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411′s UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot Report 10.05.12

October 5, 2012 | Posted by Mark Radulich

UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot Report
10.05.12
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MAIN CARD (FX 8:00 PM EST)

Travis Browne (246) vs. Antonio Silva (266)
Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jay Hieron (170)
John Dodson (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)
Josh Neer (171) vs. Justin Edwards (170)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV 5:00 PM EST)

Yves Edwards (156) vs. Jeremy Stephens (156) (Stephens couldn’t fight due to being incarcerated on an old warrant)
Danny Castillo (156) vs. Michael Johnson (156)
Shane Roller (156) vs. Jacob Volkmann (155)
Diego Nunes (146) vs. Bart Palaszewski (146)
Phil Harris (125) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (125)
Marcus LeVesseur (156) vs. Carlo Prater (156)
Mike Pierce (171) vs. Aaron Simpson (171)



So, do you like what you hearing on the 411 Ground and Pound Radio show? Sure you do, but I bet you are also wondering what my thoughts are on matters unrelated to MMA…well wonder no more! In addition to hosting the Sunday MMA show, I’m also doing politics and news every Sunday morning at 10:00 am on FRTRadio.com with the artist formerly known as Freakboy, John Brodigan. Lastly, because I’m a podcasting machine, Sean Comer and I have started the Long Road to Ruin where we will break down movie franchises. The first one we’ll be doing is Rocky. Check that out in the Movies Zone coming soon!

I didn’t come here to tell you that so without further dudes, let’s make with the fussin’ and-a fightin’!

FUEL TV UFC PRELIMINARY MATCHES

Flyweight bout: Phil Harris (125) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (125)

ROUND ONE: Uyenoyama takes the center. Harris paws at him. Uyenoyama ducks a punch and goes for the takedown. He settles for clinching against the cage. Knee to the body from Uyenoyama. Harris reverses position. Uyenoyama momentarily ends up on his duff. Harris is still fighting to get him down and he finally does. He works from full guard. Uyenoyama throws his leg up for a triangle attempt. Harris fights out of it. He gets back to his feet and tries a somersault kick…you’re FLYWEIGHTS ladies and gentlemen. Harris backs him off with a hard left. Uyenoyama hits him back. Uyenoyama taunts Harris with the crane technique.

SCORECARD: Uyenoyama 10-9

ROUND TWO: Harris comes out jabbing Uyenoyama kicks him in the head. Overhand left backs up Uyenoyama. Harris is getting the better of the exchanges in this round. Uyenoyama rushes Harris, hits a knee and drives him to the fence. Harris turns him around. Uyenoyama rolls with Harris into a kimura. He let’s it go and works from full guard. He then takes his back. Harris turns around and is mounted. Uyenoyama takes his back and chokes him out! Boom, done.

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Darren Uyenoyama by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 of round 2.

Featherweight bout: Diego Nunes (146) vs. Bart Palaszewski (146)

ROUND ONE: I already like Bartimus much more since he did away with the mohawk. Meanwhile, Nunes comes forward and batters him about the mush. Nunes continues to maul him and they go to the mat. Bartimus works from his back and tries for a guillotine. He transitions to a triangle. Bartimus is bleeding from around his left eye. Nunes breaks out the submission hold and proceeds to pummel Bartimus. Nunes hits him with elbows to the face. Nunes stands up in his guard. He tries to dive over his feet but that allows him to get back to his feet. Nunes drops Bartimus with a right hand! Nunes takes his back. Bartimus gets back to the guard position. Nunes stands over him. More diving ground and pound from Nunes ends the round.

SCORECARD: Nunes 10-9

ROUND TWO: Kicks from Nunes start the second round. Bartimus kicks and misses. Another big right hand from Nunes. Spinning back fist from Nunes hits the mark! Nunes very successful with the “spinning $hit” tonight. Nunes tackles Bartimus. Bartimus tries to get away and gives up his back. Bartimus escapes and gets to his feet. Nunes with a glancing blow behind the ear. Bartimus cannot seem to connect with his kicks. Another spinning backfist from Nunes. Front kick from Bartimus. Nunes misses a right hook. Nunes lands a leg kick. Nunes catches a kick from Bartimus and takes him down as the horn blows.

SCORECARD: Nunes 10-9

ROUND THREE: Bartimus connects with combo of punches and kicks. Bartimus rocks Nunes as he comes forward. Bartimus still lighting him up! Nunes is drunken boxing! He hits a leg kick as Bartimus slows down his attack. They exchange kicks to the body. Bartimus absorbs punishment and dishes out some of his own. He’s doing better in this round but unless he finishes him, Bartimus will lose this fight. Nunes misses with and overhand right. Nunes evades Bartimus and clinches. They break apart. Nunes looking for a big KO shot but he’s not getting his way. Nunes clobbers him but can’t knock him down. Spinning kick to the ribs from Nunes. Oh! He drops him! Nunes is all over Bartimus to end the round. A strong finish from Nunes ends the fight.

