411’s UFC Fight Night 92 Report 8.06.16
Hello everyone and welcome to 411mania’s LIVE coverage of UFC Fight Night 92. I’m Robert Winfree, covering this event from my house and not from cage side even though this is the UFC’s debut in the state I currently live in and Salt Lake City is only about an hours drive. What can I say, I realized I didn’t have a functional laptop or similar device to update you all from the event if I got credentialed and spent a few days engaged in self flagellation for this lack of preparedness. I’m not going to lie to you guys, on paper this is a thoroughly underwhelming card, I mean Sioux Falls, South Dakota got Tony Ferguson vs. Chiesa as the original main event while the one here has always been the Caceres vs. Rodriguez fight. On paper there’s very little to get excited about on this card, but events like that have a tendency to produce some great fights so let’s all hope this is one of those. In a brief house keeping note it was suggested by a reader, and seconded by a couple of you, following UFC 201 that I add the betting odds to my pre fight blurbs. I’ll be trying that out for the first time tonight though I need to add a couple of disclaimers to it. First I’m pulling these numbers from the UFC’s website, I’m not completely sure where they get those numbers from so if a specific site or service has the odds a little different from what is presented here blame the UFC not me. Second betting odds are fluid, if what I have up doesn’t match what the UFC has next to a fighter during introductions I will adjust it as quickly as possible and simply have to beg your indulgence as I try to write out my blurbs ahead of time to avoid frantically typing away during walkouts so the information might be temporarily out dated as this is going live. As always feel free to leave thoughts this new addition in the comments section, I am happy to take suggestions and criticism. The main event features the up and coming Yair Rodriguez, who cracked the top fifteen after his jumping switch kick KO’d Andre Fili, looking for another impressive finish against Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres who seems to have saved his job with the UFC by returning to featherweight. The co-main event sees top ten featherweight Dennis Bermudez trying to defend that spot against Rony “Jason” Bezerra. You have to go all the way to the Fight Pass prelims to find the next most compelling fight where Cub Swanson takes on Tatsuya Kawajiri. This is the UFC’s debut in the state of Utah, they previously scheduled UFC on Versus 2 for Salt Lake City but that event was held on a Sunday afternoon. Whoever thought a Sunday card would work in that market should have lost their job, but now six years later the UFC is ready to try again. This event comes to us from the Vivint Smart Home Arena (formerly the Energy Solutions Arena and originally the Delta Center) in Salt Lake City, Utah with Brian Stann and John Anik on commentary.
Justin Ledet is making his UFC debut here and is unbeaten as a professional fighter. He is coming off of a No Contest, but all of his wins are via some form of stoppage and he’ll be looking to keep that streak alive here. Chase Sherman is also making his UFC debut and brings a four fight winning streak with him, tonight he’s trying to extend that streak and get the all important first UFC win. The odds have Ledet as a -130 favorite Sherman a +110 underdog.
Heavyweight Bout: Justin Ledet (6-0 1 NC, 234.5 lbs.) vs. Chase Sherman (9-1, 245 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: These two are the same height, Ledet has two inches of reach but the biggest difference is the weight. Circling to start, Ledet backing up mostly while Sherman is moving forward. Ledet flashing the jab, eats a leg kick from Sherman. Another leg kick from Sherman but he eats a counter left hook. Ledet lands a hard double jab and a right cross. Ledet lands another stiff jab but eats a leg kick. Sherman lands an inside leg kick but Ledet’s jab is accurate and damaging. Ledet lands a right, then they both land rights. Sherman lands another leg kick. Hard leg kick from Sherman, Ledet is limping a little now. They trade jabs and Sherman lands a leg kick. Ledet lands a left but eats a couple of punches and a leg kick. Sherman with another leg kick, Ledet lands a hard one two combination. These two certainly came to fight. Ledet lands a jab and a knee, Sherman tries a body shot to get space. Ledet lands a stiff right, neither of these two has much thought for defense. Ledet checks a leg kick, lands a knee to the body after eating a right to the body from Sherman. Ledet lands a right, Sherman fires back to the body and head. Ledet lands a flush right hand, Sherman just eats it. These two have chins, both men landing hard. Sherman fading a little bit now, this has been a crazy pace and the altitude is playing a bit of a factor. Ledet lands a stiff right, eats a leg kick. Ledet lands a jab to close the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ledet
ROUND TWO: Ledet comes out jabbing in the second. Ledet lands a hook in close, Sherman fires back but he’s eating more blows. Sherman lands a good leg kick, Sherman doesn’t care and lands a couple of jabs. Ledet lands a series of jabs, four or five of them. Sherman lands a left body kick. Sherman lands a hard right after Ledet checks a leg kick. Ledet lands a jab and a right hook. Ledet lands a couple of jabs, Sherman is really slowing down here. Sherman lands an inside leg kick. Stiff jab from Ledet, he’s eating up Sherman with that punch. Sherman lands a bit of a leg kick. Ledet lands another couple of jabs, Sherman is bleeding from the nose pretty badly. Sherman visibly sucking wind, Ledet content to snipe him from the outside. Ledet lands a jab and a knee to the body from a brief clinch. Sherman lands a right to the body. Ledet lands a left to the body. A hard series of lefts land for Ledet. Ledet lands a counter left hook, and a stiff jab. Hard double jab and a left hook from Ledet land, Sherman is wobbling but fires back when he gets a second to do so. Ledet circles the final seconds away.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ledet, borderline 10-8 really, 20-18 Ledet overall
ROUND THREE: Ledet declines to touch gloves to star the third. Ledet lands a hard couple of jabs. Ledet lands a hard right hook and a left behind it. Ledet still circling well, lands a jab and a left hook. Sherman lands a leg kick. Ledet lands a short left hook. Sherman tries a left body kick that’s blocked. Sherman tries a few hooks that are blocked and Ledet fires back a couple of sharp jabs. Sherman lands an inside leg kick. Ledet slips a couple of hooks and lands a right. Hard one two from Ledet lands, Sherman responds by sticking out his tongue. Ledet hits him, Sherman gets close and lands a couple of hooks. Ledet lands a right, Sherman still plodding forward. Ledet lands a double jab and a right. Ledet circling, Sherman stops moving and goads him forward, Ledet lands a left hook then a jab. Ledet still circling, working the lead hand when he sees the opening but he’s given up on getting a finish. They circle and throw insults rather than punches for the final seconds.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ledet, 30-27 Ledet overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Not a bad fight to get things going with. Crowd boos Ledet’s decision to circle the last round away. Mic time for Ledet, he dedicates the win to his god father and thanks his coaches. He says he wants to show MMA what boxing is all about and you can boo all you want but this is fighting not brawling. He talks about coming out early being important to adjust to the altitude and mentions his level of dedication to close the interview.
