Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing mixed martial arts (MMA) fans free fisticuffs this Saturday night (April 16, 2016) by way of the UFC on FOX 19: "Teixeira vs. Evans event," taking place inside Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.
That's where Glover Teixeira and Rashad Evans will battle for a spot in the crowded 205-pound title hunt, after a last-minute injury forced Tony Ferguson to withdraw from his Khabib Nurmagomedov headliner. "The Eagle" now competes elsewhere on the main card opposite newcomer Darrell Horcher at a catchweight of 160 pounds.
In the UFC on FOX 19 co-main event, strawweight contenders Tecia Torres and Rose Namajunas inch their way closer to the 125-pound strap after Lyoto Machida sabotaged his rematch against Dan Henderson by way of potential USADA violation.
In other words, we're limping across the finish line.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on FOX 19 fight card below, starting with the UFC Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET, and then the remaining under card balance on FOX at 6 p.m. ET, before the FOX main card start time at 8 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on FOX 19 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ON FOX 19 QUICK RESULTS:
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Rashad Evans -- Teixeira def. Evans by KO (punches) at 1:48 of Round One
115 lbs.: Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres -- Namajunas def. Torres by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
160 lbs.: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher -- Nurmagomedov def. Horcher by TKO (punches) at 3:38 of Round Two
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias -- Swanson def. Dias by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush -- Chiesa def. Dariush by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:20 of Round Two
135 lbs.: Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington -- Pennington def. Correia by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
170 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio -- Ponzinibbio def. McGee by TKO (punches) 4:15 of Round One
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan -- Dodson def. Gamburyan by TKO (punches) at 0:47 of Round One
170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves -- Graves def. Brown by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:31 of Round Two
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Oluwale Bamgbose -- Ferreira def. Bamgbose by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27)
170 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos -- Zaleski dos Santos def. Akhmedov by TKO (knees and punches) at 3:03 of Round Three
UFC ON FOX 19 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Rashad Evans
Round 1: Teixeira advancing. They tie up on the fence, Rashad with a right hand on the exit. Right hand from Glover and they tie up once again. One minute in. Glover's still spanning the cross counter as always. BIG left hook from Teixeira flattens Evans and follow-up punches put the former champ to sleep.
Final result: Teixeira def. Evans by KO (punches)
115 lbs.: Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
Round 1: Rose looking to jab early. Tentative start in the first minute. Low kick from Rose. Not much from either side as of yet. Tose shoots in with two minutes to go, stuffed. Torres catches a low kick and cracks Rose with right hands. Two minutes to go.
Solid low kick from Torres and they trade punches. Rose ties up, they separate. Torres looking for counters, rushes in with some hard punches and briefly rocks Namajunas in the clinch. One minute to go. Rose looks for a takedown, hits it with thirty seconds to go. Rose on top in guard. Rose drops punches until the bell. 10-9 Torres.
Round 2: Torres with a flurry and low kick. Rose cracks her with a left hook in return and mean mugs. Solid body kick. One minute in. Hard combination from Torres met by a straight right. Torres with some low and side kicks. Good combinations from Rose. Two minutes in. Rose again connects. Namajunas doing well on the counter. Side kick lands for her. Rose slips on a jumping switch kick and eats a body kick. Two minutes to go.
Rose lands well. Namajunas shoots, eats some punches. Torres reverses position. They separate and she lands a body kick. One minute to go. Low kick by Torres. Good right hand by Torres inside. Flurry lands for her. Rose cracks her with punches before the bell. 10-9 Namajunas.
Round 3: Torres comes out throwing kicks, side and hook. Low kick from Torres. Hard oblique kick backs Namajunas up, only for Rose to come back with a right hand. One minute in. More low kicks from Torres. Inside low kick. Right hand from Rose met by a body kick. Two minutes in. Torres staying busy with her legs. Flurry from Torres met by a left hook. Low kick lands as they exchange. Two minutes to go.
Namajunas' volume has dropped quite a bit. Right hand land for her. Torres cracks her inside. Hard left hook as Rose tries a flying knee. One minute to go. Low kick by Torres. Rose shoots in and manages to land on top in guard. Torres scoots towards the fence. She ties Rose up and Rose stands over her before the bell. 10-9 Torres.
Final result: Namajunas def. Torres by unanimous decision
160 lbs.: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher
Round 1: Khabib looking light on his feet early. Right hand just misses for him, Horcher comes back with a straight left. One minute in. Counter left lands for Horcher. Some lead hand fighting. Horcher staying busy with the left hand. Khabib fakes a shot, comes up with a left hook. Two minutes in. Left hand by Horcher. Khabib shoots, lifts, and slams Horcher down. Nurmagomedov tries to take mount, Horcher catches him in half guard. Two minutes to go.
