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The first preliminary fight is expected to begin at about 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET. The main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PLAY-BY-PLAY
-Matt Wiman vs. Justin Buchholz
R1 – Buchholz comes out swinging and lands a couple of shots that forces Wiman to take the fight to the ground. Wiman is in side control and after a bit gets into mount as he starts to drop shots on Buchholz. Wiman gets Buchholz’s back and starts working for the choke, Buchholz defends well and is bleeding from the bridge of the nose. Wiman controlling Buchholz and sinks in the choke, forcing Buccholz to tap.
Matt Wiman def. Justin Buchholz by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:56, R1
-Joe Veres vs. Corey Hill
R1 – Veres shoots for a takedown but Hill defends well as Veres continues without success to get a takedown. Hill has a distinct reach advantage and lands a one-two combination, as Veres shoots in for another takedown. Veres gets back up and is met with a knee that hurts him and Hill follows up with a another and straight right. Veres is able to recover and shoots for another takedown. Hill is defending well and mounts Veres then gets his back. He loses the hooks and starts to land knees to the body. Back on the feet, Veres shoots for another takedown and Hill defends until the end of the round.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hill.
R2 – Hill lands a nice jab to start the round and a right hand that drops Veres. Hill is landing punches and Veres is offering nothing in return as the referee stops the fight.
Corey Hill def. Joe Veres by TKO at 0:37, R2
-Cole Miller vs. Jeremy Stephens
R1 – Stephens getting the better of Miller on the feet as Miller attempts to get the fight on the ground. Miller gets the fight on the ground, going for a leg lock but Stephens defends well. Miller gets into side control and works from as he locks in a D’Arce choke that locks to be on tight but Stephens somehow escapes from the choke. Miller ends the round in side control.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Miller.
R2- They clinch along the fence and Stephens slams Miller on the ground but Miller is working a kimura. Miller controlling Stephens on the ground and locks on an inverted triangle choke and is starting to lock in it tighter. Stephens is able to escape and lands a couple of big punches as he jumps into Miller’s guard. Miller swings his legs for an armbar but Stephens starts landing bombs and continues the onslaught until the referee is forced to stop the fight.
Jeremy Stephens def. Cole Miller by TKO at 4:44, R2
-Gray Maynard vs. Dennis Siver
R1 – Both fighters come out swinging with Maynard getting the better of the exchanges and he drops Siver. Siver gets back to his feet and they continue to throw hands but Maynard again hurts Siver and Siver goes for a takedown but ends up on his back. Maynard starts to land an impressive barrage of strikes as he is all over Siver. Maynard is able to pass into side control and starts to control Siver. Siver tries to reverse Maynard but ends up giving up his back. Maynard gets both hooks in and starts to land punches as Siver tries to shake Maynard but Maynard gets an armbar and has it extended but Siver escapes. Maynard is able to stay on top and gets into side control, landing punches as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Maynard.
R2- Siver working the kicks and keeping his distance from Maynard. Siver lands a big right hand then a left hook that landed flush. Siver gets a takedown and starts to work from top. Maynard goes for a triangle choke but Siver escapes and gets Maynard’s back. They scramble and Siver ends up on top, landing a couple punches before getting reversed but Maynard. Maynard is on top but he looks to be a bit winded as he isn’t as active like in the first round. Maynard not landing many shots but he opens up Siver with an elbow. Siver throws punches from his back as the round ends. Its a very close round.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Siver.
RD3- Siver again keeping his distance from Maynard but Maynard is able to take him down and mount Siver. Maynard controlling Siver well from the mount but isn’t landing any punches. Siver shakes him off and Maynard gets into half-guard. Siver gets Maynrd into his guard and is throwing punches from the bottom. Maynard is able to get into side control then into mount but Siver reverses him and Siver is now on top. They trade positions and Siver is able get Maynard’s back but Maynard is able to reverse him and end up on top to finish the fight.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Maynard and the fight 29-28 for Gray Maynard.
Gray Maynard def. Dennis Siver by Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28), R3
-Kurt Pellegrino vs. Alberto Crane
R1 – Crane lands a high kick that drops Pellegrino, who falls into a guillotine choke but is able to escape. Crane goes for a triangle choke then transitions to an omoplata but Pellegrino escapes and works from top. They get back to their feet and Pellegrino starts to land some good combinations. Pellegrino goes for a takedown and but Crane defends and they get back to their feet. Pellegrino is landing the crisper punches of the two fighters and lands a big punch that hurts Crane. Crane goes for a takedown and Pellegrino lands a knee that hurts Crane. Pellegrino lands a big right hand that hurts Crane and lands a big judo throw to end the round. Pellegrino is bleeding from his mouth.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pellegrino.
RD2- Crane goes for a takedown but Pellegrino defends well and they are clinched along the fence. Pellegrino is defending well as Crane continues to secure the takedown. Crane is able to get Pellegrino’s back but Pellegrino escapes and starts to drops bombs on Crane. He hurts Crane with a punch that makes him cover up and Pellegrino finishes him off with strikes.
