UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov goes down tonight on UFC Fight Pass, FX and pay-per-view. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass and FX all the way to the main event fight on PPV. Keep it locked on MMA Frenzy. The headlining fight is Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov, the co-main event is Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley. The event airs from Vancouver, Canada at the Rogers Arena. The show starts with Jason Saggo vs. Josh Shockley on Fight Pass at 7:00.PM.ET. Then switching to FX with Elizabeth Phillips vs. Valerie Letourneau at 8:00.PM.ET and then starting the real fights with the main card on PPV with Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux at 10:00.PM.ET.
Down below is fight by fight play-by-play coverage of this event.
JASON SAGGO (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) VS. JOSH SHOCKLEY (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: First fight of the night! Sagoo with opening kicks. Shockley with lefts and rights. Saggo shoots in on a single, they wrestle on the cage while Saggo has underhooks. He lands a waist takedown right into half guard. Shockley get’s up, but Sagoo stays on him and get’s back into half guard. Shockley pushing up with his legs, He looks for an arm triangle, but can’t get it. Saggo get’s his back and then into side control. Saggo transitions nicely into mount. Shockley pushes him off with a hip escape that throws Saggo into side control. Shockley gets to his knees while he has his back against the fence. Saggo is all over him, Shockley reverses and puts Saggo on the fence. He is landing some serious knees to the body of Saggo. They clinch and Saggo gets a trip takedown right into a butterfly guard. Saggo lands standing leaping strikes, Shockley gives up his back for a moment, but Saggo stays on him and mounts him. He then get’s the back, he ground and pounds on Shockley to finish the fight. That was seconds away from the bell.
Result: Jason Saggo def. Josh Shockley by TKO (strikes) at 4:57, R1
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
ROLAND DELORME (9-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) VS. MICHINORI TANAKA (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: Tanaka with quick movements, in and out. Delorme throws an early flurry of strikes, but can’t reach him. Tanaka goes in for a takedown, but does not get it. Delorme tags him and drops him. He gets mount, but Tanaka reverses and puts Delorme on his back. He is in guard, Delorme is looking for the triangle, but can’t get it. Tanaka stays in guard while raining down strikes. Tanaka stays in guard and controls the last part of this round.
Round 2: Tanaka comes out and tags Delorme. Delorme is awake! Tanaka slps, he then trade shots, but Tanaka get’s the better of the two. Delorme is frustrated and wants a fight. He misses with a wild right. Tanaka shoots in, but can’t get and clinches with him on the fence. Tanaka with a throw and get’s the takedown. He is in the guard of Delorme. Tanaka gets into side control, but Delorme spins out. Tanaka stays on him and is in mount. Delorme is starting to bleed, Tanaka is in half guard. Tanaka is landing some serious elbows, Delorme just can’t get out. That’s how we end the round.
Round 3: 3rd and final round. Delorme misses a leaping left hook. Tanaka with some leg kicks. He is just trying to get through this round. The crowd does not like it and he clinches with Delorme. That leads to a waist lock take down into half guard. He gets the back of Delorme, but Delorme reverses and gets the mount of Tanaka. They roll some more and Tanaka gets the guard of Delorme. Here we go again! Delorme continues to bleed from the side of the face. Tanaka lands more and more elbows to Delorme. This has definitely been a one sided fight. Delorme stands up, but Tanaka is all over him and throws him against the fence. He goes for a choke at the end of the round, but no luck. That is fight.
Result: Michinori Tanaka def. Roland Delorme via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
TAE HYUN BANG (16-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) VS. KAJAN JOHNSON (19-10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: Johnson with a wild kick that misses right off the bat. Johnson with a good right hand, Bang with a nice jab. Johnson nails a head kick, Bang with a flurry of rights. Johnson grabs a single leg and get’s the takedown. Bang looks for a choke, but does not get anything from it. Johnson is in the half guard, Bang reveres and they stand. They trade strikes, Johnson with a good right. Johnson is doing good with head movement. Both land jabs, Bang with a huge left hand that drops Johnson. Bang goes for the guillotine choke, can he get it? No. He reverses to the back of Johnson. Johnson rolls out and they once again stand. Bang with a good straight right, he lands a combo. Johnson clinches and nails a knee, Bang gets out. Bang is a countering machine, Johnson with a head kick, he follows it up with a nice right hand. HE is pressing forward, they trade, Johnson with underhooks and takes him down right into side control to end the round. What a start to prelims on FX!
