Watch the incredible video highlights from UFC 196 last night!
SMOKED AND CHOKED!
Watch Nate Diaz mangle, then strangle, Conor McGregor last night in the short-notice UFC 196 Welterweight main event, sending the Featherweight champion back to the 145-pound division after a shocking second round submission finish.
Watch the incredible video highlights from UFC 196 last night!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its most talked about pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year, UFC 196: "McGregor vs. Diaz," which takes place this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thanks to an unfortunate (and frighteningly commonplace) set of circumstances, the lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos has transmogrified into a welterweight showdown pitting "Notorious" against late replacement Nate Diaz.
That said, UFC 196 will still feature a compelling championship contest, as women's bantamweight queenpin Holly Holm makes her first title defense against the rough-and-tumble Miesha Tate, with the winner expected to move forward to face ex-champ Ronda Rousey later this year.
All that and so much more.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 196 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time 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 196) before you split and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it always turns out to be a great discussion.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after "McGregor vs. Diaz."
Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 196 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 196 QUICK RESULTS:
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz -- Diaz def. McGregor by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:12 of Round Two
Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate -- Tate def. Holm by technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:30 of Round Five
Gian Villante vs. Ilir Latifi -- Latifi def. Villante by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor -- Anderson def. Lawlor by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko -- Nunes def. Shevchenko by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27 x2)
Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada -- Bahadurzada def. Thatch by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:11 of Round Three
Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb -- Taleb def. Silva by KO (punch) at 1:34 of Round Two
Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimaraes -- Miranda def. Guimaraes by TKO (strikes) at 1:09 of Round Two
Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly -- Elkins def. Skelly by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller -- Sanchez def. Miller by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo -- Saggo def. Salas by TKO (punches) 4:31 of Round One
Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara -- Ishihara def. Erosa by KO (punches) at 0:34 of Round Two
UFC 196 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
Round 1: McGregor switching stances early, tossing out punches. Overhand left lands for the Irishman, who misses a wheel kick and gets clinched. Diaz leaning on McGregor against the cage. McGregor separates and lands a combination. Big speed edge for Connor. Hard left hand connects once again. One minute in. McGregor showing a lot of volume early. Diaz lands a jab to the body, eats a left to the body. Two minutes in. McGregor looking for the uppercut, lands a leg kick and eats a right hook. McGregor misses a wheel kick, lands the uppercut. 1-2 from Diaz, then another. Uppercut from McGregor. Two minutes to go.
McGregor lands another straight left. Another hard left, met by a right hook from a now-bleeding Diaz. Body kick from McGregor. Nate looking for the check hook, eats a straight left. Hard left from Conor. Another left hits home. One minute to go. Diaz lands a -2. Nate catches a kick and takes McGregor down. McGregor sweeps to top position. McGregor dropping some ground-and-pound. Nate inverts before the bell. 10-9 McGregor.
Round 2: McGregor goes for an early spin. Check hook by Diaz. Another wheel kick misses for Conor, straight left and body shot do not. Simultaneous lefts. One minute in. Another 1-2 and counter left from McGregor, then an uppercut afterwards. 2-3. Nate clinches up, can't keep McGregor on the fence. McGregor continues to land combinations. Check hook by Diaz, big uppercuts by Conor. Two minutes in. Diaz lands a jab, eats a right hook. Knee from McGregor, 2-1-1 from Diaz. Mcregor continues to find a home for the uppercut. combination by Conor, big 1-2 by Diaz and Conor might be rattled. Heavy counter left lands for Conor but he is no longer smiling. Lefts from Nate. Two minutes to go.
Diaz on the attack. Good knee from Diaz, digging away with left hands inside. McGregor circles off and lands some massive left hands. 1-2-3 from Diaz. Now Conor shoots for a takedown and Diaz slaps on a guillotine, using it to flip and mount Conor. Diaz beating the crap out of McGregor and the Irishman gives up his back. Nate locks up the rear-naked choke and this one is over.