Kurt Pellegrino def. Alberto Crane by TKO at 1:55, R2
MAIN CARD BOUTS:
-Nate Diaz vs. Alvin Robinson
R1 – After a brief exchange, the fighters clinch and Diaz puts Robinson on his back and starts ground and pounding from inside his guard. Robinson attempts a guillotine choke, but Diaz picks up Robinson and slams him down to his back, but Robinson again locks the guillotine in deeper, but Diaz fights his way out. Diaz passes to side, Robinson tries to reverse, but Diaz attempts and omo plata that Robinson escapes. Robinson ends up in Diaz’s guard and starts his own ground and pound attack. Diaz works for and gets a triangle choke and causes Robinson to tap out.
Nate Diaz def. Alvin Robinson by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:39, R1
-Thiago Tavares vs. Michihiro Omigawa
R1 – Tavares scores and early takedown, Omigawa gets back up, but Tavares holds on, picks him up and slams him to the ground and starts working from the Japanese fighter’s guard. Omigawa escapes back to his feet, but Tavares leaps up on his back and pulls him down, working from Omigawa’s back, trying to find the rear naked choke. Omigawa stands up and eventually gets Tavares off of his back, but the Brazilian scrambles around to Omigawa’s back and slams him down again, but Omigawa works into Tavares’ guard. Omigawa stands up and lands a couple of hard shots from standing in guard as the round closes.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Tavares.
R2 – Omigawa shucks off the first couple takedown attempts, but falls to his back briefly, then stands back up. Omigawa again defends the takedown and Tavares expends a lot of energy in the failed attempt. There’s a lull in the action for the middle couple of minutes of the round as the fighters dance the center of the cage. Tavares lands a right hand and immediately shoots and scores the takedown into Omigawa’s guard. They scramble back to their feet and Tavares lands a good knee to the body before the round closes.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Tavares.
R3 – Tavares opens with a hard-fought takedown. Omigawa attempts a reverse armbar from the bottom, but can’t secure it. But Omigawa reverses and puts Tavares to his back. Omigawa stands up and starts trying to land some diving punches, a couple get through before he passes to side and then is reversed by Tavares. Omigawa is bleeding from a cut between his eyes, likely from a Tavares up-kick. They clinch and hit the mat with Omigawa on top. The fight is stood up with about 10 seconds left and the fight comes to an end.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Omigawa and the fight 29-28 for Tavares.
Thiago Tavares def. Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27), R3
-Patrick Cote vs. Drew McFedries
R1 – Expecting a slugfest, fans aren’t disappointed as these two start striking immediately, exchanging kicks and punches, but no damage early. Cote starts to push the pace with his punching combinations. McFedries lands a hard left, but Cote fires back with a hard right hand that hurts McFedries. He follows that up with an onslaught of uppercuts that puts McFedries down. Cote continues with the right-handed jackhammer and gets the TKO.
Patrick Cote def. Drew McFedries by TKO (Strikes) at 1:44, R1
-Mike Swick vs. Josh Burkman
R1 – Burkman charges Swick and they end up clinched against the fence, exchanging knees. The referee separates them. Swick lands a left hook as Burkman shoots and ends up clinched on the fence, once again exchanging knees and now foot stomps. Swick goes for the guillotine and gets slammed to the mat, but they get immediately back up. Following a lull, Burkman lands a left hook. Burkman tries a tornado kick that amuses the crowd, but doesn’t land. Then drives Swick against the fence, once again in a clinch.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Burkman
R2 – They open up with a brief exchange and then clinch, but about a minute in Swick lands a high kick that looks like it hurt Burkman, but he doesn’t follow-up on it. They end up clinched again and then separated. Swick throws a good punch combo and then lands a solid leg kick. And again with the leg kick. After a lull, Swick lands a body kick, then Burkman charges and clinches against the fence where they start trading knees again. They are separated once again. Burkman charges and they end up clinched again.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Swick
R3 – Again Burkman goes for the takedown and they clinch, Swick edging ahead with the knees. They are separated; both land big right hands before Burkman charges in landing a couple more solid punches before they end up clinched again. Burkman trying hard for the takedown, but Swick defends well. Swick lands a chopping leg kick halfway through the round. Burkman moves in and eats a knee. Swick then lands a nice three-punch combination. Burkman charges in with punches, but Swick defends the takedown again as they wind up trading knees again. They are separated again with one minute left. Swick gets more active, looking for an opening for his strikes. Swick lands a big knee as Burkman charges again for the takedown and Swick shucks him off. Burkman charges again and they end up clinched on the fence as the bell sounds.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Swick and the fight 29-28 for Swick, but only by the most razor-thin of margins.
Mike Swick def. Josh Burkman by Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29), R3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT QUICK RESULTS:
-Mike Swick def. Josh Burkman by Majority Decision, R3
-Patrick Cote def. Drew McFedries by TKO (Strikes) at 1:44, R1
-Thiago Tavares def. Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Nate Diaz def. Alvin Robinson by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:39, R1
-Kurt Pellegrino def. Alberto Crane by TKO at 1:55, R2
-Gray Maynard def. Dennis Siver by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Jeremy Stephens def. Cole Miller by TKO at 4:44, R2
-Corey Hill def. Joe Veres by TKO at 0:37, R2
-Matt Wiman def. Justin Buchholz by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:56, R1