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UFC on FOX 12 Play-By-Play Coverage & Results

Andrew Ravens

UFC on Fox 12

* Noad Lahat def. Steven Siler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Juliana Lima by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Gilbert Burns (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Andreas Stahl (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: Burns lands a good right, then a leg kick. Stahl steps in and is immediately met by Burns who clinches with him. Burns puts him on the fence and is looking for a takedown. Stahl reverses and get’s the outside. He lands a knee to the face, staying busy. They break with Stahl staying in striking range. Burns lands a nice high head kick. Stahl charges and lands a good right. Stahl follows it up by clinching with Burns. However, Burns is the one landing a knee and getting the outside where he applies pressure for a takedown. Burns with a spinning elbow to break, Stahl misses a head kick. Stahl with a flurry of strikes leading to a clinch that puts us on the fence once again. Burns slides out and lands a big right, he get’s a single leg takedown. They wrestle and this leads to another clinch by Burns. This is how we end.

Round 2: Stahl lands a nice kick to the body of Burns. Burns comes forward with more strikes while Stahl lands a leg kick. Stahl with a knee to the gut and backs Burns into the fence while he applies the clinch. Burns with knees of his own to the body that get’s him off the fence. Burns continues to press forward with strikes. Stahl throws a wild overhand right, he ties up with Burns with a double underhook clinch only to have Burns get out. Stahl with a spinning back fist, but Burns has his hands up. Good defense. Burns with 1.2.3 strikes, a stepping kick and a head kick. They trade with Burns getting a takedown into side control. Stahl get’s up and we go to the final round.

Round 3: Burns comes out and lands a nice combo of strikes. Stahl answers, both wanting to get the job done. Burns works the body and puts Stahl on the fence looking for a takedown. Stahl’s nose is bleeding pretty good, Stahl presses forward to get out and we go back to standing. Stahl lands a nice right followed by an uppercut that leads to a clinch fest on the fence only to break. Stahl lands a flying knee to the body, Burns lands a head kick. Stahl ducks under and lands a right. Burns with a flying knee attempt, but can’t land anything. Burns goes back to the clinch with just a minute left. They trade all the way to the bell.

Result: Gilbert Burns def. Andreas Stahl by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Akbarh Arreola (22-7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Tiago dos Santos e Silva (18-4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: They both go for a body kick, but Trator falls down, back to their feet. They exchange briefly, Trator mixes it up well. Arreola slips as Trator swings with a major right hand. Trator with a leg kick, Trator with a body strike and then a head strike. Arreola with a counter strike, Trator with a big right. Both landing, Arreola is making more of an effort of finishing while Arreola is trying to land shots. Trator with a leg kick combo, staying aggressive. Arreola ducks a wild right by Tractor that leads into a clinch by him. We are going to the second round with Arreola getting a last second takedown.

Round 2: Arreola lands a head kick, Arreola catches one and tries for a takedown, but just cannot get it. Trator with a big time leg kick that drops Arreola. Trator is trying to elbow the leg of Arreola, odd. Trator calls him up, we are standing. Arreola lands a body kick, Arreola lands a another leg kick that drops Tractor for a minute. Tractor back up and eats a head kick. Tractor presses forward where he fires away with strikes. They trade with Tractor getting the better of the two. He lands a big time right followed by a left leg kick. Arreola lands a big right hook, but Tractor wraps around his wast looking for a takedown. He does not get it and Arreola is the one who takes him down. He looks for an armbar, but does not get it and we go back to striking to end the round.

Round 3: Tractor works the legs while Arreola is looking to land his left jab. Arreola lands a high kick followed by a right. Tractor clinches and puts Arreola on the fence. Arreola slides out, Tractor swings with heymakers, but just cannot find the home for them. He goes back to the clinch, continues to work on it. Tractor is firing away, trying to finish with a minute left. Strikes, knees, throwing everything at him. Arreola turns and gives his back up, Tractor continues to fire away to end the round.

Result: Tiago Trator defeats Akbarh Arreola via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Mike De La Torre (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Brian Ortega (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1: Ortega presses forward with strikes, they clinch and Ortega is pressing for a takedown, which he does get. Ortega slides to the back of Torre, however, Torre stands up. Ortega locks in a choke while Torre is standing, and he finishes it right here.

Result: Brian Ortega def. Mike De La Torre by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:39, R1
Broadcast: FOX

Tim Means (20-6-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (17-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Round 1: Perpetuo lands a big time right then a flurry of strikes and Means is hurt. However, Means get’s a quick takedown, but Perpetuo get’s right back up. Perpetuo clinches, and then they break. Perpetuo with more strikes that has one that lands pretty good with a left hook. Means lands a nice body strike. Perpetuo with more leg kicks, but is missing a heavily thrown right hook. Mean is landing nice counter shots as well. Perpetuo bull rushes, he is throws a series of strikes. Means lands some mean elbows and we have a slugfest on our hands. Perpetuo just misses a spinning back kick. They exchange in the pocket, they clinch for a moment and are you keeping up at this point? Wow. Means accidentally pokes Perpetuo in the eye. Perpetuo says that Means head butted him, but nothing happens. This makes Perpetuo mad, but Means calms him down by trying for a takedown. They trade to the bell.

