The prelims are over for UFC FN 67, so now it’s time to move to the main card, which will see Carlos Condit take on fellow, welterweight contender Thiago Alves.
That fight should be a doozy…
Wendell Oliveira vs. Darren Till
Till chucks a body kick to start things off. Oliveira blasts in for a double but can’t get a takedown. The two are clinched against the cage. Oliveira is firing knees to the body. Finally Till breaks free. Latter chucks another knee but misses. Till throws a headkick but Oliveira blocks it. Oliveira lands a right. Neither guy is throwing much in terms of combos. Some fans are booing. Round ends.
Round 2: Oliveira rushes in but Till counters with a body lock. Till tries sweeping Oliveira to the mat but the latter gets back up. Till chucks another kick but Oliveira takes him down. Till reverses and is on top. Till lands an elbow. And another. Wow. Till hammers down a couple more elbows and Oliveira went out for a sec. Fights done. Crazy finish.
Darren Till def. Wendell Oliveira via KO (elbows) R2, 1:37
Norman Parke vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Parke throws a kick that’s blocked. Trinaldo with a leg kick. Both guys are winging hard shots. Wow. Trinaldo lands a couple hard punches to the body. Parke get the takedown. Nicely done. Trinaldo is working to get back up. Latter is up. Parke sweeps Trinaldo back down. Latter is back to his feet once more. Couple hard elbows from Trinaldo and then a knee. Round ends.
Round 2: Trinaldo continues to keep busy with his jab. Leg kick from Trinaldo prompts Parke to look for a takedown. Trinaldo pushes Parke to the cage. They break away. Trinaldo lands a hard left to the head and body. Trinaldo is giving Parke some trouble on the feet. Latter goes for another takedown but can’t get it. Trinaldo fires a standing elbow. Another hard shot from Trinaldo. Couple hard kicks from the Brazilian. Parke hasn’t scored much this round. Trinaldo fires a left. Parke changes levels again but can’t get the takedown. Round ends.
Round 3: Trinaldo continues to press forward. Parke changes levels again and gets the takedown. Parke moves to Trinaldo’s back. Parke is still looking for a choke. Trinaldo’s defending. Wow. Trinaldo finally works his way out, and has Parke against the cage. Latter gets another takedown. Parke fires down a couple punches. Round ends.
Francisco Trinaldo def. Norman Parke via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ryan Jimmo vs. Francimar Barroso
Jimmo fires a hard leg kick to start the fight. Barroso may have taken an eye poke. Barros0 charges in but eats a right. Barroso pushes Jimmo to the cage. Barroso attempts a trip but can’t get it. Wow. Barroso switches to a single leg but still can’t get it. Finally, Barroso gets Jimmo to the mat but only for a second. Ref breaks them up. Jimmo chucks a head kick but it’s partially blocked. Round ends.
Round 2: Both guys land rights. Barroso charges in but Jimmo side steps. Another takedown attempt from Barroso. Now Jimmo is up against the cage. Ref breaks them up again. Barroso looks somewhat tired. Ugh. Jimmo takes a shot low. Yikes. Replay shows how brutal that shot was. They’ve brought the bucket in for Jimmo.
Looks like Jimmo’s ready to go. Jimmo comes out throwing a few punches. Barroso charges in but Jimmo moves away. Barroso flurries in. Jimmo plants an uppercut. Barroso lands a right and charges in. Looks like the clashed heads and Jimmo has a big egg forming by his right eyebrow.
Round 3: Jimmo lands an inside leg kick. And another. Jimmo continues to wait for opportunities to counter but that may not be enough. Barroso charges in again but winds up against the fence. Barroso reverses. Ref breaks them up. Nice jab from Jimmo. Barroso pushes Jimmo to the cage again after a failed kick attempt. Not much going on. Round ends.
Francimar Barroso def. Ryan Jimmo (206) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Alex Oliveira vs. KJ Noons
Noons runs out and Oliveira wings a hard counter right not long after. Noons chucks a big left. Oliveira flurries in. Wow. Both guys are throwing big shots. Oliveira grabs Noons and pushes him to the cage. Oliveira has his back and pulls him to the ground. Noons gets back up but is thrown to the mat again. Repeat. Oliveira quickly sinks in a RNC and Noons taps. That’s a wrap.
Alex Oliveira def. KJ Noons via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:51
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
Lentz throws a kick and clinches up. Lentz breaks throws a right but is forced to defend a guillotine. Action spills to the mat. Oliveira pops back up and throws Lentz to the mat. Wow. Lentz gets up-has some redness over his left eye. Lentz lands some shots but takes a knee to the body. Lentz flurries but absorbs another knee to the body. Wow. Something happened to Oliveira’s eye in an exchange but he keeps firing punches. Oliveira lands a big elbow to the head. Wow. Massive knee to the body folds Lentz to the mat. Oliveira has top position. Lentz takes another knee to the body. Round ends. Great action.
Round 2: Oliveira comes out firing shots but Lentz clinches up. Lentz sweeps Oliveira to the mat. Lentz is workign from the top in half guard. Lentz passes.Oliveira gets back up but is slammed to the ground. He may have hit his head. Wow. Couple nasty up kicks from Oliveira. Now Lentz is looking for a choke but gives it up. Oliveira dives for a heel hook. Lentz spins out and briefly moves into mount. Oliveira gets up to his feet but the fight spills to the floor. Round ends.
Round 3: Oliveira lands a couple more knees. Lentz attempts a spinning back fist that misses. Lentz comes in and pushes Oliveira to the cage. Oliveira dives on a guillotine choke and it looks tight. Wow. Lentz taps. Great fight.
Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz via submission (guillotine choke) R3, 1:10
Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves
Alrighty. It’s main even time. Condit goes high with a kick that’s blocked. Alves goes high with a kick also but misses. Condit flurries in. Alves with a hard leg kick. Condit’s tried a couple of spinning kicks but has missed on both. Condit’s also thrown several front kicks. Latter flurries in. Alves plants a jab and another hard leg kick. Condit with a 1/2 – high kick attempt. Alves fires a hard right. Alves plants another right. Round ends.
Round 2: Condit throws a front kick but takes a leg kick. Condit plants a right hook but takes a counter. Condit comes in and floors Alves with a left. Wow. Condit’s on top and Alves gives up his back. Alves is taking shots from above. It’s so quiet in the arena. The nose of Alves is a bloody mess. Knee to the body from Condit. Wow. Alves digs for a choke and Condit is forced to scramble. There’s a lot of blood. They’re back on their feet. Alves eats a big elbow but fires back. Condit sweeps Alves to the mat. Now Condit is going for a RNC. Alves defends but takes a couple more shots. Condit fires more shots from above. Alves gets back up. Crazy. Alves is firing shots. Spinning elbow from Condit lands. Round ends. Replay shows that it was an elbow from Condit that floored him initially.
Fight’s stopped. Doctor rules that Alves can’t continue. His nose is badly broken and he also has a lot of swelling above his nose as well. Impressive win for Condit.
Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves via TKO (doctor stoppage due to broken nose) R2, 5:00