Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the UFC Fight Night 32 results live as they happen from Brazil.
The prelims will get underway at around 5.30pm ET (10.30pm UK) with the main card starting at 8pm ET (1am UK)
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Vitor Belfort defeats Dan Henderson by KO at 1.17mins of Rd1
Cezar Ferreira defeats Daniel Sarafian by split decision (28-29, 27-30, 28-30)
Rafael Cavalcante defeats Igor Pokrajac by submission (tapout from strikes) at 1.18mins of Rd1
Brandon Thatch defeats Paulo Thiago by submission (tapout from strikes) at 2.10mins of Rd1
Wow, Brandon Thatch continues to live up to the hype as he hurts Thiago so badly with a knee to the body in the first round that he actually tapped out! Thatch had been making terrific use of knee strikes throughout the early stages of the fight and it really paid dividends for him when he launched the fight-ending left knee to the liver. Really bad night for the Brazilian fighters so far and yet again the home crowd are sent into stunned silence.
Ryan LaFlare defeats Santiago Ponzinibbio by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
There were some exciting moments in this fight. LaFlare looked to be in charge for much of the first half of the fight with his high-tempo work ethic and superior wrestling. Ponzinibbio suddenly burst into the fight later in the second round though after appearing to have LaFlare rocked with punches. LaFlare backed up under a barrage of strikes and ate a fair few shots, but somehow survived and secured a takedown to buy him time to recover. Ponzinibbio looked exhausted when the bell sounded and was slow to get back to his feet. In the third LaFlare was able to slam him to the mat after catching a kick. The tired looking Ponzinibbio managed to struggle back to his feet, but soon after LaFlare crashed a kick to his body that sent him to the canvas. LaFlare worked hard for the finish on the mat, dropping down some vicious elbows, but he couldn’t quite put him away and they go back upright. Then Ponzinibbio again hurts LaFlare out of the blue, dropping him with an uppercut. LaFlare slickly escaped danger however by catching his opponent in an omaplata as he tried to follow him to the mat, and used it to sweep on top where he ended the round.
Jeremy Stephens defeats Rony Jason by KO at 0.40mins of Rd1
Stunning KO finish inside the first minute for Stephens as ‘Jason’ is dropped after ducking right into his head kick, then eats a huge power shot while on the mat.
Sam Sicilia defeats Godofredo Pepey by TKO at 1.42mins of Rd1
Swift work from Sicilia here as he gets the fight to the mat early and starts raining down some hard looking shots. One in particular seems to really make it’s mark and Pepey wilts. Sicilia seizes the moment and rains down more blows to secure the TKO finish.
Omari Akhmedov defeats Thiago Perpetuo by KO at 3.31mins of Rd1
There was a lot of action crammed into this fight. Akhmedov was rocked early after a clash of heads, but showed good powers of recovery to survive that, and more heavy-handed punches from Perpetuo a little later that also had him staggered. Akhmedov then had some success on the ground looking for a rear-naked choke, but couldn’t find a finish and so they got back upright. Then Perpetuo again appeared to have Akhmedov hurt with another punch that sent the Russian into reverse gear with the Brazilian in hot pursuit. Akhmedov dug deep and swung a short right hook at his pursuer and it caught him flush in the chin and dropped him. Perpetuo started to get back up only to be met with another shot to the chin that sent him face first onto the canvas. Real last-stand, never-say-die stuff there from Akhmedov!
Thiago Tavares defeats Justin Salas by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2.38mins of Rd1
Tavares didn’t take long to finish Salas here to the delight of the Brazilian crowd, getting the fight to the mat and then dumping Salas down again as he tried to fight his way back to his feet. Then Tavares took is back and found the RNC finish.
Adriano Martins defeats Daron Cruickshank by submission (armbar) at 2.49mins of Rd2
Martins looked huge compared to Cruickshank in this fight. Perhaps that’s part of the reason Cruickshank seemed very hesitant and just never got his usual creative striking going. Martins took a patient approach, but when he did throw punches he was landing with authority and briefly dropped his opponent in the first round. Later he also showed good wrestling and submission skills on the mat and generally looked better both technically and physically than Cruickshank there. In the second he took him down again and was looking for a submission – first trying a kimura, before switching to the straight armbar which produced a quick tap.
Dustin Ortiz defeats Jose Maria Tome by TKO at 3.19mins of Rd3
Tome started off this fight stronger and looked the more dangerous with his striking and submission attempts. Ortiz showed good composure to hang in there though in his UFC debut, and that paid dividends as Tome began to tire in the second half of the fight. Ortiz was able to get him down early in the third round and started working some solid ground and pound that opened up a cut on Tome’s face. Tome wasn’t doing a whole lot to defend him and while he didn’t look in immediate danger of being KO’d, the referee decided he’d had enough a little past the mid-way point of the round. Some of those final punches Ortiz utilized to finish the fight possibly strayed to the back of his opponent’s head which is illegal, but the ref saw nothing untoward.