7PM EST Start Time: Kevin Casey (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. William “Bubba” Bush (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: Bubba rushes in and Casey drops him with a flurry of strikes. Bubba drops and Casey gets on top trying to finish. Casey calms down and lands short, but effective elbows that ends this fight!
Result: Kevin Casey def. Bubba Bush via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 1:01
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Guilherme Vasconcelos (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Luke Zachrich (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Round 1: Luke with a nice mix of strikes, a feeling out process early. Vasconcelos more on the defense and not throwing anything in the opening minute. Vasconcelos misses misses with a hook, Luke with strikes and kicks. Luke is getting inside, Vasconcelos is defending well. Vasconcelos lands a left hook of a counter strike. Vasconcelos is pressuring, but nothing for concern. With a minute thirty to go, Vasconcelos starts landing more. The last forty seconds left, they start swinging for the fences and all the way to the bell.
Round 2: Luke lands a big right hand, but Vasconcelos stays calm and continues to fire away. Vasconcelos lands a head kick, but slips. Luke appears to get poked in the eye, but is fine. Luke is using his range nice, while Vasconcelos is getting inside better. That is the name of the game. Vasconcelos attempts for a waist lock takedown, but Luke shrugs him off. Luke lands a left hook counter that stumbles Vasconcelos, but he recovers well. Vasconcelos lands a body kick then a nice combo. They exchange to end the round.
Round 3: Vasconcelos comes out and he is showing urgences on his part. Vasconcelos misses a strong body hook, leg kick caught and is backing down. Vasconcelos goes for a takedown, but blocked and Luke goes back to striking at one minute in. Vasconcelos with a leg kick, but Luke trips him down and they go back to standing. Luke lands a good jab and then a over the top right. Vasconcelos lands a body kick, They exchange to end the fight….
Result: Luke Zachrich def. Guilherme Vasconcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Rob Font (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. George Roop (15-10-1 MMA, 5-6 UFC)
Round 1: Font keeps rushing in for strikes, but Roop easily counters this. Roop with a left high keep. Font rushes in, but Roop clinches and puts him on the fence. Font reverses out and Font explodes in with a big right that drops Roop, he lands a flurry of strikes on the ground and this one is over!
Result: Rob Font def. George Roop via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:19
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Chris Camozzi (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) vs. Bruno Santos (13-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Round 1: Santos presses the action, but Camozzi throws strikes to keep him back. Camozzi lands a nice overhand left, but Santos fires back with a right. Santos is having problems with the reach and is not landing on the chin, but rather the chest of Camozzi. Camozzi continues to land body kicks, Camozzi fires, but misses with straight rights. Camozzi misses a head kick and eats a big right. Camozzi lands a big right, Santos clinches and throws him on the fence. Santos with double underhooks, they break and go back to striking. Santos clinches once more and puts him on the fence.
Round 2: Camozzi lands a nice right, but Santos fires back with a big right. Santos with a big time double leg takedown, he get’s into the clinch of Camozzi. Santos throws strikes from top position, but Camozzi is covering up well. Santos mouth piece falls out and we have a break for a moment. Back to action, Santos attempts to mount Camozzi, but Camozzi guards it well. Speaking of guard, Santos is back there. Camozzi starting to land strikes from the bottom and this opens up Santos. Now, Camozzi get’s to his feet, but Santos get’s a trip and we go back to the ground. Santos is tired and we go to the bell. Santos needs to get a second wind.
Round 3: Final round, Santos lands a big right hand right off the bat. Camozzi starting to work the leg kicks. Camozzi with a flurry of strikes, but Santos is getting the better of the two early in this round. Camozzi with a one, two jab, landing. Santos get’s a double hook takedown and puts Camozzi on his back. Camozzi looking for a choke, but let’s it go. Santos in guard, continues to wear Camozzi down. Santos puts him Camozzi on the fence, but continues to keep Camozzi down. One minute left, Santos lands a big hook and then a big time takedown! Santos puts him on his back, continues to control the action
Result: Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Ildemar Alcantara (20-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Kenny Robertson (13-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Round 1: Kenny shoots in and clinches with Alcantara, he puts him on the fence. Kenny has double underhooks, and looking for the takedown. Kenny drags Alcantara down to the mat. Kenny continues to rain down short, but effective elbows from the top. Alcantara is trying to get space between the two, but can only eat them. Kenny is landing shots and they are adding up!
Round 2: Alcantara lands a nice high kick. Kenny closes in to shut down the distance. Kenny with a nice leg kick while Alcantara is starting to mix up the kicks. Alcantara lands a nice elbow, Kenny is rushing in and leaving openings. Kenny shoots in for a double leg, but shutdown. Alcantara attempts to block, but Kenny fights through and gets his back. Kenny locks for a neck crank, but just can’t quite get it. Alcantara lands a nice knee to the body of Kenny and get;s to his feet, but Alcantara get’s taken down once more. Kenny mounts him, lands a flurry of strikes which includes elbows. Kenny goes for a kamara, but Alcantara rolls through. Kenny locks it in real good, can he get the submission? Kenny let’s it go and rains down big elbows to the sound of the bell.