Round 2: They come out and Perpetuo bull rushes him again with strikes. Perpetuo with a body kick and then a spinning back kick. They trade in the pocket, Means lands a straight left and then an uppercut. Means just misses a flying knee and Perpetuo is hurt! Means starts T’ing off at Perpetuo, but Perpetuo is recovering and throwing more strikes as he comes back to his normal self. Means is starting to lean with a straight left. They trade to enter the third and final round.

Round 3: Means continues where he left off at the end of the second round. Perpetuo is still doing what he has been doing, but the bull rush approach is not working for him and Means is picking him apart. Means is doing a good job of sliding away from the strikes that Perpetuo is throwing. Perpetuo’s left hand might be hurt as he is not throwing any strikes with it and is keeping it down. Means is starting to go to town, while Perpetuo is talking trash. Means with a big combo that stuns Perpetuo. They trade to the bell.

Result: Tim Means def. Hernani Perpetuo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Broadcast: FOX

Patrick Cummins (5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (11-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC)
Round 1: Cummins grabs a single leg and looks for the takedown which he get’s. Kyle get’s back to his feet, but Cummins shoves him down and get’s top postion. Kyle back to his feet and clinches with Cummins. However, Cummins slides out and get’s takedown leading to top position. Cummins looks for a choke, but let’s go for hammer fist. Kyle makes his way up to his feet. Cummins drives forwards and get’s another takedown. Cummins in top position where he lands some nice elbows. Kyle get’s up to his feet and we trade to the bell.

Round 2: Kyle lands a nice uppercut, but Cummins takes him right back down. Kyle fights back to his feet, and presses forward. However, Cummins takes control with another takedown. They get back to their feet, but while striking, Cummins lands a double leg slam and Cummins is trying to finish this fight. He cannot, but easily wins this round.

Round 3: The final round starts just like the first, Cummins with another takedown and ground and pound. Cummins lands a series of elbows, but Kyle makes his way to his feet. Kyle is a bit tired as he continues to swing. Cummins with another takedown and controls the last few moments of this fight.

Results: Patrick Cummins def. Kyle Kingsbury by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-24)
Broadcast: FOX

Daron Cruickshank (15-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Jorge Masvidal (26-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Round 1: Jorge throws a leg kick, but Cruickshank catches it. Cruickshank lands a huge right hand that drops Jorge. However, Jorge get’s up like nothing and Cruickshank just misses a wheel kick. Cruickshank circling left, but give it up to Jorge for staying in this fight. Cruickshank continues to pick apart Jorge. Cruickshank throws a kick, but caught by Jorge who lands a series of knees. Jorge presses forward, Cruickshank just misses a wild spinning back elbow. Jorge get’s a late round takedown.

Round 2: Cruickshank just misses a straight right and a spinning back kick. Cruickshank get’s a takedown, but Jorge pops right back up. Cruickshank clinches and puts him on the fence, only to have Jorge transition and take Cruickshank down ending up in top position. Moments later Jorge locks in a darth choke and this one is not over! Cruickshank get’s out of it. Jorge lands a flurry of elbows from top position to end the round.

Round 3: They trade in the pocket, Cruickshank is trying to press forward and is landing. Jorge looking for a takedown, puts Cruickshank on the fence. Jorge get’s the takedown, but Cruickshank get’s right back up to his feet. Jorge is all over him, Cruickshank slides out and starts swinging. Cruickshank wrestles with him and get’s the back of Jorge. However, Jorge transitions into top position where he rains down strikes. Jorge tries to finish the fight, but we end the fight by decision.

Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Daron Cruickshank by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Broadcast: FOX

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Josh Thomson (20-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC)
Round 1: Thomson comes out throwing leg kicks, Green lands a right that makes Thomson fall. But Thomson get’s right back up, and is OK. They trade in the pocket, with Thomson exiting while landing a left hook. Green tells him to bring it, Thomson lands a head kick. Green pokes Thomson in the eye really bad. Ouch. Back to fighting, Green is still talking while throwing strikes. Thomson with a flurry of straight rights. They trade to the bell.

Round 2: Green is constantly talking to Thomson as they trade strikes. Thomson is opening up his strikes, a flurry of strikes with a high kick. Green lands a nice body strike, Thomson lands a nice left while Green lands a big right. Green is starting to throw more kicks, they exchange with two minutes left. Thomson lands a nice right hand over the top and still circling. Green is staying in this fight.

