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UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Play-by-Play

Yancy Medeiros

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 172 continues with our play-by-play coverage of tonight’s UFC 172 pay-per-view main card. Be sure to tune in at 10PM ET for play-by-play coverage of tonight’s main card headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.

UFC 172 Quick Results:

Main Card (PPV)

  • Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (50-45,50-45,50-45)
  • Anthony Johnson def. Phil Davis via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
  • Luke Rockhold def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) at 2:08 of Round 1
  • Jim Miller def. Yancy Medeiros via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:18 of Round 1
  • Max Holloway def. Andre Fili by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:39 of Round 3

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

  • Joseph Benavidez def. Tim Elliott via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:08 of Round 1
  • Takanori Gomi def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg via uanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bethe Correia def. Jessamyn Duke via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Danny Castillo def. Charlie Brenneman via KO (punch) at 0:21 of Round 2

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Chris Beal def. Patrick Williams via KO (flying knee) at 1:51 of Round 2

UFC 172 Play-by-Play:

Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili

Rd. 1- Touch of gloves and we’re off. Fili is pressuring early but not landing much early. Hard leg kick by Fili but Holloway with a nice spinning back kick to the body. Fili is throwing quite a bit but Holloway is just out of range. Nice left by Fili lands. Nice jab and leg kick by Fili as he seems to be finding his range. Nice jab by Fili. Good combo by Holloway. Fili keeps accidentally hitting himself. Solid rights by Holloway find a home and solid leg kick by Fili. Hard driving takedown by Fili stops a Holloway charge but Holloway is back up quickly and lands a great knee as they separate. Holloway hurts Fili but the Team Alpha Male fighter keeps it to the cage and recovers. Solid short range striking by Holloway. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Fili despite the late rush by Holloway.

Rd. 2- Front kick by Holloway and both men are aggressive early. Great spinning back kick to the body by Holloway lands hard. Knees by Holloway as Fili clinches to survive. Fighters break as Fili recovers. Fili with a kick that’s caught and he attempts a wild flying arm bar but misses it. Solid right by Holloway and Fili is starting to look for more takedowns. Leg kick by Fili. Hard step knee from Holloway but Fili secures a takedown off of it. Fili seems to be taking a break on the ground and the referee stands them up. Accidental poke but Fili waves the fight on. Another solid spinning back kick to the body by Holloway catches Fili looking for the takedown. Fighters exchange knees in the clinch as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Holloway (19-19).

Rd. 3- Fili looks for a takedown but cannot get it to the canvas. Holloway tries the spinning back kick again but this time it misses the mark. Takedown by Fili but he cannot do anything with it. Hollway tries a takedown but misses it. Solid right hand by Holloway. Fili tries a takedown but Holloway looks for a guillotine and the fighters separate. Hard shots by Holloway rock Fili and the Team Alpha Male fighter tries for a desperation takedown but ends up caught in a deep guillotine choke and Fili is forced to tap.

Result: Max Holloway def. Andre Fili by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:39 of Round 3

Jim Miller vs. Yancy Medeiros

Rd. 1- Fighters are feeling each other out now but not much is landing a minute into the fight. Miller with a kick to the body after a solid front kick by Medeiros. Meideiros finding his range a bit but Miller rocks him with a left to the body. Miller using strikes against the cage and one landed to the groin but the ref waves the fight on. Miller jumps to a nasty guillotine off a hip throw. Choke isn’t very technically sound but he’s got the grip locked on. Medeiros valiantly tries to fight out but ends up unconscious in the Octagon a few seconds later.

Result: Jim Miller def. Yancy Medeiros via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:18 of Round 1

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

Rd. 1- Hard body kick by Rockhold as Boetsch goes for a takedown but Rockhold scrambles up and lands an inverted triangle. Shots to the body by Rockhold. Rockhold is holding the triangle but he attacks with a kimura as well and that is it as Boetsch taps out.

Result: Luke Rockhold def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) at 2:08 of Round 1

Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson

Rd. 1-Rumble is stalking forward as Davis looks to control distance. Rumble still hasn’t thrown anything of merit yet but he’s parrying Davis well. Hard uppercut by Rumble and he stuffs a Davis takedown but eats a hard right. Nice uppercut by Rumble lands. Hard leg kick from him as well. Body kick by Johnson. Rumble has Davis hurt and lands some solid strikes as Davis misses a takedown. Another stuffed shot by Johnson. Headkick by Davis just misses.  Big combos by Rumble here. Nice head kick by Davis is blocked easily. Great round for Johnson. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Johnson.

Rd. 2- Touch of gloves to start the round. Rumble looked sharp in round one and he continues to look good in round two. Davis is flinching every time Rumble attacks now. Legkick by Davis is answered by a blocked head kick. Another blocked takedown by Rumble. Johnson is looking for the kill now and Davis is struggling to get anything going here. Superman punch by Davis. Another pair of head kicks by Davis are partially blocked. Counter assault by Johnson is brutal. Johnson stops another takedown. Decent hook by Davis lands as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Johnson (20-18).