SCORECARD: Palaszewski 10-9

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Diego Nunes by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27X2).

Lightweight bout: Shane Roller (156) vs. Jacob Volkmann (155)

ROUND ONE: Volkmann throws a few body kicks, which are partially blocked. Kick to the body and he goes for a single leg. Roller defends. Volkmann lands an uppercut. He shoots for the single again. Roller defends but gives up his back. Volkmann mounts his back and locks up the body. Volkmann is softening him up with punches. Another RNC may be coming down the pike. Volkmann goes for the submission and he gets it! President Obama will be ever so pissed!

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Jacob Volkmann by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:38 of round 1.

Lightweight bout: Marcus LeVesseur (156) vs. Carlo Prater (156)

ROUND ONE: LeVesseur walks out to “No Easy Way Out,” from Rocky IV…he’s already won n my book. LeVesseur opens with a big overhand left but misses. Prater takes the opportunity to clinch against the cage. He delivers knees to the body. LeVesseur can’t seem to get away and Prater isn’t advancing. The ref breaks them up. They exchange strikes. Prater tries for a flying triangle…because why the hell not. LeVesseur picks him up and holds him against the fence. Prater eventually gives up the hold. They fight in the clinch against the fence. They exchange knees. LeVesseur tries for a double leg. So far I’m questioning the wisdom of moving this fight off of Facebook, regardless of losing the Hallman fight.

SCORECARD: LeVesseur 10-9

ROUND TWO: LeVesseur comes out aggressively but Prater puts the breaks on him and holds him against the fence. They break apart. LeVesseur lands a good right hand. Prater utilizes the Thai clinch. LeVesseur has Prater against the fence. Prater goes for the guillotine as they go to the mat. LeVesseur gets his head free and then gets back to his feet. Front kick from Prater. Prater lands a leg kick but eats some punches. LeVesseur shoots for a takedown but Prater defends with a Darce choke attempt.

SCORECARD: Prater 10-9

ROUND THREE: Kick to the body from Prater. They clinch again. LeVesseur knees Prater several times in the leg. He lands an uppercut. Prater locks him up again. Neither fighter seems to realize these are timed rounds. They are broken up again. Prater with a kick to the chin. More clinching. Prater grabs for a guillotine. LeVesseur defends and gets out of it. He pounds on Prater’s body from guard. Another guillotine attempt and that’s all folks. We have our first stinker of the night. Blech.

SCORECARD: LeVesseur 10-9

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Marcus LeVesseur by split decision (29-28X2 LeVesseur, 29-28 Prater).

Welterweight Bout: Mike Pierce (171) vs. Aaron Simpson (171)

ROUND ONE: Both fighters pick up where the last two left off, in the clinch. They clash in the center. They continue to trade strikes. Uppercut from Simpson allows Pierce to grab a hold of him and chuck him to the ground. Simpson gets back to his feet. Pierce holds Simpson against the fence. A knee from Simpson. Simpson catches Pierce coming in and sends him to one knee. Simpson keeps up the pressure as Pierce tries for a single leg. Pierce eats more punches because he won’t let go of the leg. Huge knee from Simpson. Another uppercut form Simpson. Another knock down and now Simpson takes his back. He tries for a choke but Pierce defends. Simpson ends the round in full mount. Not too shabby.

SCORECARD: Simpson 10-9

ROUND TWO: The fighters stand and exchange for a bit. OH! Pierce catches Simpson with a short shot and crumbles him like oh so much coffee cake! He rains down a flurry of rights and the ref jumps in to save Simpson! Nice comeback Pierce! Take that Joe Silva!

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Mike Pierce by KO at :29 of round 2.

Lightweight Bout: Danny Castillo (156) vs. Michael Johnson (156)

ROUND ONE: Johnson comes out strong to start, throwing punches and kicks. Castillo throws a kick. Castillo having difficulty finding his reach. Wait, scratch that – he just blasted Johnson right in the mush! POUNCE! Castillo dives into full mount and pounds on Johnson. Castillo transitions to side control and locks up an arm triangle. He re-mounts Johnson. Johnson escapes. Castillo continues to work from half guard. Johnson fighting desperately for wrist control. Castillo smashes and smothers Johnson.

SCORECARD: Castillo 10-8

ROUND TWO: Johnson comes out swinging again. Castillo tries for a single, can’t get it. Johnson continues to score with leg kicks. Johnson clobbers Castillo and BLAMMO! He finishes him off. Well, in this particular fight Blackzillians > Team Bridesmaid.

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Michael Johnson by KO at 1:06 of round 2.