Final result: Diaz def. McGregor by submission (rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate
Round 1: Both women keeping distance, flicking out kicks. One minute in. Side kick from the champ. Tate catches a kick and whacks Holm with a left hand. Two minutes in. Three-punch rush from Holm. Oblique kick, straight left. Left connects once more. Two minutes to go.
Holm with a punch flurry and side kick. Tate looking for counters. Left hand from Holly, two-piece counter from Tate. One minute to go. Holm tries to go high with her left leg. Holm lands another side kick before the bell. 10-9 Holm.
Round 2: Tate ducks under a straight left and hits a takedown, quickly taking side control. Holm regains half guard, eats an elbow One minute in. Short shots from "Cupcake." Tate briefly threatens an arm-triangle. Tate digs in some elbows to the body. Two minutes in. Tate continues to chip away with elbows. Two minutes to go.
Tate postures up for some bigger shots, then takes Holm's back. Tate working hard for the rear-naked choke. One minute to go. Tate slips her forearm under Holm's neck, but Holm moves to control her wrists. Holm defending well and it looks like she'll survive the round. 10-9 Tate.
Round 3: Holm lands a jab in the early going. Head kick attempt. One minute in. Oblique kick from Holm, followed by a counter right. Two minutes in. Tate ducks another left, settles for an uppercut on the break. Holm again looks for a high kick. Stiff jab by the champ. Two minutes to go.
Not a terribly eventful round thus far. 2-1 connects for the champ. Holm with another oblique kick. One minute to go. Holm lands a left hook, eats a side kick. Holm circles away from a takedown attempt. Holm looks for another head kick before the bell. 10-9 Holm.
Round 4: Holm flashing the side kick early. One connects to the body. Tate catches an oblique kick and clinches up. One minute in. Holm reverses position on the fence. The two exchange knees in the clinch. Holm separates. Two minutes in. Tate just isn't doing enough here. Straight left falls short for Holm. Side kick to the thigh. Two minutes to go.
Holm whiffs on a front kick. Left hand lands for Tate. Holm sprawls on a double-leg and swats her with some hammerfists before standing. Left hand from Holm. One minute to go. Tate lands a counter left. 2-1-2 from the champ. Check hook just misses. Solid teep and right hand connect. One more side kick and counter left before the bell. 10-9 Holm.
Round 5: Oblique kick from Holm. Tate's forcing Holm to lead, but not doing nearly enough to exploit that. Combination by Holm. Straight left and side kick by Holm. One minute in. Tate shoots, denied. Straight left lands for Tate. Left hand by the champion. Tate ducks a left hand and ties up on the fence. Holm gets an underhook and reverses. Two minutes in. Holm separates with a right hook. Combination from Holm. Spinning backfist and right hook attempt. Straight left lands for Holm, but Tate quickly wraps her up and grabs the rear waistlock. Two minutes to go. Tate gets a hook in and locks up the rear-naked choke. Holm struggles mightily, but goes to sleep in "Cupcake's" grip. Miesha Tate is the new UFC women's bantamweight champion.
Final result: Tate def. Holm by technical submission (rear-naked choke)
205 lbs.: Gian Villante vs. Ilir Latifi
Round 1: Latifi comes out southpaw. Villante tossing out kicks immediately. Body kick lands and Latifi looks for a takedown. Villante defending against the fence. One minute in Villante circles off and separates. Back to orthodox for Latifi. Villante landing low kicks. Counter overhand left lands for Latifi and the Swede shoots. Villante defending well, landing knees to the thighs. Villante separates. Two minutes to go.
Latifi ties up and shoots once again. Villante again separates. Latifi swings some big punches and shoots. One minute to go. Body shot on the break. Low kick by Villante. Head kick attempt. 10-9 Latifi.
Round 2: ViIlante staying busy with the kicks. Latifi answers with some low kicks of his own. Overhand left connects. Latifi catches an eyepoke, no pause. One minute in. Latifi catches a kick and hits a lovely suplex. One hook in for the Swede. Villante scrambles his way out and they stand. Two minutes in. Latifi with a right downstairs and left hook up top. Low kick lands for Villante and Latifi shoots. They separate. Overhand right connects for Villante. two minutes to go.