Short punches by Khabib. A few elbows slip through as well. Horcher maintaining half guard, Khabib passes with a minute to go. Khabib dropping elbows. Horcher regains half guard, Khabib passes and then takes the back. Horcher appears to be bleeding from the back of his head. Khabib dropping punches from back control. Horcher survives the round.10-9 Nurmagomedov.
Round 2: Khabib drives in for a single-leg, eating punches along the way. Khabib stays glued to him and hits a trip into side control. One minute in. Khabib staying heavy, dropping solid blows. Horcher trying to slip in the knee shield, but Khabib's passing is on point. Mounted crucifix for Khabib, dropping hard left hands. Two minutes in. Horcher wriggling desperately as Khabib cracks him with punches and now elbows. Horcher gets his arm free and moves to turtle as Khabib cracks him with punches. Khabib takes his back with two minutes to go.
Body triangle for Khabib. Nurmagomedov cracking him with hard punches as Horcher covers up. Horcher looks broken and offers no protest when the referee steps in.
Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Horcher by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias
Round 1: Low kick from Dias. Right hand lands for him. Cub tries a right hand, lands a low kick. Dias low kick. One minute in. Dias right hand. Solid low kicks from both sides. Dias with a combination. Two minutes in. Swanson to the body. More jabs to the gut. Neither man has cut loose as of yet. Right hand by Dias as Cub leans down. Two minutes to go.
Swanson with a solid body kick, but he seems much more hesitant than in the past. Dias low kick. One minute to go. Dias with another combination. Cub's ducking down low quite a bit. Another heavy low kick from Dias, who flurries and avoids a wheel kick. 10-9 Dias.
Round 2: Dias opens with a low kick. Cub lands a low kick, then drops him with a left hook. Cub dropping some hard punches, but Dias seems to have hits wits about him as Cub stands over him. One minute in. Cub comes down into half guard. Dias makes it back to his feet, lands a right hand soon after. Cub wings a counter left, eats a straight right. Two minutes in. Right to the body from Swanson. Counter right lands for him. He's doing much better this round, lands a check hook but eats one in return. Two minutes to go.
Swanson low kick and left hook. Body shot. Dias shoots, stuffed. Right hand for the Brazilian. Low kick knocks Dias over, Dias lands a few shots on the way back up. One minute to go. They tie up in the waning seconds. 10-9 Swanson.
Round 3: Dias lands a left hook. 1-2 connects. Swanson with a counter jab. They tie up and Dias briefly looks for the front headlock before they split. Body shot from Cub. One minute in. Cross counter lands. Check hook, Dias answers with a low kick. They exchange in the center. Counter right by Swanson. Two minutes in. Body kick connects, Dias answers with a left hook. Swanson tries a wheel kick, lands a body punch. Dias catches a finger in the eye but elects to continue. Two minutes to go.
Dias goes back to the low kick that's been working for him. Cub cracks him with a right hand and a wild exchange ensues. Cub drops him with a left high kick and comes down with punches. One minute to go. Dias manages to tie him up. Cub stands over him and unloads with brutal punches in the few remaining seconds. 10-9 Swanson.
Final result: Swanson def. Dias by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
Round 1: Dariush on the front foot early. Low kick from Dariush. Chiesa tries to go high, eats a hard leg kick. Counter left lands for Dariush and he briefly rattles Chiesa with another left hand. Low kick once again. One minute in. Dariush keeping up the low kicks, landing well as Chiesa circles off. Counters landing as well. Two minutes in. Yet another low kick hits home. Dariush looks for a reactive takedown, Chiesa takes him to the fence. Dariush reverses. Right hand on the break by Chiesa. Two minutes to go.
Left hand from Chiesa, low kick by Dariush and a check hook. Good punching exchange. They briefly scramble, then tie up on the fence. Knees by Chiesa. One minute to go, they separate. Knees from Dariush. Another low kick by Dariush, who nearly hits a double-leg and uses it to take the back. The round ends in turtle position. 10-9 Dariush.
Round 2: Low kicks from Dariush to start things off. Dariush shoots, stuffed. Chiesa hits a sacrifice throw and quickly takes the back. Chiesa looking to crank on his neck. Dariush makes it back to his feet and tries to fight off the choke, but Chiesa's squeeze is just too much. Dariush taps to the rear-naked choke.
Final result: Chiesa def. Dariush by submission (rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Round 1: Correia jabbing early. Pennington advancing slowly. One minute in. Correia's jab looks solid thus far, right hand behind it. 1-2 from the Brazilian, lead right by Pennington into the clinch. Right hands on the exit. Two minutes in. Solid jab by Pennington, eats a 1-2. Body kick and right hand from Correia when Pennington tries to catch it. Pennington with a solid combo. Two minutes to go.
