Solid upkick and an armbar attempt from Oliveira and he reverses the position. Guillotine attempt for Lentz. He rolls on top into half guard and uses it to just get the position. Elbows from Lentz. Heel hook from Charles. He punches Lentz from the 50/50 guard. Lentz spins out and manages to maintain the top position. Low mount for "Carny". He gives it up to get a headlock. Oliveira is up. Oliveira rolls for a kneebar. Good idea since he was losing that round and could only win it if he stopped Lentz.
Round 3: Inside leg kick and a knee from Oliveira to open up. Lentz trying a spinning backfist. Knee to the body from Charles again. Lentz clinches him, trying to drag him down, does, but he's right back up and into a guillotine. That's tights as hell. He rolls on top into mount and after a long struggle from Lentz, Oliveira elicits the tap.
Final result: Oliveira defeats Lentz via submission (guillotine)
170 lbs.: Alex Oliveira vs. K.J. Noons
Round 1: Despite Jon Anik's words, I can tell you with no lie that Noons is not a knockout artist. The majority of his TKO wins have come off of volume strikes. Noons in black, Oliveira in white. Noons with a right. Another. There's a left. Oliveira pressing forward, gets a clinch and is half on the back. Alex has him down, gets one hook in, but Noons is back standing. Down again, up again. Down a third time, one hook in, Noons to the fence. He's got a RNC under the chin and taps him out!
Final result: Oliveira defeats Noons via submission (rear naked choke)
205 lbs.: Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso
Round 1: Jimmo in the black and red, Barroso in orange. Heavy leg kick from Jimmo. Barroso surges forward, and they both land lefts. Barroso clinches Ryan up to the fence. Jimmo stops the single-leg attempt, a trip, a body toss, another single but finally falls to a third single attempt. He's back up, however, after one punch in a scramble. Barroso landing some lefts. Finally a ref break with 45 seconds left. Jimmo gets a head kick in, but not fully. Leg kick from Jimmo to end the round.
10-9 Barroso in a close round.
Round 2: Liver kick from Barroso. Francimar with an ankle pick that fails. Jimmo with the underhooks and backs up Barroso to the cage, but he gets reversed. Barroso gets about a minute to work with small strikes and takedown attempts before the ref breaks it up. Jimmo gets absolutely smashed by a groin strike as he landed a flush right. Jimmo is writhing on the ground in pain here. We're getting repeated replays here as Jimmo is in agony. They look awful every single time. Ryan's poor Jimmo's must be in big pain and he might not be able to continue here. Four and a half minutes into his five minute rest, Jimmo is good to go and we're back on. Jimmo nearly gets pushed onto the fencing, but circles out nicely with a kick and a push. Barroso with a left as Jimmo also lands an uppercut. Left from Ryan. There's the clinch from Barroso. Jimmo's got a mouse on his face, not sure if it was from a headbutt as Barroso came in or one of Barroso's punches. Ref breaks them up.
10-9 Jimmo, still close.
Round 3: Thumping leg kick from Jimmo. They're doing more staring than throwing here. Shovel hook from the Canuck. This is as tepid a fight as I think I've ever seen. Barroso trying for a clinch, gets underhooked by Jimmo and reversed, but Jimmo gives up the reversal. Ref separation with 1:40 on the clock. Hook from Jimmo and that's the only thing thrown by either man for a good 30 seconds. Jimmo gets clocked off of a kick and clinched. Tick tock, tick tock. Jimmo stuffs the takedown. They stopped fighting at 4:58. Terrible
Final result: Barroso defeats Jimmo via unanimous decision.
155 lbs.: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Norman Parke
Round 1: Parke in black, Trinaldo in blue. Some low kicks from Trinaldo. Jab from the Irishman. Overhand from Parke as we're two minutes in. Solid shot to the body from the Brazilian. Body-head again. Parke with a statement-making double-leg and has him down. However, Trinaldo is working hard to get up. Parke with a slam back down, Trinaldo back up, and Parke has one leg hooked on Francisco. Trinaldo works out of it, but still has his back to the cage. Parke drags him down, but Trinaldo again working his way right back up. Less successful this time, but he does get up about 20 seconds later. Clinched to the cage. Elbows from Trinaldo and a knee.