Villante low kick. Latifi tries a spinning back kick, then another right after. One minute to go. Latifi shoots and takes Villante to the fence. Latifi hauls him into the air ant takes him down, landing punches as Villante tries to stand. 10-9 Latifi.
Round 3: Slow start to the round. One minute in. Latifi with a right downstairs. Latifi shoots and gets in on Villante's hips, but can't complete the takedown. Villante with a knee downstairs. They separate. Two minutes in. Big overhand left connects for Latifi. Wheel kick attempt falls short. Huge overhand right connects for Latifi, but Villante shrugs it off. Two minutes to go.
Villante avoids a single-leg. Latifi connects with a left hook, then a bigger left. One minute to go. Overhand left once more from the Swede. Latifi shoots and completes a takedown despite Villante's fence grab. Villante shoots and scores a takedown of his own before the bell. 10-9 Latifi.
Final result: Latifi def. Villante by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Round 1: Low kick from Anderson. Lawlor ties up, then lays into Anderson with punches. Anderson manages to tie up and survive. Left hook from Anderson lands. One minute in. Punch exchange near the fence. Lawlor shrugs off a level change. leg kick once more from Anderson. Two minutes in. Anderson pops him with some straight rights and another low kick. 3-2 from Anderson. Another right lands for Anderson. Two minutes to go.
Lawlor connects with a straight left and right hooks. Overhand right lands for Anderson. One minute to go. Lawlor checks a low kick. Both land right hands. Good left hook by Anderson. Leg kick met by a left from Lawlor. 10-9 Anderson.
Round 2: Lawlor scores an early takedown, only for Anderson to pop back up. Cuffing right hook from Lawlor. Straight right lands for Anderson, straight left lands for Lawlor. Brief clinch exchange. One minute in. counter right lands for Anderson. Low kick from Anderson. Two minutes in. Right hand lands for Anderson. 1-2 connects. 1-2 once again. Lawlor zaps him with a straight left. Two mintues to go.
Leg kick lands for Anderson. Low kick from Anderson, then a straight right. Another right hand. Lawlor with a straight left. One minute to go. I don't know what fight Joe is watching. Another right from Anderson. Lawlor with an intercepting knee. Lawlor tries a flurry, but gets rocked with a left hook and ties up. Anderson tries to sling him to the mat, settles for a knee. 10-9 Anderson.
Round 3: Low kick from Anderson. stiff jab from Lawlor lands on the counter. Right hand by Anderson. One minute in. Blast double from Anderson and he lands in side control. Anderson staying tight, not posturing up but landing short blows. Lawlor tries to face him, manages to get half guard. Two minutes in. Anderson continues to land short blows. Two minutes to go.
Lawlor's doing a good job of retaining half guard but isn't finding any success improving position. John McCarthy elects to stand them up with a minute to go. Anderson connects with a leg kick. Straight right. Anderson lands one more right before the bell. 10-9 Anderson.
Final result: Anderson def. Lawlor by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Round 1: Shevchenko lands a counter right early. Body kick from Nunes. One minute in. Nunes low kick. Shevchenko counters a head kick with a 1-2. Two minutes in. Flurry from Nunes met by counters. Two minutes in. Low kick by Nunes. Nunes to the body, then a leg kick. Low kick and left hook land for Nunes. Two minutes to go.
Extremely tentative minute goes by. One to go. Body kick from Nunes, then an outside trip. Shevchemko wraps up her guard and looks for wrist control. Solid shot from the Brazilian. Another big right hand and Shevchenko comes back with a sweep, only to get tripped again at the bell. 10-9 Nunes.
Round 2: Nunes opens up with kicks early, prompting a straight left from Shevchenko. Shevchenko catches a body kick and a scramble ensues with Nunes winding up on top. Nunes immediately works to pass. One minute in. Half guard. Hammerfists from Nunes. Shevchenko tries a sweep, gets flattened back out. Nunes stil looking to pass. Two minutes in. Elbows and punches by the Brazilian. Shevchenko is bloodied up. The ground-and-pound continues. Now she's in side control. Two minutes to go.
