Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC 165 results live as they happen from Toronto, Canada.
The prelims are scheduled to get underway at aprox 6.15pm ET (11.15pm UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK).
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Jon Jones defeats Alexander Gustafsson by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)
Renan Barão defeats Eddie Wineland by TKO at 0.35mins of Rd2
Brendan Schaub defeats Matt Mitrione by submission (d’arce choke) at 4.06mins of Rd1
Francis Carmont defeats Costa Philippou by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Pat Healy by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Myles Jury defeats Mike Ricci by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
This was a very dull fight with both men fighting extremely cautiously and never going all out to push the pace or make a definitive statement on the feet or on the mat. Jury did just enough to get the win, but he didn’t exactly cover himself in glory with this performance.
Wilson Reis defeats Ivan Menjivar by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Reis was able to take down Menjivar repeatedly over the course of three rounds to secure the win here, though Menjivar’s tight guard ensured he wasn’t able to do much with the superior position he often found himself in. Meanwhile, Menjivar was never able to make too much of an imapct during the spells on the feet, landing a few nice body kicks and some knees from the clinch though he was met with some solid uppercuts in return.
Stephen Thompson defeats Chris Clements by KO at 1.27mins of Rd2
Nice win for Thompson here. He demonstrated improve ground skills during the fight, but it was his striking ability in the second round that really made the difference. He rocked Clements with a left hand to the jaw followed by a hard right behind his ear, and that stiffened his legs and completely robbed him of his equilibrium. There was a delayed reaction, but it was inevitable that Clements was going to topple over with Thompson following in with strikes to ensure the KO victory.
Mitch Gagnon defeats Dustin Kimura by submission (guillotine choke) at 4.05mins of Rd1
Gagnon kept a high tempo early and tagged Kimura with some hard shots that left him bleeding from his nose. late in the round Gagnon dropped to the mat with a guillotine choke locked on and it was tight. Gagnon attempted to roll over with the choke, but then decided to just continue to squeeze. There was no tap forthcoming from his opponent and the referee realized why – Kimura had been choked unconscious!
John Makdessi defeats Renee Forte by KO at 2.01mins of Rd1
Makdessi made short work of Forte here, clipping him behind the ear with a right hand, and then another in the same spot causing him to fall flat on his face. Some quick ground and pound followed from Makdessi and produced the knockout just past the two minute mark of the fight.
Michel Prazeres defeats Jesse Ronson by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Not a particularly exciting fight, but Prazares did just enough with takedowns and control on top in the early rounds to get the nod from two of the three cage-side judges.
Alex Caceres defeats Roland Delorme by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
There was frenetic action a couple of minutes into the first round as Delorme dropped Caceres with a solid shot and then followed him right down to the mat, somehow managing to move straight into the crucifix position. Things were looking bad for Caceras, but after taking a few punches he suddenly managed to scramble out and ended up on top of Delorme. He wasn’t able to keep the advantageous position though and Delorme was quickly back on top. Delorme took his Caceres back and continued to look threatening, but Caceres did a great job late in the round to scramble out again, land some shots and stand up, then appeared to give him some problems on the feet in the final seconds. In the second round the two men focused on their stand-up, and Caceres looked the brighter and was landing with more frequency and accuracy, though Delorme’s shots seemed to be landing a little heavier. Delorme was looking tired in the third and Caceres was really starting to pick him apart on the feet. Delorme tried a takedown, but Caceres was back up immediately and continued where he’d left off. In the final minute he started to throw caution to the wind, scoring with a spinning kick to the midsection, then going low and high with a kick combination which made him lose his balance, allowing Delorme to end the round on top. Overall, Caceres deserved to win and it’s a little surprising it was a split decision.
Daniel Omielanczuk defeats Nandor Guelmino by KO at 3.18mins of Rd3
Bit of a sloppy heavyweight fight to start of tonight’s card with both men gassing out badly by the third round after trading heavy kicks and displaying some round-round-the-edges grappling technique in the previous two rounds. Both men were moving almost in slow motion in the final minutes of the fight with their hands held low, and that was to cost Guelmino dear. He threw a tired looking kick with his hands down and his chin up, only to be met with a big left hand from Omielanczuk that brought an abrupt end to his night with less than two minutes to go in the fight.