UFC Fight Night 67: Results

Monday, 1 June 2015  |  Carl

SOURCE: www.mmajunkie.com

Tom Breese (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Luiz Dutra (11-4-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

Round 1 – Breese takes the center and strikes a wide stance. Dutra circling left, away from the southpaw’s power. Dutra with a kick to the body, but Breese moves forward and grabs a clinch, scoring with a knee before pressing Dutra to the cage. The battle for position against the fence and trade knees. Dutra scores with a nice elbow inside. They finally break free after Dutra lands a few more shots inside. Dutra lands a jab. Breese has the range advantage but decides to push inside again. Dutra just misses on an outside trip. He scores with an uppercut, and they break away. Breese pressing forward, but Dutra getting the best of the striking exchanges. Breese gets his opponent off-balance but can’t quite get the fight to the floor. One minute left. Breese wants the takedown, but Dutra battles him to remain upright. They reset in the center. Breese with a couple strong low kicks. Left hand for Breese is on the button, and Dutra crashes to the floor. Breese hears the 10-second clapper and goes nuts with hammerfists and punches. He’s running low on time, but he’s unleashing it, and referee Fernando Yamasaki steps in just before the bell. Dutra not happy with the call, but he was hurting.

Result: Tom Breese def. Luiz Dutra via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:58
Recap: Tom Breese pounds out Luiz Dutra late in first round
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Fernando Yamasaki

Ericka Almeida (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Juliana Lima (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC)

Round 1 – Lima gets the center of the cage, and Almeida moves right. She lands a right hand and moves inside for a trip, but Lima with a smooth reversal to stay out of trouble. As they hit the ground, Almeida controls the head, but Lime kicks up her left leg over the neck. She wants a triangle but can’t quite get the angel. Still, it forces Almeida to let go, and Lima pushes her to her back and settles on top. Almeida looking for options from her back. Lima riding out the position but not doing much from the top. Almeida trying to bring her legs high but can’t quite clear the arms. Short elbow from Lima. Crowd a little restless. Lima trying to posture. Almeida turns for the arm, but Lima immediately pulls free and counters by attacking the leg. Nothing there, so Lima pushes herself back into top position. One minute left. Lima drives in a few left hands. Almeida tries to answer with elbows on her back. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie gives it to Lima, 10-9.

Round 2 – Lima wastes little time moving inside and scoring a trip, immediately taking top position. Almeida with guard, and she seems pretty incapable of getting herself out of this position. Almeida briefly gets her feet over her head and on to the cage but does nothing with the position. Lima riding things out on top, but Almeida is slowing things down underneath, so there’s not much offense. Crowd really getting restless, and referee Camila Albuquerque is calling for action. Lima postures to strike, and Almeida tries to counter with upkicks. Lima quickly moves past the strikes and settle back into guard. Less than a minute, and Albuquerque stands them up. On the restart, Almeida looks for a takedown, but Lima easily pushes that aside and grabs a clinch, where she drives in several knees. Almeida again hits the deck in the closing seconds, and Lima finishes on top. MMAjunkie gives the second to Lima, 10-9.

Round 3 – Lima looks the fresher fighter, and they trade jabs to start. Almeida misses a huge right hand. Lima kicks the legs and just slips a big right counter. Lima is bouncing on her toes, looking to strike. Almeida is answering back with power punches that are mostly missing. Lima scores with a stiff jab. Almeida looks frustrated, but she continues to move forward. She does score a stiff right hand, but Lima answers back with a flurry. Almeida trying to press. She’s walking forward and looking to throw. Lima decides to answer with a takedown. Almeida nearly gets the sweep, but Lima manages to catch herself and press her opponent back down. She’ll finish the fight on top. Lima does stand in the final seconds and then retreats with a smile, taunting a bit before the bell. MMAjunkie gives the final round to Lima, 10-9, awarding her the fight 30-27.