Shevchenko briefly gets to her feet, only to get wrangled back down. Hard blows by the Brazilian. Side control for Nunes. She moves to mount, then takes the back and locks up the body triangle. One minute to go. Nunes looking for a crank. Shevchenko manages to survive and spins into guard at the bell. 10-9 Nunes.
Round 3: Nunes looks for a level change early, but eats some strikes and gets taken down into side control. Short shots by Shevchenko. One minute in. Shevchenko goes tof rhte mounted crucifix and looks for an Americana. Elbows land for her, but Nunes kicks her off and returns to her feet. Nunes is visibly tired. Two minutes in. Hard knees by Shevchenko when Nunes tries to change levels. 1-2 from Shevchenko. Nunes ducks a spinning backfist and again tries to change levels. Nunes using a three-point stance to avoid knees, gets punched a bunch before standing. Two minutes to go.
Good punches by Shevchenko. Leg kick from Nunes, then a failed single-leg attempt. Shevchenko looking for combinations. One minute to go. Nunes trips her up with a leg kick. Superman punch from Shevchenko, right hook from Nunes. Nunes eats a series of left hands. Nunes tries a desperate shot at the bell. 10-9 Shevchenko.
Final result: Nunes def. Shevchenko by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Round 1: Thatch opens with a leg kick. Body kick connects. Leg kicks land as he avoids a clinch. Another low kick. One minute in. Siyar checks the next leg kick. Bahadurzada storms after him with right hands, lands a few. Thatch to the body, then a 1-2 upstairs. They tie up and Thatch presses him against the fence. Two minutes in. Elbow by Thatch on the break. Solid shots inside by Bqhadurzada and now Thatch is chasing the takedown. Thatch comes back with a heavy knee to the head. Spinning elbow and a hard knee. Two minutes to go.
Thatch shoots in and takes Siyar down into side control. Thatch looks for a guillotine, which allows Siyar to sweep. Thatch regains guard and looks for a triangle, but winds up eating punches. One minute to go. Thatch scoots to the fence and grabs onto a Kimura grip. Bahaurzada cracks him with some more good punches as he scrambles up. 10-9 Bahadurzada.
Round 2: Hard front kick and right hooks from Thatch. Straight left cracks Siyar and he changes levels for a takedown into guard. One minute in. Thatch trying to make space without success. Short shots by the Afghan. Two minutes in. The referee stands them up; can't say I agree with that. Low kicks by Thatch and a hard right hand. Siyar lands some hard blows in the clinch and scores another takedown on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Ground-and-pound from Bahadurzda. Thatch turns for an armbar, nothing there. One minute in. Bahadurzada keeping up the offense. 10-9 Bahadurzada.
Round 3: Overhand lands for Bahadurzada. Counter right and knees by Siyar. Heavy left hand connects and Thatch falls to his back. Bahadurzada whacks away at him, then settles in guard. One minute in. Thatch not doing much to get back to his feet. Siyar with some body shots. The referee stands them up for some reason with less than two minutes to go. Siyar circling. Siyar lands some punches and hits yet another takedown into guard. Two minutes to go.
More short ground-and-pound by the Afghan. Half guard now. Siyar sets up an arm-triangle and easily passes to side control, drawing an instant tap.
Final result: Bahadurzada def. Thatch by submission (arm-triangle choke)
170 lbs.: Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Round 1: Low kick from Taleb to start. Spinning back kick attempt from Silva. One minute in. Taleb tries a wheel kick, falls short. Body kick connects. Silva connects with a leg kick. Two minutes in. Taleb apparently twists his own ankle. Counter right by Taleb after a low kick. Two minutes to go.
Head kick attempt from Taleb. He catches a body kick, takes Silva down, and connects with a hammerfist before Silva scrambles up. Silva fakes a touch of gloves and cracks him with a left hook. Both whiff on some big shots. One minute to go. Low kicks from Taleb. Body kick connects. Taleb sprawls on a shot and lands a knee before the bell. 10-9 Taleb.