Cub Swanson has been around the fight game for a long time and just recently broke a two fight losing streak, those losses were to Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway, by beating Hacran Dias. Swanson is looking to defend his top five ranking here and build a new UFC winning streak. Tatsuya Kawajiri is another longtime MMA fighter who’s 3-2 in the UFC and coming off of a loss to Dennis Bermudez, he’s got an opportunity here to vault himself up in the rankings and keep his UFC record above the .500 mark. According to the odds makers Swanson is a -310 favorite (around 3-1) while Kawajiri is a +260 underdog.
Featherweight Bout: #14 Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-9-2, 145.5 lbs.) vs. #5 Cub Swanson (22-7, 144.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Swanson has an inch of height and reach on Kawajiri. Kawajiri fighting southpaw, lands a quick inside leg kick. Actually Kawajiri is switching his stance frequently, as will Swanson. Kawajiri misses a jumping kick and a spinning back fist. Swanson lands a good right hand. Kawajiri lands a counter left hook. Swanson lands a straight right. Kawajiri tries a double leg, Swanson defends and lands a couple of elbows while Kawajiri holds the single leg. Swanson fights off the takedown attempt and separates. Swanson misses a wheel kick, lands a bit of a right. Kawajiri lands a hard right, he stuns Swanson with it. Swanson fires back but Kawajiri changes levels and gets a double leg takedown into half guard. Kawajiri looking to pass through the half guard, and does into full mount. Swanson trying to control the posture, Kawajiri setting up an arm triangle choke. Swanson trying to block that. Swanson able to get to half guard, Kawajiri lands a couple of elbows. Swanson to full guard now, but again eats an elbow. Kawajiri lands some body work to close out the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Kawajiri
ROUND TWO: Kawajiri comes out southpaw and lands a couple of inside leg kicks, eats a bit of a right from Swanson. Swanson lands a left hook after dodging a jumping knee. Swanson ducks a spinning back fist and lands a bit of a one two combination. Swanson lands an uppercut and blocks a double leg attempt from Kawajiri. Kawajiri lands a left body kick then an inside leg kick. Kawajiri lands a bit of a spinning elbow. Kawajiri has a high kick blocked, he ducks a right and tries a double leg but Swanson reverses and lands in full mount. Kawajiri gives up the back, Swanson lands some blows then tries for the choke. Kawajiri trying to fight the choke, he somehow does break the grip but that was very close. Swanson can’t keep the back and bails on it to stand. Swanson lands an uppercut but eats a spinning elbow. They clinch and trade rights to the body. Swanson lands a combination, Kawajiri drops to his knees and Swanson lands an illegal knee to the head of Kawajiri. We’ve got time for Kawajiri to recover from that, replay shows both knees were down when that knee landed to the knee. Now the doctor is in to check on Kawajiri, he has no issue with the fight continuing. The ref gives a warning, no point deduction, and we’re back to fighting. Swanson lands a right and a left, commentary explains that the knee was aimed at the chest but glanced into the head and the lack of intent went into the decision not to take a point. They both trade some rights, full blown Rock ’em Sock ’em robots for a moment or two here. Kawajiri ducks for a single leg, the attempt stalls out on the fence. Kawajiri still going for the takedown, Swanson defending. Swanson breaks out of the clinch. Swanson lands a right then a leg kick. Swanson just misses an uppercut but lands a right. Swanson dodges a one two combination to close the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Swanson, I’d see a 10-8 argument given how close that choke was, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Kawajiri comes out and lands a left body kick. Kawajiri misses a spinning back fist. Swanson lands a low leg kick and a jab. Kawajiri still firing back, eats a leg kick. Swanson lands a right and a left. Another right from Swanson lands, Kawajiri dives into a double leg attempt that he finishes against the fence. Swanson sitting on the cage trying to wall walk. Kawajiri has the legs mounted, he spins Swanson away from the fence and works on passing the guard. Swanson eats a left but is able to get his feet on the hips and kick Kawajiri off. Kawajiri dives back into a takedown attempt, Swanson lands some elbows and blocks it. Kawajiri still after that takedown, gets an elevated double leg takedown into the guard of Swanson. Kawajiri lands an elbow. Swanson trying to kick off of the cage and does then regains his feet. Swanson lands a right uppercut but eats a spinning elbow. Swanson lands a high kick and a left, a knee to the body in close and he’s on top of Kawajiri now. Kawajiri trying to set up a heel hook but Swanson is able to spin out of it and land some rights. Swanson has the back now, both hooks in. Kawajiri able to spin into Swanson, Swanson back up and lands a flurry as the clock expires.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Swanson, 29-28 Swanson overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Cub Swanson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
We’re two for two tonight. I disagree with 30-27 but the first was competitive. Quick interview for Swanson, he mentions he gassed a little but dedicates the win to his friends and family back home. That wraps up the Fight Pass portion of the card, to Fox Sports 1 for the rest of the evening.
Teruto Ishihara is 1-0-1 in the UFC, the draw came in the finals of of the Road to UFC: Japan event and he rebounded from that with a second round knockout win. He’s trying to remain unbeaten in the UFC here and make a statement about his potential in the division. Horacio Gutierrez lost the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America season 2 and is on a two fight overall losing streak now, he’s got to break that streak here and get that first UFC win. The odds have Ishihara as a -230 favorite with the comeback on Gutierrez standing at +180.
