MAIN CARD (FX) 9 PM EST
Martin Kampmann vs. Thiago Alves
Round 1 – Herb Dean is our official for tonight’s main event. Touch of gloves and we are off. Nice combo by Alves punctuated by a hard leg kick. Nice flurry of punches from Kampmann. Kampmann drops on a single leg and get’s Alves down briefly but he can’t keep him there. Kampmann drills Alves with a front kick to the chin and grabs a thai clinch. Kampmann unloads on Alves along the fence and gets the Brazilian down and works for punches before going for a choke. Alves breaks free and we’re back on our feet. Kampmann gets the clinch and tries for a trip but has no leverage and Alves uses a cross-knee pick to takedown Kampmann. Alves pounds on Kampmann for a bit before advancing to mount by using a headlock. Alves is postured down and is landing hard shots to Kampmann. Kampmann keeps trying to work free and eventually does as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Alves.
Round 2 – Kampmann shoots for a takedown and is blocked. Alves lands a nice a combo in retreat. Kampmann with a nice thai knee. Alves lands a hook in an exchange. Both fighters exchange in the center of the octagon with neither gaining an advantage. Kampmann with a takedown attempt against the fence but he cannot get it and we’re centered. Kampmann with another front kick attempt that misses this time. Nice right by Alves. Body kick from Kampmann is answered by a nice punch from ALves. Kampmann works a thai clinch and lands a hard knee. Kampmann shoots for a takedown as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores a close round 10-9 Kampmann.
Round 3 – Kampmann fires a jab and Alves lands a nasty combo. Nice Combo from Kampmann and Alves tries for a takedown. Kampmann defends and looks for a takedown of his own. Kampman with a nastyhook that starts off a strong combo from Kampmann. Kampmann drops for a failed single-leg before Alves can counter. Leg kick by Alves. Alves backs up against the cage and eats a wicked knee from Alves. Combo from Kampmann misses at the half-way mark of the third. Leg kick by Alves. Kampmann tries for a takedown and misses as Alves defends beautifully. Leg kick by Kampmann tis answered by a nasty combo by Alves and Alves goes for a double leg but Kampmann hits a sweeping guillotine and Alves is forced to tap with :48 left. Wow Kampmann was reeling before the takedown attempt and somehow kept his wits about him. Insane finish.
Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine) at 4:12 of Round 3
Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani
Round 1 – Fighters waste no time getting started. Nice legkick from Benavidez. Nice combo from Joe Benavidez. Nice body kick by Benavidez. A jumping body kick from Benavidez. Benavidez storms forward and is controlling the clinch along the cage. Benavidez attempts a Japanese Whizzer and can’t cover the hips so we’re back on our feet. Benavidez drops to a single with 2:00 left. Urushitani defends as well as he can but McCall finally gets him down and he advances to half-guard. Benavidez is using the cross face to control posture. Benavidez is now in full mount, Urushitani gives up his back and Joe is irking a choke it’s not under the chin though and Urushitani just waits out the the round in the position. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Benavidez.
Round 2 – Urushittani telegraphs a front kick and Benavidez explodes with a nasty right hook to start the round and Urushitani is crushed. Benavidez quickly pounces and pounds out Urushitani until the ref jumps in. Wow.
Joseph Benavidez defeats Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO (strikes) at 0:11 of Round 1
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall
Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re off in a historic inaugural flyweight bout. Both fighters exchange punches early with no advantage. McCall grabs a body lock and grabs a crushing takedown. McCall controlling posture and dropping heavy shots. Johnson forces a scramble and reverses McCall briefly while eating a shot on the way out. Nice combo by both fighters. McCall with powerful knees after grabbing the clinch. Johnson goes for a headlock and McCall uses it for a takedown. McCall with some nice punches before Johnson escapes. McCall with a punch that jerks Johnson’s head back hard but he stays up. Johnson with another takedown attempt that’s stuffed but he lands a nice punch on the way out.. Power combination from McCall and Johnson drops for a shot along the cage. McCall fights it off. Amazing round ends with the fighters exchanging single punches, MMAFrenzy scores the first round 10-9 for “Uncle Creepy” McCall.