Round 2: Johnson with a head kick to start the round. Bang with a left jab. Johnson with a straight right, he mixes it up nice with a body shot. Bang with a wild right that lands and then another left. Johnson is hurt, he goes for a single leg, but Bang gets into half guard. Bang is bleeding pretty good from his noise. He is landing strikes from top position. Johnson looks for a heel hook, but can’t get it. He grabs Bang’s back and Bang is landing elbows. Bang makes his way up to the cage, Johnson with a big time strike. He get’s another takedown and Bang goes right back to the guillotine choke. Johnson stands up at 1:20. Johnson with nice jabs. They trade to end the round.
Round 3: Sad to see this one end, final round. They trade, Bang lands a hard right that drops Johnson, but Johnson get’s right back up. Bang with a nice combo, Johnson looks for a takedown, but stuffed. Johnson with a head kick, but in the process Bang lands a big right hand that knocks out Johnson and this one is over. Good stoppage by Big John.
Result: Tae Hyun Bang def. Kajan Johnson via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 2:01
MIKE EASTON (13-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) VS. YVES JABOUIN (19-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Round 1: Easton with a series of strikes, but Easton accidently get’s poked in the eye. They trade strikes, Easton is landing some serious combos, but Jabouin takes him down before Easton can finish him. Jabouin is in guard, he landing short, but effective strikes. Easton get’s his back to the fence and wall walks. Jabouin continues to put pressure on Easton while clinching with him. Jabouin with a takedown, but Easton get’s right back up. However, Jabouin get’s another takedown. Easton stands up and gets a takedown of his own. He is in side control while landing strikes. They stand once more and trade to end the round.
Round 2: Jabouin is mixing it up with strikes, he lands a nice upper cut. easton fires back with straight right. Easton with a swing and a miss. They clinch for a brief moment. Easton with a double leg takedown, Jabouin scrambles and gets his back. Easton crawls to the fence, Easton stands up. Jabouin puts pressure on him while they clicn, Easton reverses and now does Jabouin. They trade strikes, Jabouin with a head and spinning back kick. Jabouin with a nice overhand right, they clinch. Jabouin takes him down once more and Jabouin is in half guard. The referee stands him up with 37 seconds left in the round (Thank you) Jabouin with a series of kicks and they trade to end the round.
Round 3: Easton needs to do something in this round. Final round. They trade lefts and rights. Easton looks for a takedown while Jabouin has his back on the cage. They break and Jabouin gets a takedown. Jabouin has five takedowns up until this point. We are halfway in a uneventful round. Jabouin gets the back of Easton. However, Easton reverses into the guard and he tries to finish him to end the round.
Result: Yves Jabouin def. Mike Easton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rankings: Easton No. 13
VALERIE LETOURNEAU (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) VS. ELIZABETH PHILLIPS (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: Liz goes right after Letourneau and clinches with her. They break, they trade jabs. Liz is pressing forward, look out for Letourneau right hand. They trade head kicks. Liz with a swing and miss of a big right. Letourneau lands an over the top right. They continue to trade, these two will not back down. Letourneau has a mouse under her left eye and a cut under the right eye. Liz is getting the better of the exchanges. Liz is looking for an overhand right. Letourneau left side of her face is swelling up. Letourneau lands a big high kick that hurts Liz and they trade to the bell.
Round 2: Liz with a front kick that lands to the jaw of Letourneau. Liz clinches and puts her on the fence, she goes for a takedown, but blocked and we go back to standing. Liz with a leg kick, but Letourneau lands a nice combo of strikes. Letourneau with a good uppercut. Letourneau with another nice combo, this time with stiff right hands. Letourneau with an uppercut and Liz with a right hook. Liz is getting tired, Letourneau is landing more and more strikes. Liz is eating shots, Letourneau with a knee to the gut and follows it up with strikes. Liz is trying to mount something, but fatigue his getting the better of her. They trade to the bell.
Round 3: Final round, Letourneau left eye is looking nasty. They are exchanging in the pocket, this girls are looking for the end! They trade strikes, Liz clinches and puts her on the fence. They break, they continue to swing it out. This is a really good fight. Both women throwing for the fences, not backing down and keeping it entertaining. Both women tired, but they trade to end the fight.
Result: Valerie Letourneau def. Elizabeth Phillips via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Division: Women’s bantamweight
KIICHI KUNIMOTO (16-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) VS. DANIEL SARAFIAN (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Kunimoto – Sarafian (Dan)
Round 1: Not a tone of action in the first minute, Kunimoto clinches and gets underhooks. He is looking for a takedown, which he gets. He is in half guard, Daniel looks for a guillotine choke, but just let’s it go. Kunimoto gets into side control and then the back. He locks in the rear naked choke for the win.