Result: Juliana Lima def. Ericka Almeida via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Recap: Juliana Lima coasts past gritty Ericka Almeida

Division: Strawweight
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Referee: Camila Albuquerque
Judging: Rick Winter (30-27), Felipe Frank (30-27), Chris Lee (30-25, giving 10-8 scores in rounds 2 and 3)

Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Lucas Martins (15-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC)

Round 1 – Bektic comes out quick and throws a jab and a right hand. Martins answering in the pocket. Bektic immediately shoots inside and wraps the body, elevating and slamming Martins to the floor. Martins pulls guard. Bektic postures up with elbows. Martins trying to move up to a seated position, but Bektic keeps him pressed to the floor. Bektic passes a leg and starts to punches away. Martins trying to scramble up. He’s already bleeding around his left eye. Bektic smothering on the ground. Martins gets to a seated position, but Bektic wraps up his leg. Martins does finally work to his feet, and Bektic backs away. Bektic shoots inside, and Martins is back on the floor. Two minutes left. Martins works back to his feet, but Bektic keeps his hands tied around the body and trips Martins back to the floor. Martins face is a mess. Bektic grinding away. Martins briefly exposes his back, but he uses the fence to peel Bektic away. Still, Martins has offered little in terms of offense. Finale seconds, and Bektic tries for a rear-naked choke. He can’t get it before the bell. MMAjunkie gives the first to Bektic, 10-8.

Round 2 – Bektic out quickly. He lands a big right hand that sends Martins crashing to the floor. Bektic immediately follows to the floor and unleashes a barrage of punches.Martins covering up, but he is getting blasted. Referee Mario Yamasaki watching closely, and he decides he’s seen enough. Martins disappointed but doesn’t protest.

Result: Mirsad Bektic def. Lucas Martins via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:30
Recap: Mirsad Bektic brutalizes Lucas Martins, stays unbeaten
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Mario Yamasaki

Nicolas Dalby (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Elizeu Zaleski (14-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC)

Round 1 – Dalby with an early low kick. He circles right and throws a high kick that’s blocked. Dalby kicks the legs again and then goes high but misses. Dalby chopping the thigh. Zaleski in the center. He fires a few big, powerful hooks. Zaleski firing bombs. Dalby moves away and pumps a stiff jab. Dalby slips under a punch and gets inside, driving Zaleski to the floor. Not a ton going on, and referee Fernando Yamasaki stands them up pretty quickly. Dalby definitely the more active fighter with both movement and offense. Dalby continues to kick at all levels. Zaleski has a high kick blocked and uncorks several big hooks. He misses on a spinning kick, and that lets Dalby inside to drive him to the floor in the final minute. Zaleski crawls back to his feet. He drags Zaleski to the ground in the final seconds, and Zaleski warned for grabbing the fence. Dalby finishes on top, and MMAjunkie gives him the round, 10-9.

Round 2 – Zaleski comes out firing big shots on the feet, bringing the crowd to life. Dalby retreats and moves away. Quicker pace from Zaleski. Dalby tries to seize the momentum by lunging forward, but he walks into a Zaleski straight. Zaleski’s wide, sweeping hooks starting to land a bit, though Dalby is walking through them. Dalby drives inside for a takedown. Zaleski initially defends against the fence, but Dalby drags him down. Zaleski stands and tries for a kimura grip, but Dalby shakes his arm free and drags his opponent back to the floor. Still, Zaleski gets back to his feet. Dalby’s right eye a little busted upBeautiful spinning kick from Zaleski is blocked but does earn a smile from his opponent. Dalby back to the clinch, and he lands to the groin. Zaleski takes just a quick break. Zaleski again firing bombs on the restart. Dalby right there to answer, and a few of his straights seem to stagger Zaleski. Dalby with a takedown at the bell. Better round for Zaleski, but MMAjunkie gives it to Dalby, 10-9.

Round 3 – Dalby pressing, but Zaleski there to fire heavy leather. Leaping knee scores for Zaleski, who then chops the legs, as well. Zaleski pressing, but Dalby still has spring in his step, and he moves side to side. Zaleski still firing big, power hooks. Dalby drives in for a takedown, but Zaleski pushes him away. Zaleski reaches with a jab. Dalby pressing, but big left inside for Zaleski. They move into the clinch and trade knees. Zaleski thinks takedown. Dalby defends it and briefly controls the head before turning and slipping to the back. Dalby drags Zaleski off the cage and throws him to the floor. Zaleski with the kimura attempt that doesn’t work but does see him sweep to the top. Less than a minute. Zaleski posturing. Dalby kicks him away and gets back to the feet. They trade until the end. MMAjunkie gives the third to Zaleski, 10-9, but awards the fight to Dalby, 29-28. Wouldn’t surprise to see it go the other way, as second was very close.