I was all set to make fun of Johnson at the Boca Raton camp but he did really good here. :::golf clap:::

UFC ON FX MATCHES

Welterweight bout: Josh Neer (171) vs. Justin Edwards (170)

ROUND ONE: Edwards comes out ROADHOUSE style and backs Neer right into the fence. Neer ties him up but Edwards reverses position and jumps up for a guillotine. GOOD NIGHT Isaac Yankem DDS Dentist! It’s already over. At this rate there’s not going to be enough time to spring Stephens out of the pokey!

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Justin Edwards by submission (guillotine) at :45 of round 1.

Flyweight bout: John Dodson (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)

ROUND ONE: Circling and feinting from both fighters. Hard right from Dodson. Formiga misses with a right. Dodson misses and eats an uppercut. Formiga misses an overhand. Both fighters are rather tentative to start off this bout. Lots of feeling out going on and not much commitment behind their strikes. Formiga attempts a takedown and Dodson shrugs him off. Dodson blocks and overhand right. Formiga rushes forward again but Dodson shoves him away. The boos have begun…le sigh. Formiga kicks, Dodson catches, Formiga pulls away. I’d call this one a draw.

SCORECARD: Draw 10-10

ROUND TWO: Dodson misses with a huge hook. Leg kick from Formiga. Dodson can’t seem to get his hands moving. Lots of movement but not enough offense. Left to the body from Dodson. Dodson catches Formiga coming in but doesn’t pursue him. Formiga tries another double leg and gets nothing. FINALLY! Dodson clobbers Formiga with a left and drops him. He tries to move in for the kill but Formiga defends and gets back to his feet. Dodson lands another combination of punches and drops Formiga. This time he gets and this one is all over. Mighty Mouse vs The Magician coming to a co-main event PPV near you!

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – John Dodson by TKO at 4:35 of round 2.

Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jay Hieron (170)

ROUND ONE: High kick from Hieron. Ellenberger is a bit cautious to start (which means he’ll probably knock him silly in the 2nd round with the way this card is going). Ellenberger eats a jab trying to get inside. Ellenberger evades a power strike from Hieron. Left hook from Hieron. A flurry of short uppercuts from Ellenberger pushes Hieron back. Spinning back kick misses from Hieron. Hieron goes for a single and Ellenberger goes full ballet to avoid the takedown! He stays on his feet. Hieron misses a spinning back fist. Ellenberger fails to connect and that’s the round.

SCORECARD: Hieron 10-9

ROUND TWO: Both fighters engage in the center. Hieron throws a high kick. Ellenberger looking for a home for his uppercut. Hieron goes for a single and Ellenberger swats him away. Ellenberger is very subdued, trying not to gas out. Ellenberger gets a power double with authority. Ellenberger goes to work from guard with elbows. Hieron shrimps out and gets to his feet. Hieron has been busted open. Another high kick is blocked by Ellenberger. Hieron avoids a straight left, right hook combo. Glancing high kick to the body by Ellengberger. Final jab from Hieron and we’re off to the 3rd round.

SCORECARD: Ellenberger 10-9

ROUND THREE: Ellenberger delivers a straight right and then seems to trip over himself. And we have our first nut shot of the night! Hieron splits the uprights (maybe the Dolphins should hire him). Hieron is throwing a lot kicks, for which he is tackled in kind. Hieron gets right back up. Hieron is kicking Ellenberger at will. Hieron lands another and then stuffs a takedown. Ellenberger is letting this one slip away. Hey, the audience is booing someone besides the flyweights…fancy that. Ellenberger spears Hieron into the fence but they both stay up. Ellenberger lays a hard shot on Hieron as the buzzer sounds. Too little too late.

SCORECARD: Hieron 10-9

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Jake Ellenberger by unanimous decision (29-28X3).

Meh, I disagree but whatevs.

MAIN EVENT

Heavyweight Bout: Travis Browne (246) vs. Antonio Silva (266)

ROUND ONE: Overhand right from Browne clips Bigfoot. Front kick from Browne gets countered by Bigfoot. Bigfoot misses a right. Leg kick from Bigfoot. Looping right from Browne is blocked. Bigfoot catches a knee to the belly coming in but he has Browne against the fence. Browne is admonished for trying to grab the fence. Browne is trying to swing for the fences but he can’t find the target…the very large target. Browne’s knee appears to be injured. Right hand from Silva. Uppercut and and pverhand right from Silva and DOWN GOES BROWNE!!! Silva clobbers a one-legged Browne for the victory. Bigfoot gets his first UFC win and breaks his losing streak while giving Browne his first loss.

OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva by TKO at 3:27 of round 1.

I demand The Skyscraper vs Bigfoot ASAP!

No complaints tonight. Only one stinker, mostly finishes and a HW main event that ended in a first round KO. I’m happy as a clam.

And with that, remember to tune in 10:00 AM Sunday morning for Whiskey Rebellion Radio on FTRRadio.com and then 11:00 AM for the 411 Ground and Pound Radio show. Until then, be well, be safe and behave.

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