Round 3: Kenny lands a nice faint left hook then an elbow. Kenny shoots in, the transitions into the clinch, but Kenny accidently knees Alcantara in the nuts and we take a break. Back to the fight, Alcantara with a faint high kick. Kenny misses a big right, but then follows with one that lands. Kenny shoots in, Alcantara sprawls and stands, however Alcantara get’s kneed hardcore again. Ouch! Alcantara recovers, Kenny lands a big elbow and then a big right. Kenny just misses a spinning back fist. Alcantara get’s a takedown and puts Kenny on his back. Kenny rolls and gets top position. They stand to end the round.
Result: Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Alex Caceres (10-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) vs. Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Round 1: Fast start, Faber shoots in, but Caceres stops it. Caceres clinches and puts Faber on the fence. However, Faber reverses and puts him on the fence where he lands knees to the body of Caceres. Faber lands a big right hand off a scramble. Faber gets a takedown into full guard. Faber continues to stay in this position, controlling the fight and landing some shots here and there. He stays this way all the way to the bell sounds.
Round 2: Faber with a big overhand right and then a double leg takedown. Caceres get’s to his feet, he throws a kick, but Faber catches it and get’s another takedown. Faber gets his back, puts him on the fence. However, Caceres reverses, but Faber is right there once again where he puts him on the fence. Caceres get’s out and they go back to striking. Caceres with a back kick, he misses a 360 round kick and this leads to Faber clinching once more. Faber get’s a hip toss, but Caceres manages to get right back to his feet. He puts Caceres on the fence, continues to wear down this young kid.
Round 3: Final round! Faber fakes a shoot, but Caceres sees it and lands some strikes. Caceres clinches and puts Faber on the fence. Faber get’s out and takes Caceres down. Faber get’s his back, and chokes out Caceres with a rear naked choke.
Result: Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:09
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Rankings: Faber No. 3
Marcus Brimage (6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Russell Doane (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Round 1: Brimage with quick strikes in and out. Both men comfortable on their feet. Doan with a double leg takedown, he is in guard. Doane with a nice transitions to Brimage’s back. He lands strikes to Brimage, really control the ground game. Doane looks to get the second hook in, this is looking bad for Brimage. Doane looks for the rear naked choke, however Brimage doing a good job of defending the choke. Doane stays patient, just waiting on Brimage to make a mistake. Brimage explodes out and they get to their feet with less than a minute left. They exchange to end the round.
Round 2: Brimage with a head kick right off the bat, he mixes things up with leg kicks. Brimage with a big right hook that drops Doane and Brimage swarms on him. However, Doane holds onto the leg of Brimage and get’s his way up to his feet. Brimage with a inside leg kick that drops Doane, but Doane get’s right back up. He switches stances and Brimage is targeting the leg. Doane shoots in on a double leg and gets the takedown. Doane grabs the back of Brimage, landing strikes and continues to search for the choke. Brimage submission defense is really good, he puts him on the fence. Doane presses Brimage on the fence, but Brimage reverses out and we go back to standing with 2 minutes left. Doane clinches, lands a knee to the body and then puts him on the fence where he shoots, but stuffed. Real good round from these two. Doane applies pressure, gets the takedown, but Brimage rolls through right back to their feet.
Round 3: Doane attempts a high kick, but Brimage catches it and gets a single leg takedown. Doane goes for a submission, but Brimage sees it and stands up. Back to the stand up game, they pick their spots when exchanging.
Result: Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Uriah Hall (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Round 1: They touch em up, Hall misses a spinning back fist. Santos misses a spinning back kick. Santos is looking for a finish and so is Hall! These guys are throwing wild strikes. Hall is looking lose and Santos is landing leg kicks. Hall starts throwing a nice faint leg kick, big jab, real nice technic. Hall lands a straight right, Santos is just landing leg kicks at will. Santos throws a leg kick, but Hall catches him. However, Santos get’s up with ease. He is limping though. They exchange, Hall lands a real nice right hand that stuns Santos for a moment. Hall looking for a head kick, but just mises. Hall lands a big left hook, he is putting pressure on Santos and Santos is back peddling. Hall lands a big right, Hall has his hands down and is trying to be Anderson Silva. They exchange to end the round.