Round 2: Low kick from Taleb to start. One minute in. Leg kick from Silva almost countered. Overhand right by Silva, straight right by Taleb. Body kick and right hand. Taleb catches a kick and lays out Silva with a straight right. Damn.
Final result: Taleb def. Silva by KO (punch)
185 lbs.: Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimaraes
Round 1: Miranda tosses out high kicks early. Guimaraes shoots in on the fence. Miranda fighting off the takedown. Solid sprawl. One minute in. Guimaraes gets him down and a scramble ensues. Miranda makes it back to his feet and avoids danger until the eref separates them. Two minutes in. Stiff jabs from Miranda. Counter right from Guimaraes. Leg kick from Guimeraes, body kick from Miranda. Flurry by Guimaraes and he shoots once again. Two minutes to go.
Short knees by Guimaraes against the fence. Browne elbows by Miranda, who tries to take advantage but gives up double underhooks. One minute to go. Referee separates them. Leg kicks by Miranda and a hard right hand. Body shot met by a right hook from Guimaraes. 10-9 Miranda.
Round 2: Guimaraes wading forward, tossing out kicks. He flurries and shoots in. Miranda briefly gets the Plum, then lands a series of Browne elbows. Miranda blasts him with a headkick and punches on the break and the referee steps in as Guimaraes stumbles to the floor.
Final result: Miranda def. Guimaraes by TKO (strikes)
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
Round 1: Swatting punches land for Skelly, then a 1-2. Elkins gets him to the fence with double underhooks. They trade knees to the body. One minute in. Dirty boxing from Elkins. Skelly circles away. Skelly pops him with a jab, then some nasty punches and a knee. They jockey for position against the fence until Elkins trips Skelly to the mat. Skelly spins for a heel hook, but Elkins survives. Two minutes in. Hard upkick lands tor Skelly, who transitions to the other leg. Elkins gets free and lands some knees as Skelly makes it to his feet. Two minutes to go.
Skelly reverses position and separates. Left hook connects for Elkins, who lands some uppercuts in the clinch. Long right hand by Skelly. They tie up again. One minute to go. Knees to the body from both men, favoring Elkins. They separate again. They trade flurries and Elkins takes him to the fence again. 10-9 Skelly.
Round 2: Hard counter hook lands for Skelly early on. Flurry from Elkins, Right hook by Elkins, who shoots in and puts Skelly on his back. Skelly working towards the back. One minute to go. Elkins winds up on top in guard. Ground-and pound from Elkins. Skelly turning for a leg , nothing there. Two minutes to go. More solid punches by Elkins. Rear waistlock. Relentless punching from Elkins. Skelly makes it back to his his feet. Two minutes to go.
Elkins shoots in when Skelly turns to face him and lands on top in half guard. One minute to go. Ground-and-pound continues to pile up for Elkins. Elkins looking to set up an arm triangle, abandons it and goes back to punishing. 10-9 Elkins.
Round 3: Skelly looks visibly exhausted. Elkins pressing forward, lands a body kick. Elkins dicks a right hand and grabs the rear waistlock. Elkins drags Skelly to the mat. Skelly spins to face him and makes it back to his feet. One minute in. Elkins pressing him against the fence, trips him down into half guard. Skelly gets to turtle position and Elkins takes his back. Skelly escapes and returns to his feet. Two minutes in. Left hook lands for Elkins. Hard right hand by Elkins. Elkins hits a slam on the fence. Two minutes to go.
Elkins takes his back and looks for the rear-naked choke. Skelly makes it back to his feet and turns to face him. Skelly looks for a takedown of his own, gets sprawled on. One minute to go. Skelly lands some right hands and changes levels. Nothing there and they separate. They swing big in the waning seconds. 10-9 Elkins.
