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UFC 173 Play-By-Play And Results

Andrew Ravens

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UFC 173 is finally here, we will have you covered from the first fight on UFC Fight Pass all the way to the last fight on PPV. Keep it locked here on MMA Frenzy.com.

Jingliang Li (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. David Michaud (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Round 1: Li and Michaud start the night’s fights off. Michaud with a good combo right off the bat. Li misses with an uppercut, they both land right hands. A good jab by Michaud, Li with a left hand. He is a bit temeded. Li with a leg kick, but eats a right hand. Li with a one, two combo. He picks apart the leg kicks, Michaud misses a head kick. Michaud with a left hook, but eats one as well. Li with a leg kick, Michaud with two uppercuts while in a split second clinch effort. Li with an overhand right. A quick exchange in the pocket by both guys. 2:25 Li takes him down for  a second, Li has his back as they stand by the cage. Li lands a right hand while in control, Michaud gets out and they stand once more. Michaud with a leg kick, Li tries for a takedown, but blocked, however, lands a good right/left. Li with two takedowns, but blocked. Michaud with a strike, they clinch and he lands a knee. Li has underhooks, Michaud tries to take him down and lands a big slam. Li gets up again, but Michaud goes for a guillotine. Li with a major league takedown. Li on top, he stands while rains down leg kicks. Michaud on his back, he grabs a leg, but Li with more strikes. Li is in half guard, top position and this round is over.

Round 2: Michaud is hurting to start this round, Li misses a straight right. Michaud misses as well. Li back peddles while eating shots. Michaud with a knee to the body while they clinch. Michaud tries to and does take down Li. Not for long and they are back on their feet. Michaud misses an uppercut and Li lands a strike. Michaud with a few jabs, he misses a body shot. Li with left jabs, Michaud misses an overhand right. Michaud clinches and presses him to the fence. Michaud lets go and they go back to striking. Michaud eats a big left strike by Li. Michaud with a body kick, Li with a leg kick. Li with a left hook, they exchange jabs. Li starts to pick him apart, they go in a exchange war! Michaud starts to bleed under the left eye. Li is swinging and misses left jabs. Michaud with an overhand right then a series of knees to the body. Michaud checks leg kicks. Michaud goes for a takedown and they battle towards the fence. Michaud presses, he attempts to slam, but blocked and then gets the second attempt following into side control. Michaud rolls to his back, Li then gets into top position, but Michaud rolls him over. He controls his back, he has the hooks in and locks in the rear naked choke, but Li gets Michaud hands out of there. Michaud still in the back control as he rains down punches to end the round.

Round 3: Final round, Li with a leg kick. They exchangech hooks, Michaud with a leg jab. Michaud with a leg kick and Li misses hooks. They clinch and Li lands a series of elbows. Michaud presses him on the cage, Michaud tries for the takedown but eats strikes. Michaud with a single leg, Michaud in full guard as Li tries to fight off his back. Michaud with short elbows, Michaud with short punches. 3:00 left, Michaud with a good elbow that cuts open Li. Michaud with a nice hammer fist and Li is starting to bleed good. Michaud in half guard and now side control. He is trying to get his back, but Li is doing everything to get up. Li takes him down by a single leg and is in top position. Li with short elbows with less than two minutes left. Li lays on him landing elbows. Li in full guard landing punches. He is all over him with 121 left, Li keeps control  and flattens Michaud out. Li with several strikes, Michaud reverses and locks in a guillotine choke with thirty seconds left. He lets go, Li with several strikes, he is trying to finish. Michaud is tired, Li in side control to end the round.

Result: Li Jingliang def. David Michaud by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Division: Welterweight

Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Ravens Score: Li wins by UD

Sam Sicilia (12-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) vs. Aaron Phillips (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Round 1: Sicilia and Philips in the cage, they are in a feeling out stage early. Philips with a leg kick. He misses the second one and Sicilia misses a left hook. Philips with a leg kick, Sicilia presses him on the cage, but Phillips gets out quicker. Sicilia with a good knee to the body and then an overhand right. Philips with a good leg kick and it hurts Sicilia. Philips keeps the pressure on, but Sicilia with strikes and backs him to the cage. Sicilia presses him, he grabs his back and takes down Philps. Sicilia in half guard, he lands short elbows. Sicilia with strikes and they are landing BOMBS. Philips up to his feet, but Sicilia presses him on the fence. Sicilia has body control, Philips tries to take him down, but eats a knee to the gut for his trouble. They stand, Philips misses a big round house head kick. Sicilia with a fake takedown and lands an overhand right. They exchange, Philps with a body kick. Sicilia lands a big right hand, but Philps with a knee shot to the body and it hurts Sicilia. Philips goes for  a choke, but Sicilia transitions into guard, Sicilia with a big strike, he lands short strikes while on top. Philips with good up kicks to end this round. Nice first round.