10-9 Parke in a close round
Round 2: Trinaldo on the offensive to open this round, looking for a home for his left as he just swings the right jab out over and often. We get about 45 seconds worth of that before Parke goes for a takedown. He can't get it, and Trinaldo reverses him to the links. Eventually, Trinaldo backs away. There's that left he was looking for. Throws it again to the ribs. Parke initiates a clinch, Trinaldo shrugs it off and punches back. Huge overhand from Trinaldo whiffs and Parke gets the takedown... and Trinaldo is up before I could even type "gets". Trinaldo having good success here. Elbow. Left. Knee. There's a jab returning fire from Parke. Left to the jaw of Norman. Good right from Trinaldo. 60 seconds to go. "Massaranduba" gets another left to the ribs. There's a leg kick, too.
Round 3: Liver shot from Trinaldo, but he didn't have his hips on it. That next one did. Takedown attempt from Parke. He switches to a single and gets it. Odd position, settles into a loose half guard. Now side control, but Trinaldo rolls into him. He gives up the back, however, and Norman happily takes it. Norman loses one of his hooks, but he regains it after some effort. Parke with some very sporadic elbows, focusing on maintaining the position more than anything. Trinaldo nearly shakes off Parke and does the second time. Front headlock on Parke now, but only 40 seconds left. Parke reverses. Parke with the trip into side control. An elbow and a punch before the time expires.
Final result: Trinaldo defeats Parke via split decision
170 lbs.: Wendell Oliveira vs. Darren Till
Round 1: Till in white, Oliveira in black. Liver kick from Till. Another. Takedown attempt from Wendell, but Till stuffs it. He's back to the cage however. Oliveira with numerous knees to the legs. Crowd jeering as this has lasted a good 90 minutes as the ref kinda just chills. Finally a reversal and Till knees as he exits. Outside leg kick from Oliveira. Head kick from Till. Oliveira swings wild with three big punches that hit air. Till gets in a stiff jab. He fakes a right and gets in a left.
10-9 Till in a close round
Round 2: Till getting in some punches here. Liver kick from Till gets caught, but Till reverses the takedown attempt and he's on top. Full guard. Till with a pair of elbows. Oh snaps, Till with a DYNAMIC elbow that knocks Oliveira straight out. That was reminiscent of Jon Jones on Brandon Vera.
Final result: Till defeats Oliveira via knockout (elbows)
145 lbs.: Rony Jason vs. Damon Jackson
Round 1: Jason in white, Jackson in black. Jump knee from Jason to open up, Jackson eats it and tries to use it to take Jason down. Clinch with Jason's back to the cage. Jason pushes the head back and gets away after a short while. Jason with a leg kick that gets him taken down. Half guard, Jackson not doing a whole lot while Jason is controlling and occasionally striking. Full guard. Jackson pushes him to the links, postures and fires off a good half-dozen rights. There's a couple of elbows. Jason kicks him off, but Jackson has a front headlock. Whoops, Jackson hit him with a knee to the dome while he had a hand down and there's a ref stoppage. Jason punches forward, but Jackson times it perfectly and ducks under the left hook to take Jason down. Jackson goes to posture up, but Jason uses the room to throw his legs up for an armbar and triangle. Jackson is desperately rolling and is in a reverse triangle spot, but in the threat of the armbar. Jackson rolls out of that, but into the triangle and finally Jackson taps out.
Final result: Jason defeats Jackson via submission (Triangle)
125 lbs.: Jussier Formiga vs. Wilson Reis
Round 1: Formiga in white, Reis in the blue and white. Reis gets tripped down off a kick, but Formiga is unable to capitalize on the ground before Reis gets back up and lands a left. Formiga with a right. Feeling out process for a while. Formiga gets in a left. Not a whole lot of significance happening here so far. Clinch work now. Neither man getting in anything clean. Slow paced round. Both men punching in ones and sparingly.