Correia denies a clinch. Right hand by Pennington on the break. Straight right lands. Pennington changes levels and ties up. Correia frames and separates. Correia looking for combinations. One minute to go. Correia ties up on the fence and swats away with left hands. 10-9 Correia.
Round 2: Pennington's right eye is a little dinged up. The two of them trade hard punches in the center. Left hook by Pennington. Correia with some counters after taking a low kick and she stuffs a takedown. One minute in. Pennington tries a knee, eats punches. Correia with some rights inside. Correia doing well on the counter. More combinations. 1-2 from Pennington. Two minutes in. Left hook by Pennington. Pennington changes levels, can't get anything. Correia low kick. Hard right by Pennington in transition. Left hook. Two minutes to go.
Good exchanges inside. Pennington elbows, Correia right hands. 1-2 by Pennington, who's doing better in the latter portion of the round. They tie up and Correia takes her to the fence. One minute to go. Pennington reverses and goes to work with strong elbows. She changes levels, stuffed once again. Pennington drills her with some knees and a right hand before the bell. 10-9 Correia.
Round 3: Solid right by Correia and they trade in the clinch. Correia body kick, right hand by Pennington inside. Pennington fires off knees in the clinch as Correia dings away with punches. One minute in. They separate after a final knee from Pennington. Dirty boxing by Correia. Counter right lands after taking a leg kick. Correia's counters are on point. Two minutes in. Front kick to the body from Pennington. Correia changes levels and takes Pennington to the fence. Pennington with some short elbows as she defends. Two minutes to go.
Correia still pressing her against the cage. Pennington shoves her off. Left hook by Pennington, body shots form Correia. They tie up and Pennington fires knees to the body. Pennington with a right hand on the break. Low kick lands amid a Correia flurry. One minute to go. They clinch again, Pennington on the outside. Pennnington looks to maul until the bell. 10-9 Correia, but all three rounds are close.
Final result: Pennington def. Correia by split decision
170 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Round 1: McGee comes out aggressively, tries a takedown. Hard right hand by McGee. Another. 1-2, then a takedown that Ponzinibbio stuffs. Good leg kick by Ponzinibbio. One minute in. Good flurry from Court, then another takedown attempt. Hard right by Ponzinibbio backs McGee up. McGee with a right hand of his own and they trade low kicks. Two minutes in. Ponzinibbio with more right hands and another low kick and a right hand. This is fun. More punches and low kicks from both sides. McGee with a counter right and left hook, met by a stiff jab from the Argentinian. Right hand and low kicks from McGee. Two minutes to go.
Body kick and right hand by McGee. Ponzinibbio left hook. McGee's landing more, Ponzinibbio's landing harder. BIG right hand by Ponzinibbio as he stuffs a takedown and he unloads. McGee stumbles to the mat under the onslaught and Ponzinibbio has the finish.
Final result: Ponzinibbio def. McGee by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan
Round 1: Dodson lands a left to start. Body kick connects. More left hands and he swarms Gamburyan, laying into him with jackhammer left uppercuts until "The Anvil" wilts. Wow.
Final result: Dodson def. Gamburyan by TKO (punches)
170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
Round 1: Brown very animated in the early going. Right hand lands for him. Graves shoots and presses Brown against the fence. Graves working for a single-leg, can't get it and Brown reverses position. Knees to the thigh. One minute in. Quick trip by Brown. Yet more knees. Graves gets an underhook and reverses position. He cracks Brown with an elbow and changes levels for some chain wrestling. Browne elbows by Brown as he defends, then reverses position. Two minutes in. The referee separates them. Left hook by Graves, who gets clipped on the way in. He desperately tries to shoot, catches a head kick, and puts Brown on his back against the fence. Brown regains guard as Graves lands some ground-and-pound. Two minutes to go.
Upkick from Brown as Graves tries to posture over him. Brown staying out of danger, looking for a triangle as Graves goes to work with right hands. Graves snuffing out armbar attempts. Brown tightening up a triangle in the waning seconds, Graves slips out. 10-9 Brown.
Round 2: Brown striking early. Graves dumps him with a single-leg right away. Elbows from Graves as he stays heavy. One minute in. Brown doing some solid work disrupting Graves' base. Graves slips into half guard, Brown regains full guard. Brown rolls and gives up his back near the fence. Two minutes in. One hook in for Graves, now the other. Graves slips his forearm under the chin and draws the tap.
