MMAFrenzy.com is your source for round-by-round coverage of UFC Fight Night 13 from the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The event was headlined by previous “The Ultimate Fighter” cast members Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon in a lightweight matchup to move up the 155-pound rankings.
The 12-bout event was broadcast on Spike TV as a special three-hour live broadcast with the debut episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 7″ premiering immediately following the conclusion of the event.
UFC Fight Night 13 Fight Card
- Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon
- Thiago Alves vs. Karo Parisyan
- Matt Hamill vs. Tim Boetsch
- Kurt Pellegrino vs. Nate Diaz
- James Irvin vs. Houston Alexander
- Gray Maynard vs. Frank Edgar (swing bout)
- Josh Neer vs. Din Thomas
- Ryan Roberts vs. Marcus Aurelio
- Jeff Cox vs. Manny Gamburyan
- Samy Schiavo vs. Clay Guida
- Roman Mitichyan vs. George Sotiropoulos
- Anthony Johnson vs. Tommy Speer
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- Kenny Florian def. Joe Lauzon via TKO – Round 2, 3:28
- Gray Maynard defeats Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision
- Thiago Alves def. Karo Parisyan via TKO – Round 2, 0:34
- Matt Hamill def. Tim Boetsch via TKO – Round 2, 1:25
- Nate Diaz def. Kurt Pellegrino via submission – Round 2, 3:06
- James Irvin def. Houston Alexander via KO – Round 1, 0:08
- Josh Neer def. Din Thomas via unanimous decision
- Marcus Aurelio def. Ryan Roberts via submission – Round 1, 0:16
- Manny Gamburyan def. Jeff Cox via submission – Round 1, 1:21
- Clay Guida def. Samy Schiavo via TKO – Round 1, 4:15
- George Sotiropoulos def. Roman Mitichyan via TKO – Round 2, 2:24
- Anthony Johnson def. Tommy Speer via KO – Round 1, 0:51
Kenny Florian def. Joe Lauzon via TKO – Round 2, 3:28
Round 1 – Lauzon is pushing the pace early before Florian lands a good inside leg kick as Lauzon shoots in. Lauzon takes Florian down but Florian cuts Lauzon with an elbow. The fight is halted as Florian is warned about shots to the back of the head and we’re back underway. Florian lands another good kick before they head back to the ground with Florian taking side control. Lauzon scrambles back up and takes Florian back to the ground. Lauzon passes guard into side control and lands some hammer fists. Florian regains half-guard but Lauzon’s pressure continues with more ground and pound and an attempted heel hook but Florian escapes back to his feet. Florian gets control of Lauzon and drags him to the ground but Lauzon is in top position. He works another heel hook late but it’s unsuccessful and Florian closes the round out with a flurry of punches. MMAFrenzy.com scores the close round 10-9 Lauzon.
Round 2 – Kicks from Florian to open the round followed by some solid punches. Florian secures a takedown and quickly passes to mount where he starts dropping shots. After a series of punches and elbows Lauzon is able to scramble back to half guard but Florian again attains the mount and drops punch after punch onto Lauzon’s head. Lauzon is unable to escape and after a final barrage of strikes the referee stops the bout declaring Florian the TKO winner at 3:28.
Gray Maynard def. Frank Edgar via unanimous decision
Round 1 – The fight stays standing early with the pair going back and forth with punches and kicks. Edgar seems to have crisper striking early on but Maynard comes on string midway through the round. Edgar comes back with a quick combo. Maynard has a minor cut near his eye. Edgar presses to look for the takedown but Maynard takes Edgar down instead. They go back to their feet but Maynard holds onto Edgar and pulls him back to the ground where he goes to work from his guard. Edgar again tries to scramble when Maynard postures up and this time he’s successful. Back on their feet there’s little offense as the opening round comes to a close. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Maynard.
Round 2 – The pace is faster to start round 2 as they again go back-and-forth with strikes. Maynard stuffs a takedown attempt and turns it into a takedown of his own. Edgar is able to return to his feet and connects with several strikes and a solid combo. Maynard lands a stiff one-two combo. Edgar presses for another takedown and this time he’s successful but he’s unable to keep Maynard on the ground and they are both back on their feet. Solid combo by Maynard finds its mark. Edgar counters with a combo of his own. Maynard with another takedown and looks to pass immediately but Edgar defends and looks for a kimura. Time runs out on the second round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Maynard.
Round 3 – Maynard connects and Edgar counters. Maynard shoots for a takedown but it’s stuffed and they trade positions before going back to their feet. Maynard looks for another takedown but Edgar defends the attempt and gets back to his feet before Maynard is able to slam him to the mat. Neither can do much against the cage and Edgar gets to his feet again before being tossed back to the ground. Edgar’s back up. Edgar connects with a good punch and elbow combo against the cage but they do little damage. He follows it up with another solid combo. Maynard presses and gets another takedown. He quickly moves into mount but Edgar controls his wrists and regains half-guard. Maynard postures up and Edgar looks to scramble but the fight remains on the ground and they tussle for position. Maynard keeps it on the ground to finish the up the final frame. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Maynard and the fight 30-27 Maynard.