Featherweight Bout: Horacio Gutierrez (2-2, 146 lbs.) vs. Teruto Ishihara (8-2-2, 146 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Gutierrez has three inches of height on Ishihara but the have identical reaches. Isihara fighting southpaw. Both men flashing the jab early, looking for openings. Ishihara lands a left body kick. They trade leg kicks. Ishihara lands another left body kick. Ishihara tries a terribly takedown that Gutierrez avoids. Ishihara lands a left body kick. They trade inside leg kicks. Ishihara lands a left, Gutierrez just misses a counter right. Gutierrez lands an inside leg kick. They both miss during a brawling exchange. Gutierrez walks right into a left from Isihara that floors him, Ishihara follows up, lets Gutierrez sit up just so he could hit him with another left and the ref stops this one.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Teruto Ishihara via TKO, punches, at 2:32 of Round 1
The First Round Finish Club thanks Mr. Isihara for his work this evening. Mic time for Ishihara. He asks in broken English how the fight was, then says still in English that he always tries his hardest. Now his translator is here to help things out, he uses his English again to say he’d like the women of Salt Lake City to find him tonight and closes by saying it’s his mother’s birthday and wishing her happy birthday still in English. That man certainly is a character.
Here’s the finish to that fight, wicked left while moving backwards. Ishihara really likes that punch.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 7, 2016
David Teymur is on a four fight winning streak including a successful UFC debut and is trying to extend that here and begin moving up the ranks of the stacked lightweight division. Jason Novelli is making his UFC debut here on the back of a split draw with Yosdenis Cedeno in the Titan FC promotion but he had won four in a row before that and will be looking to remain unbeaten here and get his UFC career off on the right foot. The odds have Teymur as the favorite at -140 while Novelli is the underdog at +110.
Lightweight Bout: Jason Novelli (11-1-1, 155.5 lbs.) vs. David Teymur (4-1, 155 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Novelli has three inches of height and two and a half of reach on Teymur. Touch of gloves to start, Teymur fighting southpaw and eats a one two combination. Teymur catches a leg kick and lands a counter right. Novelli backing Teymur up. Teymur trying high kicks, they’re being blocked easily. Teymur lands a body kick and just slips a counter right. Teymur lands a straight left. Novelli lands a right and pushes into the clinch. Teymur lands a knee to the body, Novelli returns it and they break. Teymur cut a little under the left eye, not sure what caused it. Teymur lands an inside leg kick and a bit of a left. Novelli lands a body kick, Teymur lands an inside leg kick. Teymur lands a left hand but eats a knee to the head in close. Teymur lands the inside leg kick again. Novelli tries an inside leg kick but gets knocked down by a counter left, he recovers quickly but he got tagged. Teymur tries to push forward but can’t find the target with his left. Novelli lands a body kick, Teymur wings a left to the body. Teymur lands a spinning back kick to the body to close out the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Teymur
ROUND TWO: Touch of gloves for the second round. Teymur lands an outside leg kick. Novelli misses a high kick. Teymur tries a double leg, Novelli defends and they separate. Novelli lands a right and pushes into the clinch against the fence. They jockey for position then Novelli misses a knee as Teymur breaks free. Teymur lands a left body kick. Teymur lands a hard left that wobbles Novelli, he follows up with a flurry and a right floors Novelli and that prompts the stoppage.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – David Teymur via TKO, punches, at 1:25 of Round 2
Two finishes now that we’ve hit Fox Sports 1. Mic time for Teymur, he talks about being excited to have this fight in the United States. Asked for his thoughts on the fight he mentions his background in striking and says he wants to take MMA striking to a new level. He says he hopes people watched his season of TUF, then calls out Sage Northcutt and says he wants the fifty thousand dollars in bonus money.
And here’s the finish, because it’s worth watching more than once.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 7, 2016
Viktor Pesta is 1-2 in the UFC, that win is over Konstantin Erokhin, and is coming off of a loss to Derrick Lewis. Pesta is looking to get his UFC record back to the .500 mark here and avoid a two fight losing streak. Marcin Tybura lost his UFC debut to Timothy Johnson and is just 2-2 in his last four fights, he’s after the all important first UFC win here. He’s favored to do so at -130 while the comeback on Pesta stands at +100.
Heavyweight Bout: Viktor Pesta (10-2, 239.5 lbs.) vs. Marcin Tybura (13-2, 249 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: These two are the same height and Tybura has an inch of reach on Pesta, the biggest difference is the weight. Touch of gloves to get things gonig. Tybura eats a bit of a left hook. They both land rights as Tybura moves forward. Tybura lands a bit of an overhand right. Pesta lands a right, Tybura lands a right then misses a high kick. Tybura lands a left hook. Tybura lands a bit of a right. Pesta ducks a right and tries a double leg, Tybura able to sprawl out of it. Tybura lands a leg kick. Pesta lands a bit of an uppercut. Tybura lands a bit of a right, Pesta has no head movement so far and is paying for it. Tybura lands a jab then a cross. Tybura lands a bit of a left high kick. Tybura misses a windmill right hand. They both miss wide punches, technique is rapidly going out the window. Tybura lands a left. Pesta tries a double leg that stalls out on the fence. Pesta bails on the takedown attempt and settles for the clinch. Tybura able to spin Pesta to the fence and the round ends in the clinch.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Tybura
ROUND TWO: Touch of gloves for the second round. They both land glancing rights. Tybura lands a bit of an inside leg kick. Pesta misses a right uppercut and a left hook. Tybura lands a left high kick out of no where that ENDS Pesta.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Marcin Tybura via KO, head kick, at :53 of Round 2
BOOM. . . Heavyweights! These preliminary fighters are making the most of their air time so far. Mic time for Tybura, he thanks the fans for watching then speaks some Polish to his friends and family at home. He mentions preparing with that finishing combination for this fight as Pesta drops his hands when engaged. He thanks his coaches and team for preparing him for this fight.
Here’s that head kick, definitely worth watching more than once.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 7, 2016
Court McGee is 3-2 since moving to welterweight in the UFC but is coming off of a loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio and needs a win here to avoid what would be the second losing streak of his UFC career, the prior two fight skid was up at middleweight. Dominique Steele is 1-2 in the UFC and coming off of a somewhat controversial decision loss to Danny Roberts, but he’s looking to rebound with a win here and to get his UFC career back to even at 2-2. The odds makers favor McGee at -160 with Steele’s comeback set at +130.