Result: Kiichi Kunimoto def. Daniel Sarafian via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:52
RYAN JIMMO (19-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) VS. OVINCE ST. PREUX (15-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
Round 1: Jimmo with a combo of strikes. He is in the karate stance. They trade, Preux with big time bombs. Preux with a big straight right. Jimmo with a leg kick and then clinches with Preux. He puts him on the fence, Jimmo is looking for a takedown, but Preux reverses and is now putting the pressure on Jimmo. They battle over control and break. Preux lands a good left hand, Jimmo with a head kick that leads to a short takedown. Preux lays on him to end the round.
Round 2: Jimmo with a good counter right, Preux with a failed leg kick. Preux catches a leg kick and takes him down. He is in half guard, he get’s full back mount. He goes for a choke, can he get it? Nope, Preux still has his back and rains down strikes. Jimmo screams that his arm is broken and the fight is stopped!
Result: Ovince Saint Preux def. Ryan Jimmo via verbal submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:10
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: St. Preux Honorable Mention
ANDREI ARLOVSKI (21-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC) VS. BRENDAN SCHAUB (10-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Round 1: Arlovski goes right after Schaub, but they clinch. Arlovski presses him on the fence with double underhooks as he lands a few knees to the body of Schaub. They break, Schaub with a good left that stumbles Arlovski. A slow start to this one, they clinch once more and Arlovski puts him on the fence. They break once more. Schaub with a flurry of shots. Schaub with a swing and a miss. Arlovski clinches once more, but Schaub breaks. Arlovski clinches once more and puts him on the fence.
Round 2: Arlovski accidently kicks Schaub in the groin. BAck to action, Arlovski with a series of strikes to the body of Schaub and then clinches with him once more. Schaub sneaks out, Schaub with a big overhand right. He lands a good left, Schaub is bleeding from the left eye. They exchange, Schaub lands a left hook. Schaub lands an overhand right and they clinch. Schaub puts Arlovski on the fence, Schaub gets takedown, but Arlovski get’s right back to his feet. They miss an overhand right. Both guys are very hesitant, when they do throw hands, Schaub is getting the better of Arlovski. They trade to end the round.
Round 3: Final round, not the fight everyone was expecting. Schaub lands an uppercut. Big John warns them not to headbutt. Arlovski clinches, but Schaub takes him down and get’s into guard. He rains down strikes, body, head and everything in between. Mixing it up well, Arlovski gets to his feet, but once he does he clinches with Schaub and then they break. They trade to the bell.
Result: Arndrei Arlovski def. Brendan Schaub by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rankings: Schaub Honorable Mention
RYAN BADER (16-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) VS. RAFAEL CAVALCANTE (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Round 1: Bader looking for a stepping left hook. He lands a head kick and a right hand. Bader shoots and gets a takedown, it only last for a moment and Cavalcante gets to his feet. Bader has his back, while putting pressure on Cavalcante that leads to a waist lock takedown. Cavalcante right back to his feet. Bader maintains control, and gets another half takedown. They stand and exchange. Bader shoots in once more with a double leg and gets him to the ground. Bader ground and pounds Cavalcante. He is mixing it up nicely to end the round. Strong round for Bader.
Round 2: Cavalcante with a spinning back kick that lands in the body of Bader. However, that will not stop Bader as he shoots in, but stuffed. Cavalcante misses a straight right and looks to find his groove. Bader shoots, but takes the clinch instead. He puts the pressure on Cavalcante, but Cavalcante prevails and spins out. Bader with a left hook that leads to a takedown and he fails into half guard. He get’s the back of Cavalcante, he works the thighs of Cavalcante with knees. Cavalcante makes his way to his feet, Bader is making his feet move and really shaping this round. Bader with a swing and a miss. Cavalcante is tired, Bader with a straight right and a attempted takedown. Cavalcante lands a big right hand. Bader with an overhand right. Bader gets a late takedown to this round.
Round 3: Cavalcante with huge bombs to kick off the round. Bader shoots and they clinch on the fence. Cavalcante is looking for the finish, Bader drops down and gives Cavalcante his neck. Bader stands and is thrown back. Bader clinches and puts pressure on Cavalcante while on the fence. They are broken up, Bader with another takedown and really is just trying to make it to the bell.
