- WEC 35 RESULTS & LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY

August 2, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com
MMAWeekly.com is on location from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for World Extreme Cagefighting 35 where three champions will step into the cage in hopes of defending their WEC titles.

Headlined by WEC welterweight titleholder Carlos Condit’s title defense against Hiromitsu Miura, the fight card also features WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner defending his belt for the first time against tough Texan Marcus Hicks.

The first bout is scheduled to begin at about 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

QUICK RESULTS:

Carlos Condit def. Hiromutsu Miura by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 4:43, R4
Steve Cantwell def. Brian Stann by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 4:01, R2
Jamie Varner def. Marcus Hicks by TKO at 2:08, R1
Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:30, R1
Josh Grispi def. Micah Miller by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :50 seconds, R1
Brock Larson def. Carlo Prater by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :37 seconds, R1
Blas Avena def. Dave Terrell by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 1:07, R1
Shane Roller def. Todd Moore by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:00, R1
Mike Budnick def. Greg McIntyre by submission (triangle choke) at 3:21, R3
Scott Jorgensen def. Kenji Osawa by unanimous decision (30-27) on all judges scorecards, R3

PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Carlos Condit vs. Hiromitsu Miura
R1- Condit and Miura trade heavy shots early on. Miura lands a nice judo throw, moving to side mount, but lets Condit back up. Condit lands a huge shot that puts Miura down. The champ follows up but is unable to finish with strikes. Condit goes for an armbar, but Miura escapes and closes with some ground and pound.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 for Carlos Condit

R2- Condit opens with another heavy shot that puts Miura on the ground. Condit works to get past Miura’s guard, moving from butterfly guard to half guard. Condit eventually moves to full mount as he reigns down shots. Miura rolls and gives up his back and Condit goes for an armbar, but Miura escapes.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 for Carlos Condit

R3- Condit takes the fight down early and moves from a guillotine choke to a mount where he works for shots from the top. Miura reverses and starts to unload some very heavy shots on the champ. Condit gets back up and the two fighters trade with Miura ending up on his back. Condit goes from mount to working for a rear naked choke, but the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 for Carlos Condit

R4- Miura looks very tough in the 4th round as he gets inside of Condit’s guard and starts to reign down heavy shots. Condit eventually moves and gets mount, but Miura reverses and starts to ground and pound again. The fighters are stood back up and quickly they are back to the ground. Condit pushes Miura away from him and stands up and immediately throws a knee that puts Miura to his knees. Condit follows up with a few more punches and Josh Rosenthal steps in to stop the fight.

Carlos Condit def. Hiromutsu Miura by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 4:43, R4

Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell
R1- Cantwell looks strong early on landing good punches and combinations on the champion. Stann weathers the storm as the two fighters begin to trade heavy strikes. Cantwell seems to get the better of the exchange as they end up in the clinch. Back on the feet, Cantwell still performing well, but he slips and on his back he eats some good shots from Stann on the ground.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 for Steve Cantwell

R2- Cantwell comes right back after Stann again in the 2nd round as he throws a variety of strikes at the champion. Cantwell lands some very good body shots and knees, as Stann tries to defend with some straight punches of his own. Cantwell catches Stann with a combination and he follows up with a barrage of strikes until Stann crumbles to the mat as referee Herb Dean steps in to stop the fight.

Steve Cantwell def. Brian Stann by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 4:01, R2

Jamie Varner vs. Marcus Hicks
R1- Hicks comes out strong early on, pushing for the clinch and locks on a guillotine choke. Varner recognizes the danger and is able to get out. Hicks is able to take Varner down a couple of more times, but cannot keep the champion down. Back on the feet, Varner starts landing big shots, including some devastating knees. Hicks hangs on, but Varner just keeps unloading before Hicks finally falls to the mat and the fight is stopped.