Round 2: Sicilia circles the cage, Philps with a body kick, but Sicilia tags him and takes him down. Sicilia in full guard, he lands short strikes. Philips trying to fight off his back and goes for an arm bar. They scramble and he gets into side control. Lots of action! Philips with a knee to the body and gets his back. He goes for a choke, but can’t get it and now Sicilia is on top in side control and then back. Sicilia gets his back and goes for the rear naked choke. Philips is trying to get out, he does. Philips on top, he is in side control and lands strikes to the body / head. Philips in side control, he gets his back and goes for a choke. Sicilia reverses and gets half guard. He lands a hammer fist. Sicilia with short strikes, he gets into side control with 1:30 left. Philips with punches from under, Sicilia goes for mount, but gets his back. He cranks on the neck, but Phillips gets out. Philips gets to the cage, Sicilia presses on him and is in full guard. Sicilia with more strikes and dominates the end of the round.

Round 3: Final round, who can get this win? Sicilia with an uppercut and then misses a few. He lands a strike, but eats a kick. Sicilia takes him down and gets in full guard. Philips is looking for an armbar, but can’t get it. Sicilia transitions into side control, Sicilia with more strikes while in full guard and is putting on a beating. Sicilia in top position, he lands a hammer fist. Philips trying to mount some offense from the bottom but can’t. Sicilia now in side control with 3:00 left. Sicilia back into full guard and continues to land strikes. Sicilia with short elbows, Philips is trying to get off his back, but can’t. Philips with up kicks, but Sicilia stays on top of him. Sicilia now in side control, he continues to land punches. Philips gets to his feet with one minute and is dropped back down to the ground. Philips gets right back to his feet and then stuffs a takedown. Philips with a guillotine choke, but can’t get it and this fight ends.

Result: Sam Sicilia def. Aaron Phillips by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Division: Featherweight

Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Ravens Score: Sicilia by UD.

Anthony Njokuani (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Vinc Pichel (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Round 1: Njokuani and Pichel with Mark Smith are referee. Pichel misses a leg kick, Njokuani with a nice combo strike – leg kick, but gets poked in the eye. The referee brings in the doctor as dumbass people boo. Doctor says everything is OK and the fight goes on. Njokuani with a body kick that just lands light. Njokuani clinches and lands a knee to the head. Pichel with double under hooks as they clinch and slams him down. Pichel with half guard and Njokuani slides to the fence. Njokuani gets to his feet while Pichel has under hooks and is pressing on him. Pichel lands a good shot, he works the legs with some kicks. The referee breaks them up. They both misses head kicks. Njokuani with a body kick, Pichel brings him back to the cage and presses him to the cage. Pichel knees Njokuani in the nuts. Good god man! Njokuani is in pain. Here we go again, Pichel with a good leg kick. Njokuani misses with hooks and Pichel lands strikes Njokuani with a fake knee shot to the body. He misses a head kick, Pichel with double under hooks and presses him to the cage. He lands a knee shot that was low, but they keep fighting through it. They stand once more and exchange leg kicks to end the round.

Round 2: Pichel presses, he eats a right jab. Pichel misses a takedown, Njokuani with a nice body kick. Pichel misses a superman punch and Njokuani with rocky body shots. Pichel falls from a head kick, but right back to his feet. Njokuani with a nice left hook, he lands another one. Pichel with a leg kick and the grabs a body lock. He presses him on the cage while in back control and with a huge takedown. Pichel has his back, he lands big strikes and Njokuani is hurt. He lands a big back suplex. Njokuani is HURT! Pichel in back control while Njokuani is trying to recover. Pichel with a failed takedown, Pichel drags him away from the cage and is in half guard. Pichel has his back and is landing shots. Njokuani gets to his feet, but eats strikes. Pichel is all over him and drags him down again. Njokuani gets out and they stand, Pichel with another huge slammed and followed by big knees to the ribs. Pichel gets full mount, he is trying to finish, Njokuani gives his back and Pichel looks for a choke, but Njokuani fights out. Less than one minute, Pichel with another takedown, Pichel in half guard and lands strikes while on top to end the round.