Welterweight Bout: Court McGee (17-5, 169.5 lbs.) vs. Dominique Steele (14-7, 171 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: McGee has an inch of height and an inch and a half of reach on Steele. McGee wobbles Steele with a right, Steele recovers and tries a double leg but McGee stuffs it, slams him in return and gets the back with both hooks in. McGee looking for the choke, Steele keeping wrist control to prevent that. McGee still after the choke, he’s got more of a crank going on right now but he’s really squeezing and Steele is gutting through it. Steele rolls to his feet, McGee defending a double leg against the cage. McGee defends and spins Steele, lands a knee to the body then they separate. McGee lands a bit of a right, he’s moving well while Steele is pretty flat on his feet. McGee lands a left body kick. Steele lands a hard right and they clinch, a knee lands for Steele and he’s got McGee on the fence. McGee spins out of the clinch quickly and they’re at distance again. Steele lands a left hook, they trade wide hooks and Steele gets McGee on the fence again. McGee lands a knee to the body and spins Steele. McGee drops for a double leg but wont finish it before the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 McGee
ROUND TWO: Both men are cut, McGee on the bridge of the nose while Steele’s is on the outside corner of his right eyebrow. Steele has a middle kick blocked. McGee circling, lands a bit of a left and eats a counter left hook. McGee lands a left body kick. Steele lands a left and gets the clinch on the cage. Steele just kind of holding on now, McGee able to spin him and land some knees to the thigh. McGee looking for a single leg now, lands a knee to the head from that spot. McGee lands a couple of body shots as he breaks out of the clinch. McGee jabs the body and eats a bit of a counter right. McGee blocks a takedown and shoots a double leg and gets Steele down. Steele immediately powers back to his feet but is still in the clinch. McGee working rights to the body and head in the clinch. McGee with some rights to the body, drops for another double leg but Steele is able to fight off the attempt. McGee lands a knee to the body and tries another double leg. Steele again able to fight off the attempt and McGee lands a knee to the body in the clinch. McGee lands an elbow and lands some knees to the thigh to close the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 McGee but this was a close round, 20-18 McGee overall
ROUND THREE: McGee just misses a left high kick to start the final round. They split jabs, Steele lands an elbow in close. McGee lands a jab and slips the counters. McGee lands a left body kick. Steele lands a left hook and they clinch briefly that ends with an elbow from Steele. Steele misses a knee but lands a left then winds up in the clinch. Steele has McGee on the cage, McGee able to spin him. McGee with some knees to the leg. McGee gets a double leg but Steele back up again with pure muscle but he’s still in the clinch and McGee is looking for another takedown. McGee with some short rights and the ref breaks them up. McGee circling, misses a couple of left kicks. Steele shoots a double leg, McGee defends against the fence and spins Steele against the cage. Steele lands a knee to the body, McGee ducks a spinning elbow attempt and tries for another double leg. McGee can’t finish the takedown and Steele is able to spin him. They keep jockeying for position, McGee lands an elbow and a knee to the body to close out the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Steele, 29-28 McGee overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Court McGee via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Big pop for McGee as the home town guy won. McGee on the mic now, he jokes that Conor McGregor has nothing on him in Salt Lake City. He says this was incredible, he thanks his fans and family, his sons who just watched him live for the first time and he hopes what he does makes them proud. Talking about his kids got him emotional and he says that’s all he’s got for the interview. That wraps up the prelims, now to the main card.
Maryna Moroz was supposed to fight Justine Kish, Kish got injured and was replaced by Danielle Taylor. Moros is 2-1 in the UFC, only losing to former title challenger Valerie Letourneau, and defeated Christina Stanciu. A win here would defend her top fifteen ranking and get her first UFC winning streak. As mentioned above Danielle Taylor took this fight on short notice but brings a two fight winning streak with her and the chance to make an immediate impact by knocking off the ninth ranked contender. Moroz is the third highest favorite of the evening at -275 while Taylor is a hefty +215 underdog.
Women’s Strawweight Bout: #9 Maryna Moroz (7-1, 115 lbs.) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-1, 115.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Moroz has seven inches of height and seven of reach on Taylor. Taylor flashing the jab early and staying way on the outside. Moroz stalking forward, lands a jab. Taylor lands a bit of a right, eats a counter right from Moroz. Taylor lands a leg kick. Moroz missing a lot with her jab, both of these women are still getting a feel for the range. Moroz misses a one two combination, Taylor misses a left then a right hook. Taylor lands an inside leg kick. Taylor just falls short with a right. Taylor lands an inside leg kick. Taylor just misses a right after eating a bit of a left. Taylor lands a leg kick. Moroz throwing a lot of blows but is missing the vast majority of them. Moroz lands a bit of a jab. Taylor just misses a left hook. Moroz lands a counter right after eating an inside leg kick. Moroz lands a bit of a right again, she’s finally figuring out the range. Taylor lands a windmill right to the shouder of Moroz to close the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Moroz
ROUND TWO: Both women jabbing the air again, Taylor misses a right and eats a counter right from Moroz. Taylor lands an inside leg kick. Moroz back to missing punches, she’s missed more than one hundred strikes. Taylor has actually out landed Moroz so far. Moroz fades a right and lands a counter left. Taylor lands a massive right hand that Moroz just eats. Moroz was stunned by that one, Taylor not following up though. Moroz slips a right, she seems to have recovered now. Moroz lands a left, Taylor falls short with a counter right. Taylor slips a jab and lands a right. Taylor lands an inside leg kick. Moroz misses a right and a kick. Taylor lands a bit of a right to the body. Taylor just misses another overhand right. They stare away the last seconds.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Taylor, 19-19 overall
ROUND THREE: Moroz comes out jabbing again, Taylor lands an outside leg kick. Taylor lands a right hand. Moroz lands a left front kick to the face. Taylor lands a bit of a left hook in close. Taylor has good movement and footwork but very little offense so far. Taylor misses a couple of left hooks. Moroz lands a decent right after avoiding a right from Taylor. Taylor misses a right, Moroz misses the counter one two. Taylor really winding up on that windmill right, she’s missing but she’s really throwing her weight into it. Moroz lands a bit of a left. Taylor lands that right again, not as substantial this time. Taylor hits a bit double leg takedown to close out the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Moroz, 29-28 Moroz overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Maryna Moroz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
I can see Taylor stealing the final round with that double leg, giving Moroz the second after absorbing the biggest blow of the round and not really doing much after that seems wrong to me. Not a good fight though. No interview for Moroz.