Round 2: Formiga with a right that floors Reis. Reis trying to get Formiga off by going for a leg. Scramble and they're up, but Juicy has Reis' back and drags him back down. Reis defending the rear-naked pretty well and he manages to reverse the position. He's in full guard. Postures and hits some GNP before going back down. Reis keeps working to pass, but Formiga's using his right leg to butterfly and push Reis off. Formiga eventually gets enough space to stand up. Low kick from Reis gets countered by a solid right hand. Sweet feint to a level change from Reis gets him a power double, but he can't keep Formiga down. Still in the clinch. Formiga with a trip into full guard. Reis opens the guard and goes for a leg, then uses that space to scramble and get up. Reis backs Formiga to the cage and tries, but can't get a single.
Round 3: Slow start to the round. Reis changes levels about a minute in and can't get it. Clinch up to the fence and some lefts from Wilson. Reis with a flying knee that glances off the chin of Formiga. Formiga not throwing much at all this round. Reis with the takedown attempt that fails. He's got the clinch still and backs Formiga into the metal. Time is ticking away on Reis here, yet he keeps clinching. Finally a ref break at 40 seconds left. Reis punches forward into a clinch, but Formiga trips him down into mount. Reis tries to get away, gives up the back and the round ends with Formiga punching away on Reis.
Final result: Formiga defeats Reis via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Nicolas Dalby vs. Elizeu Zaleski
Round 1: Dalby opens with a body kick. Once again. Legs this time. Once more. One minute in. Zaleski whiffs on a long right hand. Zaleski wades in and they trade inside; good shots by Zaleski. Dalby shoots under a right hand and plants him on the mat. Dalby on top in guard. Two minutes in. Zaleski controlling his posture, manages to shut him down long enough for the ref to stand them up. Zaleski checks a low kick. Two minutes to go.
Body kick from Dalby. He's staying active with kicks to the leg and body. Zaleski looking to counter, thus far has not gotten the opportunities and eats a body kick. Zaleski slips on a wheel kick and Dalby takes half guard. One minute to go. Short shots from the Dane. Zaleski scrambles up, though Dalby has the rear waistlock. Dalby hits a throw into guard. Zaleski fights for a Kimura until the bell. 10-9 Dalby.
Round 2: Zaleski whipping haymakers early, tries a knee and a head kick. Furious exchange at close range. Dalby looking to continue his work from the outside, falls well short with a wheel kick. Zaleski pressing forward. One minute in. Counter right from Zaleski, then an overhand right turns Dalby's head. Now Zaleski firing low kicks. Head kick attempt, left hook lands for him. Dalby fallls short with a combination, then shoots in and takes him to the fence. Two minutes in. Dalby lifts and takes him down against the fence. Zaleski grabs a Kimura grip to defend. Dalby gets his arm free and both men connect before he ties up and grounds him again.Knees to the thigh from Dalby. They separate. Two minutes to go.
Intercepting knee by Zaleski. Tornado kick attempt from Zaleski. zaleski tries an inside trip, can't get it and Dalby reverses. Knee to the Brazilian's groin pauses the action. Good punching combination from Dalby, then a counter. One minute to go. Front kick from Dalby, then a crisp right hand. Zaleski cracks him with a left hook. They trade. Dalby takes him down as he tries to spin at the end. 10-9 Dalby.
Round 3: Fast start to the round. Right hand and knee by Zaleski, then another to the body as Dalby shoots. They separate. Zaleski tries a flying knee, can't connect. Body shot from the Brazilian. One minute in. Body kick by Dalby, then a counter right as he avoids a body shot. Dalby avoids a sweeping counter right. Left hook by Zaleski, then one on the counter. Zaleski shrugs off a takedown attempt. Two minutes in. Another powerful exchange. Dalby looking for head kicks. Zaleski drilling him with knees from the clinch. Zaleski shoots in, looking for a single-leg before Dalby reverses on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Zaleski holding onto a Kimura grip as Dalby works for the rear waistlock. Dalby finishes the takedown. Zaleski still fighting for that arm. He uses it to sweep an takes top position. One minute to go. Zaleski on top in open guard. Zaleski stands over him, looking to drop bombs. Dalby kicks him away and stands. Dalby tries a head kick. Good round. 10-9 Zaleski.