Round 3: Njokuani needs to finish this fight. Here we go, they both miss strikes, Pichel is looking for the knockout. He goes to clinch, but blocked. He goes for a takedown, but blocked. Njokuani clinches, but eats a knee to the body. Njokuani with a long left jab, Njokuani with a leg kick, but blocked. Njokuani misses a left hook. Pichel with a head kick, but does no damage. Njokuani with a good right jab. Njokuani with a straight left, Pichel with a body kick. Pichel goes for a takedown and gets it. Njokuani goes right to the cage, Pichel works him and Njokuani gets to his feet, but Pichel with control, lands knees to the body. He nails another slam and is in side control. Pichel in full mount, he gets the back and looking for something. Njokuani back to his feet, but Pichel is right there and landing knees to the body / head. Pichel drags him back down and is now in top positions. Right now he has nine takedowns in this fight. Pichel in full mount and then back. Pichel with more strikes. Pichel in side control, then mount and landing body strikes to end this fight.

Result: Vinc Pichel def. Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Ravens Score: Pichel by UD.

Al Iaquinta (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Mitch Clarke (8-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)

Round 1: We are on Fox Sports 1 now, here we go! Clarke with a missed leg kick. Iaquinta with a left jab. Clarke with a body kick, he eats a big right hand. Iaquinta drops down and gets half guard. Iaquinta steps over and is on top position. Iaquinta gets into side control while Clarke is trying to fight from underneath. Iaquinta back to full guard, but is swinging down with punches. Iaquinta with hammer fist, Iaquinta with a big right hand. Clarke gets to the cage, but Iaquinta flattens him down. Clarke gets a choke in, Iaquinta powers on and is in half guard. Iaquinta gets out, he fires away with two strikes, but does not land. Iaquinta is doing some damage with strikes with a minute left. Clarke gives his back, then puts him on the cage. They are on their feet, Iaquinta holds on to the neck of Clarke and then takes him down. Iaquinta fires away in top position to end the round.

Round 2: Iaquinta with a left jab, Clarke with a right jab and catches a leg kick to bring him down! Iaquinta reverses and is now on top. Clarke looks for a Darce choke and locks it in for the WIN! Wow, what an upset!

Result: Mitch Clarke def. Al Iaquinta by submission (d’arce choke) at 0:57, R2

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Chris Holdsworth (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Chico Camus (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Round 1: Holdsworth and Camus, lets do this! Camus with a good straight right. Camus with a leg kick. Holdsworth with a missed hook. Holdsworth can’t quite find his range. Camus with a lead right hand, Holdsworth misses a head kick. Holdsworth misses a right hand. Holdsworth clips Camus and drops him for a second. Camus right back up and away they are swinging. Holdsworth misses a head kick. Camus with a lead right. Holdsworth misses a right, Camus clinches for a second, but Holdsworth gets out. Holdsworth misses a knee to the body, but clinches. He puts him on the fence. He applies pressure while holding him there and trying to get a takedown and does! He is in side control. He is now in the mount, he can’t do much damage as Camus has a nice half guard. Camus with elbows from the bottom. Holdsworth with a hammer fist from the top, he gets back into mount, but can’t. He continues to fire away, but Camus is covering up. Holdsworth lays on him to end the round.

Round 2: Camus with a short jab, Holdsworth with a knee to the gut. Camus with a leg kick, Holdsworth with a left hook. Camus with another left hook. Holdsworth misses a leg kick and Camus clinches with him. Holdsworth lands a uppercut. Holdsworth puts him on the fence, he puts pressure on him while looking for a takedown and gets it. He is in side control. He now gets mounted with 3:14 left. He is looking for an armbar, now a arm triangle, but Camus gets out and to his feet. Holdsworth with another takedown, he is now in half guard. He steps into mount, pure power. Holdsworth with strikes here and there. Camus fights from under, Holdsworth continues to land shots from the top. He is going for an arm triangle, can he get it? Holdsworth still has the hold in while landing body shots. Holdsworth lets it go and continues to fire away. Holdsworth gets his back, while has a body lock. He gets one underhook, looking for a choke. Camus tries to get to the bell and does.

