The UFC was in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening at The Pearl at The Palms Hotel and Casino for UFC Fight Night 12, the UFC’s second event in just five days.
The nine-fight card featured Mike Swick’s welterweight debut against Josh Burkman in the evening’s main event as well as knockout artists Patrick Cote and Drew McFedries in a featured main card bout.
The full card included:
- Mike Swick vs. Josh Burkman
- Patrick Cote vs. Drew McFedries
- Alvin Robinson vs. Nate Diaz
- Michihiro Omigawa vs. Thiago Tavares
- Alberto Crane vs. Kurt Pellegrino
- Dennis Siver vs. Gray Maynard
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Cole Miller
- Joe Veres vs. Corey Hill
- Justin Buchholz vs. Matt Wiman
Continue reading for complete, round-by-round results from UFC Fight Night 12…
- Mike Swick def. Josh Burkman via majority decision
- Patrick Cote defeats Drew McFedries via TKO – Round 1, 1:44
- Thiago Tavares def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision
- Nate Diaz def. Alvin Robinson via submission – Round 1, 3:39
- Kurt Pellegrino def. Alberto Crane via TKO – Round 2, 1:55
- Gray Maynard def. Dennis Siver via unanimous decision
- Jeremy Stephens def. Cole Miller via TKO – Round 2, 4:44
- Corey Hill def. Joe Veres via TKO – Round 2, 0:37
- Matt Wiman def. Justin Buchholz via submission – Round 1, 2:56
Mike Swick def. Josh Burkman via majority decision
Round 1: Swick circles but Burkman makes the first move and charges, pinning Swick against the fence. Burkman works knees in the clinch but they aren’t active enough and are separated and restarted. Burkman and Swick both miss and Burkman shoots in and clinches again. Now it’s Swick with the knees in the clinch. Swick gets in position for a guillotine and Burkman throws him to the ground but they’re immediately standing and then restarted. Burkman with a nice body shot. Alternating kicks from Swick. Big left hook by Burkman. Burkman just misses a roundhouse kick. They lockup again. Swick lands several more good knees. Swick defends the takedown attempts well eventually working away from the fence as the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Burkman.
Round 2: Burkman again comes out with the roundhouse but it fails to connect. Swick locks him up against the cage. They’re quickly separated. Big high kick by Swick and Burkman is stunned. Swick allows him to recover and Burkman comes back swinging eventually clinching against the fence. They’re separated again. Swick lands a nice combo. Back kick by Swick lands on the body. He follows with two more good kicks. Stiff jab by Swick connects. They clinch again but neither fighter can get any offense going in the position and they’re again split up. Swick continues to defend Burkman’s takedown attempts and lands a good knee to end the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores th round 10-9 Swick.
Round 3: Burkman opens with another kick to start and it just misses. They clinch then are split up. Both fighters land big rights but Burkman again presses Swick to the fence. Good right by Swick lands as they separate. Swick lands a good leg kick followed by a knee. Swick connects with a solid combination. Burkman again comes in for another takedown attempt but Swick continues his stellar takedown defense. They’re split up again. Swick lands a good knee that could steal the round and possibly the fight. Burkman again rushes in during the final seconds and it’s Swick who looks for the takedown but he’s unsuccessful as the fight comes to a close. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9.
On our unoffical scorecard it’s 29-28 Swick though this fight could easily go either way.
Mike Swick defeats Josh Burkman via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29)
Patrick Cote def. Drew McFedries via TKO – Round 1
Round 1: McFedries and Cote thro big to start with McFedries connecting with several punches and good inside leg kicks. Cote lands a good right followed by a good leg kick. McFedries lands a big left but Cote immediately scores a series of punches that force McFedries to cover up and referee Herb Dean to step in and stop the fight.
Patrick Cote defeats Drew McFedries via TKO – Round 1, 1:44
Thiago Tavares def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision
Round 1: Tavares secures a quick takedown though Omigawa gets back to his feet only to get slammed back down. Omigawa is throwing elbows from the bottom and works and armbar. Tavares looks for an anklelock but it slips. He gets Omigawa’s back and secures both hooks. Omigawa defends the choke and is able to escape. After a brief scramble Tavares again takes Omigawa’s back but Omigawa is able to transition into Tavares’ guard. Omigawa finishes strong dropping several good punches and landing a few leg kicks to end the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Tavares.
Round 2: Tavares shoots constantly early but Omigawa defends early before taking Tavares into his guard. They quickly get back to their feet and Tavares again shoots for a single-leg but Omigawa stuffs it and clutches to Omigawa’s leg against the fence before giving up on the move to return to his feet. Solid kicks by Tavares. They trade punches that both find their target. Another kick by Tavares. Very little is landing for either fighter but Tavares is able to get the takedown. Omigawa maintains full-guard allowing Tavares to do very little on the ground. He pushes away and gets back to his feet but is met with a good knee by Tavares. Omigawa again finishes strong pushing the pace late in the round but it’s too little, too late this round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Tavares.