Round 3: Thomson is trying to get the crowd involved as we go into the final round. Green lands a nice left hook to the body. green looks for the takedown as he puts Thomson on the fence where he applies pressure. Green attempts a flying knee, but Thomson reverses it and puts Green on the fence. However, Green slides out and takes the middle of the octagon. Green is looking for a straight left, but does lands a nice combo. Green looks for the takedown while Thomson is starting to bleed from under his right eye. Thomson fires away with hammer fist and we break.They trade to the bell.

Result: Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Broadcast: FOX

Dennis Bermudez (13-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) vs. Clay Guida (31-14 MMA, 11-8 UFC)
Round 1: Bermudez just misses a wild right, both guys going right after it. Guida finds a big right that connects to Bermudez’s jaw. Guida looking for a single leg, but cannot get it. Bermudez lands a flurry of strikes, but falls and Guida get’s on top. They wrestle and Bermudez get’s the outside. Back and forth up, down, Guida get’s to his feet. Bermudez fires away with strikes and a nasty series of knees. Guida tries to get the takedown, but Bermudez climbs the back of Guida. Bermudez locks in a crank choke and this one is not over. Guida fights out, but Bermudez goes right back to it, he runs out of time as the bell sounds.

Round 2: The fans are behind Guida, they exchange while Bermudez presses for a takedown. Guida reverses and get’s the outside. However, they say forget it and go back to striking. Bermudez is T’ing off with jabs. Bermudez with a left hook, knee to the face combo. Guida starts to swing, which leaves the door open for Bermudez to take him down. Bermudez get’s the back of Guida and locks in the rear naked choke for the win!

Result: Dennis Bermudez def. Clay Guida by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57, R2
Broadcast: FOX

Anthony Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
Round 1: Johnson tags Nogueira right out of the gate and swarms Nogueira to end the fight! Good god, Rumble Johnson is a machine right now!

Result: Anthony Johnson def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (strikes) at 0:44 of R1

Broadcast: FOX

Matt Brown (21-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) vs. Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC)
Round 1: They come out swinging, Brown working the leg kicks. Lawler tags Brown with a right uppercut. Lawler lands a straight right hand. Brown presses forward, but only to eat a right hand by Lawler. Brown connects with a big right hand that stuns Lawler, he presses forward, but runs into a left. Brown with a sweeping leg takedown, he is on top. Brown goes for a choke, but Lawler get’s to his feet. Lawler clinches and puts Brown on the fence, they trade knees and elbows. Lawler with a big right and it hurts Brown. Lawler explodes on Brown, he continues to hunt with Brown pressing forward. Brown just misses a spinning back fist, and Lawler connects with a flurry of strikes.

Round 2: Lawler lands a left uppercut while Brown lands a head kick. Brown is picking up the pace with his kicks, he just misses again with the spinning back fist. Brown shoots in on a double leg and get’s it. Lawler right back to his feet with Brown all over him. They stand, half way through the round. Brown just misses a wild right. Brown lands a nice spinning back kick to the body and then lands a flurry of strikes. Brown looks for a back elbow, but just misses. Lawler fires back with a combo, but we are going to the third round.

Round 3: Brown shoots on a double leg right out of the gate, he get’s it for a second, but can’t deliver it home. They stand and exchange. Lawler lands a kick to the body of Matt Brown. Lawler lands a nice right hook to the face of Brown. Now, Brown is starting to bleed from his left eyebrow. Lawler accidently kicks Brown in the nuts and we take a break. Wait, it was a body shot. Brown shoots in, they clinch and then break. Lawler T’ing off with a right hook. Brown with a power kick to the body of Lawler. They exchange to the bell.

Round 4: Lawler turns it up and get’s a takedown right out of the gate. Lawler in top position, in half guard. Brown is doing a nice job off his back in defense. Brown scoots to the fence where he makes his way up to his feet, only to be pulled down by Lawler. Now, Brown get’s back to his feet. Lawler with an uppercut, but Brown shoots in, but Lawler shrugs him off. Brown looking tired as Lawler is landing straight rights over and over. Brown leans in with a strike and get’s the heck out of the way to avoid shots.

Round 5: Both guys come out and are swinging. Brown lands a nice elbow, but Lawler firing away. Back and forth, Lawler lands a nice combo where he closes the distance just in time to clinch. They break, Lawler lands a left jab. Lawler lands a head kick as Brown is starting to bleed from his nose. Brown with a flurry of right hands that make hurts his right hand. Brown stopped throwing it, Lawler however is landing head kicks and all sorts of strikes. Brown with a nasty elbow, a big right by Brown. Lawler with a spinning back fist, Lawler lands a head kick. Brown misses a spinning back fist, Lawler lands a kick to the body. Brown shoots in, but Lawler kicks in the face and that’s how we end the fight!

Result: Robbie Lawler def. Matt Brown via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

Broadcast: FOX

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