Gray Maynard defeats Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Thiago Alves def. Karo Parisyan via TKO – Round 2, 0:34
Round 1 – Alves opens looking for leg kicks but Karo quickly secures a takedown in the opening seconds, landing in side control. Alves works him into half-guard and they go back to their feet clinched against the cage. They separate and trade solid punches and kicks back-and-forth. Karo shoots for a takedown and Alves stuffs it and they clinch briefly before separating. Back-and-forth strikes ensue again but no major damage has been done thus far. The gap closes and they lock up against the fence as the first round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Parisyan
Round 2 – Solid kick by Parisyan to open the round and they trade punches before Alves lands a knee that rocks Parisyan and sends him to the ground. Alves jumps on top and lands several punches before the referee halts the bout 34-seconds into the second round. Karo immediately returns to his feet in protest of the decision but it’s in the books as a TKO victory for Alves.
Matt Hamill def. Tim Boetsch via TKO – Round 2, 1:25
Round 1 – Boetsch connects early before Hamill gets an easy takedown. Hamill starts to work on some submissions while on the ground but they stall and the ref stands them back up. Back on their feet they go back and forth with strikes but Hamill steals the round 10-9 on the MMAFrenzy.com scorecard with the early takedown.
Round 2 – They trade to start the round and Hamill slips on an attempted kick but quickly gets back up. Boetsch seizes the opportunity and pushes the pace but it’s Hamill who gains the better position and starts reigning down punches. Pressed against the cage, Boetsch is unable to defend himself from the barrage and the referee stops the fight at 1:25 of the second awarding Hamill the TKO victory.
Nate Diaz def. Kurt Pellegrino via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:06
Round 1 – The bout quickly heads to the ground and Pellegrino takes Diaz’s back. They move to north-south and Pellegrino postures up to throw some punches. Diaz rolls back into half-guard then into full-guard. Pellegrino is able to posture up and land some solid punches before moving to side control where he lands a string of punches that cuts Diaz. Diaz, however, is able to regain his guard temporarily and they go back-and-forth before finally standing back up. They clinch against the fence and separate to trade punches just before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Pellegrino.
Round 2 – They stand up early but Pellegrino gets a quick takedown. Pellegrino remains in Diaz’s guard and drops elbows on Diaz’s head before working to pass. Diaz works to a better position and looks for submissions before returning to their. Pellegrino gets a big takedown but Diaz secures a triangle choke submission that forces Pellegrino to tap at the 3:06 mark of the second round.
James Irvin def. Houston Alexander via KO – Round 1, 0:08
Round 1 – With the first punch of the bout Irvin connects with a right-handed superman punch and drops Alexander. Irvin lands several more shots after Houston hits the mat and the referee steps in and stops the fight. Houston protests the stoppage but the 8-second knockout stands and ties the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history.
Josh Neer def. Din Thomas via unanimous decision
Round 1 - Neer and Thomas engage in extended standup to start the fight and Neer appears to get the best of the early exchanges. Thomas eventually counters with some strikes of his own midway through the round but Neer gets a takedown and works ground and pound before Thomas gets back to his feet. Thomas counters with a takedown of his own but is unable to do any damage before the opening round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Neer.
Round 2 - A flurry of strikes to open round 2 with Thomas getting the better of the early exchange. Thomas next secures a takedown and looks for a submission but he is unable to find one and they return to their feet. Neer returns the favor and takes Thomas to the mat and works strikes and elbows to finish up the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Neer.
Round 3 – Neer works kicks early in the final frame before the fight heads to the ground. Neer, in top position, connects with some good ground and pound that opens up a cut on Thomas. After a brief hiatus to have the cut checked the fight resumes and Neer forces Thomas back to his feet where he connects with more leg kicks. Neer again takes Thomas to the ground where the ground and pound attack continues for the remainder of the fight. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Neer and the fight 30-27 in Neer’s favor.
Josh Neer defeats Din Thomas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marcus Aurelio def. Ryan Roberts via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:16
Round 1 – Aurelio drops Roberts early with a hard punch and immediately secures an armbar to force Roberts to tap out after just 16-seconds.
Manny Gamburyan def. Jeff Cox via submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 1:21
Round 1 – Gamburyan is stuffed on an early takedown and the fighters clinch against the cage. Gamburyan eventually secures the takedown and locks in a fight-ending guillotine submission that forces Cox to tap 1-minute 21-seconds into the first.
Clay Guida def. Samy Schiavo via TKO – Round 1, 4:15
Round 1 – Schiavo throws strikes early in the round, eventually connecting with a solid combination that Guida used to secure a takedown. Guida is quickly into full mount and drops punch after punch on his opponent to force the referee to step in at 4:15 of the opening round.
George Sotiropoulos def. Roman Mitichyan via TKO – Round 2, 2:24
Round 1 – Sotiropoulos scores an early takedown and transitions to the back of Mitichyan. He attempts several rear naked chokes from the position but Mitichyan is able to defend the choke and eventually reverse into the top position. Sotiropoulos attempts an armbar as the first round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Sotiropoulos.
Round 2 – Sotiropoulos again gets a takedown and takes side control before moving into a full mount. He reigns down punches from the position and the referee steps in to stop the fight, declaring Sotiropoulos the winner via technical knockout at 2:24 of round 2.
Anthony Johnson def. Tommy Speer via KO – Round 1, 0:51
Round 1 – Johnson attacks quickly with kicks and punches that rock Speer and send him to the canvas. He returns to his feet but Johnson again connects with a combination of strikes that knocks Speer out and the fight is stopped after just 51-seconds.