Result: Nicolas Dalby def. Elizeu Zaleski via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Recap: Nicolas Dalby ekes out split decision vs. Elizeu Zaleski
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
Judging: Guilherme Bravo (29-28, giving Dalby rounds 1 and 2), Rick Winter (28-29, giving Zaleski rounds 2 and 3) and Felipe Frank (29-28, giving Dalby rounds 1 and 2)

Jussier Formiga (18-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Wilson Reis (19-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC)

Round 1 – Reis misses on a loq kick. He scores a second, but Formiga knocks him down with a right hand. Reis battles his way back to his feet. Both men looking for options on the feet. Punches traded. Neither man really committing right now as they continue to study each other at range. Reis has a high kick blocked. Formiga misses a few big punches. They engage, and Formiga scores with a right hand. Formiga again counters well with a right hand over the top of a kick. Reis kicks the legs, but Formiga again answers with punches. They move into the clinch, but nothing there. Reis moves into a clinch and looks for a trip but can’t get it. Reis trying to pick up the pace, but Formiga handling things well. Reis moves inside and looks for a late takedown. He doesn’t get it. MMAjunkie gives the firs to Formiga, 10-9.

Round 2 – Formiga again scores early with a punch and sends Reis to the floor. Reis tries to scramble up, but Formiga gets to his back. Reis desperately works to roll and does turn inside, taking top position in Formiga’s guard. Formiga tries to kick his opponent away, but Reis stays tight. Reis with an acrobatic pass to side control, but Formiga is able to scramble immediately back to his feet. Formiga again flashing his boxing skills on the feet. Reis dips under for a takedown and quickly gets Formiga to the floor. However, Formiga is right back to his feet. They battle in the clinch. Reis wants a trip but can’t it. Formiga does but then has to defend a leglock before moving back to his feet. Round ends with the two battling against the cage. MMAjunkie gives it to Formiga in a close one, 10-9.

Round 3 – Reis misses a spinning punch to start. Formiga on the outside. Reis drops in for a takedown, but Formiga defends agains the fence. Reis works in a few left hands as he looks to score a takedown. Formiga continues to defend agains the fence. More left hands from Reis before Formiga finally scampers away and back to the center. Flying knee from Reis, but Formiga slips and counters with his hands. Crowd getting restless. It’s a good fight, but it’s not wold aggression. Reis eats a right hand but moves into a clinch. He presses Formiga to the cage. Formiga looking for a takedown inside, but it’s not there. Final minute, and the referee breaks them. On the restart, Formiga fires his hands and scores a beautiful takedown, moving immediately to the back. Round ends there. MMAjunkie gives the round to Formiga, 10-9, and awards him the fight 30-27.

Result: Jussier Formiga def. Wilson Reis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: Jussier Formiga wins third straight, tops Wilson Reis
Division: Flyweight
Rankings: Formiga No. 4, Reis No. 11
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Camila Albuquerque
Judging: Rick Winter (29-28, giving Formiga rounds 1 and 2), Chris Lee (29-28, giving Formiga rounds 1 and 3, Joseph Terrell (29-28, giving Formiga rounds 1 and 2

Damon Jackson (9-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Rony Jason (15-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC)

Round 1 – Jackson walks forward with a low stance. Jason with a flying knee, and Jackson presses him to the cage. Jason slips free and scampers away. On the restart, he tries a low kick, and Jackson drives him to the cage. Jason gets to full guard. Jackson postures and lands a few sharp elbows. Crowd chanting Jason’s name. Jackson postures and punches. Jason stands, but Jackson controls him by the neck. Jackson with a knee, but Jason had a hand down, so the fight is stopped. Jason complaining a bit during the stop, but we fight on. Jackson out quickly on the restart. He misses a high kick and pumps a jab. Jackson drives in for a takedown, but Jason quickly gets his legs in place. Armbar is in. It looks tight. Jackson somehow survives it, but Jason turns it into a triangle choke from top as he rolls. It’s deep, and he wrenches the hold. Jackson forced to tap. Impressive finish.

Result: Rony Jason def. Damon Jackson via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:31
Recap: Rony Jason taps Damon Jackson with gorgeous triangle choke
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

Wendell Oliveira (24-9 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Darren Till (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Round 1 – Till with an early kick to the body. He slips a big right. Oliveira drives in with the takedown. Till defends, and Oliveira fires a few knees in the clinch. Oliveira controlling from the outside. He’s got hold of the right wrist, and he’s driving knees to the body. Crowd wants some more action. Till finally circles off the cage, but Oliveira pushes him away. Till slips on a kick, but Oliveira can’t get to him. Till partially scores with a high kick. Oliveira rushes forward with three big power shots that all miss. Till having some success on the outside, as Oliveira slow to pull the trigger. Till kicking the legs a bit. Oliveira does the same. Oliveira seems content to wait right now. Crowd doesn’t like it. Oliveira lands two punches late. MMAjunkie gives him the round, 10-9.

