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UFC Fight Night 75 results: 'Barnett vs Nelson' full play-by-play recaps for FOX Sports 2 'Prelims'

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) touched down in "The Land of the Rising Sun" TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 26, 2015) for the UFC Fight Night 75: "Barnett vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Headlining the FOX Sports 1-televised card is a match up of Heavyweight veterans as former division champion Josh Barnett goes toe-to-toe with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 winner Roy Nelson. Both men enter the Octagon hoping to right the ship after disappointing losses in their last UFC outings.

In the co-main event, Middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi hopes to halt the slow, methodical rise of TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall. Mousasi has achieved mixed results thus far in his UFC run, similarly to Hall, and would like to add another name to usher himself up the 185-pound rankings.

Elsewhere on tonight's main card is an interesting Flyweight tussle between former 125-pound title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi and Roufusport fighter Chico Camus.

However, prior to the evening's main festivities, fight fans are treated to a set of four "Prelims" bouts, which began at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2, before transferring over to FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET for the main card.

Below are the results for the four FOX Sports 2 "Prelims" exchanges:

Keita Nakamura vs. Li Jingliang

The DEEP veteran Nakamura returns to UFC after a seven-year absence to face China Top Team's Jingliang.

Nakamura cracks Jingliang with a right hand, sending him to the canvas. Jingliang responds by attempting a triangle choke, but "K-Taro" is posturing up. "The Leech" possibly turning for an arm, but Nakamura defends nicely. He settles into full guard and lands short shots. Jingliang is doing a solid job of controlling the posture of Nakamura. Some boxing of the ears for the submission ace Nakamura. Referee is calling for action. He finally stands the pair up with 30 seconds left in round one. Jingliang responds with a leg kick. A right hook and big knee lands for Nakamura.

Jingliang starts off round two with a nice jab. A brutal combination rocks Nakamura. Good body shot for Jingliang. The 27-year-old is by far the quicker fighter. He scores with a stinging jab. Nakamura gets on the board with a powerful body kick. A big left hook connects for Jingliang. He's mixing up his combinations well. Jingliang drops Nakamura with a left. He's trying to finish the fight and landing heavy shots in half guard. They're back to the feet with under a minute left. Nakamura is bloodied up and they go toe-to-toe in the final 10 seconds to close out round two.

The jab of Jingliang is keeping Nakamura at bay, who could really use a takedown. Nakamura lands a left hook, but then is taken down by Jingliang. Nakamura gets up in a hurry. Jingliang stuffs a takedown from Nakamura. Nakamura explodes out of the sprawl and takes the back of Jingliang. He cinches in the rear-naked choke as Jingliang faceplants thus succumbing to the pressure of the choke, handing Nakamura the incredible comeback victory. Nakamura improves to 31-6, while Jingliang suffers a crushing defeat and drops to 10-4.

The winner: Nakamura via third-round rear-naked choke

Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya

The German lightweight prospect Hein is on a mission to rise through the ranks of the crowded 155-pound division, but he had to get through the submission specialist Kasuya.

Kasuya goes to the body early with a kick. Hein lands with a thud of a kick to Kasuya's leg. The 25-year-old Kasuya goes for the takedown and gets it, then lands a right behind it. The pair clinch just over a minute in. Big low blow drops Kasuya momentarily. He takes his time getting to his feet. About four minutes go by and we resume action. Hein is looking to set up the uppercut. The 31-year-old Hein is throwing a wicked right-left combination. Kasuya goes with the switchkick to Hein''s face. A straight left scores for Kasuya. Hein returns the favor. Big leg kick for Kasuya. No more attempts at a takedown, though. Curious. Kasuya goes deep on a shot, which is stuffed by Hein as round one ends.

The two are swinging with vicious intent to begin round two. Hein lands the left hand a couple of times. A body kick finds the mark for Kasuya. Another left hand connects for the German. More lefts. Kasuya pays him back with a left of his own. A left to the body by Kasuya is met with a right and left combo by Hein. Hein is sneaking the right hand now. He's countering much more effectively in round two.