Round 2- Johnson lands a nice shot as McCall tries a leg sweep and he grabs McCall’s leg but eats several hard shots. Leg kick from McCall. Both fighters land hard shots in an intense exchange. Fighters separate and another intense exchange starts but McCall with an accidental low blow. Fighters touch gloves and we’re back. McCall blocks a headlock. Nice legkick from Johnson. Another brilliant exchange that McCall gets the better of. Johnson is setting up his charges with the jab but it’s been ineffective so far. Nice body kick by McCall. Hard shot lands that barely misses the cup and the fighters smile and touch gloves. They’re loving this fight. Johnson with a clinch and lands a few nice shots on Johnson. Amazing fight so far. McCall with a shot that clips Johnson and he lands a hard combo as he clinches along the cage. McCall hits a beautiful inside trip to an ankle pick takedown but he can’t hold it.
McCall gets clnched along the cage. Fighters separate as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores an extremely close round 10-9 McCall (20-18).
Round 3 – Cup shot from Johnson but the referee doesn’t stop it and McCall eats a hard combo as Johnson wisely takes advantage. Johnson cliches along the cage but McCall battles out with a blistering knee. McCall with a powerful takedown and he’s landing some nasty elbows from half guard. Johnson finally forces a scramble but eats several more shots on the way out. Johnson storms forward and McCall with a brilliant slide-by. McCall now has Johnson’s back and is raining down terror on Johnson. McCall takes the hooks out and lands a few more shots. Johnson escapes. nice frontkick by Johnson. McCall brilliantly times a double off a johnson advance and gets to mount after a beautiful scramble. McCall has full mount and gets back mount with 15 left. Phenomenal round for McCall there at the end. Ian McCall takes the round 10-8 and the fight 30-26. Horrible decision goes against McCall and he just leaves, should have at least seen a fourth round.
Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via majority decision (29-28, 29-29, 29-28)
Court McGee vs. Costa Philippou
Round 1 – John Sharp is our referee for tonight. Philippou circles on the edge while looking for openings. McGee charges and Philippou counters and evades. Philippou with a nice combo. McGee ducks for a shot and gets pummeled by Philippou. Another takedown attempt by McGee and this time Philippou slips but gets back to his feet quickly. Another nice combo from Philippou as McGee advances. McGee is landing one shot at a time so far while Philippou is landing nice combos. McGee keeps playing Philippou’s game with a minute left. McGee misses another takedown. Headkick attempt by McGee is blocked. McGee with another takedown attempt that gets closer but Philippou sprawl beautifully. Round ends with Philippou tripping over his feet after a nice shot from McGee. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Philippou.
Round 2 – Philippou is messing with his nose alot before round 2 starts, could possibly be broken. McGee advances and eats a combo from Philippou. McGee shoots again and is stopped but lands a nice punch on the way out. McGee throws and overhand shot that gets countered nicely by Philippou. McGee shoots again and is stuffed. McGee is looking for the power shots on every punch. Philippou stuffs another shot but gets caught in the clinch when he advances with a combo. McGee with some good body shots but Philippou escapes. Philippou batters McGee as he again shoots for a takedown. Philippou with another combo and McGee attempts a bad spinning elbow. Another takedown attempt misses and Philippou with another good combo as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Philippou (20-18).
Round 3 – Philippou with a nice combo that McGee lands a good shot at the end of. McGee lowers again for a shot and gets punched several times by McGee. McGee briefly catches Philippou along the cage but Philippou punches out. MCGee goes for a front kick and it lands on the cup of Philippou. McGee with a takedown attempt alon the cage and briefly gets him down but Philippou shoots back up and McGee grabs a guillotine but it’s no where close as Philippou throws him off. McGee with another shot and gets thrown away. McGee throws a spinning back heelkick that misses badly. McGee with another headkick that’s easily blocked. McGee with another takedown attempt with a minute left but Philippou again sprawls and uses the clinch to escape. McGee with another failed takedown attempt with :20 left. Philippou grabs a brief thai clinch and McGee tees off on his ribs. Very close round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 McGee but the fight to Philippou 29-28.
Costa Philippou def Court McGee via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
MAIN CARD (FX) 9 PM EST
- Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine) at 4:12 of Round 3
- Joseph Benavidez defeats Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO (strikes) at 0:11 of Round 1
- Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall via majority decision (29-28, 29-29, 29-28)
- Costa Philippou def Court McGee via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
- James Te Huna def. Aaron Rosa via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of Round 1
- Anthony Perosh def. Nick Penner via TKO (strikes) at 4:59 of Round 1
- Steven Siler def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
- Andrew Craig def. Kyle Noke via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
- T.J. Waldburger def. Jake Hecht via submission (armbar) at :55 of Round 1
- Daniel Pineda def. Mackens Semerzier via Submission (triangle armbar) at 2:05 of Round 1
Preliminary Card (Aired on Fuel Broadcast) 530 PM EST
- Shawn Jordan def. Oli Thompson via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of Round 2