Trevor Smith is 3-3 in the UFC trading wins and losses while doing so, he’s coming off of a win over Dan Miller and a win tonight would mark his first UFC winning streak. Joseph Gigliotti is unbeaten as a professional fighter, all of those wins coming by stoppage and if he could unseat the UFC veteran he’d announce his presence in the promotion in a big way. Gigliotti is slightly favored at -130 while Smith is only +100 as the underdog.
Middleweight Bout: Joseph Gigliotti (7-0, 185.5 lbs.) vs. Trevor Smith (13-6, 185.5 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Smith has four inches of height and six of reach on Gigliotti. They get close and trade early, Gigliotti gets Smith on the fence. Smith able to spin Gigliotti into the cage. Gigliotti with some knees to the body. Smith with some knees to the thigh and rights to the body. Gigliotti lands a knee to the body. Another knee from Gigliotti. Smith able to get a body lock takedown, Gigliotti quickly to his knees and looking to wall walk. Smith lands some lefts while Gigliotti gets back to his feet against the cage. Gigliotti using a double wrist lock to try and break the clinch of Smith, has to settle for getting back to chest to chest position. Gigliotti lands a knee to the body. Smith lands a bit of an elbow. Smith with some lefts to the body, then tries a double leg that Gigliotti defends. Smith landing knees to the thigh and some rights to the body. The ref breaks them up and gives Smith a warning about grabbing the fence. They trade in close, Gigliotti lands a left hook and tries to land uppercuts in the clinch but Smith lands a knee to the head. Gigliotti gets a double leg, Smith tries a guillotine as they go down but he’s not got his guard and Gigliotti is able to roll through it and wind up on top with the front head lock position. Gigliotti tries a front choke, Smith breaks free and lands a knee to the chest, nearly to the head. Gigliotti back up and Smith lands a couple of elbows from the clinch as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Smith
ROUND TWO: Replay showed that knee was illegal, the ref really got on Smith’s case between rounds. Gigliotti lands a right, they clinch and Smith knocks him down with a knee to the head. Smith on top in side control, working some blows and Gigliotti gives up his back. Smith has full back mount and is working some rights. Smith digging for the choke, Gigliotti trying to defend but he’s getting controlled here. Gigliotti against the fence now, Smith landing some more rights. Smith with some rights to the body. Smith to the ride position now, he pushes Gigliotti over and mounts his legs while Gigliotti sits on the cage. Smith lands some rights and an elbow. Smith lets Gigliotti stand and punches him while he does so then drags him back down from the clinch. Smith has the back again, now the ride position. Smith riding Gigliotti, Gigliotti trying to turn into him and reverse the position but Smith is staying a step ahead. Smith lands a knee to the body while Gigliotti tries to stand against the fence. Smith tries to set up a d’arce choke but he can’t finish it before the clock runs out.
SCORECARD: 10-8 Smith, 20-17 Smith overall
ROUND THREE: Smith tries to clinch, Gigliotti avoids it. Gigliotti tries to come forward, Smith simply takes him down with ease. Smith has the legs mounted, looking to move up to full mount. Smith with some short elbows, and passes to half guard. Smith lands a right to the body. They trade some elbows, Smith passes to side control. Gigliotti rolls to his knees, now back to his feet but Smith is glued to him and pushes him into the cage. They break without incident. Smith lands a stiff jab. Gigliotti lands a left hook but Smith has him in the clinch again. Gigliotti lands a couple of uppercuts and Smith breaks free. Smith hits a single leg takedown into half guard. Smith passes into full mount. Smith working short elbows. Smith lands more right elbows, Gigliotti just kind of holding his posture. And time expires with a few more short elbows from Smith.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Smith, borderline 10-8 in some ways, 30-26 Smith overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Trevor Smith via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
The prelims had really good fights, the main card is 0-2 so far from where I sit. Smith does get an interview though, he says he did this fight on a short camp and broke his hand a year ago and that this sport is a sport of adversity and he wont let it keep him down. He says the hand feels pretty good, he wont throw it full power yet but maybe next time which he says wont take another year.
Santiago Ponzinibbio is an impressive 4-2 in the UFC and on a two fight winning streak coming into tonight. A win would be his first three fight streak in the UFC and would begin making a case for him in the top fifteen of the division. Zak Cummings is 4-1 in the UFC and riding a two fight winning streak as well, a win over Ponzinibbio would similarly provide him with an argument for a top fifteen spot. The odds are close on this one as well, Ponzinibbio being a -130 favorite to Cummings as the +100 underdog.