Final result: Dalby defeats Zaleski via split decision
145 lbs.: Mirsad Bektic vs. Lucas Martins
Round 1: Bektic prods him early with the jab.. 1-2 by Bektic, who slams Martins to the mat. On top in guard. Nice ground-and-pound from Bektic. One minute in. Martins tries to turn into him, eats some left hands. Martins scoots to the fence, proceeds to absorb some more left hands that have him busted up. Two minutes to go. Bektic wraps up a leg. Martins makes it back up and manages to peel Bektic off. 1-2-3 by Bektic. Martins is badly busted up. Front kick attempt does not land, shot succeeds for Bektic. Two minutes to go.
Martins on his set against the fence. He makes it back to his feet with Bektic still attached and gets wrangled back down. Martins on his rear against the fence with a leg wrapped up. Bektic just glued to him, hitting him with left hands when he tries to get to his feet. Bektic puts in a hook and works for the RNC until the bell. 10-9 Bektic.
Round 2: Bektic immediately drops Martins with a right hand. The Brazilian stumbles to the ground and Bektic postures up to begin dropping bombs. Martins isn't offering any resistance and the referee mercifully steps in. Martins is an absolute mess.
Final result: Bektic def. Martins by TKO (punches)
115 lbs.: Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida
Round 1: Almeida hits a lead right into a head-and-arm throw. Lima tries to roll through and they wind up in an awkward spot on the ground. Lima looking for a reverse triangle, uses it to reverse into top position. One minute in. Lima on top in closed guard. Almeida controlling her posture well. Two minutes in. Good elbows from Lima. Almeida trying to work her guard higher. Lima using the fence to deny that. Almeida turns for an armbar, loses it and Lima looks for a heel hook. Two minutes in.
Lima drops the sub and returns to top position. Almeida tries to elevate her. More punches from Lima. One minute to go. Lima posturing up and continuing to land some solid ground-and-pound. Round ends on the fence. 10-9 Lima.
Round 2: Lima walks into a right hand, but clinches up and drags Almeida to the mat. One minute in. Solid ground-and-pound from Ju Thai. Almeida thus far not threatening with much. Two minutes in. Lima mashing her into the fence. Almeida sneaking a leg up for a potential triangle. Lima stands up out of it and drops a right hand. Two minutes to go.
Lima stands over her and drops another good right hand as she returns to guard. One minute to go. The referee stands them up. Lima stuffs a takedown, then starts landing from the Thai plum. Lima takes her down one more time before the bell. 10-9 Lima.
Round 3: Check hook from Lima early on. Tentative start to the round from both women. Quick exchange inside. Low kick from Lima. One minute in. Almeida whiffs on a lead right. Counter right by Almeida. Lima low kick. Check hook lands. Two minutes in. Counter right connects for Ju Thai. Big counter right draws a smile from Lima. Left hook connects. Another check hook. Two minutes to go.
Lima has been on the back foot for the entirety of this round. Lima fires off a double-leg and completes it. Almeida briefly tries to lift her with butterfly guard. One minute to go. Almeida controlling her posture with an overhook. Lima landing short left hands without much on them. Almeida works her legs up, so Lim just stands and tries to catch a rushing Almeida with a front kick at the bell. 10-9 Lima.
Final result: Lima def. Almeida by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Tom Breese vs. Luiz Dutra
Round 1: Both men keeping their distance early. Some hand fighting going on with the mirrored stance. Body kick from Dutra. Breese lands a knee to the body as they clinch. Breese moves him to the fence. One minute in. More knees to the breadbasket. Dutra reverses. Dirty boxing by the Brazilian, then a knee exchange. Powerful elbows by Dutra after eating a few more knees. They separate. Breese tries a head kick. Two minutes in. Left hook from Dutra. Oblique kick lands. Breese wades into the clinch and goes back to looking for knees. Elbow by the Englishman and now Dutra is teasing a takedown. Back on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Breese lands a knee on the exit. Body kick connects, then a knee to the body as Dutra wings punches. Another knee by Breese as Dutra clinches up. Elbow by Dutra on the break. Hard low kick by Breese. Dutra wades in with body punches and Breese looks to bring him down. Knee to the head as Dutra fights it off. One minute to go. Dutra exits with an elbow. Low kick from Breese. Dutra looking winded, coming up short with his punches. Breese clobbers him with a left straight that puts the Brazilian on his back. Breese swarms with rapid-fire punches and hammerfists and the ref calls it.
Final result: Breese def. Dutra by TKO (punches)