Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from UFC 139: Shogun Vs Henderson in San Jose.
The preliminary action is expected to begin at aproximately 6pm Eastern Time (11pm UK), with the main card beginning at 9pm ET (2am UK)
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Dan Henderson defeats Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua by unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
Wanderlei Silva defeats Cung Le by KO at 4.49mins of Rd2
Urijah Faber defeats Brian Bowles by submission (guilltone choke) at 1.27mins of Rd2
Martin Kampmann defeats Rick Story by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)
Stephan Bonnar defeats Kyle Kingsbury by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-25)
Ryan Bader defeats Jason Brilz by KO at 1.17mins of Rd1
The two wrestlers opted to trade strikes at the start of the fight and that appeared to suit the heavy handed Bader who was getting off first with his punches. The end came swiftly – a glancing blow to the head crumpled Brilz face first onto the canvas with 77 seconds on the clock and that was a wrap. A vital win for Bader after a string of defeats, and one that reminds the rest of the 205lb division that he’s still a serious threat.
Michael McDonald defeats Alex Soto by KO at 0.56mins of Rd1
Exciting young prospect McDonald got the most impressive win of his career so far in the opening bout of the Spike TV prelim broadcast. A thunderous right hand dropped Soto early in the fight. He got back to his feet under-fire but was clearly still on shaky legs and McDonald didn’t let him of the hook, pressing forward with more punches. Up against the cage Soto had nowhere to go as McDonald’s fists continued to fly and he ate a few more before being KO’d just short of the minute mark, folding back awkwardly as he dropped to the canvas.
Chris Weidman defeats Tom Lawlor by submission (d’arce choke) at 2.07mins of Rd1
Weidman continued the impressive start to his UFC career by tapping out Lawlor in just over two minutes. An early takedown set him off on the road to victory, followed by a d’arce choke which he locked up tight and with Lawlor refusing to tap he sent him to sleep to claim the victory.
Gleison Tibau defeats Rafael dos Anjos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 27-30)
In the first round this was a close stand-up fight with Tibau throwing the heavier punches while dos Anjos looked lighter on his feet and quicker with his strikes. The fight turned heavily in Tibau’s favor in the second when he landed cleanly with a 1-2 combination, leaving dos Anjos in wobbly legs. Tibau looked to capitalize and threw everything but the kitchen sink at his opponent, with straights and hooks all landing flush. Somehow, despite the fact his legs were completely gone, dos Anjos remained standing, and remarkably by the third round he looked to have recovered completely and it was back to a relatively even contest again. Tibau scored a takedown in the closing stages though which helped tilt the balance in his favor again and he would go on to claim a split decision victory.
Miguel Torres defeats Nick Pace by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Good performance from Torres here. Really he got the better of all aspects of the fight. Using his reach well in the stand-up exchanges he was able to find a home for his straight right hand while taking little damages himself. He also engaged in clinch-work against the cage and stayed very active from there, throwing little punches to the face, using his shoulders, knees and even foot stomps. Even when Pace took him to the ground in the second he remained the more active fighter from his back, making good use of elbows. All-in-all a very solid performance, though on reflection Pace will be disappointed he didn’t do more to alter the outcome.
Seth Baczynski defeats Matt Brown by submission (guillotine choke) at 0.42mins of Rd1
Baczynski took the fight to Brown from the off and got the better of the first round with clinch work against the cage along with some decent punches, and was able to get him in a standing guillotine choke towards the end of the round and land some knees, though he couldn’t force the tap. Early in the second round Baczynski locked up another guillotine attempt and dropped to the mat with it. Brown fought it for as long as he could, but couldn’t get his head out and tapped out.
Danny Castillo defeats Shamar Bailey by TKO at 4.52mins of Rd1
Castillo dominated from the opening bell here, surprisingly taking down Bailey with ease on multiple occasions. Towards the end of the round he really started to get to work with ground and pound and with Bailey struggling to defend the referee stepped in to end the fight.