Round 2 – Oliveira rushes forward with punches, then looks for the takedown. Instead, it’s Till who gets a trip, though Oliveira rushes right back to his feet. Till fires a high kick and a few straights. He’s gaining steam, and he drives Oliveira to the floor. Top position for Till. He scores a few big elbows. Oliveira trying to slow things down for a standup. Instead, Till postures up and scores a few thunderous elbows. Brutal shots, and Oliveira is out. Vicious.

Result: Darren Till def. Wendell Oliveira via knockout (elbows) – Round 2, 1:37
Recap: Darren Till KOs Wendell Oliveira with elbows from guard
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Fernando Yamasaki

Norman Parke (20-4-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (17-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC)

Round 1 – Parke striking a wide stance and changing levels. Trinaldo kicks the lead leg. Parke circling. Trinaldo being patient but kicking the legs. Parke misses with a jab. Parke staying just out of range of Trinaldo’s punches, but he is eating leg kicks. Parke cutting off the cage and asking for Trinaldo to throw. Parke lands with a big overhand left. Trinaldo’s leg kicks still landing. He scores to the body. Parke lands a left and then covers up. He drives forward with a takedown. Trinaldo elbow the body as Parke stays tied to the legs. Trinaldo pushes his way to his knees, but Parke throws him back down and then slips around to the back. Trinaldo strips him off but Parke stays tied to him and eventually slips inside for a slick hip toss. Trinaldo works to his feet, but Parke stays right on top of him. Crowd doesn’t like it, but Parke is controlling the position. Trinaldo lands a few elbows and flurries at the bell, but MMAjunkie gives Parke the first, 10-9.

Round 2 – Trinaldo punps his jab to start and misses on a big left. Parke trying to stay in punching range and answer. Trinaldo goes back to the leg kicks. Parke moves forward, looking for the takedown. Trinaldo feels it coming and defends well. Parke searched for this hip toss but winds up backing away. Trinaldo with a big left to the body. He’s gaining some steam. Parke wants a takedown but can’t get it. Trinaldo again with a nice shot to the body. Trinaldo short on a flying knee. Parke drives in for a takedown, but Trinaldo immediately back to his feet. Trinaldo gets free and rushes with punches. He looks strong as Parke tries to cover. Parke does score with a jab, but he’s not firing with the power of Trinaldo. Trinaldo looks completely unconcerned with Parke’s punches. One minute left. Parke ducking forward, and Trinaldo trying to land a big knee. Trinaldo chops the legs again. Parke looks OK, but he’s getting outworked. Parke tries for a late takedown but comes up short. MMAjunkie gives the round to Trinaldo, 10-9.

Round 3 – Parke moves out quickly and lands a left while slipping the return. He blocks a high kick and looks for a takedown, but Trinaldo defends. Trinaldo still throwing with power. Parke gets inside on a takedown. Trinaldo turns immediately for the armbar, but Parke rolls through it and sets up in top position. Trinaldo gets to his knees, but Parke controls from the front and then slips around to the back. Parke has both hooks in, but he can’t get the choke. He rolls, and he works to flatten out Trinaldo, who also turns. Trinaldo defending the choke well, but time is rolling off the clock. Parke high on the back, but he’s still there. Two minutes left. Crowd wants this back on the feet, but Parke is in a dominant spot. He starts to slip off to the side, but he quickly adjusts and re-centers himself on the back. Trinaldo trying to peel the arm away. He’s desperate to get back to his feet. With less than a minute, he finally shucks Parke off and gets to his feet. Parke stays tight to the body, and Trinaldo wants to scores with elbows. Instead, Parke takes him down again. Trinaldo tries for an armbar, but it’s not there. Trinaldo settles in to guard, and the round ends there. MMAjunkie gives the round to Parke, 10-9, awarding him the fight 29-28.