Round 3: Omigawa comes out swinging but it opens him up to a takedown from Tavares. They’re quickly back to his feet but they head to the ground once again. Omigawa controlling Tavare’s wrist allowing Tavares to do little. Both fighters are doing very little on the ground though Omigawa is able to flip Tavares over and postures up to land some decent shots. Omigawa attempts to take side-control but Tavares escapes. Omigawa remains on top before the referee stands them up in the final seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Tavares.
Thiago Tavares defeats Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Nate Diaz def. Alvin Robinson via submission – Round 1
Round 1: Diaz connects with an early combination before picking up Robinson and dropping him to the mat. Diaz works elbows from the top before Robinson attempts a guillotine from the bottom. They stand back up and Robinson locks in a deep guillotine. Diaz slams him to the ground and Robinson eventually gives up the attempt. Diaz immediately starts working again and moves to side-control. Diaz tries to mount and Robinson sweeps but Diaz is able to regain the mount. Robinson gets into the top position but Diaz is secures a triangle choke that forces Robinson to tap.
Nate Diaz defeats Nate Diaz via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:39
Kurt Pellegrino def. Alberto Crane via TKO – Round 2
Round 1: Crane opens up strong connecting with a kick that nearly ends the fight and works several submissions on the ground. Pellegrino, however, is able to escape them all and they return to their feet. Pellegrino shows superior standup for the remainder of the round connecting with a solid punch and knee before the opening round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Pellegrino.
Round 2: Crane shoots in for a takedown but Pellegrino clinches with his opponent to keep it standing. Crane continues to look to take the fight to the ground and is finally successful. He takes Pellegrino’s back but Pellegrino escapes and starts to land some punches. Crane covers up and Pellegrino continues the barrage until the referee steps in to stop the fight.
Kurt Pellegrino defeats Alberto Crane via TKO – Round 2, 1:55
Gray Maynard def. Dennis Siver via unanimous decision
Round 1: Both come out swinging from the start with Maynard connecting on a solid combo. Siver shoots for a takedown but Maynard comes out in Siver’s guard. Maynard starts to ground and pound for the better part of the round before taking Siver’s back and working several submissions late in the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Maynard.
Round 2: Siver appears cautious early in the second round working kicks and keeping his distance. He connects on a good combo and takes Maynard to the ground. After escaping an attempted triangle choke Siver takes Maynard’s back. They scramble and Siver ends up in Maynard’s guard where he lands several shots before being reversed onto his back. Maynard works ground and pound for the rest of the round leaving Siver with a cut under his eye in a round that could go either way. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Siver.
Round 3: Siver again tries to keep his distance but Maynard is able to take Siver to the ground and mount his opponent. Little lands as Siver is able to regain half-guard. He regains full guard and works some strikes from the bottom. Maynard is again able to pass guard but Siver escapes and the pair trade positions several times before the final bell sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Maynard.
Gray Maynard defeats Dennis Siver via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)Jeremy Stephens def. Cole Miller via TKO – Round 2
Round 1: Stephens connects first then stuffs a Miller takedown attempt. They clinch and Stephens secures a takedown to put Miller on the ground. It’s Miller though who takes advantage of the position working several submission attempts including a very good D’Arce choke that Stephens is able to escape. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Miller.
Round 2: Stephens lands several big shots early in the round that rock Miller. Stephens then picks up his opponent and takes him to the ground. Miller, now recovered from the early barrage, is able to scramble back to his feet and work a kimura. Stephens is able to get out of the move but Miller is immediately able to lock on an inverted triangle choke. Stephens is able to slam his way out of the attempt and then connects with several big punches that end the fight.
Jeremy Stephens defeats Cole Miller via TKO – Round 2, 4:44
Corey Hill def. Joe Veres via TKO – Round 2
Round 1: Veres looks for takedowns throughout the opening round but Hill is able to defend well and land several solid combinations during the attempts. Late in the first round Hill is able to take Veres’ back but loses the position and they return to their feet to finish out the frame. 10-9 Hill.
Round 2: Hill opens the second round with a right that drops Veres. Hill continues to land punches and Veres us unable to defend himself forcing a referee stoppage early in round two.
Corey Hill defeats Joe Veres via TKO – Round 2, 0:37
Matt Wiman def. Justin Buchholz via submission – Round 1
Round 1: Buchholz looks good early connecting on some early punches. The advantage was short-lived for Buchholz as Wiman took the fight to the ground , passed guard, and landed a good series of punches to his opponent’s face. Wiman is then able to take the back of Buchholz and sink in a fight-ending rear naked choke.
Matt Wiman defeats Justin Buchholz via submission (rear nake choke) – Round 1, 2:56