Round 3: Final round, Holdsworth misses a head kick. They trade leg kicks. Camus misses a right hook. Camus with a left jab, he fires away. He tags Holdsworth with a right / left combo. Camus is trying to finish! Holdsworth with a double leg takedown and is in guard, he lands a series of elbows. He is in half guard, he connects with a short elbow. 3 minutes left, Holdsworth is in side control and is landing shots. Holdsworth back into half guard and continues to dominate. Holdsworth gets side control and landing shots. Camus gets his back to the fence, while landing short elbows. Holdsworth gets his back, double hooks. Holdsworth lands strikes from the side of the head. Holdsworth goes for an arm triangle, but can’t get it fully locked in. Holdsworth controls Camus while on top to end the round.

Result: Chris Holdsworth def. Chico Camus by unanimous decision (30-37, 30-27, 30-27)

Division: Bantamweight

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Ravens Score: Holdsworth by UD.

Tony Ferguson (14-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (22-5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Round 1: Ferguson and Kikuno, they exchange right off the bat. Ferguson with a head kick, but does not land. Kikuno with a big left hook. He continues to walk forward and landing shots. Ferguson with a leg kick. Ferguson with a left hook, he lands another leg kick. Ferguson with a big strike that hurts Kikuno. Ferguson with more shots and hurts him more. Kikuno walks and walks, but eats shots by Ferguson. He hits another straight right, he hits a flying knee. Ferguson misses a right hook, Kikuno clinches, Ferguson puts him on the fence while landing  a jab. They get out, Ferguson goes for a rolling leg lock, but failed. Ferguson with a left jab, he is picking him apart. He lands a big right then chases him, takes him down and gets his back. Ferguson goes for an armbar, can he get it? NO. Ferguson has the darce choke, which gets him nothing. Kikuno back to his feet, Ferguson with a big RIGHT HAND THAT KNOCKOUTS Kikuno.

Result: Tony Ferguson def. Katsunori Kikuno by TKO at 4:06, R1

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Michael Chiesa (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC)

Round 1: Final prelim fight, Chiesa and Trinaldo. A feeling out process early. They touch gloves with jabs, Chiesa misses a head kick. Chies goes for a takedown, but stuffed. Chiesa with a body kick, he goes for another takedown, but can’t get it. They clinch, Trinaldo with a knee to the body and it hurts Chiesa. Trinaldo with a body hook, Chiesa with an attempt of a takedown, but stuffed. Chisa with another takedown, but can’t get it. Trinaldo clinches, and falls down. Chiesa in half guard, he is on top while Trinaldo is trying to get out. Chiesa rains down punches while in top position. He has full mounted while pouring down more strikes. Chiesa with short elbows, he continues to attempt to finish this fight. Trinaldo doing his best to block the shots, Chiesa is landing elbows at will. Trinaldo is trying to buck Chiesa off of him, but quite can’t.

Round 2: Chiesa is breathing heavy to start this round. Chesa goes for a takedown, but nothing. Trinaldo with a knee to the body of Chiesa. He misses an uppercut. He lands a body shot, but Chiesa tries for the takedown, but Trinaldo locks in a guillotine instead. Chiesa gets out of it with ease and is in the guard of Trinaldo. Trinaldo with an elbow from the bottom, he tries to push Chiesa off, but Chiesa is just like glue. Trinaldo goes for a heel hook, but Chiesa gets out and looks for a guillotine. He can’t get it, but does land elbows to the face. He lands a lot of short elbows that are effective. Chiesa gets Trinaldo’s back. Now he gets into side control which this round ends like this.

Round 3: Chiesa with a jab, he then hits a head kick. Trinaldo with a knee shot that misses. Trinaldo with a leftover hand, Chiesa goes for a takedown, but Trinaldo knees him in the nuts. We go back to action after a brief stoppage. Trinaldo with a left hook, Chiesa with a jab, Chiesa with a head kick and then a left hook. Chiesa with a takedown, he is in guard. Chiesa with short strikes, while mixing it up with elbows. Trinaldo with elbows from the bottom, Chiesa continues to dominate. Trinaldo rolls over and goes for an arm bar. Can he get it? NO Chiesa gets out and goes right back to guard. Chiesa with short elbows and continues to rain down punches to end this fight.