Hein gets off to a quick start in the final round by landing a right and left. The leg kick lands for Kasuya. A right connects for Hein. Wow, huge right hand and uppercut score for Hein. Speed advantage to Kasuya, but power for Hein for sure. Another leg kick, this time inside, for Kasuya. Hein hits the outside leg kick. Kasuya lands a takedown after a Hein leg kick, but the latter sweeps him and the pair are back on their feet. They exchange grazing shots before the final bell. Hein improves to 13-2, while Kasuya drops to 9-2-2.

The winner: Nick Hein via unanimous decision

Naoyuki Kotani vs. Kajan Johnson

Kotani, a submission machine, is facing the dreaded 0-3 UFC losing streak as he gets set to face Tristar Gym's Johnson.

Johnson sporting the really wide, Karate-style stance, to start out. He throws a head kick, which is blocked. Kotani is backing up the Canadian with some pressure. Johnson throws the side kick from southpaw. The 31-year-old partially lands the head kick. Back to orthodox stance for Johnson. He rocks Kotani with a straight right hand and follows it up with another right. The 33-year-old Kotani is out of harms way for the time being with two minutes left in round one. Kotani catches a leg and tries to trip "Raging," but eats a knee in the process. Johnson switching between stances and throws the wheel kick, which is blocked. Johnson spends the last 30 seconds dancing from side to side, while the tentative Kotani can only hope to land a punch, as round one ends.

Really crazy kicks coming from Johnson; throws an axe kick. He throws that straight right hand, which connects and follows it with another, which drops Kotani. Johnson's pouring it on and follows him to the mat, but Kotani gets back to his feet. A straight left hand scores for Kotani, who is crippled by a knee to the body from Johnson. Cautious of expending his energy, Johnson works methodically to get the finish, but he's unable to find it. A straight right hand grounds Kotani momentarily once again. Johnson is still switching between stances and giving Kotani different looks.

Johnson is on a roll and keeps feeding Kotani the straight right. Kotani lands a solid counter left. He puts together a combination, backs Johnson up and is able to trip Johnson to the mat. Kotani is in half butterfly guard. Simple boxing of the ears for Kotani. Johnson attacks with a leg submission from the bottom. Kotani settles into closed guard. Short elbows nail the face of Johnson. More punches raining down as Johnson attacks for a submission. Johnson escapes eventually and lands a nice knee and right hand. Round three concludes. Johnson improves to 21-11-1, while Kotani falls to 33-13-7.

The winner: Johnson via unanimous decision

Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata

The knockout artist Anzai, who's looking for his first UFC win in two tries, tangles with the debuting Zapata.

Anzai is looking for the takedown early, while Zapata defends. The Dominican is doing a good job so far at defending, but the 29-year-old gives way after the third attempt and is dragged down to the mat where "Animal" begins to work. Anzai secures half guard and continues to look for room to advance. Not much in the way of ground and pound. Zapata gets back to his feet, but Anzai follows in hot pursuit. The Japanese fighter lands a nice knee to the mid-section of Zapata. We're back to the center of the Octagon with 90 seconds left. Anzai shoots after a leg kick by the New York native. Zapata looks for the guillotine choke for a moment, while defending. Good knees are landing from Anzai. Zapata tries to work the body as round one comes to a close.

A big body kick and right hand score for Zapata right away to start round two. Anzai shoots, while Zapata continues to look for separation and an underhook. They separate after about a minute. Zapata throws a combination, but Anzai counters his aggression and lands another takedown. He gets back to his feet, grabs the cage but is still tripped down to the mat. Zapata attempts the guillotine choke, but he doesn't have the proper angle. The former King of Pancrase Anzai is now working in full guard. He has control of Zapata's back after a scramble. "Viva" escapes and attempts the takedown. He doesn't get it. Anzai now looks for one. He is deep on the single. Knees to the thigh score for Anzai as round two ends.

Anzai counters with a right hand as Zapata charges forward. He has his hands blatantly down. Zapata winces after throwing a punch and is visibly frustrated. The referee instructs both fighters to go to neutral corners and the cageside doctor checks on Zapata. His middle finger on his left hand is injured. The fight is stopped. Anzai improves to 8-2 overall, while Zapata drops to 4-2.

The winner: Shinsho Anzai via third-round TKO

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