Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC Fight Night 27 results live as they happen from Indianapolis.
The preliminary action begins at aprox 5pm ET (10pm UK) with the main card going live at 8pm ET (1am UK).
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Carlos Condit defeats Martin Kampmann by TKO at 0.54mins of Rd4
Rafael Dos Anjos defeats Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kelvin Gastelum defeats Brian Melancon by submission (Rear-naked choke) at 2.26mins of Rd1
Court McGee defeats Robert Whittaker by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 27-30)
Takeya Mizugaki defeats Erik Perez by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Brad Tavares defeats Bubba McDaniels by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Tavares was very much in control of this one for the opening 10 minutes, with stinging leg and body kicks in particular having a visible impact on McDaniels, leaving red welts on his skin. McDaniels rallied in the final round though, starting to get more aggressive on the feet and landing a takedown that allowed him to control much of the final five minutes, though it wasn’t enough to change the outcome of the fight.
Dylan Andrews defeats Papy Abedi by TKO at 1.32mins of Rd3
For the first two rounds of this fight Andrews struggled to get going as Abedi got the better of him on the feet and on the mat. It later emerged that Andrews had actually badly hurt his shoulder during a takedown in the opening five minutes that limited his offense. However, in the final round he crackled to life when it counted, first hurting Abedi with a straight right, then dropped him with an uppercut series that Abedi was unable to recover from.
Brandon Thatch defeats Justin Edwards by TKO at 1.23mins of Rd1
First class debut for Thatch here. Right from the off he had Edwards in trouble, initially hurting him in with a well placed right head kick which dropped him. Edwards got back upright, but was still hurt and Thatch had no intention of letting him off the hook, with some well placed knees to the head in particularly really hitting home. Edwards bit down on his gumshield and swung back a few times, but was throwing more in hope than expectation while Thatch continued to pick him apart with effective strikes. Eventually Edwards legs gave out from under him against the cage following a right hook to the face and as Thatch waded in he turtled up and the ref stopped the fight soon afterwards.
Darren Elkins defeats Hatsu Hioki by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
This was a fun fight to watch, particularly in the first two rounds on the mat as the two induldged in a seemingly endless array of transitions, escapes and scrambles as they battled for supremacy. Hioki edged the first round, but Elkins dug deep and stepped things up in the second before really gaining the upper-hand in the final round to earn the decision victory.
Jason High defeats James Head by submission (guillotine choke) at 1.41mins of Rd1
Terrific submission win for High here. He got Head down early and after a scramble he was able to set up a guillotine choke. Head tried to roll out but got stuck up against the cage with High still firmly attached. Head attempted to push off the cage to escape, but High wasn’t willing to give up his dominant position and was able to readjust and secure full mount while tightening up the choke to produce the tap.
Zak Cummings defeats Ben Alloway by submission (d’arce choke) at 4.19mins of Rd1
Nice win for Cummings here, forcing a quick tap from Alloway late in the first round after a nice set-up to lock in the d’arce choke.
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo ends in a no contest (illegal knee) at 4.57mins of Rd2
An unfortunate ending to this fight which up until the latter stages of round two Bowling had been getting the better of. In the first round it was relatively even on the feet, but Bowling landed a nice slam and also had Trujillo in a couple of deep guillotine chokes. In the second round Trujillo looked to be running out of steam and Bowling was tagging him on the feet and getting him to the mat with relative ease. Towards the end of the round Trujillo still looked low on gas, but was managing to land a few decent shots. Then Bowling got him down again and sunk in another choke. Trujillo managed to get out and was quickly back to his feet and launched two knees at Bowling who was still on the mat, making one of the blows which landed directly to his head illegal. Bowling slumped to the mat hurt and the referee stopped the fight, giving him time to recover and confirming that he’d be deducting a point for the blow. Unfortunately Bowling was still dazed and the doctor decided he was not fit to continue so this fight ends with a no contest ruling.