Welterweight Bout: Zak Cummings (19-4, 171 lbs.) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (22-3, 171 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Cummings has two inches of reach on Ponzinibbio though they’re the same height. Cummings fighting southpaw, and they touch gloves to get us going. Cummings lands a body kick then an inside leg kick. Cummings bulls forward and lands a left. Cummings lands a bit of a jab and an inside leg kick. Ponzinibbio lands a good right. Cummings tries a double leg that stalls on the fence. Cummings now looking for a single leg, bails on that and misses a left hook as they separate. Cummings lands a bit of a counter left. Cummings lands a glancing left. Cummings lands another straight left, he’s really got a feel for that punch here. Ponzinibbio lands a flush head kick but Cummings just eats it with a smile. Ponzinibbio lands a right and a left hook. Cummings remains upright. Ponzinibbio lands an inside leg kick, he got cut under the outside of his left eye somewhere. Ponzinibbio takes a kick to the groin and we’ve got time for him to recover. Ponzinibbio is good to continue, Cummings gets a strong warning from the ref and Ponzinibbio decides he wants more time. Ponzinibbio decides he’s good to continue, they touch gloves and we’re back to fighting. Cummings lands a body kick and a left. Cummings just misses a wheel kick. Cummings gets a double leg, Ponzinibbio back up immediately though. Cummings lands a bit of a high kick to close out the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ponzinibbio though there’s an argument for Cummings or a 10-10 round
ROUND TWO: Touch of gloves for the second round. Cummings just misses a left hook. Cummings pushing forward this round, Ponzinibbio lands a right. Cummings lands a left, eats a couple of hard counter lefts from Ponzinibbio. Ponzinibbio lands a straight right. Cummings tries a single leg, defended by Ponzinibbio. Ponzinibbio lands a bit of a right. Cummings has some swelling under and around his left eye. Cummings lands a body kick and a bit of a left. Cummings is bleeding from under the right eye as well, not badly but worth noting. Cummings lands a jab. Cummings tries a single leg, Ponzinibbio slips out of it. Ponzinibbio lands a right. Ponzinibbio bleeding from the bridge of his nose. Ponzinibbio lands a counter right. Ponzinibbio lands another right, Cummings with a left to the body. Cummings lands a hard left body kick and a straight left punch. Another left body kick from Cummings lands. Cummings lands a left hook as the final meaningful blow of the round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ponzinibbio but another fairly close round, 20-18 Ponzinibbio overall
ROUND THREE: Touch of gloves for the last round. Ponzinibbio just misses a right, then blocks a high kick. Cummings tries a double leg, Ponzinbbio quickly avoids it. Ponzinibbio has a high kick blocked, Cummings lands a leg kick. Ponzinibbio lands a couple of jabs. Cummings lands a left body kick. Cummings moving forward now. Ponzinibbio has a high kick blocked but lands a follow up left. Ponzinibbio lands a leg kick. Ponzinibbio lands a right, and follow up one two combination. Another right lands for Ponzinibbio, he’s starting to apply pressure. Cummings lands a right and a left. Both men land some power hand blows, Ponzinibbio lands a body kick. Right lands for Ponzinibbio. Cummings lands a bit of a left. Cummings lands a left. These two have beat each other up pretty solidly. Ponzinibbio eats an uppercut and lands a right. Cummings misses a couple of lefts, Ponzinibbio lands an inside leg kick. Cummings misses a cart wheel kick and they trade body shots as the clock runs down.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Ponzinibbio, 30-27 Ponsinibbio overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Santiago Ponzinibbio via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
No interview for Ponzinibbio.
Thales Leites is in his second UFC stint and despite being 5-2 during that time he’s currently on a two fight losing streak, one of those a controversial split decision to current champion Michael Bisping the other was him being routed by Gegard Mousasi, and a win is imperative for him to avoid the dreaded three fight losing streak. Chris Camozzi is in his third run with the UFC and is 3-1 during that time, the loss is to the rightful number one contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and he’s on a three fight winning streak. If Camozzi can unseat Leites here he could crack the top fifteen rankings for the first time in his career. The odds aren’t in Camozzi’s favor, he’s a +145 underdog while Leites is the favorite at -175.
Middleweight Bout: Chris Camozzi (24-10, 186 lbs.) vs. #12 Thales Leites (25-6, 186 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Camozzi has an inch of height on Leites though Leites has the reach advantage of an inch and a half. Touch of gloves, Camozzi fighting southpaw. Leites misses a right, tries a single leg takedown that stalls out on the fence. They clinch, jockey for position and Camozzi gets Leites on the fence. Leites spins Camozzi to the cage and starts looking for a trip. Leites able to get Camozzi to a knee, Camozzi back up and Leites drags him down again, again Camozzi back up but Leites has the back standing now. Leites working to get Camozzi down, drags him down and gets the backpack position as Camozzi stands. Leites bails on the backpack and drags Camozzi down again, again gets the backpack position while Camozzi regains his feet. Leites with some short rights. Leites drops off of the back and trips Camozzi down again, again gets the backpack position and starts looking for the choke. Leites adjusts to a body triangle, lands some lefts while trying to open up the choke. Leites going for the choke, can’t quite finish it. Leites lands some lefts. Leites drops the body triangle, Camozzi basically spikes himself trying to somersault out of the position and Leites ends up on top in half guard as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Leites, arguably 10-8 given how one sided the grappling was
ROUND TWO: Camozzi lands an inside leg kick. Leites lands a bit of a left, Camozzi lands another inside leg kick. Leites tries a single leg, pushes Camozzi into the fence then spins him down and winds up in half guard. Camozzi gets to full guard and lands an elbow. Leties passes to half guard, now nearly in side control. Now fully in side control and Leites is looking to set up a d’arce choke. Camozzi rolls to his knees, gets up but Leites is on his back again with both hooks in and Camozzi is on his knees. Leites gives up half of the body triangle, Camozzi is on his side so Leites adjusts it. Leites lands an elbow. Leites trying to set up what looks like an arm triangle from the back, he bails on that. Leites in the ride position then takes the back again, Camozzi is just slowing down in the grappling and being swallowed by the jiu-jitsu of Leites. Leites has full back mount, lands a couple of punches while trying to open up the choke. Camozzi gets one of the hooks out but Leites just keeps punching him in the head from the ride position as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Leites, another arguable 10-8, 20-18 Leites overall
ROUND THREE: Camozzi comes out and lands a quick couple of punches. Leites tries a single leg, Camozzi grabs a front head lock and lands a knee as he breaks from the clinch. Camozzi lands a jab, Leites ducks a left and hits a single leg takedown. Leites passes into half guard quickly. Leites looking to pass into full mount, he lands a couple of rights. Camozzi to his knees, Leites has the back again now. Leites to a body triangle now and resumes looking for the choke. Leites looking for the choke again, he’s under the chin for a moment but Camozzi pulls that arm away. Leites still after that choke, finally gets the forearm under the chin and enough of a squeeze to force the submission.
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Thales Leites via Submission, rear naked choke, at 2:58 of Round 3
That’s our first submission win of the night. Mic time for Leites. He says he feels happy to get the win and that he needed the win after two losses but he did his homework and is happy. He talks about how long he’s been training jiu-jitsu, dedicates the fight to his daughter and god daughter to close the interview.