Result: Francisco Trinaldo def. Norman Parke via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Recap: Francisco Trinaldo upsets Norman Parke with split call
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Camila Albuquerque
Judging: Chris Lee (28-29, giving Parke rounds 1 and 3), Rick Winter (29-28, giving Trinaldo rounds 1 and 2), Felipe Frank (29-28, giving Trinaldo rounds 1 and 2)

Francimar Barroso (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Ryan Jimmo (19-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC)

Round 1 – Jimmo with an early kick to the legs. Barroso claims en eye poke right after, but we fight on. Jimmo kicks the legs and stuffs a counter. Jimmo leaping in with left hands and then moving out of range. Barroso pushes inside and drives Jimmo to the cage. Jimmo trying to battle off the fence, but Barroso is holding him tight. Barroso in deep on a single-leg attempt. Shots traded inside. Barroso drags Jimmo off the cage and pulls him off-balance but can’t get any control before Jimmo recovers. Barroso again pushes him to the fence. Barroso tries to hook the leg, but there’s just not much going on. Referee finally restarts them with less than a minute. Jimmo partially connects with a high kick. He kicks the legs, as well. Barroso rushes forward with punches that miss. They finish on the feet. MMAjunkie gives the first to Barroso, 10-9, but there’s not much to judge.

Round 2 – Barroso trying to pick up the pace. Jimmo avoids it, but Barroso being very aggressive. Jimmo stuffs a takedown and pushes Barroso to the cage, but Barroso quickly circles off and reverses the position. It’s more clinchwork, as Barroso is relentless in driving in and firing knees. Referee breaks them a little quicker this time. Jimmo immediately tries to strike, taking advantage of the little time he does have. Barroso scores with a kick to the groin, and Jimmo goes down in a heap. He’s writhing in pain. Doctors come in to look at Jimmo, who is dry heaving into a bucke. Somehow, he decided to carry on. Jimmo takes his full time, and we fight on with just a warning to Barroso. Barroso trying to push inside again, but Jimmo countering well. Jimmo working ahrd to stay off the cage. Jimmo kicks the leg. Jimmo countering well when Barroso moves inside with wild punches. Jimmo with a stiff upercut that scores. Barroso finally gets into the clinch again and presses the action to the cage. He tries again for the takedown but settles for an overhand when he lets go. Referee calls for a break with 20 seconds left. They end on the feet. MMAjunkie gives it to Barroso, 10-9.

Round 3 – Barroso had now become stationary, as Jimmo’s counters were really adding up. Jimmo not doing a ton to push the pace. He’s waiting for Barroso to come to him, but that’s not happening. Not much between them at all. Barroso again into the clinch, but there’s absolutely nothing there. Barroso just pressing inside. Referee finally breaks them apart. Barroso ducks for a takedown on the restart, but it’s not there. Jimmo with a kick, and Barroso trips him briefly. He can’t get the fight all the way to the floor, so he winds up pressing the action against the cage again. Time winding down. Barroso trying for a trip but settling for knees against the legs. MMAjunkie scores the final round a 10-10 and gives a 29-29 score for the fight. Jimmo is quick to return to his stool and lean over a bucket at the end of the fight.

Result: Francimar Barroso def. Ryan Jimmo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Recap: After low blow, Francimar Barroso outpoints Ryan Jimmo
Division: Light heavyweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Judging: Guilherme Bravo (30-27), Chris Lee (30-27), Joseph Terrell (29-28, giving Barroso rounds 2 and 3)

K.J. Noons (13-8 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Alex Oliveira (11-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Round 1 – Noons with an early low kick. Oliveira circling on the outside. Oliveira moves forward but walks into a right hand. Noons pushing early. He kicks the legs. Oliveira moving well on the outside. He gets inside briefly, but Noons backs away. Oliveira moves into the clinch and slips around to the back. He wraps the body and lifts and slams Noons to the floor. Noons gets right back to his feet as Oliveira threatens with the choke. Noons won’t stay down, but Oliveira is all over him. Oliveira continues to drag him to the floor. This time, he gets the arm quickly under the neck, and Noons is forced to tap.

Result: Alex Oliveira def. K.J. Noons via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:51
Recap: Alex Oliveira has quick night with submission of K.J. Noons
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Mario Yamasaki

Nik Lentz (25-7-2 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) vs. Charles Oliveira (20-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC)

Round 1 – Oliveira takes the center as Lentz circles right. Lentz kicks the body and then rushes inside for a takedown. Oliveira defends, and Lentz presses him to the cage. Lentz backs away for a few punches and then moves back inside. Oliveira grabs his neck and tries for a guillotine, but Lentz wisely drives him down and jump to side control to relive pressure. Lentz stands and tries to pass the legs. He does work in a few punches, but Oliveira finds room to stand. Oliveira scores a takedown and nearly wraps the neck, but Lentz gets back to his feet. Shots traded on the feet. Both men land. Lentz wraps the body and avoids a trip. Lentz lands a few punches up top. Lentz with solid pressure. Oliveira taken down and then stands and appears to complain of an eyepoke. Lentz tees off anyway. Oliveira battles through it and comes back with shots of his own. Big knee to the body for Oliveira. Lentz is hurt and hits the deck. He scrambles to grab a leg and slow things down. Oliveira jumps on top with punches and then tries to set up the head-and-arm choke. Lentz trying to survive. Oliveira with a knee to the body and then moves to mount. Lentz somehow makes it to the bell. MMAjunkie gives the first to Oliveira, 10-9.