Final result: Graves def. Brown by submission (rear-naked choke)
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Round 1: Bamgbose fires a high kick, avoids a wheel kick in return. Counter left by Ferreira, then a hard low kick that stumbles Bamgbose. Bamgbose chases with a flurry. Oblique kick connects, then another flurry. Hard right hand by Bamgbose drops Ferreira and he blasts the Brazilian with heavy punches. Ferreira manages to turn into him and stand. Two minutes in. Reactive takedown by Ferreira into guard. Left hands by Mutante. Bamgbose trying to control his posture. Bamgbose rolls out when Ferreira tries to posture up. Two minutes to go.
They circle each other in the center for a bit. One minute to go. They're hanging out too far away to do damage. Ferreira tries a takedown and slips while doing so. Bamgbose stands over him. 10-9 Bamgbose.
Round 2: Ferreira moving forward. Bamgbose threatens a jumping knee. Side kick from Bamgbose, knee to the body from Ferreira, who hits another reactive takedown. One minute in. Short shots by the Brazilian. Bamgbose whacking away from his back and Ferreira's split open. Two minutes in. Ferreira takes Bamgbose to the fence and the latter gets warned for grabbing it. Hard elbows from Mutante. Two minutes to go.
More ground-and-pound. One minute to go. Ferreira starting to open up with his strikes. There's a sizable egg on Bamgbose's forehead, quickly approaching Hominickian territory. Bamgbose kicks him off before the bell. 10-9 Ferreira.
Round 3: Ferreira still advancing slowly. One minute in. Wheel kick attempt. Bamgbose whiffs on a right uppercut. Right hook lands. Two minutes in. Ferreira takes him down from a rear waistlock, Bamgbose stands on the fence and slips out. Two minutes to go.
Straight left by Ferreira, head kick just misses. Ferreira shoots and dumps Bamgbose on the fence. On top in guard. Bamgbose relentlessly grabbing the fence and Herb Dean doesn't care. Ferreira keeps up the ground-and-pound until twenty seconds remain. Round ends on the feet. 10-9 Ferreira.
Final result: Ferreira def. Bamgbose by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Round 1: Akhmedov catches a front kick, tries to counter with a right. One minute in, no real action thus far. Right from Akhmedov met by a counter right. Zaleski with a low kick. Akhmedov shoots and completes a single-leg into butterfly guard. Zaleski spins for a heel hook, can't get it but lands on top. Two minutes in. Akhmedov latches onto a Kimura as Zaleski takes half guard. Akhmedov manages to break Zaleski's grip and roll him, only for the Brazilian to scramble up. Nice work, two minutes to go.
Spinning attempt from Zaleski. Akhmedov looking to counter. Hard leg kick by Zaleski. Wheel kick attempt misses. One minute to go. Both men prodding with punches. Hard right hand from Akhmedov as Zaleski tries to spin. Body kick by the Brazilian. Zaleski shoots at the bell. 10-9 Akhmedov.
Round 2: Low kick from Zaleski, answered in kind. BIG right hand rocks Akhmedov and he shoots, avoiding a guillotine in the process as he scores a takedown. Right hands from Akhmedov as Zaleski wall-walks up. Knee from the Brazilian as they separate. One minute in. Quick exchange, no clean contact. Another hard low kick trips Akhmedov up. Hard counter right from Akhmedov as they trade big punches. Zaleski with a knee to the body and Akhmedov ties up. Two minutes in. Zaleski pressing him against the cage. They separate. Blast double from Akhmedov into guard. Half guard now. Zaleski scrambles up with a heel hook attempt, then goes for a rolling kneebar before taking top position. Two minutes to go.
Akhmedov turns into him and makes it back to his feet. Spinning back fist by Akhmedov. Body kicks in return. Check hook lands for Akhmedov. One minute to go. Zaleski shoots and works towards a single-leg. Akhmedov separates and they trade hard shots. 10-9 Zaleski dos Santos.
Round 3: Zaleski continuing to plod forward, stuffs a shot and lands a knee and left hook on the way up. Right hand by the Brazilian and a knee in the plum. Another one to the body. Akhmedov is running out of steam. One minute in. Body kick by Zaleski. Akhmedov low kick, shot stuff and met by a knee. 1-2 by Zaleski, stalking forward and winging bombs. Right hand rattles Akhmedov on the fence. Clinchwork by Zaleski. Two minutes in. They trade knees. Booming right hand by Zaleski on the exit and he blasts him with a right after stuffing a takedown. Another big right hand and Akhmedov's nearly out of there. They're trading monster punches but Akhmedov is out of gas. Massive knees by Zaleski. Akhmedov crumbling against the fence and the referee steps in to save him.
Final result: Zaleski dos Santos def. Akhmedov by TKO (knees and punches)