Result: Michael Chiesa defeats Francisco Trinaldo via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Ravens Score: Chiesa by UD – 30-27

Jamie Varner (21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) vs. James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Round 1: First fight of the PPV, Krause and Varner. Krause misses a leg kick, Varner with a left jab. Krause with a leg kick. Krause with a jab, then leg kick. Varner with a series of body shots. Krause with a front face kick and then two strikes. Varner is hurt and then drops, Krause trying to finish on the ground. He is on the back of Varner, he then goes to side control. Varner has a bad ankle. He is swinging for the fences, Krause kicks the bad leg, but Varner with a takedown. Varner in guard, but Krause reverses and now in half guard. Krause into side control, he lands a nice short elbow. Varner transitions into side control. He lands a series of elbows and then strikes. He got his back, but Krause gets to his feet. Varner is swinging for the fences! Krause goes after the ankle, they continue to exchange. Krause with another leg kick that drops Varner. Krause has his back, he lands a few shots and a knee to the body. Something is majorly wrong with Varner. Back to the feet, they exchange. Krause with a head kick, he kicks that bad leg. Varner with a right hook, he falls down and Krause grabs his neck while landing elbows to the back of the head.

As soon as the round ends, Varner says his ankle is broken and this fight is over.

Result: James Krause def. Jamie Varner via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of round one

Division: Lightweight

Broadcast: Pay Per View

Francisco Rivera (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (19-7-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC)

Round 1: Mizugaki and Rivera, Mizugaki with a right hook, Mizugaki misses a leg kick. A brief exchange, Mizugaki goes for a takedown, but nothing. Mizugaki with a leg kick, Rivera misses an over hand. Rivera with a body shot, Mizugaki with an overhand that hurts Rivera, he swarms him and tries to finish him on the ground. Mizugaki in half guard, Rivera is trying to hold on. Rivera gets up and they clinch on the fence. Mizugaki with under hooks, Rivera with short strikes. 1:30 left, Rivera with a takedown, but Mizugaki gets right back up. They get out of the clinch, they exchange. Mizugaki misses a right hand, Rivera clinches and puts him back on the fence. Rivera with knees to the gut. Rivera with a takedown, they wrestle to end the round.

Round 2: Rivera with a leg kick, they exchange. Rivera with a head kick, Rivera with a left hook. They exchange, Rivera with more and more strikes. Rivera with shot, miss, shot, miss. Mizugaki with a takedown, but Rivera gets up and locks in a guillotine choke. Can he get it? NO. Mizugaki in half guard, Mizugaki with short strikes, Rivera has his back on the fence. Under 2 minutes, not a ton of action. Mizugaki gets the back and goes for the rear naked choke. Rivera survives the round which was lackluster to say the least.

Round 3: Mizugaki with a uppercut to start this round off. Mizugaki with a left straight, they exchange. Mizugaki is cut over both eyes, he lands a nice straight left. Mizugaki with a big right hand that drops Rivera. He is in guard, he lands a series of elbows. Mizugaki in top position, Rivera needs something big to finish this fight. Mizugaki continues to lay and control the fight. Joe Rogan says this is boring and I agree. The referee stands them up, Rivera goes for broke. Mizugaki answers, Rivera tags him with a combo. They miss some wild strikes, Rivera misses a head kick. He swings for the fences to end this fight.

Result: Takeya Mizugaki def. Francisco Rivera by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Division: Bantamweight

Broadcast: Pay Per View

Ravens Score: Mizugaki 30-27 UD

Robbie Lawler (22-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC) vs. Jake Ellenberger (29-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC)

Round 1: Lawler, Ellenberger, Herb Dean. Holy cow, let’s go! They feel each other out early, Lawler with a big head kick, he lands another one. Ellenberger might be hurt, Lawler with a body kick. He nails another body kick, he lands a left hook. Lawler misses a combo. Lawler with a left hook, he nails a head kick. Ellenberger with a few strikes, but eats a head kick by Lawler. Ellenberger with a short right hand, he misses an uppercut and Lawler land an overhand right. Ellenberger misses a right hook, he lands a right hand. Lawler with a head kick. Ellenberger needs to get something going. Lawler with a body kick. Lawler with a nice combo, Ellenberger with a left jab, they are mixing it up now. Ellenberger misses a big right over hand, Lawler with a body kick. Ellenberger with a good body strike, then left hook to end this round.