Round 2: Hall’s toe is broke and looks sick. He is pumped up though and ready to go. Hall once again presses the action, on a broken toe! Hall just misses a head kick. Hall with jab, jab, big overhand right. Hall is controlling this fight and Santos is just trying to be cautious as possible. Hall catches a leg kick and swarms on Santos. However, Santos get’s to his feet. Hall misses a back spinning kick, I might add on the broken toe, this dude is tough. Santos attempts a takedown, but is just thrown off. Hall misses a back kick and falls, he get’s right back up. They exchange to end the round.
Round 3: Hall picks up the pace and continues to press forward. Santos is trying to find something that he can do, but Hall is in, lands strikes and get’s out before Santos can throw anything. No doubt one of the better performances from Hall. Santos lands a big right hand to the body of Hall. Then Hall lands a spinning back kick with the broken toe to the body of Santos. This has been the Hall show for 15 minutes. Santos accidently kicks Hall in the nuts and we take a break. Hall continues to do his thing all the way to the sound of the bell.
Result: Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Ronda Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Alexis Davis (16-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
Rousey with a few jabs, they exchange right off the bat. Rousey wiht a big right, hip toss and then ground and pound which ends the fight! Davis is so out of it, she is trying to fight the referee!
Result: Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:16
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) vs. Lyoto Machida (21-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC)
Round 1: Weidman opens up with three leg kicks, interesting… Lyoto has yet to open up with a minute and half already past. Lyoto with a body kick, but Weidman shoots, stopped and they clinch. Weidman slides out and we go back to striking. Weidman with a big right, he hits a long left and they a mad scramble. Weidman lands a kick to the body, Weidman with two in a row kicks. Lyoto eats a kick, but lands a big strike. Lyoto with a high kick and lands. Weidman just misses a spinning back kick. More of a feeling out process and they exchange here and there to end the round.
Round 2: Lyoto opens the round with a kick, but Weidman shoots it down. Weidman presses forward with strikes, but just misses. Weidman with more kicks and is trying to get a hold of Machida. Lyoto lands a big right, but Weidman counters with an overhand right. Weidman with a jumping front kick to Lyoto. They both meet with leg kicks, Weidman just cannot find his range. Lyoto lands a big over the top left that just connects with Weidman. Now, Weidman get’s a double leg takedown with a minute left, he puts Machida on the fence where he can control the action. Weidman starts opening up the ground and pound, he gets Lyoto’s back, but Machida stands up and eats a knee by Weidman.
Round 3: Weidman with a stiff jab into the face of the dragon, but Lyoto fires back to back head kicks, but does not land. Weidman shoots, stuffed and stands up. Lyoto lands a body kick, followed by a head kick. Weidman shoots, stuffed and we’re back to standing. Weidman with a jab, jab, double leg takedown! He get’s into Machida’s guard, picks his shots. Weidman get’s the back of Lyoto, but Lyoto slides out and we are standing once more. Weidman with a flurry of strikes, it stuns Lyoto. Weidman hunts, while Machida is the pray. Weidman with more strikes and this leads to Lyoto to bleed. Lyoto with a knee to the body, but does not faze Weidman as he gets a takedown. He get’s the back of Lyoto, he rains down strikes. Lyoto get’s up, but Weidman get’s him right back down. Less than a minute and Weidman is controlling this fight. Lyoto stands up and he is bleeding pretty good now. They exchange to the bell.
Round 4: Championship rounds! Weidman works the legs coming out. Lyoto starts to find his groove, he is landing left hooks on Weidman. Now, Weidman is starting to back down and Lyoto is the aggressor. Lyoto is looking to finish with head and body kicks. Lyoto is landing to the body, they exchange in the pocket. Now, Lyoto is getting a bit more tired. Weidman shoots, Lyoto defends well and we go back to striking. The fans get behind Lyoto, he lands a body kick. Lyoto is starting to get more and more confidence in his fighting style. Weidman shoots, stuffed by Lyoto and we go back to stand up. They exchange to end the round.
Round 5: Final round! Machida comes out with body kicks, Weidman is becoming bruised on the body. Lyoto targeting the body even more. Weidman is trying to get back to what he was doing prior to the fourth round and it’s starting to work. Lyoto with a big right, Weidman shoots, Lyoto stuffs it. Lyoto puts Weidman on the fence, in the clinch. They break, then Weidman lands two back to back knees to the body of Lyoto. Now, Machida lands a body kick and we are under three minutes. Weidman just misses a head kick, but lands a big right. They exchange in the pocket. Lyoto looking to clinch more and more. Weidman with a knee to the body then a big right, left combo. Lyoto pressing forward with more and more strikes. Weidman shoots and gets a double leg takedown. Weidman in the guard of Machida and starts landing elbows. Weidman gets the back of Machida, raining down strikes. However, Machida get’s up and they exchange to end this fight.
Result: Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46) to retain UFC middleweight title
Rankings: Weidman No. 1, Machida No. 5