Round 2 – Oliveira again takes the center. He kicks the body. Punches to the head land, as well. Lentz presses inside and looks for the takedown. He’s not having much success on the feet. Lentz gets the takedown, and Oliveira settles for half-guard. Elbows traded on the ground. Lentz advances to side control. Oliveira turns to his knees and climbs to his feet. Lentz very tight to him and slams him to the floor. Lentz wants a guillotine but lets it go to stay on top. Oliveira sneaks in a few upkicks. Lentz again wants the guillotine. This time he sells out on rolls to guard. When he realizes he doesn’t have it, he works to transition back to the top. Smart play there before letting go. Lentz drills in a few punches from the top and then goes to the leglock. Oliveira happy to play that game, and Lentz quickly realizes he needs to secure his position again. Lentz spins through the hold and pushes Oliveira to the floor. Less than a minute. Lentz again thinking guillotine. Oliveira turns to his knees and again gets to his feet. Lentz dumps hjim again. Final seconds, and Lentz controls the head. MMAjunkie gives him the round, 10-9.

Round 3 – Oliveira kicks the legs. Lentz rushes for a takedown, but Oliveira catches him with an elbow. Oliveira working a nice jab, but Lentz again presses forward and looks for the takedown. Oliveira grabs the neck and jumps to a guillotine choke. He rolls to the top and squeezes. Lentz is in trouble. He’s trying hard to push free but can’t get the room. Oliveira adjusts, and he gets the tap. Big win.

Result: Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 1:10
Recap: Charles Oliveira finally chokes out Nik Lentz in third
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: Lentz No. 8, Oliveira No. 11
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

 

Thiago Alves (21-10 MMA, 14-7 UFC) vs. Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC)

Round 1 – Condit with a kick to the chest that’s blocked. Alves fires one of his own, and it’s got some real zip, but it’s blocked. Leg kicks traded. Alves holding the center as Condit works on the outside. Condit whiffs on a few punches and finishes with a high kick. Alves with a sharp kick to the legs and a left hand up top. Condit kicks the legs. He misses a spinning kick. Alves with another sharp kick to the legs. Alves very patient and compact. Both men fire short elbows inside. Alves continues to chop at the legs. Alves staying away from Condit’s kicks at range. Condit the busier fighter, but Alves seems to be landing the stiffer blows. Punches traded in the final minute. Condit finding his range, but Alves there to answer. MMAjunkie gives the first to Alves, 10-9. Very close.

Round 2 – Condit rushes forward with punches but misses. Alves still working on the legs. Punches traded as Condit rushes inside. Condit lands a short elbow, but Alves is hurt. He stumbles backward, and Condit rushes forward to capitalize. Condit all over Alves with punches. Alves rolling and moving and trying to get back to his feet. Condit heavy on top, pushing down and looking to strike. Alves gets to a seated position, but Condit nails him with knee to the body. As they get up, both me are covered in blood. Alves tries to grab a a guillotine, but Condit somehow survives a nasty torque. Condit delivers a few short elbows, and Alves is till hurt. Condit tosses Alves to the floor. He gets to the back. Alves trying to get to his feet. Condit attacks the neck but can’t get the choke as Alves turns inside. One minute left. Alves trying to get to his feet, but Condit is all over him. More punches with Alves pressed against the cage. Alves finally gets back to his feet. His face is a bloody mess. Alves scores a few punches and a high kick, but Condit shakes it off. Left hand for Alves. Leaping knee for Condit, and both men start swinging. late takedown for Condit, and MMAjunkie gives him the round, 10-9.

Round 3 – Doctors do not allow Alves out for the third, and this fight is over. Broken nose ends this contest.

Result: Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Recap: Carlos Condit bludgeons Thiago Alves’ nose for TKO win
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: Condit No. 11
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Referee: Mario Yamasaki

 
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