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Junior dos Santos defeats Frank Mir by TKO at 3.04mins of Rd2
Cain Velasquez defeats Antonio Silva by TKO at 3.36mins of Rd1
Roy Nelson defeats Dave Herman by KO at 0.51mins of Rd1
Stipe Miocic defeats Shane Del Rosario by TKO at 3.14mins of Rd2
Stefan Struve defeats Lavar Johnson by submission (Armbar) at 1.05mins of Rd1
Darren Elkins defeats Diego Brandao by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Brandao looked to have Elkins on the rack in round one, landing hard shots on the feet and dropping him with a flying knee, while also punishing him on the ground with bombs, yet Elkins hung on and made it to the second round. He then turned the screw by taking Brandao down in the second and methodically roughed him up with some ground and pound of his own which wasn’t as devastating as his opponent had offered earlier, but was still effective. So it all came down to the final round and Elkins again secured an early takedown and continued with his measured ground and pound approach for much of the round with a tired looking Brandao offering nothing in return. He did eventually manage to reverse the position however after Elkins failed with a submission attempt, but there was only a minute left and while he landed a couple of hard shots it wasn’t enough and Elkins emerged the winner on the judges scorecards.
Jamie Varner defeats Edson Barboza by TKO at 3.23mins of RD1
Former WEC champ Varner was invited back into the UFC as a late replacement to face Barboza and he took full advantage of the opportunity, pulling off an upset by becoming the first man to defeat the Brazilian in the Octagon. Barboza started well early landing his trademark leg kicks which quickly left Varner’s lead leg turning red. Varner gained a little revenge by taking Barboza down off a head kick though, but couldn’t keep him down. Then the momentum started to turn as Varner began to land some hard shots of his own, and they started to back the Brazilian up. Sensing that he was hurt Varner poured forward and began to unleash a series of strikes against the cage, with a right hook finally putting Barboza down. More strikes followed and while he was still conscious Barboza wasn’t making an effort to defend the hammer blows to his head and so the referee jumped in to end the fight. Great performance from Varner who not so long ago contemplated retirement after a dip in form in the WEC lead to him not being brought over when the promotion merged with the UFC.
CB Dollaway defeats Jason “Mayhem” Miller by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-26)
‘Mayhem’ talked a big fight going into his battle with Dollaway and claimed he’d retire if he didn’t win, and he may have to do just that after being dominated on the ground by the former TUF fighter. Miller had his moments, rocking Dollaway with strikes in both the first and second rounds, but other than that Dollaway outwrestled him for pretty much the rest of the fight and though his cardio wasn’t as bad as his last fight with Michael Bisping, Miller still looked tired long before the fight finished. All in all not a crowd pleasing performance by either man.
Dan Hardy defeats Duane Ludwig by KO at 3.51mins of Rd1
The stand-up action looked very even in the opening stages of this fight, but despite all the pre-fight talk of Hardy having taken a year out to develop his skills it turned out to be his favorite weapon of old that did the business here – the lead left hook. In a slight change from the norm he faked it first and then went in full bore, catching Ludwig flush on the jaw and dropping him to the mat. Hardy raised his hands up and then seeing that Ludwig was still conscious he dropped down and threw some vicious elbows that earned him the KO win.
Paul Sass defeats Jacob Volkmann by submission (triangle armbar) at 1.54mins of Rd1
Sass is quickly marking himself out as a submission machine in the UFC, and his latest victim was Volkmann. Despite Volkmann’s strong wrestling credentials Sass was happy to go to ground with him early, and in fact initiated it by pulling guard. He then worked patiently from his back until he saw an opportunity to go for his trademark triangle choke, and locked it in tight before adding a final flourish by additionally going for an armbar which quickly forced his opponent to tap with less than two minutes of the round gone. Impressive stuff, and Sass’s ninth triangle choke finish in 13 pro fights!
Glover Teixeira defeats Kyle Kingsbury by submission (arm triangle) at 1.53mins of Rd1
Superb performance from Teixeira in his debut. He was getting the better of Kingsbury in the striking from the opening bell with hard two-piece combinations consistently finding their mark. Kingsbury continued to trade with him though and that cost him as he was then dropped by an uppercut. Teixeira was more than happy to go to ground with him, and after landing some more hard punches and elbows he swiftly changed things up and went for an arm triangle choke that quickly produced the tap-out. The UFC has wanted Teixeira in their 205lbs ranks for some time, and based on this performance he was certainly worth the wait.
Mike Brown defeats Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Brown got the better of Pineda over three rounds, but he had to work hard for it. The fight started off fairly close, but Brown really started to stamp his authority on it in the second, roughing Pineda up with strikes on the feet and on the mat, though an elbow from the bottom left him with a nasty cut on his forehead. In the third Brown started strongly, dropping Pineda with a knee and working him over with more ground and pound. Pineda rallied though, managing to get out from under him and take his back before locking in the body triangle. He wasn’t able to secure a choke from the position, but did land some solid shots before the bell sounded. It wasn’t enough to help swing the fight in his favor though and Brown gets the win.