Dennis Bermudez has been with the UFC since 2011 and at one point had an impressive seven fight winning streak, he’s just 1-2 in his last three though but is coming off a win over Tatsuya Kawajiri and needs to win here if he wants to rebuild his previous momentum. Rony “Jason” Bezerra is just 1-2 with 1 No Contest in his last four fights, that win was back in 2014 over Steven Siler, and he really needs a win here to avoid a very dismal recent record. The odds makers favor Bermudez at -260 while the comeback on Jason is +200.
Featherweight Bout: #8 Dennis Bermudez (15-5, 146 lbs.) vs. Rony Jason (14-5 1 NC, 146 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Jason has an inch of height and four of reach on Bermudez. Touch of gloves to get things going. Both men moving a lot, Jason lands a hopping knee that Bermudez just eats. Bermudez lands a front kick to the body. Jason lands a left body kick, he’s switching his stance rather frequently. Bermudez lands a couple of lefts and a push kick. Bermudez lands a left body kick. Jason lands a jab, Bermudez hits a leg kick. Another hard leg kick from Bermudez who shoots a double leg and gets Jason down against the fence. Jason has full guard, Bermudez stands out of the guard and lands a leg kick then lands a right as he goes back into the guard. Bermudez lands a right to the body and one to the head. Jason tries to walk up the fence to try a submission, Bermudez postures out of it and lands a couple of punches. Jason tries another triangle, Bermudez forces his other arm into the guard to avoid it. Bermudez lands a couple of elbows. More elbows from Bermudez, one of which opens up a cut on the forehead of Jason. That isn’t a deep cut but it’s near the hair line so it’s bleeding pretty well. Bermudez lands some short punches while he’s standing. Bermudez lands a right and now a series of lefts. Jason tries to roll under, nothing doing and he returns to full guard. Bermudez lands a few more lefts as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bermudez
ROUND TWO: Touch of gloves for the second round. Jason lands a left body kick. Jason lands a timely counter right and tries a guillotine but Bermudez just yanks his legs out from under him and pulls his head free. Bermudez into the ride position while Jason is on a knee against the fence. Bermudez lands a couple of lefts. Jason back to his feet but still in the clinch and Bermudez looking for a single leg, Bermudez bails on that and lands a couple of punches as they break. Hard leg kick lands for Bermudez. Jason just misses a jumping knee. Jason lands a left body kick, then digs a left to the body. Bermudez lands a leg kick. Bermudez knocks Jason over with a body shot then hits a single leg when Jason tries to regain his balance. Bermudez in the full guard of Jason. Jason threatens with an armbar, doesn’t get close but he used that motion to roll to his feet. Bermudez ducks a right and gets a takedown against the fence. Jason back up and spins out of the clinch. Jason lands a left body kick but eats a right. Bermudez lands another leg kick. Bermudez lands a right and tries a single leg that stalls out on the fence. Bermudez sticks with that single leg, can’t finish it though and they separate. Bermudez with a body kick and Jason misses a couple of hooks. Bermudez hits a big elevated double leg into half guard and lands some punches before the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bermudez, 20-18 Bermudez overall
ROUND THREE: Touch of gloves for the last round, they both get the crowd into the fight as well before they get ready to start throwing. Jason in the southpaw stance here, Bermudez lands a right to the body. Bermudez lands an inside leg kick, Jason lands a bit of the jumping knee. Bermudez lands an inside leg kick. Jason eats another leg kick but lands a counter right. Bermudez lands another couple of leg kicks. Bermudez tries a poor double leg, Jason sprawls out of it. Bermudez lands a bit of a right. They trade lefts in close, Jason landed the better shot there. Bermudez lands a jab. Bermudez lands a right. Bermudez gets a single leg position against the fence, Jason hits a switch though and gets the full mount after a brief scramble. Bermudez gives up his back, Jason after the choke now. Bermudez defends that attempt. Bermudez able to turn into Jason and wind up in his guard. Bermudez immediately lands a couple of elbows. Bermudez stands, lands a left as he’s postured over Jason. Bermudez might have opened up another cut with one of those elbows he landed. Another couple of elbows land for Bermudez. Really one sided fight from this position, Jason able to scramble to his feet the clock runs out after Bermudez lands a body kick.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Bermudez, 30-27 Bermudez overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Dennis Bermudez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Yeah I could see a 10-8 argument for round 1 or 2 for Bermudez. He gets some mic time now, and immediately calls out Frankie Edgar for UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden then walks out of the cage.
Yair Rodriguez is 4-0 in the UFC and is coming off of an incredible flying head kick knockout win over Andre Fili that also got him into the top fifteen rankings. Rodriguez is looking to extend that winning streak and potentially make the difficult jump from prospect into contender. Alex Caceres is 2-0 since returning to the featherweight division after hitting a three fight skid at bantamweight, if he can unseat the top ranked Rodriguez here he’ll have a good claim on a top fifteen spot and easily the highest profile win of his UFC career. Rodriguez is the favorite at -285, the second biggest favorite of the night, while the return on a Caceres upset stands at +225.
Featherweight Bout: Alex Caceres (12-8 1 NC, 145 lbs.) vs. #13 Yair Rodriguez (8-1, 146 lbs.)