Round 2: Ellenberger with a left hook, Lawler with a head kick. Lawler with a nice combo, he nails a knee to the body, but so does Ellenberger. They clinch, Ellenberger with a nice short, left/ right combo. Lawler with a big left hook, Ellenberger can’t find the range in his strikes. Ellenberger clinches and gets his back, Lawler with back elbows. Ellenberger with a head kick, and they are standing once more. Lawler with a left hook, Lawler is staring him down. Lawler with more strikes and Lawler is mixing up his strikes as well. Lawler with a left jab, he continues to land at will. Ellenberger with a takedown, he gets his back. Lawler transitions and lands some shots. Back to their feet, Lawler continues to pick apart Ellenberger.

Round 3: Ellenberger needs to do something to win this fight, final round. Lawler has some swelling under his left eye. Ellenberger with a big right, they exchange. Ellenberger is catching Lawler, he was hurt at one point. Lawler with a knee to the face. Ellenberger misses an uppercut. Lawler with a good jab, something is wrong with Lawler’s right hand. A short exchange, they clinch, then back to their feet. Lawler misses with a straight left. Ellenberger with a good straight right while Lawler misses an uppercut. Lawler with a left hook, he nails a right jab. Lawler with a big knee and then ground and pounds him to finish this fight. Nice.

Result: Robbie Lawler def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (knee) at 3:06 of round three

Division: Welterweight

Broadcast: Pay Per View

Daniel Cormier (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Dan Henderson (30-11 MMA, 7-5 UFC)

Round 1: Cormier and Hendo, Cormier with a body kick. Hendo with a leg kick. Hendo misses a right hand and Cormier with a major league takedown and right into side control. Hendo with short elbows from the bottom. Cormier slams his way out of it. Cormier with a short elbow, he works the body. Cormier with an elbow to the body. Cormier gets into half guard, he then gets into full mount, but just quite get it. Cormier with short strikes, Cormier gets in mount for a second, but Hendo kicks Cormier back to half guard. Hendo with up kicks, Cormier back to half guard and then gets his back. He rains down strikes, then now into side control. Cormier goes for a Kimura for a second, nothing. Hendo gets back to his feet, Cormier with a big overhand right then a front face kick. He misses an overhand, Hendo attempts for the takedown, but nothing. They clinch to end the round.

Round 2: Henro with a jab and then an overhand right. Cormier with a single leg takedown, he gets into side control and then rains down punches. Cormier gets the back of Hendo and lands short strikes. They wrestle around, Cormier back into side control. Cormier with hammer fist, he nails a good body shot and then T’s off on Hendo. Cormier is all over Hendo, he is now in full mount, but back to half guard. Hendo is trying to mount something from the bottom, but just can’t. Cormier back into side control and now the crucifix where he lands elbows. Cormier continues to land strikes, Cormier has been just out wrestling Hendo. He is in side control still. He fires away, as he has done all round long. This is very impressive, Cormier on the back of Hendo firing away to end the round.

Round 3: Hendo needs a finish to win this fight, third and final round. They shake hands, Cormier misses a straight right. Hendo with a leg kick. Cormier with a head kick, then goes for the single leg and a huge slam. He gets his back, then half control. Cormier gets into full mount and continues to dominate with strikes. Hendo can’t do anything except block them or eat them. Cormier gets his back and fires away with short, but effective strikes. Cormier gets his back, locks in the rear naked choke and Hendo goes out to win this fight.

Result: Daniel Cormier def. Dan Henderson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:53 of round three

Division: Light Heavyweight

Broadcast: Pay Per View

UFC Bantamweight Championship: Renan Barao (c) (32-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC)

Round 1: Dillashaw, Barao, title fight, main event spotlight. Dillashaw with lefts and rights, he lands a leg kick. Dillashaw misses an uppercut. Dillashaw with a leg kick, Barao misses a head kick. Dillashaw nails one. Dillashaw misses a bicycle kick. Barao with a body kick. Dillashaw with a leg kick and these guys are all over the place. Dillashaw with an uppercut, Dillashaw with a body kick. Barao with a leg kick, Dillashaw tags Barao with a left. Barao misses a body kick, Barao with a nice straight right counter. They exchange kicks. Dillashaw tags Barao again, but Barao is swinging, just can’t land anything. Dillashaw light on his feet, Dillashaw misses an uppercut. Bara with a nice kick, strike combo. Dillashaw with a huge right hand that drops Barao. WOW Dillashaw tries to finish, Barao goes for a heel hook, but lets it go. Dillashaw tries to finish, he lands a hammer fist, he gets his back and locks in a rear naked choke, but can’t get it and we end the round with a big head kick to Barao. GOOD GOD WHAT A ROUND!