Jamie Varner def. Marcus Hicks by TKO at 2:08, R1

Damacio Page vs. Brian Bowles
R1- The fighters open with big strikes early on as Page comes out aggressive and Bowles counters. Bowles ends up on top after an exchange and goes for a guillotine choke, but Page gets out and works a ground and pound attack. The fight gets back up as the fighters start to trade again. Bowles shoots for a takedown, Page sprawls and then goes for a single leg takedown of his own. Page leaves his head up and Bowles immediately grabs hold of another guillotine choke and Page is submitted.

Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:30, R1

Josh Grispi vs. Micah Miller
R1- Grispi opens the fight by landing good leg kicks on Miller. Miller actually ends up on the ground where Grispi hits him with more leg kicks, but the fight is stood back up. On the feet, Grispi lands a big overhand right hand, putting Miller on the mat. Grispi follows up with a few more strikes before the fight is stopped. Miller pops up immediately protesting. Questionable stoppage.

Josh Grispi def. Micah Miller by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :50 seconds, R1

Brock Larson vs. Carlo Prater
R1- Larson lands a big left straight to start the fight that puts Prater down immediately. Larson follows up with strikes on the ground before the referee stops it.

Brock Larson def. Carlo Prater by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :37 seconds, R1

Blas Avena vs. Dave Terrel
R1- The bout opens with both fighters trading heavy shots. Avena tries to lock on a guillotine choke, but Terrell escapes up against the cage and the fighters exchange again. Avena catches Terrell with a knee and then a punch combo, before dropping his opponent. Avena finishes the fight with strikes on the ground.

Blas Avena def. Dave Terrell by TKO (strikes on the ground) at 1:07, R1

Todd Moore vs. Shane Roller
R1- Moore tags Roller with a few good shots to open the fight, but then takes the fight to the ground as Roller goes for a guillotine choke. Moore gets out and works a ground and pound attack. Roller again goes for the guillotine choke and this time catches Moore who cannot escape.

Shane Roller def. Todd Moore by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:00, R1

Greg McIntyre vs. Mike Budnik
R1- McIntyre takes the fight to the ground early on and proceeds to work a ground and pound attack for basically the entirety of the round. With little time left in the round, Budnik tries for a triangle choke, but McIntyre gets out.

R2- Budnik caught McIntyre with a spinning back kick to open the round, but McIntyre survives. McIntyre basically takes Budnik down numerous times throughout the remainder of the round, but is unable to capitalize with any real offense.

R3- McIntyre gets the fight to the ground again in this round and starts to work a ground and pound attack. Budnick locks on a triangle choke late in the session and McIntyre is unable to get out and taps.

Mike Budnick def. Greg McIntyre by submission (triangle choke) at 3:21, R3

-Kenji Osawa vs. Scott Jorgensen
R1- Jorgensen takes the fight to the ground early and works a ground and pound attack for the majority of the round. With about a minute left in the round, Osawa comes back and locks on a tight guillotine choke, but after some strugges, Jorgensen gets out and the round ends.

R2- Jorgensen tries for numerous takedowns. Osawa actually catches Jorgensen in a crucifix position, trapping his arms, but he is unable to do any real damage. With about :30 seconds remaining, Jorgensen reverses into side control and works elbow strikes on his opponent.

R3- Jorgensen took the fight to the ground early on and worked ground and pound throughout. He moved in and out of Osawa’s guard, going to side control and taking his opponent’s back, but unable to finish the fight.

Scott Jorgensen def. Kenji Osawa by unanimous decision (30-27) on all judges scorecards, R3

FIGHT CARD:

Main Card Bouts:
-Carlos Condit (#9 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Hiromitsu Miura
-Jamie Varner vs. Marcus Hicks
-Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell
-Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page

Preliminary Bouts:
-Micah Miller vs. Josh Grispi
-Brock Larson vs. Carlo Prater
-Blas Avena Vs. Dave Terrel
-Greg McIntyre vs. Mike Budnik
-Todd Moore vs. Shane Roller
-Kenji Osawa vs. Scott Jorgensen

Main card airs live on Versus

* Based on MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings

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