ROUND ONE: Rodriguez is an inch taller but Caceres has two and a half inches of reach on him. Caceres fighting southpaw. They touch gloves, and Caceres lands a leg kick to get things going. Caceres misses a hook kick, Rodriguez switching his stance. Caceres lands a bit of a super man punch. Rodriguez lands a jumping body kick. Stiff right shovel punch lands for Rodriguez. Rodriguez misses a spinning kick but lands a bit of a follow up back fist. They both miss spinning attacks, Caceres has a leg kick checked. Rodriguez lands a bit of a head kick. Rodriguez misses a kick but lands a follow up right. Rodrigues lands a bit of a spinning right hook. Caceres lands a quick left. Rodriguez misses a right hook. Caceres lands a bit of a one two combination, Rodriguez lands a high kick but slips and just avoids a high kick from Caceres. They clinch, Rodriguez rolls for a knee bar, tries to transition to a heel hook but Caceres spins free and separates. Rodriguez lands a leg kick. Caceres lands a bit of a spinning kick, and a leg kick as well. Rodriguez lands a glancing tornado kick. Rodriguez misses a wheel kick. Rodriguez lands a jumping kick and a couple of punches as he gets the back standing against the cage. Caceres separates and just avoids a high kick from Rodriguez. Rodriguez lands a spinning inside leg kick. Rodriguez lands a right jab. And Rodriguez lands a bit of a spinning elbow after eating a right to close out a wild round.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Rodriguez
ROUND TWO: Touch of gloves for the second round. They trade high kicks, Rodriguez misses a couple of spinning kicks but lands a spinning back fist. Rodriguez misses a cartwheel kick. This is like MMA choreographed by John Woo. Rodriguez misses an ax kick but lands a body kick. Caceres just avoids a wheel kick. Rodriguez lands a standing back fist and pushes into the clinch. Caceres lands a right and pulls out of the clinch but Rodriguez is chasing him now. Rodriguez misses a high kick and a back fist. Caceres lands a leg kick. They clinch again, and break without incident. Rodriguez lands a jab. Caceres lands a counter left, Rodriguez lands a couple of leg kicks. Rodriguez just misses a jumping knee. Caceres lands a side kick to the body. Rodriguez ducks a spinning back fist and gets the clinch on the fence. Rodriguez lands an elbow as they separate. Rodriguez lands a side kick to the thigh. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick to the chest. Rodriguez lands a stiff left but loses his balance and they dance in the clinch briefly. Rodriguez lands a leg kick. Rodriguez lands another side kick to the knee. Rodriguez just misses a couple of high kicks. Rodriguez lands a couple of body kicks, and a third and a fourth. Caceres lands a bit of a left hand. Rodriguez avoids a body kick and lands a bit of a right as the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Rodriguez, 20-18 Rodriguez overall
ROUND THREE: They touch gloves for the third round. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick to the body. Caceres has a couple of high kicks blocked. Caceres lands a jab. Rodrigues lands a couple of rights. Rodriguez lands a quick flurry and a knee. Rodriguez with the side kick to the thigh then lands a hard left. Caceres lands a good one two combination. Rodriguez lands a couple of punches but when they get close Caceres lands a couple of body shots and disengages. Rodriguez lands a bit of a right jab. Rodriguez misses a wheel kick, he’s not gassed but he’s clearly expended some serious energy. Rodriguez lands a right to the body and a right body kick. They clinch, and break with a right from Caceres. Rodriguez lands a side kick to the face. Caceres lands a bit of a one two combination then a knee to the body in close. Caceres lands a right in close, he’s starting to smother the offense of Rodriguez. They clinch, Rodriguez tries to roll for a knee bar again but Caceres gets free and winds up in the guard of Rodriguez. Caceres lands a couple of hard punches and stacks Rodriguez up. Caceres lands an elbow. They trade some blows on the ground, Rodriguez lands an up kick after eating a right and the round ends.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Caceres but a close round, 29-28 Rodriguez overall
ROUND FOUR: They touch gloves again. Rodriguez just misses a high kick. Rodriguez lands a body kick, tries to push forward with punches but Caceres avoids it. Caceres lands a leg kick, Rodriguez returns it. Rodriguez lands a left and a right, just misses a high kick. Caceres lands a jab, Rodriguez lands a body kick. Rodriguez misses a spinning kick. Rodriguez lands a jab. Rodriguez lands a side kick to the leg, Caceres lands a jab. Rodriguez lands a right, misses two spinning kicks. Rodriguez working the side kicks to the calf now. Rodriguez lands a spinning back fist after landing a side kick to the leg. Caceres lands a body kick. Rodriguez lands a right in close, misses a spinning right punch. Rodriguez lands a leg kick. Rodriguez lands a leg kick and they trade jabs. Caceres still pushing forward. They split jabs again. Rodriguez lands a bit of a left, Caceres lands a better left. The round ends with Caceres missing a spinning back kick.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Rodriguez, 39-37 Rodriguez overall
ROUND FIVE: They hug to start the final round. Caceres lands a body kick, eats one from Rodriguez in return. They clinch, Caceres gets Rodriguez on the fence. Rodriguez lands a knee to the head as they break the clinch. Another knee to the head from a brief Thai clinch from Rodriguez. Rodriguez lands a couple of jabs, and a high kick. Rodriguez seems to have found his second wind, Caceres lands a left. They clinch again, Caceres hits a trip takedown into half guard. Rodriguez tries to attack with a heel hook, uses that to stand and takes Caceres down. Caceres tries an omo plata sweep, and regains his feet because of it. Caceres lands a jab. Rodriguez lands a left in close. Rodriguez lands a couple of jabs, Caceres lands a left. Caceres lands a body kick. Rodriguez lands a left and a right. Caceres lands a jab. Rodriguez lands a spinning back fist. Caceres lands a left in close. Caceres lands a leg kick. Rodriguez lands an inside then an outside leg kick. Rodriguez lands a side kick to the leg. Caceres lands a bit of a left, Rodriguez lands a spinning kick to the body. Rodriguez lands a jab. Quick one two from Rodriguez, they trade for the final seconds, and Rodriguez punctuates the fight with a cartwheel kick that lands to the shoulder of Caceres.
SCORECARD: 10-9 Rodriguez, 49-46 Rodriguez overall
OFFICIAL RESULT: †WINNER – Yair Rodriguez via split decision (46-49, 48-47 x2)
Wait, 49-46 for Caceres? Clucky get out of my state, if you’re here tomorrow I’m frying you. Mic time for Rodriguez who speaks some Spanish to his friends and family in the crowd then does his own translation by thanking everyone for coming out and puts over Salt Lake City as a great city. Asked who he wants next he says that’s Sean Shelby’s job not his, he’ll just be ready for whoever is next. He says this was a great opportunity, thanks is coaches and his family again to close the interview.
Seriously I’m jumping in my car and driving to Salt Lake looking for that feathered menace, four rounds to Caceres is just indefensible though I can see him winning round 4 in addition to 3.
Here’s that last flurry from the main event.
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Alright, that wraps up UFC Fight Night 92. We’ll be talking about this event this Sunday at 8 pm eastern standard time, if you’d like to call in with a question or comment the number is (323) 657-0901. I’ll be back in two weeks for UFC 202, nice to have a week off in the interim, until then thanks again for being here and keep checking 411mania for all your pop culture needs.