Round 2: Barao misses a head kick, Barao with a nice left, right combo. They exchange, Barao with a knee to the body. Dillashaw misses a superman punch, Barao misses a head kick. Dillashaw is cut on the right side of his face, he tags Barao with a right hook. Dillashaw with a right hook and Barao with a left hook. Barao throwing, but not landing. Barao with a leg kick, Dillashaw answers. Dillashaw with a head kick, he nails another one and then they exchange. Dillashaw with a left hook. Barao misses an overhand right. Barao with  spinning back kick to the body. They exchange, Dillashaw goes for a takedown, and gets it. Barao back to his feet, Dillashaw looks for a guillotine, but nothing. They are standing, Barao kicks him in the nuts, we pause and back into action. Dillashaw with an overhand right, Barao answers. Dillashaw misses a head kick and eats a right hand by Barao. Dillashaw misses an uppercut, but tags a right hand. Barao fires, but misses. They exchange leg kicks, Dillashaw misses a right hook. They are throwing bombs, but missing their targets. Barao with a nice combo, Dillashaw with a body kick. He nails a left hook to the body. Dillashaw with a nice jab and they finish the round.

Round 3: Barao with a body kick, Dillashaw with a right jab. They exchange, Dillashaw with an overhand right. Dillashaw with a high kick, He misses a combo. Barao with a leg kick, Dillashaw with a right hook. Barao misses a head kick. Barao with more body kicks, but Dillashaw fires with a left jab. Dillashaw really mixing up his strikes. Barao with a strike, Dillashaw with another tag and then a head kick. Barao is hurt, Dillashaw with a nice combo. Barao with a body kick, Dillashaw with a straight left. Barao with a side kick to the face. Dillashaw with a step in jab, they exchange. Dillashaw in and out, landing his shots. Dillashaw with a head kick, Barao with a body kick. Dillashaw with straight left, Barao is bleeding from the nose. They exchange, but Dillashaw is getting the better of the two. Barao got poked, Dillashaw with more strikes and then tries to take him down, they clinch on the fence, with Dillashaw having under hooks to end the round.

Round 4: Dillashaw goes for a single leg, but blocked. Dillashaw with a body shot. Barao with a body kick. Dillashaw with a head kick, Barao with a leg kick. Dillashaw with a right hook, Barao mixing up his kicks. Dillashaw pressing forward, landing more and more strikes. Dillashaw with a straight left that hurts Barao. Dillashaw with a right jab, with a left jab. Barao with a spinning back kick, Dillashaw tags Barao, but Barao tags Dillashaw. TJ with two more lefts that hurt Barao. Dillashaw with a right hook, Barao misses a big right head kick. Dillashaw puts him on the fence while they clinch. Dillashaw with a nice elbow, they get out of the clinch and go back to striking. Dillashaw with a left, right, that drops Barao. He goes for a guillotine, but lets it go. Dillashaw in half guard, firing away with a minute left. Barao goes for the leg, but Dillashaw cuts him off. He lands a few strikes to end the round.

Round 5: Is TJ Dillashaw one round away from the gold? Final round! Barao looks tired, wonder why? Anyways, Dillashaw with a leg kick. Barao with a body shot, Barao misses a spinning back kick. Dillashaw with two straight rights, he lands a leg kick. Barao misses a right hand, Dillashaw misses a left. Dillashaw with a right hook, left jab combo. Barao misses a flying knee. Dillashaw with more jabs, Dillashaw with a head kick that hurts Barao and he finishes Barao on the ground. WOW

Result: T.J. Dillashaw def. Renan Barao via TKO (punches) – Round 5, 2:26 – to claim bantamweight title

Division: Bantamweight

Broadcast: Pay Per Vieww

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