Final result: Elkins def. Skelly by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller
Round 1: Sanchez rushes out for a single-leg attempt, can't get it. Knee to the body connects before they separate. Stiff jab by Miller. Solid body shot by Miller. One minute in. Straight left connects for him. Counter right hook lands, then a 1-2. Body shot. Right hook upstairs. Two minutes in. Sanchez tries a 1-2. Straight left and uppercut connects for Miller. Sanchez goes to the body, eats a right hook. Diego shoots and puts Miller on his back against the fence. Full guard, two minutes to go.
Overhook control for Miller, then mission control. Sanchez whacks away at his body. Brief bid for a leg from Miller. One minute to go. Diego postures up and slams home some solid punches. Half guard now for Sanchez. Elbows connect until the bell. 10-9 Sanchez.
Round 2: Sanchez prods the body with a right. Leg kick trips Diego up briefly. Miller lands another pair of leg kicks, eating a body shot as he does. Solid uppercut connects. One minute in. Knee from Sanchez, Miller goes to the body. Once again. Sanchez catches a body kick and takes Miller down into half guard. Two minutes in. Miler tring to work his way back up, landing elbows. Miller makes it to his feet. Low kick lands for him. Two minutes to go.
Diego whiffs on a flurry, eats a knee. Head kick attempt by Miller, Diego backs him off with some punches. Right hook stings Diego but Miller slips. Sanchez with a knee during a takedown attempt. One minute to go. Check hook lands for Miller, who sprawls on a takedown attempt and locks up a front choke. Knees to the head by Miller. Sanchez gets his head free and they separate. Miller counters a takedown with a back take at the bell. 10-9 Miller.
Round 3: Sanchez opens with body shots, eats a left hand. Lead uppercut by Miller. Diego catches a body kick but can't keep hold of the leg. 1-2 by Miller, flurry by Sanchez. One minute in. Lead left lands for Miller. Low kick as Sanchez advances. Right downstairs from Sanchez. Both connect with right hands. Two minutes in. Sanchez jabbing a bit. Low kick lands for Miller, flurry lands for Sanchez. Right hand from Sanchez. Two minutes to go.
Miller threatens a takedown, no dice. Same for Sanchez right afterwards. Miller looking winded. Diego pops him with a right hook. Failed takedown attempt. Miller briefly gets Diego down with a blast double. One minute to go. Miller goes downstairs. Reactive takedown lands for Sanchez, but Miller pops back up. They slug it out at the bell. 10-9 Sanchez.
Final result: Sanchez def. Miller by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo
Round 1: Both men staying at range in the early going. Low kick lands for Saggo. Tries to go high. One minute in. Pretty slow start. Salas sidesteps a hook kick and puts Saggo on his back in full guard. Saggo moves into mission control, then sweeps Salas with an omoplata. Two minutes in. North-south for Saggo near the fence. Two minutes to go.
Side control now. Back to north-south. Saggo looking for spiderweb position, loses it. Salas tries to scramble and gives up his back. One hook in for Saggo. One minute in, full back control tor Saggo. Saggo flattens him out and goes to work with punches until Yves Lavigne steps in.
Final result: Saggo def. Salad by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara
Round 1: Fake glove touch by Ishihara into a body kick. Superman punch lands. Erosa knocks him over with a teep. Extreme aggression from Ishihara early, running in with hard shots. Right hook rocks Erosa and Juicy J pulls guard. He scrambles back up quickly. One minute in. Low kicks by Ishihara. Erosa catches a leg kick, can't use it. Ishihara tries to go high, then lands a straight left. Two minutes in. Counter left connects. Erosa to the body. A pair of right hands land after he catches a kick. Two minutes to go.
Erosa switches to southpaw. Ishihara tries a counter left, then runs into a teep. Erosa clinches up on the fence. One minute to go. Erosa lands some knees to the thigh, then waves Ishihara on after they separate. Big shots by Ishihara, but Erosa catches a leg and puts him on his back until the bell. 10-9 Ishihara.
Round 2: Erosa taunting a bit early on. Swatting left hook, but Ishihara drops him with a counter lefts and slams home heavy punches and hammerfists until Erosa goes to sleep.
Final result: Ishihara def. Erosa by KO (punches)