Result: Ryan Bader def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Bader No. 11
RORY MACDONALD (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) VS. TYRON WOODLEY (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Round 1: Rory is very aggressive, the fans are behind him. They clinch, Woodley puts him on the fence. They break, Woodley with a left kick to the body of Rory. Rory with a elbow, Woodley goes for a single leg, but lets it go. Rory keeps throwing a front kick, but does not land. Rory with a knee to the body, but Woodley clinches and puts him on the fence. “Let’s go Rory” chants break out. Woodley lets go and Rory hits a head kick. Woodley with a big right hand and gets a double leg takedown. Rory gets right back up, Rory lands the up kick. Woodley catches the next kick, Rory with a straight right to the body of Woodley. Rory with a flurry of shots to end the round.
Round 2: Rory with an axe kick, but Woodley gets his shots in. Rory looks for a takedown for a moment, but lets it go. Rory with a leading jab, Woodley with a leg kick. Rory with a head kick. Rory with a head/body combo. Woodley with back to back right hands. Rory with more strikes, he is tuning him up. Rory stays the aggressor and is really throwing Woodley off his game. Rory stays on Woodley and really picks him apart. Rory lands a big right hand that stuns Woodley. They trade to the bell.
Round 3: Woodley comes out and starts swinging for the fences. Rory is just trying to duck in and out to avoid these strikes. Woodley slows down, Rory lands a few jabs. Rory lands a body kick, Rory starting to pick apart the body of Woodley. Rory gets a single leg takedown and slides into half guard. Woodley attempts to get up, but Rory stays on him. Woodley tries up kicks, but Rory gets full mount for a moment. He is in side control, he rains down strikes and we go to the bell.
Result: Rory MacDonald def. Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rankings: MacDonald No. 4, Woodley No. 8
DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON (19-2-1 MMA, 7-1-1 UFC) VS. ALI BAGAUTINOV (13-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
DJ (Johnson) – Bagatinov
Round 1: Main event! DJ with a inside leg kick to start this fight off. Bagautinov tags DJ with a left hook, but DJ is fine. Bagautinov with a swing and a miss. A bit of a feeling out process in the first round, Bagautinov reaches, but can’t land an overhand right. Bagautinov with double hooks and they clinch, he puts DJ on the fence. He has one leg up on DJ, but DJ is landing knees to the face and body of Bagautinov. They continue to work on the fence and get warned by the referee. DJ with more and more knees to the body of Bagautinov. With ten seconds left Bagautinov gets a quick takedown, but DJ gets right back up. END OF ROUND.
Round 2: DJ is mixing up his strikes, leg kicks and then a overhand right. DJ shoots, but stuffed and clinches with the champion. Bagautinov lets go, they go back to striking. Bagautinov misses a wild headkick. DJ goes for a head kick, but Bagautinov catches it. Bagautinov with a good straight right. It appears that DJ is too quick for Bagautinov. They trade and DJ tags Bagautinov. He could be hurt, but plays it off well. Bagautinov with a head kick. DJ with a running knee, but Bagautinov clinches and puts him on the fence. DJ continues to land knees to the body of Bagautinov.
Round 3: Bagautinov lands a stiff right hand. DJ lands a inside leg kick. DJ lands a head kick, but Bagautinov clinches and puts him on the fence once more. DJ with double underhooks and then lands a series of knees to the face of Bagautinov. DJ with a right hook and then a leg kick. DJ is truly amazing to watch and Bagautinov is wondering what to do now. DJ lands a leg kick, Bagautinov misses a wild right hook. Bagautinov with a big slam that leads to a takedown. He clinches and DJ takes over with knees once more. They break,
Round 4: DJ with a series of strikes, he lands a knee to the face of Bagautinov. DJ with a big kick to the body of Bagautinov. DJ shoots in, but Bagautinov stops him and they go back to their feet. Bagautinov is getting frustrated, but still cannot do anything about it. DJ is too quick! DJ slips and Bagautinov lands a huge right hand. DJ recovers somehow, DJ with a knee to the body of Bagautinov. They clinch, Bagautinov applies pressure, but DJ has no worries as he is landing knees all day! DJ gets the back of Bagautinov to end the round.
Round 5: Final round, can Bagautinov get something going or is this going to the judges? Bagautinov tries to get the crowd on his side to begin this round. Bagautinov misses a wild right hand. Bagautinov shoots in, but DJ clinches and puts him on the fence once more. Ladies and Gentlemen this is how it’s done. DJ is putting on a clinique. Bagautinov screams out, is he hurt? We have no clue, DJ continues to put a beating on Bagautinov with knees. This fight will go to the judges and the winner of this fight is….
Result: Demetrious Johnson def. Ali Bagautinov by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Rankings: Johnson No. 1, No. 4 pound-for-pound; Bagautinov No. 6