MMAFrenzy’s live coverage of UFC 162 kicks off with our recaps of tonight’s Facebook preliminary action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the opening bouts of the evening, Brian Melancon and Mike Pierce would notch wins in Vegas.
Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage of tonight’s UFC 162 fight card including recaps, play-by-play, and more.
Melancon Blasts Baczynski
Brian Melancon was determined to make an impression when he stepped into the Octagon for the first time tonight in Las Vegas and he certainly did that against a solid veteran in Seth Baczynski. Melancon was clearly in control tonight as he battered his opponent in the standup and on the ground. The fight came to a violent conclusion with a second remaining in the opening frame as Melancon connected on a vicious punch on the grounded Baczynski. Melancon improves to 7-2 with tonight’s victory.
Pierce Drops Mitchell
Mike Pierce got the UFC 162 card off to a solid start with a solid knockout of David Mitchell. The Sports Lab Fight Team member ground out the the majority of the fight in the clinch against the cage but it all served a purpose as it appeared to lull Mitchell to complacency. Pierce would connect with short but powerful left hook that sent Mitchell reeling to the canvas. Pierce quickly put him away to pick up his fourth straight victory in the Octagon.
UFC 162 Quick Results:
- Brian Melancon def. Seth Baczynski via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of Round 1
- Mike Pierce def. David Mitchell via TKO (punches) at 2:55 of Round 2
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