Rd. 3- Right to the body by Johnson starts off the round. Davis is still struggling to land with any effectiveness. Another blocked takedown by Rumble. Headkick by Davis is blocked. Johnson stuffs a takedown and Davis keeps it on the cage til he is shoved away by Johnson. Davis misses another head kick. Johnson just throws Davis away and just misses a head kick. Single by Davis is blocked by Johnson. Another head kick by Davis is blocked. Davis with some solid strikes but he can’t follow up. Rumble looks for his own takedown but has to shut it down as Davis looks for a kimura and elbows as the round ends. Dominating fight by Rumble. MMAFrenzy has it 30-27 for Johnson.

Result: Anthony Johnson def. Phil Davis via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)

Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones (c) vs. Glover Teixeira

Rd. 1- Touch of gloves and we’re off. Switchkick to the body by Jones. Jones is roasting the ribs early. Knee by Jones and he misses a takedown. Solid oblique kick by Jones. Good right by Glover. Glover catches a kick but Jones battles out and turns the tables against the cage. Solid body kick by Glover and he misses on a takedown attempt. Nice head kick by Jones. Accidental poke and Jones stops the fight let Glover recover. Solid combo by Glover but Jones lands a stiff jab and solid left hook. Jones catches a kick and slams Glover down violently. Glover recovers and stands but that takedown scores still. Jabs by Jones and he clinches. Nice shovel hook by Teixeira. Spinning back kick to the body by Jones lands strong. Wild string of punches by Glover miss time and time again. Jones lands an axe kick but Glover catches it as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Jones.

Rd. 2- Takedown attempt by Jones early and it looks like he was about to get it but Teixeira recovers with a nice sprawl. Good leg kick by Jones and a solid left. Right cross by Jones lands. An axekick to an oblique kick by Jones. Vicious elbow by Jones. Break by Miraglotta for an eye poke and Jones gets a stern warning. Jones is maintaining range with the jab. Glover swarms and lands a few strikes but misses several power shots. Headkick to a straight to an elbow by Jones. Hard elbows by Jones but he clinches as Teixeira starts to swing wildly. Solid left hook by Jones. More oblique kicks. Spinning back kick to the body by Jones lands again and he lands a surprisingly solid shoulder strike as well. Jones just misses a wheel kick as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Jones (20-18).

Rd. 3- Teixeira complains of a shoulder injury between rounds but fights on. Teixeira with more pressure early and he lands to the body. Jones starts responding with shots of his own. Hard knee as Teixeira thought about a takedown before Jones attacks with a guillotine and a knee. Vicious mix of kicks by by Jones and knocks out Teixeira’s mouthpiece. Jones with a takedown attempt but doesn’t land it. Teixeira hurts Jones with an uppercut in the clinch but Jones rotates out and recovers. More elbows by Jones in the clinch. Glover is responding with knees and uppercuts of his own but Jones is still more effective with the elbows. Knees byJon and he lands a solid left hook on the exit. Teixeira is bloodied up. Jones more strikes and a nasty left kick to the body and hard punch by Teixeira. Jones is lighting Teixeira up now but Glover is still firing back with hard strikes of his own to stay dangerous. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Jones (30-27).

Rd. 4- Nasty cut over Teixeira’s right eyebrow to start the fight. Jones maintains distance well and lands more strikes in the clinch. Nasty spinning elbow by Jones before they break. Jones again asserts control in the clinch. Fighters break and Jones knocks out Teixeira’s mouthpiece with a nasty jab. We’re back after a quick break. Jones with a step knee but he is mostly playing at range with punches and leg kicks. Another axekick by Jones. Nasty leg kicks by Jones and he lands a vicious oblique kick as well. Jones clinches up with Teixeira and pounds him with elbows. Two spinning elbows by Jones and he lands even more elbows  as Glover struggles to find range. Wicked elbows and punches by Jones now. Hard body shots and a nasty elbow by Jones on the exit. Takedown by Jones and he tears up Teixeira with strikes as the round ends. Jones is in total control right now as it is 10-9 Jones (40-36).

Rd. 5- Takedown by Jones as the round starts but Glover is back up after battling out of a cradle. Jones is working in the clinch now. Solid uppercut and left hook by Glover. Jones goes back to work though and again knocks out Glover’s mouthpiece in a vicious exchange. Glover is stalking forward with big strikes. Solid right by Glover and Jones responds with nasty elbows. Jones again rocks Glover but the Brazilian bounces back with a solid uppercut. More elbows by Jones. Jab by Jones has Glover on wobbly legs but he evades a flying knee. Hard uppercut by Glover in the clinch. Jones is using an old boxing technique to block the strikes coming in. Thirty ticks left now. Jones is in reverse as Glover swings wildly. Wheelkick by Jones misses but the round ends with Glover still looking for a prayer. Dominant and impressive win by Jones. MMAFrenzy has the round, and fight, for Jon Jones (50-45).

Result: Jon Jones def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (50-45,50-45,50-45)

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